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Front matter for Coaching Youth Football

Youth Football
3rd edition
by John T. Reed

Copyright 2000 John T. Reed ISBN: 0-939224-45-3
All rights reserved. Library of Congress Catalog Card No.: 00 091727
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About the author
John T. Reed has coached 11 football teams—three, high school; and eight, youth..
He is a member of the American Football Coaches Association, the California Coaches Association, The National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association, the American Baseball Coaches Association, The Football Writers Association of American, and the Professional Football Researchers Association. Reed is a West Point graduate and a Harvard MBA.

Thanks to…
My sons, Daniel, Steven, and Mike for agreeing to my recommendation that they try football for a year before deciding whether they wanted to play soccer or football…my wife for being a football widow to an extent during coaches meetings, scouting trips, practice, and games…the San Ramon Bears for taking my oldest son in after he was cut by another team and for giving me the opportunity to coach…Pat Elliott…Steve Noon…Jim Monroe for his expert advice…Kathryn Steele, Bears trainer, and Shannon Pablo, Miramonte trainer, for their counsel on injury prevention and treatment…my fellow coaches for putting up with my faults…our cameramen without whose videotaping of games we coaches wouldn’t know what the heck happened out there…my players, who also put up with my faults and foibles as we struggled together through their early years as players and my early years as coach…Miramonte High School coaches Richard Blaisdell, Floyd Burnsed, Paul Yriberri, Vince Dell’Aquilla and Granada High School coaches Aaron Gingery, Bob Turnbeaugh, Ken Nelson, Brad Morosoli, Hank Stephens, T.J. Thomas, John Glover, and Doug Pederson for their instruction and encouragement…Roger Theder, NFL and college coach, for his advice and encouragement…Dana Bible, Stanford offensive coordinator for sharing his thoughts and experiences with me…Holly Newman, referee for reading the book and straightening me out on high school rules…Ace Cacchiotti of NFL Films for his generous assistance…NFL team public relations men: Bob Moore of the Chiefs, Harvey Greene and Neal Gulkis of the Dolphins, Frank Ramos of the Jets, Greg Gladysiewski of the Cardinals, Rich Dalrymple of the Cowboys, Lee Remmel of the Packers, Pat Hanlon of the Giants, Todd Starowitz of the Eagles…John Aldrich, Erv Hatzenbuhler, Ken Keuffel, and Ed Racely for consulting with me and helping me design my single-wing offense…Hugh Wyatt for helping me design my double-wing offense…Bruce Burroughs for helping me become a flag coach…Barry Terranova for hiring me as clock-management columnist for American Football Coach magazine and a member of the American Football Quarterly University “faculty.”



Since Coaching Youth Football by John T. Reed came out and became successful, two competing books have changed their titles to be the same as this book. One is the Rookie Coaches Football Guide, which has no author. It is published by the American Sports Education Program. The other was originally called A Parent’s Guide to Coaching Football by Jack McCarthy. They changed the title to A Parent’s Guide to Coaching Youth Football, but only print the words Coaching Youth Football on the front cover and spine. If you seek another copy or recommend this book to others, be sure to specify that you only want the Coaching Youth Football written by John T. Reed.