American Youth Football and Cheer

Welcome American Youth Football and Cheer coaches!

As the exclusive coaching education provider to AYF, Human Kinetics Coach Education has designed a customized online Coaching Youth Football course specifically for AYF. The course entitled Coaching Youth Football: The AYF Way 3E is now available through a dedicated website AYF is establishing a leadership role in youth football by recommending all its coaches to successfully complete the coaching education program.

AYF president Joe Galat served as the content expert for the football online course and wrote the recently released sixth edition of Coaching Youth Football, which serves as a supplement to the online course. Course participants read excerpts from the book electronically as they progress through the course’s 11 units. The course includes many interactive exercises that apply and enrich concepts from the book.

The course also includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard featuring electronic forms, checklists, drill sheets, and sample season and practice plans. Coaches have access to the course and its online resources for an entire year. The course concludes with a 30-question online test that is scored automatically. Coaches can print a certificate of course completion directly from the website to document their achievement.

American Youth Football coaches can visit to register for the course. The course price is $24.95, which includes one-year access to the online course and its electronic resources (downloadable PDFs of drills, practice plans, safety checklists, evaluations, and more), test scoring and reporting, a certificate of completion, and certification with AYF. The course also includes $2 million in liability insurance coverage from AYF.

Human Kinetics Coach Education also worked with American Youth Cheer to develop a customized Coaching Youth Cheerleading: The AYC Way 2E online course that is now available through

Founded in 1996, American Youth Football is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides support services, scholarships, grants, giving back programs and tournaments to over 700,000 participants, 90,000 coaches, and 40,000 administrators in 50 states and several countries worldwide. AYF/AYC is committed to Giving Back and since its inception in 1996, has donated over $15 million dollars in grants and athletic product to communities that support youth football. AYF/AYC was the first national organization to offer all-inclusive football divisions, enabling every child a place to play. For more information visit the website at For video highlights, visit