The Playbook

The Coach’s Office football playbook software lets you produce a playbook by using real book features: multiple pages and chapters; table of contents; full word processing capabilities, with tables, fonts, text colors; and page templates. You can also create and print quarterback wristbands, as well as print the book to PDF for electronic distribution.



  • Plays automatically resize to fit boxes on page
  • Full word processing: tables, built-in spell checker, colors, formatting
  • Create and print wristbands
  • Print to a PDF and distribute electronically, plus display on iPad
  • With SlideShow (add-on), save pages and plays for Hudl
  • Zoom for easy editing
  • Use pre-defined page templates or customize them

Add plays to playbook play box and they resize automatically to fit

Don’t print your quarterback wristbands from a spreadsheet program! Coach’s Office makes creating wristbands a snap. You’ve already saved play and formation names in the chalkboard list. Drop them into a wristband table.

Modify the wristband templates to fit your QB wristband window or create your own. (Wristband tutorial)

Enter the plays in the playbook wristband feature of the Coach's Office football software

Word Processing, Tables, More

Table of Contents & Page Layout

The playbook has full word processing features – great for descriptions and instructions.

  • Fonts, text alignment, numbered list or bulleted list, tabs
  • Insert tables – define rows, columns, borders, background colors
  • Copy and paste from other applications and paste into a “word” box

Playbook word processing tools built into football software

Easily add or remove chapters and pages.

Add plays to the playbook that were created in the chalkboard and they size automatically.

My linemen are smarter

Coaches Quotes: More effective teacher in the classroom and my linemen are smarter on the football field.

Coach’s Office has no equal. I was able to present the playbook, created in Coach’s Office, to my offensive line using the slideshow. I don’t even want to remember how I used to do things.

John Lizak
Asst. Coach, Offensive Line, University of Chicago

Page Templates: Predefined & Custom​



Choose from predefined page layout templates for each page or create customized templates in the template builder. In the playbook, add a page, and choose a page layout from the templates. (Custom template tutorials)

Choose the playbook page layout or create custom templates for your football plays

You created your plays in the chalkboard and added them to the playbook. Don’t stop there – take them to the iPad! Simply “print” your pages to a PDF, copy the PDF file to Dropbox, and open them on your iPad. (Print to PDF)

Display Coach's Office playbook on iPad

Upload your pages to Hudl for presentations. The SlideShow add-on is required. (SlideShow)

playbook presentation - draw on playbook slides

Distribute Playbook PDF

Do you need to distribute a digital playbook to your coaches? (Read More)

SlideShow: Playbook Add-On

With the SlideShow, coaches display plays on a screen or overhead projector. Draw on the plays with colored pen tools. (Learn more)

Learn how to create a football playbook
Learn how to create a football playbook

We have extensive playbook video and PDF tutorials to help you get the most out of creating a playbook in Coach’s Office.