Friday, December 5, 2008

8 Man Unbalanced Double Wing

Before we get into the playbook, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Coach Robert Olide and I've coach with the Downey Razorbacks since 2000 along with helping a couple of neighbor cities along the way. Every year except my first year I have coached 11 man tackle football and we have ran the Double Wing Offense either exclusively or 80% of the time. Through out my time I have coached under 3 great head coaches and learned from our OC's version of the Double Wing. The blocking concepts and series based plays are all inspired by his 11 man playbook and are modified by me to put together a playbook that will translate well to our 5, 6, & 7 year old 8 man full contact flag league. With the funky rules of no defensive line men can line up head up on the center or in the A gaps. Along with no running in the A gaps until center has cleared the middle and no 3 point stand for anyone but the center that is snapping the ball. It was a mission to get the core of the Double Wing and be able to come up with the correct blocking schemes. I was able to still keep the Power that the DW provides and the deception for a solid smash mouth ball control offense. I also added some varied formations that I learned from my studies of the wing-t and spread offenses.

For 8 man tackle coaches, I would only recommend you read my book as a starting point as the plays and blocking schemes should translate well, but the only tackle DW that I have coached is an 11 man DW. Again, this Unbalance 8 man DW was developed for the use of my 8 man full contact flag football 5,6 & 7 year old league and that is the only proof that it works that I have video on.

If you are an 8 man youth football tackle coach that would like to use my book. I would be honored to help you remotely to trouble shoot the playbook to make sure it works with your 8 man tackle team.

To get a copy of my book please email me with your name, league you coach at and level. I will email you the link to the download along with the password shortly after I read your email.


brian said...

i coach, i have been HC for 3 years.Running calandes DW.been very successfull,i love the DW.last year we fooled around with this formation alittle. x tgcgt x
x w Q w
we could run alot a lot DW plays.we wanted to mostly run out of this have any thoughts,seems to be 8 man football

brian said...

sorry formation did not work.
basically 2 guys spread left 1 spread right.we have tackles guards wings in same spot as normal double tight formation. no full back. we run superpower,wedge is huge ,counter,sweep,slant pass,
very tough to defend.any thoughts or plays out of this formation

robert said...

You mean this formation coach...


Ramon said...

Coach, I am going to be getting back to the Gridiron and am taking on my toughest coaching assignment yet, coaching at the FLAG level after many years. I have also ran the DW with Tackle teams,...can I have your 8 man DW play book?

DaMAine1 said...

Hi coach,

I run the single wing offense in 11man football but this year our organization is doing a 8 on 8 league as well. Could you forward me a copy of your 8 man DW playbook? It will help me make the transition much smoother. Keep up the great work!

PoliticalReset said...

My youth (K-6) league in Ohio will be getting into an 8-man tackle spring program this year. I would appreciate looking over your DW playbook. I used DW with 11-man and would be interested to see how you handle the line/blocking differences in 8-man.

Ron Durham

Ron Morrissey said...

Hi Coach,

I have been selected to coach our 5-7 year old 8 man tackle team.
I am not used to coaching such young players let alone 8 on 8 football. Can you please send me the info to obtain your DW playbook?
My email is rhpopwarnerpresident@gmail. com


Chris Ignaczak said...

Hi coach
I am looking to take my a 12 u team and play indoor football this spring. 8vs8 arena football. We are located in Maryland. Would like to get a copy of your play book. Thanks coach Chris

Jason Cline said...

Hey coach,
This will be my first year coaching a 8 man tackle football team. With the Orange Park Athletic Association. Play with the Northern Florida conferce spring football. My kids range from 5 to 8 yrs old. Tiny Mites. I am tring to find anything to use. I like the D wing but also looking for a spread. Do you have Defensive play books also? Any help is appreciated.

Jason Cline

Tvor11 said...

Hey coach,
I coach at the 5th and 6th grade level for 8 man tackle. I felt like my offense didn't capitalize on our players strengths. I'd really love to get a copy of your playbook. It would help a lot I think. Thanks


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Jovan Johnson said...

Hey Coach,

Could I get a copy of your "8 man unbalanced double wing playbook"? I'm really excited about trying it out. I coach the 5 & 6 year olds in the "OCJAAF" league, contact flag.

Thank you,

Coach Jay

David Bauer said...

Hey Coach,

I am coaching 5-6 year olds for the first year and would really be interested in your playbook.

My email is

Thank You

DS said...

