Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccer - 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-28
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
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The key to successful coaching is preparing your players to make intelligent decisions on the field. For years, the best-selling Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccerhas helped coaches of every level do just that. Now, soccer's premier coaching resource has been updated and expanded to provide you with more insights into developing individual talent, team tactics, and winning play.Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccerprovides you with over 125 for teaching skills and techniques. You'll also learn how to develop these skills in realistic game situations with beginning, intermediate, advanced, and all-star players.Essential skills are presented, including collecting and controlling, passing, dribbling, kicking, heading, and goalkeeping. You'll then apply those individual skills with attacking and defensive tactics, team formations, and set pieces. With Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccer, you'll learn the what, how, and why of soccer through these essentials:-Over 125 drills for beginning, intermediate, advanced, and all-star players-Progressing basic drills into realistic, competitive situations-Tactics in attack and defense-Tactics in set plays-Team management-Mental and physical preparation for games-Handling problem players and parents-Fitness and conditioning-Preparing and developing coaching sessions-Establishing a coaching philosophy Skills & Strategies for Coaching Socceris an invaluable guide for coaching any team in any setting. The best team doesn't always winbut it usually does.

Table of Contents

Drill Finderp. viii
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Keyp. xviii
Preparing to Coach
Ethics and Your Coaching Philosophyp. 3
Personal Coaching Strategiesp. 9
Group Coaching Strategiesp. 17
Skills and Techniques
Collecting and Controlling the Ballp. 27
Passingp. 55
Dribblingp. 95
Striking the Ballp. 123
Shootingp. 141
Headingp. 157
Goalkeepingp. 173
Tackling and Defensive Skillsp. 199
Tactics and Teamwork
Principles of Playp. 233
Team Formations and Systems of Playp. 243
Coaching Teamworkp. 265
Tactics in Defense, Midfield, and Attackp. 275
Set Piecesp. 287
Team Management
Physical and Mental Preparation for Gamesp. 323
Working With Problem Players and Parentsp. 333
Fitness and Conditioning for Soccerp. 343
Glossaryp. 365
About the Authorsp. 371
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