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!)

Your First Youth Football Play

Your First Youth Football Play

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 28, 2024

The first youth football play you install should be a simple play that gives your offense a chance for success but also teaches fundamentals....

You Never Lose Your PlayBook Work

You Never Lose Your PlayBook Work

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 14, 2024

Here is our FirstDown PlayBook pledge to you: As a coach, you will never lose your playbook work regardless of how long you are away....

Football Program Vertical Alignment

Football Program Vertical Alignment

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 7, 2024

There's a chance that your 2027 football state championship has already been decided by schools who use football program vertical alignment....

3-3-5 Defense In Find a PlayBook Soon

3-3-5 Defense In Find a PlayBook Soon

by FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 2, 2024

On April 15 FirstDown PlayBook will launch a 3-3-5 Defense playbook in your Find a PlayBook area. This short video gives you a sneak peek....

Youth Football Find A PlayBook

Youth Football Find A PlayBook

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 31, 2024

FirstDown PlayBook has now made life even easier for a busy parent with the addition of our Youth Football Find a PlayBook section....

7on7 Vertical Stretch With Answers

7on7 Vertical Stretch With Answers

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 28, 2024

There is a school of thought that says you build your passing game deep to short. This 7on7 vertical stretch is a good example....

How To Find & Edit Football Plays

How To Find & Edit Football Plays

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 26, 2024

The short story is that FirstDown PlayBook offers you over 35,000 football plays, defenses & special teams schemes that you can edit....

Flag Football Zone Defense Pros & Cons

Flag Football Zone Defense Pros & Cons

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 23, 2024

There are pros and cons to playing flag football zone defense. What is essential is that you understand where you are strong and weak....

5 Extra Things With a Full Team Membership

5 Extra Things With a Full Team Membership

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 19, 2024

Today we take a look at the 5 main differences in a FirstDown PlayBook Team membership and a Single User membership....

More Beast Offense Defensive Adjustments

More Beast Offense Defensive Adjustments

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 17, 2024

This Beast Beater slant is designed to offer you a changeup when defending the Pop Warner youth football Beast offense....

Spread Wing T Counter Vs Mugged Linebackers

Spread Wing T Counter Vs Mugged Linebackers

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 13, 2024

Good things happen when your offensive line understands how to block your Spread Wing T Counter against mugged linebackers....

Test Your Players With FirstDown PlayBook

Test Your Players With FirstDown PlayBook

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 27, 2024

Getting your starters and backups enough reps during the week is hard. You can easily test your players with FirstDown PlayBook....