Press Release Summary: A unique coaching manual for small-sided soccer training games - widely acknowledged as one of the best ways for players to learn essential skills - is published today.
Press Release Body: A unique coaching manual for small-sided soccer training games - widely acknowledged as one of the best ways for players to learn essential skills - is published today.
Small-sided games (typically 4 v 4 players) mean more player participation and more touches of the ball per player. This forces players to move into space and make better decisions about passing and positioning, leading to faster individual improvement.
The manual, 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games contains easy, medium and advanced games devised by Mike Beale, Youth Development Officer at English Premiership club Chelsea FC.
Mike is a former professional with Premiership club Charlton Athletic and Dutch team FC Twente and holds a UEFA A coaching licence.
The book is unique because it is available in both hard copy and electronic versions (PDF). The electronic version allows coaches to print out just one game at a time for use on the pitch, or to print several copies for sharing with coaches or players.
Each game lists the equipment required together with clear set up instructions, rules of each game and three illustrations showing how the game progresses.
Mike Beale said: "I\'m a firm believer in the idea that players learn the game from playing. I\'ve designed these games to help coach players in every aspect of the game, from individual core skills, to team-based attacking strategies. They are designed to stimulate players and lead them down the most effective paths of learning."
"Some games get your players working on passing skills in competitive scenarios, while others are more tactically focused, providing your players with the skills to see the opportunities before them on the pitch.
"Players will develop core skills through the sheer number of touches that each game guarantees. At the same time they will develop \"soccer vision\" - the ability to see spaces on the pitch - as each game is played in realistic game conditions."
64 Small-Sided Soccer Games is published by Better Soccer Coaching, which publishes training plans, coaching manuals and guides for soccer coaches in more than 50 countries.
Publisher Dwyer Scullion said: "64 Small-Sided Soccer Games is designed as a resource for coaches who want to find effective and fun ways to improve their players' core skills and to help them see the bigger picture on the pitch."
"Because it is available electronically, coaches anywhere in the world can be using the games within minutes of purchase."
The electronic version is priced at US$47 and the hard copy version is US$57 (plus shipping). Best value deal is to buy both for $58 (plus shipping).
To view a sample game, learn more or order, visit http://www.coach-soccer.com/64ssgs/indexusd.asp
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