Coaching Youth Soccer is the perfect handbook for parents
and coaches of youth soccer teams (particularly those who
have little or no knowledge of the game and are daunted
by the task of teaching it to a group of kids). The first
section looks at the role of the coach, providing simple,
sensible guidelines for how to best teach children, with
an emphasis on repetition, praise, constructive criticism
and, of course, fun. The second section covers basic-
skills development through a series of exercises, from
simple passes to the correct method of heading a ball.
The third section focuses on creating practice sessions
for different age groups, warming up, and dealing with
injuries, as well as a comprehensive guide to the rules
of the game. Fully illustrated with clear, useful line
drawings, Coaching Youth Soccer will take the novice
coach through season after successful season.
A helpful how-to primer for teaching this healthiest of youth sports.