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Attacking Soccer / Edition 1

Attacking Soccer / Edition 1

by Joseph Luxbacher, Joe Luxbacher


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ISBN-13: 9780736001236
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 08/10/1999
Edition description: 1999 Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.28(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Fundamentals of Attacking Soccer
Chapter 1. Playing Out of the Defending Third (Dave Masur)
Chapter 2. Playing Through the Middle Third (John Kowalski)
Chapter 3. Creating Opportunities in the Attacking Third (John Astudillo)

Part II: Attacking Strategies and Tactics
Chapter 4. Possession Soccer (Dean Foti)
Chapter 5. Changing the Point of Attack (Ronald Quinn)
Chapter 6. Quick Counterattack and Transition Play (David Sarachan)
Chapter 7. Attacking on the Flanks (Jay Hoffman)
Chapter 8. Patterns of Play (Stephen Locker)

Part III: Attacking from Restart Plays
Chapter 9. Corner Kicks and Throw-ins (Gene Klein)
Chapter 10. Direct and Indirect Free Kicks (Sam Koch)

Part IV: Developing Individual Attacking Skills
Chapter 11. Passing and Receiving Skills (Joe Luxbacher)
Chapter 12. Dribbling Skills (Joe Luxbacher)
Chapter 13. Heading Skills (Joe Luxbacher)
Chapter 14. Shooting Skills (Joe Luxbacher)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"This book contains a lot of expertise on important phases of tactical soccer that need to be coached. Joe Luxbacher has put together an important coaching tool for all ambitious coaches who want their teams to play sound tactical soccer."
Al Miller
Cleveland Crunch General Manager
1994 and 1996 NPSL Championship (General Manager)
1973 NASL Championship (Coach)

"This is a helpful addition to any coach's library. The topic it examines is of utmost importance, and Dr. Luxbacher's contributors make some excellent points."
Jeff Tipping
Director of Coaching
National Soccer Coaches Association of America

"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 books are excellent; specifically, I have used Attacking Soccer 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

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