Coaching Youth Soccer: An Essential Guide for Parents and Coaches
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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Basic Skills and Exercises
Receiving the Ball
Putting it All Together
Dealing with Injuries
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