defensive coaching

Zone Read Beater: Zone Dog Pressure

Zone Read Beater: Zone Dog Pressure

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 30, 2024

The zone read can be a headache for defensive coordinators if the quarterback is comfortable. This zone dog pressure can help prevent that....

Invert Coverage As A Run Stopper

Invert Coverage As A Run Stopper

by FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 16, 2023

Invert coverage allows you to predetermine that a safety or both safeties will drop down in the box on the snap of the ball....

Oregon Short Yardage 4I Technique Pays Off

Oregon Short Yardage 4I Technique Pays Off

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 31, 2023

This Oregon short yardage defense is a great example of how one simple 4I technique can make all the difference in the world....

Buckeyes Defense Baits Penn State On 4th Down

Buckeyes Defense Baits Penn State On 4th Down

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 24, 2023

Let's get it out of the way early. The Ohio State Buckeyes defense is good and they are the core of this 2023 team...

Youth Football Defensive Line Slant Technique

Youth Football Defensive Line Slant Technique

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 21, 2023

Youth football defensive lines are often undersized and if that is your situation then you may need to incorporate the slant technique....

Pop Warner 6-2 Defense Cover 3

Pop Warner 6-2 Defense Cover 3

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 6, 2023

Can your Pop Warner team play a 6-2 defense with cover 3 behind it? Yes, but your youth football defense is going to cheat a little. ...

PAT/FG Block Effort Is Revealing

PAT/FG Block Effort Is Revealing

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 21, 2023

How hard does a defense play? Just watch them on PAT/FG Block. If they play hard on that special teams play then they play hard all the time....

Defensive End Hat Read Change Up

Defensive End Hat Read Change Up

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 18, 2023

You are coaching your youth football defensive end to get their eyes back inside vs an outside release but that's not enough. What Now?...

Youth Football  Pirate Stunt & More

Youth Football Pirate Stunt & More

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 17, 2023

A simple and effective youth football Pirate stunt is exactly what your Pop warner defense needs to stop the B gap run....

33 Nickel Knife Defensive Pressure

33 Nickel Knife Defensive Pressure

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 3, 2023

When you dial up a defensive pressure you had better have rules that are sound vs any formation that the offense comes out in....

Youth Football 6-2 Defense & More

Youth Football 6-2 Defense & More

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 19, 2023

The youth football 6-2 defense gives a coach the best chance to teach sound principles and technique to a Pop Warner aged team....

FirstDown PlayBook Lineman View

FirstDown PlayBook Lineman View

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 28, 2023

Offensive and defensive line coaches love to hide in their cave and draw blocking schemes. The FirstDown PlayBook Linemen View can help....