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EricMcGrath

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Winning Formula - Charles Hughes
KNVB Coaching Soccer - Bert van Lingen
Principles of Brazilian Soccer - Thadeus Goncalves
Conditioning for Soccer - Raymond Verheijen
Teambuilding - Rinus Michels
Brilliant Orange - David Winner
Inverting the Pyramid - Jonathan Wilson
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Coaching Program Ideas:
Coaching Soccer Successfully by Rees/Van der Meer

For Forward Play:
Positional Play by Wade

For Defensive Play:
Defensive Drills and Tactics by Santiago Folguira
Zone Play by Pereni / Di Cesare

Set Plays:
Set Plays by Ceccomori

Practice/training/game Ideas:
Coaching Soccer The Progressive Way by Ditchfield/Bahr
Coaching Soccer by Bert Van Lingen
Skills and Srategies for Coaching Soccer by Hargreaves
Zone Play by Pereni / Di Cesare
The Principles of Brazilian Soccer by Goncalves


Pick me up drills:
Practice Games for Winning Soccer by Simon/Reeves

Conditioning:
Conditioning For Soccer by Verheljen

Neat nostalgic read:
Go For The Goal by Mia Hamm

My favorite especially to prepare high school and club girls wanting to play college:
The Vision of a Champion by Anson Dorrance

These are the ones I usually touch every year.

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Best:
Baffled Parent's Guide to Great soccer Drills - Tom Fleck & Ron Quinn
Principles of Brazilian Soccer - Thadeus Goncalves
Team Organization - Matteo Pernisa
Laws Of The Game Made Easy - USSF
Conditioning for Soccer - RV
 
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Teambuilding - Rinus Michels
The Soccer Coaching Bible - NSCAA

Soccer Modern Tactics - Allessandro Zauli
Brazilian Box Midfield - Santos & Reis
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Teambuilding - Rinus Michels
Brilliant Orange - David Winner
Inverting the Pyramid - Jonathan Wilson

The best I've read.
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Thanks for all the suggestions about monetizing the site. I'm slowly firming up how I want to do the affiliate program with Amazon. It needed to be fairly easy to implement and maintain for me, and useful for you.

I'll have this post pinned at the top of the forum and when anyone recommends a book or books, I'll include a widget so readers can easily buy the book(s) from Amazon.

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Off the top of my head I would give recommendations to:
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Sorry I won't need to be buying any of these, Greg.  But I hope that other members will. 

 

My Top Ten in blue.



 

Andersonn, Will: Will You Still Love Me If I Don’t Win?  If your athlete is 8-12, here’s a good place to start.  Ways to help parents and their children avoid the emotional pitfalls of youth sports and get the most out of their sports experience. 

 

Beswick, Bill: Focused For Soccer.  Manchester United’s first sports psychologist fills the largest lecture spaces at the National Soccer Coaches Association Conventions.  Here’s why.

 

Bigelow, Bob: Just Let the Kids Play.  Former NBA player, now a commentator on the youth sports experience.  Key line: “What we are in youth sports to do is to build better children.”

 

Bloom, Benjamin: Developing Talent in Young People.  The definitive study of talent development, both in and out of athletics.  Demonstrates the folly of attempting to identify talent before puberty, identifies influences which maximize talent development.

 

Brown, Bruce E.:  Teaching Character Through Sport: Developing a Positive Coaching Legacy.   Great ideas for coaches about the role that youth sports can play in character development, and how strength of character impacts teams.  Highlights include “Spotlighting“, “Positive Conditioning“, “The Qualities of Great Athletes” and the chapter on “Great Teams”.  Could be a grad course in Positive Coaching alliance ideas.

 

Brown, Jim: Sports Talent.  Developing the gifted athlete.  Specific sections for many sports.

 

Coyle, Daniel: The Talent Code.  Subtitle: “Talent isn’t Born.  It’s Grown.  Here’s How.”  The book delivers on the subtitle.  Great blog at http://www.thetalentcode.com.

 

Damon, William: Greater Expectations.  “Exposes the low standards that children are confronted with in our homes, our schools and throughout our culture.”      



DiCicco, Tony and Hacker, Coleen: Catch Them Being Good.   Women’s National Team Head Coach and Sports Psychologist team up to discuss player and team development. 

