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Football Coaching Books – Belichick Collection 2

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This is the 2nd post in the Belichick Collection of football coaching books.  The Naval Academy was kind of enough to send me the list of his football books in the collection on campus.  Coach B’s dad coached for the Academy so they were lucky enough to house his collection of some of the best coaching books on football.  

The Belichick Collection contains some of the best American football coaching books ever published.  These great football coaching books have some of the top football coaching strategies from decades past to the birth of football. 

Here are the second 50 football books from the collection. You can find the first 50 in the list here. If I found the book in a Google search I linked the book title to the seller. Enjoy.

CampFootball1896
CampBook of Football1910
CampFB without a Coach1920
CarsonPoint of Attack- Defense Strikes Back1987
CavanaughInside Football1919
Cenbaro20 Years of Cleveland Browns1966
CFLFacts, Figures & Records1985
ChadwickThe Winning Touchdown1911
ChristmanSecrets in Passing1948
ChurchUniversity Football1893
ClaassenEncyclopedia of FB1960
Clark, PotsyFB Players & Fans1935
ClaryArmy-Navy 70 Years of FB Rivalry1965
ClaryPro FB Great Moments1976
ClaryPaul Brown Story1979
ClaryPro FB Great Moments1981
CobbGo Gators1966
CohaneGridiron Grenadiers1948
CohaneYale Football Story1951
CohaneBypaths of Glory1963
CohaneGreat College Coaches 20’s & 30’s1973
ConerlyThe Forward Pass1960
Cooke Better FB for Boys1958
CoryellWin With Honor1976
CrislerPractical Football1934
CrislerModern Football1949
CurranThe $400,000 QB1965
CurranPro FB’s Rag Days1969
DaGrosaFunctional FB1946
DaleyPro FB Hall of Fame1963
DalyAmer. FB How to Play It1921
DalyKnute Rockne1960
DanzigHistory of America FB1956
DanzigOh, How they Played Game1971
DaughertyFirst & Ten1961
Davis FB Americ. InterCol Game1911
Davis, JeffPapa Bear1941
DickeyBill Walsh Bldg Champ1980
DoddDodd on Football1954
DoraisForward Pass & Defense192?
DudleyHow Pros Play Game1964
EdsonBlack Knights of West Point1954
EdwardsFootball Days1916
EisenbergCotton Bowl Days1997
EllisonRun & Shoot FB Offense of the Future1965
EngemanAnnapolis, Life of a Midshipman1965
EnglandT Formation From A-Z1952
EplerSix Man Football1938
Evans50 Years of FB @ Syracuse University1939
EvanshevskiScoring Power with the Winged T1957

I find a lot of my old books on eBay.com, Amazon.com, Abebooks.com and sometimes books.google.com. Enjoy the list.

Stay tuned as I post more of the list.

Thanks,
Coach Parker

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Football Books – Belichick Collection 1

do your job - bill belichickA year or two ago, I read an article in SI  about the Belichick Collection of great football books in the U.S. Naval Academy’s football building’s lounge.  Football books from the 1891 to present.  Belichick’s dad was a coach at the Naval Academy and Bill Belichick was raised on Navy football. He used to play catch with Roger Stauback as a boy.  This is why the Naval Academy is the lucky librarians of the Belichick library of football books.

Since I love reading old football coaching books, I called the Naval Academy and ask for the complete list of books.  They were kind enough to send the list.  I thought I would share the list with you too.  Here are the first 50 football books from the collection.  If I found the book in a Google search I linked the book title to the seller. Enjoy.


