Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call: A 21st Century Survival Guide for High School Football Coaches

Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call: A 21st Century Survival Guide for High School Football Coaches

by K. Russell DePriest, Adam DePriest

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The conclusions drawn by analyzing statistics from college and professional football often do not translate to the high school game because the games are so different. This book puts those powerful statistical techniques for maximizing a team's chance of winning into the hands of high school coaches and fans. These techniques are illustrated using the Pulaski Academy Bruins as a case study.

Techniques such as Expected Point Value and Points Per Possession analysis are demonstrated with examples. The authors explore the utility of onside kicks, 4th down decision making, and two point conversion attempts. In addition, the book touches on the aspects of game theory as it relates to the opponents psychological state.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495298646
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/20/2014
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call: A 21st Century Survival Guide for High School Football Coaches 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author offered a great background for someone who hasn't read a good football tactics book in a while (~3 years or so) as well as given a good view on the changing arena of high school football. The exposition of each of the tactics being done really helped me get back up to speed on the whole thought process in the coach's (and active spectator's) mind. My math-nerd background also greatly appreciated the good explanation of the statistics involved with the plays.  All in all, I would recommend this to the reader who really wants to get a grasp on what all is being done in one of the best games (if not the best) ever made. This book makes me honestly want to  argue/discuss with other people what the future is going to be and what can be done to make teams great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The authors understanding and description of high school football was deeply educational, even without the statistics tutorial. If high school coaches read this book, understand its points, and apply its lessons I believe that they will become more successful. If you are not a coach, I think you will still find the story told in the book to be very interesting. L. Martin