Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Soccer Coaching. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Soccer IQ: Things That Smart Players Do, Vol. 1

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

An Amazon #1 Best-Seller!Named the #1 Soccer Book by a Top 5 Book of the Year by the NSCAA Soccer Journal!Soccer iQ is the first book for soccer PLAYERS!In a world saturated with books about how to coach soccer, Dan Blank finally gives players a book on how to think it. Standing on two decades of collegiate coaching experience, Blank has catalogued soccer’s most common mistakes and provides simple, connect-the-dots solutions to help players solve their soccer problems. Soccer IQ is soccer’s first text book for players; an almanac of smarter soccer decisions intended to flatten out the learning curve. It covers everything from hunting rebounds to the value of the toe-ball; from playing in the rain to the world’s dumbest foul. Blank tells his story from the familiar and humorous voice of a coach who has endured years of stress at the hands of his players. Written in plain-spoken language, Soccer IQ is an easy read and a quick-fix to the most common yet critically important soccer problems. Includes a bonus chapter on the college recruiting process. “Finally someone wrote this book! If every soccer player read Soccer IQ, every coach would be a lot happier.” Mark Francis – Head Coach University of Kansas “Dan Blank has just written soccer’s first definitive text book.” Colin Carmichael – Head Coach Oklahoma State University“This book has immediately become required reading for my team. I’ll take 30 copies.”Steve Nugent – Head Coach UNC-Greensboro “Soccer IQ may the best practical soccer book I have ever read. There’s no fluff. Just nuts and bolts principles that we teach every day. It’ll solve a lot of your soccer problems.”Steve Holeman – Head Coach University of Georgia

  • Author: Dan Blank
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 5, 2012)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1469982472
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches


2. The Coach’s Guide to Teaching

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

The mark of a great coach is a constant desire to learn and grow. A hunger to use whatever can make them better. The best-selling author of Teach Like a Champion and Reading Reconsidered brings his considerable knowledge about the science of classroom teaching to the sports coaching world to create championship caliber coaches on the court and field. What great classroom teachers do is relevant to coaches in profound ways. After all, coaches are at their core teachers. Lemov knows that coaches face many of the same challenges found in the classroom, so the science of learning applies equally to them. Unfortunately, coaches and organizations have a mixed level of understanding of the research and study of the science of learning. Sometimes coaches and organizations build their teaching on myths and platitudes more than science. Sometime there isn’t any science applied at all. While there are thousands of books and websites a coach can consult to better understand technical and tactical aspects of the game, there is nothing for a coach to consult that explicitly examines the teaching problems on the field, the court, the rink, and the diamond. Until now. Intended to offer lessons and guidance that are applicable to coaches of any sporting endeavor including everyone from parent volunteers to professional coaches and private trainers, Lemov brings the powerful science of learning to the arena of sports coaching to create the next generation of championship caliber coaches.

  • Author: Doug Lemov
  • Publisher: John Catt Educational (December 8, 2020)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1913622305
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches


3. Every Moment Matters: How the World's Best Coaches Inspire Their Athletes and Build Championship Teams

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

How do the world’s most successful coaches get the best from their athletes? How do top coaches design practices, inspire their players, and build teams that sustain their excellence season after season? How do they instill high-performing behaviors? Do they coach men and women differently? What about coaching their own children? Most importantly, are these secrets available to the rest of us coaching youth, high school, and college teams? In Every Moment Matters, renowned coach educator John O'Sullivan has collected hundreds of interviews with top coaches, sport scientists, psychologists, and athletes and distilled them into a blueprint for becoming a more effective and inspiring leader. Great coaches realize something that others do not: every moment matters! You must be intentional about everything you do. Whether you are coaching your local youth soccer team, leading your high school football program, or competing for an NCAA championship, Every Moment Matters will give you the tools and strategies to become the coach you always wished you had, and the coach today's athletes are craving. Get ready to have your best season ever!

