Youth Football Plays & Coaching

Youth Football Plays & Coaching

Coaching a youth football team is hard. It requires a lot of time before, during and after practice. FirstDown PlayBook™ understands that coaching youth football is about more than just plays. We know that the proper fundamentals and techniques must be taught to insure safety and success.

Fortunately, our Coaches Community site provides you with everything you need to get started. Check out some of our youth football coaching articles below, or head over to our Youth Football Play Library & Play Drawing & Software to quickly and easily find the best youth football plays for your team, and then edit them to your liking! (Our youth football plays were drawn by real NFL coaches, and include coaching notes and player assignments!)

So What Is Find A PlayBook?

So What Is Find A PlayBook?

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 17, 2024

You can find complete playbooks in the FirstDown PlayBook "Find A PlayBook" section. This is only going to keep growing over the years too....

Special Teams Technique Help Here

Special Teams Technique Help Here

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 15, 2024

Offering a football coach detailed special teams technique help is just one more way FirstDown PlayBook goes the extra mile for you....

Explosive Play Action Double Move

Explosive Play Action Double Move

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 13, 2024

If you want to create an explosive double move you may need to be thinking at least two plays ahead. Run then bootleg then explosive play....

Find A PlayBook Goes Live This Week

Find A PlayBook Goes Live This Week

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 10, 2024

The new Find a PlayBook section will be live on FirstDown PlayBook this week. Now coaches will be able to find complete editable playbooks....

Youth & Special Teams Football Clinic(s)

Youth & Special Teams Football Clinic(s)

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 6, 2024

It is football clinic season and the two groups who get ignored are special teams coaches and youth football coaches. Not anymore....

KISS. It’s A Football Drawing Tool.

KISS. It’s A Football Drawing Tool.

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 3, 2024

You would be amazed at the most basic things that you cannot do with other football drawing tools. A base block and curved line are examples....

Flag Football Curl Flat Read

Flag Football Curl Flat Read

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 25, 2024

The flag football curl flat concept stretches the defense horizontally and vertically. It is effective no matter what numbers you play with....

Spread Wing T Belly RPO

Spread Wing T Belly RPO

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 20, 2024

The Spread Wing T offense is showing up a lot more around the NFL. Here is how you can get editable play diagrams for your football playbook....

FirstDown PlayBook PlayGrids Explained

FirstDown PlayBook PlayGrids Explained

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 18, 2024

The FirstDown PlayBook PlayGrids are becoming a coach favorite as they realize how easy it is to create position manuals & playbook installs....

Easily Create Your Football Formations

Easily Create Your Football Formations

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 16, 2024

FirstDown PlayBook has taken all of the work out of creating an offensive playbook football formations section....

Annual AFCA Convention Thoughts

Annual AFCA Convention Thoughts

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 9, 2024

The 2024 AFCA convention provided us with several thoughts about the direction of football coaching including Nick Saban and young coaches. ...

Tight Formations Can Create Home Run Throws

Tight Formations Can Create Home Run Throws

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 4, 2024

Tight formations can force the defense to play the coverage you need if you prove you can run the football. ...