All volunteers, coaches, administrators and team moms must undergo thorough background checks annually to ensure the safety of the participants.
American Sport Education Program
AYF has partnered with The American Sport Education Program (ASEP), the leading provider of youth, high school and elite level education programs. Together, AYF and ASEP have worked with the philosophy that athletes come first and winning second.
All AYF football and cheer coaches are strongly advised to complete an online course designed by AYF and ASEP. The course, for only $24.95, includes a $2 million extra liability coverage, which is twice the amount offered by our competition. Those coaches who take the course will obtain a certification of completion and get listed in the National Coaches Registry.
To learn more about AYF/AYC coach training programs go to AYFcoaching.com or asep.com.
Coaching The Right Way
Joe Galat, AYF President, co-authored a book called “Coaching Youth Football,” a great introduction to teaching young athletes the valuable skills they need to play football. From communicating as a coach and providing for players’ safety to teaching offensive and defensive skills and tactics, the book provides all of the information you need to help 8 – 14-year-olds learn and enjoy the game of football.
To view and buy a copy of this book and other coaching books and information go to AYFcoaching.com.