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About the author:
Since 1988, David has studied and worked in youth education, soccer development and coaching. A former University Professor and current CEO of a Sports Company, David has been fortunate to travel extensively in the USA, meeting with coaches and club officials and learning about their approach to player development and coaching.
David oversees the NSCAA eLearning program, authoring numerous on-demand courses and hosting live coaching education webinars. He is the co-author of NSCAA Level 1 Coaching Diploma and creator of NSCAA Player Development Curriculum Diploma Series. David also serves as Coordinator for NSCAA Club Standards Project, an initiative designed to raise player development, coaching and administrative performance in youth soccer. At the time of publication over 170 youth clubs in USA and Canada had been evaluated by and NSCAA Consultant.
David developed the 5 Stage of Development Pathway used as a framework for this manual in 2007 (an adaptation of the LTAD model from Canada). He contributes articles to soccer publications, has authored and edited 8 books focusing on player and coach development and presents at national soccer events. David has been coaching soccer since 1987 and has held numerous professional and volunteer coaching positions at youth, collegiate and semi-professional levels of the game.
Complete Soccer Coaching Curriculum for 3-18 Year Old Players: Volume 2
Complete Soccer Coaching Curriculum For 3-18 Year Old Players - Volume 2 is packed with 100 coaching activities in full color, curriculum diagrams and an abundance of coaching tips. NSCAA approach to player development is constructed around a 5 Stage Model adopted by progressive youth clubs around the globe. Our methodology is proven to raise player and coach performance, leading to long term consistently positive and meaningful results. This manual focuses on all 5 Stages, 3-18 year old players and is an excellent resource for an experienced and novice coach alike. Directors of Coaching, Head Coaches and Administrators will find this as an excellent tool to assist in developing a organization's in-house coach education program.
This is the second volume. It extends on the topics presented in the first volume and introduces many new areas of focus. The manual also supports NSCAA Player Development Curriculum Diploma Course Series 2, an eLearning program offered by National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
There are 5 activities for each of the following topics:
Stage 1 - 3-5 years old Players: Dribbling and turning, 1v1 attacking and defending, Ball mastery - individual technique and Shooting to an unopposed goal.
Stage 2 - 6-8 years old Players: 1v1 beating an opponent, Defending pressure, Passing over a short distance, Teaching games for understanding.
Stage 3 - 9-11 years old Players: Attacking small sided games, Creating space as an individual and small group, Small group defending principles, Passing combinations in pairs - wall pass and overlap.
Stage 4 - 12-14 years old Players: Attacking combinations close to goal, Building play from the defensive third, Small group possession, Passing over medium and long distances.
Stage 5 - 15-18 year old Players: Position training - attacking midfield, Defensive organization, High and low pressure defending, Transition to attack.
- Publication Date:
- 1515146189 / 9781515146186
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Full Color with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Sports & Recreation / Coaching / Soccer