Tutorials

Learn how to use Coach's Office football software

Video Format Update

August 17, 2017
Recently, we've had several coaches tell us they cannot view our video tutorials in the current "f" Flash SWF format. We are in the process of converting the videos to mp4 format and will insert them into the categories below. (Look for YouTube listings.) We appreciate your patience during this unexpected conversion process. If you have any problems, please contact us.

We are working to create new, updated tutorials of the latest Coach's Office version, most of which will be available later this year. 

Dashboard

This tutorial explains how to open the Coach's Office software programs.

Chalkboard

You will learn how to draw plays and formations, save and delete files, and print a single play card.

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The following is a list of individual mp4 videos hosted on our YouTube Channel. Click a link, and a new window will open to play the video, leaving this Tutorial page open for a quick return. When the selected video is finished, YouTube autoplay starts the next video in our "chalkboard playlist."

1-chalkboard intro: all plays start with the chalkboard (Time 1:54) Play Video

2-chalkboard: offense (Time 3:11) Play Video

3-chalkboard: save and delete (Time 2:09) Play Video

4-chalkboard: working with file names (Time 2:39) Play Video

5-chalkboard defense: fronts & coverages (Time 2:20) Play Video

6-chalkboard: drawing tools intro (Time 0:59) Play Video

7-chalkboard: predefined routes (Time 2:39) Play Video

8-chalkboard: connect-the-dot routes(Time 2:46) Play Video

9-chalkboard: complex routes (Time 1:13) Play Video

10-chalkboard: editing tools (Time 3:03) Play Video

11-chalkboard: drawing blocks (Time 3:41) Play Video

12-chalkboard: 3 independent files - offense, front, coverage (Time 0:52) Play Video

13-chalkboard: change player font (Time 1:11) Play Video

14-chalkboard: flip offense and defense (Time 0:55) Play Video

15-chalkboard: print a single play card (Time 1:56) Play Video

Creating an offense and defense for 12-man Canadian football is easy with these simple instructions.
Learn to copy & paste routes, rotate blocks, zoom in on play box, position plays in play box, resize and move text box.
In this advance-level tutorial, learn how to draw a complex passing tree in the chalkboard and add numbers and route desriptions in the playbook.

Playbook

Learn how to add chapters, pages, plays from the chalkboard; how to use word processing; more.

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The following is a list of individual mp4 videos hosted on our YouTube Channel. Click a link, and a new window will open to play the video, leaving this Tutorial page open for a quick return. When the selected video is finished, YouTube autoplay starts the next video in our "playbook playlist."

1-playbook introduction (Time 1:39) Play Video

2-playbook: chapters and pages (Time 1:25) Play Video

3-playbook: define boxes and name page (Time 2:49) Play Video

4-playbook: enter plays on page and edit them (Time 2:54) Play Video

5-playbook: word processing text (Time 1:35) Play Video

6-playbook: print (Time 1:45) Play Video

Learn how to change/redefine box types, add a text box description on top of a play box, zoom in on a play, more.

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The following is a list of individual mp4 videos hosted on our YouTube Channel. Click a link, and a new window will open to play the video, leaving this Tutorial page open for a quick return. When the selected video is finished, YouTube autoplay starts the next video in our "playbook playlist."

7-playbook: changing the box type - play & word (Time 1:39) Play Video

8-playbook: increase size of play inside box - zoom (Time 4:48) Play Video

9.1-playbook: floating text box over a play box - T tool (Time 5:04) Play Video

9.2-playbook: managing multiple text boxes over plays (Time 2:02) Play Video

Create multi-purpose tables right in your playbook.
Learn how to use the Playbook Utility to move pages and chapters.
The playbook comes with three popular wristband layouts that you can modify - or create new ones of your own.
Print your playbook pages to a PDF and distribute electronically, print on another computer, or display on an iPad.
Use the pro playbook template builder to create customized page templates or modify existing ones.
The PDF file is similar to the video but includes an additional section on custom presentation templates.

Script

In the script tutorial, learn how to script weekly practices and print the practice script and play cards.

Presentations

This tutorial gives instructions on creating and showing a slideshow presentation of the playbook. The presentation is created in the playbook and shown in the slideshow (in Coach's Office).
Use the slideshow ACI to save pages and/or plays in the playbook to Hudl.
This tutorial gives detailed instructions on how to attach video clips to Coach's Office playbook pages and play them in the slideshow.

Utilities

Keep an external backup of your Coach's Office database files: chalkboard, playbook (with wristbands, custom templates), script.