The USA Football Youth Coaching Handbook is a compelling resource designed to assist youth coaches of all levels and backgrounds. The book addresses everything a youth football coach might need or want to know, either on or off the field, as someone who is committed to making a difference in the lives of young athletes. Written by one of the most successful and respected coaches in the sport, the book is a must-have addition to the personal library of every youth football coach.
SECTION I: LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS
Why do you want to be a coach?
What kind of coach do you want to be?
What do you want your team to achieve?
What are the key factors in the growth and development of youth?
SECTION II: PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
What does it take to be a good coach?
What does it take to be a good teacher?
What is involved in building a coaching staff?
SECTION III: DEVELOPING THE SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ON-THE-FIELD SUCCESS
Sport-specific skills and techniques
Position-specific skills and techniques
SECTION IV: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS
How to develop a true team
How to develop an offensive system
How to develop a defensive system
How to develop a special teams unit
SECTION V: ENHANCING LIFE SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
How to teach and reinforce values in your athletes