Twins Fly


Twins Fly is deep passing play for flag football. Its best used after you have established a strong running game and successful short passing offense.

In this flag football play the offense lines up using the Twins Formation – that is 2 wide receivers (A, B) line up to the far right near the sideline, standing fairly close to each other. Receiver (D) is the sole receiver on the left side and should pull single coverage from the defense. The quarterback (Q) is under center (C) and the running back (R) is lined up behind the quarterback and slightly to the side opposite from where the wide outs are lined up, standing about 3-4 yards deep.

At the snap of the ball the wide receivers (B) & (D) along with the center (C) all take-off running deep fly pattens. The running back (R) will move to the left flat and the remaining receiver (A) will cut inside, going behind receiver (B), and run a short passing route parallel to the line a scrimmage (R) and (A) are the short “dump-off” options for the quarterback.

The intent of this play is to overload the deep portion of the field. Force the safety to commit to a side then throw to an open receiver on the opposite portion of the field. Against Man-To-Man coverage look for speed mismatches where your receiver can simply beat the coverage down field.

Remember to mix things up and try to confuse the defense by utilizing a quick hand-off up the middle or a pass to the short receiver (A) coming over the middle (particularly of the defense is drawn deep by the fly routes). Work in pump-fakes and fake hand-offs to “freeze” the defense or force a hesitation in the reaction of the defensive backs to your receivers sprinting down field.

See this play in action: