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Coaching Football For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

The National Alliance of Youth Sports , Greg Bach
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Book Description

Few experiences are more rewarding than coaching a youth footballteam. Your journey through the season will be packed with momentsthat make you smile and that you and your players will remember forthe rest of your lives. But what if you’ve never coachedbefore?

No worries! Coaching Football For Dummies is the funand easy way to tackle the basics of coaching youth football.This friendly guide shows you how to teach your playerseffectively, regardless of their age or skill level, and lead yourteam to victory—even if you’re a first-time coach.You’ll discover how to:

  • Develop a coaching philosophy
  • Teach football fundamentals
  • Encourage good sportsmanship
  • Improve your team’s skills
  • Ensure safety on the field
  • Communicate effectively with parents

Packed with valuable information on preparing your game planbefore you even step on the field, this hands-on resource gives youexpert guidance in building your coaching skills, from evaluatingyour players and running enjoyable, productive practices to workingwith all types of kids—uncoordinated, shy, highlytalented—at once. You’ll find a variety of fun-filleddrills for teaching everything from tackling and blocking torunning and catching, as well as advanced drills to take yourplayers’ skills up a notch. You’ll also see how to:

  • Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—an oftenoverlooked aspect of coaching
  • Gather the necessary gear and fit the equipment to yourplayers
  • Raise the level of play on offense, defense, and specialteams
  • Take steps to avoid injuries
  • Deal with discipline issues and problem parents
  • Make critical half-time adjustments
  • Transition to coaching an All-Star Team

Complete with tips for working with parents, keeping yourplayers healthy, and leading your team effectively on game days,Coaching Football For Dummies is all you need—besidesa whistle and a clipboard—to navigate your players through asafe, fun, rewarding season!

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From the Back Cover

Packed with drills, play formations, and tips for game days

The fun and easy way® to tackle the basics of coaching youth football

Volunteering as a football coach can be a fun, rewarding experience, both for you and your team. But what if you've never coached before? Have no fear — this friendly guide explains the rules of football, giving you expert advice on teaching essential skills to different age groups, running great practices, and leading your team effectively during a game.

Discover how to

  • Develop a coaching philosophy
  • Teach fundamentals
  • Encourage good sportsmanship
  • Coach offense, defense, and special teams
  • Ensure safety on the field
  • Communicate effectively with parents

About the Author

The National Alliance For Youth Sports has been America’s leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children for the past 25 years. It serves volunteer coaches, parents with children involved in organized sports, game officials, youth sports administrators, league directors, and the youngsters who participate in organized sports. The Alliance’s programs are utilized in more than 3,000 communities nationwide by parks and recreation departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, Police Athletic Leagues, YMCAs/YWCAs, and various independent youth service groups, as well as on military installations worldwide. For more information on the Alliance’s programs, which are listed below, visit
National Youth Sports Coaches Association — More than 2 million volunteer coaches have been trained through NYSCA, which provides training, support, and continuing education.
Parents Association for Youth Sports — Parents gain a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities in youth sports through this sportsmanship training program, which is used in more than 500 communities nationwide.
Academy for Youth Sports Administrators — More than 2,000 administrators worldwide have gone through the Academy, which is a 20-hour certification program that raises the professionalism of those delivering youth sport services. A professional faculty presents the information, and participants earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
National Youth Sports Administrators Association — This program provides training, information, and resources for volunteer administrators responsible for the planning and implementation of out-of-school sports programs.
National Youth Sports Officials Association — Officials who go through this certification program gain valuable knowledge on skills, fundamentals, and the characteristics that every good official must possess.
Start Smart Sports Development Program — This proven instructional program prepares children for the world of organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt through an innovative approach that promotes parent-child bonding.
Hook A Kid On Golf — Thousands of children of all ages and skill levels tee it up every year in the nation’s most comprehensive junior golf development program, which features an array of instructional clinics and tournaments to choose from.
Game On! Youth Sports — This worldwide effort introduces children to actual game experience by giving them the freedom to create and play on their own.

Greg Bach is the communications director for the National Alliance For Youth Sports, a position he has held since 1993. Before joining NAYS, he worked as the sports editor of the Huron Daily Tribune in Bad Axe, Michigan, where he captured numerous writing awards from the Associated Press, Michigan Press Association, and the Hearst Corporation. He has a journalism degree from Michigan State University, which he earned in 1989. He’s an avid sports fan and has coached a variety of youth sports. He also wrote Coaching Soccer For Dummies.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5587 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0471793310
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 21, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003S9VS0Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,039,453 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition is not the full edition! March 29, 2012
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I was very disappointed with this purchase. The book said it had over 300 pages but the kindle edition is just a summary of the full book.

Not clear on Amazon at ALL! At least it was only .99.. ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coaching Football for Dummies June 18, 2011
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I had not coached football teams since 1966, so I needed a quick review to bring me up to speed per the way things are done in the 21st century. This book provided a quick update. Thanks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars solid June 10, 2013
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Good read to brush up on basic football coaching technique. I had a nice time looking through this getting ready for fall
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4.0 out of 5 stars Basic but interesting March 5, 2013
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Make you think a lot in the decisions you use to do at a training or at a game, very helpfully
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very Basic August 31, 2012
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Very basic football materials. You can get this much free from the web. This is not worth the money. Do not purchase.
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2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing condensed version October 13, 2014
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Very basic, and the Kindle edition is a condensed version of the original. Not for a fan studying the game, but for a beginning coach or parent. Game concepts are very basic at best. Pop Warner or below, not even suitable for middle school level.
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3.0 out of 5 stars For Dummies December 18, 2013
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Like the rest of the "FOR DUMMIES" series, it reads like textbook.
Long and dry, but contains informaiton for the most basic new coach.
You might roll your eyes at some of the very basic informaiton presented.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Football 101 August 30, 2013
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From How to basics of football to the most intricate details this book has it all. Whether you are coaching or just want to learn more about the sport America loves Football for dummies will get you in the Endzone!
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