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What is the most you would pay for a 200 page Youth Football Coaching eBook?

I just finished my first rough draft of my youth football coaching book for youth football players 6-12.  I am trying to decide what is a good price for an ebook.  Please help me decide what’s a fair price and what you would pay for a 200 page Youth Football Coaching ebook.

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Thanks for your help in advance.

Coach Parker
Fort Worth / Keller Texas

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Football Book Review – Complete Guide to Special Teams

Last night, I read American Football Coaches Association’s Complete Guide to Special Teams.  This is an excellent 250 page book on Special Teams tactics, drills and techniques written by some of the best Special Teams coaches in football and edited by Coach Bill Mallory and Coach Don Nehlen.  Some of the tactics outlined in the book are too sophisticated for youth football but the fundamental strategies lay an excellent special teams’ foundation for any youth tackle football team and the position technique chapters apply to all football players that want to play skill positions on Special Teams.  I could not put the book down and read all 250 pages in one sitting.  I rate the book 4.5 /5.0. 

The book is divided into two parts; tactics and techniques.  The Tactics sections includes chapters on; Punting, Kickoffs, Punt Returns, Kickoff Returns, Extra Points and Field Goals, Two-Point Conversions, Punt and Field Goal Blocks, and Developing Special Team Units.  The Techniques section includes chapters on; Punting, Kicking Off, Kicking Extra Points and Field Goals, Long Snapping, Holding for Kicks, Returning Punts and Kickoffs, and Developing Special Team Players.

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Book Review – Winning Youth Football a Step by Step Plan

Winning Youth Football BookI just finished re-reading Coach Dave Cisar’s Winning Youth Football A Step by Step Plan.  It is a very good football coaching book and one that I highly recommend to rookie and experienced pee wee football coaches.  The book is also endorsed by Tom Osborne, not too bad for a youth football book.   I rate the book a 4.5 / 5.  Its that good. 

Coach Cisar wrote the meat of the book for his youth football league’s internal use after extensive research on what works in youth football.  The book goes into detail about how to run a winning youth football team and organization.  There’s a ton of good administrative information about how to run a team, dealing with parents, practice organization, recruiting and more.

Coach Cisar also goes into detail about his defenses, the Wide Tackle 6, a 6-2 defense, and a 4-4 defense.  I was going to move from my 6-2 variation, but with his suggestions, I think I will stay with the 6-2 and implement a few 4-4 adjustments and 8 Gap adjustments which are very easily done out of the 6-2 defense. 

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