Coaching Girls' Soccer: From the How-to's of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice--Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coaching Girls

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Coach Girls for Success on and off the Field
Girls rule! Coaching girls' soccer is a challenge and also a wonderful experience. Witness a game-winning penalty kick or a goalie who saves an almost unstoppable ball, and you can't help but be inspired. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on the players' faces are great rewards for parents and often the signs of a good coach—the type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there?
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Overview

Coach Girls for Success on and off the Field
Girls rule! Coaching girls' soccer is a challenge and also a wonderful experience. Witness a game-winning penalty kick or a goalie who saves an almost unstoppable ball, and you can't help but be inspired. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on the players' faces are great rewards for parents and often the signs of a good coach—the type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there?
Perfect for coaches of girls up to age 13, Coaching Girls' Soccer includes everything you need to be an outstanding coach and mentor to your team. Whether you are a seasoned coach looking to fine-tune your skills or a rookie eager to take the field running, you'll discover techniques for success that are tailored specifically to the needs of girls, including:
·Drills and strategies for coaches new to the world of coaching soccer
·Tips on what girls want and need from their soccer experience
·Practical suggestions on how to motivate in a positive and encouraging way
·Advice for helping girls deal with their changing bodies
·And much more!
Now you can be a coaching winner and help bring out the best in your players, both on the soccer field and in the game of life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761532491
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,373,559
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

John DeWitt is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Coaches Organization. He has a U.S. Soccer A License and a U.S. Soccer National Youth diploma. A member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program staff, he currently lives and coaches in the Albuquerque, New Mexica, area.
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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1. So You Want to Be a Coach
The Role of the Coach
Your Coaching Style and Philosophy
Other Responsibilities and Items to Consider
Clinics and Certification Courses
2.Coaching Strategies
Effective Communication Skills
Effective Teaching
Effective Team Discipline
Effective Motivation
3.Coaching Girls
Differences in Play
Physical Differences
Psychological Differences
Serious Issues in Soccer Today
4. Soccer Basics
Equipment
Players and Positions
The Rules of the Game
5. The Pillars of the Game
The Four Pillars
Age-Group Considerations
The Teaching Process
6. Planning a Training Session
Developing a Good Training Session
Effectively Organizing the Practice
Planning a Specific Session
Long-Term Planning
Sample Training Plans
7. The Eight Techniques Required for Success
Juggling
Dribbling
Passing
Ball Control
Heading
Finishing
Tackling
Goalkeeping
8. Score Goals! How to Teach Successful Attacking Soccer
Teaching Tactics
General Attacking Principles
Individual Attacking Principles
Small Group Attacking Tactics
Systems of Play
9. Stop the Other Team from Scoring: How to Teach Successful Defending
Teaching Defensive Tactics
Defending Rules and Principles
Defending Roles
Defending Set Plays
10. Team Management
Tryouts
Preseason
Pregame
During the Game
Halftime
Postgame
Appendix: Sample Training Plans
References
Glossary
Index
About the Author
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