Author Tom Bass knowledge of the game comes from 30 years of coaching experience at the college and NFL levels. Now in full color and updated with new drills that reflect current playing and coaching styles, his second edition of Football Skills & Drills continues to be a complete guide for developing and mastering techniques and skills necessary for success. This updated and improved edition is packed with 114 drills that include variations for adding challenging elements to promote proper and quick player development. Coverage spans offensive, defensive, and special teams play as well as every player position and area of the game: tackling, passing, catching, blocking, and kicking. Position-specific skills and techniques include ball protection for running backs, catching and route running for wide receivers, and run and pass blocking for linemen. Tips and coaching points will help coaches identify and correct common errors. Special skills such as catching poorly thrown passes, compensating for poor field conditions, and winning the battle against larger and more powerful players are covered. Everyone who plays or coaches football (the second-most popular high school team sport, which currently has more than 6.9 million players in the United States) will benefit from this latest addition to the popular Skills & Drills Series. Written by national organizations and renowned experts, the series has already sold over 225,000 copies. Each book serves as a great foundation for learning the proper techniques and mastering the skills essential for individual and team success.