Book Category: Soccer

Bob Booker Footballer Book Cover

OOH-AAH: The Bob Booker Story

OOH-AAH BOB BOOKAH… And so begins one of the most iconic chants in football. A chant for a cult hero who was renowned for his…

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The Future Coach | Soccer Coach Book

The Future Coach: Creating Tomorrow’s Soccer Players Today

Successful soccer coaches are constantly seeking new ways to learn, evolve, and improve. Very often, footballing success is defined by mindset, and the real winners…

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50 More Goalkeeping Exercises

50 More Goalkeeper Training Exercises

In 50 More Goalkeeper Training Exercises, goalkeeping coach Andy Elleray follows up his previous book – 65 Goalkeeper Training Exercises – to provide fellow football…

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3v3 soccer coaching

Developing Skill: A Guide to 3v3 Soccer Coaching

As soccer players develop, they need to become truly confident with the ball, and the best way to achieve mastery is by maximising their touches…

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Forward Specific Practices in Soccer

Developing Soccer Players: Forward-Specific Practices

The development path for soccer players contains many elements: from technical execution, to tactical awareness, to mental strength, and more. But as players progress, they…

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Small Sided Soccer Games

Deliberate Soccer Practice: 50 Small-Sided Football Games to Improve Decision-Making

Part of the Deliberate Soccer Practice Series Small-sided games are the epicentre of soccer improvement. Done right, they can play a huge role in the…

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Goalkeeper Training Exercises for Soccer

65 Goalkeeper Training Exercises: Modern Games-Based Soccer Drills for Shot Stopping, Footwork, Distribution, and More

In 65 Goalkeeper Training Exercises, goalkeeping coach and educator, Andy Elleray, offers fellow football coaches a way of training that takes keepers from the confines…

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Lincoln City Book - Priddle Cowley Dorrian

Six Years In Purgatory: The Story of Lincoln City in The Conference 2011-2017

How the mighty can fall. A three-goal home defeat to Aldershot on 7 May 2011 consigned regional footballing superpower Lincoln City to relegation from the…

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Tangerines and Pies Book

Tangerines and Pies: The Story of the 2015/16 Football Season for Blackpool and Wigan

In May 2015, Blackpool and Wigan Athletic hit rock bottom. Premiership clubs until recently, both experienced traumatic seasons complete with pitch invasions, abandoned games, and…

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Play Like Pep Guardiola's Barcelona

Play Like Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona: A Soccer Coach’s Guide

The four seasons that Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola spent in charge of the first team at FC Barcelona saw a period of extraordinary football supremacy delivered…

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Deliberate Soccer Practice Attacking

Deliberate Soccer Practice: 50 Attacking Exercises to Improve Decision-Making

Part of the Deliberate Soccer Practice Series In soccer, attacking sessions are loved by players. The chance to be creative, attack, and score goals is…

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Winning Your Players through Trust, Loyalty, and Respect: A Soccer Coach's Guide

Winning Your Players through Trust, Loyalty, and Respect: A Soccer Coach’s Guide

In order to develop the best soccer players, who can achieve their very best in the game, a coach needs to instill three central qualities:…

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Deliberate Soccer Practice Defending

Deliberate Soccer Practice: 50 Defending Football Exercises to Improve Decision-Making

Part of the Deliberate Soccer Practice Series We are told that the art of defending is dying. We are told that even large academies neglect…

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Paul Webb Strength training for footballers

Paul Webb Academy | Strength Training Books for Footballers and Goalkeepers

In this Strength Training Book Series, ex-professional footballer and renowned strength coach Paul Webb distils over 20 years of knowledge into books designed to train…

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Soccer Tough 2 - Soccer Psychology Book

Soccer Tough 2: Advanced Psychology Techniques for Footballers

Global soccer psychologist Dan Abrahams is back with a follow up to his groundbreaking, international bestseller Soccer Tough. In Soccer Tough 2: Advanced Psychology Techniques…

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Youth Soccer Development Book

Youth Soccer Development: Progressing the Person to Improve the Player

In recent times, it has become clear that many aspects of traditional youth football coaching and development need to change. In an ever-changing world, driven…

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Let's Talk Soccer: Using Game-Calls to Develop Communication and Decision-Making in Football

Let’s Talk Soccer: Using Game-Calls to Develop Communication and Decision-Making in Football

Soccer coaches across all levels of the game share a common and simple dilemma: how best to improve their players. One of the best ways…

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Deliberate Soccer Practice: 50 Passing & Possession Football Exercises to Improve Decision-Making

Deliberate Soccer Practice: 50 Passing & Possession Football Exercises to Improve Decision-Making

Part of the Deliberate Soccer Practice Series Soccer is in transition. There is now a growing trend away from 'drills', towards sessions that are more…

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The Modern Soccer Coach: Position-Specific Training

The Modern Soccer Coach: Position-Specific Training

In recent years, player development has been a hot topic in the soccer world. With more pressure on coaches to win than ever before, the…

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Johnny Phillips Saturday Afternoon Fever

Saturday Afternoon Fever: A Year On The Road For Soccer Saturday

You might already know Johnny Phillips. He is a football reporter for Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday programme and a man who gets beamed into the…

