Coaching Youth Football: Official Handbook of USA Football, 4th Edition

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Whether you're a parent new to coaching or an experienced youth coach, Coaching Youth Football is your playbook for a successful season. Through the expertise of coach Tom Bass and USA Football, you'll gain field-tested tips on how to run your team, communicate with and handle players, provide basic first aid, plan and conduct practices, draw up plays, and keep it all fun.

Fundamentals of offense, defense, and special teams are covered in depth, supported by 30 new drills, 50 coaching tips, and more than 140 photos and illustrations. Ideal for coaches of players aged 14 and under, Coaching Youth Football will help you create an environment that promotes learning, enables your kids to enjoy their football experiences, and motivates them to come out for the team year after year.

This book is also a valuable component of the Coaching Youth Football online course, the official course of USA Football, offered by the American Sport Education Program. Numerous park and recreation departments and youth sport organizations use the course in training coaches of players aged 8 to 14.

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Coaching Youth Football was written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in conjunction with USA Football and former NFL coach and youth football advocate Tom Bass. The NFL and NFL Players Association launched USA Football through a grant from the NFL Youth Football Fund. The purpose of this independent nonprofit organization is to galvanize, support, promote, and expand the sport at all levels of amateur football. ASEP is a division of Human Kinetics, based in Champaign, Illinois, and has been developing and delivering coaches education courses since 1981. As the nation's number one coaching education program, ASEP works with national, state, and local youth sport organizations to develop educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. These programs incorporate ASEP's philosophy of "athletes first, winning second."

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Coaching Youth Football is an easy-to-follow book and an excellent introduction to youth coaching. It provides important information on how to coach a successful team starting with the first day of practice to the final game of the season, while along the way teaching young players valuable skills and the joy of the game.

JACK KEMP, FORMER BUFFALO BILLS ALL-PRO QB & USA FOOTBALL CHAIRMAN

Coaching Youth Football presents an excellent overview of the fundamentals of coaching and is an invaluable resource for every youth football coach in America."

GRANT TEAFF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION

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