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Coaching soccer is one of those sports that not
individual skills but really involves that intangible quality of
"awareness". The challenge for those of you coaching soccer comes
having players take their individual skills and putting them together
the awareness of their teammates at game speed with an opponent
every one of those skills.
Soccer is a great team sport. When the team comes first everyone
supports everyone else on offense and defense. While all the great
soccer teams have great individual players they by themselves do not
Six Fundamental Skills: Dribbling, Passing, Shooting,
trapping, heading, and defensive positioning
Just as in basketball movement up the soccer field relies on dribbling
and passing. A person coaching soccer who has exceptional dribblers
has an offensive weapon. In soccer everyone needs to be able to dribble
a ball well, but especially the forwards. They are like the guards in
As the great forwards dribble past defenders and get in position for a
shot fans, and all those coaching soccer, shake their head in awe.
Instinctively everyone realize the skill
involved and cheers (even from the opposing team's fans) arise whenever
a player manages to perform a spectacular dribble.
It is important for those coaching soccer emphasize to their young
players that dribbling in soccer does not have to be spectacular. A
successful soccer dribble doesn't always mean a double spin, or a
flipover trademarked by the
Brazilian soccer school.
Most often in a game the most fundamentally sound and simple dribble
will lead to that key goal or key assist. For example, when a player
receives the ball and simply traps it avoiding the defender's tackle,
he managed to take out his direct opponent with a short, effective
dribble that isn't necessarily spectacular, but one that managed to
create offensive superiority. Here we will discuss the basics of the
soccer dribble that everyone coaching soccer will want their players to
be able to do.
The Angle – the way
you position yourself when you have the
ball opens up (or closes) dribbling opportunities. The
easiest way to dribble is by moving parallel to the goal lines, which
allows you to get some space and helps to protect from a defender's
don't actually create offensive superiority with this type of side-ways
soccer dribble, but it does open up several passing opportunities and
maybe even a shot and passing or shooting opportunities is what those
coaching soccer want to create.
Luring Opponents –
a soccer dribble
is efficient against both zone and man to man defenses, considering
the way you can destabilize both of these defenses.
Coaching soccer requires designing defenses and creating offenses to
counter the defense. There are two type of defenses: zone and
man-to-man. Zone defenses require one defender to cover a specific zone
pitch (central left area, central right area, etc), so if you manage to
get by one defender with a dribble, another one will have to leave his
zone and cover you. This can easily throw an entire defense into
Same principle applies for man-to-man defenses, with the addition that
even easier to confuse with a well timed dribble.
– Coaching soccer uses tactics but a team can employ tactics only to a
that it is the player's own creativity and inspiration that comes into
play. Therefore, the dribbling technique you will use will be based on
your skills and your skills alone. There are basic types of dribbles,
which will act as the foundation to create your own personal dribbling
Types of Dribbles
The Angle Creator –
Creator dribble is a quick burst move where you move the ball slightly
sideways when facing an opponent, in order to clear an angle for a pass
or a shot. With the Angle Creator, you do take the defender out of play
for a second
or two, which is your window of opportunity to pass or shoot.
The Scissors – The
scissors dribble involves
moving one foot over the ball in a quick motion, allowing your entire
body weight to press on this foot, then immediately cutting the ball
with the outside of your other foot and accelerating. In order for it
to be effective, the scissors dribble must be done quickly and it's
usually more efficient against defenders that stay "on guard", rather
than a defender that attacks.
Once you've mastered the scissors move, you can try practicing with the
double scissors soccer dribble, which involves two faking motions over
The Fake Kick –
This is one of the most effective dribbles in soccer
when you're near the enemy penalty box. I'm sure you've all seen it:
the attacker fakes a shot, making the defender jump or attacks him to
try to block the would-be shot, but instead of actually releasing the
shot the attacker stops the initial move and cuts the ball past the
defender and accelerates.
You need to use your body to make the initial fake shot more
believable. For example, you can use your hands to better sell the fake
shot. This should be
one of the first moves to try and master. If you've seen the "best goal
in the history of soccer" scored by Maradona against England in the
1986 World Cup, he uses a quick fake kick to trick the goalkeeper into
throwing himself on the ground, then dribbles him and pushes the ball
in the net.
The Lunge – One of
the basic one-on-one soccer dribbles that every
player should start with. The lunge is all about using your body to
trick the defender into thinking you're going one way or the other.
Simply take a small sideways jump around the ball, pushing your
shoulder and your entire body on the weight-bearing foot, and then
ball in the opposite direction, with your other foot.
It's like the scissor dribble, but without faking a stepover of the
ball. The ball should roll gently forward during this trick but you
shouldn't really touch it during the dribble. The secret is all in the
body movement to fake the defender, then you redirect the ball away
from the defender.
The double lunge -
This move is exactly what it says it is. You simply do the lunge in one
direction and then the opposite to completely get your defender off
balance. The ball goes in the direction of your first lunge move.
Practicing Your Soccer Dribbling Skills
For the person coaching soccer you will want to encourage your players
to practice dribbling on their own. Yes, time during your practice
sessions are important, but it is one skill that all you coaching
soccer can have your players learn to do by practicing on their time.
These are just a few examples of dribbling in soccer, but there are
obviously a lot more that you can practice and use. Some of these
dribbles will come in naturally in a match. Remember, in a match no
defender will give you the
time to think out what dribble to use. You can prepare by practicing
each of these dribbles by yourself and visualizing all the different
senarios you could use it. This individual "alone" practice time is
vital for your long-term soccer succes.
If you do have a friend, sibling, or parent who you train with all the
better. You can use them to learn how a defender reacts to your soccer
dribble. Grab a friend and take turns in dribbling: this way you will
the way you counter dribbles as well and you'll also learn to think
like a defender, which improves the way you set up your dribbles.
There's really no "I can't do that" when it comes
to soccer dribbling skills. With enough
practice you can basically copy off any dribbling you try. It's just
like practicing ball juggling tricks: you'll fail miserably at first,
but after enough practice you'll get the moves down perfectly and
you'll be wondering how come you couldn't do them at first.
Passing the soccer ball is essential for a well functioning offensive
team. Passing well requires both a player with good technique so he or
she passes the ball accurately with the perfect speed. Most players,
when they receive the ball, will think about passing to an open
team-mate. Good soccer passing requires good technique and involves
making the right decision at the right time.
coaching soccer teams you will need to teach how to receive a ball.
Good passing requires teammates who are in good position to receive the
pass, control the ball well, and know how move to open areas on the
or use their body to gain position on the defender and be able to
receive a pass.
Coaching Soccer Passing
Timing a pass perfectly is crucial. Even if a pass is executed
perfectly, it can go wrong if it is made too soon or too late. Timing
is a responsibility shared by both receiver and passer. The receiver
must make himself available to receive a pass and the player with the
ball must time the pass precisely. The person coaching soccer must give
your team time to practice their timing with each other.
Learn to see the whole field by having your head up
and eyes defocused - looking down field
Always looks up for support and know where your
team-mates are before
making a pass. Always keep your calm and never panic.
Pass to the spot your teammate can protect the ball
from a defender if he is stationary
Many passes are made to the open spot where you
teammate will be - lead the receiver.
Master all types of passes
Practice with your teammates so you can get to know
their speed and "read their thoughts"
Coaching Soccer: passing
The side foot pass is the most common and easiest
pass to perform. It is highly effective and very accurate. It is
generally used for shorter passes.
The non-striking foot should be even with the ball.
Kick the ball with the inside of your other foot. Follow through in the
direction you want the ball to travel.
Try to hit the ball through the center.
Keep the ball on the ground as long as possible.
This is usually quite hard to do when hitting the ball with pace so
don't worry about it too much if the bal gets a little bit of air.
Make sure to hit the ball with the large area at the
side of your foot
in the intended direction.
Coaching Soccer: the long pass
The long pass is when a
player knocks the ball into the air over their opponents heads and to
their team-mate. Long passes usually cover greater distances than the
side-footed pass. It is ideal for counter attacking, catching the
defence off gaurd and switching sides of play. All of you coaching
soccer will want your players to develop this skill.
To perform a long pass:
try to strike the ball with your instep. Strike from
the bottom of the ball upwards, this will send the ball flying through
Hit the ball lower and get your foot right under the
Follow through to generate the power
for the long pass.
Direct the ball to the open area where you expect
your teammate to be. The longer the pass the harder it is to keep
control of the ball. You really need to know your teammates and develop
a good feel for your leg strength.
