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FirstDown PlayBook has emailed every head football coach in our state a FREE 1-year membership. FirstDown PlayBook is a digital football playbook reference tool that consists of over 33,000 football plays, offense, defense and special teams schemes all drawn by NFL coaches. All off ...
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The High School Play Book

The playbook can be a very sacred thing in football.  In the NFL, it has great value. In high school it may be an important part of the coaches program.  But some high school coaches don't believe in them, and never use one.  Some coaches have play books of hundreds of pages, while some have very ...
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Scripting offensive opening plays is nothing new.  The great Bill Walsh made it famous in the 1980's with the San Francisco 49ers and coaches have done their own version down through the years.Most coaches script a dozen or so plays to use as openers and then call the rest of the game off of the kn ...
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In part one, we looked at some of the reasons that scripting can help the offensive play caller.  Here are some more ideas that might help the offensive coach in his thinking if he decides to script plays.Try a 25 play script- A longer script for 1st and 2nd down plays can allow you to get your run ...
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Art Briles' Baylor offense set records and took the Bears to its greatest height before the sexual assault scandal removed Briles and his staff.  Here is a look at the Baylor offense via Youtube video.  Regardless of the offense you run, these offensive concepts are worth studying.  In addition t ...
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The philosophy of the double wing offense is different than most offensive beliefs today. Read and run the option.  Care about rushing yards and not passing yards. Time of possession is critical to control the pace of the game and the number of plays your opponent has the ball. Beat that fast team ...
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With the advent of spread offensive football and the increased emphasis on the passing game, defenses have responded by creating different coverages.  Quarters coverage has become the #1 way to cover the spread offensive passing tactics.  The days of playing pure zone are about gone if the offense ...
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In part one we looked at the importance of avoiding the factors in high school football games that cause you to lose games.  Until you can stop the things that cause you to lose, it is difficult to set your sights on winning. Punting issues, turning the ball over and giving up long runs and passes ...
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Coaches spend hours devising game plans, practices and workouts designed to give their team the best chance to win the next game.  The offensive coordinator hopes to call the best play at the right time and the defensive coordinator works to have the perfect defense to stop that goal line play.  B ...
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It happens to most every team.  Especially at the smaller schools. You just don't have many returning defensive players.  Your squad has a couple of seniors who have never played much and some freshmen that have a bright future, but aren't ready to be an every down player.  You are short on speed ...
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