football coaching

Evaluating How Much Was Taught

Evaluating How Much Was Taught

by FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 9, 2022

When football coaches start evaluating a season it is often about evaluating how much was taught and how well....

Win or Lose… Football Coaches Work

Win or Lose… Football Coaches Work

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 9, 2022

Regardless of if we had the win of the season this weekend or a heartbreaking loss, as coaches we all do the same thing. We get back to work....

Are You Teaching Youth Football Life Lessons?

Are You Teaching Youth Football Life Lessons?

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 7, 2022

Your ability to teach youth football life lessons as you teach young people the game of football is the most powerful tool you possess. ...

“Correct Me Coach. Don’t Embarrass Me”

“Correct Me Coach. Don’t Embarrass Me”

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 26, 2022

To be a good football coach, you are constantly teaching, reinforcing and correcting. There are many ways to correct without belittling....

Spring Football: Good on Good

Spring Football: Good on Good

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 23, 2022

Spring football is an interesting time for a young coach. Then comes the fall and the reality of practice cards....

Any Football People Behind Your Football PlayBook?

Any Football People Behind Your Football PlayBook?

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 4, 2022

FirstDown PlayBook was created by coaches for coaches. Sounds like a common sense formula that is true in most places where you go to get football help right? Not so much. The reason we...

Communicating Man Vs Zone Coverage

Communicating Man Vs Zone Coverage

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 10, 2022

It is not enough to see the same thing. Your receiver should communicate man vs zone coverage to confirm the coverage to the quarterback....

Youth Football Wing T Jet Sweep

Youth Football Wing T Jet Sweep

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 6, 2022

There are many different formations to run it out of, but today we will introduce the jet sweep to you out of the youth football Wing T....

PAT Field Goal Snapping Cheat Sheet

PAT Field Goal Snapping Cheat Sheet

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 5, 2022

PAT and field goal snapping is one of the toughest and most under appreciated jobs in football. If you don't have one it can ruin your season....

Stop Re-Drawing Your Practice Cards

Stop Re-Drawing Your Practice Cards

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 4, 2022

The fact that some football coaches spend way too much time drawing practice cards is just...well, a fact. Some of it is self inflicted....

Does Your Off Season Workout Show Up On The Field?

Does Your Off Season Workout Show Up On The Field?

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 2, 2022

Ever been part of an off-season football workout and right after you finished you asked yourself, "What the hell did we just do there?...

Screens Are About Your Offensive Line

Screens Are About Your Offensive Line

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 27, 2022

Defenses are built to make life miserable for the guy taking the snap. Screens are an important weapon to have to offset this....