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Great Soccer Drills (Baffled Parent's Guides)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"One of the most useful soccer books I've seen."--Dr. John McKeon, executive director (retired), National Soccer Coaches Association of America

"Young soccer players should be trained in an environment that is safe, fun, and has direct implications for the game. This book has 125 ways to do just that. I strongly recommend it to all parents and coaches."--Bob Gansler, head coach, Kansas City Wizards (2000 MLS Champions)

Did we say "drills"? Sorry, we meant games. That's right. Games that teach them more effectively than the tedious drills you endured as a kid. Games that challenge but do not frustrate them. Games that build rather than undermine a child's confidence and sense of involvement.

Great Soccer Drills contains 125 dynamic games and activities designed to keep your players moving, thinking, and most of all, having fun. The "games approach" to team practices allows you to teach soccer basics like ball control, movement, passing, and shooting while enhancing team communication and decision-making skills. You'll even learn a thing or two about coaching style, and how to make improvement--rather than winning or losing--the goal of your season.

  • Learn creative activities that develop skills quickly and painlessly
  • Use the Troubleshooting Chart to pinpoint problems
  • Develop coordination, cooperation, and camaraderie among your players
  • Design effective practices using the sample practices
  • Create a positive attitude, build team spirit, and get along with parents
  • Make practices fun and rewarding
  • Match practices to age and ability

"Since my retirement, I have been coaching youth teams and have found the games approach presented in this book the only way to coach. A must for every youth soccer coach."--Andy Caruso, founder and former president, Kwik Goal

"Already regarded as national authorities on youth coaching and player development, Ron and Tom recently received international recognition when they addressed the European Coaches Association."--Jay Miller, former coach, U-17 National Team

Synopsis:

This paperback original is a games-based alternative to tedious rote exercises, guaranteed to keep practices fun, engaging, and productive.

Synopsis:

A resource for soccer coaches of six- to 12-year-olds. It presents advice on creating the right blend of drills, and then offers the keys to holding the attention of the players. There is a troubleshooting chart, along with 125 simple games that teach passing, movement, dribbling and shooting.

Synopsis:

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 practice.

About the Author

Tom Fleck is a former president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and is currently director of coaching and player development for the Idaho Youth Soccer Association.

Ron Quinn is an associate professor and director of the sport studies program at Xavier University, where he is also head coach of the women's soccer team.

Table of Contents

Introduction

From Parent to Coach

The Game/Activity Approach

How to Use This Book

Who We Are

1. Coaching 101

Understanding the Development of Players

Age-Specific Coaching

Essential Concepts: From Theory to Practice

Developing a Philosophy of Coaching

2. Organizing Practices

The Three Ls: Lines, Laps, and Lectures

Involving Players and Parents

Getting Started

Forming Groups

Establishing a Practice Plan

Sample Practices

Troubleshooting Chart

Questions and Answers

3. Ballnastic Warm-Up Activities

Individual Ballnastic Activities

Competitive and Cooperative Exercises in Pairs

4. Body Awareness Games and Activities

Individual Body Awareness

Body Awareness in Pairs

Small-Group Body Awareness

5. Maze Games and Activities

6. Target Games and Activities

Appendix

Skills Index

Index

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071384889
Author:
Fleck, Tom
Author:
Fleck, Tom
Author:
Quinn, Ron
Author:
Fleck, Thomas
Author:
Quinn, Ronald W.
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Location:
Camden, Maine
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Soccer for children
Subject:
Coaching
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Soccer for children -- Coaching.
Subject:
Soccer for children -- Training.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Baffled Parent's Guides
Series Volume:
0845
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.18x7.36x.24 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages International Marine Publishing - English 9780071384889 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This paperback original is a games-based alternative to tedious rote exercises, guaranteed to keep practices fun, engaging, and productive.
"Synopsis" by , A resource for soccer coaches of six- to 12-year-olds. It presents advice on creating the right blend of drills, and then offers the keys to holding the attention of the players. There is a troubleshooting chart, along with 125 simple games that teach passing, movement, dribbling and shooting.
"Synopsis" by , 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 practice.

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