Students in this course will explore the techniques and tactical skills within the sport of American Football. Basic offensive, defensive, and special team skills are taught while exploring various teaching strategies for effective implementation. Football is a game that goes well beyond the obvious physical struggle on the field of play. Below the surface is a complex game which calls for strategic learning and specific methods of movement in accordance to the basic laws of physics. Coaching football calls for an understanding of these concepts in addition to strong organizational and instructional abilities. This course is designed for coaches at all levels. For coaches just beginning in the profession or looking to begin in the future, this course will discuss a number of basic areas that are essential to being successful such as coaching philosophy, practice planning, and game preparation. For those individuals that have been coaching for some time, this course will give you a chance to re-evaluate your philosophy, technique, style, and communication ability. In summary, the approach is toward teaching the student the theory, principles, concepts, and practices that can be applied in the dynamic, ever changing, challenging, and rewarding field of coaching football.
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Textbook in APA format:
Ash, R. (2006). Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
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There may be other materials, including websites outside the classroom, assigned by the Instructor during the course.
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain websites are useful. Please abide by the APUS academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note website addresses are subject to change.
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