Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Football Coaching. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Think Like a Warrior: The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable (Sports for the Soul)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

Discover the five inner beliefs shared by the world's greatest achievers. If you want to take control of your life and achieve your biggest dreams, you must develop a "warrior mindset." This book will show you how to stop thinking like a victim and start thinking like a warrior. In this inspirational fable, Chris McNeely is a college football coach who is at the end of his rope after a hard-and-fast fall from the top of his profession. Now bankrupt and on the verge of losing his job, he has no idea what he’s doing wrong or how to get back on track. Angry, worried, and desperate for help, Chris receives mysterious visits from five of history's greatest coaches: John Wooden, Buck O’Neil, Herb Brooks, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and Vince Lombardi. Together, these five legendary leaders teach Chris how to "think like a warrior" and take control of his life. The "warrior mindset" he develops changes his life forever—and it will change yours as well. Discover the life-changing lessons of John Wooden, Buck O'Neil, Herb Brooks, Bear Bryant, and Vince Lombardi in this inspirational tale of what it takes to achieve your dreams—whatever those dreams may be. This book will show you how to... - Build your self-confidence - Develop mental toughness - Attack every day with joy and enthusiasm - Use a positive mental attitude to achieve more - Harness the power of positive self-talk - Be a positive leader for your family and your team - Become the person you were born to be - And much more… The five inner beliefs revealed in this book will empower you to take control of your life and overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.

  • Author: Darrin Donnelly
  • Publisher: Shamrock New Media, Inc.; 1st edition (May 4, 2016)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-0692705469
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.61 x 8 inches


2. The Twin Thieves: How Great Leaders Build Great Teams

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

INSIDE THE BOOK Tired of underperforming in the biggest moments, the Westlake Aviators football team realizes their greatest challenge isn’t beating an opponent but rather rising above the Twin Thieves: the Fear of Failure and the Fear of Judgment. Through a journey of adversity, celebration, and heartbreak, the Aviators come to understand that great teams are built by great leaders. This powerful story serves as a playbook for anybody in business, sports, education, or life looking to help a group of people maximize their potential. Some things you will learn… Everybody wants a championship team until it’s time to do what a championship team requires. Everything starts with your people. Bricks don’t build championships - people do. When opportunity knocks, it’s too late to prepare. How teams bonded by love build a toughness that fear never could. Why great leaders are great listeners. How to build player-led teams. Why accountability isn’t calling people out. It’s calling them up. How connected teams are powerful teams. Why change is inevitable, but transformation is optional. It’s not just what we do — it’s also how we do it that drives results. The best teams fight so hard not because they hate their competition but because they love their teammates.

  • Author: Lucas Jadin
  • Publisher: T2BC (June 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-1736966204
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches


3. Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Program

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

The instant  New York Times  bestseller Remarkable lessons in leadership and team building from one of the greatest football coaches of our time. Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite in the annals of his sport, having lead his players to three national championships. In Above the Line , he offers readers his unparalleled insights into leadership, team building, and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible. Meyer shares his groundbreaking game plan—the game plan followed every day in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ championship season—for creating a culture of success built on trust and a commitment to a common purpose. Packed with real life examples from Meyer’s storied career, Above the Line delivers wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories for a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.

  • Author: Urban Meyer
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (August 8, 2017)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-1101980729
  • Dimensions: 5.52 x 0.74 x 8.43 inches


4. Football For Dummies

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

Are you ready for some football? New stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of Football For Dummies . This new edition is the fan's ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium.  With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences.  Tackle football basics and enjoy America’s favorite sport Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies Football For Dummies has something to offer fans of all ages, from peewees to the pros and everything between.

  • Author: Howie Long
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 6th edition (June 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1119553007
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 1 x 8.9 inches


5. Every Moment Matters: How the World's Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

How do the world’s most successful coaches get the best from their athletes? How do top coaches design practices, inspire their players, and build teams that sustain their excellence season after season? How do they instill high-performing behaviors? Do they coach men and women differently? What about coaching their own children? Most importantly, are these secrets available to the rest of us coaching youth, high school, and college teams? In Every Moment Matters, renowned coach educator John O'Sullivan has collected hundreds of interviews with top coaches, sport scientists, psychologists, and athletes and distilled them into a blueprint for becoming a more effective and inspiring leader. Great coaches realize something that others do not: every moment matters! You must be intentional about everything you do. Whether you are coaching your local youth soccer team, leading your high school football program, or competing for an NCAA championship, Every Moment Matters will give you the tools and strategies to become the coach you always wished you had, and the coach today's athletes are craving. Get ready to have your best season ever!

