We asked some of our customers to
let us know how the Play Designer Series has helped them. These are just some of the statements and thank you letters
we have received through the years. We want our coaches to
spend less time worrying about playbooks and be able to spend more
time with their team. These testimonials come from coaches
throughout the United States about all products in our play designer series.
Below you will find testimonials from high school coaches
for both football & basketball, some semi-pro teams,
youth coaches, recreational coaches, and many more...Enjoy! Below is a video of some of the teams using the Play Designer Series.
M - CA -
wanted to thank you for making my job as a coach at Diamond
Bar Pop Warner a lot easier. Using your software was
easy, intuitive and complete. I work full time so I
didn’t have hours to waste trying to learn to use your
software. I recommend every football coach, no matter
what level, should make this investment. You’ll be
glad you did."
Keegan B (view
I am the Offensive
Coordinator for the Western Pennsylvania Warhawks which is
a new team in the Grass Roots Division of the NAFL.
This is a semi pro league that prides itself on getting
players ready to move on to a higher level whether it be
the CFL, NFL, or AFL. I have loved the game of
football all my life and at 23 I have found myself in the
position of Offensive Coordinator for this team. I
can not say enough about how much time your product saves
me in drawing up new plays and also typing up summaries to
go a long with the play. The ability to also view
the play in action also allows me to have an idea of
timing can be worked out on the field of play.
Ronald N - IN -
Football play Designer 2007 By WheelBarrow Software is AWESOME!!!! Just a 8mb file that even
I could download on a dial up... Very easy to install and
I was able to make my
own plays in just few minutes. The free plays they offer
really make it easy too and are very fast download. I
can't wait to make a play book for all my kids....
Jets Metro Flag Football
I purchased this product to get ready for our upcoming
2007 football season. This
is my fourth year of coaching youth football and I
cannot wait for the season to start. For the past
several years I spend countless hours handwriting plays
hoping that the kids would understand my scribbling.
With the help of Football Play Designer 2008, I quickly
inputted all of last seasons plays. The product
is very user friendly.
The ability to flip the players from one side to
another is very useful and time saving.
The ability to show blocking assignments will pay big
dividends for us this season as this was one of our
weaknesses. Another plus is the ability to add
detailed notes about the play that is printed along with the
play. I would recommend this product to all youth football
coaches, as a picture is worth a thousand words.
for a great product
My name is Daryl Fournier, I am a coach for the Saint John
Wanderers, we are a 2 time Maritime football champs. I
purchased the program and it is the best for the buck. I
have been able to create plays easily and comfortable from
the time I purchased it, no gimmicks attached. Very simple
but effective tool to be used for creating plays. Thanks to
the developers of this product and I would highly recommend
it as a tool.
Assistant Football Coach
We have yet to use any design
software, we had simply used the old fashioned pencil and
paper and made copies of everything. I ran across the
design software while looking at different books for
football, I think it is time we catch up with everyone
else so we will be using the design software this year. I
can see how it will make things allot easier on the
Kris - (view team
I have been an assistant coach for several years and feel
our teams have always suffered from not having clear,
concise playbooks. When you can only practice three
hours per week you had better have a way for your players
to learn the plays before they get to practice.
Football Play Designer from Wheelbarrow Software has given
me an economical and quick way to do this. I have
demo'd three other playbook software programs and
found them little more helpful than just using the
"paint" program on my operating system.
Thanks for a great, easy to use system.
Coach from Youngstown Ursuline
- (view team
We here at Youngstown Ursuline
absolutely love the Basketball Play Designer. We use
it to draw our own plays and display them for our players
in a computer lab over a projection screen. We also
use the designer to draw opponents plays and use the
projection to the players as a scouting tool. There
are so many great opportunities to use this device as a
teaching tool to make us a much smarter and prepared high
school basketball team. Thanks for the great
product at a great value, it was well worth it!
Youngstown Ursuline Fighting
Boys Basketball Team
Mark - (view team
My name is Mark &
I am the girls varsity basketball coach at Corona del Mar
High School in Newport Beach, Ca. I have used the
basketball play designer to show our players visuals of
our playbooks. It is much more efficient in teaching
them set offenses and defenses than any other software I
have seen. I use the animation on each play for the
players to visualize the options for each play. This
is a cool toy to enhance my coaching.
