Coaching Youth Football Online Course-4th Edition-PDF
Online CourseCourse Components
The course fee includes the Coaching Youth Football, Fourth Edition, book (as a PDF); access to the online course and test; one-year access to the course and Coaching Aids (PDF downloads); automatic test scoring; certificate of course completion printable from the website; and entry in the National Coaches Registry. Nothing will be shipped to you, and you will have immediate access to the course upon purchase.
Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth football.
In this interactive online course, you’ll learn to prepare for your season and provide the best possible experience for your athletes. The course is supplemented by the book Coaching Youth Football, Fourth Edition—written by Human Kinetics Coach Education—which is provided as a PDF from within the online course. As you progress through the online course, you’ll be prompted to read chapters to complete course activities.
The course includes many interactive exercises that apply and enrich concepts from the book. The course introduces volunteer coaches to the games approach to coaching, which uses small-sided games to teach skills and tactics. It also includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard utility with forms, documents, and detailed plans for successful practice sessions and game-day coaching. The course concludes with an online 30-question test.
After completing this course, you should be able to
- meet your coaching responsibilities, including examining your priorities as a coach;
- communicate effectively with players, parents, and officials;
- understand the basic rules of the game;
- provide for safety and respond to injuries;
- develop a training program for players to promote lifelong fitness;
- teach and shape offensive tactics and skills;
- teach and shape defensive tactics and skills;
- teach and shape special teams tactics and skills;
- prepare for, and coach on, game day; and
- create plans for your season and individual practices.
AudienceThis course is for coaches of athletes ages 6 to 13 participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting.
Table of ContentsGuided by a mentor coach, coaches face learning challenges in the following units:
Your Responsibilities as Coach
- Safety and Fitness
- The Games Approach to Coaching
- Season and Practice Plans
- Game-Day Tactics and Skill Instruction
- Offensive and Defensive Tactics
- Offensive and Defensive Skills
- Special Teams Tactics and Skills
“This is the most comprehensive book on coaching youth football I’ve ever read. Given the tremendous responsibility that youth coaches have, I believe this book should be required reading for anyone planning to coach young kids today. From this book, youth coaches will learn and understand the fundamentals to teach the game the right way.”
Jerry Horowitz—NFL Football Development Director
“Coaching Youth Football breaks down football fundamentals into simple, teachable techniques that are easy to grasp and execute. It will be a great benefit to those serious about learning how to coach the great sport of football.”
Howie Long—Football Analyst, 2000 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, Eight-Time Pro Bowl Selection
“It is essential for youth football coaches to be well versed in proper technique and strategies in order to teach the game and its valuable lessons. There is nobody more knowledgeable and qualified to bring that information to youth coaches than Joe Galat, and he does that in this outstanding book. Joe is a football treasure; he has seen and done it all at every level of coaching.”
Matt Birk—Six-Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection; Two-Time NFL All Pro; Captain of the Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl XLVII Champions