youth football formations

3 Reasons To Run A Youth 2 Back Slot

3 Reasons To Run A Youth 2 Back Slot

by FirstDown PlayBook on May 1, 2021

This short video explains three ways that we think the 2 Back Slot youth football formation gets that done for you and much more!...

3 Bad Youth Football Offenses

3 Bad Youth Football Offenses

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 14, 2021

Three examples of offenses we think are bad for youth football and also things that might help you if you face them....

Youth Football Line Splits & Levels Matter Too

Youth Football Line Splits & Levels Matter Too

by FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 7, 2021

Making sure your offensive line understands splits and levels is a big time edge if you are coaching a youth football team....

The “Beast” Offense Is Bad For Youth Football

The “Beast” Offense Is Bad For Youth Football

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 13, 2021

We do not think the youth football "Beast' offense adds any value to our game. We think it is damaging to our game and even more so to the young players....

Youth Football Wing T Buck Sweep

Youth Football Wing T Buck Sweep

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 16, 2021

Let's take a look at one of our most popular youth football formations, the Wing T. The Buck Sweep is a staple play from this proven formation....

Complimentary Youth Football Plays

Complimentary Youth Football Plays

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 25, 2020

You can use the FirstDown PlayBook youth football tags to find complimentary plays that will confuse your opponent not your players....

Defend The Formation, Not The Field

Defend The Formation, Not The Field

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 4, 2020

Stop! Do not do this! It's bad. Make youth football offenses go sideline to sideline. Do not let them run the ball downhill on you...

You, Belichick & Saban

You, Belichick & Saban

by FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 2, 2020

Belichick and Saban are just like you. Neither one of them think they have enough time to get their team prepared each week. ...

Empower Your Assistant Coaches

Empower Your Assistant Coaches

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 23, 2020

If you do not give your assistants a specific assignment they are going to be standing around watching you. Neither of you will get anything accomplished. ...

Bear Vs “Bad Bear” Defense

Bear Vs “Bad Bear” Defense

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 11, 2020

Using visual aids to help your message "sink in" is a good idea at all levels of football, including with your youth or flag football team....

Coaching A Youth FootBall Team Is Hard

Coaching A Youth FootBall Team Is Hard

by FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 1, 2020

Coaching a youth football team is hard and you are going to need some help. FirstDown PlayBook is the best assistant coach you will find this season....

If You “OutCoach” Anyone… It’s Likely Yourself

If You “OutCoach” Anyone… It’s Likely Yourself

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 29, 2020

Hard to out scheme anyone at the youth football level but you can out coach them. You can out fundamental, out technique, out rep and out execute them....