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 for you! Minimizing jargon and looking to maximize the limited contact time you have with your players, Soccer Training Blueprints is a must-read practical book for coaches of all levels.
Utilising a game-based approach to soccer – where individuals actually play games rather than growing old in semi-static drills – author James Jordan offers 15 detailed session plans (comprised of 75 cutting-edge exercises) to help coaches develop attacking mindsets and improved skills in their players, and, most of all, nurture a love for soccer.
Through his approach, James has won six High School State Championships and one Classic 1 Boys’ Club Championship over the past decade.
Aimed at coaches of both young male and female players, from 5-18 years of age, and adaptable depending on age group and skill set, Soccer Training Blueprints combines game-based soccer concepts with contemporary ideas from educational research on training and preparation to develop players who can think for themselves, execute their skills, and work to a plan. This is not about coaches standing on the touchlines yelling at their youngsters – this is about developing footballers to love and play the game as best they can!
What the book offers:
> A specific topic (e.g., creating opportunities from wide areas).
> A detailed overview of the session including instructions on setting up the playing field, what players need to do, and scoring outcomes.
> What players will learn from the session.
> Coaching points for the session.
> Guided discovery questions.
Please Note: This is the sister book to The Volunteer Soccer Coach. If you already have a copy of that book, please do not purchase this one.
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James Jordan is an educator and a soccer coach. He holds the NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF National Youth License, and a Doctorate in Education. Using Game-based Soccer techniques developed over the past decade, his teams (boys and girls) have won six high school state championships and one Classic 1 boys’ club championship.
James blogs at: www.jamesedwardjordan.com
Author: by James Jordan
ISBN: 978-1910773321 | May 27th 2016 | Paperback: 134 pages | eBook versions available