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This course will prepare you to coach the technical and tactical skills of football. What's the difference between a technical and tactical skill? You've come to the right place. Primarily suited to coaches at the high school level, the course contains audio and video clips, interactive exercises, animation, and downloadable forms, plans, and checklists making for an interactive experience that brings the gridiron to your desktop.
In this course you will learn how to
- explain the relationship and difference between technical and tactical skills, and describe the traditional and games approaches to football practice (unit 1);
- evaluate technical and tactical football skills in your players, and make use of your evaluation results (unit 2);
- prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans (units 3 and 4);
- prepare far in advance for the season and each game (unit 5);
- apply and teach the basic and intermediate offensive, defensive and special teams technical and tactical skills needed for your team's success (game units);
- incorporate key focal points and error detection and correction principles into your coaching (game units); and
- recognize various signals given by officials during the game (signals unit).
Included with this online course is the text, Coaching Football Technical and Tactical Skills, written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in conjunction with Drake University coach Rob Ash. The course also includes two CD-ROMs containing video clips that participants will view throughout the course.
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