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.