FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

This page offers answers to FirstDown PlayBook’s™ most frequently asked questions. Have a question that isn’t answered here? Send us a note by clicking “Contact” in the upper right corner of this website.

FirstDownPlayBook.com FAQ

How can I get the latest version of FirstDown PlayBook?

The newest version of our application is available online at www.firstdownplaybook.com. Simply register and login online and start taking advantage of features right away.

Does FirstDown PlayBook work on different devices like phones, tablets and computers?

Yes, the latest version is available online and works on multiple devices including desktop computers and mobile devices.

Does the new FirstDown PlayBook online product include plays from former apps like FirstDown PlayBook DropBack, FirstDown PlayBook Youth and FirstDown PlayBook Special Teams?

Yes! The newest product is an all-in-one experience that includes plays from all of our former product offerings.

Special Teams Product FAQ

Where can I get product help or ask questions?

For product help, download our User Guide. For general questions, Email Us.

Is the Special Teams application available via the Internet?

Yes. This is a Web-based product.

How much does the FirstDown PlayBook™ Special Teams cost?

We will break the app down into the six phases of Special Teams. We will combine the PAT/FG and PAT/FG Defense phases. So there will be eight individual releases:

Kickoff Kickoff Return Shield Punt Spread Punt Shield Punt Return Spread Punt Return PAT/FG and PAT/FG Defense Each phase is available for $14.99. (*prices subject to change)

Will the FirstDown PlayBook™ Special Teams work on all of my devices?

Yes. This is a web-based product that will operate on all of your devices.

How can I be sure FirstDown PlayBook™ Special Teams is for me?

That’s easy. We have provided you with a free demo formation so you can play around with the app and see how it works before you actually purchase a Special teams phase.

How do I Sync my Playbook data from one computer or device to another?

On the VIEW PLAYBOOKS page, you will see in the top right corner two buttons – PUSH and RETRIEVE. These are important for two specific reasons. First, they are used to push data to the “cloud” and then retrieve that same data from another device. Second, this process allows placing data on your local data drive and therefore gives you the option of using your Playbooks even if you do not have Wifi connectivity (offline). Use the following steps in the correct order to successfully SYNC your data.

  • From your device that has the most current data, ‘LOGIN’ (you may already be logged in). If so, then skip this step.
  • Go to the ‘VIEW PLAYBOOKS’ screen and click the ‘PUSH’ icon; be sure to confirm that this has your latest data changes. You’ll receive a message that the data currently in the “cloud” will be replaced. This will push your data to the cloud so that it can be retrieved from other sources.
  • From the device you now want to access playbook data from, again LOGIN (if needed, but same account), then go to VIEW PLAYBOOKS and click the ‘RETRIEVE’ icon. Again, a message will appear stating that the data on this particular device will be replaced. You should now see your current playbook(s) of plays. Your data has now been synced.
  • You can repeat these steps as needed from any device in order to share data across the cloud.
  • Example: You’re at your home or office and using your PC or Mac. You’ve just made a number of playbook changes getting ready for practice or a game. You leave but take your iPad or Android Tablet instead. Before leaving, you should PUSH your data to the cloud from your PC/Mac and then RETRIEVE this data onto your mobile device while you still have Wifi. You’re now ready to go, even if internet connectivity is not available or poor at the remote location.

Youth Product FAQ

Where can I get product help or ask questions?

For product help, download our User Guide. For general questions, Email Us.

Do you have Flag and Tackle formations?

Yes. Both 5v5 Flag plays and 11v11 Tackle plays can be found on the youth app.

Does the Youth product have run and pass plays?

Yes. Run and Pass plays are part of this package. All plays are designed with youth league age and ability in mind.

Is the Youth application available via the Internet?

Yes. This is a Web-based product.

How many plays are in each Formation pack?

Tackle: 80 Plays. 40 unique plays drawn out of a right and left handed formation. Flag: 30 Plays. 15 plays drawn out of a right handed and left handed formation.

How much does the FirstDown PlayBook™ Youth cost?

All Tackle and Flag formations are $14.99. (*prices subject to change)

Will the FirstDown PlayBook™ Youth work on all of my devices?

Yes. This is a web-based product that will operate on all of your devices.

Can I draw or upload plays in or to the FirstDown PlayBook™ Youth application?

Not at this time. Our goal is to provide you with a resource to help you coach your team as you try to fit it into your busy schedule. We’ve done most of the work for you. The formations and plays offered come from conversations with many youth league coaches who know what works at your level.

Does FirstDown PlayBook™ Youth offer blocking assignments for my coaches, parents and players?

Yes. Blocking rules and assignments are offered for each play. Also all plays are drawn with a color code to make it easy for your players to follow their assignments. Here is the best part – each run play is drawn vs the six most common defensive fronts youth league defenses play. This mobile “click and view” technology simply doesn’t exist anywhere else.

Can I make wristband inserts for my players with the FirstDown PlayBook™ Youth app?

Yes. FirstDown PlayBook Youth is designed to make it easy to coach youth league football. You can easily create play books for your team. Put the plays in the order you want, choose the defense you want to block the plays against, and then print out your wristband for your practice or game!

