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Title:
The baffled parent's guide to coaching youth soccer
Author:
Clark, Bobby (Robert Brown)
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Publication Information:
Camden, Me. : Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 132 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780071346085
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV943.8 .C53 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Written by soccer great and championship Stanford coach Bobby Clark, COACHING YOUTH SOCCER: THE BAFFLED PARENT'S GUIDE tells you how, starting at point zero, an uninitiated coach can meld kids into a team and help them enjoy one of the most rewarding experiences of their youth. (In the end, you may be the one who reaps the biggest reward, as you watch kids learn and grow in an experience they'll treasure for a lifetime.)


Author Notes

Bobby Clark is director of men's and women's soccer at Stanford University, where he coached the men's varsity team to national runner-up in the NCAA Division I for 1998. A former coach of the New Zealand national team and for Dartmouth College, he began his coaching career while playing championship soccer in the Scottish professional league, when he served as youth coach for the Aberdeen Football Club. He honed his positive, teach-through-games approach to coaching soccer over a career that spans nearly 40 years. Bobby now lives on the Stanford campus with his wife, Betty. Their three children, Tommy, Jamie, and Jennifer, have all played or coached soccer professionally.


Table of Contents

ForewordBob Bradley
Preface: Fitba' is King
Introduction
1 Creating An Atmosphere of Good Habits
Establishing Yourself as Coach
Drills to Promote Good Habits on the Field
Questions and Answers
2 Before Hitting the Field: Soccer in a Nutshell
How Many on a Team?Basic Rules
Modified Field Size and Rules
3 Setting Up the Season
Get Some Help
Meet the Parents
Establish Your Policies
Uniforms and Equipment
Questions and Answers
4 Essential Skills--and How to Teach Them
The FundamentalsGetting Started
5 The PracticePreparation Is KeyFormat for Practice
6 Sample Practices
Basic Beginning Practice
Advanced Beginner Practice
Intermediate Practice
Advanced Intermediate Practice
Advanced Practice
Questions and Answers
7 Game TimeRules of the Game
Game Basics
Running the Game
Taking Stock
Questions and Answers
8 Dealing with Parents and Gender Issues
The Role of the Parents
Addressing Gender Issues
Questions and Answers
9 Games and Drills
Warm-UpBall Handling
Passing and Receiving
Ball Control
Shooting
Heading
Goalkeeping
Attacking and Defending
Appendix
Official Soccer
Field Features
Referee
Signals
Glossary
Resources
Index
About the Author

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