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, set standards, develop effective training habits, and reinforce winning behaviors. Get it right and you can set the foundation required to catapult your team towards an excellent season. Get it wrong, however, and your season might never recover.
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This book looks at how pre-season has changed over the past 10 years, and offers ways for coaches to adapt their work and methods to deal with these changes accordingly. Pre-season is about much more than fitness testing, long-distance running, and grueling physical work. “The Modern Soccer Coach – Pre-Season Training” looks at new, innovative ways to engage players so that they want to train at the maximum every day, and push towards new limits for the new season ahead.
Aimed at soccer coaches of all levels who work with players of all age groups, this book focuses on maximizing every minute you have with your team to help them prepare to set the highest of standards for the season ahead. The book offers a unique insight into how the best coaches in the world are preparing their teams from day one.
With over 60 training exercises designed specifically to challenge your players to their maximum physically, technically, tactically, and mentally, this is pre-season training like you have never seen it before.
> Design a tactical model that suits your team specifically
> Create a winning culture centered around hard work and commitment
> Understand common coaching mistakes and how to avoid them
> Develop training exercises designed to meet the demands of the game
> Learn how to coach players who do not prepare well
> Contains more than 60 pre-season training exercises
Gary is the author of the acclaimed best-selling coaching book: The Modern Soccer Coach 2014: A Four Dimensional Approach
Gary is also the author of the book: The Modern Soccer Coach: Position-Specific Training
Gary is co-author of Soccer Roy: First Touch and Soccer Roy: First Team
Gary Curneen is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at California State University Bakersfield. Gary holds a UEFA ‘A’ License from the Irish FA and a “Premier Diploma” from the NSCAA. Gary also gained a Master’s in Business Administration from Wingate University, where he coached the Lady Bulldogs to a 95-48-8 record along with their first ever SAC Championship and place in the NCAA Tournament. In 2013 he worked as the Assistant Coach at University of Cincinnati.
Gary has played and coached at the collegiate level in the United States for more than ten years. His coaching education has seen him travel to study the best teams in the world and how they work first hand. A lifelong learner, Gary is a player-centered coach who focuses on professionalism, responsibility, and accountability within the framework of each team he works with. He believes that creating a culture of excellence is paramount to success and that each training session should include physical, tactical, technical, and mental components that challenge the players to perform at a high level.
Author: Gary Curneen
Published June 6th 2016 | ISBN: 978-1910515303 | Paperback 176 pages | eBooks formats available