Author Title Yr
49’ers Individual & Team Records ’46 1958
AFCA Guide to FB Drills 1984
Aiken HS Football 1934
Aiken Bal Carrying Made Easy 1935
Allen Com. Bk Winning FB Drills 1959
Allen New Handbook of Football Drills 1974
Allen All New FB Drills na
Anderson Make the Team in Football 1961
Anderson Great QBs NFL 1965
Anderson, Ken The Art of Quaterbacking 1984
Antonacci-Barr FB for Young Champions 1958
Asinof 7 Days to Sunday na
Ave-Beu Progress & Fund FB 1948
Bailey The “M” Book of Athletics 1947
Bailey FB at The U of Richmond 1949
Baker FB Facts & Figures 1945
Baker Do You Know Your FB? 1946
Barone Navy’s Joe Bellino 1961
Barr Pre-College FB 1939
Bateman FB Fundementals 1957
Beach/Moore Army vs. Notre Dame 1948
Beach/Moore Army-Navy 1948
Bealle Georgetown Hoyas 1947
Bealle History of FB at Harvard 1948
Bealle Gangway for Navy 1951
Bealle Kings of American FB 1952
Belichick FB Scouting Methods 1962
Bell Bowl Game Thrills 1965
Benezet 3 Yrs. FB Dartmouth 1904
Bible Championship FB 1947
Bierman Winning FB 1937
Biggs Conditioning for FB 1968
Blaik You Have to Pay the Price 1960
Bonder Fundamental Line Drills 1952
Bonder How to Successfully Coach 1958
Bracken Doak Walker 1950
Broadfield 100 Years of FB 1969
Broeg Ol’ Mizzou 1974
Brown Rockne 1931
Brown, Jim Out of Bounds 1989
Browning Bowl, Bama, Bowl 1977
Bryant Bldg. A Championship Team 1960
Buchanan Story of FB 1947
Buchanan Bowl Records ’02- 1968
Burt Hard Nose 1987
Caldwell Modern Single Wing FB 1951
Caldwell Modern FB for the Spectator 1953
Camerer Winning FB Plays 1962
Camp American Football 1891

I find a lot of my old books on eBay.com, Amazon.com, Abebooks.com and sometimes books.google.com.  Enjoy the list.

Stay tuned as I post more of the list. Page 2

Thanks,
Coach Parker

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Youth Football Coach’s Reading List

It’s almost a new year, 2012.  Can you believe it?  No, me either.

If you are like me, you are starting to think about your next youth football season and developing your plans. Since we play Spring ball here in Keller, TX, we’ve already had a few coaches meetings .  What did we do right, wrong, and should have done?

It seems like each season after these meetings and before tough games, I will pull out one of the books below and reference one or two things, or just re-read or scan the book again for ideas and or answers.  I probably have 50 or so books in my youth football library, but these are my favorites and trusted stand bys:

  1. The Toss by Jerry Vallotton
  2. Coaching Offensive Lineman by Dave Christensen
  3. Coaching Team Defense by Fritz Shurmur
  4. Directory of Football Defenses by Drew Tallman
  5. Complete Book of Drills for Winning Football – Michael D. Koehler
  6. Coaching Youth Football by John T. Reed
  7. Winning Youth Football – Dave Cisar
  8. Coaching Football by Tom Flores
  9. Football Scouting Methods by Steve Belichick
  10. Football; principles and play by David M Nelson

Check out my youth football coaching books too…. Click Here for my youth football books

I usually buy these books used on Amazon.  I wait until I can get a good copy for around $10 plus shipping.  Many of these books are out of print and sometimes demand a high price.  Wait a few months and you may find a copy on Amazon or Ebay.  Also, Google the author and they may have an old copy for sale or an ebook copy.

Yes, I know many of these books are older books.  But think about it, youth football is mainly a running game like football was in its early days before passing became so popular in the mid 1970’s.  Trust me these are great football books.  This is my top 10 best coaching youth football books as of today.

Other good web resources that I frequent are Gregory Double Wing , DumCoach Boards and USA Football.

Have a great New Year.

Cheers,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / Ft. Worth, TX  / DFW


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Swing Your Sword – Football Book Review

I just finished Coach Mike Leach’s Book, Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life.  What a great book. I’ve recently read autobiographies and books from some of the greatest football coaches; Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, Bill Walsh, Bear Bryant, John McKay, Paul Brown, and George Allen.  Coach Leach’s book ranks up there in my top 3.  Sure it talks about the Texas Tech scandal in the last chapters, but there are three of four chapters in the middle of the book that are laced with football genius.

Here are a few of my favorite passages from the book:

  1. Arm strength is about 6th on the list of what I look for in a quarterback. First I want to know how accurate he is and if he can make good decisions.
  2. I think playbooks are outdated.  Now everything is on video, and you playbook is your cut ups.
  3. You’re either coaching it or allowing it to happen.  

There’s a lot more.  And there is a good quote about making football fun from Rex Ryan.  I don’t want to give it all away.

If you are looking for a nice read on the plane or just looking for a good football book, check out Coach Leach’s new book. I read Swing Your Sword: Leading the Charge in Football and Life in two days.  It was that good.

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Coach Parker
Keller, TX
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