Bill - (view team
Attached is our team picture of the Lewistown Panther
Midget football team. This software has helped myself as
the offensive coordinator to come up with plays that
have helped our team to a 6-2 regular season and a 2nd
seed in the playoffs. The play designer is awesome in
that it lets you see the flow of the play and saves
valuable time on the practice field. Thank you for this
Coach Robert - (view team
Coaching a team of 6 to 9 year olds, I knew I needed
something that could help my players visualize what
they're supposed to do for each play. I used to do things
the "hard way" in practice - using a
whiteboard and dry erase marker to map out each play and
show each player what it is they had to do. While it
worked, it was messy, time consuming, and not very
practical to use during a game. Since I started using your
football play designer, I've seen a huge difference in how
quickly my players learn their roles on the team. What
used to take an hour or more per week can now be done in
10 minutes - I can sit my players around my laptop in
practice and animate each play so they can see how plays develop. I'd just like to thank you guys for making an
easy-to-use, affordable play editor that allows me to
design plays for our 9-on-9 atom football squad.
Football - (view team
have looked long and hard, for months, to find an
efficient football play designer computer program that
would fit into our budget and that would be easy to use.
The Football Play Designer v5.0 2007 program was
been the perfect fit for what we needed. This program
is simple to use! We have used the Football play Designer
program to help get a fast and productive start for the
2006 season. As an offensive or a defense coordinator, at
any level I have found Football Play Designer to
be an invaluable tool to have. We highly recommend the
Football Play Designer to any program that is looking
for a play design.
Karen - (view team
I’m Karen … offensive coordinator for the Dallas
Diamonds. The Diamonds are the three time World
Champions in the Women’s Pro Football League. Check
out the site at www.womensprofootball.com
I have made the transition from our QB to a coaching
position and purchased the software to take the past 5 years
worth of plays I had tucked away in a storage box and put
them in a nice and neat format. Enjoy our team photo!
I can’t wait to get the pdf add-on to print these all
Karen " QB"
- (view team
just want to say how much I appreciate your reasonably
priced Play Designing Software.
I coach the 4th grade team at OLMC and I
do not have the resources to spend $100’s or $1000’s
to illustrate my plays but need to be able to create and
illustrate plays for my kids.
Your program allows me to do just that and it is so
easy to use.
Greg - (view team
I'm an assistant coach for the Belltown Bobcats PeeWee
football team in central Pennsylvania. Myself and the other
coaches were getting tired of drawing plays by hand and
then having a rough time getting the plays distributed to
all the coaches. I searched the web for any play design
software and came across your product. Not only did it work
better, it was the cheapest. Now I can create plays and they
don't look like chicken scratch. All the coaches and kid's
can easily see how the play is run. With the picture export
function, it is easy to create a slide show in PowerPoint to
show off at the league meetings. Thanks for the great
Attached is a picture of our 2005 team. The PDF playbook
would be a great addition as I could easily make a portable
playbook to give to the kid's as well.
J. Johnson - (view team
I have attached a group picture of our 12y.o. Mill Creek
Hawks team. We have installed a Wedge offense this year that
none of our players had seen before the first day of
practice. Your software has simplified and shortened the
process of getting all of our players to understand and
execute a completely new scheme. The ability to take my
laptop to tape sessions and show the kids blocking schemes
and routes in hard copy and animated form keeps their
attention and has accelerated the learning curve.
Kevin - (view team
I bought a copy of Football Play Designer over the past off season, and it has made a huge difference in the amount
of time I have to devote to playbooks. I coach a
youth league team as well as a semi pro team, and my time
is very limited to begin with. Football Play
Designer has simplified the process of going from one
team's playbook to the other. I can now rapidly
design new plays, because instead of using PowerPoint and
having to individually draw and place player icons, I let
the Play Designer do the work for me. No more
drawing individual blocking or running assignments.
Since FPD is made for this purpose, I can whip right
through them with a click and drag of the mouse. I
only have to draw up half of my plays, because when I
finish plays going to the right, I use the flip feature to
design it toward the left. FPD is the best piece of
coaching software that I have ever bought.
