POSSESSION is a step by step explanation of coaching points and on-field exercises for possession soccer. In this installment of the best-selling Soccer iQ series, Coach Dan Blank again distinguishes himself as soccer's finest how-to author, providing coaches with connect-the-dots solutions for teaching possession soccer. POSSESSION provides essential coaching philosophies that break down the art of keeping the ball. It includes dozens of training exercises as well as the mistakes that a coach can expect his players to make during those exercises - and the solutions to correct those mistakes. Filled with simple diagrams, POSSESSION is an easy-to-read guide for coaches who desperately want to help their teams keep the darn ball!
In this installment of the Soccer iQ series, college soccer coach and best-selling author, Dan Blank, educates coaches and players on the most effective ways to implement a high-pressure style of team defending. Nearly 80% of goals scored are the result of three or fewer passes, and more than half of all goals scored begin when a team wins possession of the ball in its attacking half of the field. The numbers clearly indicate a statistical advantage to winning the ball in the opponent's end of the field, and that's exactly what high pressure is designed to do. High pressure is perhaps the most misunderstood term in soccer's vocabulary. There are countless coaches who want their teams to play high pressure, but many of them aren't always quite so sure about what that means. They tend to translate 'high pressure' into 'run around like you stole something until we score.' They only extract the urgency of which the term implies without much understanding of the nuance that makes high pressure a formidable system of team defense. Those coaches understand that high pressure requires a high work rate, but they don't understand the tactical savvy that can maximize the output of that work. As a result, their teams feature only the madness but not the method behind successful high pressure. High Pressure provides an easy-to-follow blueprint for coaches and players so they know not only what to do, but why they are doing it. In this book, Dan Blank clarifies the differences between high and low pressure and explains the big picture of high pressure defending. You will learn the roles of each position, the importance of restraining lines, and how to set up pressure funnels to win the ball in the attacking half. Coach Blank also details the telltale cues that signal a team to step up or back off its pressure, and much, much more. High pressure defending requires more than just hard work. It requires organization, communication and an indefatigable team spirit. This book will show you how to create and implement these elements to get a maximum return on your team's effort.
Author: Wayne Harrison
Publisher: Reedswain Inc.
Release Date: 101-01-01
The 4-2-3-1 is the favored formation of many top teams in world soccer at both club and national team level. This fluid, attack minded system has come to the forefront thanks to it's success at the highest levels. Most notably, Spain utilized the 4-2-3-1 in winning both the 2008 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup. Top club sides Arsenal, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich have also had success with the system. In this book, Wayne Harrison breaks down the 4-2-3-1 and discusses the principles, player roles and responsibilities, variations and adjustments based on the opponent's strategy. He also offers a complete coaching plan to implement this system including specific training exercises complete with detailed diagrams and coaching points. This is the most comprehensive coaching manual dealing specifically with the 4-2-3-1 ever written.
A comprehensive look at modern zone formations through the eyes fo the author and ten high level professional Italian coaches. Arrigo Sacchi (Milan, Italian National Team), Marcello Lippi (Napoli, Inter, Juventus), Walter Novellino (Venezia, Napoli, Piacenza), Carlo Ancelotti (Parma, Juventus), and Renzo Ulivieri (Parma) are among the impressive list of contributors to this valuable coaching reference.
Train like the World Champions! Over the past few years, a new trend has become ever more prominent in the soccer world: passing often, fast, and including all players in the game. Combining this with their own personal style, we have seen teams reach new heights of success from FC Barcelona to Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund and, most recently, the German National Team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. But what does it take to learn this ‘art’ of passing? What are the methodological and technical requirements for becoming the new Schweinsteiger, Messi, or Neuer? In this book, the only of its kind, two German League certified coaches have created the ultimate guide to passing. Using the “Hyballa-te Poel-Passing-Puzzle,” they present every type of pass there is in modern soccer, with lots of drills for each type. From the goalkeeper to the center forward, everyone can learn passing with these exercises.
Author: Bert Van Lingen
Publisher: Reedswain Inc.
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This book is used throughout Holland as the foundation for coaching soccer. Chapters include: What is Coaching, Reading the Game, The Dutch Concept, Teaching Techniques, What is 4 v 4, Why 7 v 7, Goalkeeping Training, Tasks & Fundamentals within the Team. 218 pages. The emphasis throughout is on the creation of optimal learning situations. A must for every coach`s library.
Soccer coaches need to train, practice, and drill players on passing, dribbling, shooting, tactics, and much more. But they often have a hard time finding the best exercises to create a good team. Toto Schmugge, a former professional soccer player from Germany, has created the perfect 6-week plan to help coaches of any skill and experience level give their team a competitive edge and gain confidence as a coach. This plan is especially adjusted to help during pre-season training. These practical training programs were created by professional soccer players and coaches and can be applied to any team. Regardless of the age or talent of the players, with these exercises, they will learn techniques and tactics and improve their strength, speed, endurance, and agility. The exercises are described in detail and very easy to follow. Illustrations for every exercise provide the coach with visual aids to explain the drill. With Toto’s guide, any team will become more successful.
