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Gary Curneen
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29 Oct 2013

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 and sports science resources than ever before. With the high rewards associated with success, there has never been more pressure on coaches to win, develop players, and play soccer the 'right way'.

Aimed at Soccer coaches of all levels and with players of all ages and abilities The Modern Soccer Coach 2014 identifies the areas that must be targeted by coaches who want to maximize a team's potential - the Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Mental sides to the game.

Written by UEFA 'A' and NSCAA Premier licensed coach Gary Curneen - The Modern Soccer Coach 2014 offers contemporary, focused, and distilled insight into what soccer coaches need to do, and how! Filled with practical no-nonsense explanations, focused players drills and more than 30 illustrated soccer templates, The Modern Soccer Coach 2014 will help you - the modern coach - to create team performances that win match after match!

- Understand how the game has changed and what areas determine success in the game today.

- Create modern exercises that focus on tactical, technical, mental, and physical elements of the game.

- Learn what sets coaches like Mourinho, Klopp, Rodgers, and Guardiola apart from the rest.

- Develop a competitive and enjoyable atmosphere for yourself and your players.

And much more!


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Product details

  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Bennion Kearny Limited (29 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909125326
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909125322
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 9 May 2014
By steve m
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this book is okay, I don't really know what I was expecting, its a personal view and alines to the FA model of a 4 corner approach to football, technical, tactical, physical and phsycological. There are more informative books out there. A bit of a rip off really.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best coaching book out there. 8 April 2014
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Just finished reading this book and have put some of the ideas into practice, and am already seeing results. Gary has produced a brilliant resource that all coaches should have a look at, if they wish to improve their coaching skills.
It is a very easy to read book, with excellent diagrams and drills to illustrate what he is talking about. The book is written in a very structured way, and each point made follows on from the next.
This book is definitely the must-read book of 2014 for coaches of both the elite game, and also of grassroots - as the principles and practices can be applied effectively to both.
This is one the best coaching book I have read, in my opinion up there with the likes of Wein and Ford. As it is more up to date, and more reflective of the modern game, I would argue it is probably better too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Stevey
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This is a great book and I can't complement it enough. 10 well spent which sometimes we take for granted (like me with alcohol :D).

"Four Dimensional Approach", Technical, Tactical, Physical and Mental.

There are 10 chapters with the first 4 warming us up on how we can improve ourselves as a coach and explaining how training has changed. How traditional training can be too rigid and how modern training should be identical to match day for example high tempo, using time wisely and how to stimulate your players and not bore them basically. But all in all, how to modernise you and your coaching methods.

Chapters 5-9 pre-match, attacking, defending, transitional play and counter attacking. These are all drill based chapters and start with explanations on how the four dimensions play a part and what standards you need to set and what to look out for. Then there are diagrams showing and explaining how each drill works and how to progress them while offering coaching points, all of which are easily understood and ending with a summary on the chapter. (My favourite chapter being transitional, which works on how to prevent players switching off and how to recover quickly when possession is gained or lost)

Finally chapter 10 ends the book with again on how to help yourself. Dealing with setbacks, how to support yourself and above all how to enjoy what you're doing.

I use this book to coach under 11s but it would work with higher age groups aswell. If you're a coach looking for a book to improve your training sessions, to improve yourself and to help you and the kids to look forward to training buy this book, it really is a fantastic read. The corner pages on mine are already curling up due to overuse :) (Level One Cert Coach)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern coaching for modern coaches 26 Jan 2014
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This is a fantastic book for coaches of all levels. It's a really easy read (a good thing!) and packed full of useful info and tips on how to get the most out of your coaching. The topics focussed on look fairly high-level at first, but don't be fooled - the sessions described are of high quality with good progressions. I've applied many of the sessions and tips in this book now and have been astonished at the difference it has made. Thoroughly recommended.
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I bought the book as it seemed to be the in coaching book to read. I made a good decision! As a youth coach who has done it for over six years starting out as a coaching dad I have always loved what I do.
I've never been a great player and only played amateur locally. Coaching has been something I love since I started and still is.
I've recently took a step back and started again at u8's. Lost my way a bit as a coach.
After reading this it has given me food for thought and a hunger to better myself even more.
I might stay with my our u8's but will strive to make them a great bunch of players and human beings.
Thanks for the read Gary
Mike Lindsay.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book full of useful ideas and tips 18 July 2014
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Brilliant book full of useful ideas and tips. Although I've attended coaching workshops from a business viewpoint as well as a football one this book gives great insight into coaching and how to improve sessions. If your drills break down, or you are losing too many games this is well worth a read. Cant praise it enough.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its OK 28 Jun 2014
By D/S
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To be honest this might be ok for qualified coaches who NEED to be told how to go about their business.
I qualified under the great, late and much underrated Pat Welton.
If this book is for modern coaches then Pat was well ahead of his time.

Thanks Pat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Coaching 9 Jun 2014
By Patrick
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Great book for both new and experienced coaches - put these into practise and reap the results!! Certainly a must for new coaches starting out on their career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son is very happy with this book
Published 1 month ago by Mrs.P. E. McEnhill
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! Very informative and some great ideas for ...
A great read! Very informative and some great ideas for coaching sessions but also more of the psychological side of players and how to get them performing at their highest level. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Matthew Bradburn
5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner
A must have for any aspiring young coaches who are looking to develop their coaching techniques and advance their playing squad to a new level
Published 3 months ago by shaun
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A really good book for all coaches at any level. I would recommend it to any coach. A sound investment!!
Published 4 months ago by marc roots
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read and tips
Really interesting views, great advice and some great drills. Looking forward to putting them into practice in the near future.
Published 4 months ago by Kris England
5.0 out of 5 stars eye opener
Gary's passion drips off every page of this book. It gives you some practice ideas and sessions, but for me it is the talk of the little details, like tempo that are the real gems... Read more
Published 4 months ago by David Edmondson
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE FOR COACHES
This book really opens up the imagination and will make you think about the sessions you have been taking.. It will change your view and you will adjust your sessions according.. Read more
Published 5 months ago by belcoo10
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