Developed by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Tactical Development: Progressive Coaching for Teams and Coaches is a blueprint for teaching a system of play throughout all levels of a soccer club or organization. At each stage, the program builds on previously learned and mastered individual and team tactics so that players are fully immersed in one consistent style of play.
Especially useful for coaches of multiple age groups, Tactical Development yields more effective long-term results because players are optimally challenged at each level. By expanding players’ knowledge and experiences each season, yet focusing on one overall system of play, coaches promote individual growth as well as a cohesive team approach to the game.
Through on-field action and computer graphics, players will learn the responsibilities and possibilities of positions in the diamond formation, which are applicable regardless of the number of players on a team. The Tactical Development video is an excellent coaching tool for all ages in teaching a consistent, effective way to play the game.
ABOUT THE NSCAA 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:
National Soccer Coaches Association of America 6700 Squibb Road, Suite 215 Mission, Kansas 66202
ABOUT THE HOST Jeff Tipping has been the NSCAA's director of coaching education for more than eight years. He spent 15 seasons as head men's coach at Muhlenberg College, a Division III program in Allentown, Pennsylvania, before teaching coaches full-time in 2002. He has been involved with the NSCAA education program since 1983 and currently teaches the organization's highest-level coaching course, its goalkeeping diploma, and bilingual (Spanish) coaching programs.