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Goal Line Defense in Youth Football (Using the 6-3 Defense)

By Coach Martin | Football Defense

A goal line defensive formation in youth football has only one aim in mind — to prevent the offense from scoring a touchdown.

Ultimately, it would be great if they stopped the offense or forced a turnover, but even keeping them out of the end zone and forcing a field goal attempt would be considered a success.

Let’s take a closer look at the formation of a goal line defense in youth football and the responsibilities of each level of the defense.

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Tampa 2 Defense Football Coaching Guide (Includes Images)

By Coach Martin | Football Defense

The Tampa 2 defense is a formation that is named appropriately for a specific team’s approach to defense.

Much like the “46 Defense” was named after the stout defense of the 1985 Chicago Bears, the Tampa 2 defense was named after the defense that the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran in the late 1990s.

Tampa head coach Tony Dungy and defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin created what is now known as the Tampa 2 defense as a way to modify the traditional Cover 2 defense for the West Coast Offense.

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