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THE MANUAL OF SOCCER COACHING
BY ROY REES
This is a must have book for all coaches. It has ready references in his common sense style of presentation. Chapters on: The development of the individual player, combination play, team play, functional practices, set plays, defensive systems, coaching defenders and coaching the game. 
ITEM: B174
SOCCER'S DYNAMIC SHORTSIDED GAMES
BY ANDY CARUSO
The ultimate competitive games approach. No drills, only short sided games with specific restrictions which give players practical insights into attack, possession, combination play, defending and finishing. A perfect textbook for soccer coaches. 
ITEM: B189
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY BASICS
BY ANDREW CARUSO
Finally! An understandable and practical guide to sports psychology! Longtime youth sports coach Andrew Caruso has compiled reams of comprehensive research into one well-organized and readable book. He addresses all the main points of this growing field, including Goal Setting, Assessment, Visualization/Imagery, Simulation, Focus, Cue Words, Flow, Motivation, Arousal and Positive Affirmations. Includes several outstanding exercises for coaches and players of all ages.
ITEM: B513
FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME
The official guide for referees from the US Soccer Federation.  Upated July 1998.
ITEM: B298
DUTCH SOCCER DRILLS VOL. 1
180 of the best drills from Holland for developing creative, attacking soccer.  This excellent book includes drills covering dribbling, passing, shooting, heading, restart plays, goalkeeping and conditioning.
ITEM: B193

DUTCH SOCCER DRILLS VOL. 2
Collection of 180 creative offensive combination play drills and small sided games, contributed by Holland's top coaches.  These plays and games will help coaches develop their players tactical understanding, confidence, and skills.
ITEM: B194

 

101 YOUTH SOCCER DRILLS
Ages 7-10 and 12-16
These books are essential reading for all youth soccer coaches.  Each book provides a comprehensive repertoire of tried and tested practice plans.  The drills are all age-related and designed to develop specific coaching and training areas.

Drills for the 7-10 year olds include:
warm-up, controlling the ball, kicking the ball, heading, dribbling, goalkeeping and warm-down.
ITEM: B254

Drills for the 12-16 year olds include:
warm-up/preparation, controlling the ball and turning, passing, shooting and crossing, heading, dribbling, goalkeeping, speed, reaction and rhythm, and warm-down.
ITEM: B255

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SOCCER CONDITIONING
Learn from the greatest soccer conditioning specialists in the world. Thirty-one authors cover every aspect of conditioning the soccer athlete at all levels. Ready-to-use information addressing: speed, power, agility/footwork, balance/stability, mobility/flexibility, recovery/endurance.
12 pages

ITEM: BSR125
5 WAYS TO IMPROVE SOCCER SPEED
Vern Gambetta
A complete six week on-the-field program to improve mechanics, first step reaction, acceleration, direction change and stopping. Completely illustrated with workout chart.
36 pages

ITEM: BSR111
SAFE PLYOMETRICS FOR GOALIE AND FIELD PLAY
Greg Brittenham, Vern Gambetta, Allen Hedricks
Plyometrics is a proven training method to improve agility, quickness, and power. These complete keeper and field player programs include beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels with off-pre- and in-season considerations. Illustrated with workout chart. 36 pages

ITEM: BSR113
HOW TO IMPROVE THE 7 SPEEDS OF SOCCER
Vern Gambetta, Joe Luxbacher, Juan Osorio, Ron Quinn, Neil Sedwich, Michael Thyron
Learn to improve the 7 speeds: perceptual, anticipation, decision-making, reaction, movement without the ball, with the ball and game action. Choose from a menu of illustrated favorite exercises from soccer-specific speed coaching experts around the world. 36 pages

ITEM: BSR128
SOCCER NUTRITION
At last a book dedicated to the specific nutrition requirements of soccer players.  Daily nutrition guidelines as well as what and when to eat prior to training and matches are covered.  Many myths are dispelled and many practical ideas are offered.
ITEM: B786
SOCCER SPEED
BY VERN GAMBETTA
This is a book for the player and coach interested in improving soccer speed.  Specific workouts for the youth, developing and elite player are clearly demonstrated with over 130 photos and diagrams.  Spiral bound paperback, 68 pages.  (Companion video also available.)
ITEM: BSPEED
THE SOCCER COACHING BIBLE
from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
This book covers every important aspect of coaching soccer, including priorities and principles, program building and enrichment, practice management, technical and tactical instruction, player and team development, and career growth. This is an essential addition to your coaching library whether you coach at the club, high school, or college level. 316 pages

