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EDMA 257 - Creating a Successful Football Coaching Legacy Through Culture, Program Development, and Fundamentals

Course Dates: June 1 - August 21, 2019 (Registration will open soon!)

Registration Deadline is June 1, 2019

Cost: $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)

3 hours of graduate credit

Course Description
In this self-paced course, students will learn the importance of building a solid foundational groundwork based on culture, core values and relationships.  Within this culture, students will create a plan that will give the program a clear direction.  Students will also learn to implement offensive, defensive and special teams systems that fit the personnel on a yearly basis within a systematic approach.  To support this systematic approach, students will learn to set up an individual program with individual roles within the program with clear expectations for all involved. Also, students will learn to create a focused in and out of season plan for success based on the weekly opponent and the identified individual player improvement needs.   

Course  Objectives
As  a result of participating in course reading, viewing, activities and assignments students will:

  1. Refine or Institute a culture that is based on relationships and guided by core values and procedures for success by eliminating unknown grey areas that confuse. (Module 1, 2,)
  2. Create offensive, defensive and special teams systems to fit the personnel and create a system that can withstand a variety of players. (Module 5, 6, 7). 
  3. Build a focused practice plan using weekly, practice, session, and individualized goals to improve fundamentals and the little things (Module 4).
  4. Identify and incorporate how toughness is perceived and utilized in training today’s athlete (Module 2). 
  5. Understand how to set up an individual program and individual roles within the program including players, coaches, parents, faculty, community, and alumni (Module 8). 
  6. Create a game plan based on opponent tendencies along with a weekly in-season breakdown  (Module 4).
  7. Create a clear vision of your program’s direction and give everyone involved a clear objective and course of action for success. (Module 3).

Texts
Culture Defeats Strategy by Randy Jackson  

Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season by Urban Meyer with Wayne Coffey  

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