Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet

Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet

by Shane Stay
Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet

Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet

by Shane Stay


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Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet analyzes the methods of Brazil, Spain, Holland?where the author has lived and played, and other similar nations, establishing a ground for a new vision in the approach to American soccer. The purpose is to establish a new insight into contemporary American soccer and restore faith in ground level observation of what works in a competitive team sport. The majority of American soccer players have athletic talent, the raw physical ability, and often the technical ability, however they have been fed the wrong mental information from their elders, including parents, extended family, and coaches. In turn, the coaches have been fed the wrong information from their respective elders. This book lays out what the core problem is, how to break it down, and fix it for the future of American soccer, which has the potential to become a prominent world power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782553595
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
Publication date: 05/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Shane Stay is a former professional soccer player, writer, comedian, producer, and founder of Leaf Dressing. In 2008, Stay bottled Leaf Dressing, co-authored a print book, published a magazine story, worked clubs as a comedian, played restaurateur, received a Master of Arts, and played professional soccer. Stay has a Bachelor of Arts from Sonoma State University and a Master of Arts from Southern Illinois University. He resides in Chicago, Illinois, and San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Preface 8

Introduction 11

This Book 15

My Background 29

Bunch Up! Please Bunch Up! 37

Never Pass Back to the Person Who Just Passed to You! 41

Touch Passing 51

Passing The Ball to a Guarded Player is Okay 55

Outside Defenders, Play Like Forwards! 59

Crossing, Try Something Else! 67

The Players 71

Shooting 77

Skills 85

Less Crossing, More Laying Off the Ball at the Top of the Box 91

Chemistry Among Players 85

The Mindset that Brazil, Argentina, Or Germany are Superior 101

What to Blame? Coaching 109

NBA Vs. Brazil 117

Double Teaming on Defense 123

Corners-A Waste of Time 127

Dribbling: Start With the Young Players 131

Enthusiasm for the Game 135

Uniform Change 141

Don't Pass to the Middle! 147

Practice 151

2010 World Cup Hysteria 157

Conclusion 161

Sources 166

Credits 167

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