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The Football Coaching Bible eBook By American Football Coaches Association


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The Football Coaching Bible eBook
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The Football Coaching Bible features many of the game’s most successful coaches. Each shares the special insight, advice, and strategies they’ve used to field championship-winning teams season after season.

The 27 chapter contributing coaches span six decades of the sport and reach into every corner of the United States. The impressive list of contributors:

  • Joe Paterno, Hayden Fry, Phil Fulmer, Dick Foster, Grant Teaff, Jim Tressel, R.C. Slocum, LaVell Edwards, Bobby Bowden, Jim Young, Frosty Westering
  • Mack Brown, Larry Kehres, Lou Holtz, Tom Osborne, Mike Bellotti, Fisher DeBerry, George Curry, Bo Schembechler, Joe Tiller, Frank Beamer

They cover every aspect of the game: coaching principles, program building, player motivation, practice sessions, individual skills, team tactics, offensive and defensive play-calling, and performance evaluation.

Developed by the American Football Coaches Association, this coaching guide establishes a new standard of excellence in the sport.


Part I - Professional Duties and Opportunities
Don Nehlen

Chapter 1. Responsibilities of a Coach
Grant Teaff
Chapter 2. Inner Drive and Motivation
Bo Schembechler with contributions from Rick Neuheisel and Jack Harbaugh
Chapter 3. Professional Conduct
Fisher DeBerry
Chapter 4. Career Decision Making
Jim Tressel

Part II - Coaching Principles and Priorities
Harold "Tubby" Raymond

Chapter 5. Keeping it Small
Joe Paterno
Chapter 6. Staying True to You
Bobby Bowden
Chapter 7. Leading Your Team
Tom Osborne
Chapter 8. Pursuing Your Vision
Lou Holtz

Part III - Program Building and Management
Bill Curry

Chapter 9. Building and Sustaining a Division I Program
Bill Snyder
Chapter 10. Building and Sustaining a Divisional College Program
Larry Kehres
Chapter 11. Building and Sustaining a Junior College Program
Dick Foster
Chapter 12. Building and Sustaining a High School Program
George Curry
Chapter 13. Promoting Your Program
Mack Brown

Part IV - Innovative and Effective Practice Sessions
Ron Schipper

Chapter 14. Planning and Conducting Productive Practices
Gene Stallings
Chapter 15. Maximizing the Ability of Players
Joe Tiller
Chapter 16. Conditioning for High Performance
Mike Bellotti
Chapter 17. Adjusting for Weather, Injuries, and Opponents
Hayden Fry

Part V - Individual Skills and Team Tactics
Dick Tomey

Chapter 18. The Running Game
Barry Alvarez
Chapter 19. The Passing Game
LaVell Edwards
Chapter 20. Run Defense
R.C. Slocum
Chapter 21. Pass Defense
Sonny Lubick
Chapter 22. The Kicking Game
Frank Beamer

Part VI - Game-Winning Strategies
Bill Mallory

Chapter 23. Scouting the Opposition
Phil Fulmer
Chapter 24. Getting the Competitive Mental Edge
Jim Young
Chapter 25. Offensive Play Calling in Key Game Situations
Frosty Westering
Chapter 26. Defensive Play Calling in Key Game Situations
Chapter 27. Evaluating Performance
Ken Sparks

About the AFCA

© 2002 Paper: Book: 376 pages ISBN-13: 9780736044110