Coaching Youth Soccer: An Essential Guide for Parents and Coaches

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Globe Pequot, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 120 pages
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This handbook is written especially for parents and coaches of youth soccer teams, particularly those who have little or no knowledge of the game and are daunted by the task of teaching it to a group of kids. Areas that are covered include the role of the coach, basic-skills development through exercises, creating practice sessions, dealing with injuries, and more. Photos & illustrations.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Basic Skills and Exercises
26
Shooting
58
Heading
65
Receiving the Ball
75
Goalkeeping
86
Creating Space
95
Putting it All Together
107
Dealing with Injuries
114
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DENIS FORD has conducted coaching courses across Australia for State Soccer Federations and Soccer Australia. A former semiprofessional player, he has coached senior players at the National level and youth teams at National Championships.

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