Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills Online Course

Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills Online Course

ISBN 9781718237650

Regular price $49.95 $0.00

This package includes the following:
  • Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills ebook
  • Online Coaching Aid documents
  • Online video and activities
  • Online test
Human Kinetics Coach Education brings the gridiron to the desktop with Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills, an online course designed for football coaches of youths age 14 and older.

The course draws content from the ebook Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills, written by Human Kinetics in conjunction with Rob Ash, a college football coach and American Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee, and other experts at the AFCA.

The course is delivered entirely online. As you progress through the course, you will participate in interactive activities, read portions of the Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills ebook, and view video clips to complete course units. You’ll learn different approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching); develop a season plan and a series of practice plans; and improve your ability to coach during games.

The course is heavy on skill demonstration as well as error detection and correction. You’ll break down technical and tactical skills by viewing video frame by frame. The course concludes with “The Big Game,” an interactive exercise designed to simulate game situations. Coaches are taken through game sequences—including offense, defense, and special teams—illustrating techniques and tactics stressed throughout the course.

Other features include Coaching Aids, a storehouse of downloadable and printable PDF documents that are incorporated throughout the course. These include practice plans, sport first aid checklists, and drill sheets. You’ll have access to the clipboard even after you’ve completed the course (for up to one year). The course also features a separate section devoted to football officiating signals.

After completing the course units, you’ll take the 40-question test online. Upon successfully passing the test, you will be entered in the National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches who've completed Human Kinetics Coach Education courses. Sport administrators have access to the registry, allowing them to track coaches' course completion.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
  • Explain the relationship and difference between technical and tactical skills and describe the traditional and games approaches to football practice (unit 1)
  • Evaluate technical and tactical football skills in your players and make use of your evaluation results (unit 2)
  • Prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans (units 3 and 4)
  • Prepare far in advance for the season and each game (unit 5)
  • Apply and teach the basic and intermediate offensive, defensive and special teams technical and tactical skills needed for your team’s success (game units)
  • Incorporate key focal points and error detection and correction principles into your coaching (game units)
  • Recognize various signals given by officials during the game (signals unit)


High school coaches, serious club coaches, college and university undergraduate students, and advanced coaches at the youth level.
Unit 1. Teaching Sport Skills
Effective Teaching
Three Stages of Learning
Tactical Triangle
The Games Approach

Unit 2. Evaluating Technical and Tactical Skills
Five Guidelines for Evaluation
Evaluating Physical Skills
Evaluating Nonphysical Skills
Evaluation Tools

Unit 3. Season Plans
Six Steps to Instructional Planning

Unit 4. Practice Plans
Games Approach Sample Plan
Traditional Approach Sample Plan
Developing Your Own Practice Plan

Unit 5. Preparing for Games
Scouting an Opponent
Developing a Game Plan
Structuring Practices
Team Motivation

Unit 6. The Big Game
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Course Test
Established in 1981 and rooted in an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes ahead of winning at all costs, Human Kinetics Coach Education courses and resources are customized and widely used by youth sport organizations, state high school associations, school districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and national governing bodies of Olympic sports to teach, train, and certify coaches.