This book is more than just a common session guide or book of drills. It expands on why you choose a drill, how you will use it and what you will coach. This book is coach education. Use all the other drill books and session plans you want but without reading this book you will not know what you are trying to coach, why, and how. It will question your thoughts and help you learn and develop as a coach. If you are a parent taking up the reigns of a new team or a Level 1 coach this book is for you. As you read through you will understand more about what coaching your players really is and means. It is the first book you should read and the one book you should keep by your side. It is written to help you and all grassroots coaches to coach. Richard Seedhouse is an FA tutor holding the UEFA B (Level3) Coaching Licence and the Level 2 goalkeeping Coaching Certificate. He is an FA Centre of Excellence coach with Coventry City Ladies and has coached the youth team at Nuneaton Borough FC. Richard maintains his grassroots links as the Football Development Officer at Coundon Court FC, recent winners of the FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year award for the Midlands Region. Testimonies "The prompting of questions and challenging the coach to design progressions and sessions will fit in with current work around coach development and education" Andy Poole, UEFA A Licence coach and the FA Regional Coach Development Manager, talking about how the book can help Trevor Brooking and the FA's new initiative on coach development. "Whenever we take on any new Level 1 coach at our sports centre I will make sure they know about this book and recommend they read it" Terry Harvey, UEFA B coach and Sports Centre Manager. "I have read many coaching manuals which show how to set up, organise and the key points to look for. However, this book shows what the coach can do to improve or improvise the sessions. Excellent for coaches just starting out on their coaching career" David Busst, UEFA A Licence coach, Coventry City FC Football Coaching in the Community Manager. "Easy to read and with a logical approach this book will give the coach the confidence to get involved with their players and actually begin to coach them" Michelle Hickmott, Level 2 Coach and England Ladies International at U21 and U23 and Birmingham City Ladies FC in the Premier League. "I read this book just before my level 2 course and found it a great help as it actually talked about coaching the player's the same specific points as coached on the course" Ty Power, Level 1 coach currently taking the level 2 coaching certificate.
Richard Seedhouse was born in Coventry, England on 21st March 1968. His first book, "Coaching The Coach" has been nothing less than a phenomenal success. "Coaching The Coach" has regularly been the UK's number 1 best selling book in the soccer skills and drills category since its release in 2007 and has gone on to sell thousands worldwide.
Richard's second book Coaching Mini-Soccer was released in 2011 in partnership with www.SoccerTutor.com and immediately became another No 1 best seller. Coaching Mini-Soccer is the first in a series of new books planned by the partnership.
The second and Richard's third book Coaching The Coach 2 was released in June 2012 and is another best seller and the perfect accompaniment to the FA's new Football Development Initiative.
Coaching the Coach 2 continues the educational development of the soccer coach from his first book and the technical base required in coaching into small sided games, functional drills, phases of play and games.
Already getting rave reviews from readers it promises to be an un-missable read for any football coach who is serious about player and personal development.
These books now form a coach education trilogy - the perfect coaching foundation - designed to improve grassroots coaching and player development!
Richard has also submitted articles for World Class Coaching Magazine and wrote the coaching articles in JSP Live, a grassroots football pull-out which appeared in the Sunday People newspaper. Richard is a UEFA B Coach, JFO Tutor and Coach Mentor who is also on two County FA committees for both Raising Standards and Coach Mentoring.
Keep up to date with Richard on twitter @skybluecd or www.coachingthecoach.net