Coaching Youth Sports

Confidently coach younger students to become successful in soccer, football, track & field, and lacrosse. 

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This guide to coaching covers everything needed to coach 4 popular sports, with chapters devoted to teaching and developing skills, planning and conducting practices, and coaching during games.

Comprehensive Sport Resources

Known as some of the best introductory guides, these books focus on the fundamentals players need to begin competing with confidence.

  • Football – Endorsed by American Youth Football, this book provides a comprehensive introduction into one of America’s favorite sports. Content focuses on 8- to 14-year olds.
  • Soccer – Written by ASEP (American Sport Education Program) and Sam Snow, director of coaching for US Youth Soccer, this guide provides successful information for successful soccer for ages 14 and under.
  • Track & Field – This can be a tough sport to coach, with its multiple events and demanding performance level. Written by USATF (USA Track & Field), a national governing body for the sport, coaches and students will learn the science behind each event and how to rise to the top.
  • Lacrosse – Known as the sport’s best guide! Get students passing, catching, shooting, and more with confidence, thanks to Lacrosse expert and coaching legend Jack Kaley!

In addition to mastering the fundamentals, players will also be challenged to expand their repertoire of skills and use those techniques and tactics they’ve learned in games to get a competitive advantage.

Contents

Each of the 4 books detail implementation, activities, positions, and more.

Football

  • Welcome to Coaching
  • Welcome From American Youth Football
  • Foreword
  • Key to Diagrams
  • Drill Finder
  • Chapter 1 Stepping Into Coaching
  • Chapter 2 Communicating as a Coach
  • Chapter 3 Understanding Rules and Equipment
  • Chapter 4 Providing for Players’ Safety
  • Chapter 5 Making Practices Fun and Practical
  • Chapter 6 Teaching and Shaping Skills
  • Chapter 7 Coaching Offense
  • Chapter 8 Coaching Defense
  • Chapter 9 Coaching Special Teams
  • Chapter 10 Coaching on Game Day
  • Chapter 11 Developing Season and Practice Plans

Soccer

  • Welcome to Coaching
  • Welcome From US Youth Soccer
  • Activity Finder
  • Key to Diagrams
  • Chapter 1 Stepping Into Coaching
  • Chapter 2 Communicating as a Coach
  • Chapter 3 Understanding Rules and Equipment
  • Chapter 4 Providing for Players’ Safety
  • Chapter 5 Making Training Sessions Fun and Practical
  • Chapter 6 Teaching and Shaping Skills
  • Chapter 7 Attacking
  • Chapter 8 Defending
  • Chapter 9 Goalkeeping
  • Chapter 10 Coaching on Match Day
  • Chapter 11 Developing Season and Training Plans
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • About the Authors

Track and Field

  • Preface 
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I Fundamentals of Coaching Track and Field
    • Chapter 1 Positive Coaching
    • Chapter 2 Ethics and Risk Management
  • Part II Science of Coaching
    • Chapter 3 Sport Psychology
    • Chapter 4 Sport Biomechanics
    • Chapter 5 Sport Physiology
    • Chapter 6 Training Design
    • Chapter 7 Biomotor Training for Speed and Power Events
  • Part III Running Events and Relays
    • Chapter 8 Sprints
    • Chapter 9 Relays
    • Chapter 10 Endurance Running and Racewalking
    • Chapter 11 Hurdles
  • Part IV Jumps
    • Chapter 12 Coaching Jumping Events
    • Chapter 13 Horizontal Jumps
    • Chapter 14 Vertical Jumps
  • Part V Throws
    • Chapter 15 Coaching Throwing Events
    • Chapter 16 Shot Put
    • Chapter 17 Discus
    • Chapter 18 Hammer
    • Chapter 19 Javelin
  • Final Thoughts 
  • References and Recommended Readings
  • Index
  • About USA Track & Field
  • About the Editor
  • About the Contributors

Lacrosse

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 The Game of Lacrosse
  • Chapter 2 Ground Balls, Stick Drills, and Swarming
  • Chapter 3 Offensive Skills and Drills
  • Chapter 4 Deuces and Motion Offense
  • Chapter 5 Offense Versus Zone Defense
  • Chapter 6 Defensive Skills and Drills
  • Chapter 7 Team Defense
  • Chapter 8 Clearing
  • Chapter 9 Riding
  • Chapter 10 Extra-Man Offense
  • Chapter 11 Man-Down Defense
  • Chapter 12 Special Situations

Coaching Youth Sports Options

Coaching Youth Sports is available for 4 sports.

  • Football, 248 page
  • Soccer, 216 pages
  • Track & Field, 304 pages
  • Lacrosse, 288 pages
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