Advanced Soccer Drills

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Human Kinetics, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 161 pages
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This collection of challenging drills is a great resource for teaching advanced skills and for developing smart team players. You'll find 69 drills to help players:

- develop the ability and confidence to handle the ball under pressure,
- improve the way they see the field and make decisions,
- master advanced skills that they can use in specific game situations, and
- apply their skills successfully within a team framework.

The drills are organized according to specific objectives, with a drill finder to help you select the drills that work on the areas you want to improve. Each drill is presented in a two-page format that includes instructions about the drill's organization and procedure, key points for learning it, a large, clear diagram, and suggested variations for adjusting the difficulty level of the drill. Coaches will especially appreciate the chapter on using drills to construct practice sessions, as well as the 1-vs.-1 player-evaluation model, which you can use as a tool for selecting team members or as a practice exercise.

The drills in this book are more challenging and more fun than the basics and are particularly valuable for select youth league, high school, and college-level players. Players under the age of 12 who have a solid grasp of the fundamentals will also benefit from some of these drills.

Better practice means better performance. Advanced Soccer Drillsis the perfect tool for developing complete players with high-level skills and soccer savvy.

 

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I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a book of exercises drills to challenge and teach their team. The chart in the front is helpful to find exercises to match what you want to work on ... Read full review

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I am a former player who played in college. I have coached high school girls for 10 years. I have ordered a lot of soccer books online. Most books I am pretty disappointed with. This is BY FAR the best book that I have found. A lot of drills I use right from the book. Others drills I slightly tweak and they are great! I would recommend this to any coach.  

Contents

Improving Vision
33
Applying Advanced Skills
67
Nondominant
74
Chip Pass
76
Heel Pass
78
Rick Pass
81
Long Drives
82
PowerShot Progressic 41 Quick Shot
84
Last Goal Wins
114
KeepAway With Target Player
116
Runs From the Back
118
Point Player 3 vs 11 vs
120
vs 2 3 vs 2
122
Hold the Line
124
Boxed In 6 vs 43 vs
126
Defending the Penalty Area
128

Scissors Kick
88
Crossing and Heading to Goal
90
Bending a Pass or Shot
92
Shooting on the Turn
94
Side Volleys
96
Controlling Balls Above Knee Height
98
Offensive Heading
100
Defensive Heading
102
Heading Punts
105
Diving Headers
106
FineTuning Team Play
109
tlvs 4
112
Throwfleadatch 63 Counterattack
132
Midfielder With Space
134
Through Ball Early Cross
136
Defending the Pass 3 vs
138
Marking
140
Forward First 5 vs 5 Plus
142
Thinking Players Restriction
144
Using Advanced Drills
147
A 1 vs 1 Player Evaluation
155
About the Author
161
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About the author (1997)


For more than 10 years Colin Schmidt has conducted soccer camps for players of all ages and abilities. The author of Coaching Cards--an innovative resource that features practice drills on pocket-size cards--he also has led coaching clinics for both new and experienced coaches. He is currently the director of coaching for an organization of 700 youth soccer players.

A former All-State and Olympic development player, Schmidt has played soccer for nearly 25 years. At Claremont McKenna College in California, where he played varsity soccer for four years, he was granted the ""Alamshaw Award,"" an honor bestowed upon the one athlete who represents the best in community service. He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the Table Mountain Soccer Association.

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