There are various stunt football plays that are totally lawful and moral to run in youth football. There are others that are not lawful, yet we actually see them now and again at both the adolescent and High School levels.

One unlawful football play that has reappeared the most recent couple of year is the old “Where”s the Tee” or “Wrong Ball” plays. These are plays where the quarterback hollers out to the safeguard that “we have some unacceptable ball, I need an alternate ball” or “Where’s the Tee, We need a Tee”. Meanwhile the middle places the football in the quarterbacks hands and the quarterback gradually strolls off the field pretending he is supplanting the ball. The wide range of various hostile players behave like nothing is going on, yet once the protection lets down its watchman, the quarterback is high-tailing it. In the “Where’s the Tee” adaptation of this football play, as the QB takes off to the sidelines to as far as anyone knows get a tee that he has probably neglected, the ball is snapped and another player takes off with the ball. Much of the time with both of these football plays, the sideline is in on it and the “mentor” is at the sidelines with a ball or tee as well as hollering for the QB to change out the ball or “come get the tee”.

In addition to the fact that it is Bush League it is an unlawful football play.

Any activity or verbiage used to trick the safeguard into imagining that the ball isn’t going to turn out to be live is an UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALTY, 15 yards.

This is the old “Where’s the Tee” play that was made unlawful numerous moons prior.

Essentially all Youth Football Leagues use Federation High School Rules with a couple of exemptions of “Extraordinary Rules” that they all make extremely obvious to their groups regularly in a smaller than usual standard manual.


This manual covers exemptions for the High School Rules as it were. Unsportsmanlike Conduct isn’t one of the exemptions and is canvassed in the Federation Rule Book under 9.5.1b. Once more, Any activity or verbiage used to delude the protection into imagining that the ball isn’t going to turn out to be live is unlawful. Behaving like you need another ball or have some unacceptable ball or are feeling the loss of the kicking tee are for the most part illicit under this standard if the ball is snapped during said baloney.

There are a lot of approaches to contend in youth football and for approximately, a stunt play is something they like to place in. I’m not a major devotee to deceive plays, we are going to key you to death and I don’t care for taking practice time to consummate stunt plays. I do anyway prefer to place in one stunt play later in the year just to keep the players consideration and keep them inspired by middle of the season. We infrequently run it to acquire advantage, yet as an award to the children, regularly as an additional point play when we are up a score or two.

We do rehearse against the above illicit play in our cautious walk throughs and fit and freeze. In any case, luckily we presently can’t seem to see it in 15 years of instructing.

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