Book Category: Soccer

Coaching Youth Football Ray power

Coaching Youth Football: What Soccer Coaches Can Learn From The Professional Game

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Coaching Youth Football is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the international, best-selling soccer coaching book, Making The Ball Roll, by Ray Power. With the help of-

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Through The Thirds by Tony Mee

Through the Thirds: A Systematic Approach to Planning Your Football Season

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Do you coach footballers and want to build a practical, possession-based soccer curriculum? You’ve come to the right place! Through The Thirds – from leading-

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Scientific Approaches to Goalkeeping Age-Specific Book Andy Elleray

Scientific Approaches to Goalkeeping in Football: Age-Specific Goalkeeper Development

Scientific Approaches to Goalkeeping in Football

In this latest publication from goalkeeping specialist Andy Elleray, the goalkeeper’s position is looked at through an age-specific lens.

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Football’s Principles of Play

Football’s Principles of Play

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Join best-selling author and coach – Peter Prickett – as he puts football under the microscope and breaks it down into its constituent parts.

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Its Just a Ball - Jon Townsend

It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexity of a Simple Game

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From the streets and training centers of Europe and the United States to the beaches of Brazil, the book explores not only what makes soccer great, but what makes a great soccer player.

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Goalkeeping Basics

Scientific Approaches to Goalkeeping in Football: Goalkeeping Basics

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In this full-colour book, containing 45 illustrated training exercises, goalkeepers will work on areas of their game relevant to their position – without them even knowing it – as they are made to think quickly and do what comes naturally to them.

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Deliberate Soccer Practice: 50 Rondo and Positional Play Football Practices

This book contains 50 well-planned, thought-out, and presented rondo-based football training practices for soccer coaches. They take the coach on a journey through the training…

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Blowing The Whistle Football Referee Book

Blowing The Whistle: The Psychology of Football Refereeing

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The football referee. Charged with controlling the players and enforcing the laws of the most popular and passionate game on the planet, they are often-

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Scientific Approaches to Goalkeeping in Soccer

Scientific Approaches to Goalkeeping in Football: A Practical Perspective on the Most Unique Position in Sport [Second Edition]

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Goalkeeping in football is changing, and scrutiny – in terms of training, support, and on-field actions – has never been higher. This fully updated, resized-

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Togetherness: How to Build a Winning Team

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Togetherness is a powerful state of connection between individuals that can lead to amazing triumphs. In sport, teams win matches, but teams with togetherness-

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One Football, No Nets

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In September 2017, amateur British football coach Justin Walley became the “National Team” Manager of Matabeleland, an obscure international team in western Zimbabwe.

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Developing Skill: A Guide to 3v3 Soccer Coaching

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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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Goalkeeper Training Exercises

101 Goalkeeper Training Practices

In 101 Goalkeeper Training Practices, goalkeeping coach Andy Elleray follows up his previous trilogy of goalkeeping books to provide fellow football coaches and goalkeepers with-

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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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The Future Coach | Soccer Coach Book

The Future Coach: Creating Tomorrow’s Soccer Players Today

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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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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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OOH-AAH: The Bob Booker Story

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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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Lincoln City Book - Priddle Cowley Dorrian

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

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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-

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Small-Sided Games in Soccer Football

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

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Small-sided games are the epicentre of soccer improvement. Done right, they can play a huge role-

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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

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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 of-

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Play Like Pep Guardiola's Barcelona

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

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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

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In soccer, attacking sessions are loved by players. The chance to be creative, attack, and score goals is hugely prized by players at all levels of the game.

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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

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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

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We are told that the art of defending is dying. We are told that even large academies neglect it, as it is not ‘technical’ enough.

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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

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Soccer Tough 2 - Soccer Psychology Book

Soccer Tough 2: Advanced Psychology Techniques for Footballers

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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 for Footballers Dan introduces soccer players to more cutting edge tools and techniques-

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Youth Soccer Development Book

Youth Soccer Development: Progressing the Person to Improve the Player

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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 by progress in education-

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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

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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 to do this is through improved communication-

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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

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Soccer is in transition. There is now a growing trend away from ‘drills’, towards sessions that are more variable and which involve more decision making. But coaches have-

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The Modern Soccer Coach: Position-Specific Training

The Modern Soccer Coach: Position-Specific Training

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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 modern game seems to be less about actual players and more about-

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Johnny Phillips Saturday Afternoon Fever

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

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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 homes of fans across the country every weekend.

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Graduation Richard Lee book

Graduation: Life Lessons of a Professional Footballer

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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

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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 on to-

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Modern Soccer Coach Gary Curneen

The Modern Soccer Coach 2014: A Four Dimensional Approach

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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 access to more coaching-

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The Footballers Journey

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

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Many youngsters dream of becoming a professional footballer. But football is a highly competitive world where only a handful will succeed. Many aspiring soccer players don’t know exactly-

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Gary Curneen Modern Soccer Coach Preseason Training

The Modern Soccer Coach: Pre-Season Training

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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-

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Conference Season

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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 professional football.

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Growing Pains: Brentford FC’s 2015/16 Season

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The 2014/15 season saw newly-promoted Brentford FC reach the Championship playoffs and come within a whisker of the Premier League. However, it was also a season that ended in-

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

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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 century we have witnessed-

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

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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 human development.

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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

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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 soccer supremacy. The 2014 World Cup in Brazil-

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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

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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 the sporting elite. Teachers, accountants, fishermen and waiters-

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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 talent coming through the system. Yet, fifteen years ago-

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The Way Forward: Solutions to England's Football Failings

The Way Forward: Solutions to England’s Football Failings

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In The Way Forward, football coach Matthew Whitehouse examines the causes of English football’s decline and offers a number of areas where change and improvement need to be implemented immediately. With a keen focus and passion for youth development-

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Developing the Modern Footballer through Futsal

Developing the Modern Footballer through Futsal

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In this book, England futsal coach Michael Skubala, and Seth Burkett, detail the ways in which the sport can be used to develop the technical and tactical skills of players of all abilities.

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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.”

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Coaching Psychological Skills in Youth Football: Developing The 5Cs

Coaching Psychological Skills in Youth Football: Developing The 5Cs

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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 self-assured in the face of consistent challenges.

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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

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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!

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What is Tactical Periodization?

What is Tactical Periodization?

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

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Ahead of the Game | Brentford FC Book

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

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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

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Technique, speed and tactical execution are crucial components of winning soccer, but it is mental toughness (soccer psychology) that marks out the very best players – the ability to play when pressure is highest, the opposition is strongest, and fear is greatest.

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