Defenders will most like
close you down quickly when they see you attempting this kind of pass
so creating room for yourself before making the pass is always a good
As always, be calm, confident and watch for runs from
an eye on the oposing teams defenders as well. If they are not ready to
intercept the long pass, it makes it that much easier to complete the
As in basketball and hockey the two most basic pass patterns in soccer
are the give-and-go and the through pass. The give-and-go the soccer
player will use the side foot pass to pass to a teammate. The passer
then immediately breaks to an open spot past his defender in
anticipation of an immediate return pass from his teammate.
If you are coaching soccer you must have your players practice this
most basic play. It will lead to great offensive opportunities at any
The through pass is done when the ball-handler sees his teammate
begining a run to an open area and delivers a pass to that area. Great
passers see these opportunities and their teammates understand how to
get into good receiving position. A person who is good at coaching
soccer will help their players develop this skill.
Remember great passing teams must be able to receive the ball without
losing control. Fumbling and turnovers are caused when receivers take
their eyes off the ball or try to do something before they have control
1) Keep your eyes on the ball at all times.
2) Catch and control the ball first, before doing anything else.
3) To catch the ball develop learn to give as
the ball comes to you. (To learn more go to the trapping section).
4) When on the run learn to direct the ball as you receive it to a
spot just in front of you so you can keep your forward momentum.
Again, the part of the body "trapping" the ball must give with the ball.
5) As the receiver, look to move to open areas.
6) When in traffic use your body, your legs and hips in particular, to
get into a
strong and wide stance to shield the defender and be in position to
receive a pass.
7) Learn to read the spin of the ball. A long pass may have more back
spin and it will be essential to know the ball may not "run" and you
will need to move your body through the ball.
Yes, defense wins championships, but you still must score to win.
Scoring means you must be able to shoot the ball. There are two basic
components of a good shot - power and accuracy. The coaching soccer
basics include helping your players develop more powerful and accurate
For those coaching soccer who are really into the technical and
detailed aspects of
shooting a soccer ball with power and accuracy you should read the Biomechanical
characteristics and determinants of instep soccer kick published
in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine in 2007. Below you will
find the basics.
Having a powerful shot gives you a chance to score from longer
distances and makes it more difficult for a goalie to make an initial
save. There are some basic guidelines for developing a more powerful
Be "square" to the ball. Have your shoulders and hips
facing the goal.
Your non-kicking foot needs to be planted even with
the ball. Too far ahead or behind causes a loss of power.
When kicking the ball keep your knee over the ball.
Hit the ball in the center with the instep of your
Follow through keeping your toes pointed.
Accelerate your leg through the kick; it is leg speed
that generates power.
Obviously, strength, particularly core strength is also
very important. Good technique, however, will allow a small player to
generate tremendous power to his or her shot.
Those of you coaching soccer know that a powerful shot is no good if
they can't consistently put it on goal and specifically where they want
it. Accuracy is vitally important.
Accuracy sometimes necessitates a loss of power. Using a short side of
foot kick is sometimes what is required. Putting spin on the ball to
"hook" or "slice" it can be what you need. As the person coaching
soccer you will want your players to do all of these
things with power and accuracy in order that they will be a great goal
Coaching soccer: The Hook
The Fundamentals of the hook shot:
Your foot needs to strike the ball just off center
Your shooting foot may strike the ball with the
inside of the foot just on the outside of the center line to hook the
Your shooting foot may strike the ball with the
outside of the foot just on the inside of the center line to slice the
Leg speed will determine the power and amount of hook
or slice on the ball.
Follow through with your leg going across your body
We can't emphasize it enough. Defense wins championships. Team defense
each individual learning good solid defensive positioning. Coaching
soccer well means teaching defense.
Mark your opponent. Stay so tight that no one passes
to him or her, unless told by your coach to play zone marking. Sticking
close is called man-to-man marking.
Stay with your opponent. Don't try to take the ball
from the carrier.
Avoid sliding tackles. If you fail to steal the ball,
the carrier can pass you easily.
Develop speed, quickness, and most of all
anticipation. If someone tries to pass to your opponent, get to the
ball first and look out for passes that you can intercept.
Prevent goal access: If your opponent receives the
ball, don't let him turn his body toward the goal.
Block. If the opponent has the ball and is facing the
goal, don't give him or her room to shoot. Stay within a couple feet.
