Special Teams

Special Teams
We receive a lot of compliments about our Special Teams section on FirstDown PlayBook and it's not surprising. Oh we know that the Special Teams section is not why most coaches sign up but once the season gets going and the bullets start flying, that's when this comes in very handy. In fact we had one head coach who told us that his staff is using FirstDown PlayBook as reference tool and his offensive and defensive staffs really found it useful. Then he went on to say that in his opinion the real plus for his staff was the Special Teams section. This does not surprise us. During the thirty some years that I coached I would always visit with high school or college coaches in the off season and one common request was "Coach, do you have any good stuff on Special Teams?" I would always try to spend time on it but that's the problem. There is only so much time. That's what makes FirstDown PlayBook's Special Teams section so great. It is essentially a Special Teams clinic on your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Gamecocks Opening Kickoff Return For 100 Yards

Gamecocks Opening Kickoff Return For 100 Yards

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 24, 2022

Special teams plays are hard to draw up. However, we could not pass up the opportunity to show you this Gamecocks' opening kickoff return....

Punt Coverage Lane Replace

Punt Coverage Lane Replace

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 23, 2022

The transfer portal has almost guaranteed that special teams techniques like punt coverage lane replace would get lost in the shuffle....

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....

Long Snapping Basics

Long Snapping Basics

by Jack Wellenhofer on Jun 30, 2022

These are the basics of long snapping. It takes hundreds of repetitions to become proficient. However, quality over quantity is still supreme....

Special Teams Practice Script Solution

Special Teams Practice Script Solution

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 16, 2022

Having a special teams practice script is essential. Without it, you will spend most of your time yelling to the other end of the field....

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....

Create An Explosive Sky Kick Return

Create An Explosive Sky Kick Return

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 27, 2022

Your opponent knows you have a great returner. You know they are going to sky kick the ball. You have a decision to make...

Flip Fake Field Goal Vs 6-5 Distribution

Flip Fake Field Goal Vs 6-5 Distribution

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 15, 2022

This fake field goal can be called vs a 6-5 distribution and even a balanced alignment like you will see in this video. ...

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....

Attack Outside With This Kickoff Return

Attack Outside With This Kickoff Return

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 1, 2022

Kickoff return coaches are almost forced to move more players forward in the formation. That does not change the width of the field though....

Your Kickoff Return Formation

Your Kickoff Return Formation

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 17, 2022

When we ask the question, "What is your kickoff return formation?" We get that sideways look that says "What are you talking about?"...