Hey Coach,

I am a first year OC for an 8 man amateur football team in Israel, would love to get your playbook to see how it translates to my personnel. please send it over when you can.



Oscar Saldana said...

Hello Coach,

This in my 1st year coaching fb. I am coaching 5,6&7yr old 8man league. I could really use your help as I am the OC. We are in the PCC League. I look forward to hearing from you and would like to thank you in advance for any help.

Thank you

Robert Ceballos said...

Hi Coach,
My name is Robert Ceballos and im coaching for a san Gabriel Valley Jr All American Football League City Team (BOYLE HEIGHTS WOLFPACK)
Im recently coaching the flag division which are 6,7 and 8 year olds. hope to here back from you soon........

Robert Ceballos said...

Hi coach forgot to include my email address on the post i jst sent u right now.

Robert Ceballos

Hope to here back from you soon thank you

HT Foam said...

I am coaching youth tackle football for 9 to 11 year olds. Can I get a copy of your playbook.

my email is


Tony Romano said...

hello coach,

I am first year coach for an indoor 8 on 8 team up in Massachusetts. I would really appreciate taking a look at your book for assistance


Robert Taylor said...

Hey Coach. My name is Robert Taylor and I am coaching an 8 on 8 flag foot team. This is my first year. The ages are 5-6. I would really like to take a look at your book. My email address is:

Thanks and looking forward to your book!

Robert Taylor

Kenny Kappotis said...

Hello coach
I am very interested in your playbook I have been a dbl wng coach for many years for 11 man football tackle and have been aak to coach indoor 8 man tackle can you please send me your playbook thanks

Mik eIrving said...

Hi coach-- I am very interested in your playbook. we run the double wing out of the Pistol in the Fall and Ia m interested to seeing how that translates to 8 man indoor this year. I am a HC wight he Huntingtown Hurricanes in MD. Looking forward to checking it out!!

Mik eIrving said...

Hey Coach,

I am very interested in seeing your playbook. We run the DW out of Pistol in the Fall and are looking to translate that into 8 on 8 for indoor this Spring. Would like to see how you configured it. I am a HC in Huntingtown, MD. Looking forward to seeing what you have,

Coach Sanders said...

Coach, if you still follow these requests, I would like to see your 8 man double wing. I have coached the last 12 years at the high school level and 10 at the youth level running the single wing. Son is 7 and wants to play. 8 man flag league to start.

John Doe said...

Hello Coach. I am a HS coach from OK and I would greatly appreciate it if I could get a copy of your 8 Man playbook. I am taking over as OC for a team that is smaller than all the other teams in our district and from a little scouting all the other teams in our district are Power I do or die. I was a part of a Wing-T team in high school but that was long ago but I do remember how much I enjoyed gaining 5 yards a run because of how many people we had at the point of the attack. My email is and I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you

eee said...

Hey coach I would love a copy of your book. I am a first year coach out here in Texas in the TYFA league. please email me @

Kelly Hicks said...

Would love a copy of your book. Im starting to coach 8 man this fall in AZ. I could use some guidance.

Dustin Brewer said...

Hey coach, this is my first year coaching 8 vs 8 flag football consisted of 8-9-10 yr olds. I would love a copy of your of your DW wing playbook to help me out. Thank you.


Tony Bova said...

i would love a copy to check out Coaching a 8 man middle school team and could use more tips

tony bova

Tony Bova said...

i would love a copy to check out Coaching a 8 man middle school team and could use more tips

tony bova

Vincent Lee said...

Hello Coach. I am a HC for an 8 man football team. We run a direct snap offense and are looking to go under center, but keep our smash mouth approach. Can I get a copy of your playbook. Thanks.

Vincent Lee

kleink said...

Hey coach. I coach a 4th grade 8v8 tackle football team. Would love to see your playbook to throw some other plays in other than the basics.


olen appleton said...

Hey coach I am the head coach for a 5-6 year old tackle foot ball team in Oklahoma and would like to take a look at your plays.

olen appleton said...

Hey coach I am from Oklahoma and I coach a 5-6 year old 8man tackle football team. I would like to look at your plays to see where we differ.

Zul said...

Can anyone here send me an 8v8 playbook. I have a mighty mite age team. Thanks.

Peter Blaško said...

Hi, I am coach from Europe, we are playing 8 man tackle football, Could you send me your PB. Thanks a lot.

Mike ONeal said...

i am a youth 11u coach and would like to know if i could get a copy of the playbook. my email is