I Just Volunteered To Coach My Kid’s Youth Football Team…Now What?
By FirstDown PlayBook on May 23, 2017

The following is an introductory blog that FirstDown PlayBook wrote for our great partners over at USA Football. During the months of May and June leading up to the kickoff of the youth football season we will be helping you out with tips to help your introduction into youth football coaching go a little smoother. Enjoy!

Summer has just begun to kick in and you are flipping burgers at your family picnic. Suddenly, it dawns on you that you volunteered to coach your son’s youth football team or your daughter’s flag football team this fall. Your wonder where the time went–you agreed to do this back in March when there seemed like so much time to research, plan and get organized.

To make matters worse, you really don’t have an extensive background in coaching, especially coaching football. As you mull over the option of backing out, you look over and see your son or daughter throwing a football with their friends and realize you have some work to do.

Trust me when I say that this scenario will play out many times across the country this month as parents and young coaches tackle the responsibilities that go along with coaching youth tackle football or flag football for the first time. Today, we are going to give you some key pointers that will help before you even get involved with a football or scheme. To read the entire blog tap here or on the picture below!


FirstDown PlayBook is the only Digital Football PlayBook that gives you access to thousands of football plays, schemes and technique help and is the official playbook resource for USA Football.

Only FirstDown PlayBook Insiders Know When We Offer Discounts.

FirstDown PlayBook is on Twitter , Google+  and  Facebook.