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.
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....

Youth Football Slant Technique

Youth Football Slant Technique

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 3, 2022

When calling a youth football slant technique It is important that you teach your players that they still have to read the blocking scheme. ...

Your Formations & Defenses Are Already Drawn

Your Formations & Defenses Are Already Drawn

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 2, 2022

You can now go into FirstDown PlayBook and find Community formations and defenses then save them in your Template area. ...

3 Things To Teach Youth Football Linebackers

3 Things To Teach Youth Football Linebackers

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 23, 2022

When you are coaching youth football linebackers it can be easy to skip vital parts of playing the position. This is a huge mistake....

3 Reasons To Use Jam Technique On Receivers

3 Reasons To Use Jam Technique On Receivers

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 10, 2022

Once your defensive backs use the jam technique and it disrupts a release or two, you will see the receiver frustration start setting in....

Unbalanced Formations Made Easy

Unbalanced Formations Made Easy

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 9, 2022

Unbalanced formations can be tricky. They are tricky because they return you to the roots of the game of football. ...

Peel Pressure Let’s You “Cheat”

Peel Pressure Let’s You “Cheat”

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 7, 2022

There are details with a peel pressure that must be coached well or you will have the offense's best player with the ball running free....

Texas Wesleyan On “Why FirstDown PlayBook”

Texas Wesleyan On “Why FirstDown PlayBook”

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 3, 2022

We like to step back every now and then and let coaches tell you what they think of us. Texas Wesleyan's Fran Johnson has the floor....

Youth Football Man Coverage Tips

Youth Football Man Coverage Tips

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 30, 2022

You can break youth football man coverage down into counting to 1-2-3. That is after you teach your team about what makes a player eligible....

Bring Pressure To The Protection Back

Bring Pressure To The Protection Back

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 28, 2022

Once you figure out which way the center is turning this pressure to the protection back is easier to arrive at than you might think....

Youth Football Green Dog?

Youth Football Green Dog?

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 10, 2022

Youth football green dogs are not common. Most coaches do not want to overload their young players but this might be a case for one....

Flag Pulling Drills The Patriots Way

Flag Pulling Drills The Patriots Way

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 9, 2022

If you ask us pulling a flag just might be harder than making a physical tackle on a ball carrier...