If he or she shoots, be in the way to block it.
Mirror your opponent. Move when they move. Stay on
your toes. If you must give your opponent room, do it toward the
sidelines, so he or she can move away from the goal.
Look at their midriff (belly-button) and with your
periferal vision the ball. They have to move in the direction their
midrif moves, but you are mostly interested in the ball. If you stay on
your toes and don't commit too quickly you can avoid being faked out.
Great dribblers can do amazing things with the ball, so you want to
your eye on their midsection as well.
If an opponent gets a step on you sprint to a point
that will intercept their path to the goal.
Never try to reach in and stab or swipe for the ball.
Your opponent will dribble right past you if you do. Just stay close
Use your team support. If you have a teammate behind
you (supporting you), you can look to try to take the ball from your
opponent. If not, don't try.
Be aggressive and intimidating within the legal
limits. Learn to use your body legally, but be physical.
Watch your opponent from the sidelines and study his
or her 1-on-1 moves and habits.
Contain as best you can. If there aren't a lot of
defenders in your half of the field, contain your opponent, slowing him
or her down and giving your teammates time to arrive.
Know the speed and abilities of your opposing team.
Know your own abilities and skills as compared to your opponents, and
don't be over-agressive.
Occasionally look around and be aware of other
players around the field. Try to anticipate where your opponent is
going to pass.
Use deception. Deception is as powerful as speed. If
your opponent thinks you're passive, you can surprise him or her.
Stay in between your player and the goal.
Wait until your player makes a mistake, then go in.
If your player gets by you and is one on one with the
goalie, stay in pursuit in case they make a mistake, just being there
will put pressure on them. Stay calm. If you take
down your opponent, most of the time this will result in a yellow card.
With a few tackles (mainly the ones that deny the other player a chance
to score) you will be ejected from the game with a red card. Trust your
goalie and don't upset the one is coaching soccer for you.
Out think your opponent. Study them, study the game!
As a person coaching soccer, it essential that your players develop the
ability to control the ball. The essential component of that skill is
trapping and redirecting the ball. Your players need to be able to
handle not only the
most basic and simplest passes, but they need to control the more
difficult bouncing ball and long ball.
The people coaching soccer need to teach ball control skills to their
players. Controlling the ball could mean stopping the ball or trapping
it also may be softening the ball while redirecting to a spot you are
moving to. The former is the more basic skill and the latter is a more
advanced and applicable skilll. Inside of the foot
The foot you plant (the opposite one from which you
will be trapping or redirecting the ball) must be planted 45-90 degrees
in relation to the direction the ball is coming from.
Keep your your weight on your toes on the plant foot.
You should intercept the ball with the arch of the
foot you are using to control the ball.
At the time of contact give with the ball.
Instead of trapping the ball you may wish to redirect it.
Simply turn your receiving foot in the desired
You have to make some judgements:
How fast is the ball traveling
where are the defenders in relation to where I am
directing the ball
How hard to I need the ball to go so I can direct
it from the defenders and still maintain posession. This last judgement
determines how much you must cushion the ball on the redirect.
Outside of the foot
This technique is useful when the ball is coming in from the side.
Rather than turning your body into its path, you can
control it using the outside of the foot.
Simply reach forward into the ball's path and
intercept it with the outside of your instep.
That should settle it nicely considering that the
outside of your foot provides a lot of contact surface.
The redirect is the same for the inside of the foot, but you are using
the outside of the foot.
Sole of the foot
Simply put your foot on the ball with your toes
raised slightly above your heel.
Trapping with the sole of the foot is rarely applied
to control passes.
It can be useful in dribbling.
This technique is useful when the ball is falling
from a steep angle.
Don't just wait for the ball to arrive, stay on your
toes and lock your eyes on it.
Quickly adjust to its trajectory so that you don't
have to reach out too far.
As the ball arrives try to catch the ball on your
foot using the area around your shoelaces.
To do this you need to bend your knee and ankle back
just as you are making contact with the ball.
When using it for control, stretch out your arms and
flex your muscles.
Arch your back slightly as the ball arrives.
Get your chest on plane with the height of the ball
by jumping or bending your knees.
Just For Fun: Watch
this ball control video and then look at the one after showing game
speed ball control.
Heading the ball is an invaluable skill in soccer. It is used to direct
the ball to a teammate for a pass or to direct the ball into the goal.
