Drills & Fundamentals

Drills & Fundamentals
FirstDown PlayBook consists of football coaches who have worked in the NFL for many years. We understand the importance of football drills & fundamentals. Yes, we have taken a different approach by starting with plays and schemes but there is an endgame. One that you will like. FirstDown PlayBook is adding Coaching Tools to your “Find a Play” area on the website. We are going to be filling you in with much more about this over the course of 2022. We just wanted to point it out to those of you who are becoming accustomed to the “Find a Play” dashboard. Coaching Tools is an area that will open up many areas for you and us on FirstDown PlayBook. This area will be used to branch out into tools that you need as a coach. We are now offering an area where you go to for offensive templates as well a defensive templates. This will also be an area where we begin to share drills by position with you. The reason we are mentioning this here os that from time to time we update you about this right here. The FirstDown PlayBook Drills & Fundamentals category will keep you updated on our position drill installs.
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....

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....

Coming: Football Drills & Fundamentals

Coming: Football Drills & Fundamentals

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 18, 2022

Time has come to launch the FirstDown PlayBook Football Drills & Fundamentals section. Now your drills are right inside of your playbook....

Why We Work

Why We Work

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 28, 2022

You're rolling out of bed this morning and there are a range of thoughts. Why we work might be one of them. Here's why....

Use 7on7 To Teach Receiver Speed Cuts

Use 7on7 To Teach Receiver Speed Cuts

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 20, 2022

As you get into the thick of your 7on7 season, teaching receiver speed cuts should be on, if not at the top of your checklist....

FDPB At The Brazilian Football Association Clinic

FDPB At The Brazilian Football Association Clinic

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 7, 2022

FirstDown PlayBook's Charlie Coiner spoke virtually at the Brazilian Football Association clinic this weekend. Great attendance!...

Buckeye Receiver Fundamentals Show Up On Tape

Buckeye Receiver Fundamentals Show Up On Tape

by FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 7, 2021

Ryan Day will be a happy coach today when he sees this. Ohio State's receiver fundamentals showed up in a big way yesterday against Nebraska....

Teaching Wrong Arm Fits In Youth Football

Teaching Wrong Arm Fits In Youth Football

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 25, 2021

Today we take a look at a video breaking down youth football wrong arm fits. You may notice that we didn't say wrong arm technique....

Introducing FirstDown PlayBook Coaching Tools

Introducing FirstDown PlayBook Coaching Tools

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 21, 2021

FirstDown PlayBook is adding Coaching Tools to your "Find a Play" area. This is going to open many doors to our football coaches!...

Kyle Fuller Says Tackling Is Not A Lost Art

Kyle Fuller Says Tackling Is Not A Lost Art

by will.cinelli on Jul 1, 2021

Fuller elects to go low here, driving his shoulder through the thigh of the runner while his arm wraps the inside leg....

Bears Roquan Smith Destroys This Screen

Bears Roquan Smith Destroys This Screen

by will.cinelli on Jun 24, 2021

Chicago's Roquan Smith is being sent on a blitz. But he quickly reads that the Panthers are running a screen....

Special Teams Clinic: Punt Return

Special Teams Clinic: Punt Return

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 8, 2021

I once worked with a very good NFL coach who described a lot of special teams as "one man whipping another man's ass." ...