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Graduation Richard Lee book

Graduation: Life Lessons of a Professional Footballer

The 2010/11 season will go down as a memorable one for Goalkeeper Richard Lee. After more than ten years at Watford FC, Richard signed for…

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Youth Soccer Coaching Book

Making The Ball Roll: A Complete Guide to Youth Football for the Aspiring Soccer Coach

Making the Ball Roll is the ultimate complete guide to coaching youth soccer. This focused and easy-to-understand book details training practices and tactics, and goes…

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Modern Soccer Coach Gary Curneen

The Modern Soccer Coach 2014: A Four Dimensional Approach

Over the last 20 years, no sport has changed more than soccer. The modern player is technically more capable, physically faster and stronger, and has…

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The Footballers Journey

The Footballer’s Journey: real-world advice on becoming and remaining a professional footballer

How to Become a Professional Footballer Many youngsters dream of becoming a professional footballer. But football is a highly competitive world where only a handful…

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Gary Curneen Modern Soccer Coach Preseason Training

The Modern Soccer Coach: Pre-Season Training

When it comes to building successful soccer teams, pre-season is a critical time. It’s the perfect time for the coach to create a team identity,…

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Conference Season

Disillusioned with the corporate ownership, mega-bucks culture, and overpaid prima donnas, of the Premiership, Steve Leach embarked on a journey to rediscover the soul of…

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Growing Pains - Brentford FC Book Cover

Growing Pains: Brentford FC’s 2015/16 Season

Brentford FC Book The 2014/15 season saw newly-promoted Brentford FC reach the Championship playoffs and come within a whisker of the Premier League. However, it…

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Universality Pep Guardiola Book Cover

Universality | The Blueprint for Soccer’s New Era: How Germany and Pep Guardiola are showing us the Future Football Game

The game of soccer is constantly in flux; new ideas, philosophies and tactics mould the present and shape the future. Since the turn of the…

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Scientific Approaches to Goalkeeping in Football: A practical perspective on the most unique position in sport

Do you coach goalkeepers and want to help them realise their fullest potential? Are you a goalkeeper looking to reach the top of your game?…

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Soccer Brain Book Cover

Soccer Brain: The 4C Coaching Model for Developing World Class Player Mindsets and a Winning Football Team

Coaching soccer is demanding. Impossible to perfect, it requires a broad knowledge of many performance areas including technique, tactics, psychology and the social aspects of…

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José Mourinho book: The Rise of the Translator

José Mourinho: The Rise of the Translator

His once glowing olive complexion was dull, and bags hung heavily under his eyes. With his enthusiasm for football seemingly eroded, José Mourinho’s tumultuous three-year…

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Soccer Tactics 2014: What The World Cup Taught Us

Soccer Tactics 2014: What The World Cup Taught Us

World Cups throw up unique tactical variations. Countries and football cultures from around the globe converge, in one place, to battle it out for world…

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Worst in the World: International Football at the bottom of the FIFA Rankings

Worst in the World: International Football at the bottom of the FIFA Rankings

The fate of sporting underdogs has long stirred the passions of many a follower. There is something pleasing about watching apparently ‘ordinary’ people taking on…

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The Bundesliga Blueprint: How Germany became the Home of Football

The Bundesliga Blueprint: How Germany became the Home of Football

German Football is on a roll: winners of the 2014 World Cup, Bundesliga club sides leading the way in Europe, a production line of superb…

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The Way Forward: Solutions to England's Football Failings

The Way Forward: Solutions to England’s Football Failings

English football is in a state of crisis. It has been almost 50 years since England made the final of a major championship and the…

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Developing the Modern Footballer through Futsal

Developing the Modern Footballer through Futsal

For Pele, futsal was “very important, no doubt”. The Brazilian FIFA Player of the Century grew up playing the sport before transitioning to the 11-a-side…

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Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness

Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness

In 1988, 23-year-old American goalkeeper Justin Bryant thought a glorious career in professional football awaited him. He had just saved two penalties for his American…

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Coaching Psychological Skills in Youth Football: Developing The 5Cs

Coaching Psychological Skills in Youth Football: Developing The 5Cs

Successful footballers are typically those who are best able to: regulate their emotions, fix their attention, utilise effective interpersonal skills, and remain highly motivated and…

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Soccer Training Blueprints: 15 Ready-to-Run Sessions for Outstanding Attacking Play

Soccer Training Blueprints: 15 Ready-to-Run Sessions for Outstanding Attacking Play

Are you a busy coach and time is tight? Would you like to get hands on with ready-to-use session templates quickly? Then this book is…

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What is Tactical Periodization?

What is Tactical Periodization?

Originally developed by Vitór Frade, at the University of Porto, Tactical Periodization is a methodology – popularized by coaches such as José Mourinho and Andre…

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Ahead of the Game | Brentford FC Book

Ahead of the Game: Brentford FC’s 2014/15 Season

In May 2014, Brentford FC were promoted to the Football League Championship. It was only their second season at such a level, in sixty years,…

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Soccer Tough - Soccer Psychology Book

Soccer Tough: Simple Football Psychology Techniques to Improve Your Game

“Take a minute to slip into the mind of one of the world’s greatest soccer players and imagine a stadium around you. Picture a performance…

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