STATE CHAMPS BOOK

BUILDING CHAMPION-CALIBER FOOTBALL PROGRAMS

A comprehensive research project of the 2011 State Champion Head Football Coaches, and their secrets to success!

Come inside the locker rooms and minds of some of the absolute best Coaches in the nation.

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Building Championship-Caliber Football Programs:

Inside the Locker Rooms and Minds of State Champion Head Football Coaches

  • A UNIQUE, GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH PROJECT
  • INVOLVING MORE THAN 100 STATE CHAMPION FOOTBALL PROGRAMS FROM 42 STATES!

Book Synopsis

Logan High School, Utah
Photo courtesy of Brian and Christi Thompson

Every playoff bracket ends with one coach lifting the championship trophy, and countless others searching for solutions for how or why their program couldn’t quite reach the summit.  Building Championship-Caliber Football Programs takes coaches where they’ve never been able to go before… inside the locker room of the most successful high school football coaches in the nation, and reveals the key philosophies that make their programs rise above the rest.

Coaches at every level of sport, in every kind of sport, throughout generations, have always wanted to win the ultimate prize – the championship.  Coaches who tirelessly search for the formula, and the framework for building a championship caliber program will find this book a groundbreaking effort to set the stage for the next victorious season.

Goose Creek Gators
Photo courtesy of Coach Chuck Reedy

Author Coach Chris Fore, a veteran Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, surveyed the 2011 State Championship High School Football Head Coaches in a quest to create the most complete and thorough research regarding the philosophies of these championship programs.

Building Championship-Caliber Football Programs allows you to get behind the scenes of these programs to understand their methods and practices.  To learn how to build a championship caliber team, you must learn from championship caliber coaches, and that is what this book does.

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Neah Bay High School, Washington

Athletic success is not built overnight.  There are ten philosophies to a championship that Coach Fore has summarized in this book.  From months of correspondence with the best and brightest coaches in the nation, ten key philosophies emerged that form the backbone of championship programs.  These ten philosophies serve as the Leadership Lessons from some of the most highly regarded football coaches in the nation.

The purpose of this book is to give a blueprint to every coach, athlete, parent or businessperson who desires the absolute best for his or her team or organization. Coaches from Maine to California, from the heartland to the suburbs, all share how they became the best of the best.  Read in their own words what propelled them to victory.

  • What did they do differently from other programs in their league and their state?  
  • What piece of advice would they share with a coach who wants to win a state championship?  
  • What do these coaches consider to be the one most important aspect of their Championship program?  How were they able to develop this with their team?

The answers to these questions serve as the foundation for Leadership Lessons.  Read to find out how these teams incorporated these ten philosophies into their programs, and helped them to win the most coveted trophy in their state! By implementing the philosophies these coaches used to take their teams to the top, next season it could be your program that feels the exhilaration of lifting that ever-elusive championship trophy!

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HOW AND WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK

Union Head Coach Kirk Fridrich.
Photo courtesy of Coach Fridrich.

A great book called The Fighter’s Mind by Sam Shepherd served as the basis for this book idea.  In The Fighter’s Mind, Shepherd spends time with many of the best MMA and boxing trainers and fighters to understand the hows and whys of what they do.  What really makes them tick?  He literally spent time in their homes, their gyms, their offices, etc.

I kept thinking as I was reading this book, “this would be a great thing to do with high school coaches.”  If only I had unlimited funds right?!  My wife doesn’t want me leaving her at home with our three kids as I wander around the nation talking to football coaches. In January of 2012 I came across a list of the 2011 State Champions on Maxpreps.  That was it!  I would contact these State Champion coaches by phone and email, instead of driving all over the nation to spend time with them.  There were more than 300 “State Champions” on the list.  California, where I live, has 4 State Champions total.  But some states have as many as 18 State Champions.  That is how my journey began.  My journey across the nation from my desk at home, striving to learn how the best of the best did it: picking the brains of State Championship coaches who raised the trophy at the end of last season!

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE

The book is for sale here on EightLaces.org. We have also developed a Fundraising Program with this book that can benefit YOUR football program. If you are interested contact Coach Fore by email.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Coach Chris Fore is a native Southern Californian who has been coaching high school football for thirteen years; eight of those as a Head Coach. He is a Certified Athletic Administrator with the NIAAA and has earned his Master’s degree in Athletic Administration. Coach Fore specializes in helping coaches with organizational management, program development, and career services. 

PUBLISHER INFORMATION

This book is being published by Coaches Choice, one of the industry leaders in the coaching world.  Coaches Choice is one of the world’s premier publishers of instructional materials for coaches at all competitive levels. Founded in 1997, Coaches Choice offers an inventory of over 2400 titles that feature several of the most well-known coaches in their sport.

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