Author: Anders Giske Pages: 64 Illustrations and Figures: 34 The Ultimate Guide to Football Defence Skills The Techniques the World’s Best Defenders Use to Stop the Other Team Scoring Description of the book: This ultimate guide to football defence skills contains comprehensive coverage of the defensive positions, strategies, and tactics the world’s best players use to close down the ball and stop attackers in their tracks. Written by Anders Giske, a former professional football player with many years’ experience playing in the Bundesliga and for the Norwegian national team, this book offers unique, never-before-seen insights into defensive football skills. Suitable for players and coaches alike, it contains a thorough analysis of the defensive positions professional players use to proactively defend during matches. Each of the easy-to-grasp concepts is accompanied by solid coaching points and simple illustrations that help you develop the skills and understanding you will need to defend against even the most explosive attacks. Learn about the five defensive positions and which position should be employed in which situation. Develop insights into your own strengths and weaknesses and how these dictate what positions are best for you. Read about the mistakes defenders typically make and how these can cost the game. Get top tips and insider secrets on how to improve your body position so that you can quickly and easily adjust your defence and shut down attackers. Develop the confidence you need to enjoy the game and make the right choices in the heat of the action.
PDF Preview of "Football Periodization to maximise Performance" Author:Adam Owen PhD Pages: 244Age: Youth-Pro Practices: 102 Football Periodization to maximise Performance Session Design | The Training Week | Tapering Strategy | 102 Practices | Youth to Pro Proven and Successful Football Periodization Coaching Methodology to Maximise the Performance of your Players and Team from a World Leading High Performance Expert Adam Owen PhD (UEFA Pro & A Licence Educator) has 20 years experience in various roles at the elite level; International, European club, UEFA Champions League and Europa League. After his bestselling Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientific Approach and in his role as a UEFA Pro & A Licence Educator, coaches commonly ask these 3 key questions: How do I get the best possible performances from my players? What can I change or improve to maximise my team’s performance? What gives me the best possible chance of succeeding as a coach? KEY POINT: If the daily training content is poorly planned or managed through an insufficient methodological approach, poor performance occurs with the players insufficiently conditioned and significantly higher rates of injury. Adam has now used his vast knowledge of applied football science and performance coaching to create a proven and succesful modern performance coaching methodology and has provided the answers in this book. In this book you will learn how to: Design training sessions and plan the training week (102 Practices included) Use a methodological approach and training plan to produce optimum conditioning, low injury rates, and high performance Make sure your players are always prepared correctly and perform at their maximum level on match day The Football Periodization to Maximise Performance methodology: Enhance coaches’ knowledge of high performance and coaching Improve player performance and gain a competitive advantage Maximise the training time and efficiency of the coaching process Game model: Link the technical, tactical and physical details of the game Maximising the use of specific training games and practices in the training week Show the actual demands imposed on players in training Training load management and reducing injury risk How to design training sessions Planning the flow of the training week to maximise performance Tapering strategy = players arrive in optimal condition for the match! Adaptable training week model for Pro, Semi-pro, Academy and Youth The Training Week (based on Pro Level): SUNDAY/MONDAY (1/2 Days Until Match) = Recovery TUESDAY (4 Days Until Match) = Positional Principle Training and Resistance WEDNESDAY (3 Days Until Match) = Collective Team Principle Training and Speed Endurance THURSDAY (2 Days Until Match) = Unit Principle Training and Reaction Speed Development FRIDAY (1 Day Until Match) = Pre-Match Activation Training Day * Training week plans for Semi-pro, Youth Academy, and Grassroots (Youth) also included 102 Practices Included: Resistance, Speed Endurance, and Reaction Speed Warm-Up Practices Intensive and Extensive Technical Practices Resistance Conditioning Practices Resistance, Speed Endurance, and Reaction Speed Conditioning Practices Small, Medium, and Large Sided Possession Games Small, Medium, and Large Sided Games
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Author: Greg Winkler Pages: 160 Graphics: 2 Photos: 2 Charts: 2 Coaching a Season of Significance A Soccer Coaches’ Companion to All Challenges of a Year Coaches are always looking for tools and resources to improve their craft, from training programs to team management. Coaching a Season of Significance was written by an experienced youth and high school soccer coach for other soccer coaches. However, many of the thoughts and ideas can be transferred and utilized in other forms of sport and in business. This book takes you from the beginning of the season with the pre-season meeting, organization, and setting goals. It will tackle some of the many challenges and problems coaches have to face throughout the course of the season, concluding with the post-season banquet. This comprehensive guide encompasses team rules, differences in boys and girls, dealing with administration, program promotion, and many more topics concerning soccer and coaching in general. Coaching a Season of Significance explains how to implement core values for your program, build strong communication, and foster the development of longlasting relationships.
