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Best American Football Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best American Football books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Football: Football Made Easy: Beginner and Expert Strategies For Becoming A Better Football Player (American Football Coaching Playing Training Tactic) (2017)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionDo you wish there was something more you could do to help your team win? Tired of getting pushed around on the field?Whether (1) you are just starting out, (2) you want to discover some new tactics to give you the edge on your competition, or (3) if you want to hone your mind and body to boost your skills to the next level, this book will teach you everything you need to know.Remove those nagging doubts and take the field with confidence.In a sport like football, you need to do whatever it takes to be at the top of your game, otherwise you may find yourself on the sidelines with an injury, wishing things had gone differently….
Author(s): Ace McCloud

2. Evolution of the Game: A Chronicle of American Football (2016)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionFootball is America’s most popular sport: the nation is obsessed with it, and the game has spawned millions of fans worldwide. Filled with facts, figures, and formations, Evolution of the Game chronicles the why, when, and how the game of American football developed. With chapters such as “Origins of the Game,” “The Aerial Circus,” and “Development of the Contemporary Game,” this unique resource traces the growth of football from its Chinese origins to the fast-paced, no-huddle game of the present. With over 345 annotations and 380 diagrams, author Frank Francisco expertly analyzes the most innovative and…
Author(s): Frank Francisco

3. Offensive Football Strategies (2000)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionUse strategies straight from many of football’s all-time greatest coaches! Offensive Football Strategies offers you special access to the sharpest football minds in the game’s history. Pick and choose portions to use to optimize your game plan each season. Offensive Football Strategies is the most comprehensive and detailed book of its kind, containing the most popular and effective offensive philosophies, systems, formations, and plays over the past 40 years. This extensive collection includes 73 articles written by many of the greatest coaching strategists in football history, including Bob Devaney, Bear Bryant, John McKay, Joe…
Author(s): American Football Coaches Association

4. Football For Dummies (2019)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionNew stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of Football For Dummies. This new edition is the fan’s ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium.  With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans…
Author(s): Howie Long, John Czarnecki

5. Defensive Football Strategies (American Football Coaches Association) (2000)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionThey say that defense wins championships. If so, this book is your formula for winning a title with a solid defensive football team. Defensive Football Strategies is a complete collection of tactics, teachings, and insights from some of the best defensive minds in the game. Readers will find winning strategies from 90 top coaches—legends of both the past and the present—including Bob Stoops of the University of Oklahoma, Bo Schembechler of the University of Michigan, Charlie McBride of the University of Nebraska, and R.C. Slocum of…
Author(s): American Football Coaches Association

6. Football: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Odd Facts, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff (2015)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionJam-packed with cool trivia, history-making records, unforgettable moments, and wacky true tales of your favorite games, players and events, these stories from the gridiron will set fans abuzz.An engaging presentation for football’s toughest fans. Find out all about the culture of superstition and the crazy events that surround the game, about the hazing that’s an integral part of the sport, and about how a team’s captain gets his fellow players all fired up. Fascinating stories recanted include the Eagles beating the Giants just before time ran out, New York’s fumble that led to…
Author(s): Ron Martirano

7. Sports in American Life: A History (2011)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionThis new edition of Davies’ highly praised narrative of American sports history makes use of the very latest research and now includes updated and expanded coverage of major sporting events since 2006, extreme sports, and women in sports….
Author(s): Richard O. Davies

8. American Football Puzzles Book: American Football Word Searches, Cryptograms, Alphabet Soups, Dittos, Piece By Piece Puzzles All You Want to Challenge to Keep Your Brain Young (Volume 2) (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionAmerican Football Puzzles Book: American Football Word Searches, Cryptograms, Alphabet Soups, Dittos, Piece By Piece Puzzles All You Want to Challenge to Keep Your Brain Young This American Football puzzles book is for adults and kids ages 4-8 years and up. It is the perfect book for Basketball-loving people in your life who also loves word puzzles. There are five kinds of puzzles including word search, cryptogram, alphabet soup, dittos, piece by piece. You can challenge so many kinds of puzzles in one book to have a lot of fun. Compete with your friends to see who really has the…
Author(s): Ronald Blau

