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Soccerhead : An Accidental Journey into the Heart of the American Game
Jim Haner
0865476942
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The year his son turned six, Haner was shanghaied by a group of local parents into coaching the College Park Hornets, a scrappy group of boys (and one girl) finding their legs on the pee-wee soccer fields outside Washington, D.C. His book charts his ensuing obsession with the sport in language as brisk as the game. Between weekly matches, Haner, a Baltimore Sun writer, pores over books, visits fabled soccer homelands and interviews legends to uncover the American heart of this foreign game. Although Native Americans played a version of soccer with a deerskin ball, the sport really took root in the U.S. in the 1930s, when immigrant workers played in raucous leagues. Walter Bahr, who took the winning shot against the English in a 1950 World Cup game, tells Haner how his team of blue-collar laborers stunned some of...


The Soccer Coaching Bible
National Soccer Coaches Association of A
073604227X
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America assembled an all-star lineup of 30 top coaches to bring you the most complete collection of soccer insight ever put into print. The Soccer Coaching Bible covers every important aspect to coaching the sport, including coaching priorities and principles, program building and enrichment, practice management, technical and tactical instruction, player and team development, and career growth. The contributing coaches include: C. Cliff McCrath, Anson Dorrance, Steve Sampson, George Perry, Joe Bean, Charlie Slagle, John Rennie, Mike Jacobs, Joe Morrone, Lauren Gregg, Jeff Tipping, Barry Gorman, Ron McEachen, Layton Shoemaker, Jim Lennox, Peter Mellor, Tony Waiters, Jay Hoffman, Peter Gooding, Al Miller, Tracey Leone, Jay Martin, Miller Bugliari, Tim Schum, Chris Petrucelli,...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer
Michael Muckian
1592570577
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
An Olympic coach tells how to lead the team to victory.

This is the first and best handbook for mastering both the "soft" conceptual skills of coaching youth soccer-such as good sportsmanship and dealing with parents-to the tactical skills of executing winning offensive and defensive strategies.

About the Author
Dean Duerst is the coach of the women's soccer team and a kinesiology instructor at the University of Wisconsin. He has also served as a coach for the women's U.S. Olympic team, and has played professionally with the Milwaukee Wave and Fort Wayne Flames.

Mike Muckian is a freelance writer, a former educator, and a coach of youth sports


Coaching 6-And-Under Soccer
David Williams
0071456287
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Scott and David have done a fantastic job getting into the psyche of these very young players. What I really love is their emphasis on FUN, and that kids learn by DOING. This book will make a great extra assistant as you prepare for your season."-;Bobby Clark, Head Soccer Coach, University of Notre Dame; author of the best-selling Coaching Youth Soccer: The Baffled Parent's Guide Coach. You're the new coach of your child's soccer team, and you're not sure how to teach your players the fundamentals of soccer while also ensuring they have fun. Don't panic-; Coaching 6-and-Under Soccer is here to help. Coaching 6-and-Under Soccer offers straightforward advice, tips, and techniques, including reward-based games and drills; your first six practices in an easy-to-photocopy format; and how to teach soccer basics to...


The Complete Book of Coaching Youth Soccer
Simon Whitehead
0809240726
April 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
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...


Coaching Girls' Soccer
Prima Girls
0761532498
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Coach Girls for Success on and off the Field
Girls rule! Coaching girls' soccer is a challenge and also a wonderful experience. Witness a game-winning penalty kick or a goalie who saves an almost unstoppable ball, and you can't help but be inspired. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on the players' faces are great rewards for parents and often the signs of a good coach—the type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there?
Perfect for coaches of girls up to age 13, Coaching Girls' Soccer includes everything you need to be an outstanding coach and mentor to your team. Whether you are a seasoned coach looking to fine-tune your skills or a rookie eager to take the field running, you'll discover techniques for success that are tailored specifically to the needs of girls,...


Soccer : How to Play the Game
Dan Herbst
0789303388
September 18, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Soccer continues to grow in popularity in the United States, with another huge surge thanks to the U.S. Women's Team winning the World Cup in 1999. But players can only be as good as their coaches, and coaches are always looking for help. Soccer: How to Play the Game contains detailed information on necessary skills, from basics like dribbling the ball and throw-ins to advanced skills like sliding tackles and goalkeeping. Each is presented separately, with photographs and drawings of a player executing the skill, advice on how to perform it and when to use it, and most common mistakes. Over 100 practice games, coded for different player ages and levels of instruction, are also outlined to help players develop their technique. Throughout the book, the authors stress the need to create a positive environment in practice and...


