Deliberate Soccer Practice

Deliberate Soccer Practice

4.29 (14 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 9-12 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


Soccer is in transition. There is now a growing trend away from 'drills', towards sessions that are more variable and which involve more decision making. But coaches have one burning question - how?

The "Deliberate Soccer Practice" series shows coaches how to evolve their coaching sessions. It aims to ensure that players are 'cognitively engaged', with all players involved all of the time. It is about offering exercises which have players actively making regular contact with the ball, making decisions, changing decisions depending on what is happening, and moving to adapt to what the ball and other players are doing. That is the real game after all!

Aimed at football coaches of all levels, but with a particular emphasis on coaches who work with youth players, "50 Passing & Possession Football Exercises to Improve Decision-Making" is comprised of 20 Technical Practices and 30 Possession Practices. They are carefully designed to be adaptable to suit the needs of the players you work with; to challenge them and give them decisions to make. The sessions look to make soccer complex and realistically difficult - no passing in queues from one cone to the next with no interference. Crucially, the exercises offer a means to accelerate player development effectively and enjoyably.

About Ray Power Ray Power is one of the bestselling football authors in the world. With over a decade of experience working in football and education, coaching players from non-league to Premier League levels, and internationally, he is also the author of: Coaching Youth Football, Making The Ball Roll, and the five books in the Deliberate Soccer Practice series (Attacking, Defending, Small-Sided Games, Passing & Possession, Rondo).
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 210.06 x 296.93 x 4.57mm | 261g
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910515310
  • 9781910515310
  • 402,041

Rating details

14 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 57% (8)
4 14% (2)
3 29% (4)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X