A playbook would not be any good without plays. This section of the guide will walk you through all the necessary steps to add and manage plays inside your football playbook.
At Playbook Hut, plays exist inside of a playbook, so you must first create a playbook before you can add plays to the playbook.
Once your playbook is created, select and open your playbook. Inside of your playbook, you can create a new play by clicking the "+ Add Play" button in the playbook.
You can also add a play to a playbook when on a playbooks list page (Dashboard Page or Playbooks Page) by right clicking on a playbook and selected "Add Play to Playbook" in the context menu.
Create a New Defensive Play
Adding a defensive play to a playbook requires one extra step. When inside of your playbook, navigate to the defensive side of the playbook by clicking the "Defense" tab in the header. This will take you to the list of defensive plays in your playbook.
The "+ Add Play" button on the defensive side of the playbook will allow you to create a new defensive play.
Tip: If you want the defensive side of your playbook to appear first by default, then enable "Defensive Coordinator Mode" in your settings.
In order to begin editing a play, all you need to do is simply navigate to the play you want to edit and then click it. Additionally, you can right-click the play and then select "Edit Play" in the context menu that appears.
Once you have selected a play, the Play Designer will open up and you will be able to make any changes you want to the play's appearance. For information on how to utilize all of the features in the Play Designer, view the guide's Play Designer section.
Underneath the Play Designer, you will find additional ways that you can edit a play's information. Specifically, the "Play Tags" section can be opened up to reveal an assortment of ways in which you can add extra information (or metadata) onto the play. This includes checkboxes for play type, distance, and down & distance.
These tags will allow you to better sort, group, and browse through the plays in your playbook so that related plays can be grouped together.
Play Tags are incredibly helpful in Playcaller Mode when you want to quickly find the best plays for certain situations while calling plays from your playbook.
Quick Access Buttons
Renaming a play is simple and can be done in one of two places.
Firstly, you can rename a play when you have opened the play to edit it. At the top of the play's page, you can simply click on the play's name, in the header, to rename the play. When you hover over the header, a textbox will appear around the play's name to indicate that you can edit the name directly on the page. Once you have typed the new name, remember to hit the "Save" button to ensure that you save the new name of the play.
Secondly, you can rename a play from the playbook page where the playbook's plays are listed. Simply right-click on a play to open up the context menu. When you click the option to "Rename Play" a new dialogue box will open up that allows you to rename the play.
Duplicating a play allows you to create a completely identical copy of the play in the same playbook. The only difference will be that the word "(Copy)" has been appended to the end of the play's name so that you can distinguish the duplicated play from the original.
There are two ways that you can duplicate a play.
Firstly, you can duplicate a play from the quick access button on the bottom of a play's page that says "Duplicate Play."
Secondly, you can duplicate a play directly from the list of plays on the playbook page. Simply right click on the play you want to duplicate, and select "Duplicate Play" in the context menu that appears.
Sometimes the best part of a playbook is actually getting to tangibly touch it and hold the plays in your hand.
To export a play, you can either utilize the "Export Play" quick access button on the bottom of a play's page, or you can right-click a play in the list of plays on the playbook page and then select the option to "Export Play" in the context menu.
There are multiple options that you can select in the export process in order to customize your exported file for your specific purpose.
- File Type: Select whether you want your play to be exported as a PDF Document, a PNG Image, or a JPG Image.
- Layout: When exporting to a PDF Document, your play can be exported in a Portrait (vertical) layout or a Landscape (horizontal) layout.
- Theme: When exporting, determine the color theme of your exported play. The "Grass" theme works best for a professional presentation, but the "Paper" theme will work best for when printing out the play through a black & white printer.
- File Name: Determine the file name of your exported file. This will default to your play's name.
Is your play not good enough for a real game? Whatever your reason for deleting a play, it is a very simple process.
You can either navigate to the quick access button at the bottom of a play's page that says "Delete Play" or you can right-click on a play when looking at the list of plays in a playbook and then select the option to "Delete Play" in the context menu.