V - ME - (view team
addition of the Football Play Designer software has been a
great resource for our coaching staff. We have been
able to draw out diagrams of the plays and show the
players who they should be blocking against many
different defensive fronts. With a limited number of
players to practice against it really showed our players
who they should be blocking through the use of
diagrams. The Yarmouth Pirates Varsity Squad thanks
you for creating such a great product.
|Michael R - CO -
you so much for developing Football Play Designer. As
the computer/video parent volunteer, I took all of the
hand-drawn plays from the coaches and entered them into
Football Play Designer. At each coach’s meeting, I
used my laptop computer and LCD projector to display the
plays for all to see and discuss. When the plays were
finalized, I printed out copies for each coach.
Everything was neat and legible compared to the
hand-drawn ones, and updating a play couldn’t have been
easier. Just make the changes in Football Play
Designer and print out the changed play for each coach.
At our recent meeting for the upcoming season, a big
issue was could I now animate all of the plays. I didn’t
have the heart to tell them that since the plays were
already in Football Play Designer, it wasn’t going to be a
big issue at all. Again, thank you for such an
S - MT - (view team
Dear Wheelbarrow Software,
I just purchased your
playmaking software for both football and basketball and I
am very impressed. What a great tool to use in creating my
team's playbooks. Our football season is in full swing and
today I used the software to print out our new plays for
this weekend's game. The diagrams are clear and easy to
understand and are invaluable to my athletes. During my
afternoon classes I showed off the animation feature to all
of my football players and they were impressed. Also as the
school's boys basketball coach I am always looking for a
tool to design my various set plays. Already I have
diagramed five sets out of our numbered transition that will
be ready to go for our first team meeting and playbook
distribution. All I can say is that I wish I would have
purchased this software at the beginning of the football
season. I'm sold on it and by next season I should have all
of my football and basketball plays stored and ready for
distribution. What a great tool to have at my disposal 10
years down the road as I accumulate and design more plays. Our basketball team went 20-5 last season returns all
but one starter so we should be solid and Wheelbarrow
Software will be a part of our program for years to come.
Head Football and Basketball Coach
Denton High School
|Tony C - TN -
team picture) - (Visit
"We are a peewee
football team from ages 5-12 years of age. As a
coach I will use the program to create plays to teach kids
their position(s) on the field and plays...and also to make a
video using this program."
R - WV - (view team
Thanks WheelBarrow Software. We've used your software to build our
playbooks offensive, defensive, and special teams plays we
designed. Our playbook has hundreds of plays that prepare my
kids for ANY contingency. The play animation allows our
coaches to display the timing on pass plays and see if that
zone really IS airtight! Blocking schemes, coverage
assignments, pass routes, blitz angles . . . It's all good.
Chris S - (view
football program has never had a real playbook, electronic
or paper. All
of the players learn the plays from what the coaches tell
them. This program will allow us to finally get a good,
solid playbook put together so there won't be any more
confusion when it comes to assignments on specific plays.
Thank you WheelBarrow Software for the wonderful
Kevin B - MI -
My son, Jeremy (back row,
# 76), has been playing football for six years. This year, his
team has add some wrinkles to the offense and switched to a
3-5-3 defense. On top of this, Jeremy is learning two new
positions: tight end and inside linebacker.
We use Football Play
Designer to diagram the plays that he
learned in practice so that he can review them as needed.
I plan to use Football
Play Designer to generate the entire
playbook for the coaches.
Ronnie B - CA -
"My name is coach Ron
of the Channel Islands Warriors of the PYFL in southern
California. We are ages 9-10 weight limit 125lbs. I have recently purchased the playbook designer
and will be using it to illustrate the power eye, single
back, and some shotgun formations. We will be able
to completely analyze and visualize our plays while being
able to allow for all of the possible defensive front and
technigues(6-2,5-3,4-4). I am in hopes that this
designer will allow for my lineman and backs to completely
understand who it is they are actually supposed to block.
We actually love
motion and I think its pretty cool to see motion on a
drawn up play. This tool should help us to realize
the advantages we gain by using motion before the snap; if
they follow motion we can use to eliminate a
defender.....If not we gain an additional blocker on the
run side, etc. & so forth!!"
Dave T - NV -
used your product while coaching my flag football team. Your
program was very useful on multiple levels. For beginner
players I feel that is extremely important to have a visual
aid to help them understand the plays and how they affect
the defense. Also this allows them to take a playbook home
and study it so everyone can be on the same page, so to
speak. Thank you."
