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The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Girls' Soccer (Baffled Parent's Guides)

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"No matter what your level of experience, this is a must-read for every girls' youth soccer coach."--Simon Riddiough, Women's Soccer Coach, Hofstra University <P>Coach. You just volunteered to coach your daughter's soccer team, and you can't tell a drag back from a takeover or an offside from a goal kick. <P>Don't despair--"Coaching Girls' Soccer" is here to help. From your first team meeting to the season-ending pizza party, "Coaching Girls' Soccer" will get you started and keep you going. In addition to learning how to teach the fundamental skills of passing, dribbling, heading, and shooting, you'll learn how to encourage competition and athleticism in girls, how to build their confidence and self-esteem, and how to deal with performance changes as girls mature. You'll even develop the coaching style that works best for you and your players. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun. Survive your first practice and first game Promote good habits, concentration, and teamwork Learn what's unique about coaching girls from 4 to 14! Coach goalkeepers using the chapter on goalkeeping and special keeper drills Make practices safe, fun, and rewarding Improve your players and your team <P>"A very clear, engaging guide to coaching girls' soccer. Coach Hounsome is widely recognized for providing girls with the highest level of soccer development within a highly enjoyable atmosphere."--Gary Book, President, NOGA Soccer <P>Drayson Hounsome has been coaching girls' and women's soccer (from 4-year-olds to professionals) for more than 12 years. He is currently the head women's soccer coach at the nationally ranked (Division II) CW PostCampus of Long Island University, and a head coach in the Eastern New York Soccer Association Olympic Development Program.

Synopsis:

"No matter what your level of experience, this is a must-read for every girls' youth soccer coach."—Simon Riddiough, Women's Soccer Coach, Hofstra University

Coach. You just volunteered to coach your daughter's soccer team, and you can't tell a drag back from a takeover or an offside from a goal kick.

Don't despair—Coaching Girls' Soccer is here to help. From your first team meeting to the season-ending pizza party, Coaching Girls' Soccer will get you started and keep you going. In addition to learning how to teach the fundamental skills of passing, dribbling, heading, and shooting, you'll learn how to encourage competition and athleticism in girls, how to build their confidence and self-esteem, and how to deal with performance changes as girls mature. You'll even develop the coaching style that works best for you and your players. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun.

  • Survive your first practice and first game
  • Promote good habits, concentration, and teamwork
  • Learn what's unique about coaching girls from 4 to 14!
  • Coach goalkeepers using the chapter on goalkeeping and special keeper drills
  • Make practices safe, fun, and rewarding
  • Improve your players and your team

"A very clear, engaging guide to coaching girls' soccer. Coach Hounsome is widely recognized for providing girls with the highest level of soccer development within a highly enjoyable atmosphere."—Gary Book, President, NOGA Soccer

About the Author

Drayson Hounsome is the head women's soccer coach at the nationally ranked CW Post Campus of Long Island University and head girls' coach in the Long Island Junior Soccer League Olympic Development Program.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part One. Coaching 101: Everything You Need to Know about Coaching Girls' Soccer

1. What's Different in Coaching Girls? Soccer?

Girls? Soccer vs. Boys? Soccer

2. Issues with Coaching Girls

Sexual Harassment

Legal Issues

Soccer Injuries

Female Athlete Triad

Nutrition

3. Developing a Learning Environment

Make It Fun

Be Positive

Motivation

Discipline

Practicing outside the Comfort Zone

Soccer for Life

4. Essential Teaching and Coaching Skills

Communication

The Teaching Process

Teaching Skills

Organization

Developmental Philosophy

5. How to Play Soccer

The Playing Area

Modifications

Player Equipment

Team Equipment

Rules of the Game

The Offside Rule

6. Coaching the Season

Tryouts

Meet the Parents

Questions and Answers

7. Essential Techniques

Dribbling

Passing

Ball Control

Shooting and Finishing

Heading

Defending

8. Goalkeeping

Additional Equipment

Starting Position

Catching at Ground

Catching at Height

Diving

Additional Goalkeeper Techniques

Distribution

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071440929
Author:
Curtis, Bruce
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Photographer:
Curtis, Bruce
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Soccer for children
Subject:
Coaching
Subject:
Coaching - Soccer
Subject:
Soccer for children -- Coaching.
Subject:
Soccer for women -- Coaching.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Baffled Parent's Guides
Publication Date:
July 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.16x7.42x.39 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "No matter what your level of experience, this is a must-read for every girls' youth soccer coach."—Simon Riddiough, Women's Soccer Coach, Hofstra University

Coach. You just volunteered to coach your daughter's soccer team, and you can't tell a drag back from a takeover or an offside from a goal kick.

Don't despair—Coaching Girls' Soccer is here to help. From your first team meeting to the season-ending pizza party, Coaching Girls' Soccer will get you started and keep you going. In addition to learning how to teach the fundamental skills of passing, dribbling, heading, and shooting, you'll learn how to encourage competition and athleticism in girls, how to build their confidence and self-esteem, and how to deal with performance changes as girls mature. You'll even develop the coaching style that works best for you and your players. Before you know it, you'll be coaching players who are moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun.

  • Survive your first practice and first game
  • Promote good habits, concentration, and teamwork
  • Learn what's unique about coaching girls from 4 to 14!
  • Coach goalkeepers using the chapter on goalkeeping and special keeper drills
  • Make practices safe, fun, and rewarding
  • Improve your players and your team

"A very clear, engaging guide to coaching girls' soccer. Coach Hounsome is widely recognized for providing girls with the highest level of soccer development within a highly enjoyable atmosphere."—Gary Book, President, NOGA Soccer

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