defense

Youth Football 5-3 Under Defense

Posted on October 19th, 2021

The FirstDown PlayBook 5-3 Under youth football defense is probably our least understood. Understanding starts with one word...lev...

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Defensive Coaches: Details Matter Too

Posted on October 15th, 2021

There is no earthly explanation of why defensive coaches would teach players from the offensive side of the ball....

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Bearcat Red Zone Defense Creates Irish Pick

Posted on October 3rd, 2021

When we first saw this Cincinnati Bearcat red zone defense yesterday, we were pretty sure it was a green dog pressure. Maybe not.....

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Not Too Late For Your Defensive Pressure Package

Posted on October 2nd, 2021

One of the areas that you may still be tweaking week to week with your football team is your defensive pressure package....

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Chargers’ 2 Safeties Give Them Options

Posted on September 27th, 2021

If you are a football coach and started watching the Chargers' 2 safeties yesterday you would be close to the action on almost eve...

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Defensive Football Help That Actually Helps

Posted on August 13th, 2021

We aren't in a contest to have the most Twitter followers. We are in a contest though, to provide you with sound defensive footbal...

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3 Reasons Pursuit Drill Should Be Your First Drill

Posted on August 1st, 2021

Here are three reasons that the very first defensive drill you should run with your defense should be the pursuit drill. ...

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Don’t Forget The Coaching Notes!!!

Posted on July 24th, 2021

We talked to a coach yesterday after the had been working on FirstDown PlayBook and to our amazement he didn't know about the coac...

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5 Ways To Choose Your Defensive Pressure

Posted on July 7th, 2021

Here are 5 ways FirstDown PlayBook is helping you find defensive pressures that are right for your defense this fall....

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Coaching Youth Football Linebacker Fits

Posted on June 21st, 2021

Every formation should tell your linebackers something about their assignments but also it tells them about their alignment....

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3-2-6 Edge Pressure Vs Spread

Posted on April 5th, 2021

Regardless of if it is a zone read, an RPO or passing game read, sometimes the defense needs to dictate the decision....

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J.J. Watt Creates Pressure With a Plan

Posted on April 1st, 2021

Veteran J.J. Watt knows the best way to consistently pressure the quarterback is to have a plan, and then execute it with proper t...

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