Synopses & Reviews
Provides 69 drills that hone high-level skills and tactics, organized according to specific objectives. Each drill is presented in a two-page format that includes instructions about the drill's organization and procedure, key points for learning it, a diagram, and suggested variations.
Soccer players and coaches today are seeking more challenging practice activities in an effort to raise their performance. This guide provides 69 drills that hone high-level skills and tactics so that select youth league, high school and college players can excel at the sport.
This collection of challenging drills is a great resource for teaching advanced skills and for developing smart team players. You'll find 69 drills to help players:
- develop the ability and confidence to handle the ball under pressure, - improve the way they see the field and make decisions, - master advanced skills that they can use in specific game situations, and- apply their skills successfully within a team framework.
The drills are organized according to specific objectives, with a drill finder to help you select the drills that work on the areas you want to improve. Each drill is presented in a two-page format that includes instructions about the drill's organization and procedure, key points for learning it, a large, clear diagram, and suggested variations for adjusting the difficulty level of the drill. Coaches will especially appreciate the chapter on using drills to construct practice sessions, as well as the 1-vs.-1 player-evaluation model, which you can use as a tool for selecting team members or as a practice exercise.
The drills in this book are more challenging and more fun than the basics and are particularly valuable for select youth league, high school, and college-level players. Players under the age of 12 who have a solid grasp of the fundamentals will also benefit from some of these drills.
Better practice means better performance. Advanced Soccer Drills is the perfect tool for developing complete players with high-level skills and soccer savvy.