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Coaching Positional Soccer: Perfecting Tactics and Skills

Michael Curless

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"A superb book for both new and experienced coaches to embed positional soccer principles, with excellent detail and practical examples" - Scott Mowberry, The Soccer Coaching Podcast

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"This book is as an in-depth and comprehensive soccer manual as you will ever find" - Giovanni Pacini, GP Soccer Podcast
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Phases and Elements of Soccer Play Organize Team Development

Practice planning is organized around the phases of play, which represent unique tactical challenges that teams must solve in a soccer game using specific coaching elements.

 

Organizing practices around phases of the game helps players better understand and integrate the tactical lessons. 

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Diagrams Illustrate the Practice Plans

Coaching Positional Soccer contains over 160 diagrams that illustrate the practice sessions.

 

These diagrams help you visualize how a practice should be set up and run.

 

Alternate practice options are also displayed with diagrams to ensure you have a variety of approaches to teach the coaching elements to different age groups and abilities.

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Sketches Show the Steps for Skill Learning

The step-by-step skill instructions are illustrated with more than 70 sketches that show the exact positioning and movement required to teach each skill.

 

The sketches highlight the diversity of teams and players from around the world.

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Coaching Interventions Improve Player Learning

Each drill description is followed by specific coaching interventions that can help you correct the most common mistakes players make in that drill.

 

By studying these coaching interventions, you will be better prepared in practice to make timely and effective interventions to improve your team’s play.

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Player Principles Enhance Decision-Making

Exercise plans include a list of principles that players should learn to understand the importance of each drill.

 

Player principles represent the essential concepts required for players to make the right decisions on the field and solve in-game challenges.

 

These insights make it easier for players to apply practice learning to the game.

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Soccer Practice

Coaching Modules Guide Season-Long Practice Planning

A training plan divided into 10 learning modules is provided that will allow you to effectively teach the coaching elements throughout the season.

 

The use of the practice modules ensures that players will be exposed to all essential soccer tactics and skills.

 

The modules also explain how new learning can be systematically consolidated with previous learning so players can play several playing styles.

 

The modules are useful for teams of all abilities and age groups.

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CPS Rating Form Allows for Regular Assessment of Team Play

Coaching Positional Soccer includes a team rating form that allows you to assess your team’s progress.

 

When teams appear to be stalled in their development, the coaching director can review the coaches’ rating forms along with the practice plans to determine the possible reasons for the teams’ lack of growth.

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