FAQs and Terms

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I choose what plays to use for my teams age?

That’s the beauty of FirstDown PlayBook. There are an abundance of plays at all levels of complexity. You need to choose the simplest or more complex depending on the age and skill for your player. Shorten route depths, splits and everything else for younger players for example.

Do I need to download FirstDown PlayBook to my computer?

No! FirstDown PlayBook is a web-based program, which means you can access from any device with an internet connection.

What devices does FirstDown PlayBook work on?

We recommend designing plays on desktops, laptops or tablets.

Can I draw my own plays?

Yes! Our system was built by coaches for coaches. FirstDown PlayBook is very easy to use and has everything anyone needs to create well drawn plays.

Can I create my own playbooks?

Yes! FirstDown PlayBook makes it very easy for you to create custom playbooks and organize them at multiple levels.

Can I edit any or all of the 35,000 pre-drawn plays within FirstDown PlayBook?

Yes! You can custom edit every play in FirstDown PlayBook to fit your needs.

What level of football are the FirstDown PlayBook plays designed for?

FirstDown PlayBook caters to all levels of football, from 5 year olds all the way up to the NFL!

Who creates the FirstDown PlayBook plays?

All of our plays inside FirstDown PlayBook were drawn by former NFL coaches and players.

Are my playbooks saved from year to year?

Absolutely! When you come back next season, your plays and playbooks are there waiting for you.

I coach flag football, do you have a lot of content for that?

Plenty! FirstDown PlayBook provides a very comprehensive flag football section that includes 4v4, 5v5/NFL Flag, 6v6, 7v7 & 8v8 for both offense and defense. Blocking and non-blocking too!

I’m new to coaching and don’t know much about football yet, will this help me?

FirstDown PlayBook is the perfect tool for you! Every play has coaching points and player assignments for every position. We also post to our blog daily about ways to help you and your team become better.

I like to print my plays out, can FirstDown PlayBook do that?

Yes! FirstDown PlayBook prints practice cards, full playbooks, as well as wrist sheets.

I coach 8-man/12-man football, will this help me?

The new Draw & Edit Tool makes FirstDown PlayBook the perfect coaching tool for any coach, regardless of the number of players you play with.

How hard is FirstDown PlayBook to use?

Not hard at all! FirstDown PlayBook was created to help you coach and save time. We allow you to easily and efficiently find, save and create plays, and even create your own playbooks.