FirstDown PlayBook Defensive Terminology


By FirstDown PlayBook on May 14, 2024
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As we talk to many coaches putting together their playbook manuals for fall camp, we have been asked about how to organize a terminology section. This is important for a football coach at any level but for a youth football coach it is critical. The FirstDown PlayBook Defensive Terminology is a great example of where to start.

In order to coach well, you must communicate well. It’s impossible to communicate without a language or something that defines your terminology. This is why FirstDown PlayBook has included a six page defensive terminology section for you.

The one and a half minute video below explains how important this section is and where you can find it. If you are a youth football coach this is essential. It does not matter if you are coaching a Pop Warner defense or your version of a youth football 6-2 defense or a youth football 5-3 defense in your USA Football league, this will help you.

The FirstDown PlayBook Defensive Terminology Section Gets You Started

When you tell a nine year old that they have B gap responsibility on your AYF 4-4 defense then that player has to know what a B gap is first. If you think you can communicate defensive responsibilities without a system, then you are really in trouble.

So as you begin to organize your defensive playbook, keep this in mind. If you are a youth football defensive coach, this part of your playbook is essential. Without it you will fail. Take a look below.

FirstDown PlayBook offers you 6 different defenses just like this Beast Beater. You should consider one or two of these for your Pop Warner defense. Tap on any one of the tiles below to visit the article describing that defense. After reading the article then go join FirstDown PlayBook and get busy coaching your Pop Warner team with the best football playbook available!