Coaching Youth Football Defense

Complete Guide to Installing 44 Split Defense by Joe Roman

One of the many defensive books in my youth football coaching library is Complete Guide to Installing the 44 Split Defense (Art & Science of Coaching)  I am not big on the 44 defense but this book has some very good general defensive coaching information, coverage explanations, communication, linebacker play and a pretty good chapter on the …

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Playing Outside Linebacker or Defensive End

Fritz Shurmur’s description of how to play the outside linebacker or defensive end whichever you call it, maybe the best I have read yet. I just got his book today The Eagle Five-Linebacker Defense, and was thumbing through it and came across his outside linebacker description. Unbelievable! I can’t wait to read more, but need …

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Coaching Football’s 46 Defense book by Ryan and Walker

One of the defensive football books that I read this summer was Coaching Footballs 46 Defense by Rex Ryan and Jeff Walker. This football coaching book is a must have for our coaching library. I love Rex Ryan. I watched him speak on one of the COOL clinic DVDs three years ago and recently on …

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Youth Football Defensive Football Drills – Great football drills book

I am the defensive coordinator this season for the Keller Raiders Select youth football club in Keller Texas, and I am reading a ton of defensive books this season.  Every month I buy one or two used football defensive books that are less than $10 on Amazon. I keep a few books by the TV, …

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Wilkinson’s Football Winning Defense Book

I recently ordered about 10 defensive football books from Amazon.com, and one of my favorite football books of all time is becoming Football Winning Defense, 1994 Sports Illustrated published book by Bud Wilkinson,  a member of Football’s Hall of Fame.  Coach Wilkinson coached the University of Oklahoma to 47 straight wins, an all time record. The …

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Defensive Goals – youth football

So my 2010 defensive goals for my youth football team are: 1. Score on Defense2. Limit offensive plays over 12 yards3. Create turnovers4. Control field position5. Stop opponent on Short Yardage6. Excellent field communications7. No more than 7 points allowed a game8. Hands are weapons use them Play for Fun and Winning is Funner. Sent …

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