Since its establishment in 1922, the American Football Coaches Association has striven to provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football and coaching and to maintain the highest possible standards in football and the coaching profession. These objectives, first declared by founders Alonzo Stagg, John Heisman, and others, have been instrumental in the AFCA's becoming the effective and highly respected organization it is today.
The AFCA now has more than 10,000 members, including coaches from Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Russia. Through annual publications and several newsletters, the association keeps members informed of the most current rules changes and proposals, proper coaching methods, innovations in techniques, insights in coaching philosophy, and business conducted by the board of trustees and AFCA committees. A convention is held each January to give members a special opportunity to exchange ideas and recognize outstanding achievement.
The association promotes safety in the sport and establishes strong ethical and moral codes that govern all aspects of football coaching. In addition, the AFCA is involved in numerous programs that ensure the integrity of the coaching profession and enhance the development of the game. It works closely with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the National Football League, the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, Pop Warner, and other organizations involved in the game of football. Indeed, one of the goals of the association is to build a strong coalition—TEAM AFCA—of football coaches who will speak out with a unified voice on issues that affect the sport and profession.
The AFCA is the team of the football coaching profession. All current and former football coaches or administrators involved with football are encouraged to join. For more information about becoming a member of the American Football Coaches Association, please log on to the AFCA Web site (www.afca.com) or contact them at the following address:
American Football Coaches Association
100 Legends Lane
Waco, TX 76706
A great book that can be referred back to over and over again!! Lots of info about defensive football. Can we ever really have enough knowledge as coaches? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Maurice Troop
I'm coaching a new football team here in Norway, and as a Norwegian I'm not the great expert on American football. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Olav Guntvedt Brevik
This is a large book that has a lot of information. Many of the articles are repetitive and outdated but should not be overlooked. The repetition is there for a reason. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Andrew Neupert
I never played Football except in the street. I enjoyed learning some of the intricacies of defense strategies. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert C. Worden
Bill Belichick said " a coach that only masters one side of the ball is only half a coach. " I believe that is so true! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Elliot A. Davis
I really like this book because we are changing defenses and It gave me some insight on how successful coaches run certain defenses and drills. Read morePublished 16 months ago by aclassact
Very good ideas for a coach looking for some good strategy and maybee some new ideas. Highly recomended. Well writtan!Published 19 months ago by K-Man