Now any player can be the goal scoring star of a soccer game with the help of Wiel Coerver, a former top professional player and winning manager Watch kids on the soccer field illustrate all the skills needed for good offensive play Find out how to get a feel for the ball, control it while moving, and practice basic foot and body movements, passing, dribbling, kicking and of course shooting Coaches especially will love the fun skill building games for various numbers of players 192 pages all in color , 8 1 2 x 11 3 4....
|Title||:||Score!: Soccer Tactics & Techniques for a Better Offense|
|Number of Pages||:||404 Pages|
|File Size||:||565 KB|
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Score!: Soccer Tactics & Techniques for a Better Offense Reviews
First think, Coerver has never released a bad DVD/VHS/ or book! That being said, you have to be a supporter of the Dutch system and like a lot of offense in your teams game planning. If you play the typical 4-4-2, you will not be impressed. If you want to expand your style, check out this and any Coerver publication.
Excellent pictures and explanations on basics for young soccer players.
This book is brilliant & wonderful for anyone coaching developing players. Having read lots of coaching materials, Coerver (& the KNVB) was way ahead his time. Everyone is advocating his ideas today, but his writing is still as concise & purposeful as anything I've read. Coerver insists that your primary focus when coaching young players should be to develop their individual technical abilities, & he shows you how to do it in this book. (I think this philosophy also applies to older, lower-level teams - like what I coach) His constant insistence on the development of individual skill, & valuing it over team success, gives direction to my training sessions & game-day decisions/evaluations. He recommends keeping a long-term perspective on individual development & always encourage creativity & risk-taking. He defines the young player coach's role as developing players, not winning games. Your players will make mistakes along the way, & you'll cringe when a defender tries to beat a forward with a double-scissors in your own box & gives up a goal, but it will pay off in the long run. This thinking will change the way you handle your players, it will change the way they approach the game, & they will love you for it! I took over a U-14 team this year that lacked many basic skills, all they did was kick & chase. It was painful at times, & they're by no means stars now, but we changed our daily mentality in training (ex: no criticizing unsuccessful attempts at creativity) & 9 months later every one of them feels comfortable using moves in games & keeping possession. It's amazing to see, & they are having an absolute blast. This book provides the framework, & then some nuts & bolts as well.
Wiel Coerver has certainly proved that he is, once again, is truly the master coach of ball control. the drills in this book certainly outrank the drills I've seen in other books, and if you want visual layouts, this book is for you. Now on to the more critical part of my review.
The video is excellent for teaching ball feeling, fast footwork and finally dribbling moves. This will enable the coach to have players who are comfortable on the ball and can play possession soccer. Get the video (5 stars) as the book does not explain or show (despite copious use of color pictures) clearly how to do most of the excercises.
The fundamental principle of Coerver is critical -- kids need to be comfortable with the ball at their feet. Too many youth coaches in this country concentrate on tactics and team play, not techniques and fundamentals. Coerver's view is a healthy corrective to this. That being said, this book is not as useful as the Coerver tapes series. Every coach should see or own "Play like a legend" and the first two in the 3-part series. By age 10, every player -- even your unathletic players -- should be able to explain, and execute 5-8 of the Coerver moves; by age 12, they should have another 5 or so in their arsenal. Even if they only use the Beckenbauer (a cutback with the inside foot) or the Littbarski (a step on and reverse direction) in games, they will likely be more skillful than their opponents.
This book is very useful in educating young soccer players. It covers all the basic techniques young players need to develop in order to play the game at a high level. The pictures in the book are very well suited for fine-tuning your technique. If you are not familiar with the technical aspects of soccer the pictures may be a bit hard to interpret. But for coaches already involved in youth training this is a guide which you should have.