These apps might help coaches better support their players.

A good football coach is always looking for ways in which he can use the latest technology to help improve his program. These apps might help coaches better support their players.

 CoachUp: CoachUp is the best app for athletes looking to make their athletic goals a reality. CoachUp helps connect athletes with great sports coaches across the country for private, in-person one-on-one training. Personalized, one-on-one sports training is the secret to improved skill and increased confidence. FREE

Hudl: Hudl helps teams win with video. The app allows coaches to study the video they’ve uploaded, or capture new video using their device. Coaches can watch an entire game, practice or opponent scout video. Analyze full breakdown data and make notes on each clips. Keep stats and upload video. FREE

First Down Playbook Dropback: The Dropback App from FirstDown PlayBook™ is a free app designed and developed by 30-year NFL/NCAA Coach Charlie Coiner. Its unique, patented technology assists coaches with passing game concepts and plays. The app teaches football principles and fundamentals using professionally drawn plays and diagrams. FREE

iPracticeBuilder: Creating and storing your customized sports practice plan has never been easier. iPracticeBuilder™ is a patent-pending, revolutionary iPad app that allows coaches to interactively build and store sports practice plans. iPracticeBuilder™ offers video content from top level coaches, which along with your own drills, helps you create practice plans. $9.99

StatRow: StatRow provides a way for parents, students, and fans to interact during each and every sporting event. Users can track scores as well as upload game videos and pictures or write short messages about the game and how your team is playing. StatRow helps teams increase their fan base. FREE

iScoutPad: iScout Football is the app for football coaches, scouts, and even players to use to scout football players. You can scout potential recruits or your competition with this app. With this app, you can add multiple teams, add players to teams, track player information, add notes for each player, track injuries and record game film. FREE

GameChanger: GameChanger is a scorekeeping app that started with baseball, softball and basketball, but has recently made the push to football. A coach can manage his roster and schedule practices and game on the app. During the game, a scorekeeper records action using simple, intuitive menus. FREE

Coach’s Eye: Coach’s Eye is the performance-enhancing video app for serious competitors. Evaluate performance on the field or on the go using powerful instant replay tools. Record HD videos and instantly review them in slow motion. Create and share coaching videos that help you train smarter and see results faster. $4.99

CoachBase: CoachBase is the cleanest and simplest way to diagram and share plays and drills. CoachBase takes the best-selling coaches clipboard app and improves on it to produce the highest quality playbook app available. Using CoachBase, you can now create a growing library of all your plays and drills in one location. FREE

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