high school football

No Football Officials…No Football

No Football Officials…No Football

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 12, 2022

Tennessee high school football games will be played on Thursday & Friday nights this fall because of a lack of officials. We better wake up....

Stop Re-Drawing Your Practice Cards

Stop Re-Drawing Your Practice Cards

by FirstDown PlayBook on Feb 4, 2022

The fact that some football coaches spend way too much time drawing practice cards is just...well, a fact. Some of it is self inflicted....

Under Armour All-America Game Features Smart Coaching

Under Armour All-America Game Features Smart Coaching

by FirstDown PlayBook on Jan 4, 2022

FirstDown PlayBook coach Chad Johnson schemed this play up beautifully on the first snap of the 2022 Under Armour All American game....

Football Technique Work Time Is Hard To Find

Football Technique Work Time Is Hard To Find

by FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 26, 2021

As we watched the two NFL games last night one thing became apparent. It is still hard for coaches to find time for football technique work....

9 Man Football F-Counter

9 Man Football F-Counter

by FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 8, 2021

We have consulted with some excellent 9 man football coaches as we have grown this section. This 9 man football F Weak Counter is one example....

8 Man QB Power Rules Look Very Familiar

8 Man QB Power Rules Look Very Familiar

by FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 3, 2021

This 8 man football QB Power shows how there is a lot more translation to your 11 man football plays than 6 man plays....

Football Coaching Job Season In Full Swing

Football Coaching Job Season In Full Swing

by FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 22, 2021

The football coaching job season is hard on coaches and unfortunately, it is as much a part of the focus these days as the actual season....

Free 3-Day Memberships For High School & College Coaches

Free 3-Day Memberships For High School & College Coaches

by FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 9, 2021

Starting today all college and high school football coaches will be eligible for a free 3 day free membership on FirstDown PlayBook. ...

Buckeye Receiver Fundamentals Show Up On Tape

Buckeye Receiver Fundamentals Show Up On Tape

by FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 7, 2021

Ryan Day will be a happy coach today when he sees this. Ohio State's receiver fundamentals showed up in a big way yesterday against Nebraska....

Coach, Your Presentation Matters

Coach, Your Presentation Matters

by FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 5, 2021

I see coaches every day who think that they are so good that their presentation does not matter. That's a big mistake in the year 2021....

Use Switch Releases At The Line Of Scrimmage

Use Switch Releases At The Line Of Scrimmage

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 30, 2021

Much of the success a receiver achieves is dependent on the work they get done at the line of scrimmage. Switch releases can help....

Smash Concept From Waggle Protection

Smash Concept From Waggle Protection

by FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 23, 2021

Pushing the ball down the field can be hard for a young quarterback. That's why we like this smash concept off of waggle protection....