Yes, coaches can use their own plays.  The Pick 6 Sports Playcard that is provided is a visual tool that can be used to help the kids be successful.  Coaches are not required to use the play card provided by Pick 6 and coaches are welcome to use their own plays.  Coaches should have a visual reference for the kids to use in the huddle.    

When designing your own play card:

  1. Have a Visual Card that you can show the kids in the huddle so that they can quickly recall the play and their responsibilities
  2. Ensure a good mix of running and pass plays
  3. Have a variety of plays that allows you to get all players involved in the game
  4. Ensure plays are appropriate for the age group or skill set you are coaching. 
  5. Review and practice the plays during practice.  This allows the kids to have had a chance to practice the play and will help you as a coach understand which plays will work in the game and which plays may need to be worked on in the future.  

Resources: Link to Pick 6 Sports Playcard