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The Practical Guide to Youth Soccer Coaching

Author : Jason Carney
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As a coach, there is no greater joy than seeing the improvement of players. The key to coaching youth soccer successfully is making practice sessions both fun and productive. Keeping the players interested in the game and excited about improvement is above all the task of the coach and this book provides invaluable advice and several fun competitive games that will motivate your players to learn how to play the right way. Included are games for Warm-up, Passing, Kicking Technique, Coordination, Shooting and Basic Tactics.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer

Author : Michael Muckian
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Explaining how to develop the conceptual and practical skills of coaching soccer, a practical handbook for current and prospective coaches provides helpful coverage of every aspect of coaching youth soccer, from dealing with parents and teaching good sportsmanship to effectively implementing winning offensive and defensive strategies. Original.

Coaching Soccer For Dummies

Author : National Alliance for Youth Sports
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Packed with drills and tips for practice and game days The fun and easy way(r) to kick-start your soccer coaching skills Volunteering as a youth soccer coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you've never coached before? Don't worry! This friendly guide explains soccer rules, shows you how to approach coaching, and gives you practical pointers on improving your team's soccer skills and encouraging good sportsmanship. Discover how to Understand soccer rules Develop a coaching philosophy Teach soccer fundamentals Run great practices Lead your team during a game Communicate effectively with parents

Youth Soccer Offensive Drills Plays Strategies and Games Free Flow Handbook

Author : Bob Swope
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This is a practical handbook for youth Soccer coaches. It has 77 drills, plays and games variations, complete with illustrated diagrams, and an explanation of how each one works. They are all numbered for easy reference between coaches. It covers all the offensive fundamentals coaches need to get started. And it has sample practice schedules to look over.

Practical Soccer Tactics for Youth Coaches

Author : Larry Maisner
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Soccer Coaching and Team Management

Author : Malcolm Cook
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Having been involved in professional soccer for over 30 years, Malcolm Cook draws on his experience and on numerous interviews with top-class coaches and managers to find out the most effective methods of gaining success for their club.

Foundations of Sports Coaching

Author : Ashley Gill
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The fully revised third edition of the popular Foundations of Sports Coaching textbook aims to provide a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the practical and theoretical principles that underpin the sports coaching process, from both a participation and performance perspective. The focus of this contemporary edition is to bridge the gap between practical sports coaching delivery and the conceptual theories that underpin a sports coach’s practice. It provides a wealth of real-world examples and up-to-date case studies from a wide range of sports to support the developing practitioner and help sports coaches understand how to apply key concepts and theories to their practice. In addition, there are countless practical coaching tips, techniques and strategies to further support sports coaches in their practice and development. The book will provide the reader with the skills, knowledge and background they will need to prepare athletes and sports people technically, tactically and strategically, covering the key components of a sports coaching-related undergraduate course, including: ■ the continuing professionalisation of sports coaching ■ the International Sports Coaching Framework (I.C.C.E.) ■ the fundamental skills of a sports coach ■ how to coach populous groups ■ coaching philosophy ■ coaching pedagogy ■ creating a positive learning environment ■ talent ID and sevelopment ■ the reflective coach ■ performance analysis to support coach feedback. This third edition updates the style of previous versions with all-new chapters focusing upon international professional practice frameworks, coaching philosophy, coaching pedagogy, talent identification and development, and reflective practice. All of these are critical for the contemporary practitioner to understand in order to ensure they provide the best possible coaching environment for their athletes to develop and succeed. No other introductory textbook explains the importance of a holistic approach to sports coaching practice. This is an essential companion to any sports coaching course.

Soccer Functional Fitness Training

Author : Harry Dost
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The world’s best soccer players are incredibly fit, fast, lean, and strong. Achieving this level of athleticism requires a rigorous soccer fitness training program applying the most effective drills, exercises, and core training methods. In Soccer: Functional Fitness Training, the authors present numerous drills for this training. Based on the latest the findings in sports science and on the authors’ long-term coaching experience, they present an extensive practical guide to help you improve your team’s performance through core training, soccer specific exercises, and drills. The exercises can be used for amateurs and professional players, youth and adults alike. Your players can learn how to score the most exciting and acrobatic goals, how to tackle without fouling, and how to avoid injuries. The drills in the book create typical match situations to help your team prepare for the game and stay motivated. Many of the fitness exercises require no extra equipment and rely only on bodyweight, thus targeting many different muscles at once. The book is easy to use on the pitch and the ideal tool to turn youth players into the next Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, or Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Sports Coaching

Author : Ed Cope
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The application of the theoretical underpinnings of coaching to practice is a central concern in sport. How should academic research seek to inform applied practice, and how should practising coaches integrate research into their professional activities? Sports Coaching: A Theoretical and Practical Guide is the first book to truly integrate academic research on sports coaching with an assessment of and recommendations for applied practice. With every chapter written by a coaching researcher and a practising coach, the book clearly and concisely introduces the academic evidence base and discusses how and why theory should be integrated into practice. Made up of sections on coaching practice, coach education and development, the use of sport science support and coaching special populations, the book constitutes a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of sports coaching. Chapters are clearly and consistently structured, allowing students and coaches opportunity to gain a firm understanding of the core theoretical principles of sports coaching and the ways in which they can guide practice. The book is a vital resource for any sports coaching student, researcher or practitioner to develop their evidence-informed practice.

