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Our practices and activities are built on the four pillars of soccer: Technical Skills, Tactics, Physical Fitness, Mental/Social Strength. Each book is age specific and prioritizes these four pillars appropriately.
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Kids Soccer Basics
We wrote this book for both novice and experienced coaches so that the players entrusted into your care will learn how to play soccer while having fun. U4 – U9.
- No/minimal prior coaching experience required
- Practices are so much fun that kids want to come back for another season.
- Parents will appreciate the total approach to physical, social, mental and soccer development.
- Coaches are having as much fun as the players
- Print and go PDF file
Youth Foundation Practice
We wrote this book for both novice and experienced coaches so that your players and team will develop basic soccer skills & tactics. U10 – U12.
- Development of basic ball control skills and tactics.
- Game structure, formations, and positional play built into the drills.
- Generating maximum touches on the ball for each player.
- Keeping players moving – no standing in lines waiting!
- Sessions are easy flowing and entertaining.
Youth Competitive Practice
We wrote this book for experienced coaches so that your players and team will compete at the highest level with success. U13 – U16
- For advanced level coaches and players.
- Developing complex techniques and tactical elements.
- High intensity fitness drills developing 100% maximum effort for 90 minutes
- Choice of intensity level for each drill by increasing pressure on player with the ball
- These soccer drills have improved teams internationally at the highest level
Competitive Pro Practice
Modern soccer has become a faster game. Recent world competitions like the 2022 World Cup und the 2021 EURO have been a testimony to (U17 – U20):
- One and two touch passing
- Immediate pressure after loss of possession
- Direct play forward
- Faster transition from defending to attacking leads to more scoring chances, more goals scored, and more wins for your team. The faster your team transitions from attacking to defending, the faster it will regain possession.
Soccer Goalkeeping Practice
We wrote this book for coaches who care about their soccer goalkeepers providing them with world class goalkeeping development drills.
- Perfect for aspiring goalkeepers or goalkeepers wanting to move to the next level
- Opportunities in a single practice equivalent to action from a whole season
- Drills are mostly intense game situations to challenge and motivate the keepers.
- Total approach to physical, mental and soccer development.
- No prior goalkeeping experience necessary for coach, although it would be beneficial
Systems of Play and Strategy
Choosing a system of play and a game strategy is the most important and often the first decision a coach must make for the team. There are two main philosophies:
- The coach insists on a particular system and recruits players that fit or trains current available players to conform.
- The coach evaluates the players and talent, the opposition and then picks a system that is best suited for the team available
- This book gives you valuable tips for evaluating your team and players so you can choose the right formation for your team.
- 21 formations reviewed.
Indoor Soccer Practice
We wrote this book for teams that train in small spaces such as gyms and indoor turf fields providing unique and effective skill development soccer drills.
- All drills are designed for small spaces.
- Drills and practice sessions are also suited for outdoor teams where space is limited.
- Soccer drills have lots of fun elements built in
- Scrimmages introduce line-ups and tactical elements of 5v5 soccer
- Small group drills teach play in units and maximize competitive elements.
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