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Football Coaching Bible, The

Football Coaching Bible, The

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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
    • Gene Stallings
    • Jim Tressel
    • R.C. Slocum
    • LaVell Edwards
    • Bobby Bowden
    • Jim Young
    • Frosty Westering
    • Mack Brown
    • Larry Kehres
    • Bill Snyder
    • Lou Holtz
    • Ken Sparks
    • Tom Osborne
    • Sonny Lubick
    • Mike Bellotti
    • Barry Alvarez
    • 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. Making Defensive Calls
    Jerry Sandusky
    Chapter 27. Evaluating Performance
    Ken Sparks

    Since its establishment in 1922, the American Football Coaches Association has provided a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football and coaching. It also works to maintain the highest possible standards in football and the coaching profession. These objectives—first declared by founders Major Charles Daly, Alonzo Stagg, John Heisman, and others—have been instrumental in the AFCA's becoming the effective and highly respected organization it is today.

    The AFCA now has more than 10,000 members, including coaches from Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Russia. Through annual publications and several newsletters, the association keeps members informed of the most current rule changes and proposals, proper coaching methods, innovations in techniques, insights in coaching philosophy, and business conducted by the board of trustees and AFCA committees. A convention is held each January to give members a special opportunity to exchange ideas and recognize outstanding achievement.

    The association promotes safety in the sport and establishes strong ethical and moral codes that govern all aspects of football coaching. In addition, the AFCA is involved in numerous programs that ensure the integrity of the coaching profession and enhance the development of the game. The AFCA works closely with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the National Football League, the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, Pop Warner, and other organizations involved in the game of football. Indeed, one of the goals of the association is to build a strong coalition of football coaches—Team AFCA—who speak out with a unified voice on issues that affect the sport and profession.

    The AFCA is the team of the football coaching profession. All current and former football coaches or administrators involved with football are encouraged to join. For more information about becoming a member of the AFCA, please visit the AFCA Web site or write to the following address:

    American Football Coaches Association
    100 Legends Lane
    Waco, TX 76706
    (254) 754-9900