ITEM: B1210
THE CREATIVE DRIBBLER
BY PETER SCHREINER
This companion book to the best selling video series "The German Touch" covers every aspect of ball conrtol, dribbling, using the inside and outside of the foot, changing direction, various ways of beating an opponent 
1 v 1, playing with an opponent at your back, and turning with the ball.  Each skill is clearly described and illustrated with over 270 photos and 80 diagrams.
ITEM: B256
COACHING THE 5-3-2 WITH A SWEEPER
by Eugenio Fascetti and Romedio Scaia
This book focuses on teaching and implementing the 5-3-2 pattern of play which uses the sweeper as a fundemental part of it's defense.  The author explains the tactics and teaches how to implement the 5-3-2 pattern through a detailed coaching program, with a sequence of exercises and drills designed to develop in the players the necessary automatic movements.
ITEM: B793
COACHING SOCCER
This is the official coaching book of the Dutch Soccer Association.  Chapters include:  What is Coaching?, The Dutch Concept, Teaching Techniques, What is 4 v 4?, Why 7 v 7?, Goalkeeping Training, and Tasks and Fundamentals Within the Team. Emphasis throughout is on the creation of optimal learning situations.  A must for every coach's library!  218 pages.
ITEM: B154
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SOCCER RESTART PLAYS
180 Restart Plays, each clearly explained with coaching points and an easy to follow diagrams.  Direct and Indirect Free Kicks, Corner Kicks, Throw Ins, Penalty Kicks and Goal Kicks are all covered.  A very comprehensive book.  196 pages.
ITEM: B785
BACK DEFENDERS
Wade discusses the role of the back defender and addresses in detail it's ever increasing involvement in attack.  Chapters include:  Role, Responsibility and Attributes; Tactical Roles; Individual and Group Tactical Skills; Advances Techniques and Training.  Full of diagrams and defending schemes.
ITEM: B2531
MIDFIELDERS
This outstanding book examines the role, responsibilities and attributes of the modern midfield player.  Concepts such as how, when and where to defend or attack are explained with diagrams and exercises to help develop the individual.  Group tactical skills necessary to excel in the most demanding position on the pitch are clearly presented.  Other chapters include Tactical Roles, Advances Techniques, and Training.
ITEM: B2532
STRIKERS
Wade examines thoroughly the striker's role and responsibilities in team play, the attributes of top class strikers, and the environment in which they have to perform in the modern game.  Diagrams and exercises to help develop the tactical skills necessary to penetrate zonal defenses, man-to-man marking, and beating the offside trap are clearly detailed as are the technical skills required to create and finish scoring opportunities.  A series of pressure practices are also included.
ITEM: B2533
ZONE PLAY:A Tactical and Technical Handbook
A comprehensive book on how to coach and teach every aspect of Zone Play.  Includes a complete tactical analysis of Zone Play, situational exercises to develop Zone Play, a full chapter on transition and counter attacking, and a section on game analysis.  Every coach should have this book.  220 pages.
ITEM: B788
ATTACKING SCHEMES AND TRAINING EXERCISES
Creative exercises and combinations to improve every aspect of your attacking game.  Over 100 attacking schemes.  Plus--a 21-day pre-season training program; 5 strength training circuits; 9 interval training circuits; exercises to develop quickness, speed and reflexes; 27 technical drills; and a very useful chapter on communication.  An excellent book.  200 pages.
ITEM: B787
PLAYING OUT OF YOUR MIND
Goal setting, handling the pressure of competition, developing a positive attitude, and mental preparation are discussed by one of the country's leading motivational speakers.
ITEM: B816
THE RULES OF SOCCER SIMPLIFIED
The rules of soccer in an easy to follow simplified format.
ITEM: B280C
COACHING SOCCER
Fundamental skills, offensive and defensive strategy, team offense and defense, conditioning and motivation techniques are discussed by many of the nation's top coaches.
ITEM: B229
TRAINING SOCCER CHAMPIONS
This excellent book includes chapters on Team Organization, Training, Player Management, and Tactics, plus a managers stat pack and computer analysis.  Softcover.
ITEM: B163
COACHING THE ITALIAN 4:4:2
