Synopses & Reviews
In the first edition of Coaching Soccer Successfully, Roy Rees and Cor van der Meer combined nearly 90 years of international experience for the ultimate coaching guide. Now they're back with a brand-new edition offering even more insight on the tactical side of the game.
A former professional player in the English Football League, Roy Rees has more than 40 years of coaching at the youth, college, professional, and World Cup level. Cor van der Meer got his start in the Netherlands on the Dutch National Youth team, and now his career spans a half-century as a coach, player, and administrator. Together, these two veterans of the sport cover every aspect of the game, from tactical instruction to the planning, preparation, and performance evaluations essential for building a stronger team.
Coaching Soccer Successfully is loaded with photographs, diagrams, and tactical options designed to give you the game-winning edge in actual match situations. From offense to defense, Coaching Soccer Successfully offers effective methods for teaching individuals, small groups, and whole squads with drills that make practice fun, interactive, and gamelike.
In addition to diagrams and photographs that highlight successful game play, Coaching Soccer Successfully gives you the tools you need to build a better program, determine your coaching philosophy, and communicate effectively with players and parents. From preparing young players to planning for matches, this book takes you into the trenches for the inside edge.
Whether you teach girls' or boys' soccer at the junior high level or beyond, you'll love the direct, nuts-and-bolts approach to soccer instruction provided in this book. In Coaching Soccer Successfully, Rees and van der Meer share a wealth of knowledge and experience on effective leadership, organization, and evaluation advice. This is an excellent guide to getting the job done, on and off the field.
The complete guide to building a winning soccer program