 

Dorrance, Anson: Training Soccer Champions.  Player Development at UNC Chapel Hill, and a trailblazing book about coaching female athletes.  Key line: “Female athletes have the superior understanding that relationships are more important than the game.”

 

Dorrance, Anson and Averbuch, Gloria: The Vision of a Champion.  The UNC Chapel Hill program in depth, written in part for the high level U15-18 player.  Chapter 11 is a must read for parents.

 

Doyle, Dan: The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting.  The first of three volumes.

 

Dweck, Carol:  Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.  Great companion book to The Talent Code.

 

Farrey, Tom: Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children.  A look at how some youth sports organizations really go over the top, and how to deal with it. 

 

Gregg, Lauren:  The Champion Within.  A coaching manual for high level player development, by the long time Women’s National Team assistant coach.  Good sections on nutrition and sports medicine.

 

Holt, John: How Children Learn and How Children Fail.  Classics.  Must reading for new teachers and coaches.

 

Longman, Jere: The Girls of Summer.  The ultimate account of the U.S. Women’s National Team in the 1999 Women’s World Cup.

 

McGinniss, Joe: The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro.  A great read for a Soccer Dad.

 

Syed, Matthew: Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success. Challenging the idea that greatness comes from talent rather than effort and practice.

 

Silby, Caroline:  Games Girls Play.  Grad school level sports psychology.

 

Sokolove, Michael: Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women’s Sports,  Why? Early specialization in a single sport, lack of adequate recovery time and a focus on results over development at younger and younger ages.  Here’s a guide to safety and sanity in sports for young female athletes.

 

Thompson, Jim: Shooting In the Dark.  A male coach’s hilarious first experience coaching female athletes. BTDT.

 

Thompson, Jim: The Double Goal Coach.  The Positive Coaching Alliance founder’s prescription for a mastery approach to youth sports.  Terrific chapter on “Empowering Conversations” between parent and child.

 

Tutko, Thomas and Bruns, William:  Winning Is Everything (and Other American Myths).  A hard to find book. Tutko was the first to zero in on the trend toward “win-at-all-costs” in youth sports.

 

Wolff, Rick:  Good Sports.  Sports Illustrated columnist’s “concerned parent’s guide to competitive youth sports“.   

 

Zimmerman, Jean and Reavill, Gil: Raising Our Athletic Daughters.  Gender equity and other issues in girls’ and women’s sports.  The section on eating disorders is sobering.


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Good list, Oldtimer.
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The mourinho books are great too. Interesting insight into his coaching . 
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The Complete Guide to Coaching Soccer Systems and Tactics by Jacob Daniel
 
Attacking Down the Flank (Soccer Method) by Henk Mariman
Attacking Down the Center (Soccer Method)


 

 

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The Talent Code (which Oldtimer previously mentioned) was referenced by at least 3 different presenters at Cal South's Soccer Nation Expo this past weekend.


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Football for the Brave - John Cartwright


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Rinus Micheals - Teambuilding. Great read. You have to read it more than once to completely get it. 

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A good book I have read is Skills and Strategies for Coaching Soccer by: Alan Hargreaves.
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My Life and The beautiful Game, by Pele
Go To Goal (forgot author)
The Coerver Book was excellent and colorful
All books by Anson Dorrance
Focused for Soccer - great for mental toughness
Paul Caligiuri's book has some good stuff on individual training
http://www.x-factorsoccer.com for speed, strength and power for soccer


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These are the books I have used with some success:
*Training Soccer Champions - Anson Dorrance
*Outliers - Malcom Gladwell
*Catch Them Being Good - Colleen Hacker
*The Leadership Moment - Michael Useem
*Focused for Soccer - Bill Beswick
*Man's search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl
*Greater Expectations - William Damon
*The Art of War - Sun Tzu
*The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto

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http://www.x-factorsoccer.com for speed, strength and power for soccer



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I did, thanks for the heads up. 

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I did, thanks for the heads up. 


Terrific!
Maybe start a thread talking about your book will get people interested in it?

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Soccer techniques, Tactics & Teamwork by Gerhard Bauer.  It's a bit old, but has some good stuff that I think might have fallen through the cracks in the modern game.


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