Books – Football Coaching Books

Book – Coaching Football and the Split T Formation

Just received the book Coaching Football and the Split T Formation by James M Tatum and Warren K. Giese published in 1953.  I really love these old football books.  I read the first few chapters which are related to the history of football, coach’s responsibilities and common injuries with taping instructions.  I am about to …

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Football is a Game of Legs

I’ve been reading USC’s Coach John McKay’s book, Football Coaching.  He says that he believes that football is a game of legs and the primary excercise should be running.  I tend to agreee.  If you have strong legs and a strong base then football is easier for that player.  This off-season my youngest son is …

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Handbook of Winning Football by Coach George Allen

Last night I finished reading Handbook of Winning Football by Hall of Fame Coach George Allen.  About 450 pages of football wisdom.  It was published in 1975 but once you read it, you will realize why Coach Allen is a Hall of Fame football coach.  Also if you are a Washington Redskins fan from that era you …

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Fritz Shurmur – Eagle Five-Linebacker Defense Football Book

I just started reading Frtitz Shurmer’s The Eagle Five-Linebacker Defense. This is a must have book simply for the description of outside linebacker / defensive end play. The play of the outside linebacker “starts with a good take off, or explosion, across the line of scrimmage on the snap.” They must “sprint across the line …

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Youth Football Skill and Drills by Tom Bass

Tom Bass in his book Youth Football Skills & Drills: A New Coach’s Guide says one youth football coach to 6 pee wee football players an ideal ratio of coaches.  I must agree with Coach Bass.  To really teach the youth football player you need multiple drill stations to keep the young little league football players interested. …

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Complete Guide to Special Teams by Frank Beamer

Another great addition to your youth football coaching library is Frank Beamers Complete Guide to Special Teams (American Football Coaches Ass).  This is a great book on special teams.  My copy is worn, highlighted and notes in different colors along the page edges. I spend a good amount of time on Special Teams in practice, because …

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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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Vince Lombardi On Football

Yesterday, I  received my copy of Vince Lombardi on Football and read the first 25 pages this morning.  Absolutely amazing.  Coach Lombardi goes into great detail about the Green Bay Packer Sweep by position.  I can hear him speaking to me through the pages.  Can’t wait to read more. Here’s a video so you can …

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