Author: Stephan Schmidt, Tim Stegmann Pages: 184 Graphics: 27 Photos: 90 Charts: 6 Creating World Champions How German Soccer Went from Shambles to Champions Soccer players and coaches alike admire the German national team for their combination of individual qualities and teamwork, leading to some of the most creative soccer being played during the 2014 World Championship. The roots for the German team’s success can be found in the youth training practiced in German soccer clubs. Most professional soccer clubs in Germany have their own youth academy where the next Bundesliga stars are formed. Of the 2014 World Cup squad, only Miroslav Klose was not trained in one of these academies. In this book, the system used for German soccer youth development is explained with particular emphasis on the different paths that young players can take on the road to success. World Champions and rising star players present their individual stories and some of the exercises that improve their strengths and remove their weaknesses. This book contains many interviews with former Bundesliga stars, soccer experts, and youth and professional coaches as well as an overview of the youth development program of an ambitious amateur club. Some of the star players interviewed include Marco Reus, Manuel Neuer, and Shkodran Mustafi as well as rising stars Sebastian Rode and Maximilian Arnold. This book is for everyone who’s interested in the German Soccer Association’s talent nurturing and different perspectives on the preparation of young players for a professional soccer career.
This fantastic new Louis van Gaal ebook in FULL COLOUR gives you the unique opportunity to learn from the man himself about his coaching philosophy. The ebook is packed full of in depth interviews with Louis van Gaal describing his football philosophy. The topics included are: Preparation and Tactics How to Manage a Team Data Analysis The Periodization of Fitness Training Man Management The importance of Tactics and Psychology 35 Louis van Gaal practices The included 35 Louis van Gaal practices are from his time with the Netherlands, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich and Manchester United. The Netherlands training practices in this book were observed at Quick Boys in Katwijk, at the Dutch training accommodation in Hoenderloo, in various stadiums across Europe, during the 2014 training camp in Lagos (Portugal) and in Brazil during the World Cup. There were many of the same types of training, but the methodological progress was thought out and the coaching moments were increasingly detailed and demanding. Practice Topic Samples: Timing of Movement in a Quick One-Two Combination Drill With Third Man Run 5 V 3 Awareness Time and Space Possession Exercise Collective Defending In an 8 V 7 Game Situation Positional Support Play in an 8 (+2) V 8 (+2) Possession Game Press High Up the Pitch, Win the Ball and Counter Attack in a 7 V 6 (+Gk) Practice Switch of Play, 1 V 1 Flank Play + Crossing and Finishing Practice Coaching Positional Roles to Build Up Play in a 6 Zone 8 V 8 (+Gk) Functional Practice Set Play: Wide Free-Kick - Timing of Runs and Finishing
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Author: Lindsay Little, Seth Little Pages: 32 Graphics: 13 Photos: 3 Offside? Ugh! iPlaySoccer! Alex and his teammates love to play soccer. But why are there more referees at their games this season waving silly flags and stopping them right before they go in to score a goal? This fully illustrated storybook is intended to help youth soccer players understand what it means to be in an offside position. iPlaySoccer! Books are instructional stories focused on advancing youth player development. The illustrated children’s books teach foundational concepts and vocabulary in a fun way that allows children, parents and coaches to develop together in “the beautiful game.” The series is not intended to replace the instruction of a coach or the learning derived from actual play. Rather, the purpose of these books is to assist the player in mastering concepts as the game becomes more complex. Besides, the focus of iPlaySoccer! is on teaching children how to think independently, while also maintaining a collective understanding of the team during competition. This is an essential skill that helps young players not only in sport, but also in life. Each title is not intended to supplant the instruction of a coach, or the time a child spends learning a sport by playing it. Rather, the authors’ purpose is to assist young players with their comprehension of sport in a way that is engaging, inspiring, and empowering. To that end, no matter the level of play, the coach is the teacher, the player is the student, and this series is merely the provider of fun educational tools designed to reinforce what should be learned on the training ground.
