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Coaching Junior Football Teams for Dummies

Author : National Alliance for Youth Sports
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Packed with drills and tips for training and game days The fun and easy way to master the art of football coaching Volunteering as a youth football coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you′ve never coached before, or want to improve? Don′t worry! This friendly guide explains football rules, shows you how to approach coaching, and gives you practical pointers on improving team skills and encouraging good sportsmanship. ∗ Understand football rules ∗ Develop a coaching philosophy ∗ Teach football fundamentals ∗ Run great training sessions ∗ Lead your team during a game ∗ Communicate effectively with parents

Coaching Kids For Dummies

Author : Rick Wolff
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What could be easier or more fun than coaching youth sports? How complicated could it be—it’s all fun and games, right? Unfortunately, coaching kids isn’t that simple. If you’ve ever watched a youth league game, you know that all sorts of pressures, worries, concerns, and emotions come into play when your kid is out on the field. In fact, it’s not unusual to witness at least one ugly incident at a game where a coach or parent has gotten out of control. The good news is, as a coach, you can guarantee that kids have fun, get the physical and psychological boost they need, and want to play on your team next year. And now this book shows you how. Written by a nationally recognized sports-parenting expert, coach, and author who is also a former professional baseball player, Coaching Kids For Dummies shows you step by step how to make sports a positive experience for kids of all ages. Packed with practical advice for coaches and parents, it shows you how to: Help kids select the best sports for them Communicate effectively with your young athletes Deal with losses and wins Provide encouragement without pushing too hard Motivate kids and boost performance Foster good sportsmanship Prevent sports burnout Handle irate parents Evaluate travel teams No matter what your prior experience with youth league sports—even if you weren’t in one yourself as a kid—Coaching Kids For Dummies coaches you in all the essentials. Topics you’ll explore include: What every parent should know about youth sports, including the right age to get them started, how leagues work, and what your kid and you can expect Basic coaching tasks and responsibilities, such as pregame preparation, practice sessions, team meetings with kids and parents, and more Communication and motivational skills every coach needs to develop Coaching challenges, including scheduling, hostile parents, dealing with injuries, and coaching your own kids Loaded with tested-in-the-trenches strategies for helping kids get the most out of sports, Coaching Kids For Dummies is every youth league coach’s survival guide.

Coaching Basketball For Dummies

Author : The National Alliance For Youth Sports
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So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence. Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of what all those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on the court. You’ll assign team positions, run great practices, and work with both beginning and intermediate players of different age groups. You’ll also see how to ramp up your players’ skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book will also help you discover how to: Develop your coaching philosophy Understand your league’s rules Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial for opening the lines of communication Teach offensive and defensive strategies Keep your kids healthy and injury-free Encourage good sportsmanship Make critical half-time adjustments during a game Help struggling players Address discipline problems and handle difficult parents Coach an All-Star or Travel team Complete with numerous offensive and defensive drills and tips for helping your kids relax before a game, Coaching Basketball For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get the score on this worthwhile endeavor!

Baseball for Dummies Coaching Kids for Dummies

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Coaching Soccer For Dummies

Author : National Alliance for Youth Sports
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Packed with drills and tips for practice and game days The fun and easy way(r) to kick-start your soccer coaching skills Volunteering as a youth soccer coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you've never coached before? Don't worry! This friendly guide explains soccer rules, shows you how to approach coaching, and gives you practical pointers on improving your team's soccer skills and encouraging good sportsmanship. Discover how to Understand soccer rules Develop a coaching philosophy Teach soccer fundamentals Run great practices Lead your team during a game Communicate effectively with parents

Raising Happy Children For Dummies

Author : Sue Atkins
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Every parent would like to have a happy, well- behaved child – but every parent also knows this is not often a reality! Raising Happy Children For Dummies helps you better understand your children – from toddler to teen, boys and girls – and is packed with practical tips from an experienced parenting coach to improve your parenting, your child’s happiness and as a result, their behaviour. The book helps you explore your own parenting skills, helps you to define what changes you may need to make and provides advice on how to implement new parenting habits to improve you and your family’s relationships. Covering both day-to-day parenting and offering extra advice on how to help your children deal with life’s tougher challenges, this is a down to earth guide from a parenting coach and mother of two, Sue Atkins. Raising Happy Children For Dummies covers: Becoming a Confident Parent Knowing What Kind of Parent You Are - and Want to Become Understanding Your Kids' Needs Beginning with the End in Mind: Establishing Goals for Your Family Communicating Effectively and Connecting with Your Children Approaching Parenting With Common Sense Maintaining Great Relationships Getting Down to Earth and Practical: Disciplining Your Kids Choosing Different Strategies for Different Ages When the Going Gets Tough: Handling Conflict Coping With School Helping Your Child Cope with Individual Problems Helping Your Child Cope with Bigger Issues Raising Children with Unique and Special Needs Raising Twins, Triplets, and Multiple-Birth Children Ten Things to Do Every Single Day as a Parent Ten Techniques to Build a Happy Home Ten Things to Do When it All Goes Pear-Shaped Ten (or so) Top Resources for Parents

Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies

Author : Tracey Wood
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You’re thinking of teaching a child to read. What a great idea! Now all you need is exactly the right blueprint. This easy-to-follow book is written with two people in mind; you, and the child you’re thinking of teaching. Mother and children’s reading specialist Tracey Wood gives you all the down-to-earth, honest information you need to give a child a happy, solid start with reading. Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies is for parents of young children who want to give their kids a head start by teaching them to read before they enter school or to supplement their children’s school instruction, as well as teachers and caregivers of young children. Filled with hands-on activities that progress a child from sounds to words to sentences to books, this friendly guide shows you how to: Prepare a child to read Sharpen his listening skills Correct her errors graciously Choose the right books Have kids read out loud Find help if you need it Whether the child you want to teach is two or twelve; fast paced or steady; an absolute beginner or someone who’s begun but could use a little help, this empathetic book shows you how to adapt the simple, fun activities to your child’s individual needs. You’ll see how to make activities age appropriate, how to add more challenge or support, and how to make gender allowances if that’s relevant. Plus, you’ll discover how to: Lay the foundation for good reading skills Tell the difference between a reading delay and a reading problem Help your child build words from letters and sounds, advance to short and long vowel words, and conquer syllables and silent letters Select entertaining workbooks, recycle them, and make up your own reading activities Get your child ready for sentences Keep your child reading — with others or on his own Complete with lists of word families, phonics rules, and reading resources, Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies will help you make learning fun for your child as he or she develops this critical skill!

Coaching Football For Dummies

Author : The National Alliance of Youth Sports
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Few experiences are more rewarding than coaching a youth football team. Your journey through the season will be packed with moments that make you smile and that you and your players will remember for the rest of your lives. But what if you’ve never coached before? No worries! Coaching Football For Dummies is the fun and easy way to tackle the basics of coaching youth football. This friendly guide shows you how to teach your players effectively, regardless of their age or skill level, and lead your team to victory—even if you’re a first-time coach. You’ll discover how to: Develop a coaching philosophy Teach football fundamentals Encourage good sportsmanship Improve your team’s skills Ensure safety on the field Communicate effectively with parents Packed with valuable information on preparing your game plan before you even step on the field, this hands-on resource gives you expert guidance in building your coaching skills, from evaluating your players and running enjoyable, productive practices to working with all types of kids—uncoordinated, shy, highly talented—at once. You’ll find a variety of fun-filled drills for teaching everything from tackling and blocking to running and catching, as well as advanced drills to take your players’ skills up a notch. You’ll also see how to: Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—an often overlooked aspect of coaching Gather the necessary gear and fit the equipment to your players Raise the level of play on offense, defense, and special teams Take steps to avoid injuries Deal with discipline issues and problem parents Make critical half-time adjustments Transition to coaching an All-Star Team Complete with tips for working with parents, keeping your players healthy, and leading your team effectively on game days, Coaching Football For Dummies is all you need—besides a whistle and a clipboard—to navigate your players through a safe, fun, rewarding season!

Teaching Kids to Spell For Dummies

Author : Tracey Wood
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Filled with enjoyable spelling activities and exercises The fun and easy way? to help your K-5th grader become an A+ speller If you want to make spelling easier for your child or boost spelling skills and confidence, you've come to the right place. Veteran reading specialist Tracey Wood gives you tips, games, exercises, word lists, and memory aids to help your child build solid spelling know-how. Her techniques are fun, fast, and effective, and best of all, they're not boring! Discover how to * Mix spelling practice with reading and writing * Spell short and long vowel words * Make spelling easier with word families * Gain insight into "sight" words * Break spelling into syllable chunks

