The Master Defense was first introduced in the late 1960's by Bob Troppmann and published by Parker Publishing.
Highly acclaimed and sought-after as an "out-of-print" publication, the Master Defense returned to life in a "electronic" edition - as an eBook, in 2001.
The Master Defense Electronic Edition includes a 100+ page "eBook" and an innovative electronic flip chart that illustrates the Defensive concepts presented in the book.
The Master Defense is a comprehensive defensive scheme that is suitable for use at any level of football - in total or in part. Through its system of numbering fronts and "coloring" coverages, the Master Defense makes it possible to present virtually any "look" to an offense without changing the basic concepts and terminology.
The flip chart is available either in a self-contained version that will run standalone on your Windows-based PC, or one that is accessible over the Internet by any type of computer.
The electronic flip chart supports the presentation of the concepts of the Master Defense by making it possible for a coach to "flip" between Defenses and Offensive Formations and view supporting details of each.
Pete Carroll, NCAA Division IA Coach of the Year as head coach of the National Champion USC Trojans was one of Bob's H.S. players. The former NFL Head Coach had this to say about the Master Defense
"This book is a tremendous resource for any football coach looking for creative and innovative ideas to teach fundamental defense. Coach Troppmann offers a wealth of experience for coaches of all levels"
Bill Walsh, Former SF Forty-Niners Head Coach and NFL Hall of Famer said "This is a complete and thorough defensive system. It is truly dimensional! Bob Troppmann has organized his "Master Defense" to suit all levels of competition. In implementing this system a coach will have a "complete package." I recommend this for anyone starting a new program."
"In the years I have known Bob Troppmann I have gotten to know him as a great football coach and a better man. Bob has written a number of football books and this one is the best. He has brought the original book into the modern day football world and it is one of the better books available. I highly recommend it and it should be in the football library of coaches at all levels...high school, college and professional."
eBook is Mac and Windows compatible.
The demo below includes a sample chapter and table of contents in Adobe Acrobat format. A sample of the online version of the Master Defense flipchart is available on the Master Defense web site.