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Coaching Youth Football-3rd Edition: The AYF Way

Coaching Youth Football-3rd Edition: The AYF Way

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    Online Course

    If you’re an AYF coach looking to purchase an individual course, click on the Add to Cart tab on the right.

    If you’re purchasing 25 or more courses, you’re entitled to volume discounts. Contact Human Kinetics Coach Education at 800-747-5698, and select option 1 or email ASEP@hkusa.com.

    Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills and tactics of youth football.

    Due to today’s safety concerns for our AYF youth, all AYF football coaches are strongly advised to complete the online course. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible for $2 million extra liability coverage*—twice the amount offered by other organizations. All 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 your season and provide the best possible experience for your athletes. The course is supplemented by the sixth edition of the Coaching Youth Football book, which is delivered in e-book format from within the course. As you progress through the online course, you’ll be prompted to read chapters from the e-book to complete course units.
     
    The course includes many interactive exercises that apply and enrich concepts from the book. It also includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard featuring electronic forms (PDFs), checklists, drill sheets, and sample plans for practice sessions and game-day coaching that coaches have access to for up to a year.

    Guided by a mentor coach, coaches face learning challenges in the following units:

    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

    As we continue to learn more about the cumulative effects of head injuries, it’s of utmost importance that we properly prepare, protect, and instruct our youth participants to minimize their risk of injury. We’ve turned to the leading authority on concussions—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—for course content dedicated to the prevention, management, and treatment of concussions. As part of the final unit of the course, 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.

    Another area in which our kids need absolute protection is against abuse and molestation. The final course unit also includes information from the AYF risk management policy encompassing criminal background checks, warning signs of and policies for addressing abuse or molestation, required procedures to follow in the event of an allegation, and communication advice surrounding these topics.

    After completing course activities, you’ll take the 30-question online course test, which covers material from the book and the online course.

    Insurance Coverage

    American Youth Football, Inc.; American Youth Cheer, Step & Dance
    Certified Coaches Liability Insurance Program
    Scottsdale Insurance Company: Policy# 1LKRS69176-00
    Commercial General Liability - $2,000,000 Per Occurrence

    American Youth Football, Inc. and American Youth Cheer, Step & Dance certified coaches, coaching the AYF WAY or coaching the AYC WAY; it's certified league administrators; while coaching AYF amateur youth (16 and under) football related activities and AYF (18 and under) cheerleading activities during AYF/AYC tryouts, practices, games, competitions, day camps and clinics. Coverage is provided excess over any other valid and collectible insurance.

    American Youth Football, Inc. and its certified league administrators while acting in their capacity as a league administrator specifically for their AYF/AYC football and/or cheerleading organization. Coverage is provided excess over any other valid and collectible insurance.

    Coverage for each AYF certified coach or AYF certified league administrator will become effective the latter of the (1) policy effective date while in good standing with the AYF/AYC certification program or (2) date of AYF/AYC course completion when certifications automatically include insurance coverage. AYF certified coaches and AYF certified league administrators who have successfully completed certification requirements are on file with the first named insured. Coverage expires when the AYF certified coach or AYF certified league administrator (1) allows the certification to expire (2) AYF/AYC course completion is unsuccessful towards certification.

    Coverage Questions and Claims Contact:
    K&K Insurance Group, Phil Hartman – 800-441-3994, ext. 5916
    phil.hartman@kandkinsurance.com

    Note: This insurance benefit is provided through American Youth Football, Inc. and K&K
    Insurance. Human Kinetics, Inc. has no responsibility for the purchase, administration,
    or benefits associated with this insurance coverage.

    Audience

    An online resource for American Youth Football coaches of players ages 8 to 14. In 2017, the course is required of all new AYF coaches as well as returning coaches who need to recertify for the 2017 season.

    Table of Contents

    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

    About the Author

    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. As the nation's leader in providing coaching education programs, Human Kinetics Coach Education works with national, state, and local sport organizations to develop educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. These programs incorporate the philosophy of "Athletes first, winning second."