Your Time. Their Attention.

By FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 9, 2021

It is so easy to become numb these days. There is so much going on. A lot of news. A lot of action. A lot of excitement. If you think for one second, that as a football coach, you have the same job that Halas, Lombardi and Bryant had you are in trouble.

We are not even going to get into the part about how kids are raised differently, but they are. Today we want to focus on your time and their attention.

Yes, the pandemic slowed us down some but you can bet that we will pick the pace right back up here in the next year or two. In fact, the pace may even accelerate a bit. Going here. Doing this. As a population, we stay very busy.

So now you want to coach a football team. Your first thought might be of you on the football field sharing what you know to players at what ever level you are coaching. That’s part of it but there is sooooo much more to it.

You’re going to find yourself spending hours getting ready for practice. This will be the case if you are coaching 8-9 year olds or prep footballers. You will be tempted to cut corners. Our plays and playbook don’t have to look THAT good do they? After all they are just kids.

This is where you should go back to the beginning of this blog and read it again. If you ask your young players to stay focused on some black and white play drawing that even you barely understand, you and your players are going to struggle mightily.

So what’s the answer? We can only promise you that 24 hours will be 24 hours and that will not change. We can also promise you that your player are going to live in a world that gets increasingly hectic not the opposite.

What we have done at FirstDown PlayBook is to focus on helping you with this one thing. We (NFL coaches) have created a place where you can go get well drawn football plays and then edit them to fit your team’s needs. You also get coaching points and player assignments. You can then edit these plays to fit your team.

FirstDown PlayBook also lets you take a free look at what we do and how we can help you. You have to admit, free is rare these days too. So get ahead of the curve. As we begin to emerge from the year that was 2020, start thinking about how you are going to manage your time and their attention.

Take a look right here to see how we can help.

FirstDown PlayBook is the only Digital Football PlayBook that gives you access to over thirty five thousand football plays, schemes and technique help. All plays are designed by coaches and players with NFL experience. FirstDown PlayBook is also the Official Playbook of NAIA Football and NAIA Women’s Flag Football.