  • Author: John O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Changing the Game Project (December 8, 2019)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1734342604
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.89 x 9 inches


4. Coaching Soccer For Dummies

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

Packed with drills and tips for practice and game days The fun and easy way(r) to kick-start your soccer coaching skills Volunteering as a youth soccer coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you've never coached before? Don't worry! This friendly guide explains soccer rules, shows you how to approach coaching, and gives you practical pointers on improving your team's soccer skills and encouraging good sportsmanship. Discover how to Understand soccer rules Develop a coaching philosophy Teach soccer fundamentals Run great practices Lead your team during a game Communicate effectively with parents

  • Author: National Alliance for Youth Sports
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1st edition (March 6, 2006)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0471773818
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.1 inches


5. Soccer Coaching: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Lead Your Players, Manage Parents, and Select the Best Formation (Understand Soccer)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

Ever get a little overwhelmed by trying to think of what to teach your team in practice? Wish you had a book that was quick to read that doubled your confidence by pointing out the most important things to focus on with your team? Want to learn the #1 thing to build the bond between you and a player that takes less than 5 seconds. Ever have difficult players or parent(s) of a player and wish you knew the steps how to handle them in a way that is a win-win for both parties? If any of these situations describe where you are at, you are not alone . Working with the directors of your club, managing the expectations of your players’ parents, and making an enjoyable experience for the players while also wanting to win is not an easy feat. I am impressed that you are taking up this sometimes thankless position as you are making a difference in your players’ lives, even if they do not verbally tell you. As the coach, you are the leader of the team and should lead by example. The harder you work, the harder your team will work. There is not a perfect way to coach and it normally takes time to find the style that works best for you and motivates your players. This book will help you in that process. This book is NOT intended to be a complete guide on coaching because if you have ever coached, you realize that everything to know could not be contained in one book. Other author’s tend to fill up their pages with coaching tips for various situations, but never really say which things to know are the most important and will make the biggest difference for your team. This book does exactly that. This book’s main aim is to point out and provide help with the most important areas for you , the coach, to succeed with your team. In an ideal world, you have an infinite amount of time to work with your players. However, we both know that you hardly get enough practices each year and the players’ attention spans can make the practices even more limited. Therefore, this book details the most important 20% of coaching points to help you get 80% of the results . This book details various coaching styles, ways to get the team to respect you even more, and work hard for you. This book does not cover the technical aspects of soccer such as how to pass the ball, shoot properly, perform a foot skill. Other books in the Understand Soccer series have been created to cover those subjects and are also available on Outcomes of applying the facts in this book: -Have the terrific feeling where you are working with your players’ parents instead of against them. -Know the advantages and disadvantages of the major formations to ensure that you are using the best formation for your team to win. -Understand the #1 technique to make sure all your advice is followed and not just heard, which is a major struggle for most coaches. Why does learning these things matter? Well, building your soccer knowledge grows your coaching confidence . Coaching-esteem is key for you, the coach, to build the belief in yourself to know how to handle the difficult situations that can arise when coaching. It is time for your Soccer Coaching to reach the next level. Become the coach that changes every game from here on out and the coach whose team every player wants to be on. Pick up your copy today by clicking BUY NOW .

  • Author: Dylan Joseph
  • Publisher: Understand, LLC (October 6, 2019)
  • Genre: Reference, Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
  • ISBN: 978-1949511154
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.27 x 9 inches


6. Basic Soccer Drills for Kids: 150 Soccer Coaching and Training Drills, Tactics and Strategies to Improve Kids Soccer Skills and IQ

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

Are you looking to take your kids' soccer game (under 15 years) to the next level? Note: The author has coached teams to finals of national competitions - his teams have played at St George's Park, the home of English soccer, twice. He was invited to be a part of the expert panel when the Government re-wrote the curriculum for sport in school in 2010. He has coached across wide ages, but his main experience is ages 8-13, and within that 9-11. All of the drills are ones he has used; his teams were not selective, just normal school sides. All these drills can be adapted by a good coach for any age. Soccer is the most popular team sport in the world. It is perfect for kids to play. It is safe, simple and the skills required can be easily acquired. Becoming an expert player requires high levels of dedication, natural athleticism and innate skills. Any girl or boy can take to the sport and find enjoyment at their own level. It is for this reason that the game is escalating to such a rapid extent in the US. And it is why the need for coaches and players is growing continuously and rapidly. After all, who would not turn down the chance for their kids to keep physically fit, to allow their natural competitiveness to be channelled in an organized way, to be kept busy in a manner that is both productive and worthwhile? In addition to this, soccer develops dexterity, problem solving, collaboration, friendship, respect, self-discipline, team spirit and sportsmanship. All of which are life skills that are best acquired young. But there is so much to learn for youngsters who wish to become soccer players at a good club level. Shooting, defending, pressing, passing, controlling the ball, the laws of the game (even professionals struggle at times with the offside law as do, it sometimes seems, the referees themselves). And more important than all of these, children must learn about the spirit of soccer. Fair play and the sportsmanship mentioned above. This is especially so for today's youngsters facing all the pressures of growing up in a challenging world driven by the twin pressures of consumerism and social media. Here's What's Included In This Book: The 7 different kinds of skills that kids need to learn in soccer How Ball Control Skills escalate the level of your kids soccer game 6 Passing Drills that will improve team cohesion quickly Offensive Tips, Tricks and Drills that will make your team win 6 Drills that will make your kids get to defend in numbers and strength How to get kids to learn from the pros on TV 6 Drills that will make your kids get to defend in numbers and strength 5 Dribbling Tips and Drills that will make your kid stand out How the Mental Side of Soccer will improve your kids social and life skills What Parents must do during soccer practice and games Scroll up and Download Now

