The Complete Handbook of Clock Management - 2021 Edition

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Homer Smith with Steve Axman
174 pages
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Have you ever tried squeezing in a next-to-the-last play, before a field goal kick, and had time expire before you could kick? Or have you tried kicking and missed, from too far away, when you had time to get closer?

Squeezing in a next-to-the-last play, while protecting time for a last play, is one of a football coach's most difficult tasks and the one with the most potential for criticism. You need a system for approaching a moving clock, multiple variables, necessary barriers, ever-changing relativities, and demanding decisions. You need a system with structures, reference points, procedures, and warnings. You need a system for thinking ahead.
The Complete Handbook of Clock Management, by Homer Smith with Steve Axman, describes such a system in detail.

What's inside:

Chapter 1: Introducing the challenge
Chapter 2: Figuring time
Chapter 3: Playing fast
Chapter 4: Assembling weapons
Chapter 5: Using the intentional incomplete pass, the spike
Chapter 6: Using time-outs
Chapter 7: Distinguishing between procedures and decisions
Chapter 8: Clarifying objectives
Chapter 9: Squeezing in next-to-the-last plays
Chapter 10: Using up excess time before scoring
Chapter 11: Letting your opponent score a TD
Chapter 12: Using clock offense in a wind
Chapter 13: Deciding on kicking a FG or going for a TD
Chapter 14: Deciding on punting or going for a first down
Chapter 15: Deciding on an extra point in the final seconds
Chapter 16: Trying for two points
Chapter 17: Taking a safety
Chapter 18: Keeping the clock moving
Chapter 19: Preparing the quarterback
Chapter 20: Practicing
Chapter 21: Playing clock defense
Chapter 22: Sustaining progress