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.
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!
The only soccer book for players ages 11 to 15 combining expert advice with essential soccer techniques for improving their skills. As a youth soccer coach for more than twenty years, Coach Andrew Latham sets kids up for success in Soccer Smarts for Kids with his no-fluff, easy-to-understand strategies and cover-to-cover tips--from goal setting and staying fit to pre-game prep and mental motivation. Coach Latham preps young players to be their best by sharing soccer secrets, exercises, and tricks for kids to develop their skills on the field, with: Basic to advanced techniques so kids can move at their own pace Player profiles highlighting six superstar soccer players (including Lionel Messi and Alex Morgan) Playbook essentials featuring color photos and custom diagrams Need-to-know terms to crack the code of fundamental soccer definitions Soccer fans will improve their game, play smarter, and have more fun with Soccer Smarts for Kids.
"Take a minute to slip into the mind of one of the world's greatest soccer players and imagine a stadium around you. Picture a performance under the lights and mentally play the perfect game." Technique, speed and tactical execution are crucial components of winning soccer, but it is mental toughness that marks out the very best players - the ability to play when pressure is highest, the opposition is strongest, and fear is greatest. Top players and coaches understand the importance of sport psychology in soccer but how do you actually train your mind to become the best player you can be? Soccer Tough demystifies this crucial side of the game and offers practical techniques that will enable soccer players of all abilities to actively develop focus, energy, and confidence. Soccer Tough will help banish the fear, mistakes, and mental limits that holds players back. Soccer psychology consultant Dan Abrahams shares the powerful techniques that have helped him develop reserve team players to become international players, and guided youth team players from slumps to first team contracts. Covering the mental triumphs of some of the world's leading players - Soccer Tough will help you become the best player you can be. Soccer Tough is for amateur and professional players of all levels, as well as coaches. This book explores how the best soccer players in the world think and gives the reader step-by-step ways to do the same.
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.
LEARN:: How to Become a True Dribbling WizardDo you fear your opponents approaching, knowing that you don't have what it takes to dribble past them? Don't you wish you had someone that already made all the classic mistakes, so they could teach you how it's really done?Becoming a dribbling wizard is far from easy, but if you have the right tools, anything is possible.I've been in your shoes many times in my soccer adventures, struggling to figure out why my skills were weaker than everyone else's.When things don't go your way, you'll start getting super disappointed, which sets off a deep slide into the black hole of despair and failure.Don't let despair and regret get the best of you! I have the perfect solution: a real-time, road-tested dribbling blueprint where I reveal all of the secrets of dribbling I know. You don't have the make the mistakes; I have you covered with literally decades of experience.RIGHT NOW:: Develop Your Dribbling Skills and Beat Your Opponents Over and OverHere's a tip: it's easy to become a real dribbling pro if you just work on the moves while neatly sidestepping all the traps, pitfalls, and snares waiting to pull you down.If you're not aware of what's wrong, you're slowly poisoning your chances of reaching your dreams. In "Soccer Dribbling Wiz", you get to unlock a whole new world of moves that will give you the inside edge on the soccer field.While other books barely cover things, I make sure that I go more in-depth with you, to the best of my ability.DOWNLOAD:: Soccer Dribbling WizA blueprint gives you a true roadmap of what you need to do next, and this book definitely qualifies as a great roadmap for success. You'll learn how to: Tell immediately if your dribbling skills make the cut or not The top situations where dribbling can mean certain death on the field, and how to avoid that Discover how to constantly keep improving your dribbling skills Truly highlight yourself as a dribbling master Understand how not to overdo dribbling and how to spot those situations Know the right time to dribble, and when to use another soccer skill to your advantage The single critical trait for whether you will become good at dribbling Learn the dribbling key elements and how you can use those to your advantage You truly can become a fantastic dribbling wizard if you just give your very best. Use the knowledge found in this book to get the job done. You will make it, guaranteed!Would You Like To Know More?Download this book and take your soccer performance to the next level...today.Scroll to the top of this page and select the buy button.
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Take your game to the next level with the new book from the world's biggest football YouTubers, the F2. We're the F2 and in our brand new book we're going to show you how to take your football skills to the next level. In these pages we turn the spotlight on the greatest players, the biggest teams, and most jaw-dropping moments from across the football world, and teach you the skills and the tekkers it takes to be the best! Want step-overs like Sánchez? Or a piledriver like Ibrahimovic? Or quick-feet like Messi? We show you how. Our book is filled with tips and hacks, as well as the inside track on your favourite stars: Pogba, Suárez, Agu ̈ero and the rest. There's even a free app that brings the book to life and shows you how to turbo-charge your tekkers! There's not a moment to lose - open, read, learn, download and get out on the pitch and practise. Love, peace and tekkers.
This is the definitive manual for coaching America's fastest-growing sport for kids aged 8-19. Written for both beginning and seasoned coaches, The Complete Book of Coaching Youth Soccer shows you--in concise, easy-to-understand terms--how to organize, motivate, and lead your youth soccer team to success on the field. Included are: Step-by-step teaching points Rules and strategies of the game More than 100 illustrative diagrams More than 75 practice and competitive drills Complete 10-week season plans for each of three separate age groups Designed for easy, on-the-field reference, author Simon Whitehead's proven practice drills are designed progressively to develop maximum skills for both individual and team play. Simon Whitehead lives in Minneapolis and has coached high school and college soccer in England and in the United States for more than ten years. Using proven European teaching methods, he shows the soccer coach how to maximize each young player's enthusiasm, involvement, and personal success in soccer.
Author: Jonathan Wilson
Publisher: Nation Books
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation
“An outstanding work … the [soccer] book of the decade.” —Sunday Business Post Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe. Through Jonathan Wilson's brilliant historical detective work we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon. Inverting the Pyramid provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch “Total Football,” which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s. Inverting the Pyramid has been called the “Big Daddy” (Zonal Marking) of soccer tactics books; it is essential for any coach, fan, player, or fantasy manager of the beautiful game
Author: Sole Books
Publisher: Sole Books
Release Date: 2013-04-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The captivating story of soccer legend Lionel Messi, from his first touch at age five in the streets of Rosario, Argentina, to his first goal on the Camp Nou pitch in Barcelona, Spain. The Flea tells the amazing story of a boy who was born to play the beautiful game and destined to become the world's greatest soccer player.