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Whether you are new to coaching cheer or just want to improve on last year, the new Coaching Youth Cheerleading: The AYC Way online course will provide you with the know-how for coaching success.
Due to today’s safety concerns for our AYF youth, all AYF football and cheer coaches are strongly advised to complete the online course for the sport they coach. The course includes $2 million extra liability coverage*—this is twice the amount offered by our competition! All tournament team coaches should be aware that a course completion certificate will be one of the items on the registration checklist for the AYF National Championships.
Developed by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in conjunction with American Youth Cheer, the course kicks off by examining some coaching principles designed to improve your skills in the areas of practice and competition-day planning, communication with squad members and parents, safety and first aid, and squad-member training to promote lifelong fitness.
In the second half of the course, you’ll learn the basic cheer techniques and how to teach them effectively. In an interactive format, you’ll see proper ways to perform various maneuvers and how they’re employed in routines.
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).
The course includes the e-book Coaching Youth Cheerleading, written by ASEP in conjunction with Varsity Brands. The book is presented within the course as a series of PDFs that coaches are instructed to read while progressing through the course.
The course features interactive activities and unit quizzes that put you in team and competition situations and prepare you for the course test. The test contains 30 questions, and you receive immediate feedback on your test score. Coaches pass the test with a score of 80 percent or better and can print a certificate of course completion directly from the Web site.
With the Coaching Youth Cheerleading: The AYC Way online course, preparing for the season and providing the best possible sport experience for your squad members will be a snap.
* American Youth Football, Inc. Coach General Liability Insurance
National Casualty Company: Policy #6LKRO0000001547300
Commercial General Liability Coverage: $2,000,000 Per Occurrence
Covered Activities: Coverage is provided while directly coaching non-scholastic amateur youth age 16 and under football related activities during tryouts, practices, games, camps, and clinics. Coverage is excess over any other valid and collectible insurance.
Coverage Period: Coach General Liability coverage becomes effective on the date of successful completion of the new or renewal AYF Certification Program and will expire on the same date of the following year.
Coverage Questions and Claims: Contact K&K Insurance, Phil Hartman at 800-441-3994, ext. 5916.
Note: This insurance benefit is provided through American Youth Football, Inc. and K&K Insurance. Human Kinetics, Inc. and its American Sport Education Program division have no responsibility for the purchase, administration, or benefits associated with this insurance coverage.
The American Sport Education Program 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.”
American Youth Cheerleading (AYC) is the sister league of the American Youth Football (AYF) League—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. All youth cheerleading squads, regardless of affiliation with a football program, are invited to join AYC.