How To Organize Your Playbook

Written on April 20, 2009 at 8:12 am by Brian Manning

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As coaches, it’s easy to have a lot of different plays to use in a lot of different situations.  Sometimes, having so many plays can lead to an encyclopedia-sized playbook, which not only doesn’t lead to a very green playbook, it can also confuse your players.

Say, for example, you’re a football coach.  You’ve started using our software for football coaches, but you find that you’ve added a lot of plays to your online playbook.  You don’t want your players to get confused because they’re looking at a ton of plays all in one place.  They may only be looking for one kind of play or their only looking for your offensive playbook or special teams playbook.

A typical football team's categories for OnePlaybook.

A typical football team's categories for OnePlaybook.

Categories is your answer.  When you have a play, there are often a lot of ways to describe it.  Back to the football playbook software example, you can use categories to designate run plays, offensive plays, power plays, any possible options that you might want.  Some coaches might make categories based on position, down-and-distance or field position.  The beauty of categories is that as a coach, you have full control over what they are and what they do.

In this tutorial we’re going to go over how to add and edit categories as well as what you can use them for.  You can add as many categories as you like and name them whatever you would like.  There will be another tutorial about how to categorize your plays in your online playbook.

Adding a new category is very easy.  Press on the Add button on the right, and a new text box will appear where you can type in the name of your category.

Creating a new category for our football team's playbook software.

Creating a new category for our football team's playbook software.

The new category is added immediately and is ready for you to use to get your team more organized.

Again, categories can be anything you would like.  If you want to use categories for Documents, then you can add a category like “Medical Forms,” “Workout Plans,” or “Schedules.”  They are very flexible and easy-to-use.

If you’ve named a category and realized you mistyped something or that you want to change them name, you can always delete it, but you can edit that category as well.

Quickly and easily change the names of your categories.

Quickly and easily change the names of your categories.

Just click on the category on the left, and its information will be shown on the right.  Pressing on the Delete button deletes that category, and the Edit button lets you change the name of the category.  Simply Save, and move on your way to another feature of our online coaching software.

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