Hey Coaches is the 4-2-5 a good simple but effective defense to use on the Pee Wee level. I've used it in High school or should i use the 4-4 stack for 11 & 12 year olds. The head coach want a 4-man front i want to keep it super simple Thanks!
Post by Coach Campbell on Apr 30, 2013 10:42:40 GMT
Coach indeed it is a good run stopper and allows you to cover the passing game with potentially 7 defenders. The 4.2.5 is actually the old 6.2.3 which was used to stop the running game. It evolved to the 4.2.5 when offenses became more spread and pass oriented. Coach Campbell
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The 4-2-5 & 4-4 (which we have run since 1985) are nothing more than a 6-2 with the outside people OFF the ball some. Va Tech does this, & with an "UP" call they move onto thew ball & you are now in a 6-2 (SIMPLE). 6-2 is the BEST choice fot youth (all the way down to "dfiapers").
ADVANTAGES of 4-2-5 (AKA 4-4)
1. IT IS A BALANCED DEFENSE WITH 4 PLAYERS TO EACH SIDE THUS MAKING IT MUCH EASIER TO ADJUST TO ANY OFFENSIVE FORMATION OR MOTION.
2. WE FEEL WE NEED 4 MEN ON EACH SIDE OF THE BALL TO STOP OPTION OFFENSES.
3. IT LIMITS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PRACTICALLY ALL SPLIT-END OFFENSES.
4. IT LIMITS THE OFF-TACKLE PLAY BECAUSE IT TAKES AWAY THE DOUBLE TEAM BLOCK.
5. IT IS A GREAT CONTAIN DEFENSE WITH OLB's IN A "TRUE END" POSITION.
6. IT HELPS LIMIT THE INSIDE OFFENSE BECAUSE THEY HAVE JUST 3 MEN IN EFFECTIVE POSITION TO BLOCK YOUR 4 IN THE MIDDLE - THUS FORCING TEAMS TO RUN OUTSIDE WHERE THEY HAVE A ONE-ON-ONE BLOCKING SCHEME.
7. NO DEFENSIVE PLAYER HAS OVER ONE GAP AS HIS RESPONSIBILITY.
8. IT GIVES YOU A BETTER PASS RUSH, AND, STUNTING PACKAGE BY ALLOWING YOU TO SEND 4 PLAYERS TO EITHER SIDE.
9. WE ARE ABLE TO PLAY EVERY PASS COVERAGE THE 4 DEEP TEAMS PLAY.