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Theory of Football
FOOTBALL THEOR
CLASS CODE: PE 343 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: To explore the concepts, competencies, ideas, ideals and principles of teaching or coaching football fundamentals.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to assist the teacher/prospective coach to explore the concepts, ideas, and principles of teaching or coaching fooball fundamentals. The course will be taught like a football clinic in which each student will participate. The focus of this course will be to give the student the tools needed to teach/coach the techniques and fundamentals of football such as offense, defense, kicking, practice schedules, strategies, training methods, position and team drills. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to contribute positively to a coaching staff.
TOPICS:
OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Develop a philosophy of offensive and defensive football.
2. Gain an understanding of various coaching responsibilities and team organization procedures.
3. Become acquainted with a variety of coaching methods, techniques and philosophies.
4. Learn the importance of planning and scheduling meetings, practices, games, play insertions, etc.
4. Learn the part to whole method of teaching skills.
6. Become efficient at preparing inventories, budget requests and equipment maintenance.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Students will be required to attend each class.
2. Students will be responsible for all readings that may be assigned during semester.
3. Two assigned papers: an offensive or defensive philosophy and a play book.
4. Oral Report: a biography of your favorite coach.
5. One mid-term exam.
PREREQUISITES: Must have knowledge and skills of football.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003