The Soccer Coaching Bible

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About the Book

With The Soccer Coaching Bible, you can draw from the expertise and experience of 30 of the game’s most successful coaches, learning new and better ways to coach the game and develop your players. 

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) assembled an all-star lineup of 30 coaches to tackle every important aspect to coaching the sport. On- and off-field duties are covered in detail, and the material in each chapter is rich with the voice of experience. From Anson Dorrance’s chapter on organizing and orchestrating a winning program to Lauren Gregg’s chapter on creating the ideal training environment, this book provides the answers you’ve been looking for. Steve Sampson explains the technical and tactical nuances of controlling the ball, and Tony DiCicco encourages and informs mentoring developing players and coaches. The vast coaching expertise is divided into six sections, making it easy to choose what to implement into your program:
  • "Priorities and Principles" by Cliff McCrath, Joe Bean, Layton Shoemaker, and George Perry
  • "Program Development and Management" by Anson Dorrance, Charlie Slagle, John Rennie, Mike Jacobs, and Joe Morrone
  • "Optimal Training for Learning and Performance" by Lauren Gregg, Jeff Tipping, Barry Gorman, and Ron McEachen
  • "Technical and Tactical Insights for Competitive Success" by Steve Sampson, Jim Lennox, Peter Mellor, Tony Waiters, Jay Hoffman, and Schellas Hyndman
  • "Player and Team Development and Motivation" by Al Miller, Tracey Leone, Jay Martin, Miller Bugliari, Tim Schum, Chris Petrucelli, and Colleen Hacker
  • "Growth Opportunities in the Coaching Role" by Jeff Vennell, Peter Gooding, Tony DiCicco, and Glenn Myernick