Coaching Soccer Successfully (Coaching Successfully Series)

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9780873224444: Coaching Soccer Successfully (Coaching Successfully Series)

Provides 51 drills to develop players' position-specific and overall soccer techniques.

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"Rees and van der Meer have produced the best book in 30 years on soccer coaching. A dream book for soccer coaches and players, it’s exciting, inspiring, educational, and fun."

C. Cliff McCrath Men’s Head Soccer Coach Seattle Pacific University

"What a team! Roy Rees and Cor van der Meer join up, sharing with you their vast experience and expertise. A great book for coaches who desire to bring out the best in their players, team, and themselves. Don't miss it!"

Michelle Akers

All-time leading goal scorer, U.S. Women's National Team 1991 FIFA World Champion

"The soccer information and coaching philosophy in Coaching Soccer Successfully are first-class."

Bobby Howe Director of Coaching Washington State Youth Soccer Association

"An easy read, this book will be a great help to the new coach as well as to the veteran."

Virgil Lewis Director of Coaching Education New Mexico Youth Soccer Association

About the Author:

Roy Rees, director of coaching for the Texans Soccer Club, had a long career as a professional soccer player in the English Football League before becoming a full-time soccer coach. He has coached soccer at the youth, college, professional, and World Cup levels. From 1961 to 1982 Roy worked as an English Football Association staff coach at various national coaching schools in England. He also served as coach of the British Universities All-Star team, which played annually against Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, and Ireland.

While coaching in England, Roy led the Skelmersdale United team to F.A. Amateur championships in 1967 and 1971. During his years as head coach in Altrincham (1971 to 1977) the team won the Vauxhall Conference championship twice and the F.A. trophy once. Roy also coached the national teams in Iraq, Iceland, Sudan, and Algeria, and was coach of the British team in the 1978 World University Games. From 1985 to 1993 he coached the U.S. national team (under 17 age group).

Roy is the author of the best-selling book, Manual of Soccer Coaching. He holds both a Master of Education degree and a Master of Arts degree from Liverpool University.

Cor van der Meer's involvement in soccer spans nearly fifty years and includes experience as a player, coach, referee, and administrator. He began playing soccer as a child in the Netherlands, where he was on the Dutch National Youth team for two years. In 1960 Cor emigrated to the United States and began coaching and working with soccer organizations in Vancouver, Washington. He not only helped organize the Columbia Youth Soccer Federation, which grew from 36 players to more than 6,000 under his leadership, but also coached Team Vancouver, USA, a semi-professional team in the Pacific Northwest Soccer League. He also served the Washington State Youth Soccer Association (WSYSA) as district commissioner, vice president of organization, vice president of competition, and vice president of development.

In 1982 Cor moved to Spokane, Washington, where he coached the Spokane Youth Sports Association's elite Skyhawks Club. As head soccer coach for the Community Colleges of Spokane since 1985, he has led both the men's and women's clubs there to several successful seasons.

Cor is the author of Soccer Guide for Coaches and Keeper of the Goal. He also writes two newspaper columns, Nutrition for Athletes and Playing to Win. Cor was named Coach of the Year by the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) in 1989 and 1992. The Northwest Collegiate Soccer Conference also named him Coach of the Year in 1992.

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