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Can you suggest a good book for new soccer coaches?

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1. Essential Soccer Skills is a quality book that  progresses from beginner basics to advanced techniques, featuring illustrated sequences on how to learn and master key skills, and tips on how to improve your overall form. Prelims Introduction Chapter 1: The basics of the game The object of the game The rules The pitch Equipment: Boots and balls Chapter 2: Types of player Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Attackers Chapter 3: Individual Skills Dribbling and turning Trapping/Chesting/Receiving Stepovers Spins and turns Dummies and fakes Shooting Volleying Heading Crossing/Corners Passing Free-kicks Throw-ins Penalties Tackling Goalkeeping Chapter 4: Team tatics Formations Defensive strategies Attacking strategies Set-piece strategies and more.

Essential Soccer Skills

2.Written by soccer great and championship Stanford coach Bobby Clark, COACHING YOUTH SOCCER: THE BAFFLED PARENT GUIDE, tells you how, starting at point zero, an uninitiated coach can meld kids into a team and help them enjoy one of the most rewarding experiences of their youth. (In the end, you may be the one who reaps the biggest reward, as you watch kids learn and grow in an experience they will treasure for a lifetime

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer

3. 101 Great Youth Soccer Drills is an exhaustive collection of the very best drills available, providing a solid foundation for you to build your players' skills. Filled with simple step-by-step instructions and diagrams, plus a sample practice program, this encyclopedia of drills provides you with solid skill-building fundamentals as well as the advanced techniques you need to get your players in top form.    

101 Great Youth Soccer Drills

4. Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Soccer

You volunteered to coach the soccer team, but are you really ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices, and harness the energy of your young team? Fear not: Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Soccer has the answers.  In Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Soccer, longtime coaches Lindsey and Tim Blom share their experience and provide advice you can rely on from first practice to final game. Develop your players' dribbling, passing, shooting, and goalkeeping skills with the Survival Guide’s collection of the game’s best youth drills. From basic plays to game-day coaching tips, it’s all here—the drills, the plays, the fun. Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Soccer has everything you need for a rewarding and productive season. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience. It will be one that you won’t forget

Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Soccer

5.Coaching Kids to Play Soccer
Kurt Aschermann

COACHES AND PARENTS OF SOCCER PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!

Revised and updated with new information, drills, diagrams, and photos, this friendly, easy-to-use, fully illustrated guide shows coaches how to run a successful soccer team -- no matter how much experience they have or what level of soccer they coach. From building a roster to making sure everyone has a ride home at the end of the game and everything in between:

• SETTING UP THE FIRST PRACTICE

• TEACHING THE BASICS

• DEVELOPING SKILL THROUGH DRILLS AND EXERCISES

• LEARNING THE RULES

• ENCOURAGING FAIR PLAY AND HEALTHY COMPETITION

Emphasizing that kids should have fun, stay active, and learn about team spirit and competition, win or lose, the authors detail every step of building a soccer team that plays well and plays healthy, while having a great time.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the game, Coaching Kids to Play Soccer has the answers to every coach's questions. Don't start the season without it

Coaching Kids to Play Soccer
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