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.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Introduction and mission of this blog.

Welcome to Youth Football Weekly.

The purpose of this blog is to share and learn different ideas and philosophies dealing with youth football. This will include all ages from 5 & 6 year old flag kids, to 8 - 14 year old youth tackle teams, along with the young 14 - 17 year old boys and 18 year old soon to be men that play High School football. Weekly we will announce the football coach that we will interview. During the week we will collect questions from all the blogs members and any interested coaches. Once all the questions are collected we will submit 6 - 15 questions to the coach and once answered we will post the interview.. If you would like to write an article and post it on this site please shoot me an email to rob.olide at

As the owner of the blog I will also document and share my playbooks along with my offensive, defensive, special teams, and practice philosophy. To give you a brief idea of who I am and my background. My name is Coach Robert Olide and I have coached youth sports from ages 4 years old to 16 years old. Even though I have coached baseball, basketball, and fast pitch. My 1st love and passion has always been football and is the sport that I have coached the most. A lot of my ideas and coaching methods where learned from various coaches, books, videos, and through 8+ years of coaching experience. I have had the fortune to learn from very solid and very experienced coaches. Regular season record of the football teams I coached are 66 - 6 - 1, three undefeated seasons, coached on two youth super bowl games and two AYF National Bowl games. I was just a piece of the puzzle and am very thankful to Coach Mustane who gave me the opportunity and trusted me with his defense in my 2nd year of coaching, Coach M. Baumann, Coach C. Baumann, and Offensive guru Coach A. Clark for granting me an opportunity to join their staff and passing on the knowledge from their experiences.

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