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Coaching Junior Football Teams For Dummies

National Alliance for Youth Sports, Greg Bach (With), James Heller (With)

ISBN: 978-1-119-99738-2 February 2011 388 Pages


Packed with drills and tips for training and game days

The fun and easy way to master the art of football coaching

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.

* Understand football rules

Develop a coaching philosophy

Teach football fundamentals

Run great training sessions

Lead your team during a game

Communicate effectively with parents

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.