Football Team is a middle school football with players from
6th grade up to the 8th grade. Since we started using
the Play Designer, our players have had fewer questions
about what they need to do with all of our new plays. As
a coach I feel that fewer questions from players says it
all. We had used other football software, but we
always had questions until I started using the Play
Designer. In our picture you can see our players
learning a new play. Just look how much they pay
attention. As a coach it feels great to see your
players wanting to pay so much attention to the new plays on
The Play Designer without being asked.
Coach Michael G & The Hawks
Cameron / Offensive
Coordinator / Kingston Grenadiers (view team
I have recently
purchased the 2007 edition of the Playbook designer for my
Junior Varsity kids (14-16 year olds). Our league up
here in Canada is a provincial league (similar to an all
state league). I have created an 85 play playbook
using your software and the kids have responded well to the
way it was created. There is no doubt that your
software has made it easier for the kids to understand what
our coaching staff is trying to accomplish. With the
animation feature, it makes it easy for our players to see
what they have to do on each play. Most kids are
visual kids, and for them to be able to see the plays
animated is a big plus.
Thanks again for
making this software so easy to use.
Marks - MO - (view team
currently do not use a playbook designer - but after reviewing
several different programs - we chose your software for the
simplicity, flexibility and the affordable cost.
- Canada - (view team
This is the first package that I have found that will
handle Canadian football (12 man with unlimited motion)!
I bought the package Friday and had my plays posted for my
peewee football kids by Monday. The new players understand the plays and their
responsibilities. Next, I will use this to illustrate my
practice drills on my PDA!
P - CT
Myself and my fellow
coaches have been using paper and pen to draw up plays for
many seasons. It always seemed as if someone was drawing it
up differently, we were never on the same page. We decided
to look find a program that would allow us to put all our
plays on computer and make a playbook for all of us. We
looked at many programs, but when we saw Football Play
Designer we were intrigued. I looked into it and saw all the
other great possibilities that it had to offer, especially
the PDF playbook, and the website playbook. Our athletes are
always losing their playbook, so to be able to use this
software to make an online version is awesome! This is our
first season using it, but I am sure it is going to help us
out greatly this season and many seasons to come.
Our football program has never had a playbook every
player could have to study. they would learn plays at
practice and have to remember each one without anything to
refer back to. Now with Play Designer I can create an
actual playbook that is neat and easy to follow for all the
players to take home and study.
Tim H (view team
Thanks to the software I
downloaded from wheelbarrow I can now save lots of time on
play preparation and more time on play execution. I found
it very easy to use and apply my own terminology to and
best of all the animation give me the ability to see the
play develop verses different defenses before I put it
into the playbooks. Thanks again for this wonderful tool.
Mark S (view team
We have researched playbook
software in order to improve our playbook
modification and scouting formations for practice. We
have come to the conclusion that your software
is exactly what we are looking for in a software
package. We will be able to make changes and create
plays with quite a bit more ease. We are currently using
Excel and word for our playbooks. The practice scheduler
will also save time in creating the schedules on a daily
basis. Being a Father, Coach and working a daily job
every moment that can be saved is a moment that can be
spent being a dad. Thank
you for creating a tool to give us more time for our
Ken N (view team
We purchased this product in January to get ready for
our upcoming 2006 football season.
I believe the preparation in the off-season with
pay huge dividends. The
product is very user friendly.
The ability to flip the players from one side to
another is very useful and time saving.
The program will make my job easy as I prepare the
am the Head Coach of the North Western Sydney American
Football Club know as “The Predators” I came across
the program on a Google search looked at the examples and
decided to purchase it. It has made my life as a head
coach a lot easier. I am impressed with the ease to which
we can modify and or design our plays for both our senior
and under 18 (colts) side. With the colts playing a 7 a
side version of the came the options available make it
easy. I would recommend the program as a affordable value
for money tool.
Matt K (view team
am using Football Play Designer 2007. It is one of
the most in-expensive programs available. We are
creating our first computer generated play books for the
program. Before, we had always done it by hand.
I have found Play Designer to be very user friendly and
the website help makes it even better. I don’t see
any reason to buy a more expensive program.
Dan G (view team
Thank you very much for the Football Play Designer. It
has enabled me to create plays much faster and is more
clearly labeled than my previous method. Coaching 8-man
football has made it hard to find software that can adapt
to 8-man. with the F.P.D. I can create plays for 8-man
with ease. This has been a nice addition to my coaching
Milton D (view team
I have been coaching
youth football for 3 years now. Before I would spend
weeks, designing plays to fit the skill level of our team.
