Coach Girls for Success on and off the Field Girls rule! Coaching girls' soccer is a challenge and also a wonderful experience. Witness a game-winning penalty kick or a goalie who saves an almost unstoppable ball, and you can't help but be inspired. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on the players' faces are great rewards for parents and often the signs of a good coach—the type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there? Perfect for coaches of girls up to age 13, Coaching Girls' Soccer includes everything you need to be an outstanding coach and mentor to your team. Whether you are a seasoned coach looking to fine-tune your skills or a rookie eager to take the field running, you'll discover techniques for success that are tailored specifically to the needs of girls, including: ·Drills and strategies for coaches new to the world of coaching soccer ·Tips on what girls want and need from their soccer experience ·Practical suggestions on how to motivate in a positive and encouraging way ·Advice for helping girls deal with their changing bodies ·And much more! Now you can be a coaching winner and help bring out the best in your players, both on the soccer field and in the game of life.
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction 1. So You Want to Be a Coach The Role of the Coach Your Coaching Style and Philosophy Other Responsibilities and Items to Consider Clinics and Certification Courses 2.Coaching Strategies Effective Communication Skills Effective Teaching Effective Team Discipline Effective Motivation 3.Coaching Girls Differences in Play Physical Differences Psychological Differences Serious Issues in Soccer Today 4. Soccer Basics Equipment Players and Positions The Rules of the Game 5. The Pillars of the Game The Four Pillars Age-Group Considerations The Teaching Process 6. Planning a Training Session Developing a Good Training Session Effectively Organizing the Practice Planning a Specific Session Long-Term Planning Sample Training Plans 7. The Eight Techniques Required for Success Juggling Dribbling Passing Ball Control Heading Finishing Tackling Goalkeeping 8. Score Goals! How to Teach Successful Attacking Soccer Teaching Tactics General Attacking Principles Individual Attacking Principles Small Group Attacking Tactics Systems of Play 9. Stop the Other Team from Scoring: How to Teach Successful Defending Teaching Defensive Tactics Defending Rules and Principles Defending Roles Defending Set Plays 10. Team Management Tryouts Preseason Pregame During the Game Halftime Postgame Appendix: Sample Training Plans References Glossary Index About the Author
About John DeWitt
John DeWitt is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Coaches Organization. He has a U.S. Soccer A License and a U.S. Soccer National Youth diploma. A member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program staff, he currently lives and coaches in the Albuquerque, New Mexica, area.