Contributors

Contributors
FirstDown PlayBook opens up our vast network of professionals so that you can benefit from their experience. Our contributors come from several different backgrounds. The great thing about this page is that we can archive them so that you always have them at your fingertips. You will find help with being a sports parent, mental training and even help with strength and conditioning for your young football player. There is a lot more that goes into being a football parent or coach than the X' and O's. This page will offer you a home for quick tips about how to lift your young player when they are down. It will also help you with tempering the enthusiasm as they find success. So we are exciting to have this contributor page up and running for you. We also want you to know that if you feel that you have something to offer, please let us know!
Strength & Conditioning For Kickers

Strength & Conditioning For Kickers

by Taylor Mehlhaff on Apr 3, 2021

We don't spend enough time talking about the specialists on your team. Here are some things to be considering this time of year....

All 22 Tuesday Features Arizona Christian & Higuera’s Big Leg

All 22 Tuesday Features Arizona Christian & Higuera’s Big Leg

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 30, 2021

Congratulations to Higuera and the Arizona Christian Firestorm, ranked 14th this week In the FirstDown PlayBook NAIA Football Top 25 Poll!...

DJ Jones Keeps’em Clean & That’s A Big Deal

DJ Jones Keeps’em Clean & That’s A Big Deal

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 25, 2021

If you're wondering what to get an inside linebacker for his birthday, allow us to suggest a really good nose tackle....

The Scouting Academy Looks At Chargers’ New Center, Corey Linsley

The Scouting Academy Looks At Chargers’ New Center, Corey Linsley

by will.cinelli on Mar 18, 2021

Welcome to the free agent edition of Teachtape Thursday! Let’s take a look at the Chargers’ new center, Corey Linsley....

Scheme Freezes The LB.  Rodger Saffold Does The Rest.

Scheme Freezes The LB. Rodger Saffold Does The Rest.

by will.cinelli on Mar 4, 2021

The intersection of talent and scheme is on display here with this Titan's creative outside zone scheme combined with Rodger Saffold's skill...

DaVon Hamilton’s Hands Are Valuable Tools

DaVon Hamilton’s Hands Are Valuable Tools

by will.cinelli on Feb 25, 2021

Good defensive linemen will have at least one hand fighting maneuver to employ and the elite like Davon Hamilton will normally have several....

Patrick Peterson Shows Recovery Skills Matter Too

Patrick Peterson Shows Recovery Skills Matter Too

by will.cinelli on Feb 18, 2021

"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth," goes the famous Mike Tyson quote. Good DB's understand how to recover....

Dalvin Tomlinson Owns a Very Busy Phone Booth.

Dalvin Tomlinson Owns a Very Busy Phone Booth.

by will.cinelli on Feb 11, 2021

To be an effective Defensive Lineman in the phone booth, you need the mental processing ability to read and react quickly. ...

Herbert Beginning To Quiet The “Experts”

Herbert Beginning To Quiet The “Experts”

by will.cinelli on Feb 4, 2021

For someone who got picked apart in the draft process, Justin Herbert displayed the ability to make some "wow" plays this year as a rookie....

Rodgers Creates Where There Is Nothing

Rodgers Creates Where There Is Nothing

by will.cinelli on Jan 28, 2021

Watch this rep here vs. the Rams. As Rodgers takes his drop, there aren't many great options for Rodgers to deliver the ball. His receivers are covered....

Wagner Lets His Eyes Take Him To The Ball

Wagner Lets His Eyes Take Him To The Ball

by will.cinelli on Jan 21, 2021

Bobby Wagner displays top-notch mental processing, quickly reading his keys and identifying the run scheme and where the run is designed to hit....

Titans’ Ben Jones Sees It & Stones It

Titans’ Ben Jones Sees It & Stones It

by will.cinelli on Jan 14, 2021

The best defense against exotic pressure schemes is a really smart and aware offensive linemen who can quickly process what's happening....