Coach your American football team with these 5 tools: They'll play better

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American Football Featured - Football Play software

Football is a term understood differently depending on your location on the planet. There are quite a few versions of football that have different rules :

  • Football association (soccer)
  • Gridiron football (American/Canadian football)
  • Australian rules football
  • Rugby football ( Rugy League/Rugby Union)
  • Gaelic football

In this article, we will focus on American/Canadian football. We will list the best software solutions for Windows 10 that allow you to easily create football play strategy, manage and coach your team, and more.

5 football play software to use in 2019

Sports Board – Microsoft

Sport Board - Football Play Software

Sports Board is a very simple yet effective tool that allows you to save 6 preset formations for your football team.

All the features included in this app were designed for fast speeds, practicality and ease of use.One of the best features of this app is the telestrator, which allows you to diagram over video.

Download Sport Board from Microsoft

Playmaker Football

Playmaker Football - Football Play Soft

Playmaker Football features a powerful play editor that allows you to diagram your team’s strategy. This app has a simple draw tool that allows you to cut, copy and paste play schemes with ease.

Playmaker Football has a built in simulator that can animate your diagram. Players will run on the field, pass, catch and tackle based on their ability and your instructions. The result can be captured as a film that you can rewind and play in real time or frame by frame.

Key features include:

  • Great play diagramming tools
  • Predefined instructions like block, zone and motion
  • Playbook and roster managers
  • Automatic animation and simulated outcomes

Download Playmaker Football

Football Playbook Manager – Microsoft

Football Playbook Manager

Football Playbook Manager is another simple app designed by Microsoft that is suitable for creating, viewing and managing your team’s strategy on field.

This app has a Film Room feature that is designed for reviewing video footage.

Download Football Playbook Manager

Coach Youths

CoachYouths - Football play soft

Coach Youths is another great playbook design software that is very easy to use and gives you complete control over all the details of your team’s strategies.

Key features include:

  • Draw your players freely and then handle them with ease
  • You can your entire formation left and right or up and down
  • Flip your play (Right becomes left)
  • You can simply add routes to individual players
  • Customize your players – fill color, outline, label color
  • Web based tool
  • Share and give access to specific users

Download Coach Youth

Coach’s Office

CoachsOffice - Football Play Apps

Coach’s Office is another great app that you can use to create play strategies for coaches at all levels.

This app allows you to diagram plays with the included drawing tools, you can create professional playbooks with it’s built-in Word processor and even use spell checker and TOC.

Main features include:

  • Print wristbands and call sheets
  • Print play or scout cards
  • Interface with Hudl Slideshow
  • Supports 11-man, Canadian 12-man, Arena and leagues
  • Enter script in familiar spreadsheet-type format
  • Preview play card before printing

Download Coach’s Office


In this article, we explored some of the best options of football play software on the market. Having this list at your disposal it is easier than ever to choose the right tool to fit your coaching needs.

Let us know what you think about the options presented in this list in the comment section below.


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