Access a variety of resources designed to hone your coaching abilities and deepen your knowledge on technique.
Take the guess work out of your preparation. Included with certification are 12 practice plans per stage. From warm-up to individual to team periods, these plans help you develop athletes while staying within USA Football’s Practice Guidelines, Levels of Contact and helps you avoid prohibited drills.
Develop a skill from A-to-Z with USA Football’s Player Progression Guide and Contact Manual. These resources provide step-by-step approaches to technical skills like Passing, including drill glossaries. In addition, you’ll learn the new Prep for Contact curriculum, designed to help you get your athletes ready for player-to-ground or player-to-play contact.
Access drills, skill development resources and more from the palm of your hand with USA Football’s new Coaches app, coming to iOS and Android devices later this year.
Start your certification early so you can access these additional resources well before the season starts. Certification will be up soon, so make sure you sign up for updates to learn when it’s available.
Here is a glimpse at some of the resources that certified coaches can access.
The USA Football Youth Coach Certification isn’t just a test – it includes built-in resources and course videos help guide you as a coach.
Don’t just take our word for the value of these materials. Watch the video to see what some of the 2019 Football Development Model pilot league coaches had to say about their experience mastering the model and leveraging these resources.