In Coaching Football: Principles and Practices, Tom Olivadotti shares his ideas and insights on several key aspects of coaching football. While the book is targeted specifically at football coaches, the observations and concepts in it have wide application to all sports, including passion, strategy, teamwork, physical skill, competition, hard work, structure, planning, and teaching.
Chapter 1: So You Want to Coach?
Chapter 2: Motivation
Chapter 3: Coaching and Teaching in the Classroom
Chapter 4: On-the-Field Coaching
Chapter 5: Evaluating Everything
Chapter 6: Finding Players
Chapter 7: Learning Essentials
Chapter 8: Relationships
Chapter 9: Game Planning and Game-Day Preparation
Chapter 10: A Year-Round Job
Chapter 11: Interviewing Essentials
Chapter 12: Accountability
Chapter 13: The Coaches Spouse
Chapter 14: 101 Hallmarks of a Successful Coach
What coaches are saying:
Coaching Football: Principles and Practices reflects the passion that Tom has for the game. A member of my Dolphins staff for nine years, Tom consistently exhibited a knowledge of the game and a commitment to excellence—both of which are reflected in this book.
-Don Shula, Former Head Coach, Miami Dolphins, 1972 Super Bowl Champions
As a coach, Tom’s defensive units always emulated his high level of preparation. Like Tom, this book is a winning resource.
- Howard Schnellenberger, Former Head Football Coach, University of Miami, 1983 National Champions
Tom’s book should be in the professional library of every football coach—on both sides of the ball at all competitive levels.
-John Fox, Head Coach, Chicago Bears
During his coaching career, Tom was known as an exceptional teacher and coach. His latest book is destined to be an invaluable asset for every coach who wants to make a difference in the lives of the young men he coaches.
- Joe Moglia, Head Football Coach and Chair of Athletics, Coastal Carolina University
Coaching Football: Principles and Practices offers a wealth of observations and wisdom, gleaned by one of the most respected coaches in the history of the game over the course of his 42-year coaching career.
- Dom Capers, Defensive Coordinator, Green Bay Packers