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!
This third volume in the best-selling "Dutch Soccer School Drills" series focuses on individual skill development, conditioning, and match situation training. These drills will improve your players in every facet of their games and make your practice sessions both stimulating and effective. Each drill features a clear diagram and description, an objective, coaching points, and possible variations.
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.
Author: Dick Bate
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2014-09-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Soccer Speed addresses all aspects of speed, including physical conditioning, tactical skills, and mental strategies, with 36 drills and small-sided games. Players will learn to retain and regain possession, change direction quickly, master one-touch passing and receiving, and employ strategies to unbalance the opposition.
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.
Build a successful team around the strengths of your players! In Soccer Systems and Strategies, two coaches of the Danish national team provide a practical guide to implementing the world's top styles of play into your game plan. They present soccer's four primary systems of play—defined by the number of players at each position and their alignment on the field—and then break down the different strategies, tactics, and styles of play that can be used within these systems. First, learn the basics of the four primary systems of play: the 4-3-3, the 4-4-2, the 3-5-2, and the 3-4-3. Second, choose a style of play that can be used within some or all of these systems. These include different attacking styles, various defensive styles, and styles that are characteristic of international soccer powers, including the Latin, British, Norwegian, South American, and African styles of play. After you determine the optimal system and style for your team, you learn how to counter opponents' tactics and how to teach your system, style, and tactics through practice instruction and drills. Detailed diagrams and plans of action for implementing the systems are included, along with insights on how to make adjustments during the game. Top coaches throughout the world have proven that adapting your system to match your players' strengths and your opponents' weaknesses is the key to developing teams that are competitive year in and year out. With Soccer Systems and Strategies, you have all the information you need to implement the ideal system for your team.
We're The F2 and this is our World of Football. Inside we give away the biggest secrets of the greatest footballers on the planet. Want tricks like Neymar? Or to hit free-kicks like Ronaldo? Or to dribble like Messi? We show you how. We've been travelling the world, meeting the biggest stars, like Gareth Bale, Ronaldinho, Mesut Özil, Pelé and Stevie G, and now we give you the lowdown on what they're really like, and how they got their edge. We'll also let you in on our journey from aspiring pros to YouTube superstars with over 10 million followers. Want to know how to become a social media star? That's inside too. There's a free app to download that will make these pages come to life with exclusive videos, tricks and games. So, what are you waiting for? Open, read, learn, download and get out on the pitch and practice. Love, peace and tekkers, Billy and Jez, aka The F2 (To make the most of the interactive pages in this eBook, take screen grabs from your device, print them out, and start designing!)
Soccer Strategies for Sustained Coaching Success is a unique book about coaching soccer. In it, Ashu Saxena shares successful secrets for long-term player development, which is a current hot topic in the soccer world. This is a special resource that combines credibility, experiences of a coach who has coached U9-U19 age groups, and comprehensive coverage of coaching soccer.
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.
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.