Straight power with complementary play action, followed by buck lateral and if the team was sharp, later some spinners. Of course, many guys swear by the spinner stuff. They run all their basic stuff off the spin.
The base Spin play can turn into 6 plays without much deviation at all. The snap to the QB (FB in traditional SW terms) results in:
1 - handoff to Tailback 2 - fake to TB and handoff to Wingback 3 - fake to TB, fake to WB, and QB full spin to dive. 4 - handoff to TB, who pulls up and throws ball. 5 - handoff to WB, who pulls up and throws ball. 6 - fake to TB, fake to WB, and QB steps back and throws ball.
I'd start with these and then add the Power and Buck Lateral series.
In fact, thinking about it a little makes me lean toward installing something even simpler on my youth team, namely the Yale formation. You can run any of your base plays out of it with two extra blockers at POA.
The Yale is an excellent formation for a youth squad, coach. Depending on the age group, the play-action pass can be a real weapon.
0 0 X 0 0 0 0 ...........0 0 0 ........0
We used this as a short-yardage, even a change-up set. The sweep left to the WB (last back in the up position) with the the other 2 upbacks lead blocking set up a killer sweep left-fake, QB roll right pass to the RE doing a 10-12 yard corner pattern.
Coaches, at what level of play are you running the SW? (Youth, Middle School, HS ? ) Just curious, as I ran it as a QB( blocking back) in 1956 in Jr. High . I used to love the buck lateral and the spinner series. I still run the base formation with dble tites on the goal line every now and then, usually run the buck lateral.
J.C. EASTON<BR>HEAD COACH<BR>GA TIGERS FOOTBALL<BR>PROFESSIONAL MINOR LEAGUE