Paying For College For Dummies

Author : Eric Tyson
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Discover a concrete financial plan to finance a college education Financing a college education is a daunting task no matter what your circumstances. Bestselling author and personal finance expert, Eric Tyson offers tried and true strategic advice on how to understand loans, know your options, and how to improve your financial fitness while paying down your student loan debt. Armed with the checklists and timelines, you’ll be able to: Figure out what colleges actually cost Get to know the FAFSA® and CSS Profile(TM) Research scholarship opportunities Quickly compare financial aid offers from different schools Find creative ways to lighten your debt load Explore alternatives such as apprenticeships, online programs Paying for College For Dummies helps parents and independent students navigate everything from planning strategically as a married/separated/divorced/widowed parent, completing every question on the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE forms, understanding tax laws, and so much more. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying or college.

Coding For Kids For Dummies

Author : Camille McCue, Ph.D
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A guide for kids who want to learn coding Coding is quickly becoming an essential academic skill, right up there with reading, writing, and arithmetic. This book is an ideal way for young learners ages 8-13 who want more coding knowledge than you can learn in an hour, a day, or a week. Written by a classroom instructor with over a decade of experience teaching technology skills to kids as young as five, this book teaches the steps and logic needed to write code, solve problems, and create fun games and animations using projects based in Scratch and JavaScript. This 2nd Edition is fully updated to no longer require any limited-time software downloads to complete the projects. Learn the unique logic behind writing computer code Use simple coding tools ideal for teaching kids and beginners Build games and animations you can show off to friends Add motion and interactivity to your projects Whether you’re a kid ready to make fun things using technology or a parent, teacher, or mentor looking to introduce coding in an eager child’s life, this fun book makes getting started with coding fun and easy!

Coaching Basketball For Dummies Mini Edition

Author : National Alliance for Youth Sports
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Take it to the hole with this fun and easy reference! Planning to volunteer as a basketball coach? This friendly guide helps you command the court by giving you expert advice on communicating your coaching philosophy, running drills with your team, and helping kids develop their basketball skills while having fun! Open the book and find: How to coach your own child Tips for relaying your coaching philosophy to parents How to assign positions Basic drills for beginners Offensive and defensive coaching strategies

Coaching Hockey For Dummies

Author : Don MacAdam
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The fun and easy way to coach youth hockey – no experience required! Hockey is growing in leaps and bounds around the world, but the demand for qualified coaches far outstrips availability. Moms and dads are being recruited to step in and assume the role of coach even with nothing more than feigned interest for credentials. Coaching Hockey For Dummies is ideally suited to meet these growing needs: its message is clear, the information thorough and user friendly, and it brings along a great attitude. For anyone new to coaching, Coaching Hockey For Dummies will provide an invaluable reference. Unlike other coaching books, which only cover what happens on the ice, Coaching Hockey For Dummies covers every aspect of hockey coaching, from what equipment a coach needs, to holding player-parent meetings, to the perfect drills to develop individual and team skills.

Coaching Baseball For Dummies

Author : The National Alliance For Youth Sports
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If you are a baseball fan, then coaching youth baseball is one the most enjoyable and rewarding activities you’ll experience. But what if you’ve never coached before? Or you haven’t played the game in a while and have forgot some key points to the sport? No worries! Coaching Baseball for Dummies guides you through the rules of the game, explaining all the essential skills and the best ways to teach them to your players. Covering different age groups and great practice routines, this guide is all you need to have a fun-filled season. You’ll discover how to: Fulfill the role of being a coach and parent Develop a coaching philosophy Understand how your league works Evaluate your team Teach your players fundamentals Understand all kinds of children Create your practice plan Prepare for game day Overcome challenges and problems This plain-English guide also shows you how to run all kinds of drills, from hitting and pitching to fielding and base running. And when your team is tense or low on morale, it shows you how to relax your players and keep them focused on the game. There are also suggestions for making your season, and theirs, a memorable one. Coaching Baseball for Dummies shows you how much fun it can be to train kids to be athletes, have good sportsmanship, and work together as a team.