  • Author: Chest Dugger
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 14, 2019)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1797453095
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches


7. Fun Soccer Drills that Teach Soccer Skills to 5, 6, and 7 year olds

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

This book provides 117 drills for teaching soccer skills through fun, easy to use games. The drills are designed to teach the fundamentals of soccer in an enjoyable, positive manner that keeps children focused, engaged, and entertained. Your team will get a great workout, maximum touches on the ball, and develop the basic soccer skills needed to be successful soccer players. Whether you have never coached soccer before or are an experienced coach, you will find useful drills in this book to hold the attention of 5, 6, and 7 year olds! In addition to the 117 soccer drills found in this book you will find 107 variations so there is always a fresh way to teach or reinforce a skill. Topics covered: Warm up, Dribbling, Defending, Passing, Receiving, Long Kicks, Shooting, Team Play, Throw-ins

  • Author: Alanna Jones
  • Publisher: Rec Room Publishing; 1st edition (March 11, 2011)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-0966234145
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches


8. Everything Your Coach Never Told You Because You're a Girl: and other truths about winning

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

This is what your coaches would have said to you if you were a boy, told through the story of a small-college team that won more games than it ever had a right to win. It’s an inspiring and straightforward look at the qualities that define the most competitive females, and what separates the ones who get it from the ones who don't. Everything Your Coach Never Told You is the instruction manual for female athletes who want to do more than just play. It's for those girls who want to win, win big, and never apologize for it. It's the call-to-arms for competitive female athletes who dare to color outside of the lines. Not recommended for readers under the age of 13.

  • Author: Dan Blank
  • Publisher: SoccerPoet LLC (October 20, 2014)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-0989697743
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.42 x 9 inches


9. Soccer iQ - Vol. 2: More of What Smart Players Do (Volume 2)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

"It's as if Dan was sitting right next to you with a dry erase board saying, 'See what I mean?' This is another must have book for the soccer lover." Ray Leone, Head Coach, Harvard A follow-up to the Amazon #1 best-seller, Soccer iQ, Volume 2 is written in the same conversational and humorous tone as its predecessor. Volume 2 is an easy read that identifies more of the most common soccer mistakes and provides players with simple, connect-the-dots solutions that they can immediately implement into their games. It is another must-have book for any serious soccer player. "Soccer iQ Vol. 2 gives you way more than your money's worth." Tony Amato - Head Coach, Arizona

  • Author: Dan Blank
  • Publisher: Soccer Poet LLC (April 8, 2014)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-0989697712
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches


10. Soccer Smarts: 75 Skills, Tactics & Mental Exercises to Improve Your Game

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Soccer Coaching - August 2021

Gain the competitive edge you need to win―soccer skills and strategies for kids ages 9 to 12 To reach your full potential as a soccer player, you need to know the right tactics, understand when to use them, and have the skills to carry them out. Soccer Smarts delivers the professional coaching you need to do just that. Written for intermediate soccer players and above, Soccer Smarts presents 75 innovative skills, tactics, and mental exercises to help you become a complete soccer player, inside and out. Soccer Smarts offers access to the proven methods of Charlie Slagle, former president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, current CEO of the Tampa Bay United Soccer Club, and lifelong soccer player. Through Charlie’s time-tested techniques you’ll learn exactly how a good soccer player becomes a great soccer player. Inside the pages of Soccer Smarts you’ll find: Specific lessons for perfecting individual player techniques from the basics to the more complex―such as 1 v 1 defending, power shooting, side volleys, goalkeeper shot blocking, and more. Cutting-edge team tactics that will help you and your teammates adopt a united approach and become a highly efficient soccer team, from possession to combination play to scoring. Game-changing mental exercises that will increase your awareness and enhance your mental aptitude to become a better player and a better leader. Step-up your game with the skills, strategies, and tactics in Soccer Smarts , and discover what you’re truly capable of, both on and off the field.

  • Author: Charlie Slagle
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (October 30, 2018)
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Coaching
  • ISBN: 978-1641522151
  • Dimensions: 5.98 x 0.52 x 9.02 inches