A well-headed ball is an exciting play to watch. Coaching soccer
requires you to be sure your players learn the basics steps in heading
a soccer ball.
To do these well follow these basic steps:
Arch your back as the ball approaches with neck firm
and legs bent.
Spread your feet apart, wider than shoulder width.
Drive your entire upper torso toward the ball. Follow
through with your head and neck as you make contact with the ball. Keep
your head and neck moving together on the same plane.
Keep your eyes open and on the ball and use your
forehead to make contact. Shutting your eyes and tucking your chin at
the lest second almost always results in making contact with the ball
somewhere other than your forehead.
Direct the ball down by making contact with your head
slightly closer to the top of the ball. You must maintain eye contact
with the ball!
Make contact slightly lower on the ball to send it
Follow through by continuing to drive your head
forward. The strength of the header comes from the waist.
Other Tips & Warnings
If you need to jump, make contact at the highest
point of your jump.
When heading the ball to score a goal, direct the
ball down to make it harder for the goalkeeper to save.
To clear the ball from your own goal area, direct the
ball up and out.
Incorrect heading can lead to neck injury or
concussions. Beginners should go slowly. Practice with a light ball,
such as a beach ball or soft volleyball, and gradually move on to a
regulation soccer ball.
I wish I could say this is our site, but one of the best sports
coaching sites we have found is Soccerxpert. It has loads of great soccer drills
and plans for those coaching soccer, so rather than trying to duplicate
it (we aren't a soccer specialty site) we will just send you there.
Just remember to come back and visit us!
Anyone coaching a sport should be thinking about developing the fitness
of their athletes. What you do is completely dependent on the age of
the athlete. If you are coaching athletes who are young men and women
they need to be thinking not only about sport specific training, but
over-all general strength and conditioning.
For any of you who
have volunteered for soccer coaching, or are getting a small stipend
will want to be able to recommend both general sports and fitness
training as well as sport specific training. There are three programs
The Jump Manual
Jumping is a part of soccer. The Jump Manualprovides
a proven program
to improve your jumping ability. So, for all of you coaching soccer
we would recommend you get this program into the hands of your
This program is about being
able to jump high to get to balls with your head or if you are a goalie
to dominate the air around the goal. You can be strong, quick, and in
condition but not have good technique to jump higher. This program is
specifically designed to improve your ability to jump higher.
In this program you will learn:
a day by day workout chart shows you exactly how to
do each workout, and exercises are accompanied by videos.
why Strength X Quickness = Explosion and the most
effective and proven methods to increase both.
how to use the "stretch shortening cycle (SSC)",
plyometrics, and "complex training" to boost your performance.
the 9 facets of an incredible vertical and how to
systematically improve in each one to create an explosive synergy.
why the recovery phase of training is so important,
why most athletes neglect it, and how you can capitalize.
how flexibility, balance, and form greatly affect
your explosion potential and how to capitalize.
Learn why most athletes are training harder and
getting less results.
Learn how to recruit and train all muscles involved
in the vertical jump.
You also get:
access to the Jumpers Forum where you can
with other like minded athletes who have already achieved what you want.
UNLIMITED one-on-one training to guarantee that ALL
your questions are answered.
An entire section about jumping form shows you how
gain inches by tweaking your jumping form to use explosion you already
The Jump Manual is
THE best program we have found for training players to have more
explosive jumping ability. It is a soccer coaching must have.
Coaching soccer is no different than any other sport in that you
want to have well-conditioned athletes. That will require your soccer
players to workout during the season and in the off-season.
For over-all strength, flexibility and athletic training we recommend TacFit.
Understand that this program will really develop over-all body strength
and athleticism, but it will not specifically train you in soccer
Also, without YOU putting in the work and dedication you will not see
the results. TacFit will also separate the dedicated athlete from the
"club" athlete. It is a challenging program.
Our special forces have trained their bodies to perform athletically.
Natural strength that can be obtained from using your own bodyweight.
You don't need large space or special equipment to train. You can do it
all in only 20 minutes a day. If you know what to do.
As someone coaching soccer you can refer your soccer players to
this incredible program.
Crisis response demands a physical training program that will develop
tireless stamina, extreme range reactive strength, ballistic speed, the
agility and coordination of a Free Runner, and active recovery and
For those of you coaching soccer, if your players had those type of
workouts do you think their atheltic
performance would improve? Do you think your soccer coaching would
improve as your players improve? You bet it would.