Author: Miller, Jay
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2014-06-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The sport’s top coaches, including Anson Dorrance, Ken Lolla, Bobby Clark, and Tony DiCicco, share high-powered offensive tactics for intermediate to advanced players. Through drills, diagrams, and personal insights, these experts cover all facets attacking game play, including individual skills, shooting, finishing advice, and team possession strategies.
Author: Herman Vermeulen
Publisher: Reedswain Inc.
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
More and more, teams in international soccer are utilizing the principles of zone soccer. This concept of play entails very specific defensive, build-up, and attacking principles. Zone soccer in particular is all about the expert use of time and space. This soccer manual for coaches of all levels contains detailed, clear descriptions of the most important starting points of zone soccer. The book is written by Herman Vermeulen, assistant coach at AA Gent (Belgian 1st division), who in his thinking about zone soccer was inspired by the Norwegian coach Trond Sollied. This very successful coach, now working at Club Brugge, will discuss his ideas in the first chapter. In addition to this the opinions of other coaches will be discussed in relation to formations, automatic responses, and the learning process for teams that choose to play zone soccer. The book 'The Critical Zone' formed the concept for this new book. The detailed elaborate training sessions (game-related and match forms) are a tool for every coach to use to train their own team Book jacket.
Author: Edward B Fiske
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: Study Aids
The Exclusive System to Learn-Not Just Memorize-Essential Words A powerful vocabulary opens a world of opportunity. Building your word power will help you write more effectively, communicate clearly, score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, or GRE, and be more confident and persuasive in everything you do. But in order to truly increase your vocabulary, you need a system that works. With most guides, you end up only memorizing the new words for a short time, often not even long enough to use them in tests. Fiske WordPower is different. Using the exclusive Fiske system, you will not just memorize words, but truly learn their meanings and how to use them correctly. This knowledge will stay with you longer and be easier to recall-and it doesn't take any longer than less-effective memorization. How does it work? This book uses a simple three-part system: 1. Patterns: Words aren't arranged randomly or alphabetically, but in similar groups that make words easier to remember over time. 2. Deeper Meanings, More Examples: Full explanations-not just brief definitions-of what the words mean, plus multiple examples of the words in sentences. 3. Quick Quizzes: Frequent short quizzes help you test how much you've learned, while helping your brain internalize their meanings. Fiske WordPower is the most effective system for building a vocabulary that gets you clear and successful results.
Author: Nick Webster
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Nick Webster is widely regarded as the "voice of soccer in America" after decades of coaching the beautiful game at the youth, high school, collegiate, and professional levels. With over 30 years of experience coaching, playing, and commentating on games there is nothing Nick hasn't seen on the pitch. For the first time he's laid his thoughts down on how to demystify youth soccer in the United States, using a witty and entertaining combination of personal anecdotes, lessons learned from the game's top coaches and personalities, and tales from his TV and coaching career. With sound common sense advice, Nick shares how youth coaches - whether coaching their kids for the first time or seasoned coaching veterans - can have the same results that have seen Nick win national and state titles as well as send multiple players on to the collegiate and professional levels.
This guide to coaching female athletes of all ages shows how to build a team and provides invaluable advice on the differences between coaching males and females. The authors include exercises that foster teamwork and develop essential skills. They also answer parents' most common questions, such as how to tell if the coach is doing a good job and what to do if a child wants to quit. Filled with stories about the Olympic and World Cup championship teams, this useful handbook is infused throughout with DiCicco's philosophy that at every level playing soccer (or any sport) is about "playing hard, playing fair, playing to win, and having fun."
Meyer & Meyer Premium the next level of instructional sports literature with high-quality, full-color books. The Soccer Games and Drills Compendium is a comprehensive compilation of 350 realistic drills and games that facilitate high-quality design and quick implementation of modern soccer training. The many drills are divided into technical, tactical, and fitness-based focus areas. Individual focus areas cover basic training content, such as passing, dribbling, shots on goal, feints, juggling, and 1-on-1 situations, followed by focus areas with differentiated and advanced content, such as transitioning and reacting, chaos and action, game start variations, active defense, tournaments, and topics on tactical training. In addition, this book includes exercises for soccer-specific speed training, athletic and endurance training, indoor training, goalkeeper training, and team building. In this compendium you will find a wide variety of soccer specific training exercises, and the graphics and practice oriented design make it an optimal resource for taking effective training content and implementing it on the field. The many variations included with the drills and games make this compilation ideal for training players at all performance levels and age groups.