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Soccer Practice Games

by Joe Luxbacher

These 120 quick-paced games are excellent for coaches who want to teach specific soccer skills and tactics or who need drill ideas for the practices, as well as for players who want to work on skills on their own. All games are fully illustrated and detailed for organizing and playing. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher
"Not just another training guide, but a tool coaches of all age groups can use, over and over again. If you can't run a better practice after reading this, you should consider a different line of work!" Dan Woog Executive Editor Soccer America's Youth Soccer Letter "...loaded with easy-to-understand, exciting games that would be an asset to any youth coach developing players and teams by creating fun and beneficial practice sessions. This is one reference no youth coach should be without." Gordon M. Butler National Chief Coach Soccer Association for Youth USA "For the youth coach who has only 5 or 10 minutes to plan a practice, this book is a godsend." Joe Pravey Editor and Associate Publisher Soccer Jr. Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
Joe Luxbacher has more than 30 years of experience playing and coaching soccer at all levels. A former professional soccer player for the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League, and Major Indoor Soccer League, Luxbacher has been the head coach of men’s soccer at the University of Pittsburgh since 1984. Luxbacher was named Big East Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1995, and he was selected for the Beadling Soccer Club Hall of Fame in 1995. Luxbacher earned his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 with specializations in physical education and management as well as administration of athletics. Joe is the author of Attacking Soccer, Soccer: Steps to Success, and The Soccer Goalkeeper, Third Edition. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Book Description
Make each practice more challenging, productive, and fun with 125 games! Divided into six sections, Soccer Practice Games presents games on the following aspects: · Warm-up and conditioning
· Passing and receiving
· Dribbling, shielding, and tackling
· Heading and shooting
· Tactical training
· Goalkeeper training Each game maximizes player involvement, activity, and learning and contains at least one major objective related to player or team development. A detailed explanation and accompanying illustrations are provided for each game to make application easy. Games can be easily adapted to accommodate players of various ages and abilities. Designed for beginning youth through high school competitive levels, Soccer Practice Games is a big winner among coaches and those who teach soccer. Whether working with whole teams, small groups, or players one-on-one, it is a fun and effective way to instruct and learn the game.
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