So, what does this basic program give you?
* workouts manual
* training calendar
* video instructions (in several formats)
* Recovery techniques
You can add to the basic program and get all the above, plus:
* follow along videos
* rapid recovery and breathing techniques
* diet plan
* recipe book
* video of a real training program personally run by
So, check out all the details of Tacfit
and try it for yourself!
Total Soccer Fitness
As someone coaching soccer, playing soccer, or with a child who is
involved in soccer there is one other recommended program we recommend.
Total Soccer Fitness was designed by a strength
conditioning coach to specifically train soccer players. If you are a
soccer coach you really should become familiar with this program. Your
athletes parents and your athletes to need this information as well.
In this program you will get:
A unique conditioning system designed to develop
injury-free, well-rounded young soccer stars
Dozens of fitness programs, sessions and drills split
into the three key age groups - examples that apply to your situation
information on how to avoid the dangerous,
career-shortening pitfalls that many people coaching soccer and parents
are unwittingly promoting already
This program is about training soccer players, and athletes of most any
age. Soccer, at any age is a physical game. It involves running. It
involves twisting and turning. It involves jumping and kicking and
tackling. As young players mature, the stresses and strains of the
competitive environment become greater and greater.
Not only can conditioning for juniors and youths be perfectly safe,
done correctly it's the best way to prevent injury and set up a long,
Depending on your coaching soccer experience you may already know how
to address the
unique needs of young players when it comes to learning skill and
technique. On the other hand you may be one of those many volunteer
coaches who stepped up because you child is playing, you like the game,
and you want to be part of your child's life, but you have never
There are guidelines and advice aplenty in the many hundreds of soccer
coaching books and resources. You have to know these "coaching soccer
inside out if you want to get formally qualified. But how many coaches
(or parents) really understand the unique
physiological needs of children and adolescents?
They are NOT mini adults. You can't simply take an adult's training
plan and water it down. Unfortunately, the coaching soccer books that
on fitness for soccer nearly always focus on adults (or over 16's)...
and even then it's usually just an afterthought.
The very small minority of young athletes who are fortunate enough to
be given a well-planned, long-term conditioning program often go on to
excel in sport. They reach a higher peak. They stay injury free and
foster character traits of discipline and confidence that will stand
then in good stead for the rest of their lives.
Conditioning programs, sessions and drills grouped in
to three key age
groups... pre-adolescents (8-11), adolescents (12-14) and post
Why soccer conditioning for children is the polar
conditioning in adults
Why strength training is not only safe in children
but how it can
prolong their entire career
How to design resistance training programs for
children as young as 8
right through to soccer-specific strength plans for young adults
Complete sample strength programs including sets,
Endurance training in children and youths and how
certain drills may do
more harm than good in pre-adolescents
The distances, time-periods and rest intervals young
players must stick
to in a training session
Sample endurance circuits and obstacle course that
can easily be
incorporated into any coaching soccer session
When to introduce anaerobic endurance training and
why some coaching
drills you complete already may do more harm than good
How to help junior players ingrain superb running
technique and why it
will affect the rest of their sporting career
Lots of speed, quickness and agility drills that are
fun and that won't
strain growing joints
Why speed is NOT just determined by genetics and how
can more than make up for a lack of natural sprinting ability
The vital importance of flexibility training and why
it can prevent
many of the injuries associated with rapid growth spurts
A complete soccer stretching routine everyone
coaching soccer will want
Why stretching before a game may do more harm than
Complete week-by-week programs for the pre-season for
groups and different coaching soccer scenarios
Everything in Total Soccer Fitness for Juniors is designed with
player's unique needs in mind. And it's also designed so that coaches
and parents can implement it's principles in the real world -- when
time, equipment and resources are limited...
Ultimately, Total soccer Fitness For Juniors is not about soccer, it's
about developing healthy, happy, all-round young athletes.
Every child should be given the opportunity to follow their passion,
and, should they opt for a sport other than soccer, you can rest easy
knowing you have given them the best chance of success whatever their
is vitally important for athletic endeavors. In this current culture it
is vital that those coaching soccer, or any sport, are informed
about nutrition. If your athletes
do not watch their nutrition they will not be able to make the athletic
gains they could if they ate properly. We have two recommended
nutrition programs for those coaching soccer and their athletes.
