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Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way 2nd Edition Online Course

Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way 2nd Edition Online Course

ISBN 9781718222342

Regular price $24.95 $0.00

This package includes the following:
  • Coaching Youth Cheerleading ebook
  • Online test
Whether you are new to coaching cheerleading or just want to improve on last year, the second edition of Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way Online Course will provide you with the know-how for coaching success.

All American Youth Cheerleading (AYC) coaches are strongly advised to complete this online course out of concern for youth participants’ safety, and tournament team coaches should be aware that a course completion certificate will be one of the items on the registration checklist for the AYC National Championships.

Developed by Human Kinetics Coach Education in conjunction with American Youth Cheerleading, the course kicks off by examining coaching principles designed to improve your skills in the areas of practice and competition-day planning, communication with squad members and parents, safety and first aid, and training that will promote lifelong fitness among the squad members. The second half of the course covers basic cheer techniques and how to teach them effectively. In an interactive format, you’ll see proper ways to perform various maneuvers and how they’re employed in routines.

The course includes the ebook Coaching Youth Cheerleading, written by Human Kinetics in conjunction with Varsity Brands. The ebook is provided as a series of PDF files to be read alongside interactive activities and unit quizzes that put you in team and competition situations.

The course also draws special attention to critical issues in youth sport. Content from the leading authority on concussions—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—generates awareness on the prevention, management, and treatment of concussions in order to minimize the risk of injury to youth participants. As part of the final unit, you’ll take the CDC’s Head’s Up: Concussion in Youth Sports course, used as a training resource for thousands of sport organizations across the country.

The final unit concludes by addressing sexual abuse and includes information from the AYF risk management policy encompassing criminal background checks, warning signs of molestation, policies for addressing abuse, required procedures to follow in the event of an allegation, and advice regarding communication about these topics.

After completing the course activities, you’ll take the 30-question online test covering material from the ebook and course.

Course Objectives
See the Table of Contents tab.


New and experienced coaches who are coaching an American Youth Cheerleading squad for the first time and need to be certified.
Unit 1. Stepping Into Coaching
Unit 2. Communicating as a Coach
Unit 3. Understanding Rules and Equipment
Unit 4. Squad Members' Safety
Unit 5. Teaching and Shaping Skills
Unit 6. Cheers, Sidelines, and Dances
Unit 7. Partner Stunts and Pyramids
Unit 8. Jumps and Tumbling
Unit 9. Preparing for the Season
Unit 10. Coaching on Game Day
Unit 11. Safe Environment Training
American Youth Cheerleading (AYC) is the sister league of American Youth Football (AYF), an international nonprofit youth football organization founded in 1996 to promote the wholesome development of youth through their association with adult leaders in the sport of American football. All youth cheerleading squads, regardless of affiliation with a football program, are invited to join AYC.

Human Kinetics Coach Education has been developing and delivering coaching education courses since 1981. Human Kinetics Coach Education specializes in customizing online coaching education courses for national, state, and local youth sport organizations for training and certifying coaches. These programs incorporate an athlete-centered philosophy that places the developmental needs of athletes above winning at all costs.