American Youth Football Teams with ASEP to Bring Coaching Education to Youth Football Coaches

Author: ASEP Marketing


The country's premier youth football organization, American Youth Football (AYF), has partnered with leading coaching education provider American Sport Education Program (ASEP) to offer online training and certification for AYF's nearly 90,000 football coaches.

As the exclusive coaching education provider to AYF, ASEP designed a customized online coaching youth football course specifically for AYF. The course entitled Coaching Youth Football: The AYF Way is available through a dedicated Web site AYF is establishing a leadership role in youth football by recommending all its coaches to successfully complete the coaching education program.

"I couldn't be more excited that AYF is partnering with the American Sport Education Program to develop an online coaching education program for the nearly 90,000 volunteer coaches in all divisions of AYF," says Joe Galat, president of AYF. "This partnership with ASEP will allow us to arm even more coaches with the resources they need to make the game better for even more youth football players."

"We're delighted to be helping American Youth Football provide a quality coaching education program," says Jim Schmutz, ASEP executive director. "The opportunity to influence so many coaches to provide a safe and positive sport experience for millions of young athletes fulfills our mission at ASEP."

Galat served as the content expert for the football online course and co-wrote the fifth 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 Web site to document their achievement.

American Youth Football coaches can visit to register for the course. The course price is $24.95, which includes $2 million in liability insurance coverage, 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 lifetime certification with AYF.

ASEP also worked with American Youth Cheer to develop a customized Coaching Youth Cheerleading: The AYC Way online course available through