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Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Girls' Soccer

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ISBN-10: 0071440925

ISBN-13: 9780071440929

Edition: 2005

Authors: Drayson Hounsome, Bruce Curtis

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"No matter what your level of experience, this is a must-read for every girls' youth soccer coach."--Simon Riddiough, Women's Soccer Coach, Hofstra University Coach. You just volunteered to coach your daughter's soccer team, and you can't tell a drag back from a takeover or an offside from a goal kick. Don't despair--"Coaching Girls' Soccer" is here to help. From your first team meeting to the season-ending pizza party, "Coaching Girls' Soccer" will get you started and keep you going. In addition to learning how to teach the fundamental skills of passing, dribbling, heading, and shooting, you'll learn how to encourage competition and athleticism in girls, how to build their confidence and…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 7/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Preface
Introduction
Coaching 101: Everything You Need to Know about Coaching Girls' Soccer
What's Different in Coaching Girls' Soccer?
Girls' Soccer vs. Boys' Soccer
Issues with Coaching Girls
Sexual Harassment
Legal Issues
Soccer Injuries
Female Athlete Triad
Nutrition
Developing a Learning Environment
Make It Fun
Be Positive
Motivation
Discipline
Practicing outside the Comfort Zone
Soccer for Life
Essential Teaching and Coaching Skills
Communication
The Teaching Process
Teaching Skills
Organization
Developmental Philosophy
How to Play Soccer
The Playing Area
Modifications
Player Equipment
Team Equipment
Rules of the Game
The Offside Rule
Coaching the Season
Tryouts
Meet the Parents
Questions and Answers
Essential Techniques
Dribbling
Passing
Ball Control
Shooting and Finishing
Heading
Defending
Goalkeeping
Additional Equipment
Starting Position
Catching at Ground
Catching at Height
Diving
Additional Goalkeeper Techniques
Distribution
Essential Tactics
Offensive Tactics
Defensive Tactics
Possession Tactics
Tactical Differences
The Practice
Practice Format
Economical Training
Planning the Practice
Organizing the Practice
Organizational Games
Sample Practices
Questions and Answers
Coaching the Game
Preparing for the Game
Game Day Warm-Up
Team Talk
Game Etiquette
Coaching the First Half
Halftime
Playing Time and Substitutions
Postgame Talk
Questions and Answers
Exercises and Games: Foundations for the Growth of Players and Coaches
Dribbling, Passing, Juggling, and Ball Control
Shooting and Finishing, and Heading
Goalkeeping
Possession and Defending
Appendix
Referee Signals
Glossary
Resources
Index
About the Author