youth 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....

Punt Coverage Lane Replace

Punt Coverage Lane Replace

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 23, 2022

The transfer portal has almost guaranteed that special teams techniques like punt coverage lane replace would get lost in the shuffle....

Jet Sweep From 2 Back Slot Formation

Jet Sweep From 2 Back Slot Formation

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 12, 2022

The 2 Back Slot youth football formation offers you a lot of flexibility with your play calling that is hard to find in others...

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....

Youth Football Spread Offense? Who’s Your QB?

Youth Football Spread Offense? Who’s Your QB?

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 8, 2022

A Good Defense Will Expose A Youth Football Spread Offense If Your QB Can't Throw....

Youth Football Pressure To Unbalanced Sets

Youth Football Pressure To Unbalanced Sets

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 7, 2022

Adjusting to oddball formations does not have to be confined to one adjustment. Here's a case for youth pressure vs unbalanced formations...

Flag Football Route Tree & Others Easier To Find

Flag Football Route Tree & Others Easier To Find

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 29, 2022

For years coaches have given us input on how to make FirstDown PlayBook better. This is how we developed a flag football route tree....

Motion To Unbalanced Formation Edge

Motion To Unbalanced Formation Edge

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 26, 2022

An unbalanced formation can also force a defense to communicate. Especially when you motion to an unbalanced formation edge....

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. ...

Beast Beaters Adjustment To Flank Alignment

Beast Beaters Adjustment To Flank Alignment

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 1, 2022

FirstDown PlayBook builds on our youth football Beast Beaters defense. This adjustment will help you vs the Beast offense flank adjustmen...

Flag Football Jet Sweeps Should Be A Part Of Your Offense

Flag Football Jet Sweeps Should Be A Part Of Your Offense

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 31, 2022

One of the best ways to get the defense to play slower is with misdirection RPO's. This is one reason why you need flag football jet sweeps....

2 Back Slot Power (Protect Your Backside)

2 Back Slot Power (Protect Your Backside)

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 25, 2022

One common mistake in youth football is not blocking the backside of the play correctly. That is critical on this 2 Back Slot Power....