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This iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad compatible app is the quick and easy way for you to manage practice and game situations with video clips, animations, and descriptions of over 80 skills and drills. Turn chaotic practices into fun when you purchase Go Coach Football from Apple’s App Store by clicking on the App Store icon to the right.
As a youth football coach, your practice and game-day planning just got a whole lot easier with Go Coach Football. Go Coach Football offers 33 video clips and 21 animations demonstrating 38 skills and 48 drills for offense, defense, and special teams that will help you organize and run your practices. The app’s optional slow-motion video setting (requires OS 3.2 and above) allows you to view every detail of the skills and drills being performed. The Favorites feature allows you to save skills, drills, and video clips in one central folder-a great tool for planning and organizing activities for your next practice. Supplemental coaching tips and advice, safety guidelines and checklists, and guidance on season and practice plans will help you manage team activities beyond the Xs and Os. Developed by American Sport Education Program (ASEP) and drawing content from ASEP’s Coaching Youth Football book, Go Coach Football is the authoritative app for any on-the-go coach.
The app’s Skills feature provides you with instant access to step-by-step instructions for executing a total of 38 offensive, defensive, and special teams skills, including tackling, blocking, running, passing, catching, and kicking. Video clips and photos demonstrate proper player positioning and skill execution.
The app’s Drills feature offers instructions for implementing 48 practice drills for offense, defense, and special teams. Explanations of the various drills are supplemented by video clips, animations, and photos that visually demonstrate player positioning and movement.
The Advice feature addresses the off-field tasks coaches perform to make practices and games run smoothly. Coaches receive guidance on developing season and practice plans for ages 8 to 14. Game-Day Advice provides a checklist of the things that you and your players need to do in preparation for the game, as well as guidelines on running the team during the game and addressing the team after the game. Planning and preparation are keys to success, and Go Coach Football makes the tasks simple.
The Rules feature provides basic information on field markings, player positions, and football variations. Also included are photos depicting officiating signals.
As a youth coach, you will likely be the first responder in the event of an injury or illness. Go Coach Football offers guidelines on developing an emergency action plan; treating sprains and strains using the PRICE method; and preventing, recognizing, and treating heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke.
Go Coach Football also offers tips for fostering good sportsmanship and creating a fun atmosphere for yourself and your players. In the app’s Coaching Young Athletes section, Teaching Tips introduces coaches to the IDEA method of coaching: the four steps necessary for teaching correct technique. Football No-Nos identify behaviors that are inappropriate and unsportsmanlike, while a commentary on discipline will help you identify what’s deserving of disciplinary action and how to administer it. You’ll also find 7 tips for building teamwork and accountability.
Rushing the passer
Offensive special teams skills
Kickoff and punt return team
Defensive special teams skills
PAT and field goal block team
Offensive special teams drills
Defensive special teams drills
Practice and season plans
Coaching young athletes
Become a better coach
Youth football coaches seeking ideas for drills as well as advice on teaching key football skills and organizing practices. Parents of players wanting to assist their kids in practicing skills.
Based in Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics strives to help people worldwide lead healthier, more satisfying lives by delivering the best information available on the broadest possible range of sports and fitness activities. Human Kinetics customers run the gamut of sport and fitness, including new and experienced coaches, sport participants, fitness instructors, researchers, and enthusiasts. The company is committed to providing accurate information and education packaged and delivered at affordable prices, and it recognizes that technology is a driving force in improving the usability and accessibility of its resources.
An education program offered through Human Kinetics, the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) is the leading provider of youth, high school, and elite-level sport education programs in the United States. Rooted in the philosophy of “Athletes first, winning second,” ASEP has educated more than 1.5 million coaches, officials, sport administrators, parents, and athletes. For 30 years, local, state, and national sport organizations have partnered with ASEP to lead the way in making sport a safe, successful, and enjoyable experience for all involved. For more information on ASEP sport education courses and resources, call 800-747-5698, e-mail ASEP@hkusa.com, or visit www.ASEP.com.