National Alliance for Youth Sports,
Coaching Junior Football Teams For Dummies®
Volunteering as a youth football coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you ve never coached before, or want to improve? Don t worry! This friendly guide explains football rules, shows you how to approach coaching, and gives you practical pointers on improving team skills and encouraging good sportsmanship.
Part I: Getting Started Coaching Football.
Chapter 1: Coaching Children in Football.
Chapter 2: Getting Organised.
Chapter 3: Knowing the Football Basics.
Part II: Building Your Coaching Skills.
Chapter 4: Meet the Parents.
Chapter 5: Evaluating Your Team.
Chapter 6: Running a Great Training Session.
Chapter 7: Match Day.
Chapter 8: Refining Your Coaching Strategies.
Part III: Beginning and Intermediate Football.
Chapter 9: Mastering the Fundamentals.
Chapter 10: Fundamental Drills for a New Team.
Chapter 11: Coaching Basic Attacking.
Chapter 12: Coaching Basic Defending.
Part IV: Advanced Football Strategies.
Chapter 13: Taking It Up a Notch: Drills.
Chapter 14: Upgrading Attacking Tactics and Skills.
Chapter 15: Advanced Defending and Formations.
Chapter 16: Coaching Set Pieces.
Chapter 17: Implementing Advanced Exercises.
Part V: The Finer Details.
Chapter 18: Keeping Kids Injury Free and Healthy.
Chapter 19: Challenges Every Coach Faces.
Chapter 20: Getting More Competitive.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Make the Season Memorable.
Chapter 22: Ten Fun Ways to End on a High Note.
Chapter 23: Ten Recommended Resources and Organisations.