The Soccer Goalkeeper

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This greatly revised and expanded edition of The Soccer Goalkeeper is in authoritative guide to the most important and demanding position in soccer. From drills and tactics to equipment and fitness, expert coaches Joe Luxbacher and Gene Klein detail all of the unique mental and physical skills a goalkeeper needs to maximize performance on the field. This second edition features the updated information players and coaches require to keep up with the evolving role of the goalkeeper, including revised illustrations and photos, new and improved drills and game-simulated competitions, modern training regimens such as plyometrics, chapters on footwork and defending against restart situations, more information on positioning, including the role of the keeper / sweeper, and updates on the attacking role of the goalkeeper. Each chapter also presents a variety of drills that help players learn and refine skills such as receiving low, medium, and high balls; footwork; diving; distribution; boxing; and more. Plus, The Soccer Goalkeeper provides players and coaches with details on important soccer fundamentals: Choosing the best equipment. Combining the proper mental approach with physical ability. Developing effective strategies and tactics. Maintaining a physical fitness regimen throughout the year. Other special features include a glossary of soccer terms related to the goalkeeper and an appendix featuring updated Federation International de Football Association laws that directly apply to the goalkeeper.

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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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“Many soccer coaching and tactics books do not give the level of depth needed for developing good tactical awareness for players aged 12 to 18. I have found that your books are excellent; specifically, I have used The Soccer Goalkeeper to develop training session plans with great success from the under-sixes through the under-fourteens.”

Darren K. Rogers
AYSO Region 335 Assistant Commissioner & Referee Administrator
Morristown, TN

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