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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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