USA Football: Offensive Back - Two-point Stance

Offensive backs may be asked to line up in a variety of stances prior to the snap of the ball.  Your stance should put you in the best position possible to accomplish your assignment in the offensive scheme.


The two-point stance is a stance that can be used by a tail back in most backfield formations. It is especially useful passing situations when you need to be more upright for pass protection purposes.


Start by assuming the breakdown position.  Be sure to bend at your ankles, knees and hips. Your back should be straight and shoulders square.


On a pass play, you will be in good position from the two-point stance to see the defensive alignment and locate the defensive player you are assigned to block prior to the snap of the ball.

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