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Coaching Youth Football

Format:  Paperback,

233 pages

Publisher: Human Kinetics

Publish Date: Jun 2010

ISBN-13: 9780736085663

ISBN-10: 0736085661

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Whether you're a parent new to coaching or an experienced youth coach, "Coaching Youth Football" is your handbook for a successful season. Through the expertise of former NFL coach and current AYF president Joe Galat and American Youth Football, you'll gain field-tested tips on running your team, communicating with and handling players, providing basic first aid, planning and conducting practices, drawing up plays, and keeping it all fun.

This fifth edition features updated information and an enhanced section about players' safety on the field, including new information on concussion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fundamentals of offense, defense, and special teams are covered in depth, supported by more than 70 drills and over 60 photos and illustrations. Ideal for coaches of players ages 14 and under, this book is also a valuable component of the "Coaching Youth Football" online course, the official course of AYF offered by the American Sport Education Program. With this book, you will create an environment that promotes learning, enjoyment, and motivation so that players will come out for the team year after year.


Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publish Date: Jun 2010
ISBN-13: 9780736085663
ISBN-10: 0736085661
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 233
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 9.75 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Welcome to Coachingp. viii
Welcome From American Youth Footballp. ix
Drill Finderp. x
Key to Diagramsp. xiii
Stepping Into Coachingp. 1
Communicating as a Coachp. 11
Understanding Rules and Equipmentp. 21
Providing for Players' Safetyp. 37
Making Practices Fun and Practicalp. 57
Teaching and Shaping Skillsp. 75
Coaching Offensep. 87
Coaching Defensep. 137
Coaching Special Teamsp. 169
Coaching on Game Dayp. 189
Developing Season and Practice Plansp. 203
Appendixp. 215
Glossaryp. 228
About the Authorsp. 232

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Provides coaches of 8- to 14-year-olds with tools to help their players learn and enjoy the game of football. Endorsed by American Youth Football, the largest football organization in the world, with over 400,000 participants and 77,000 coaches. Fundamentals of offense, defense, and special teams are covered in depth. Topics include communicating with and handling players, planning and conducting practices, and providing basic first aid. Includes enhanced section about player safety on the field, with new information on concussions from the CDC. Instruction is supported with nearly 75 drills, over 65 photos and illustrations, games and coaching tips.

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