The Everything Kids' Soccer Book: Rules, Techniques, and More about Your Favorite Sport!
Deborah W. Crisfield
1580626424
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Are you among the millions of kids who live to play soccer? If you are, you'll love The Everything Kids' Soccer Book! Inside this exciting book, you'll find out how to excel at this hugely popular sport, with professional instruction on: The complete rules of the game Techniques for dribbling, trapping, and heading the ball The arts of defense and goaltending Winning techniques and drills Tips on how to maintain possession of the ball Soccer player and coach Deborah W. Crisfield gives you lots of advice on stretching, endurance building, and strength training. Along the way, she includes some amazing facts on the World Cup and American soccer stars, such as Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm, and offers dozens of puzzles and games. The Everything Kids' Soccer Book is definitely a GOAL!

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer
Tom Hanlon
0789733595
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
As a parent, it is an exciting and proud day when you watch your children join their first sports team. It is important to you to be involved, which may be leading you to think about coaching. Nervous about the possibility? Don't be! With the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer, you will quickly and easily learn how to become a successful youth soccer coach. This comprehensive, user-friendly reference guide will help you create a fun and effective learning environment. You have limited practice time and resources, and you need to know how to make the best of them. With this book, you will cover several key concepts that often elude rookie coaches, including: Identifying your role and expectations as a coach Tailoring instruction to meet the varying physical abilities of different age groups Creating...


Catch Them Being Good : Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Coach Girls
Tony DiCicco, et al
0670031224


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From Booklist
DiCicco coached the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to victory in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Hacker is a psychology consultant for the team. They join their expertise in this accessible, useful guide for coaches at all levels. Primarily written in DiCicco's enthusiastic voice that's straight off the sports field, the book's practical advice includes insight on coaching girls and women (forget the outdated intimidation tactics used by many famous coaches for men); forming a team, making cuts and nurturing exceptional players; criticizing and motivating effectively; working with parents; and evaluating one's own coaching performance. Throughout, Hacker offers clear, helpful ideas for team-building exercises, while DiCicco follows with companion training workouts. Most of the examples focus on soccer, but coaches...


The Baffled Parents Guide to Great Soccer Drills (Baffled Parent's Guides Series)
Thomas Fleck
007138488X
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A PAPERBACK ORIGINAL A games-based alternative to tedious rote exercises, guaranteed to keep practices fun, engaging, and productive Great Soccer Drills provides soccer coaches with a great way to make every soccer practice active, fun, and productive. Coaches get 125 games guaranteed to keep kids moving and excited while teaching them basic skills, sharpening their reflexes, and building their confidence and decision-making ability. Written by two of North America's foremost names in youth soccer coaching, it also includes guidelines on how to create just the right blend of drills to hold the attention of six- to twelve-year-old players. Great Soccer Drills can be used in conjunction with the bestselling Coaching Youth Soccer: A Baffled Parent's Guide or as an excellent stand-alone resource for spicing up any...


Coaching Kids to Play Soccer
Jim San Marco
0671639366
Aug 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
If you're going to coach your first soccer team, you know you've got a lot to learn about teaching kids this unfamiliar sport. If you coach soccer now, you want to improve your team. If your son or daughter plays soccer, you want to know what good coaching is all about. This is the book for you!Jim San Marco (head soccer coach at the highly successful Edgemont High School program in New York State) and Kurt Aschermann (coauthor with Gerard O'Shea of Coaching Kids to Play Baseball and Softball) have written this friendly, easy-to-use, fully illustrated guide that teaches you how to run a successful soccer team -- from setting up the first practice to choosing calisthenics to running individual and team skill drills to getting everyone a ride home at the end of the game.Emphasizing that helping kids to have fun and...


Coaching Soccer: The Official Coaching Book of the Dutch Soccer Association
Bert Van Lingen
1890946044
August 1, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
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 4v4?, Why 7v7?, Goalkeeper Training
The emphasis throughout is on the creation of optimal learning situations.


Soccer Practice Games: 125 Games for Technique, Training, and Tactics
Joe Luxbacher
0736047891
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Make each practice more challenging, productive, and fun with 125 games! Divided into six sections, Soccer Practice Games presents games on the following aspects: · Warm-up and conditioning · Passing and receiving · Dribbling, shielding, and tackling · Heading and shooting · Tactical training · Goalkeeper training Each game maximizes player involvement, activity, and learning and contains at least one major objective related to player or team development. A detailed explanation and accompanying illustrations are provided for each game to make application easy. Games can be easily adapted to accommodate players of various ages and abilities. Designed for beginning youth through high school competitive levels, Soccer Practice Games is a big winner among coaches and those who teach...


