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October 2012

October 2012


Student of the Game: Using Academic Resources to Enhance Your Program: Part I The Tactical Games Approach and Open Field Tackling

by: Jack Byrne
Defensive Coordinator ē Windham High School (NH)
© October 2012

The purpose of this series of articles is to provide ideas for improving various aspects of your football program using academic resources and studies. If you are anything like me, you are the type of coach that wants a reason and a purpose behind everything you do for your program. Anecdotal evidence can be useful, but is often unreliable and even harmful (if you donít believe me, think about what would happen if we took everything from an internet forum, Wikipedia, or a TV infomercial as absolute fact!). Using reliable sources and learning about key concepts in the academic world of sports will help guide and justify your decisions as a coach.

 

At Windham High School (NH) we have a three year old school with a football program that made it to the state finals in our second varsity year. It was also the first year ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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