15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 26 August 2009
My initial impression having read 'youth football coaching' was the exceptional clarity in which it was set out. Added to that came a well informed easy to read book invaluble to anyone involved with youth footabll. Being involved with an 11 a-side team the template for assessing players strengths and weakness has proved to be a God send in the lead up to the new season. I am also particularly interested in the monthly session planners as this will allow me to plan efficiently and effectivley even when pushed for time as like I'm sure so many other people do, coaching youth football still has to fit around a full time job.
Not only does this book cover all the essentials needed to acutally develop a football teams playing skills it also concentrates on the sometimes, in my opinion, overlooked areas such as child protection, codes of conduct, both of players and parents and the mental and physiological deveoplment of the young players themselves.
A really good read thats easy to dip in and out of whether you're just starting out or you've been involed for a few years and now want to futher both your team and yourself.