Arnsparger's Coaching Defensive Football / Edition 1

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Experience the thoughts and strategies of a highly successful former professional athletic coach and college athletic administrator with this excellent new source for defensive football strategies.
In Arnsparger's Coaching Defensive Football, Bill Arnsparger shares his know-how, personal philosophies, and the essential details that make up a winning team, including:

  • Basic information
  • Run defense
  • Pass coverage, including zone, man, and blitz
  • Short yardage
  • Goal line
  • The substitution package of five, six, and seven defensive backs
  • And much more!
    Special situations are covered as well-two minutes, offensive group formations, last play call, and unbalanced line adjustments. In addition to the technical aspects of the defense strategy, the mental aspects-the attitude, discipline, and motivation behind a winning defense-are presented.
    This is a complete defensive football coaching course packed into a single, hands-on reference. Students and athletes will learn from a master-and fans will find out what's behind the moves.
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Editorial Reviews

Arnsparger (NFL coach for the Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins, and New York Giants) presents a discussion of successful football defense. Replete with a large number of diagrams, the material covers short yardage, goal line situations, pass coverage, two minute drills, and other information. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574441628
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 628,777
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Pre-Game Warm Up
The Kick-Off
50 Years of Thoughts
Basic Information
Support Assignments
Destroy Technique
Backfield Alignments
Hole Numbering
Play Numbering
Pass Numbering
Over & Under
Defensive Line Fundamentals
Pass Rush Games
Key vs. Run
Keys vs. Pass
Blitz Paths
Zone Coverage
Zone Blitz
Man Coverage
Defensive Backs Fundamentals
Man/Man Coverage Techniques & Drills
Individual Pass Defense Technique
Hold & Jam Technique
Trail Technique
Blitz Coverage
Blitz & Blitz Coverage
Mary Susan-My Daughter and Her Thoughts!
Media Relations
What it Takes to be No. 1-by Vince Lombardi
Short Yardage & Goal Line
Fronts & Coverage
Substituted Pass Coverage & Blitz
Personnel Numbering
Pass Coverage
Bunch Adjustments
Pass Only Blitz & Coverage
Special Situations
Two Minutes
Last Play Call
Group Formation Adjustments
Unbalanced Line Adjustments
Discipline/Motivation-Step-by-Step Teaching
Teaching-A Part of Motivation
Practice Schedule
Video Evaluation
The Eyes: Lead the Body!
Developing a Game Plan
The Signal Caller
Stealing Signals
Sudden Death
Coaching-My Career and Thoughts!
Growing Up!
University of Kentucky (1944)
U.S. Marine Corps
Miami University (1947-1950)
Ohio State University (1951-1953)
University of Kentucky (1954-1961)
Tulane University (1962-1963)
Baltimore Colts (1964-1969)
Miami Dolphins (1970-1973)
New York Giants (1974-1976)
Miami Dolphins (1976-1983)
LSU (1984-1986)
University of Florida (1987-1991)
San Diego Chargers (1992-1994)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2010

    Good Book for understanding Defense

    This is an excellent book to understand how defense is played. This book will take you from A-Z on how each player should align, what his technique is, and how to play each type of run. This should be one of the books on any football coach's bookshelf. You will understand the game of football after reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2000

    A FIVE star defensive football book.

    Arnsparger's Coaching Defensive Football is by far the best defensive book on the market today. He goes into detail on fronts, coverages, blitzs plus a candid discussion of many other topics necessary to successful coaching. This book is definitely a five star product.

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