Coaching Youth Football — Introduction
May 20, 2009
Youth Football: How To Survive the Game
How is this youth football manual different?
Special care has been taken to deliver information that is concise and easy to understand. The Coach’s Survival Manual will show you how to play the basic game of football and apply winning strategies. Since we don’t want to confuse you, we’ve created this book from information that we know is successful and has been derived from the best coaches in the business. So you’ll only get the best of the best.
Why play football?
People play football because it is fun, challenging and exciting. The game is beyond a physical sport as mental strength is just as important.
People like to participate in football because most people love being part of a team. Football teaches teamwork and cooperation while helping to develop positive social skills. Football also teaches respect for others.
Football builds a positive self-image, self-confidence, and self-worth. It enables a person to develop and improve upon a broad range of physical skills such as running, throwing, catching, kicking, balance, agility and coordination. Because such a large variety of skills are required for a football team, there is a position for every person.
What will I learn?
Since football is a complex game, coaching, fundamentals, safety, ethics, and actual winning plays are very important. We’ll cover the basics of those topics in this manual and will go more into depth with several other speed-read chapters. You’ll be an amazing and inspiring coach in no time!