Having successfully completed either of the associated introductory courses Coaching Youth Football the AYF Way or Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way is a prerequisite to taking this recertification course. As an AYF or AYC coach, you’ll further your professional development and continue your $2 million liability insurance coverage by taking this recertification course, which includes important information on understanding your legal duties as a coach, assembling an athletic health care team, developing plans for medical and weather emergencies, and preventing injuries.
Please note that having successfully completed either of the associated introductory AYF courses Coaching Youth Football the AYF Way or Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way is a prerequisite to taking this recertification course. Only coaches who have completed the corresponding introductory course are eligible to take the recertification course. Also, no discounts are available for the recertification course.
At AYF and AYC, participant safety is our primary concern. Providing a safe playing environment and ensuring our coaches interact with the athletes entrusted to them in a safe and responsible manner are essential. The Safety and Health recertification course is an integral part of that effort. Through this online course, you’ll gain important information on ensuring your players’ safety, preventing injuries, promoting healthy habits in your athletes, and identifying additional sources to further your sport first aid knowledge.
The online course blends reading assignments with interactive activities and quizzes to check your progress. Real-life coaching scenarios emphasize key concepts to challenge your decision-making ability. Sample forms, checklists, and tip sheets featured in the course can be downloaded, printed, and distributed at your next practice or coaches’ meeting. The course concludes with an online 10-question test.
Coaches will walk away from the Safety and Health recertification course with a better understanding of
the four phases of athletic health care;
the nine legal duties that define your role in minimizing risk of injury to your athletes;
what emergency medical personnel and doctors can and will do to assist you;
how to keep yourself educated about sport first aid;
what health records you should keep for each athlete;
how to develop and initiate a weather emergency plan;
what to look for when checking facilities for hazards and equipment for proper fit and usage;
what to include in a first aid kit;
why you should incorporate preseason physicals, fitness screenings, and conditioning programs into your game plan;
how to develop a medical emergency plan; and
what your role is in developing the sport first aid game plan.
As an additional benefit, you’ll continue your $2 million liability insurance coverage by completing the recertification course.
Unit 1 Coaching With Safety in Mind
The Four Phases of Athletic Health Care Team
Your Legal Duties
The Athletic Health Care Team
Unit 2 Preparing for a Healthy Season
Implementing a Plan
Facilities and Equipment
First Aid Kit
Preseason Screening and Conditioning
Medical Emergency Plan
First Aid Game Plan Checklist
American Youth Football and American Youth Cheerleading coaches in need of recertification.
Please note that the introductory course Coaching Youth Football the AYF Way or Coaching Youth Cheerleading the AYC Way is a prerequisite to the recertification course. Only coaches who have completed the introductory course are eligible to take the recertification course. Also, no discounts or bulk purchases are available for the recertification course.
American Youth Football (AYF) is an international nonprofit youth football organization founded in 1996 to promote the wholesome development of youth through their association with adult leaders in the sport of American football. AYF invites all youth programs to join and participate, without restricting weights or sizes of participants, leagues, financial abilities, or any other biases.
With 700,000 participants, 90,000 coaches, and 40,000 administrators, AYF has become the largest football organization on any level of the sport.
Joe Galat serves as the president of AYF. He is also employed by FieldTurf Tarkett as vice president of sales and dean of the FieldTurf Sports Science Institute. Joe’s leadership began early as captain of the Harvey High School (Painesville, Ohio) and Miami University (Ohio) football and wrestling teams. At Miami University, he was elected president of the Varsity Letterman’s Club and was named Outstanding Student Athlete in his senior year. Playing honors included selections to the All-Ohio All-Star High School Team and All-Mid-American Conference. Joe’s football experience was honed by some of the game’s greats: Bo Schembechler, Carm Cozza, and John McVay. When Pro Football Hall of Fame coach George Allen was owner of Montreal, he appointed Joe to be his head coach. Joe then went on to become head coach and general manager of the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. He coached college football at Miami University, Yale University, University of Kentucky, and Youngstown State University, and in the pros with the New York Giants and Houston Oilers. In 1982, Joe was inducted into the Miami University Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Painesville Harvey High School Hall of Fame (along with the NFL’s winningest coach, Don Shula). After his coaching days, Joe was national color commentator for CBC-TV Sports. This experience gave him the distinction of having held every position in organized football (player, coach, manager, broadcaster, and youth executive). Joe has participated in youth football clinics in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and throughout Europe and Russia. Joe was also honored as a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Wendell Ford.
As part of Human Kinetics’ sports education division, the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) has been developing and delivering coaching education courses since 1981. As the nation’s leader in providing coaching education programs, ASEP works with national, state, and local sport organizations to develop educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. These programs incorporate ASEP’s philosophy of “Athletes first, winning second.”