9. The Football Coaching Bible (2002)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionThe Football Coaching Bible features many of the game’s most successful coaches. Each shares the special insight, advice, and strategies they’ve used to field championship-winning teams season after season. The 27 chapter contributing coaches span six decades of the sport and reach into every corner of the United States. The impressive list of contributors: -Joe Paterno -Hayden Fry -Phil Fulmer -Dick Foster -Grant Teaff -Gene Stallings -Jim Tressel -R.C. Slocum -LaVell Edwards -Bobby Bowden -Jim Young -Frosty Westering -Mack Brown -Larry Kehres -Bill Snyder -Lou Holtz -Ken Sparks -Tom Osborne -Sonny Lubick -Mike Bellotti -Barry Alvarez…
Author(s): American Football Coaches Association

10. Coaching Youth Football 6th Edition (Coaching Youth Sports) (2017)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionCongratulations on your commitment to coach youth football. If you have played but haven’t coached before, you’ll need some help to make your first season a success. If you have coached previously, every season is an opportunity to do better. Coaching Youth Football, with its field-tested information and advice, will help you run your team with confidence. You’ll find methods and tips for communicating with players, minimizing risk and preventing injuries, providing basic first aid, planning and conducting practices, teaching the…
Author(s): American Youth Football, Joe Galat

11. The League That Didn’t Exist: A History of the All-American Football Conference, 1946-1949 (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionThe All-American Football Conference was the only challenger to the NFL (except for the American Football League of the 1960s) to survive more than two seasons in competition with the established league. It ultimately failed to achieve its goal of a peaceful coexistence with the NFL and folded in 1949. Its Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, which were absorbed by the NFL in 1950, are still in business. This book takes a brief look at all of the NFL’s challengers (and would-be challengers) from 1926 to 1945. It looks particularly at the All-American Conference,…
Author(s): Gary Webster

12. Hybrids: The Making of a Modern Defense (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionIn order to see the future, we must first view the past. The second book by author Cody Alexander dives into the evolution of the modern defense. From Bill Arnsparger’s hybrid 3-4 to the three-safety defenses found in the pass-happy Big 12, Alexander details the path taken to get to where we are today. One primary element in all modern defenses is the use of hybrid players and the move towards a more position-less game. Coach Alexander explains how modern defenses are taking from the past to recreate what we are seeing today on the field. Defensive football is under attack by the proliferation of the Spread offense through all…
Author(s): Cody Alexander

13. All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionAaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life — one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins.All-American Murder is the first book to…
Author(s): James Patterson , Alex Abramovich , et al.

14. Integrating the Gridiron: Black Civil Rights and American College Football (2011)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your AttentionEven the most casual sports fans celebrate the achievements of professional athletes, among them Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Joe Louis. Yet before and after these heroes staked a claim for African Americans in professional sports, dozens of college athletes asserted their own civil rights on the amateur playing field, and continue to do so today.Integrating the Gridiron, the first book devoted to exploring the racial politics of college athletics, examines the history of African Americans on predominantly white college football teams from the nineteenth century through today. Lane Demas compares the acceptance and treatment of…
Author(s): Lane Demas

15. AMERICAN FOOTBALL: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: An American Football Coloring Book For Adults (2018)

 Best American Football Books Worth Your Attention*An awesome collection of American Football coloring patterns*Perfect for relaxation and stress relief*2 copies of each image, for two chances to color!*Rad original designs, from Scribble Press…
Author(s): Skyler Rankin

Best American Football Books Worth Your Attention

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Gridiron Underground: Black American Journeys in Canadian Football

Author(s): James R. Wallen
ID: 2321803, Publisher: Dundurn, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Never settle: family, football, and the American soul

Author(s): Smith, Marty
ID: 2731649, Publisher: Grand Central Publishing;Twelve, Year: 2019, Size: 25 Mb, Format: epub

Coaching Youth Football 6th Edition

Author(s): American Youth Football, Joe Galat
ID: 1703400, Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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