Here's an alphabetical list of all 9 of my coaching books. Click the book covers to see more about that title.
Baseball book is at the bottom. For football coaches, the best place to start is Coaching Youth Football. If you're looking for detailed installation guides for offense or defense, see my GAM book for defense, and my Single-Wing book for offense.
Coaching Freshman & Junior Varsity High School Football by John T. Reed
$34.95 -There are a zillion books for varsity football coaches. But freshman and junior varsity coaches have been forced to work off the varsity books. That’s unsatisfactory. Freshman and junior varsity football are different in many ways. The freshman coach is the players’ first encounter with the high school and their first encounter with high school sports. Almost all incoming freshmen and their parents are quite...(read more)
Coaching Youth Football, 4th Edition by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Coaching Youth Football has 272 pages covering offense, defense, and special teams. The book features the single-wing offense and 10-1 defense, but discusses other offenses and defenses at length. As with all my books, Coaching Youth Football is real world and politically incorrect. The other youth football, or Pop Warner football...(read more)
Coaching Youth Football Defense by John T. Reed
$29.95 — It covers defense, videotaping, scouting, substitutions, parents meeting, and many other topics. The book features the 10-1 and Gap-8 defenses, but discusses other defenses at length. $29.95 plus $4.50 shipping and handling. CA residents pay sales tax. Youth football is also known by some as Pop Warner football or pee wee football...(read more)
Coaching Youth Flag Football by John T. Reed
$29.95 —The book explains the details of a ball-control offense. It is wise to keep your defense off the field in tackle football because the rules are biased in favor of the offense. That is even more true in flag football. The best way to keep your defense off the field is to drive down the field rather than...(read more)
The Contrarian Edge for Football Offense by John T. Reed
$29.95 — My coaching books have longed urged readers to adopt contrarian approaches to offense. I wanted to write a whole book on how to do that and I finally have. It took me a year, but my latest coaching book—The Contrarian Edge For Football Offense—is now hot off the press. It was great fun to research...(read more)
Football Clock Management by John T. Reed
$39.95 — Bill Walsh on 6/1/04—John T. Reed had just delivered a clinic speech on Football Clock Management to a select group of prominent minority coordinators at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. Bill Walsh, sitting in the front row after his lecture on the passing game, stood up and made that comment to Reed. Walsh seemed surprised...(read more)
Gap-Air-Mirror Defense for Youth Football by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Gap-Air-Mirror Defense for Youth Football provides an extremely detailed description of how to staff, install, practice, and troubleshoot the Gap-Air-Mirror defense, or GAM. Gap-Air Mirror is terminology invented by John T. Reed to describe the modern, more flexible version of what used to be called the gap-8 and 10-1 defenses. The gap-8 and 10-1 terminology was confusing some...(read more)
Single-Wing Offense for Youth Football by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Most recently known as the "Wildcat" offense used by the Dolphins and other teams in 2008, though not precisely the single-wing. Once the dominant offense in football, the single-wing offense, although currently out of fashion with high school and higher level coaches is one of the soundest, most proven offense in football. It was invented by Pop Warner, who was the winningest college coach of all time until just recently...(read more)
Coaching Teenage and Adult Baseball by John T. Reed
$34.95 -The widespread practice format of 45 minutes of infield and 45 minutes of batting practice is a waste of time. Coaching Teenage and Adult Baseball was written by an experienced coach who tried all the stuff you’re supposed to do, found most of it did not work, then experimented...(read more)
Youth Baseball Coaching by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Most youth coaches either have no effect on their teams or actually cause them to play worse, especially in the batter’s box and on the base paths. The almost universal practice format of 45 minutes of infield and 45 minutes of batting practice is a waste of time. Youth Baseball Coaching was written by an experienced youth coach who tried all the stuff you’re supposed to do, found most of it did not work, then experimented with different coaching methods. This books tell you about the ones that worked....(read more)
Football Clock Management has been purchased by several NFL and college teams. Applying the strategies and tactics from The Contrarian Edge for Football Offense will cause your opponents to waste valuable practice time with little effort on your own part.