National Alliance for Youth Sports,
Coaching Soccer For Dummies®
Each year, 6. 1 million kids aged 6 to 17 play soccer for more than 25 days a year, and each of their teams needs a coach. In many cases, the coach is a parent or adult volunteer who may not have any previous coaching (or even soccer) experience. This book provides these volunteers with a crash course in soccer and coaching fundamentals.
Part I: Getting Started Coaching Soccer.
Chapter 1: Teaching Soccer to Children.
Chapter 2: Getting Organized.
Chapter 3: Getting Up to Speed with the Basics.
Part II: Building Your Coaching Skills.
Chapter 4: Meet the Parents.
Chapter 5: Getting to Know Your Team.
Chapter 6: Running a Great Practice.
Chapter 7: Getting Your Game On.
Chapter 8: Refining Your Approach at Midseason.
Part III: Beginning and Intermediate Soccer.
Chapter 9: Teaching the Fundamentals.
Chapter 10: Fundamental Drills.
Chapter 11: Coaching Offense 101.
Chapter 12: Coaching Defense 101.
Chapter 13: Coaching Restarts.
Chapter 14: Taking Practice Drills to the Next Level.
Part IV: Advanced Soccer Strategies.
Chapter 15: Coaching Offense 201.
Chapter 16: Coaching Defense 201.
Chapter 17: Implementing Advanced Drills.
Part V: The Extra Points.
Chapter 18: Keeping Kids Healthy and Injury Free.
Chapter 19: Dealing with Common Coaching Challenges.
Chapter 20: Taking Your Show on the Road.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Make the Season Memorable.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to End the Season on a High Note.