From the Back Cover
"[This] series is required reading for those of us who . . . one day find ourselves facing the expectant gazes of a dozen youngsters who insist on calling us Coach."--FamilyFun magazine.
"You have the opportunity to teach the value of competition, that winning and losing are both part of the positive experience, and that having fun is the name of the game."--Paul Pasqualoni.
Coach. You just volunteered to coach your child's football team, and you can't tell a draw play from a screen pass or a tight end from the end zone. Don't despair--Coaching Youth Football is here to help..
From your first team meeting, Coaching Youth Football shows you how to teach the fundamentals of football, including passing, catching, blocking, and kicking. You'll find drills for playing offense and defense that work for any age group or experience level. You'll even learn to develop your own coaching style--and before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are learning, motivated, and most of all, having fun..
- Survive your first practice and game.
- Promote good habits, concentration, and teamwork.
- Find answers to common problems in the Q And A sections.
- Create a positive attitude, build team spirit, and get along with parents.
- Make practices fun, safe, and rewarding.
- Be the coach you never had.
"An invaluable guide for both novice and veteran coaches."--Fred Lower, Bangor (Maine) Youth Football Organization.
About the Author
is a three-time recipient of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award. As head football coach at Syracuse University for over ten years, he has led his teams to six victories in eight bowl game appearances. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American Football Coaches Association.. Jim McLaughlin
has coached at the high school and collegiate level for over thirty years. As a high school football coach for the last thirteen years, he has coached his teams to the state finals eight times, winning three state championships..