Youth Soccer Drills: 84 Drills For Beginning And Intermediate Players
Publish Date: 2003-06-18
Author: Jim Garland
As a youth soccer coach you have a limited amount of time to teach an enthusiastic group of kids how to play the gameand have fun doing it. That's why you need Youth Soccer Drills. It helps you develop fundamentally sound players by providing 84 of the game's best drills for teaching basic spacing and movement concepts, dribbling, passing, and shooting skills to beginning- and intermediate-level players ages 5 to 12.
The book features a comprehensive, well-organized drill finder that categorizes drills according to the specific skill that is being taught as well as the age group for which the drill is appropriate. This helps you deliver organized instruction that is specific to the age group you teach, including
-16 movement drills, -14 dribbling drills, -30 passing and collecting drills, -7 heading drills, and -17 shooting drills.
You will create better practice sessions with new material on preparing effective practice plans (including sample practice plans for 5- to 6-year-olds, 7- to 8-year-olds, 9- to 10-year-olds, and 11- to 12-year-olds) and implementing progressions for 4-versus-4, 5-versus-5, 8-versus-8, and 11-versus-11.
With Youth Soccer Drills, you have a logical order of teaching skills and concepts that will improve skills as well as safety on the field and help you develop a fundamentally sound soccer team.