Brought to you by NFL and NCAA coach Charlie Coiner, The FirstDown PlayBook™ apps are a must for football coaches at all levels. FirstDown PlayBookTM apps are currently used by coaches at the NFL, NCAA, High School and Youth levels. Learn more at the FirstDown PlayBook FAQ. Who’s using FirstDown PlayBook Four Products Available: FirstDown […]
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Your Intangibles
Height, weight, speed, strength, and technical skills are highly sought-after physical elements as a coach looks for the ideal athlete for each position on the football team. Physical talent, however, doesn’t always translate to success on the field. The difference between being a mediocre athlete and being an exceptional one is the behavior, character, work […]
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The Football
American football uses an inflated, egg-shaped ball (scientifically known as an ‘Oblate spheroid’) with pointed ends. This symmetrical shape allows  players to throw the ball with a spiral (not wobbling). Early footballs were often made of inflated pig bladders, which led many to refer to a football as “pigskin.” Professional and collegiate football regulations require […]
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Football Game Rules
The sport of American football has several rules just like any other sport. In a High-School football there are total of 5 officials, or referees (NFL games have 7 officials)  that are on the field with the players. Each ‘ref’ has a particular area they focus on, but any ref can spot and call an infraction […]
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Expert Tips on Increasing Your Football Speed
Speed is the athletic attribute most evaluated by coaches. Your speed could determine whether you make the team, actually play in games or sit on the bench. No matter your position, speed is a vital part to excelling on the football field. It’s a reflection of your strength, power, and efficiency. The more powerful you […]
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When training for the sport of football it is important to understand the principles of movement specific to football.  Football involves quick bursts of explosive energy.  By definition, this would be characterized by what is called physical power.  Power is the ability to move an object from point A to point B as quickly as […]
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Your Recruiting Process
Most high school football players are unfamiliar with the college recruiting process when they first start receiving interest from various colleges. As a former college coach, I feel it is important for kids and parents to understand how the recruiting process works from the perspective of the coach. Legally, college coaches can only send freshman […]
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