Soccer: Steps to Success - 3rd Edition: Steps to Success

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Master each key skill on the soccer field with Soccer, Third Edition: Steps to Success. This comprehensive guide contains progressive instruction for optimal learning of individual techniques and team tactics.

Improve your skills in dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, defending, tackling, heading, and goalkeeping with the help of clear, detailed descriptions and accompanying illustrations of all fundamental techniques and variations. Then learn how and when to apply those ...

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Overview

Master each key skill on the soccer field with Soccer, Third Edition: Steps to Success. This comprehensive guide contains progressive instruction for optimal learning of individual techniques and team tactics.

Improve your skills in dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, defending, tackling, heading, and goalkeeping with the help of clear, detailed descriptions and accompanying illustrations of all fundamental techniques and variations. Then learn how and when to apply those skills in game situations, such as winning one-on-one matchups or attacking and defending individually or as part of a team. More than 155 drills hone your skills and gauge your readiness to move on to the next step through a clear, easy-to-follow scoring system.

Become a complete player able to perform a variety of skills and execute basic tactics consistently and successfully. Soccer, Third Edition: Steps to Success has helped more than 80,000 players like you take their game to a much higher level.

See all the titles available in the Steps to Success Series.

Unique guide designed to maximize soccer progress. Readers will climb 13 steps on the way to soccer success.

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“Many soccer coaching and tactics books do not give the level of depth needed for developing good tactical awareness for players aged 12 to 18. I have found that your series of books is excellent; specifically, I have used Soccer: Steps to Success to develop training session plans with great success from the under-sixes through the under-fourteens.”

Darren K. Rogers
AYSO Region 335 Assistant Commissioner & Referee Administrator
Morristown, TN

Tom Goodman
"I enjoyed this book immensely. It was simple to read and very clear in the description of each soccer activity. Coach Luxbacher has created a book that coaches (and players) at all levels can easily use."
National director of coaching education, United States Youth Soccer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736054355
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/21/2004
  • Series: #1 Sports Instruction Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 10.92 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Luxbacher, PhD, has more than 30 years of experience playing and coaching soccer at all levels. A former professional soccer player for the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League, and Major Indoor Soccer League, he is the head men's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh, a position he has held since 1984.

Twice selected Big East Conference Soccer Coach of the Year, Luxbacher has authored more than a dozen books and numerous articles on the sport of soccer. His soccer articles have appeared in national publications such as Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director and Soccer Journal.

Coach Luxbacher was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, and was designated a “Letterman of Distinction” by the University of Pittsburgh in 2003.

Luxbacher resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Gail and children Eliza and Travis.

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Table of Contents

Step 1. Dribbling, Shielding, and Tackling
Step 2. Passing and Receiving Rolling Balls
Step 3. Passing and Receiving Flighted Balls
Step 4. Dominating the Air Game
Step 5. Shooting to Finish the Attack
Step 6. Goalkeeping
Step 7. Winning One-on-One Matchups
Step 8. Attacking As a Group
Step 9. Defending As a Group
Step 10. Attacking As a Team
Step 11. Defending As a Team
Step 12. Understanding Player Formations, Roles, and Responsibilities

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