Author: Lindsay Little, Seth Little Pages: 36 Graphics: 16 Photos: 3 Positions II: What Do We Do? iPlaySoccer! It’s a cross-town rivalry game against the talented and tough Dynamo, but Alex and his team are confident because they know what each player should be doing on the field. This fully illustrated book is intended to help youth soccer players understand playing positions and the basics of 7 vs. 7 formations. iPlaySoccer! Books are instructional stories focused on advancing youth player development. The illustrated children’s books teach foundational concepts and vocabulary in a fun way that allows children, parents and coaches to develop together in “the beautiful game.” The series is not intended to replace the instruction of a coach or the learning derived from actual play. Rather, the purpose of these books is to assist the player in mastering concepts as the game becomes more complex. Besides, the focus of iPlaySoccer! is on teaching children how to think independently, while also maintaining a collective understanding of the team during competition. This is an essential skill that helps young players not only in sport, but also in life. Each title is not intended to supplant the instruction of a coach, or the time a child spends learning a sport by playing it. Rather, the authors’ purpose is to assist young players with their comprehension of sport in a way that is engaging, inspiring, and empowering. To that end, no matter the level of play, the coach is the teacher, the player is the student, and this series is merely the provider of fun educational tools designed to reinforce what should be learned on the training ground.
Author: Alejandro Pérez Pages: 240 More Than 90 Minutes Analyzing Success in European Club Soccer More Than 90 Minutes is an analysis of tactics, signings, managers, players, and club directors’ decisions. Based on real examples taken from recent soccer history, the author dissects these people’s mistakes, their successes, and how their actions on and off the pitch impacted their play and their trophy cabinets. It is a critical account arising from a weekly study made over the course of ten years of the top European leagues and clubs such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, and Borussia Dortmund. The author presents and compares the processes followed by these teams–the ones that were successful as well as those that failed–while analytically assessing the most important aspects that make up the game of soccer. The book selects specific situations in relevant clubs where tactics, psychology, and the ability to manage a group of players are combined. Without claiming to find a nonexistent magic formula, it helps the reader–whether they are simply a fan, manager, player, or director–to understand the intricacies of this complex sport and to put themselves on the road that is certain to lead to success. This book is one of a kind in the history of soccer literature, and it is written in a readable, emphatic, and reflexive style.
Author: Darren Laver Pages: 176 Photos: 100 Street Soccer: The Coaches’ Guide Coaching People, Creating Players Street soccer is exciting, creative, and fun. But even the most creative players need a good coach to realize their potential. This guide to street soccer coaching, written by the founder of the International Street Soccer Association (ISSA), is an informative, practical, and easy-to-use handbook for coaches of all levels. The best way to nurture creativity is to have an optimal learning environment. The ISSA has spent decades developing the best and most efficient coaching methods to create such an environment and shape better players and teams. In the book, these methods and strategies are detailed for every street soccer coach, whether they’re coaching a grassroots team or a professional club. Street Soccer: The Coaches’ Guide contains 50 games—small sided and 1-v-1—that coaches can try out with their players in order to become more successful and still have fun. This book is informative, easy-to-use, and enjoyable. It will help everyone become a great street soccer coach and learn a creative, efficient, and dynamic way to coach the beautiful game.
