The USA Football Youth Coaching Handbook, by Tony Dungy with James A. Peterson PhD, 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
Chapter 1: Why do you want to be a coach?
Chapter 2: What kind of coach do you want to be?
Chapter 3: What do you want your team to achieve?
Chapter 4: What are the key factors in the growth and development of youth?
SECTION II: PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
Chapter 5: What does it take to be a good coach?
Chapter 6: What does it take to be a good teacher?
Chapter 7: What is involved in building a coaching staff?
SECTION III: DEVELOPING THE SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ON-THE-FIELD SUCCESS
Chapter 8: Sport-specific skills and techniques
Chapter 9: Position-specific skills and techniques
SECTION IV: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS
Chapter 10: How to develop a true team
Chapter 11: How to develop an offensive system
Chapter 12: How to develop a defensive system
Chapter 13: How to develop a special teams unit
SECTION V: ENHANCING LIFE SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
Chapter 14: How to teach and reinforce values in your athletes
A. Glossary of Terms
B. USA Football National Practice Guidelines for Youth Tackle Football
C. USA Football Flag Rulebook & Player Pathway