Soccer Lover’s Best Ever Soccer Book Guide
This series will review and rate books that teach, describe and document the beautiful game. Look for a wide variety of books and helpful insight from players who have been there and done it on the pitch.
Looking to learn more about the great game of soccer? Want to become a better player? If you want to know more about player development and coaching – from tactics to strategies – these books provide the insights and information you need. Editorial Note: Soccer books are all tested and approved by real soccer players and coaches!
FIVE STAR RATING
Better Education, Better Coaches, Better Game is the tag line for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and this comprehensive book on coaching provides great information on training youth soccer players with great stories. Written in an easy to read, straight-forward style, the book starts off in Chapter 1 with a story about Sharing a Love for the Game — and tells the tale of how very diffrent coaches inspire players.
Even if you are not a coach, but an avid soccer fan or a parent, this book is worth picking up and reading. I loved it and kept turning the pages.
Age-appropriate activities to create confidence with the soccer ball, how to create a network for effective recruiting and building muscle ednurance with interval training are all included. The reader almost feels like they are in a room surrounded by top coaches sharing their wisdom and experiences.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) assembled an all-star lineup of 30 coaches to tackle every important aspect to coaching the sport. On- and off-field duties are covered in detail, and the material in each chapter is rich with the voice of experience.
From Anson Dorrance‘s chapter on organizing and orchestrating a winning program to Lauren Gregg‘s chapter on creating the ideal training environment, this book provides the answers you’ve been looking for. Steve Sampson explains the technical and tactical nuances of controlling the ball, and Tony DiCicco encourages and informs mentoring developing players and coaches.
The book is divided into six sections, making it easy to choose what information you want:
Priorities and Principles by Cliff McCrath, Joe Bean, Layton Shoemaker, and George Perry
Program Development and Management by Anson Dorrance, Charlie Slagle, John Rennie, Mike Jacobs, and Joe Morrone
Optimal Training for Learning and Performance by Lauren Gregg, Jeff Tipping, Barry Gorman, and Ron McEachen
Technical and Tactical Insights for Competitive Success by Steve Sampson, Jim Lennox, Peter Mellor, Tony Waiters, Jay Hoffman, and Schellas Hyndman
Player and Team Development and Motivation by Al Miller, Tracey Leone, Jay Martin, Miller Bugliari, Tim Schum, Chris Petrucelli, and Colleen Hacker
Growth Opportunities in the Coaching Role by Jeff Vennell, Peter Gooding, Tony DiCicco, and Glenn Myernick
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