Coaching Youth Cheerleading - PDF

This course is a self-paced online course designed to be taken by individual coaches.

Our lowest-cost alternative for training coaches. Priced at $19.95 retail, this course is delivered entirely online. Our Coaching Youth Cheerleading 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.

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Course Format

The Coaching Youth Cheerleading book is delivered in PDF format from within the online course. No materials will be sent to you.
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Full Course Description

This course is for coaches of athletes age 14 and under participating in a recreational, noncompetitive setting. Learn fundamental coaching concepts and responsibilities, and come away with the most important coaching points of the major skills of youth cheerleading.

In this interactive online course, you’ll learn to prepare for your season and provide the best possible experience for your athletes. The course is supplemented by excerpts from the Coaching Youth Cheerleading book, which are delivered as a series of PDF downloads within the online course. As you progress through the online course, you’ll be prompted to read excerpts to complete course activities.

The course includes many interactive exercises that apply and enrich concepts from the book excerpts. It also includes a handy Coaches’ Clipboard utility with forms, documents, and detailed plans for successful practice sessions and game-day coaching. The course concludes with an online 30-question test.

Upon completing this course, you should be able to

  • better understand your role as a coach (unit 1),
  • communicate effectively with squad members and others in the cheerleading community (unit 2),
  • understand the importance of rules and equipment (unit 3),
  • provide a safe environment for your cheerleaders (unit 4),
  • teach and shape cheerleading skills (unit 5),
  • teach and shape cheer, sideline, and dance skills (unit 6),
  • teach and shape partner stunt and pyramid skills (unit 7),
  • teach and shape jump and stunt skills (unit 8),
  • prepare season and practice plans (unit 9), and
  • make the most of game and competition day (unit 10).

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Varies by organization version.

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Audience: Administrators, Volunteer Coaches, Parents

Level: Volunteer