Precision Nutrition covers everything you need to
know about nutrition. It is a comprehensive nutrition education course.
1) teach you how to eat for your goal and your body. We teach you how
to develop a custom nutrition plan unique to your physiology.
2) be easy to understand.
3) provide you with 1 year of 24/7 online support on their private
member forum. You’ll need help, and with PN you get it – from expert
coaches and nearly 40,000 fellow members from around the world.
4) provide you with a 1 year membership to their online library of
articles, e-books and software. Access their complete Exercise Video
Database and thousands of pages covering every conceivable fitness and
nutrition topic in the Member Zone.
5) Include more than 25 goal-specific exercise programs by world-class
coaches. They had the top coaches in the world develop exercise
programs specifically for Precision Nutrition members.
6) Include the PN cookbook, Gourmet Nutrition Volume 1.
7) Guarantee results. They put their money where their mouth is. If PN
doesn’t work for you, They’ll not only give your money back, they’ll
buy you another book of your choosing!
Of all the above mentioned benefits of the program the most talked
about by our members is the on-line supports. Coaching soccer
thoroughly will mean getting your players involved in off-season
programs. Those programs should include good nutrition education.
This is one of the best out there and is used by some of the most
sought after athletic trainers in the world. As one coaching soccer you
should look into this program for your athletes sake. For more
to the Precision Nutrition
Eating for Energy
Eating for Energy
is another excellent nutrition education program. For athletes and
coaches, in this case those coaching soccer, it will provide your
players the energy and fitness that will enable them to reach peak
Eating for energy's nutrition education will teach you things you won't
learn in traditional classes. And that is the reason we are here!
In this e-course you will learn:
1) how you can prevent cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, and obesity by
making this one small change to the way you eat.
2) what the startling food consumption trends between 1970 and 2004
have done to your health.
3) why fit people can be at greater risk of disease!
4) the top 12 superfoods you should eat all the time.
5) why you may not have been successful in losing weight in the past.
This one secret will change your life (not just your body)!
6) why counting calories does not work. You'll find out what does.
7) why not all fats are bad and why eating certain "healthy" fats can
actually speed up fat loss, increase your energy levels, decrease your
risk of cardiovascular disease, memory loss, and more... and precisely
how much of them you need for optimal effects.
8) the miraculous food whose saturated fat burns fat in your body,
fuels your energy for exercise, and prevents sickness and infections!
One of the most amazing finds ever - and you can easily buy at your
local grocery store!
9) how to crank up your metabolism and turn your body into a
food-incinerating, fat-melting human blast furnace! Easy
metabolism-boosting techniques revealed!
10) how to eat 50% more calories without storing an ounce as fat - It's
true - you can actually eat more food while losing more fat using this
simple, but often overlooked strategy!
11) how to boost your energy levels higher than you ever thought
possible - almost instantly! (you'll notice the difference the very
12) the 10 Success Habits that will get you to your goals!
13) the psychology of permanent fat loss and abundant health...Goal
setting and motivation tactics that program your subconscious mind for
massive success...Follow this "secret mental training formula" and
you'll be practically "hypnotized" into eating properly and working out
consistently - Just imagine... no more "willpower" required! (these are
the same techniques that NFL, NBA, MLB and Olympic champions pay sports
psychologists hundreds of dollars an hour to learn.)
14) why obesity and most diseases do not occur in nature and discover
what we're doing to domesticated animals that is making them as sick,
fat, and tired as we are!
Soccer: Fitness, Recovery, and A great
If your young athletes are over the age of 12 you should investigate
and learn about a new scientific breakthrough that is turning the
athletic community upside down. Anyone coaching, whether it is coaching
soccer or any other sport you owe it to yourself and your athletes to
First, listen to these testimonials and then watch the next to clips to
learn even more.
Now, we had to put ASEA to the test ourselves and have found the same
results many of these people have talked about. We can't claim any
scientific findings nor any amazing healing, but we did find that
endurance and recovery improved after workouts. So, if you are coaching
soccer you should try it and then recommend it!
We are not a coaching soccer only website so our goal is to provide
some basic information with places to go and programs to get that will
make your experience coaching soccer better. Please, give us
feedback and help your other coaches by using our submissions