Edmonds Warriors Junior Football: Coaches

USA Football

USA Football is an independent non-profit organization leading the development of youth, high school, and international amateur football. In its role as the national governing body of America's favorite sport, USA Football provides programs and resources inspiring participation and further strengthening the quality of the game. USA Football was endowed by the NFL and NFL Players Association in 2002.

All Edmonds Warriors Junior Football coaches are required to complete USA Football coaching certification annually.

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports” initiative to offer information about concussions—a type of traumatic brain injury—to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The “Heads Up” initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

Website: CDC Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

Online Training Course for Youth Sports            Fact Sheet for Coaches

NFL Play Safe Series

In collaboration with leading national health organizations, the NFL has launched PLAY SAFE!, a unique youth football education series designed to provide coaches, players, and parents with user-friendly, football-specific health and safety information. This four-part series includes comprehensive information on first aid, nutrition, strength and conditioning, and psychological health.

NFL Play Safe - Communication and Awareness
NFL Play Safe - First Aid
NFL Play Safe - Health Concerns for Young Athletes
NFL Play Safe - Strength and Conditioning

NFL Coaching Academy Playbook
In 2003 the NFL and the National Football Foundation teamed up to elevate the quality of coaching at the youth and high school levels with the Coaching Academy Playbook. The curriculum stresses the game's social benefits and character-building attributes, as well as the Xs and Os of football.

Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth. The Positive Coaching Alliance was established at Stanford University in 1998. PCA believes that winning is a goal in youth sports but that there is a second, more important goal of using sports to teach life lessons through positive coaching. 

Coaches Learning Network
CoachesLearningNetwork.com is an online resource and community for football coaches at ALL LEVELS - because all coaches want to learn and grow, and all coaches have knowledge and experience to share.
Coaches Learning Network resources include Team Clinic, article, drill, and form libraries regarding offense, defense, special teams, techniques, communication, organization, motivation, philosophy, athletic training, etc.

Proactive Coaching
Bruce Brown serves as director of Proactive Coaching, a company that conducts workshops and provides materials for coaches, athletes, parents, businesses and school districts on how to enhance their effectiveness in building teams and student-athletes of both character and competence.

Youth Sports Research Council
The Youth Sports Research Council was founded in 1983. It is a division of the Department of Exercise Science and Sports Studies at Rutgers University. The YSRC develops, synthesizes, and disseminates scientific research about the influence of physical activity and organized sports on the healthy development of children and adolescents. Our award-winning educational programs are designed for recreation directors, coaches, parents, and administrators of youth sports leagues.