Youth Football Defense Terminology
By FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 13, 2018

The terminology involved with football can be confusing no matter what level of football you coach. Some of it is because football can be a pretty detailed and complicated game once you get a little granular with it and start describing the techniques and fundamentals for each position.

The other thing that happens is coaches start talking in terms that they think is universal (it rarely is) and they expect everyone else to be on the same page. This can cause major problems when it comes to communicating with your youth football staff much less your players.

FirstDown PlayBook is challenged with tackling the same problem as we attempt to help coaches at all levels and all over the globe. We have worked very hard this off season to bolster up the “How To” video section and we think you will be really excited when you see that.

We have also created a Youth Football Defensive Terminology video that is also linked to the actual manual inside of the Youth Defense section. We have made out available for you below so be sure to give it a quick glance before you start your youth football game planning for 2018.



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