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Kinesiology term paper - Coaching Football Running Head:...

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Coaching Football 1 Running Head: COACHING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The History, Qualities, and Characteristics of Coaching High School Football Jesse Hayre Blinn College
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Coaching Football 2 High School Football Coaching High school football coaches are very important. According to Falk, “Football and schooling have lived together since 1823…” (2005). Nearly all high schools, both public and private, compete interscholastically with other high schools and the need for qualified coaches is high (Heitzmann, 1985). High school football coaches are not only of great importance for leading a team to win, but also for the character they instill in their players. Included in coaching High School football, coaches also realize they will likely have the responsibility of teaching as well (Bobo, 1998). There are many tasks that a high school coach must perform, opposed to that of a lower level coach. These tasks include but are not limited to “…greater visibility, larger audiences (and frequently critics), more responsibility, and, consequently, more accountability. That is, the job is more exciting, rewarding, and glamorous, but the head coach also has greater pressure for success (Heitzmann, 1985). History of High School Football What is thought of as modern football today originally came from England (Falk, 2005). Falk continues by saying “…William Web Ellis, a student at Rugby school …violated all the rules of British football. Ellis put the ball under his arm during a football game and ran to the goal in order to beat the five o’clock bell which was to end the game” (2005) His classmates could not believe it (Falk, 2005)! Some of the players thought it was a good idea, while others were totally against it (Falk, 2005). The English turned football into two separate sports: rugby and soccer (Falk, 2005). Rugby was first introduced to America, when a Canadian team visited Harvard College in 1873, and American football was created (Falk, 2005). Before 1880, American
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Coaching Football 3 football was more like English Rugby then what most people would think of as football today (Gorn, 1993). The game was, for the most part, continuous unless the ball went out of bounds, while almost any means of stopping the ball carrier were allowed. There was no line of scrimmage, no series of downs and no forward passing. The only touchdowns were rushing touchdowns (Gorn, 1993). Though football was born with born when the Canadian team brought
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