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:
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
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 (www.afca.com) or write to the following address:
American Football Coaches Association 100 Legends Lane Waco, TX 76706 (254) 754-9900