Tutorials

We have extensive football software tutorials so you can learn how to effectively use Coach’s Office.

Dashboard: Programs & Add-Ons

Football training video for coaching softwareThis tutorial explains how to open the Coach’s Office software programs and gives a brief description of each program.
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Chalkboard: Draw Plays

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareIntroduction – all plays start with the chalkboard (Time 1:54) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareOffense (Time 3:11) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareSave and delete (Time 2:09) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareWorking with file names (Time 2:39) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareDefense: fronts & coverages (Time 2:20) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareDrawing tools intro (Time 0:59) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwarePredefined routes (Time 2:39) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareConnect-the-dot routes (Time 2:46) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareComplex routes (Time 1:13) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareEditing tools (Time 3:03) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareDrawing blocks (Time 3:41) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching software3 independent files – offense, front, coverage (Time 0:52) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareChange player font (Time 1:11) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareFlip offense and defense (Time 0:55) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwarePrint a single play card (Time 1:56) Play Video

Leader in sophisticated coaching software

Coaches Quotes: Recommends Coach's Office for Football GM and Scouting

As the game of football continues to evolve with technology, students who learn to use Coach’s Office will be ahead of their competition. We require our ‘Football GM and Scouting’ students learn Coach’s Office, as it is the leader in sophisticated coaching software.

Dr. G. Lynn Lashbrook
President, Sports Management WorldWide

Chalkboard: 12-Man Canadian Football

PDF Football Software TutorialCreating an offense and defense for 12-man Canadian football is easy with these simple instructions. Canadian-12-Man-Football

Chalkboard: Passing Tree

Football training video for coaching softwareIntroduction – show finished, complex passing tree and explain how to draw it  (Time 1:52) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareDraw routes – draw routes in the chalkboard  (Time 5:24) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareAdd text – add numbers, names, and descriptions in the playbook  (Time 1:44) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareTables – add text descriptions in a playbook table; good tutorial on how to create tables (Time 3:18) Play Video

Chalkboard & Playbook: Keyboard Shortcuts

PDF Football Software TutorialLearn to copy/paste routes, rotate blocks, zoom in on play box, position plays in play box, resize and move text box. chalkboard-Keyboard-Shortcuts

Playbook: Quick Start Tutorials

These tutorials cover the basic functions of the playbook and will get you started quickly. There are additional tutorials for tables, chapters, more.

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareIntroduction (Time 1:39) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareChapters and pages (Time 1:25) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareDefine boxes and name page (Time 2:49) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareEnter plays on page and edit them (Time 2:54) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching software“W” tool – word processing text (Time 1:35) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwarePrint (Time 1:45) Play Video

Playbook: Additional Features

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareChange the box type – play box & Word box (Time 1:39) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareIncrease size of play inside box – zoom (Time 4:48) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareText box part 1 – “T” tool; place floating text box over a play box (Time 5:04) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareText box part 2 – manage multiple text boxes over plays (Time 2:02) Play Video

Playbook: Wristbands

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareDefine the sheets to be inserted into player wristband (Time 5:27) Play Video

YouTube football training video for coaching softwareCreate your own customized wristbands using the table function (Time 3:01) Play Video
Note: The customize video is a good example of how to use the table function and word processing.

YouTube football training video for coaching softwarePrint wristbands (Time 0:37) Play Video

Playbook: Tables

In addition to the PDF below, there are two videos that have good examples of creating and editing tables.

  • The Chalkboard: Passing Tree “tables” video. (Last video in that section.)
  • The second video in the Playbook: Wristbands section.

PDF Football Software TutorialCreate multi-purpose tables right in your playbook. Playbook-tables

Playbook: Move Pages & Chapters

PDF Football Software TutorialLearn how to use the Playbook Utility to move pages and chapters. Playbook-Move-Pages-Chapters

Playbook: Print to PDF

PDF Football Software TutorialPrint your playbook pages to a PDF and distribute electronically, print on another computer, or display on an iPad. Print-to-PDF

Saves countless hours

Coaches Quotes: Coach's Office is a tremendous help to me and staff

Since 2004, the Coach’s Office software program has been a tremendous help to me and our staff. Both the Playbook and Script have saved us countless hours of preparation on a weekly basis. I would highly recommend Coach’s Office to any staff or program.

Joe Verria
Def. Coordinator, Bridgewater State University, MA

Playbook: Custom Templates

Now included in both pro and youth versions.

Football training video for coaching softwareIntroduction –  tool bar and create methods (Time 1:51) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareInsert Template Method – create a new template (Time 3:40) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareImportance of saving templates to the master playbook list and how to do it (Time 0:16) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareCopy & Paste Method – how to copy an existing template to make a duplicate and customize it  (Time 2:24) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareReverting to the Original – before the file is saved (Time 0:50) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareColoring a Box Outline – color the outline of a box or multiple boxes to highlight information (Time 2:12) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareRemoving a Box or Template – remove a box or entire template (Time 0:48) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareReturn to the Playbook – impact of saving the edits; return to the playbook and view templates (Time 0:25) Play Video

PDF Football Software TutorialCreate a custom template for SlideShow presentations. PDF

PDF Football Software TutorialThis doc is similar to the collection of videos, plus it includes an additional section on custom presentation templates. Playbook-Template-Builder

Script: Play Cards

Football training video for coaching softwareIntroduction –  tool bar, fields on script spreadsheet   (Time 1:54) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareDefine the schedule – how to create the daily schedule (Time 4:17) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareCreate a New Week – based on the defined schedule (Time 2:01) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareThe Practice Script – complete the entire week’s practice script (Time 2:46) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareEdit a Play: The Chalkboard – edit the play in the script play box by going to the chalkboard  (Time1:10) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareSelect Week – choose a different week (Time 0:22) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareSelect Plays In Week – how to script practice for each day and not entire week (Time 1:37) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareEdit the Practice Script – make changes; focus on rows and columns (Time 4:02) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwareRemove Week – permanently delete weeks (Time 1:47) Play Video

Football training video for coaching softwarePrint Scripts & Play Cards – multiple print options; slideshow on your computer (Time 5:11) Play Video

SlideShow Presentations

PDF Football Software TutorialThis tutorial gives instructions on creating and showing a slideshow presentation of the playbook. (The SlideShow is an add-on.) The presentation is created in the playbook and shown in the slideshow (in Coach’s Office). SlideShow

SlideShow & Playbook: Plays to Hudl

PDF Football Software TutorialUse the slideshow ACI to save pages and/or plays in the playbook to Hudl. (The SlideShow is an add-on.) SlideShow-Plays-Hudl

Back Up and Restore Utility

PDF Football Software TutorialKeep an external backup of your Coach’s Office database: chalkboard, playbook (with wristbands, custom templates), script. Utility-back-up-restore