High school coaches should buy theses 3 books. Applying the strategies and tactics from The Contrarian Edge for Football Offense will cause your opponents to waste valuable practice time with little effort on your own part. Football Clock Management has been purchased by several NFL and college teams, but is applicable to ALL levels.
The Contrarian Edge for Football Offense by John T. Reed
$29.95 - Preparing for an opponent that runs the same offense and defense that you do, or that other opponents do, makes your preparation to play them much easier. Why do your opponents the same favor by running the most common/popular schemes? It's your duty to have contrarian tactics, contrarian plays, contrarian offense, defense, and special teams. My coaching books have longed urged readers to adopt contrarian approaches to offense. I wanted to write a whole book on how to do that and I finally have. It took me a year, but my latest coaching book—The Contrarian Edge For Football Offense—is now hot off the press. It was great fun to research...(read more)
Football Clock Management by John T. Reed
$39.95 - Bill Walsh on 6/1/04—John T. Reed had just delivered a clinic speech on Football Clock Management to a select group of prominent minority coordinators at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. Bill Walsh, sitting in the front row after his lecture on the passing game, stood up and made that comment to Reed. Walsh seemed surprised...(read more)
Coaching Freshman & Junior Varsity High School Football by John T. Reed
$34.95 -There are a zillion books for varsity football coaches. But freshman and junior varsity coaches have been forced to work off the varsity books. That’s unsatisfactory. Freshman and junior varsity football are different in many ways. The freshman coach is the players’ first encounter with the high school and their first encounter with high school sports. Almost all incoming freshmen and their parents are quite...(read more)
Here are two books written for youth coaches but can and have been used at the high school level.
Gap-Air-Mirror Defense for Youth Football by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Gap-Air-Mirror Defense for Youth Football provides an extremely detailed description of how to staff, install, practice, and troubleshoot the Gap-Air-Mirror defense, or GAM. Gap-Air Mirror is terminology invented by John T. Reed to describe the modern, more flexible version of what used to be called the gap-8 and 10-1 defenses. The gap-8 and 10-1 terminology was confusing some...(read more)
Single-Wing Offense for Youth Football by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Most recently known as the "Wildcat" offense used by the Dolphins and other teams in 2008, though not precisely the single-wing. Once the dominant offense in football, the single-wing offense, although currently out of fashion with high school and higher level coaches is one of the soundest, most proven offense in football. It was invented by Pop Warner, who was the winningest college coach of all time until just recently...(read more)