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Creating a Successful Football Coaching Legacy Through Culture, Program Development and Fundamentals: Self-Paced (EDMA 257)

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*Self-Paced: You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
3 Semester Hours of Credit

Summer 2024 Course Dates: May 2 - August 21, 2024
*Registration will open March 1, 2024, and you have until June 12, 2024 to register.
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on August 21, 2024.

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

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).

Culture Defeats Strategy by Randy Jackson  


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

This course may not run as scheduled if we do not reach our minimum number of registrations. Should this occur, all registered students will have the option of receiving a full refund OR rolling the registration over into the following semester.