Complete Book of Drills for Winning Soccer

0131563564
September 1980
Hardcover
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Coaching Soccer Successfully
Roy Rees
0736046097
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Loaded with technical and tactical instruction and insight, Coaching Soccer Successfully will help even veteran coaches give their players and teams the game-winning edge in competition. From offense to defense, this manual presents methods for teaching individuals, small groups, and whole squads through practice activities that are fun, gamelike, and productive. Coaching Soccer Successfully features diagrams and illustrations that highlight successful game play. The text also will help you determine your own coaching philosophy and learn how to communicate effectively with players and parents. Roy Rees and Cor van der Meer combine years of national and international playing and coaching experience to cover every aspect of the game, from tactical instruction to the planning, preparation, and performance evaluations...


Soccer for Dummies
U S Soccer Federation Inc
0764552295
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
“Entertaining, very informative, and essential for parents, fans, and players.”
—Tony DiCicco, Head Coach, 1999 Women’s Cup Champions

“Two thumbs up.... This book will broaden your knowledge of the game.”
—Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach

“This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world’s sport and why we love it so much.”
—Tiffeny Milbrett, Forward, U.S. Women’s National Team

“Fans will love it, and those who want to become fans will devour it.”
—Bob Ley, ESPN/ABC Broadcaster

Simplicity alone doesn’t explain soccer’s enormous popularity worldwide. Soccer is a game that can be as frustrating as golf, as physical as...



The Coaching Philosophies of Louis van Gaal and the Ajax Coaches
Henny Kormelink, Tjeu Seeverens
1890946036
August 1, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Louis van Gaal, Frans Hoek, Co Adriaanse and fitness coach Bobby Haarms discuss their training methods and philosophies in this book full of creative ideas for soccer coaches at any level.


Coaching Youth Soccer
Bobby Clark
0071346082
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Written by soccer great and championship Stanford coach Bobby Clark, COACHING YOUTH SOCCER: THE BAFFLED PARENT'S GUIDE tells you how, starting at point zero, an uninitiated coach can meld kids into a team and help them enjoy one of the most rewarding experiences of their youth. (In the end, you may be the one who reaps the biggest reward, as you watch kids learn and grow in an experience they'll treasure for a lifetime.)

From the Inside Flap
"Coaching is simply another word for teaching."--Bobby Clark Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. Now here you are, a newly annointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help. Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help...


Coaching Women's Soccer
Ian Stokell
0071382097
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Introducing a breakthrough approach to creating team excellence In Coaching Women's Soccer , Ian Stokell, an expert with 35 years of experience playing and coaching soccer, presents a revolutionary coaching paradigm that is sure to find mass appeal among the thousands of new and established women's soccer coaches throughout North America. The "freegame" approach Stokell advocates is based on the belief that drill-based coaching methods, adapted from other U.S. team sports, have no place in soccer, where ideally the game is the teacher, and players mainly learn from one another. According to Stokell, players dominated by an autocratic coach and forced to spend most of their time drilling never develop the on-field decision-making skills, sense of teamwork, or spontaneity needed to excel. Stokell provides a...


Coaching Soccer For Dummies
National Alliance for Youth Sports
0471773816
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
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

From the Back Cover
Packed with drills and tips for...



The Baffled Parents' Guide to Coaching Indoor Youth Soccer
Ned McIntosh
0071411437
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Indoor Youth Soccer should be applauded for its effort to help raise the interest, enjoyment, and quality of one of the fastest-growing sports in the world." --Don Shapero, president, United States Indoor Soccer Association Three million children and teens play indoor soccer, and The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Indoor Youth Soccer provides parents and coaches much-needed guidance to help their kids navigate this popular sport. With its own special rules, strategies, and skills, this one-of-a-kind guide offers: Basic skills for offense and defense Drills and situational strategies Photographs and step-by-step diagrams

From the Back Cover

"I only wish when I was a youngster playing indoor soccer for the first time, my...



Coaching Soccer
National Soccer Coaches Association of America (Corporate Author), Tim Schum (Editor)
1570280940


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Book Description
...Fundamental skills, offensive and defensive strategy team offense and defense, conditioning and motivational techniques...every conceivable aspect of the game is discussed in this official coaching handbook.

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