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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.
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
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 (www.nscaa.com) or write to the following address: