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Make each practice more challenging, productive, and fun with 125 games! Divided into six sections, Soccer Practice Games presents 125 games on the following aspects:
-Warm-up and conditioning
-Passing and receiving
-Dribbling, shielding, and tackling
-Heading and shooting
Joe Luxbacher—veteran coach, former player, and accomplished author—presents the games that work best for youth coaches during practice sessions. Each game maximizes player activity and contains at least one major objective related to player or team development. A detailed explanation and accompanying illustrations are provided for each game to make application easy. Games can be adapted easily to accommodate players of various ages and abilities.
Designed for beginning youth through high school competitive levels, Soccer Practice Games is a big winner among coaches. Whether working with whole teams, small groups, or individual players, coaches will find a fun and effective way to instruct and learn the game.
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"Not just another training guide, but a tool coaches of all age groups can use, over and over again. If you can't run a better practice after reading this, you should consider a different line of work!"
Dan Woog Executive Editor Soccer America's Youth Soccer Letter
"...loaded with easy-to-understand, exciting games that would be an asset to any youth coach developing players and teams by creating fun and beneficial practice sessions. This is one reference no youth coach should be without."
Gordon M. Butler National Chief Coach Soccer Association for Youth USA
"For the youth coach who has only 5 or 10 minutes to plan a practice, this book is a godsend."
Joe Pravey Editor and Associate Publisher Soccer Jr. MagazineAbout the Author:
Joe Luxbacher, PhD, has more than 30 years of experience playing and coaching soccer at all levels. A former professional soccer player for the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League, and Major Indoor Soccer League, he is the head men's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh, a position he has held since 1984.
Twice selected Big East Conference Soccer Coach of the Year, Luxbacher has authored more than a dozen books and numerous articles on the sport of soccer. His soccer articles have appeared in national publications such as Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director and Soccer Journal.
Coach Luxbacher was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, and was designated a “Letterman of Distinction” by the University of Pittsburgh in 2003.
Luxbacher resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Gail and children Eliza and Travis.
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