Coaching Girls' Soccer

From the How-To's of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice--Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coa

By John Dewitt
(Three Rivers Press, Paperback, 9780761532491, 240pp.)

Publication Date: August 7, 2001

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Coach Girls for Success on and off the Field
Girls rule! Coaching girls' soccer is a challenge and also a wonderful experience. Witness a game-winning penalty kick or a goalie who saves an almost unstoppable ball, and you can't help but be inspired. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on the players' faces are great rewards for parents and often the signs of a good coach—the type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there?
Perfect for coaches of girls up to age 13, Coaching Girls' Soccer includes everything you need to be an outstanding coach and mentor to your team. Whether you are a seasoned coach looking to fine-tune your skills or a rookie eager to take the field running, you'll discover techniques for success that are tailored specifically to the needs of girls, including:
·Drills and strategies for coaches new to the world of coaching soccer
·Tips on what girls want and need from their soccer experience
·Practical suggestions on how to motivate in a positive and encouraging way
·Advice for helping girls deal with their changing bodies
·And much more!
Now you can be a coaching winner and help bring out the best in your players, both on the soccer field and in the game of life.

About the Author

John DeWitt is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Coaches Organization. He has a U.S. Soccer A License and a U.S. Soccer National Youth diploma. A member of the Region IV Olympic Development Program staff, he currently lives and coaches in the Albuquerque, New Mexica, area.

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