The book is available as a free download at ussoccer.com . The publication is developed in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department, with the support of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
The author of the book is a certified youth soccer coach from the United States and a former professional soccer player for the English Premier League, NASL, and United States men's National Team.
The book, which is available as a PDF download at ussoccer.com , includes a glossary that defines key terms, a history of U.S. Soccer’s coaching education program, a sample lesson plan, and tips and techniques for various coach positions.
The instructional guide addresses nine critical areas that impact the quality of play, including:
Modified Stance and Body Position
Walking the Ball and Passing
Spontaneous Player Interaction
Off-the-Ball Player Interaction
Promoting a Player's Personal Style
Shooting and Finishing
Keeping the Ball in Play
Shouting and Soccer Etiquette
The book, which contains practical ideas and exercises on how to develop soccer-specific skills and tactics, is designed to promote the growth of young players, including the development of key soccer skills and the game's fundamental concepts. The book provides detailed guidelines, including suggestions on selecting and developing players, and how to teach fundamental technical and tactical skills. The text is illustrated with scoreboards, photos and charts.
The book contains a variety of teaching methods, including drills, demonstrations, videos, and concept maps, as well as valuable information on communicating and motivating young players, and how to break down a match and reduce the risk of injury.
The publication offers a host of practical strategies and tools for U.S. Soccer-certified coaches looking to improve their players' ability to move, defend, and attack within soccer's fundamental framework. 827ec27edc