and ZONE PLAY
An excellent book from Italy that covers every aspect of coaching the 4:4:2.  Clear, precise diagrams take you through every step.  The Flat Back Teaming, Developing and Maintaining Shape, Attacking as a Compact Unit, Patter Play, Overlapping, Use of Width, and Pressing are just a few of the topics covered.  Includes 19 Attacking Schemes.  176 pages.
ITEM: B244
THE PRINCIPLES OF BRAZILIAN SOCCER
For the first time the modern Brazilian approach to the game is explained.  This book includes chapters on Player Management; Fitness Training; Seasonal Planning; Technical Skill Development; and Tactical Principles.  The emphasis is on the unique Brazilian approach to technical skills training, their concentration on fitness and elasticity, and their tactical approach.  This book teaches game related skills through progressions and small-sided games and tactics by development of patters of play.  287 pages.
ITEM: B177
DEVELOPING SOCCER PLAYERS: THE DUTCH WAY
Coaches share secrets for developing quality players.  Chapters of tactical insights through drills and games.
ITEM: B267
SOCCER SUCCESS: ONE-ON-ONE COACHING FOR PARENT AND PLAYER
Over 100 excellent drills and ideas to use with your child or team to improve their techniques and soccer skills.  Skills include receiving, controlling the ball, dribbling, turning, heading, passing, and shooting.
ITEM: B205
PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE COACHING
In this outstanding book Wade examines in depth the vital elements for refining and developing individual and team performance to meet the demands of match play.  Included are sections on developing a coaching style; psychological aspects of coaching, preparing practice sessions and how and when to vary the intensity of the training; problem-solving through progressions and developing options and much more.
ITEM: B245
THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF CONDITIONING FOR SOCCER
A complete guide to developing every aspect of conditioning for soccer players.  Europe's top soccer conditioning specialists contributed the following chapters on their area of expertise: strength training, speed training, endurance training, pre-season conditioning, goalkeeping training, injury prevention.  Over 250 pages.
ITEM: B185
COORDINATION, AGILITY AND SPEED TRAINING FOR SOCCER
Renowned German Coach Peter Schreiner provides a detailed overview of his innovative system for coordination and speed training at all levels of the game.  Drills are clearly described with over 250 photos and diagrams.
ITEM: B265
THE DUTCH COACHING NOTEBOOK
The Dutch Coaching Notebook combines 90 pages of very useful instructional coaching material and drills with a complete practice planner for training sessions and detailed stat charts.  The notebook is divided into two sections:
1. Practice planning and match analysis includes player lists and addresses, practice planners, match stats, training session attendance.
2. Team organization and coaching includes guidelines for training sessions, stretching, fitness and circuit training, small sided games, drills...ideal for any coach at any level.  This is a MUST buy!
ITEM: B284
ACE COACHING CARDS
64 laminated and weather-proofed coaching cards broken down into four sections.  Each card diagrams a specific practice, gives the aim, organization and coaching points.  An excellent new coaching tool!
ITEM: B201
SOCCER OFFICIAL'S GUIDEBOOK: 
For a Crew of Three Officials
by Carl Schwartz, Referee Magazine
The most comprehensive, graphic-intensive book on soccer officiating available!  400 illustrations bring to life more than 50 teaching points.  Whether you're a new official or a veteran, you will benefit from chapters on officiating basics and philosophy, a glossary of soccer officiating terms, and end-of-section quizzes that allow you to test your knowledge and find your strengths and improve on your weeknesses!  Official Licensed Product of U.S. Soccer.  348 pages.
ITEM: BSOG

SOCCER STRATEGIES
Aimed primarily at imtermediate and advanced coaches, this book examines the principle formations used in modern soccer.  Chapters include: Three Man Defense, Four Man Defense, One Forward System, Two Forward System, and Three Forward System.  Well organizaed and clearly written --- an outstanding coaching book.
ITEM: B905
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