Soccer Training: Games, Drills and Fitness Practices

Bloomsbury Publishing
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Soccer Training: Games, Drills and Fitness Practices brings together games and routines recommended by some of the world's top coaches. A practical training handbook for soccer coaches, it contains over 60 practices and drills aimed at developing specific skills, from controlling and passing the ball to tackling, shooting and goalkeeping. It also features photographs of leading players in action. This eighth edition also looks at all aspects of the modern player's fitness needs (aerobic and anaerobic fitness, strength training, core stability, agility and flexibility) and features updated illustrations throughout and action shots of the current crop of young football stars.
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About the author

Malcolm Cook was a professional player and has since worked for many years as a full-time coach (with a full FA/UEFA full international coaching licence) at many professional clubs around the world. He was also Director of Youth at Liverpool FC.
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Published on
Nov 26, 2015
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Pages
211
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ISBN
9781472902269
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Coaching / General
Sports & Recreation / Soccer
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