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We implemented the mighty Double Wing last year and had great success. We ran it again this year and ended up winning a championship. Over the past three years, we have competed in the same league, against the same kids, with the same coaches. The only variable were the teams kept less than 25% of the same kids from year to year.
Here are the facts:
- 2009 NO DOUBLE WING – 51 points scored; 140 points allowed (1-8-1 record)
- 2010 Double Wing installed – 149 points scored; 129 points allowed (5-4 record)
- 2011 Double Wing fine-tuned – 258 points scored; 116 points allowed (9-2 record – League Champions)!!
My advice to other coaches looking for an offense to install…run the Double Wing. Not only does it produce results, but every kid on your Offensive Line will receive a lot of coaching and have a meaningful role on your team. The blocking assignments can be difficult when your opponent has a sophisticated defense, but we found the majority of coaches have no idea how to stop it and just try to stack a hole or blitz LB’s in various gaps …which is exactly what we wanted. It was an exciting season and one I will not soon forget. It is very rare for a team out of Roswell to win a championship in this league so this was a "big deal" for a lot of people.
Coach Larry Bruce
We installed the double wing for our Middle School (7th & 8th). Not much experience since we are a very small military school (only 120 students enrolled). Our kids move around quite a bit. No problems installing the system but we simplified the blocking schemes due to a lack of quickness. The system worked perfectly! We had the most productive season this school has seen in 9 years! The other teams in our league were really impressed with our kids this year. The outside pitches really opened up the middle for the 32 and 33 traps. We had our longest plays up the middle. Our record was 2-4! This school had not won a game the previous 5 years and only 1 in the last 10 years. We scored more points in our 1st game than the team did all the previous year! The kids really loved the playbook and are really looking forward to the next season!
MSgt Gabreayl Harris
We installed the Double Wing for our 7 - 8&9 year olds. We ran the system and had our best season in five years (since I've been the Coach). No defenses gave us a problem but there were a couple games that we were overmatched in size and speed. The counter was our most successful play and towards the end of games we ran the trap & wedge with great success.
Of course we plan on running the Double Wing next season. Our bottom line was 6-3-0. One cancellation due to a freak early November snow storm or we probably would have been 7-3-0. All our losses came within the first four games while we were still working out the kinks. After that, we went 5-0 the rest of the way. We played in a Bowl game after the season against a team out of our league which was undefeated 8-0 and we beat them to finish up at 7-3-0.
By far our best season ever. We had other coaches from our organization who run a different version of the Double Wing asking us for plays. Our Commissioner of Football could not stop talking about how much he loved to watch us play. Our parents couldn't get enough either; and our boys had the most fun they have ever had. Most of them have been playing tackle football since they were 5 years old. My players, Coaches and I would like to say Thank You for a Great Playbook and for making our season a great success!
Suffern Midget Mounties
Head Coach - Mitey Mite Division
I coached our Senior Division comprised of 7th and 8th grade (12-14yr). We installed the Double wing for the first time this year. The players were all starting the system new but 70 percent of the team had 4 years plus experience playing football.
We took it very slow to start and ran two plays going into our first game. Made sure we did it right and had the blocking scheme down first and a good amount of depth on the line and in the backfield. We made sure we were detailed and comprehensive of all aspects.
The 4-4 gave us the most adjustments but we handled most counters to the offense pretty well. The power- both Wing Backs and QB were our most successful plays. Least successful play was probably the out counter pass, but all were very effective.
We will absolutely run the DW next season. We will be so much further along with the players coming back knowing our system. We finished 11-0 and scored over 600 points and were scored against for 64 points. We won our League Championship game 40-8. We also ran the 3-5 Defense which was very effective against pass and run. Thank you for your program. We used the base plays to get started (Power, Trap, and Counter). From there we incorporated a few additions into our base offense and made us very hard to stop. Thanks again. Watch some highlights on You Tube from this season.
Coach Bill Taylor
MTYAA Jr Football
Mountlake Terrace, WA
We installed the double wing for our 3rd and 4th grade team. Our kids had little to no experience. No problem installing or running the system and no defenses caused any problems for us. Our most successful play was the counter. Our least productive play was the wedge (we were not a big team at all). Our bottom line: 8-0. No playoffs at this level but we beat everyone in our conference.