Coaching Girls Soccer

Author : John DeWitt
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A guide to coaching girls' soccer that includes information on the game's rules, drills and strategies, motivation, and other related topics.

Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching

Author : Paul Potrac
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Over the last three decades sports coaching has evolved from a set of customary practices based largely on tradition and routine into a sophisticated, reflective and multi-disciplinary profession. In parallel with this, coach education and coaching studies within higher education have developed into a coherent and substantial field of scholarly enquiry with a rich and sophisticated research literature. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching is the first book to survey the full depth and breadth of contemporary coaching studies, mapping the existing disciplinary territory and opening up important new areas of research. Bringing together many of the world’s leading coaching scholars and practitioners working across the full range of psychological, social and pedagogical perspectives, the book helps to develop an understanding of sports coaching that reflects its complex, dynamic and messy reality. With more importance than ever before being attached to the role of the coach in developing and shaping the sporting experience for participants at all levels of sport, this book makes an important contribution to the professionalization of coaching and the development of coaching theory. It is important reading for all students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in this young and flourishing area.

Youth Football Drills and Plays Handbook

Author : Bob Swope
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This is a practical Handbook for beginning youth Football coaches, and parents. It has 164 individual pictures and illustration variations to look at. All the skill activities and drills are numbered for easy reference between coaches and parents. Complete with diagram, illustration, and explanation for each one. It covers all the fundamentals you will need to get started in youth football. It also has training games to play, and many plays to run to get your team started.

Creative Soccer Training

Author : Fabian Seeger
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Meyer & Meyer Premium—At Meyer & Meyer we make no compromises to present the best in sports content. Go for Gold! Creative Soccer Training includes 350 modern practical games and drills that build on basic playing skills. Foregoing theoretical introductions, the authors focus on presenting comprehensive exercises and particular skills that go beyond standard training. This book includes a great variety of creative training exercises that will form intelligent soccer players. Numerous graphics help soccer coaches implement training content with their own team in a simple and fast way. The practice-oriented design additionally makes this compilation an optimal resource for training players at advanced levels.

The Parent s Complete Guide to Soccer

Author : Joe Provey
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A guide for parents on fundamentals of soccer play.

Soccer Systems and Strategies

Author : Jens Bangsbo
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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.

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Happy Feet

Author : Dan Blank
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HAPPY FEET is the ultimate resource for soccer parents. Written by best-selling author, Dan Blank, it will give you a better understanding of the game, its rules and terminology. This remarkable book includes links to seven free videos that help explain soccer's more mysterious concepts such as offside, the advantage rule and systems of play. By the end of Section 1, parents with no soccer background will have a working vocabulary of this strange sport and an understanding of all its moving pieces. More importantly, HAPPY FEET details the most common mistakes parents make in dealing with coaches, referees and their own children. It is a practical guide to situations that every soccer parent will eventually face. HAPPY FEET is not a collection of sideline horror stories. Written by a coach with more than 20 years of experience, HAPPY FEET offers a wealth of advice presented in a conversational and humorous tone. It is the definitive handbook for parents that want the best possible experience for their soccer playing children. HAPPY FEET will help you understand the most effective path for growing your child's love for the game while also helping you steer clear of the behaviors that cause children to fall out of love with team sports. Discover the easiest way to have a positive relationship with your coach, how to effectively deal with playing-time issues, and learn how to talk with your child before and after a game. Plus much, much more. Seventy-five percent of youth soccer players quit by the age of 13. HAPPY FEET was written to combat this staggering defection rate by arming parents with everything they need to know to nurture and grow their children’s love for the game so that soccer fields from coast to coast are alive and well with the sounds of very HAPPY FEET.

Soccer Calling

Author : Dean Conway
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This book offers coaches and parents of U6-U14 players practical advice and useful suggestions for making the soccer experience a positive one for the players. Each chapter contains 11 nuggets of wisdom on such topics as: Important Traits of Youth Soccer Coaches, Suggestions for Practices, Concepts to Impart to Young Players, Ideas about Soccer Fitness, and more "It this book] will help youth coaches create a consistent philosophy and create an understanding of child development. It is a must read for all youth coaches Maybe a must read for all coaches." - Jay Martin, NSCAA Soccer Journal, Sept/Oct 2013

Coaching Youth Softball

Author : American Sport Education Program
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Coaching Youth Softball is a great tool for youth softball coaches and parents working with 6- to 14-year-old athletes. It describes in detail how to teach kids important softball skills and strategies at a level that's just right for them. This valuable resource contains 29 drills and 95 illustrations, including 22 defensive position diagrams. Coaching Youth Softball shows you techniques for teaching fundamental softball skills step-by-step - what to teach and how to teach it. The book also addresses the similarities and differences between fast- and slow-pitch softball.

A Practical Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Author : Eugene B. Zechmeister
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This workbook designed to accompany Shaughnessy/Zechmeister, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 4/e provides students with concrete examples of abstract ideas and gives students the kinds of practical experiences that aid understanding of research methods. The workbook offers instructors brief descriptions of published research in psychology related to the methods covered in each chapter of the text. The brief descriptions are then used as the basis for related questions, problems, and exercises. Instructors can use these exercises as homework assignments or as the basis for in-class discussion.