Frederick County Parks and Recreation

Welcome Frederick County Parks and Recreation coaches!

Frederick County Parks and Recreation has adopted the American Sport Education Program's (ASEP) online youth level curriculum as part of the requirement for becoming a coach in Frederick County Parks and Recreation programs. Coaches should have the course for their sport completed prior to their first practice. If the sport you are coaching is not listed in the table below, select the Coaching Essentials course.

To purchase online courses, just click on the corresponding online course icon in the table at the bottom of the page.

Once you complete an ASEP course, your certification is good for three years. Coaches should recertify by taking any of the courses below every three years to be in good standing with Frederick County Parks and Recreation. You may print or e-mail your course transcript record from the ASEP National Coaches Registry as proof of course completion.

Contact Information
Phone: 540-665-5678
E-mail: fcprd@co.frederick.va.us
Web: www.FCPRD.net

For an even higher level of training, ASEP Coaching Technical and Tactical Skills online courses are great options. These courses cover material suitable for high school coaches, club coaches, college coaches, and advanced youth sport coaches. Click here for a listing of these courses.

For a complete listing of books and DVDs, visit the individual sport stores on the Human Kinetics Web site.

Board members of any community-based sport organization are strongly encouraged to take the ASEP Directing Youth Sports Programs online course.


ASEP courses required by Frederick County Parks and Recreation:

Coaching Essentials

Coaching Essentials is a sport-neutral course geared toward coaches of athletes age 13 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Coaches will come away from the course with a solid understanding of fundamental coaching concepts and basic coaching responsibilities. 
Version or Format Notes
Online Course This course can be purchased and taken online.

Coaching Youth Baseball - PDF

Priced at only $19.95, this course is delivered entirely online. Our Coaching Youth Baseball book is delivered as a series of PDF downloads within the course. Coaches are prompted to read excerpts prior to completing online course units and activities, and can print the PDFs for hard-copy reference. Volume discounts available. To place an order for more than one course, call at 800-747-5698. For single orders, click on the icon below.
Version or Format Course Components
Coaching Youth Baseball - PDF This course is available as an online, self-study course covering fundamental coaching concepts, sport first aid, and baseball techniques and tactics.

Coaching Youth Football - PDF (featuring flag football content)

This course is based on the third edition of Coaching Youth Football, which includes information on tackle, flag, and touch football. Priced at $19.95 retail, this course is delivered entirely online. The book is delivered as a series of PDF downloads within the course. Volume discounts available. To place an order for more than one course, call ASEP at 800-747-5698. For single orders, click on the icon below.
Version or Format Course Components
Coaching Youth Football - PDF (featuring flag football content) No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Coaching Youth Football 4th Edition - PDF

Our lowest-cost alternative for training coaches. Priced at $19.95 retail, this course is delivered entirely online. Our Coaching Youth Football book is delivered as a series of PDF downloads within the course. Coaches are prompted to read excerpts prior to completing online course units and activities, and can print the PDFs for hard-copy reference. Volume discounts available. To place an order for more than one course, call at 800-747-5698. For single orders, proceed through the checkout process.
Version or Format Course Components
Coaching Youth Football 4th Edition - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Coaching Youth Soccer - PDF

Our lowest-cost alternative for training coaches. Priced at $19.95 retail, this course is delivered entirely online. Our Coaching Youth Soccer book is delivered as a series of PDF downloads within the course. Coaches are prompted to read excerpts prior to completing online course units and activities, and can print the PDFs for hard-copy reference. Volume discounts available. To place an order for more than one course, call 800-747-5698. For single orders, click on the icon below.
Version or Format Course Components
Coaching Youth Soccer - PDF This course is available as an online, self-study course covering fundamental coaching concepts, sport first aid, and soccer techniques and tactics.

Coaching Youth Softball - PDF

Our lowest-cost alternative for training coaches. Priced at $19.95 retail, this course is delivered entirely online. Our Coaching Youth Softball book is delivered as a series of PDF downloads within the course. Coaches are prompted to read excerpts prior to completing online course units and activities, and can print the PDFs for hard-copy reference. Volume discounts available. To place an order for more than one course, call 800-747-5698. For single orders, click on the icon below.
Version or Format Course Components
Coaching Youth Softball - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Coaching Youth Tennis - PDF

Our lowest-cost alternative for training coaches. Priced at $19.95 retail, this course is delivered entirely online. Our Coaching Youth Tennis book is delivered as a series PDF downloads within the course. Coaches are prompted to read excerpts prior to completing online course units and activities, and can print the PDFs for hard-copy reference. Volume discounts available. To place an order for more than one course, call 800-747-5698. For single orders, click on the icon below.
Version or Format Course Components
Coaching Youth Tennis - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Coaching Youth Volleyball - PDF

Our lowest-cost alternative for training coaches. Priced at $19.95 retail, this course is delivered entirely online. Our Coaching Youth Volleyball book is delivered as a series of PDF downloads within the course. Coaches are prompted to read excerpts prior to completing online course units and activities, and can print the PDFs for hard-copy reference. Volume discounts available. To place an order for more than one course, call 800-747-5698. For single orders, click on the icon below.
Version or Format Course Components
Coaching Youth Volleyball - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course