Coach Roger Cummings
Hello Coach Johnson,
We had an absolutely terrific season this year with an 8-0-1 record. We started the season running a "Power-I" offense and got shellacked in our first practice game. We went to the Double Wing Offense afterwards and it worked wonders for us. We averaged between 5 and 6 touchdowns per game for our U8 team (7 and 8 year old). Comments from our opponents were: "What the heck kind of offense are you running," "We couldn't tell who had the ball," and "You're pulling linemen?," to name a few. We were absolutely unstoppable this year.
The kids learned these plays inside and out and knew them in their sleep. Come game time, the execution was there just like clockwork. We were successful at keeping the defense completely off balance at all times with the Double Wing. We had a small team, but we had a very fast team and the Double Wing worked extremely well for us and it will remain a part of our offensive package for many seasons to come. At our age group our league doesn't have a title playoff or championship, however, next year the kids will be in the older age group and will have an opportunity to participate in the league playoffs and championship within the county. Myself and other coaches can't wait until next season.
Bel Air, MD.
Last year we had a 0-10 record with a very small team. This season our team gained lots of big sized kids in our O-line. Our record so far is 2-0. What a change!! We are running your double wing offense. In 2 games we scored over 100 points .
W. Global Traders
How are you? When I last wrote you, we were 2-0. We finished the season with a record of 10-0 using the double wing on every offensive play. Unfortunately our season came to an end with a heartbreaking loss in the playoffs; but the kids had fun during the whole season .
W. Global Traders
We installed the double wing for our 11 - 12 year olds and started with a below average team this year. No problem installing the system; I'm very familiar with the double wing and single wing. I'm always looking to improve and your website looked and seemed honest and had some good info. No defenses gave us a real problem. Our most successful plays were the off-tackle play and the reverse but we do it with an inside hand-off from the QB. No least successful play. We move the ball depending on the defense. Yes, we plan to use the double wing next year. We ended the regular season at 8-2. We had 2 Playoff wins and lost in the Super Bowl to a superior team which we beat during the regular season. They did a good job defensively and just had more athletes than we did. We still moved the ball and scored 26 points on them.
Tate J. Whatley
We ran the double wing with our 11 yr. olds. No problems installing or running the system. GAM gave us some problems, but they were the best defensive team in the league. The 47 counter was our best play and we had problems running the reverse. We'll be running the double wing next year and adding the spread. We wound up the season at 8-2, Division Champs. Lost the last game 22-20 to go to the Super Bowl.
League City, TX
We ran the 26 and 47 pitch and counter from the DW playbook this year. As an assistant coach I could not install the entire playbook. The head coach was already sold on the wing t. However, when the opposing defenses shut us down off tackle, he always pulled out the DW pitch and counter with pulling g's and t's and it scored 9 out of 10 times we used it. I wish we would have stuck to what worked instead of using it in desperation.
I coached 9-10 year olds. We had 3 returning starters on offense, 2 of which were 9 and had moved up from 7/8's. No problem installing or running the system; everything went smoothly. I found we had problems running the ball when defense's would stack the line and load up the corners. We had an inexperienced small line and it made it tough for us to block some of those guys. I did have to get in the shotgun some to loosen up the D a bit, BUT we would always go back to the double wing. It was our "base" offense and what we ran 80% of our plays out of.
I personally loved the counter play. We would use the pitch sweep to set it up and then run this play a lot. It's a very effective quick play thats easy to run and hits quick. We ran this play a lot and it worked 90% of the time for good yardage. There was no 'least effective' play because they all work! Will we run the Double Wing next season? Absolutely!!! I love this offense and really think its a growing trend. Several high schools where I live in Alabama have already adopted this system, and I really wish my old high school would do the same.
This season was great! Our team lost only one regular season game all year and was able to make it through the playoffs to the final County Championship game. We lost the game to a much older and more experienced team. We still played them close but was just out manned 5 to 1. We had a very average team and played many teams that were a lot bigger and had a lot of depth. Our school is a small 4A school and was able to beat 2 large 5A schools. I know the double wing helped us win a lot of those close games.
I love it and wish more teams would run it. You see way too much of the spread crap that people think they have to run to be successful. Don't get me wrong, the spread is good for passing plays or to loosen up a D. But there's nothing like getting under center and being able to move the ball. The double wing is hands down more effective than running the SPREAD, I, ace, or pro set. I've ran it all and will most definitely stick with the double wing as our base O. I apreciate your system and maybe next year we'll be able to win it all.
We put in the Double Wing with our 8 year olds and had no problems installing or running it. We didn't encounter any defenses that gave us a problem. Not sure which was the most or least successful play because they all worked! Our bottom line: 13-0, County Champions!!
