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Essential for producing fun-loving winners.
on 24 September 2001
As a youth team coach, I find this book an invaluable tool. Each section deals with a specific discipline (passing, shooting, dribbling, etc), and the drills are keymarked for age groups. The drills themselves are imaginative, and evolve in complexity as the age-group grows. Most importantly, the authors deal with the psychology of coaching and learning. They stress that kids play soccer TO HAVE FUN - a fact that too many coaches overlook. I've based my teams' training sessions around this book. In our last tournament, we scored 15 goals against the opponents, while none were scored on us. The best part is that the kids HAD FUN. I've read many books on coaching; this is the best.