  • Author: John O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Changing the Game Project (December 8, 2019)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1734342604
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.89 x 9 inches


6. My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book) (Sports Illustrated Kids Rookie Books)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

Introducing the Rookie Book series from the #1 sports brand for kids--featuring pro-sports action photography! SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS kicks off the football season with a brand-new series to help young readers learn the rules, plays, and basics about popular sports. In the first Rookie Book, My First Book of Football , an illustrated rookie player character introduces the next generation of fans to the world of football and guides kids through a visual retelling of an actual NFL game--from the nail-biting coin toss to the exhilarating winning touchdown. Simple text with engaging action photography and a glossary of essential football terms throughout, including punt, tackle, kickoff, end zone and more, reinforce the message on each page with humor and fun. A perfect book for beginning readers, My First Book of Football is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their young football rookies before, during, and after game day.

  • Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
  • Publisher: Sports Illustrated Kids (August 25, 2015)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1618931511
  • Dimensions: 9.75 x 0.5 x 10.75 inches


7. The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

The last lecture on leadership by the NFL's greatest coach: Bill Walsh Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played. Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. These became his ultimate lecture on leadership. Additional insights and perspective are provided by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and others. Bill Walsh taught that the requirements of successful leadership are the same whether you run an NFL franchise, a fortune 500 company, or a hardware store with 12 employees. These final words of 'wisdom by Walsh' will inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.

  • Author: Bill Walsh
  • Publisher: Portfolio; 5/30/10 edition (June 29, 2010)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-1591843474
  • Dimensions: 5.46 x 0.75 x 8.36 inches


8. High Ten: An Inspiring Story About Building Great Team Culture

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

Harness the power of Martin Rooney's acclaimed "Culture Coach" philosophy to build the culture of your dreams  Building a great team culture doesn't happen overnight. Culture is hard to create, and even harder to change. Great culture is a key component for success at home, on the sports field, and at the workplace. In a time when people seem to be more divided than ever, leaders who can build strong and lasting cultures are essential. No one knows this better than internationally-renowned coach, in-demand speaker, and bestselling author Martin Rooney―dedicating his life to coach elite athletes, Fortune 500 executives, military leaders, and every kind of team imaginable to their highest level of performance.  In  High Ten: An Inspiring Story About Building Great Team Culture , Martin draws from his extensive experience developing top-level teams around the world to help leaders of all kinds foster and sustain winning cultures. This engaging, easy-to-read parable shows you that every business, sports team, and family has a culture. Whether you deliberately created it or not, it's always there and it didn’t come with a manual. That's where  High Ten  comes in. This must-have book is your personal leadership manual. Stop spending your day unhappy or complaining about a dream that hasn’t come true.  High Ten  will help you:  Create an environment where your people work towards common goals with friends they trust―have fun doing it  Develop clarity about the culture you want and put the processes in place to make it happen  Ensure your culture reflects core values and aligns with your organization’s mission and vision  Transform your culture into the "immune system" for your team or business  Learn about the "3 Cornerstones of Culture" and eliminate the "5 Culture Killers"  High Ten: An Inspiring Story About Building Great Team Culture  is an invaluable resource for all coaches and leaders striving to achieve the highest level of culture―one where everyone feels like a valuable part of the team and consistently produces exceptional results.

  • Author: Martin Rooney
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (July 7, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
  • ISBN: 978-1119806165
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 8.4 inches


9. The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in America The National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus spewing out $14 billion in annual revenue. But it was not always a success. In The League , John Eisenberg focuses on the pioneering sportsmen who kept the league alive in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s,when its challenges were many and its survival was not guaranteed. At the time, college football, baseball, boxing, and horseracing dominated America's sports scene. Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell believed in pro football when few others did and ultimately succeeded only because at critical junctures each sacrificed the short-term success of his team for the longer-term good of the league. At once a history of a sport and a remarkable story of business ingenuity, The League is an essential read for any fan of our true national pastime.

  • Author: John Eisenberg
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Industries
  • ISBN: 978-1541618640
  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.3 x 8.25 inches


10. Composition: American Football Notebook Wide Ruled at 7.5 x 9.25 Inches | 100 Pages | Back To School For Students and Teachers

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Football Coaching - August 2021

Composition Notebook For Back To School 7.5 x 9.25 inches | 100 pages | Made in the USA You Need To Get Your Children Back To School Supplies, But Bummed By the Run Of The Mill Selections? Insert A Bit Of Fun and Excitement Into Your Child's Academic Career With Our Unique Composition Notebooks In Designs and Trends That They'll Love! You Can Click Through Our Gold Apple Press Brand To Find More Cool and Interesting Journals and Planners. There's Bound To Be One For Each School Subject and Teacher! Composition Notebook Features: 100 High Quality Pages Wide Ruled For Easy Use Perfect For Taking Class Notes Convenient Size To Fit in Desks, Lockers, Briefcase and Backpacks

  • Author: Gold Apple Press
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 8, 2019)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-1089022916
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.23 x 9.25 inches