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TitleThe best of soccer journal: an NSCAA guide to soccer coaching excellence
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	Chapter I: Technique pg 7
		Principles of Teaching Techniques pg 8
		Dribbling: A Crucial Component pg 10
		Fast Footwork pg 16
		Shielding pg 18
		Tackling pg 22
		Receiving pg 27
			to Make Quick Decisions pg 34
		First Touch - Fine Tuning Technique pg 37
		Heading pg 39
		Elevating Passing Skill pg 41
		Finishing: Technique and Repetition pg 46
		Goalkeeper Training Part I pg 49
		Goalkeeper Training Part II: Advanced Catching and Diving pg 54
		Extending the Keeper's Range pg 57
		Training to Save the Breakaway pg 59
		Dealing with Crosses pg 61
		Integrating the Goalkeeper in a Training Session pg 64
	Chapter II: Tactics pg 67
		The Evolution of Systems pg 68
		4-4-2: A Balanced Attack pg 78
		4-4-2: The Defensive Strategy pg 82
		4-4-2: The Attacking Strategy pg 86
		4-3-3: A System that Works pg 90
		Examining the 3-5-2 System pg 94
		Three in the Back pg 103
		The Four Main Moments of Soccer pg 108
		Possession and Penetration pg 110
		Defending Not Hard but Smart pg 114
		Zonal Defending: Making it Work pg 116
	Chapter III: The Mental pg 119
		Weighing the Confidence Factor pg 120
		Developing Consistency pg 125
		It's a Mental Game pg 131
		Relaxing Under Pressure pg 135
		Youth Soccer Coach Wanted pg
		The Perils of Criticism pg 144
		Winners are Different pg 148
		Women: It's OK to Compete pg 151
		Mental Toughness: Developing Self-Awareness pg 154
		The Right Ways to Motivate pg 157
		Building Morale: Egos Must Go! pg 161
		Where Are We Going and How Do We Get There? pg 165
	Chapter IV: Fitness and Nutrition pg 169
		Get Serious About Warm-Ups pg 170
		Warm-Up - When, Why and How? pg 173
		Fitness Training: How Much and How Hard? pg 176
		Strategies to Get Your Team Soccer Fit pg 178
		Soccer Circuit Training pg 180
		Designing Strength Training to Be Soccer Fit pg 183
		Strength and Conditioning for Youth Soccer Players pg 186
		Improving Speed for Training pg 190
		Off-Season Conditioning in Soccer pg 193
		The Problem of Over-Competition pg 196
		ACL Injury Prevention pg 198
		Proper Feeding pg 202
		Here's Proof Sports Drinks Work pg 207
		The Road to Recovery pg 210
	Chapter V: Coaching and Team Management pg 213
		The Craft of Coaching pg 214
		Defining the Word "Coaching" pg 219
		Fitting Practices to Ages pg 222
		From Looking Good to Winning pg 224
		Teaching the Game pg 228
		Good Coach or Good Leader? pg 232
		Soccer's Building Blocks pg 236
		Realistic Practices Pay off pg 244
		Making Training Game-Like pg 248
		Keep Them Short and Sharp pg 251
		Curing Common Coaching Problems pg 256
		Training Session for U-6 Players pg 262
		Athletes First, Winning Second pg 265

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