Coaching Youth Soccer

Coaching Youth Soccer


By (author) Asep, With Sam Snow

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 251mm x 15mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 073609217X
  • ISBN 13: 9780736092173
  • Edition: 5
  • Edition statement: 5th edition
  • Illustrations note: 85 black & white halftones, 58 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,189,221

Product description

Participation in youth soccer continues to grow, creating a greater demand for coaches than ever before. You may be a parent who has never played soccer, who now finds yourself on the sidelines wondering what you've got yourself into. Let this book help! Over the years, tens of thousands of coaches in your situation have turned to the American Sport Education Program's (ASEP) "Coaching Youth Soccer" book and this new fifth edition delivers even more information in an improved format to help calm your fears, identify and organise your tasks and responsibilities and bolster your confidence as a coach.

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Author information

Snow has worked as a US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program coach since 1979, as the director of coaching for the Louisiana Soccer Association and as state staff coach with the Florida Youth Soccer Association. Snow was the men's head soccer coach at Florida Southern College and has been a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America since 1979.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Stepping Into Coaching; Chapter 2. Communicating as a Coach; Chapter 3. Understanding Rules and Equipment; Chapter 4. Providing for Players' Safety; Chapter 5. Making Training Sessions Fun and Practical; Chapter 6. Teaching and Shaping Skills; Chapter 7. Attacking; Chapter 8. Defending; Chapter 9. Goalkeeping; Chapter 10. Coaching on Match Day; Chapter 11. Developing Season and Training Plans.