Teaching Soccer Fundamentals
As a soccer coach, you need to know how to teach basic skills and run solid practices. Teaching Soccer Fundamentals explains how to maximize young athletes` learning of essential techniques and tactics through fun and efficient practice sessions.
Including helpful photographs and illustrations as well as instructions that are easy to understand and apply, this book shares more than 30 years of soccer coaching experience. Author Nelson McAvoy offers tips for maintaining kids` short attention span and methods for boosting participation, including short-sided games.
Teaching Soccer Fundamentals will make next season a more rewarding experience for you and your players.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Learning Concepts
Chapter 2: Lesson Plans
Chapter 3: Kicking
Chapter 4: Receiving
Chapter 5: Dribbling
Chapter 6: Heading
Chapter 7: Goalkeeping
Chapter 8: Tactics
Chapter 9: Sportsmanship and Laws of the Game
This book will help coaches develop a good foundation and basic coaching methodology. I recommend it for coaches of adolescent players.
Director of Coaching
National Soccer Coaches' Association of America
McAvoy expresses ideas which are of value to both the novice coach and experienced coach at the highest level.
President, American Soccer Program
Director, Middle States Soccer Camps
Head Soccer Coach, Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA