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Developing an Offensive Game Plan (The Art & Science of Coaching Series) Paperback – March 1, 2001
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Still, it is a great starting point for a high school or college offensive coordinator wanting to organize his gameplans more cohesively.
On the other hand, anyone coaching high school or higher levels MUST have this book. This is how to build an offense from the ground floor up, written by someone at the top of the game's very highest level.
Coach Billick shows you how to determine how much offense (i.e., how many plays and of what type) you will need to achieve offensive excellence during a football season. Then he "deconstructs" that season, taking it apart level by level until you can see how much offense you will need PER QUARTER.
Billick provides a masterly explanation of "situational" coaching. He shows how to take the plays you have determined are necessary, and practice them against the exact situations and defenses that you will actually need them for in games.
You end up with a "3rd and short" offense, a "coming-out zone" offense -- in short, with the entire contents of the "call sheet" you will use during a game, all constructed in a precise and logical manner. This will save you from the greatest sin a coach can commit during your precious few hours of practice -- wasting time.
Again, this isn't for everyone, and probably not for most beginners, but it is utterly essential.