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Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer

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ISBN-10: 0071346082

ISBN-13: 9780071346085

Edition: 1999

Authors: Bobby Clark

List price: $22.00
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Bobby Clark is perfectly suited to write this Baffled Parent's Guide. Director of soccer at Stanford University and coach of its nationally ranked men's team, he is also a driving force in the U.S. youth soccer movement. He covers the game thoroughly, including the basics of offense and specific plans for the first, second, and third practices...and includes a coach's checklist for self-evaluation.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 8/9/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.20" wide x 9.10" long x 0.33" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Bobby Clark is Deputy Director of ProgressNow (in Colorado). He was the Dean campaign's first Web designer.

Preface: Fitba' is King
Creating An Atmosphere of Good Habits
Establishing Yourself as Coach
Drills to Promote Good Habits on the Field
Questions and Answers
Before Hitting the Field: Soccer in a Nutshell
How Many on a Team?Basic Rules
Modified Field Size and Rules
Setting Up the Season
Get Some Help
Meet the Parents
Establish Your Policies
Uniforms and Equipment
Questions and Answers
Essential Skills--and How to Teach Them
The FundamentalsGetting Started
The PracticePreparation Is KeyFormat for Practice
Sample Practices
Basic Beginning Practice
Advanced Beginner Practice
Intermediate Practice
Advanced Intermediate Practice
Advanced Practice
Questions and Answers
Game TimeRules of the Game
Game Basics
Running the Game
Taking Stock
Questions and Answers
Dealing with Parents and Gender Issues
The Role of the Parents
Addressing Gender Issues
Questions and Answers
Games and Drills
Warm-UpBall Handling
Passing and Receiving
Ball Control
Attacking and Defending
Official Soccer
Field Features
About the Author