Resources for Coaches

Use these USA Football tools to expand your knowledge, push your performance, and improve your coaching skills.

Becoming a better football coach takes commitment and focus. It also requires the kinds of additional resources you can only get with USA Football: practice resources, drill strategies and in-depth systems.

Coach and Program Development Books

USA Football teamed up with ESPN and Coaches Choice to develop in-depth instruction for high school coaches — including “Guide to a Better, Safer Game,” with insights from leading coaches, and “Beyond the Xs and Os,” which focuses on building successful off-the-field programs. View our Coach and Program Development Books

Practice Guidelines

How do you handle the heat? How hard and long should you go in the preseason? What’s the latest on contact drills? USA Football worked with sports and medical experts to create comprehensive Youth Tackle Football National Practice Guidelines to help you build the best learning environment for your players. View our Practice Guidelines

Coach Planner App

Running your team just got easier. Find the right football drills, share your practice plan and setup your schedule with USA Football's Coach Planner app for Apple and Android. Materials are based on the best practices and resources from the Football Development Model. Learn more.

Levels of Contact

Modulate levels of intensity during practice and enhance the safety of your youth or high school athletes. The five levels help players learn skills while building confidence and limiting potential helmet-to-helmet contact by mastering the fundamentals first. Read more about Levels of Contact

Coaching Systems

Win through proven techniques through USA Football's system products. Discover cutting-edge systems and progressions that put better techniques into your schemes. Coaches will master full teaching progressions that give coaches everything they need to teach, install and troubleshoot advanced contact skills. Learn more.