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.
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."
Author: Ray Power
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Aimed at football coaches of all levels, but with a particular emphasis on coaches who work with youth players, 50 Small-Sided Football Games to Improve Decision-Making is comprised of 50 practices, and carefully designed to be adaptable to suit the needs of the players you work with.
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.
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.
This outstanding book from Italy covers every aspect of coaching the 4:4:2 in great detail. Clear, precise diagrams take you through every step. The Flat Back Four, Zonal Defense, Double Teaming, Developing & Maintaining Shape, Attacking as a Compact Unit, Pattern Play, Overlapping, Use of Width & Pressing are just a few of the topics covered. Plus 19 Attacking Schemes. 176 pages.
Author: Ellen Meister
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-10-06
When a Hollywood location scout comes to Applewood, Long Island, and announces that the local elementary school might make the perfect backdrop for an upcoming George Clooney movie, the PTA's decorum crumbles like a cookie from last week's bake sale. Enter Maddie, Ruth, and Lisa, three women who become the glue that holds the project together, forging a bond of friendship stronger than anyone could imagine. And not a moment too soon, as marriage woes, old flames, and scandalously embarrassing family members threaten to tear each of them apart. Is their powerful alliance strong enough to overcome the obstacles to getting the movie made in their town? And will their friendship be enough to mend their hearts and homes? Join them as they reach for the stars . . . and try to pull off a Hollywood ending of their own. At once tender and hilarious, Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA is a captivating story that turns suburbia upside down . . . with more humor, heartache, and heat than one PTA can hold.
"This one of a kind guide includes exactly what every U12 coach needs. The step-by-step text instructions and session diagrams make it simple for a coach of any level to understand and immediately use with their team." -Wayne Harrison, Former Pro Player & UEFA Professional "A" License Coach Since 1996 If You Had A Step By Step Guide With Everything You Needed To Coach Your U-12 Team, How Much Valuable Time Would That Save You? The Ultimate Guide To Coaching U-12 Soccer Teams provides a complete library of modern sessions and must-know tips that coaches of any level can easily take and implement with their teams to take them to the next level FAST! YOU WILL DISCOVER: * Over 60 of the BEST SESSIONS for U-12 Teams that will SKYROCKET their passing, attacking, defending, possession, dribbling, skills so they can develop into game changing players, win more games as a team and have more fun! * How to SPEND LESS TIME PLANNING while enjoying your time on the field running sessions, developing your players and doing what you really enjoy most...COACHING! * Simple STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS on how to setup, run, and coach through each session! * How To Coach with Confidence and GAIN THE RESPECT of Players and Parents! Compliment your own coaching style by offering adaptable, scalable and incrementally achievable sessions and coaching tips catered to the U12 age group. You will find over 60 simple, relevant and modern exercises to broaden your team's skill sets while increasing enjoyment and engagement in sessions. Boost your skill set as a coach and develop elite level players and teams for years to come with this guide. Mark Higginbotham and Eric Vogel teamed up in 2014 to create Coaches Training Room out of their passion for helping coaches develop players and teams that have fun and win more games. Their resources arm coaches with powerful tools that ignite confidence, save time, and get results. "An invaluable insight from a coaching perspective into an effective, season long curriculum. I would highly recommend any soccer coach to take time out of their schedule to give this a read!" -Sam Minihan, FA Licensed Coach & Pro Player with Stockport County FC "This guide is perfect for any U12 coach seeking exercises with progressions to plan and prepare for the season." -Luca Bertolini, UEFA "B" Licensed Coach "This one of a kind guide includes exactly what every U12 coach needs. The step-by-step text instructions and session diagrams make it simple for a coach of any level to understand and immediately use with their team." -Wayne Harrison, Former Pro Player & UEFA Professional "A" License Coach Since 1996
Author: Paul S. A. Mairs
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Coaching soccer
This book demonstrates what coaches should and should not be doing with young players in the sport and enables you to identify if effective coaching is taking place."Any parent whose child is playing youth soccer should read this book as the information is going to have a powerful impact on your child's experiences, development, and ultimately their success in the sport. This book is an essential tool for any club, coach, or parent who is truly focusing on player development." Manchester United Youth Academy Coach - Dean Whitehouse Using insightful anecdotes, personal experiences, and perspectives of numerous development experts, they passionately provide the reader with a clear and compelling breakdown of critical issues involved with youth development. Holding nothing back, they unveil the damaging problems that currently exist in U.S. youth soccer due to high numbers of administrators, coaches, and parents demonstrating misguided and outdated beliefs, and/or harboring ulterior motives that are simply not beneficial for the players' best interests. They emphasize how conventional thinking in youth soccer leads to so many youngsters encountering negative experiences during their formative years and is a major driver as to why 70-80% of young players drop out of the sport at a young age before they have even had the opportunity to unlock their true potential. In this book, Mairs and Shaw reveal how coaches and parents can positively impact young players' involvement. They demonstrate how to ignite young players' passion for the sport and arm players with the powerful tools which will help them become successful players in the long-term.
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.
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.