COURSE TITLE:

FOOTBALL: Principles for Developing Today’s Student Athlete

NO. OF CREDITS:

3 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 2.00 credits]

WA CLOCK HRS:  
OREGON PDUs:
30
30

INSTRUCTOR:

Eric Low
ericlow11@hotmail.com

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

For many students, education goes beyond the classroom and traditional school day and extends into the world of sports.  Sports teach important life skills such as leadership and teamwork. In this course, we will be examining three (3) areas of the fundamentals of football: program philosophy, motivation, and leadership as they relate to the overall development of today’s student/athlete and community.  Participants will be able to study these fundamental areas through online articles, videos, and books by some of the most insightful coaches in America. Designed for K-12 coaches and teachers, this course is also open to all non-teaching coaches at any level. The additional fee for the required course text will vary with your particular choice. All the listed books are available from Amazon.com.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of football program philosophy and development.
  • Have an understanding of methods for developing motivation in today’s student/athlete through football.
  • Have an understanding of methods of developing leadership in today’s student/athlete through football.
  • Have reviewed a variety of philosophies on football program development, motivation, and leadership by outstanding coaches in America.
  • Be able to compare and contrast these different philosophies.
  • Be able to develop their own philosophies in these three (3) areas.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.


HOURS EARNED:
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.




 

UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION

REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.

  1. Completion of Information Acquisition assignments 30%
  2. Completion of Learning Application assignments 40%
  3. Completion of Integration Paper assignment 30%



 

CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.

AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

REQUIRED TEXT

See Assignment #6 for list of text options, then select and read one.

TEXTBOOK OPTIONS

  • Teaching Character Through Spor, by Bruce Brown
  • The Spread Offense: Passing Game by Dan Mullen
  • Coaching DBs & Outside LBs in Cover 2 & Cover 8 by Frank Chimienti
  • The Complete Book of Speed and Agility Football Drills by Jerry Tolley
  • Coaching The Gap-Control Rover Defense by Tom Olivadotti
  • The I-Formation Attack For Youth Football by Nick Gasparato
  • Tackling Circuit: Drills and Techniques by Kerry Locklin
  • Special Teams Teaching Progressions by Dick Arbuckle
  • 1001 Motivational Messages and Quotes for Athletes and Coaches  by Bruce Brown
  • The Role Of Parents In Athletics by Bruce Brown
  • Coaching The One-Back Attack by Scott Criner & Steve Sosnowski
  • Defensive Organization And Game Planning by Tim Racki
  • Running A Multiple Defense at the High School Level by Buck Roggeman
  • Zone Blitz Package by Bill Young
  • The 'Pistol' Offense by Jerry Campbell
  • Coaching Running Backs by Dean Campbell
  • 45 Blitzes for the 3-5-3 by Taylor Burks

OR

  • Another book of your own choosing, with my prior approval.

None. All reading is online.

MATERIALS FEE

Text cost depends on your book selection. Teaching Character Through Spor, by Bruce Brown The Spread Offense: Passing Game by Dan Mullen Coaching DBs & Outside LBs in Cover 2 & Cover 8 by Frank Chimienti The Complete Book of Speed and Agility Football Drills by Jerry Tolley Coaching The Gap-Control Rover Defense by Tom Olivadotti The I-Formation Attack For Youth Football by Nick Gasparato Tackling Circuit: Drills and Techniques by Kerry Locklin Special Teams Teaching Progressions by Dick Arbuckle 1001 Motivational Messages and Quotes for Athletes and Coaches by Bruce Brown The Role Of Parents In Athletics by Bruce Brown Coaching The One-Back Attack by Scott Criner & Steve Sosnowski Defensive Organization And Game Planning by Tim Racki Running A Multiple Defense at the High School Level by Buck Roggeman Zone Blitz Package by Bill Young The 'Pistol' Offense by Jerry Campbell Coaching Running Backs by Dean Campbell 45 Blitzes for the 3-5-3 by Taylor Burks OR Another book of your own choosing, with my prior approval.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:

Eric Low, M.A.  has been a teacher and coach in the state of Washington since 1992.  He has lived, taught, and studied in Southwest Washington since 1995.  Eric has a Master’s degree in history from Eastern Washington University with an emphasis in America’s West and has been an active researcher of Washington State history for 20+ years.  Eric currently teaches history at Winlock High School and serves as a Lead Teacher for ESD 112s “Constitutional Connections” American History grant, a 3 year program that has worked to utilize and develop Social Studies Common Core and CBAs in the classroom.   

BIBLIOGRAPHY

FOOTBALL: Principles for Developing Today’s Student Athlete

FOOTBALL: Principles for Developing Today’s Student/Athlete

BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOKS

 

Brown, Bruce. Teaching Character Through Sport. 2003. Coaches Choice Books.

Cost: $14 used on Amazon.com.  Brown covers many inspirational messages and character building strategies through the medium of sports.

 

Brown, Bruce. 1001 Motivational Messages and Quotes for Athletes and Coaches. Coaches Choice. Cost: $15 used on Amazon.com.  Brown covers many inspirational messages and character building strategies through the medium of sports.

 

Westering, Frosty. 2001. Make the Big Time Where You Are. Big Five Productions.

Cost: $14 used on Amazon.com.  Westering covers many motivational and inspirational strategies to motivate people of all walks of life.

 

 

ONLINE WEB RESOURCES

 

http://www.faqs.org/sports-science/Je-Mo/Motivational-Techniques.html 

This web article is another great example on using motivation techniques through sports to develop today’s student/athlete.

 

YouTube VIDEO RESOURCES

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVF8YKJIZ4c

This YouTube video by USC football coach Pete Carroll focuses on his successful philosophy for program and character building.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQCg-mS_Nwk&feature=related

This YouTube video by the University of Alabama’s football coach, Nick Saban, focuses on his successful philosophy for program and character building.