Jan 27, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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FSS 184 - Theory of Coaching Football

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Instruction in the theory of coaching football including techniques, methods, and ideas. Includes introduction, role of the coach, program development, and fundamentals and techniques.

Recommendation: Participation on a football team or league and some knowledge of the game before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop a coaching philosophy statement by evaluating various coaching strategies.
  2. Formulate individual ideas for coaching football and teaching intermediate or advanced concepts and performance skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to establish a practice plan.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to establish a game plan.
  5. Demonstrate familiarity with the methodology of the Positive Coaching Alliance. 

  1. Introduction
    1. History of football
    2. Rules
    3. Developing a coaching philosophy and style of coaching
    4. The Positive Coaching Alliance methodology
    5. Youth sports
  2. Role of the Coach
    1. Coaching responsibilities
    2. Planning for the competitive year
    3. Strength and conditioning for pre-season, season, and off-season
    4. Tryouts and evaluating talent plus recognizing intangibles
    5. Team selection
    6. Developing a comprehensive practice plan
  3. Program Development
    1. Coaching development
    2. Assistant coaches and the right fit
    3. Administration/head coaches role as CEO
    4. Parental issues
    5. Budget
    6. Game planning and protocol
  4. Fundamentals and Techniques
    1. Positional offensive fundamentals and techniques
    2. Positional defensive fundamentals and techniques  
    3. Positional and team offensive tactics
    4. Positional and team defensive tactics
    5. Offensive strategies/transferring practice performance to games
    6. Defensive strategies/transferring practice performance to games

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