Teaching Kids to Spell For Dummies

Author : Tracey Wood
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Filled with enjoyable spelling activities and exercises The fun and easy way? to help your K-5th grader become an A+ speller If you want to make spelling easier for your child or boost spelling skills and confidence, you've come to the right place. Veteran reading specialist Tracey Wood gives you tips, games, exercises, word lists, and memory aids to help your child build solid spelling know-how. Her techniques are fun, fast, and effective, and best of all, they're not boring! Discover how to * Mix spelling practice with reading and writing * Spell short and long vowel words * Make spelling easier with word families * Gain insight into "sight" words * Break spelling into syllable chunks

Coaching Football For Dummies Mini Edition

Author : National Alliance for Youth Sports
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Touchdown! This fun and easy reference will help you makeit happen. Signed up to coach the football team and not sure where to start? This fun reference guides you through the beginning of the season to the end of the season, with helpful tips along the way. You also gain useful advice on evaluating your players' abilities and involving their parents in training and team activities. Open the book and find: Ideas for drills Tips for choosing the best offensive plays Pointers on creating a strong defense Ways to prepare for the season

Hockey Basics for Kids and Beginners

Author : Coach John
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Hockey Basics for Kids and Beginners is a fast, fun, and simple way to introduce hockey to the beginning player. Learning to play any sport can be confusing. Hockey Basics for Kids and Beginners provides a solid foundation for terminology, rules, positions, equipment and rink layout. It reviews what the reader understands with quick, fun, simple practice pages to reinforce learning. Before you can understand the following, "Alright, I'm going to need you between the pipes, and then you are going to go to the top of the circle, fake a deke, drop the puck at the hash marks, where you're going to take a wrister, top shelf!" you've got to read this book. (The translation is on the website: www.HockeyCoachJohn.com ) Hockey players wear a lot of gear, exhibit a lot of skills, and play on a rink with a lot of lines and circles and dots. This book will explain it all! It is designed for kids and adult novices who want to learn about the sport of hockey! Have you wondered why there are hash marks on the ice? Why are some of the dots red but another one blue? How come there are two colors of shirts? Why do they put tape on the stick? What equipment does a hockey player have to wear? This book will answer all of those questions and more! Now all you need is some ice time!

Coaching Soccer For Dummies Mini Edition

Author : Greg Bach
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Kick-start your soccer coaching skills Volunteering as a youth soccer coach can be a great experience for you and your squad. But what if you've never coached before? Don't worry! This friendly guide offers expert advice on evaluating your players, running drills that make practices fun, and coaching offense and defense. Open the book and find: How to coach your own child What to say to parents in your pre-season meeting How to assign positions Basic drills for beginners Offensive and defensive coaching strategies

Coaching Volleyball For Dummies

Author : The National Alliance For Youth Sports
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Your hands-on guide to coaching youth volleyball Have you been asked to coach a youth volleyball team? This friendly, practical guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the court. You get expert advice on teaching key skills to different age groups, running safe and effective practices, helping struggling players, encouraging good sportsmanship, and leading your team with confidence during a match. Lay the groundwork for a great season — develop your coaching philosophy, run an effective preseason meeting, and get up to speed on the rules and terminology of the sport Build your team — size up the players, find roles for everyone to succeed in, and coach all different types of kids Teach the basics of volleyball — from serving and passing to setting, attacking, and blocking, instruct your players successfully in all the key elements Raise the level of play — teach more advanced offensive and defensive skills and keep your kids' interest in volleyball going strong Make the moms and dads happy — work with parents to ensure a successful and fun season Score extra points — keep your players healthy and injury free, resolve conflicts, and coach a volleyball club team Open the book and find: Clear explanations of the game's fundamentals An assortment of the sport's best drills The equipment your team needs Player positions and their responsibilities Tips for running fun-filled practices Refinements for your coaching strategies How to meet players' special needs Ten ways to make the season memorable

Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies

Author : National Alliance for Youth Sports
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Thinking about volunteering as a lacrosse coach? Even if you’ve never done it before, you can lead your team to a safe and exciting season. Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to get the score on coaching youth lacrosse with loads of tips and plenty of offensive and defensive drills. This friendly guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the field. You’ll get lots of expert advice on teaching essential skills to different age groups, determining positions for each player, promoting teamwork, keeping kids healthy and injury-free, helping struggling players improve their skills and encouraging your best players to make the most of their talents, and leading your team effectively during a game. Discover how to: Recognize your behind-the-scenes responsibilities Get a handle on rules and terms Plan and execute practices Teach basic lacrosse skills Identify players’ strengths and weaknesses Juggle the dual roles of coach and parent Develop a lacrosse coaching philosophy Motivate all of your players Make practice and skill-building fun Understand the league your coaching Make sure your team has all the right equipment Take different approaches to coaching girls and boys Assign players to positions Motivate players on game day It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Make yourself the perfect somebody with a little help from Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies.