Build a winning girls' soccer program, on the field and off. In "Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully", one of the nation's top high school coaches, Debra LaPrath, shares her expertise on all aspects of coaching. From establishing a coaching philosophy to making decisions during a game, this is the approach that has made her program a perennial powerhouse. "Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully" covers every aspect of the coach's role including developing and perfecting skills, evaluating players and defining their roles, organizing productive practices, scouting and preparing for games, adding variety to training, developing leadership qualities, motivating the team and communicating on and off the field. Featuring seasonal training plans, drills for developing fundamental to advanced skills, and advice for handling off-the-field challenges, "Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully" is the most comprehensive resource available for novice and experienced coaches alike.
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 15 mm
"Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully is an excellent resource for soccer coaches of all levels. LaPrath transforms years of experience as an extraordinary coach into an invaluable tool for developing winning teams both on and off the soccer field."
President of Fearless Soccer and Fitness
Former Professional Soccer Player
"Debra's coaching techniques made me a better player, a more complete athlete, and ultimately a more confident woman. For motivational tips, coaching guidelines, and specific strategies for working with female soccer players, this book is a must-read!"
NCAA Division I Soccer (2003-2007)
2007 Wally Bell Award Winner
"Debra is the inspirational player every team wanted. Her enthusiasm, work ethic, and spirit were always a source of motivation at trainings. People simply wanted to be on her team. She brings nothing less to Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully . Her approach to teaching and knowledge of the fundamentals make individuals and teams improve. But what LaPrath really excels at are the off-the-field aspects of team unity, player development, leadership, and communication that consistently build a successful program.
Kim T. Sutton
Women's head soccer coach
Chico State University