PDF Preview of "SCANNING - How to Train it and Develop Game Awareness" Author: Kevin McGreskinPages: 216Tactical Examples: 16Practices: 53 SCANNING - How to Train it and Develop Game Awareness See More, Think Quicker, Play better The Soccer eyeQ methodology is a proven and successful coaching method to increase scanning, improve game awareness, train your players to think quicker and make better decisions. This groundbreaking book is written by Kevin McGreskin (UEFA A Licence and UEFA Coaching Instructor), who noticed the problem that too many players focus intently on the ball, control it, and only then look up to see the options. The Average Player's Limited Decision Making Process: These players fail to be consistently effective for a number of reasons, including: Failure to see opportunities Tempo of their play is too slow Allow the opposition to react and defend effectively Poor support in both attack and defence The Proven Soccer eyeQ Training Methodology Process: The Soccer eyeQ practices force players to scan more frequently and read the game situation by adding visual cues, which the players must spot and call out before receiving. With the "picture" created, your players will: Be quicker and sharper Improve game awareness Make quicker and better decisions in all situations In this book you will learn how to: Train scanning and game awareness through innovative training practices Train your players (and team) to take in information quicker Train your players to create a picture of what's around them Create an essential habit Greatly enhance your players' decision making skills The Soccer eyeQ methods can: Easily be added into your training sessions to increase scanning Make your players faster and more effective in training and matches See More - Think Quicker - Play Better! The book includes these sections: The Soccer eyeQ Methodology Level 1 - Scanning of the Playing Area (Observation) Level 2 - Reading the Game Situation (Realization) Level 3 - Predicting How Play Will Develop (Anticipation) Soccer eyeQ Training Practices Adding the Soccer eyeQ Method to Existing Practices 16 Tactical Examples including: Incorrect and Correct Reading the Game Situation (Attack) Incorrect and Correct Reading the Game Situation (Defence) Incorrect and Correct Predicting How Play will Develop Xavi's "off the Scale" Scanning Match Example Scanning to Defend Effectively: Man City's Laporte Example 53 Practices and Progressions including: Passing Drill Example 2: Short and Long Passing Circuit Passing Drill Example 2: Adding the Soccer eyeQ Method - Progression Possession Game Example 2: End to End 3 Zone Possession Game Possession Game Example 2: Adding the Soccer eyeQ Method - Progression 1 & 2 Small Sided Game Example 1: Scan to Play Forward Bounce Game Small Sided Game Example 1: Adding the Soccer eyeQ Method - Progression 1 About the Author Kevin McGreskin Coaching Qualifications: UEFA 'A' Licence FA Youth Award Modules FA Psychology for Soccer Life Kinetik Team Coach Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Instructor Coaching Roles: Club América Femenil (Mexico) First Team Coach (2021 - Present) Forfar Farmington Women Head Coach (2020 - 2021) Soccer eyeQ Founder (2008 - Present) Cook Islands FA National Technical Director (2019 - 2020) Burlington SC Technical Director (2016 - 2019) Bahamas FA National Director (2015 - 2016) Dundee United First Team Coach (2013 - 2014) Partick Thistle First Team Coach (2011 - 2013) Consultant Performance Coach Roles: Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) FK Molde (Norway) SC Heerenveen (Netherlands) Wigan Athletic (2019 - 2020) San Jose Earthquakes (USA)
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This 102 page eBook explores one touch training and movement off the ball and includes 90 pages of drills that you can do with your team. One Touch Training: Teaches the player WHEN to play one touch; and when NOT to play one touch. We are teaching players to have a ONE TOUCH MENTALITY. A One touch mentality teaches players to recognize the best options; and therefore make the best DECISIONS; BEFORE and in ADVANCE of receiving the ball. Movement OFF the ball: This mentality conditions the mind of players OFF the ball to position and move to help the player who is receiving the ball. This means we want players to always; at every moment; THINK: “I only have One touch”; therefore this will force players to always do what I call the “LOOK and THINK” before they receive the ball to see several options and pick out their best option, which may actually be to DRIBBLE!! When you use these training sessions consistently you will see the development of that relationship between having a ONE TOUCH mentality and Movement OFF the ball. So in a nutshell: LOOK (before receiving the ball); MOVE (find space off the ball based on positioning of teammates and opponents): THINK (what is my best option?): EXECUTE (the Decision; or the SKILL Factor). CONTENTS Awareness One Touch Theme Developmental Training: Incorporating Movement Off the Ball The Continuums “Look and Think” Model of Development Soccer-Awareness: Basic Principles of Development (One Touch Play) Non - Competitive Awareness Numbers Game: Passing In Sequence Three Team Awareness One Touch Game Identifying Levels Of Awareness Teaching The Fundamentals Of The Awareness Coaching Method Working On Peripheral Vision Through The Specific Peripheral Vision Coaching Game Awareness Training And Movement Off The Ball Developing A Transition Game To Ensure “Movement Off The Ball” In Quick Passing Building To Awareness In One Touch Play Using Mannequins (Or Cones) In Training To Teach Spacing, “Movement Off The Ball” And Quick One Touch Play Where Possible “Movement Off The Ball” Between The Units Through The Shadow Striker Three Zone Training Developing “Movement Off The Ball” Using A 3 V 3 At Each End Increasing The Difficulty Developing Awareness And “Movement Off The Ball” Using Quick Transition Directional Play Teaching Movement “Off The Ball” Through The Transition Directional Target Game With 16 Players Developing “Movement Off The Ball” Through The Directional Passing And Support Three Zone Game Developing Team Play And “Movement Off The Ball” Through A Directional Four Team Awareness Game With Sixteen Players Improving One And Two Touch Play And “Movement Off The Ball” Using The Awareness Three Team Game Focusing On Quick Thinking, Quick And Early Foot Positioning; Support And Finishing.
