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Coaching Youth Soccer: Step-By-Step Instruction on Strategy, Mechanics, Drills, and Winning (Knack: Make It Easy)

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Each spring and fall, hundreds of thousands of kids across North America join local recreation department soccer teams—and thousands of unprepared adults are drafted as coaches. Similarly, every summer, camp counselors are expected to play soccer with children from age five to fifteen. Knack Coaching Youth Soccer applies the unique quick-reference, visually organized Knack format to present a seasons worth of plans, exercises, strategies, and tips to help coaches avoid embarrassment, have fun, and leave kids with the happiest experience possible. It addresses the different levels of coaching, both by age and by league. And it expertly covers soccer mechanics, strategy, and coaching philosophy, and provides extensive examples of drills and games for practices. Its 450 full-color photos plus charts and diagrams are complemented by easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of ideas for creating a winning team.

 

•                     450 full-color photos

•                     Charts and diagrams

•                     Kindergarten to middle school

•                     Covers soccer both for boys and for girls

Synopsis:

Knack Coaching Youth Soccer applies the unique quick-reference, visually organized Knack format to present a seasons worth of plans, exercises, strategies, and tips to help coaches avoid embarrassment, have fun, and leave kids with the happiest experience possible.

Synopsis:

Each year, millions of kids join local soccer teams or head to soccer-friendly summer camps—and thousands of older, not necessarily soccer savvy people, parents included, find themselves serving as coaches. Are you among the latter? Let Knack Coaching Youth Soccer come to the rescue! In Knacks hallmark quick-reading, step-by-step, visually organized format, and organized by age group and by league, it presents a seasons worth of plans, exercises, strategies, sample practices, and tips. Its 400 full-color photos, plus field diagrams, are complemented by easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of ideas for creating a winning team—ensuring that you avoid embarrassment, have fun, and leave kids with the happiest experience possible. 
 
400 full-color photos showing

Rules *  Equipment * Safety * Dribbling * Ball Control * Passing * Shooting * Heading * Goalkeeping * Set Plays * Formations * Defense Offense * Transition * Team Games * Warm-up Drills * Sample Practices * Tryouts * Indoor Soccer

About the Author

Author D. W. Crisfield, who played varsity soccer all four years college and high school , also played in adult leagues from 1985 to 2001 in addition to coaching 28 seasons of soccer, with children ranging in age from five to sixteen.  Crisfield is also the author of Everything Kids Soccer and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Soccer.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Your Coaching Personality

Philosophy to suit the ages

Travel Soccer, Rec Soccer, Indoor, Camp

Meeting Your Team

Meeting the Parents

Getting to Know Your Team

 

Chapter 2: Rules and Equipment 

Object of the Game

Playing Field

The Throw-In

Special Kicks

Referee Signals

Extras a Coach Should Know About

 

Chapter 3: Taking Care of the Soccer Body

Safety First

Shin Guards and Socks

Cleats

Endurance and SprintTraining

Strengthening—Legs

Strengthening—Core

 

Chapter 4: Warm Up Drills

Stretching for 4-6 year olds

Pirate Ship Warm-Up

Stretching for 7-10 year olds

Bull in the Ring Warm-Up

Stretching for 11-14 year olds

Half and Half Warm Up

 

Chapter 5: Dribbling

Mechanics

Moves

Drills for 4-6 year olds

Drills for 7-10 year olds

Drills for 11-14 year olds

Games for all

 

Chapter 6: Ball Control

Mechanics

Strategy

Drills for 4-6 year olds

Drills for 7-10 year olds

Drills for 11-14 year olds

Games for all

 

 

Chapter 7: Passing

Short Ball

Long Ball on ground

Long Ball in air

Drills for 4-6 year olds

Drills for 7-10 year olds

Drills for 11-14 year olds

 

Chapter 8: Finishing

Power Shots

Finesse Shots

Drills for 4-6 year olds

Drills for 7-10 year olds

Drills for 11-14 year olds

Games for all

 

Chapter 9: Heading

Mechanics

Choosing the Direction

Diving Headers        

Strategy

Drills

Games

 

Chapter 10: Goalkeeping

Equipment

Dealing with a lofted ball

Dealing with a rolling ball

Cutting the Angle

Releasing the ball

Warm Up Drills

 

Chapter 11: Set Plays

Kick off

Goal Kick

Corner Kick for Offense

Corner Kick for Defense

Direct and Indirect Kicks

Penalty Kick

 

Chapter 12: Formations

4-3-3

4-4-2 flat

4-4-2 diamond

3-2-2 and 2-3-2

2-1-2-2

Three vs. three (super small)

 

Chapter 13: Defense

Individual defensive skills

Strategy

The Wall

Extras

Against Set Plays

Drills

 

Chapter 14: Offense and Transition

Getting Down the Field

Throw-In

Strategies

Offense Drills

Transitioning

Transition Drills

 

Chapter 15: Team Games

Small sided games for 4-6 year olds

Whole team games for 4-6 year olds

Small sided games for 7-10 year olds

Whole team games for 7-10 year olds

Small sided games for 11-14 year olds

Whole team games for 11-14 year olds

 

Chapter 16: Game Day

Share philosophy

Strategy

Prep

Play time and sub lists

Warm Up Drills

Halftime

 

Chapter 17: Sample Practices

Practice 1 for 4-6 year olds

Practice 2 for 4-6 year olds

Practice 1 for 7-10 year olds

Practice 2 for 7-10 year olds

Practice 1 for 11-14 year olds

Practice 2 for 11-14 year olds

 

Chapter 18: If You Are Running Tryouts

Goal setting

What to Look For

7-10 Tryout Day

11-14 Tryout Day

Goalkeeper Tryouts

Player Evaluation

 

Chapter 19: Indoor Soccer

Options

Rules

Why Choose Indoor

Formations

Indoor Drills

Sample Practice

 

Chapter 20: Resource Directory

 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599215488
Author:
Crisfield, D W
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Photographer:
Balbierz, Beth
Author:
Crisfield, D. W.
Author:
Balbierz, Beth
Author:
Crisfield, Deborah
Subject:
SPO061030
Subject:
Coaching - Soccer
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Soccer for children -- Coaching.
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Knack: Make It Easy
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 full-color photographs
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 8.5 in

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Knack Coaching Youth Soccer applies the unique quick-reference, visually organized Knack format to present a seasons worth of plans, exercises, strategies, and tips to help coaches avoid embarrassment, have fun, and leave kids with the happiest experience possible.
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Each year, millions of kids join local soccer teams or head to soccer-friendly summer camps—and thousands of older, not necessarily soccer savvy people, parents included, find themselves serving as coaches. Are you among the latter? Let Knack Coaching Youth Soccer come to the rescue! In Knacks hallmark quick-reading, step-by-step, visually organized format, and organized by age group and by league, it presents a seasons worth of plans, exercises, strategies, sample practices, and tips. Its 400 full-color photos, plus field diagrams, are complemented by easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of ideas for creating a winning team—ensuring that you avoid embarrassment, have fun, and leave kids with the happiest experience possible. 
 
400 full-color photos showing

Rules *  Equipment * Safety * Dribbling * Ball Control * Passing * Shooting * Heading * Goalkeeping * Set Plays * Formations * Defense Offense * Transition * Team Games * Warm-up Drills * Sample Practices * Tryouts * Indoor Soccer

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