Master key techniques on the soccer field with Soccer: Steps to Success. This comprehensive guide features step-by-step instruction on becoming skilled in individual techniques and team tactics.
Improve your abilities in dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, defending, tackling, heading, and goalkeeping with the help of detailed descriptions and full-color photos and illustrations of all fundamental techniques. Then learn how and when to apply those skills in game situations, such as winning one-on-one matchups, attacking, and defending. More than 170 exercises and small-sided games test your readiness to progress to the next step through the use of an easy-to-follow scoring system.
Become a total player able to perform a variety of skills and execute tactics consistently. One of the sport’s most popular resources, Soccer: Steps to Success has helped more than 100,000 players take their game to the next level.
Table of Contents
Climbing the Steps to Soccer Success
The Sport of Soccer
Key to Diagrams
Step 1 Dribbling, Shielding, and Tackling
Step 2 Passing and Receiving Rolling Balls
Step 3 Passing and Receiving Flighted Balls
Step 4 Dominating the Air Game
Step 5 Shooting to Finish the Attack
Step 6 Goalkeeping
Step 7 Winning One-on-One Matchups
Step 8 Attacking As a Group
Step 9 Defending As a Group
Step 10 Attacking As a Team
Step 11 Defending As a Team
Step 12 Understanding Player Formations, Roles, and Responsibilities
About the Author
“Coach Luxbacher’s Soccer: Steps to Success is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow resource for coaches of all levels. This book is a must-have!”
Chris Karwoski--Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach University of Pittsburgh
"Using his vast knowledge of soccer, Joe has produced an excellent book for both coaches and players."
Paul Halford-- Director of Coaching and Player Development PA West Soccer Association
ExcerptsReceiving and controlling balls arriving through the air
The dive header technique for heading a ball at a low level
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Includes lecture topics, physical activities, student assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, introductory notes, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, teaching modifications, and skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites, books, DVDs, and videos. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.