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Authors: Thorsten (Toto) Schmugge Pages: 232 Graphics: 54 Illustrations: 150 Soccer: The 6-Week Plan The Guide to Building a Successful Team Soccer coaches need to train, practice, and drill players on passing, dribbling, shooting, tactics, and much more. But they often have a hard time finding the best exercises to create a good team. Toto Schmugge, a former professional soccer player from Germany, has created the perfect 6-week plan to help coaches of any skill and experience level give their team a competitive edge and gain confidence as a coach. This plan is especially adjusted to help during pre-season training. These practical training programs were created by professional soccer players and coaches and can be applied to any team. Regardless of the age or talent of the players, with these exercises, they will learn techniques and tactics and improve their strength, speed, endurance, and agility. The exercises are described in detail and very easy to follow. Illustrations for every exercise provide the coach with visual aids to explain the drill. With Toto’s guide, any team will become more successful.
PDF Preview of "Training Plans for 5-6 Years Old" Authors: Konspekty Piłka Nożna (Patryk Klimczak, Marek Bączyk) Pages: 156 Graphics: 60 Exercises: 233 The book contains a set of logically arranged outlines intended for training the youngest age groups. There are as many as 80 outlines in the book that constitute a ten-month training plan for children. Each outline contains the purpose of the training, a description of the exercise and supporting graphics. In addition, individual training measures were supplemented with exercise modifications and the so-called qualitative or organizational guidelines. In addition, the book has separate places for notes and an appendix that deals with the organization of mini-tournaments during training. - 10-month training plan - 80 football outlines - 233 exercises - 76 exercise modifications - numerous games and activities - qualitative comments on exercises Konspekty Piłka Nożna Konspekty Piłka Nożna is a young team consisting of two coaches (Patryk Klimczak and Marek Bączyk) who transformed their passion and career path into an idea for a business. They already have several excellent publications, which have been noticed by children's football coaches from all over Poland, they can also boast of cooperation with the giant which is the Asystent Trenera.
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Author: Steffen Siebert Pages: 160 Graphics: 69 Photos: 7 A League Of Their Own The Secrets Of Club Soccer Champions How champions win and how they can be beaten. A League of Their Own provides readers with a closer look at the FIFA Club World Champions, such as FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester City. Readers will catch a glimpse into the history of these clubs while also learning about the individual philosophies of some of the top coaches. This book discusses different tactical philosophies as well as how these tactical approaches have been adjusted by some of soccer’s greatest coaches, such as Pep Guardiola, José Mourinho, Luis Enrique, and Louis van Gaal. Finally, readers will be taken through case studies of each individual team with a step-by-step analysis of how these tactical setups are successful and how they can be exploited. Each case study will provide a discussion of how each team sets up when in attack, defending, and in transition. Not only addressing how and why these tactical setups are powerful, this book also breaks down and specifies just how lesser teams can exploit the subtle weaknesses by adjusting their attacking, defending, and transition strategies. Winning the tactical battle on the pitch creates endless possibilities, and perhaps evens the playing field to continue intrigue of the game.
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