How can I be sure FirstDown PlayBook™ Youth is for me?

That’s easy. We have provided you with a free demo formation so you can play around with the app and see how it works before you actually purchase a formation. We also have a demo video on the website landing page.

How do I Sync my Playbook data from one computer or device to another?

On the VIEW PLAYBOOKS page, you will see in the top right corner two buttons – PUSH and RETRIEVE. These are important for two specific reasons. First, they are used to push data to the “cloud” and then retrieve that same data from another device. Second, this process allows placing data on your local data drive and therefore gives you the option of using your Playbooks even if you do not have Wifi connectivity (offline). Use the following steps in the correct order to successfully SYNC your data.

  • From your device that has the most current data, ‘LOGIN’ (you may already be logged in). If so, then skip this step.
  • Go to the ‘VIEW PLAYBOOKS’ screen and click the ‘PUSH’ icon; be sure to confirm that this has your latest data changes. You’ll receive a message that the data currently in the “cloud” will be replaced. This will push your data to the cloud so that it can be retrieved from other sources.
  • From the device you now want to access playbook data from, again LOGIN (if needed, but same account), then go to VIEW PLAYBOOKS and click the ‘RETRIEVE’ icon. Again, a message will appear stating that the data on this particular device will be replaced. You should now see your current playbook(s) of plays. Your data has now been synced.
  • You can repeat these steps as needed from any device in order to share data across the cloud.
  • Example: You’re at your home or office and using your PC or Mac. You’ve just made a number of playbook changes getting ready for practice or a game. You leave but take your iPad or Android Tablet instead. Before leaving, you should PUSH your data to the cloud from your PC/Mac and then RETRIEVE this data onto your mobile device while you still have Wifi. You’re now ready to go, even if internet connectivity is not available or poor at the remote location.

DropBack App FAQ

Where can I get product help or ask questions?

For product help, visit our User Guide. For general questions, Email Us.

What do I get when I subscribe to FirstDown PlayBook DropBack?

FirstDown PlayBook DropBack offers a total of four PlayPacks including 10 formations with over 5000 dropback pass plays. All plays are either 3, 5 or 7 step drop pass plays drawn by a NFL trained coach or player.

Will you ever expand your app to include other aspects of football i.e.. Play action pass, runs, protections, defense?

Yes. We certainly understand that the drop back pass game is only a portion of what makes up football but we thought it would be a great place to start particularly with the explosion of 7 on 7 leagues across the country. We will grow into other areas of football as we continue expand our product.

If I buy a playpack on my iPad does this automatically download to my iphone or do I have to buy the playpack again?

You do NOT need to re-buy a playpack for your other compatible device(s), just make sure you sign in on your iphone with the exact same account used to buy the playpack on your iPad. It will ask you to “buy” it again, and then when you click ok, it will say you have already purchased it and to download it for FREE.

Is the FirstDown PlayBook™ available for Android operating systems?

The FirstDown PlayBook™ app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. These devices require iOS 5.0 or later. The app is not compatible with the Android operating system yet.

How much does the app cost?

FirstDown PlayBook DropBack (IOS):

PowerPack: $59.99

PlayPack 1: $29.99

PlayPack 2: $14.99

PlayPack 3: $14.99

PlayPack 4: $9.99

One Month Subscription: $9.99

*Prices as of April 30, 2015. Pricing subject to change.

Which Package is best for me?

Well, here’s how we see it. The PowerPack- If you know you like the app and want to purchase it at the best value then this is you. You get it all for $59.99. Monthly Subscription: You are pretty sure you like the app but you want to try it out first. You can do this for $9.99 a month AND you get everything included in the PowerPack. Individual PlayPacks: You are interested in specific PlayPacks and formations. We can do that too. Only purchase the PlayPacks that you want! To see what is included in each package go to the PlayPacks page.

If I create playbook(s) with a subscription package and then decide to purchase can I keep my saved plays in my playbooks?

Yes. If you go from having a subscription to purchasing you will have access to any play books that you have previously created as long as you purchase that PlayPack. Here’s the great thing. You never lose a playbook that you have created with FirstDown PlayBook™. If your subscription lapses we will gray out your plays but they are always there to retrieve if you wish to renew your subscription or purchase the PlayPack(s).

Can you draw plays with the FirstDown PlayBook™ app?

FirstDown PlayBook DropBack is not a drawing tool. It is a resource tool designed to provide you access to professionally conceived and professionally drawn plays. Also the technology that comes with this allows coaches to find, rename and save plays into play books in a fashion that does not exist anywhere else on the market.

Is FirstDown PlayBook™ available via the internet?

With the evolution of technology, players of this generation are using mobile devices more frequently for education and entertainment purposes. FirstDown PlayBook™ is dedicated to providing coaches these offensive plays via a tool that their players interact with regularly. Plus, using a mobile device provides easy access to play when on the field, traveling or when internet connection is unavailable. For these reasons, we do not offer this tool via a web-based application.