Knack Coaching Youth Soccer: Step-by-Step Instruction on Strategy, Mechanics, Drills, and Winning

Rowman & Littlefield
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Each spring and fall, hundreds of thousands of kids across North America join local recreation department soccer teams—and thousands of unprepared adults are drafted as coaches. Similarly, every summer, camp counselors are expected to play soccer with children from age five to fifteen. Knack Coaching Youth Soccer applies the unique quick-reference, visually organized Knack format to present a season's worth of plans, exercises, strategies, and tips to help coaches avoid embarrassment, have fun, and leave kids with the happiest experience possible. It addresses the different levels of coaching, both by age and by league. And it expertly covers soccer mechanics, strategy, and coaching philosophy, and provides extensive examples of drills and games for practices. Its 450 full-color photos plus charts and diagrams are complemented by easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of ideas for creating a winning team.

• 450 full-color photos

• Charts and diagrams

• Kindergarten to middle school

• Covers soccer both for boys and for girls

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About the author

Author D. W. Crisfield, who played varsity soccer all four years college and high school , also played in adult leagues from 1985 to 2001 in addition to coaching twenty-eight seasons of soccer, with children ranging in age from five to sixteen. Crisfield is also the author of Everything Kids Soccer and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Soccer.

Beth Balbierz was a staff photographer for the Bergen Record for 15 years before beginning a freelance photography business. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Journalism in 1985, interned at the Grand Rapids Press and Muskegon Chronicle, spent three years as a staff photographer at the News Sentinel in Fort Wayne, IN, and more than a year at the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, MI. Beth has two school-age children and in 2001 was herself drafted to coach a youth soccer team.

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Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
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Published on
Aug 4, 2009
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781599218335
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Coaching / Soccer
Sports & Recreation / General
Sports & Recreation / Soccer
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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