How To Use FirstDown PlayBook
By FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 7, 2018

As FirstDown PlayBook has continued to grow over the past three years it has been interesting to see and hear the reactions from football coaches when they see it for the first time.

The reactions have ranged from:

“Do ya’ll do anything else with your life other than draw football plays?”

“This is crazy. I have never seen anything like this.”

“What am I missing here? Is it just thousands of football plays?”

but maybe our favorite was…

“Coach, I have to be honest. I’m 58 years old and go to two or three football clinics every year and there is way more football in FirstDown PlayBook than all of the clinics I have attended in my lifetime. The only negative I see is that you are going to have to be careful not to intimidate coaches before they understand how to use it.”

That last response has stuck with us. He was right. FirstDown PlayBook is intimidating at first. Not just the number of plays but also understanding everything you can do with those plays and even the different ways you can find and organize the plays.

This winter and spring we have set out to really do a much better job with a “How To” section to help a football coach when they are in the early stages of using FirstDown PlayBook.

We put some of the finishing touches on this “How To” section this week. That is if there ever is such a thing as “finishing” when it comes to something like FirstDown PlayBook. Do yourself a favor and dive into this section a little. We are positive that you will find you can make FirstDown PlayBook work for you better if you do!



FirstDown PlayBook is the only Digital Football PlayBook that gives you access to over thirty three thousand football plays, schemes and technique help all designed by coaches and players with NFL experience. FirstDown Playbook is also the official PlayBook resource of USA Football and Football Canada..

On January 6, 2019 FirstDown PlayBook is going to hand the chalk back to you, the coach. You will finally have the capability of editing our database of plays, which should be pushing 40,000 by then, as well as create your own plays. Want it first and for less? Bang on the football to your left to learn how.


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