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Coaching Youth Football the AYF Way 3rd Edition Online Course

Coaching Youth Football the AYF Way 3rd Edition Online Course

ISBN 9781718222335

Regular price $24.95 $0.00

This package includes the following:
  • Coaching Youth Football, Sixth Edition, ebook
  • Online test
Whether you are new to coaching youth football or just want to improve on last year, the third edition of Coaching Youth Football the AYC Way Online Course will teach you fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities. You will come away with the most important coaching points for the major skills and tactics of youth football.

All American Youth Football (AYF) 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 AYF National Championships.

Developed by Human Kinetics Coach Education in conjunction with renowned college and professional football coach and AYF president Joe Galat, this interactive online course will prepare you for the season and help you provide the best possible experience for your athletes.

The course includes the sixth edition of the ebook Coaching Youth Football, to be read alongside interactive exercises that apply and enrich the coaching concepts. It also includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard, which coaches have access to for up to a year, that features electronic forms (supplied as PDF files), checklists, drill sheets, and sample plans for practice sessions and game-day coaching.

After completing the course activities, you’ll take the 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 Football team 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. Providing for Players’ Safety
Unit 5. Making Practices Fun and Practical
Unit 6. Teaching and Shaping Skills
Unit 7. Coaching Offensive Techniques
Unit 8. Coaching Offensive Tactics
Unit 9. Coaching Defensive Techniques
Unit 10. Coaching Defensive Tactics
Unit 11. Coaching Special Teams Techniques and Tactics
Unit 12. Coaching on Game Day
Unit 13. Developing Season and Practice Plans
Unit 14. Safer Environment Training
American Youth Football, Inc. (AYF), established in 1996, is a support-services organization dedicated to giving back to communities by promoting the wholesome development of young people through their association with exemplary adult leaders in the sport of American football. AYF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides support services, scholarships, grants, community programs, and tournaments to its member organizations, which service over one million members in 50 states and several countries worldwide.

Joe Galat is president and founder of AYF. As a college player, Joe captained the Miami University (Ohio) football team, was an All-Mid-American Conference selection, and was named Outstanding Student Athlete in his senior year. He went on to coach at all levels of the sport, including the National Football League (New York Giants and Houston Oilers) and the Canadian Football League (Montreal Alouettes and British Columbia Lions) at the professional level, and Miami University, Yale University, University of Kentucky, and Youngstown State University at the college level. He has participated in youth football clinics in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and throughout Europe and Russia. Joe resides in Miami, Florida.

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.