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Best Football Books: The Ultimate Collection

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Football books.

1. Football For Dummies (2019)

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionNew 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…
Author(s): Howie Long, John Czarnecki

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

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionDo 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…
Author(s): Ace McCloud

3. How to Read a Football Defense: Understanding Alignments and Assignments for a Football Defense (2016)

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionCoach Renner has called plays for 30 years, 23 years as a head coach. He finished his 30-year coaching career with a consecutive game touchdown scoring streak of 141 games, a span of 13-years. During that time his offenses averaged 31.1 points per game and 6+ wins per season. These things were achieved at four different high schools in two different states. And, all four teams became winning playoff teams. Coach Renner used the same method of reading a football defense to call his plays during those 13-years. In this book, How to Read a Football Defense, Coach Renner…
Author(s): Bill Renner

4. Football Hackers: The Science and Art of a Data Revolution (2019)

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionFootball’s data revolution has only just begun. The arrival of advanced metrics and detailed analysis is already reshaping the modern game. We can now fully assess player performance, analyse the role of luck and measure what really leads to victory. There is no turning back.Now the race is on between football’s wealthiest clubs and a group of outsiders, nerds and rule-breakers, who are turning the game on its head with their staggering innovations. Winning is no longer just about what happens out on the pitch, it’s now a battle taking place in boardrooms…
Author(s): Christoph Biermann

5. The Essential Smart Football (2012)

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Essential Smart Football is an examination of football’s most important strategies and ideas, through the lens of the game’s best coaches, players, and schemes. Brilliantly written and eschewing unnecessary jargon and technicality, it makes a major contribution to our understanding of football to help all of us — coaches, players, and fans — appreciate the game we love all the more. The Essential Smart Football features analysis of football’s top strategists and their schemes, including: Urban Meyer’s spread offense Tom Brady’s no-huddle attack Bill Belichick’s hybrid defense Gus Malzahn’s up-tempo offense…
Author(s): Chris B. Brown

6. Defensive Coordinator’s Football Handbook (2015)

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionDefensive Coordinator’s Football Handbook is a complete guide for football coaches. The information contained in the book has been compiled by Leo Hand during 47 years of coaching championship teams at both the high school and collegiate levels. Numerous topics are covered that will enable any coach to successfully understand and defend modern offenses. Including: An overview of contemporary offensive trends A system for identifying offensive formations and personnel groupings A system for creating multiple defensive fronts and secondary coverages The base reads, reactions, and techniques for defensive linemen and linebackers…
Author(s): Leo Hand

7. The Offensive Coordinators Football Handbook (2019)

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionYou have just been appointed offensive coordinator for your school. What now? It is extremely important for a potential offensive coordinator to clearly and specifically understand what his role will be as a team s offensive coordinator. The underlying basis of this statement is to help a coordinator, or would-be coordinator, be sure that he is fully aware of his role as that team s offensive coordinator, as designated by the head coach. Without question, the best time to do this is before the would-be offensive coordinator accepts the all-important position. In other words, it is essential that he knows what he…
Author(s): Steve Axman

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

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionJam-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…
Author(s): Ron Martirano

9. Football: Learn to Play Football: The Ultimate Guide to Understand Football Rules, Football Positions, Football Statistics and Watch a Football Game Like a Pro! (2015)

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionYou’re about to discover how to… How to become a pro at watching and playing football. From learning the rules as you go along to learning all of the positions, you’ll soon be playing football in no time. Watching football can be easy too. All you have to do is to know about the rules, commodities, and even the NFL leagues. All of this information can be found in this book….
Author(s): Stephen Green

10. Football Is For Girls: A Modern Chick’s Guide to Understanding the Game (2017)

 Best Football Books: The Ultimate CollectionFootball has become America’s true national pastime, but without a basic understanding of the game, it can be difficult to watch and enjoy. Football Is For Girls is a book for women that explains the game from the ground up. The game, its players, its concepts and its strategies are clearly explained in an easily digestible format. For anyone who has an interest in watching more of the game, but just can’t seem to completely grasp what is going on and why, this book was written for you….
Author(s): Rachel Oliver

Best Football Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some football books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Draw 50 Athletes: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Wrestlers and Figure Skaters, Baseball and Football Players, and Many More...

Author(s): Lee J. Ames
Publisher: Watson-Guptill, Year: 8 May 2012, Size: 17 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2438754

The Use of Video Technologies in Refereeing Football and Other Sports

Author(s): Miguel Ángel Betancor (editor); Anto J. Benítez (editor); Manuel Armenteros (editor)
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2489138

DK - The Football Book

Author(s): DK Publishing
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 90 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2519280

Sacre Bleu: Zidane to Mbappé A football journey

Author(s): Spiro Matthew
Publisher: Biteback Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2527797

Creating a United Europe of Football: The Formation of UEFA (1949–1961) (Football Research in an Enlarged Europe)

Author(s): Philippe Vonnard
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2532048

Thursday night lights: the story of black high school football in Texas

Author(s): Hurd, Michael
Publisher: University of Texas Press, Year: 2019;2017, Size: 14 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2571683

My Life in Football - The Autobiography

Author(s): Kevin Keegan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 19 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2300620

My Life in Football: The Autobiography

Author(s): Kevin Keegan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 19 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2301028

Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Gabriel Kuhn, Boff Whalley
Publisher: PM Press, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2308236

Gridiron Underground: Black American Journeys in Canadian Football

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

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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