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    Master the skills and techniques to play any position on the field. Football: Steps to Success covers every aspect of the game, from position fundamentals to offensive and defensive schemes and strategies.

    Football: Steps to Success presents straightforward instruction on essential skills, such as passing, receiving, tackling, blocking, kicking, and punting. Using 58 of the most effective drills, you’ll reinforce learning and enhance your development.

    You’ll then learn how to apply each of those skills on offense, defense, and special teams with descriptions and explanations of player roles and position responsibilities. From simple run plays to screen passes, from zone coverage to man-to-man defense, this guide covers it all.

    Whether you want to sharpen your existing skills or raise your game to an All-Pro level, Football: Steps to Success has you covered. With the series that has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, you can be assured that the best instruction in the sport is at your fingertips.

    Table of Contents

    Climbing the Steps to Football Success
    The Sport of Football
    Key to Diagrams

    Step 1 Offensive Positions and Responsibilities
    Step 2 Defensive Positions and Responsibilities
    Step 3 Fundamental Skills for All Positions
    Step 4 Passing
    Step 5 Receiving
    Step 6 Tackling and Blocking
    Step 7 Running the Ball
    Step 8 Stopping the Run
    Step 9 Defending the Pass
    Step 10 Kicking and Punting
    Step 11 Offensive Strategies
    Step 12 Defensive Strategies
    Step 13 Special Teams

    About the Author

    About the Author

    Greg Colby has coached for 34 years, including 27 years as a collegiate coach and 10 years as a defensive coordinator at the NCAA Division I level. He has been on staff for two Big Ten Championships and 12 collegiate bowl games. In his nine years as a high school football coach, Colby won a pair of state championships. Colby is now the defensive line coach for the University of Illinois after spending five years as head coach at Millersville University  and six years as defensive coordinator at Northwestern University. Before his time at Northwestern, Colby spent four seasons as the defensive coordinator at Kent State University. From 1995 to 1997, Colby served as an assistant coach at Michigan State under head coach Nick Saban. From 1988 to 1995, Colby was assistant coach for outside linebackers and special teams at Illinois. He played football and baseball at the University of Illinois. He was a three-year starter for the Fighting Illini football team and a three-year starter for the baseball team. Colby was team captain of the baseball squad in 1974.


    Football: Steps to Success by Greg Colby is an outstanding read.”

    Randy Bates-- Linebacker Coach Northwestern University

    “Greg Colby has tremendous football insight. Football: Steps to Success will be a useful resource to any player or coach.”

    Lou Tepper-- Defensive Coordinator, University of Buffalo