Defense

Defense
Finding defensive football help on the web that can actually help you is a rare feat. At first glance it looks like there is an abundance of resources. Scratch beneath the surface and you find that there is nothing but the surface. Defense is rarely addressed correctly on the internet. The internet is a pretty easy place to coach football. There is no pressure to get your call in on time. You normally draw one play, defense or special teams scheme up and you do it vs a good look. Coaching on Friday nights and even at practice is not quite like that. Ask any experienced defensive coach and they will tell you getting lined up in a sound defense to all of the different formations is the biggest challenge. This is not to mention all of the trades, shifts and motions that offensive coordinators like to throw at you. When we draw up your FirstDown PlayBook defensive football help we try to keep all of this in mind. We take all of this into consideration when we design the FirstDown PlayBook varsity and youth defensive sections. We get great satisfaction when we show this to a high school or college defensive coordinator and their eyes light up.
Get Home With Nickel Knife Fire Zone 3

Get Home With Nickel Knife Fire Zone 3

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 19, 2022

We call this pressure Nickel Knife Fire Zone 3. It is one of over 57 different varsity defensive pressures in FirstDown PlayBook....

All 22 Tuesday: Saban’s Last Play Breakdown

All 22 Tuesday: Saban’s Last Play Breakdown

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 10, 2022

This is a great opportunity to use a detailed play drawing to diagram Nick Saban's last play breakdown vs Texas A&M Saturday night....

Youth Football Pressure To Unbalanced Sets

Youth Football Pressure To Unbalanced Sets

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 7, 2022

Adjusting to oddball formations does not have to be confined to one adjustment. Here's a case for youth pressure vs unbalanced formations...

Bucs Roll Up To Cover 3 For Pick 6

Bucs Roll Up To Cover 3 For Pick 6

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 19, 2022

When Tampa Bay rolled up to a cover 3 look vs Jameis Winston on Sunday, we promise you that he never saw it happening....

FirstDown PlayBook Coaching Notes Templates

FirstDown PlayBook Coaching Notes Templates

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 17, 2022

Most coaches hate to type and we thought of that when we designed the FirstDown PlayBook coaching notes templates feature....

Beast Beaters Adjustment To Flank Alignment

Beast Beaters Adjustment To Flank Alignment

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 1, 2022

FirstDown PlayBook builds on our youth football Beast Beaters defense. This adjustment will help you vs the Beast offense flank adjustmen...

Youth Football 5-3 Defense Changeup

Youth Football 5-3 Defense Changeup

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 11, 2022

We are going to look at a youth football 5-3 defense changeup. It should be considered only after your defense has the base down pat first....

Football Drills Now Live On FirstDown PlayBook

Football Drills Now Live On FirstDown PlayBook

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 10, 2022

Football drills are now live on FirstDown PlayBook. This is an important early step for you, the coach and FirstDown PlayBook....

3 Reasons To Script Your Practices Now

3 Reasons To Script Your Practices Now

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 5, 2022

Today we want to look at 3 reasons why you should script your practices now instead of waiting until you report to practice....

Coaches Community Website Gets A Facelift

Coaches Community Website Gets A Facelift

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 3, 2022

Over the past ten years the Coaches Community site has become an essential tool for FirstDown PlayBook allowing us to share information....

New! Text Wristband Sheets

New! Text Wristband Sheets

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 9, 2022

We were about to wrap up the year when someone in the room stuck their hand up and said "Hey what about text wristband sheets?"...

New! Practice Scripts & Cards Made Easy

New! Practice Scripts & Cards Made Easy

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 8, 2022

The new FirstDown PlayBook Practice Scripts tool improves how football coaches prepare their practice cards and scripts....