Wing Formation Plays and Playbooks for youth football.
Also know as the "Wing-I Formation" the Wing Formation is a combination of the I Formation and the popular "flexbone" formation.
The wing formation is very popular at the youth level and works very well in combination with the I Formation as well as the Wing-T as most terminology is the same.
The major difference in the wing formation and the traditional I formation is the close split between the flanker and tight end, allowing the flanker to be a running back or wide receiver.
The Wing Formation in detail:
The wing formation is a pretty close relative of the I formation, in fact they are almost the same. However the wing does give a team with slighty slower than average running backs a fighting chance.
Because of the tight alignment of the flanker or "wing back" the wing formation is very capable of running power sweeps and off tackle plays. By utilizing the wing back more as a blocker than a wide receiver you can benefit from having an extra lead blocker.
Another rushing option is to utilize the wing back as a ball carrier on quick end arounds, with the fullback and tailback as lead blockers, this requires a good ball carrier at the wing back position.
You can also utilize the same type of power rushing plays that a traditional I formation has success with.
Pass options are slightly limited in the wing, as the wingback often gets tied up at the line of scrimmage due to alignment, however the tight end and split end are good pass targets off play action.