I would have to draw the lines showing each player
responsible. And then I would have to print each play on
Last year I used Play
Designer and it save me time and I was able to utilize it
for teaching purpose. It gave me more time to work with
the unskilled player.
Your Software ROCKS!! I
have two hearing impaired children who find it hard to learn
plays quickly when they are being told verbally. They are
able to see the plays using your software and they are
Tony R (view team
Here is a photo of the
Marlton Chiefs 85 lb. team from 2005 . I have just
purchased your program and already it has helped me
to plan for the upcoming season I think the program is
great I have just scratch the surface with it. I was able
to start putting last years scouting reports in and have
them ready to print out for practice I'm sure the
playbook planner will help out greatly when I'm able to
e-mail the coaches the upcoming scouting reports.
Thanks for a great program,
Mark D (view team
Since purchasing your
football play designer software in March, it is with great
enthusiasm that I look forward to this 2006 football
season. Your software has made it possible for me to
completely re-create both my offensive and defensive
playbooks making them much more thorough, detailed, and
informative. I love the fact that I now have the
possibility to change plays and entire game plans in a
fraction of the time it used to take, leaving me more time
to do what I truly enjoy….working with the kids. Your
software is incredibly easy to use and versatile enough to
be used at any level of coaching. Thank you very much for
such a wonderful product!
I used your software when I
played football in high school. It was instrumental in
having me ready to play on Friday night. I am starting my
first season of coaching and, thus, purchased 2007. I can't
wait to get my athletes up to speed.
Keep up the good work.
Terry V (view team
The Rocklin Junior Thunder
were the Nor Cal Champions in the Junior Pee Wee division
last year. We used your playmaking software
extensively to show the kids blocking and passing
assignments. We look forward to being able to print
the PDF files for the coaching staff.
Charles M (view team
Thanks for making
such a great tool. We used your software to visually
teach our kids the plays and went from 1-7 to 8-2 and won
the league championship in our first year using your
software! Thanks to all the folks at wheelbarrow for
making this available at such a low price!
Brent C (view team
We just purchased your
Football Play Designer 2007 today and already have 6 plays
designed. It used to take me 2 hours to draw a
play and print it off. Our team website is www.eteamz.com/teninotigers.
Scott C - WA
We are a Pop Warner might mites team in Washougal,
Washington. Our team consists of 7 and 8 year olds
whose computer knowledge will allow me to give them
computerized playbooks that they can use. I am also
using the software to run the offensive schemes of our
upcoming opponents. The software allows me to see
weaknesses in my defense. This allows me to better
plan my defense before a game.
Pop Warner Mighty Mites
East County Jets
Football Play Designer to help me learn the plays for the JV
tackle football team that I’m an assistant coach for,
which I then used to help teach the players with a very
limited football background. I also used the program to
modify some of those plays for my 9 – 12 yr. flag football
team, many of the players had never played football before,
let alone flag football, so it was a big help to both myself
and my players.
C, Head Coach
H - MN
"I have coached
football at all levels from assistant high school, to head
high school to college coordinator, and I have always done
my plays the hard way on the computer, but after purchasing
football play designer, I never knew designing plays would
be so easy. I would recommend this software to anyone who
wants to use an interactive software for designing plays:
are a Pop Warner Jr. Midgets team in
. Our team consists of 10-12 year olds. I previously
drew all my plays and blocking schemes out on paper! Along
with just a brief explanation you can see how long and
drawn out this process could be. Your Product has allowed
me to work SMART not HARD and has us in the best possible
position to succeed! I am so glad that I have found an
AFFORDABLE software whose value is beyond it’s price
tag! Thank you again!!
am the 8th grade girl’s coach in Sturgis,
are currently using your software and the girl’s love it.
A lot of times we start our practice by going over things on
the big screen. This software is a great addition to
Just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much I’ve
enjoyed your Football Designer software. I’m a first year
youth coach and have found this tool to be invaluable.
Besides begin a fraction of the cost of the other product I
was considering, It’s very intuitive and easier to use.
Time is at a premium, especially in the first year, and this
tool has freed us to get the team up and running quicker and
more effectively. In addition it’s nice to be able top
present a clear, concise and professional looking playbook
that is easy for the kids to understand. Thanks again.