We ran the double wing for our Pee Wee's (ages 9-10). We had to run the system without pulling guards. The 47 counter was our best play and we had problems with the pass plays. We will absolutely run the Double Wing next year.
My squad finished 2-6. I however, coach Squirt, Pee Wee, and JV levels with the philosophy that all players will have a starting position, regardless of the minimum play time requirements. (This takes the “my kid didn’t get to play” argument away from the parents before the first game ever starts.) Our program doesn’t “stack” squads either...so what I get is what I get. I had 23 players on my roster this season and this system allowed me to place my talented youngsters at key positions that allow us to score. I am able to “hide” the less talented players at the End positions since the 3-Back is coming up to take the DE. Unfortunately, a few too many turnovers in close games cost us an above .500 season. I was able to get several kids into the end zone with this system......whereas in past years, the only TDs came from 2 or 3 players. I also ran this system in a no huddle offense with wrist coaches. It was quite a show for the parents to see their youngsters work like a machine.
I took over the offense for our 12 - 13 yr. olds in the latter part of the season and went 4-0. We out scored our opponents 68-6 in those four games. No problem installing and running the system. Our most successful plays were the Pitch and Reverse. I'll use the Double Wing if I coach again. Great offense for this age group.
Huntington Beach, CA
I am the President of the Osceola Youth Football Association. I have also coached a 5th and 6th grade team for the past seven years. I installed the DW three years ago and have not lost a game yet. At this level I don't think the DW can be beat in terms of scoring points and production.
New Richmond, WI
I'm running the double wing for the 2nd season and this year we have the #1 offense in our 4th grade league. Thru 6 games we've scored 194 points. Thank you!
My name is Mike McCants. I coach Pop Warner Mitey Mite football in Columbia SC... I bought your system back in June and put it in this season. Wow! My first year running it and we went undefeated 8-0. Total points scored was 236 to 54. I had 10 different kids score touchdowns. All I can say is thanks for putting this together!
Double Wing for 1st grade Flag 6/7 year olds.
I installed the double wing for spring flag and we went 8-0 and won the championship. We scored 24 points per game with a 20 minute continuous clock per half. Out of 34 offensive possessions, we scored 32 touchdowns. I'm a believer and will run this offense as I move up with my son. Thanks for putting the playbook together. Well worth the money.
380 Youth Sports Football
Did it again - fall flag 10-0. Avg 27 points per game. Won championship 33-6. 18-0 since installing your offense. 11-9 the 2 previous seasons running other offense. Here we come tackle football.
380 youth sports
Thanks for all your help. We clinched our first week victory with a 20-8 win!!! We went up against another team that ran the double wing but it was someone elses system with different blocking schemes than yours. They scored on us first, but we got the ball and just like you say, we pounded the opposition into submission. We dominated the entire game. I will have to say we did nothing fancy. We stuck to the 26 & 47 pitch and just broke open big yardage plays. But it really was the kids who did all the work. Coaching and play calling was simple. One thing I believe helped us is that our boys are in shape. We took extra time this year to get them in top condition to outlast our opponents. They just could not keep up with us.
I just wanted to update you on our season. We are playing this week to move on to the Regional Champion game for our area. We have made it to the semi finals!! I want you to know that my first year as head coach last year we went 2-7. This year we are 6-2. What a change! I believe it is your simple system that has helped us with this turnaround. Our league is only 4 years old and this is the first time a team has made it into the semi finals!!! We put in your system and followed it to the letter. The boys love running it and we love coaching it.
Coach Richie Perez,
We ran the double wing with our 12-13 year olds. We met a little resistance from other coaches and some parents. Our biggest problem was against bigger defenses in a 6-2. The 26 and 47 pitch was our best producing play. We probably scored 15-20 TDs on these plays. We finished @ 5-4 and made it to the playoffs. Our kids played exceptionally well the last 4 games of the season. We exceeded expectations given our lack of team speed and experience.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I coached 7, 8 & 9 yr. olds. This was my second year running this offense and first time using motion. Half of my players were new to the double wing. No team actually stopped us unless it was due to our own mistakes. A couple teams ran a wide 6-2 that slowed our off tackle play but we were able to make adjustments. The wedge, 26 / 47 counter and reverse were our most successful plays. Teams would stack the outside trying to stop our sweep. We finished the season at 5-3. I must admit that I got away just a bit from the blocking schemes and had one of my lowest scoring seasons. I will get back on track next season with your blocking scheme because when I changed back to your blocking, we won by 4 TDs and our production picked up!