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Soccer Coaching Bible, The

Soccer Coaching Bible, The

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    With The Soccer Coaching Bible, you can draw from the expertise and experience of 30 of the game's most successful coaches, learning new and better ways to coach the game and develop your players.

    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 vast coaching expertise is divided into six sections, making it easy to choose what to implement into your program:

    -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

    Each time you open this book you'll learn something new and useful for your next practice, game, or season. Whether you coach at the club, high school, or college level, The Soccer Coaching Bible is an essential addition to your coaching library.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Priorities and Principles
    Chapter 1. Sharing a Love for the Game
    C. Cliff McCrath
    Chapter 2. Competing With Class
    Joe Bean and Layton Shoemaker
    Chapter 3. Developing the Next Generation of Soccer Players
    George Perry

    Part II: Program Development and Management
    Chapter 4. Organizing and Orchestrating a Winning Program
    Anson Dorrance
    Chapter 5. Establishing a Successful Club Program
    Charlie Slagle
    Chapter 6. Building a Recruiting Network
    John Rennie and Mike Jacobs
    Chapter 7. Marketing and Promoting Your Program
    Joe Morrone

    Part III: Optimal Training for Learning and Performance
    Chapter 8. Creating the Training Environment
    Lauren Gregg
    Chapter 9. Conducting Innovative Training Sessions
    Jeff Tipping
    Chapter 10. Teaching Players to Think Creatively
    Barry Gorman
    Chapter 11. Training for High-Level Soccer Fitness
    Ron McEachen

    Part IV: Technical and Tactical Insights for Competitive Success
    Chapter 12. Controlling the Ball
    Steve Sampson
    Chapter 13. Scoring Tactics of Strikers
    Jim Lennox
    Chapter 14. Goalkeeping Excellence
    Peter Mellor and Tony Waiters
    Chapter 15. Shutting Down Opponents
    Jay Hoffman
    Chapter 16. Competing in Tournaments and Playoffs
    Schellas Hyndman

    Part V: Player and Team Development and Motivation
    Chapter 17. Managing Players Effectively
    Al Miller
    Chapter 18. Inspiring Today's Players
    Tracey Leone
    Chapter 19. Establishing Pride and Tradition
    Jay Martin
    Chapter 20. Making Teamwork a Priority
    Miller Bugliari and Tim Schum
    Chapter 21. Developing Responsible Decision Makers
    Chris Petrucelli
    Chapter 22. Enhancing Peformance Through Mental Skills Training
    Colleen Hacker

    Part VI: Growth Opportunities in the Coaching Role
    Chapter 23. Learning and Developing As a Professional
    Jeff Vennell and Peter Gooding
    Chapter 24. Mentoring the Next Generation of Coaches
    Tony DiCicco
    Chapter 25. The Future of Player Development
    Glenn Myernick

    About the Author

    Based in Mission, Kansas, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is the largest coaches' organization in the United States. Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 16,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, the NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents more than 10,000 individual awards every year. It fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and weeklong courses, teaching more than 3,000 soccer coaches each year. For more information about becoming a member of the NSCAA, visit the NSCAA Web site ( or write to the following address:

    National Soccer Coaches Association of America
    6700 Squibb Road, Suite 215
    Mission, Kansas 66202

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