Book Title: Coaching the Coach : A Complete Guide How to Coach Soccer Skills Through Drills
Author: Richard Seedhouse
Format: Paperback | 124 pages
Publication Date: 30 Nov 2007
This book is more than just a common session guide or book of drills. It expands on why you choose a drill, how you will use it and what you will coach. This book is coach education. Use all the other drill books and session plans you want but without reading this book you will not know what you are trying to coach, why, and how. It will question your thoughts and help you learn and develop as a coach. If you are a parent taking up the reigns of a new team or a Level 1 coach this book is for you. As you read through you will understand more about what coaching your players really is and means. It is the first book you should read and the one book you should keep by your side. It is written to help you and all grassroots coaches to coach. Richard Seedhouse is an FA tutor holding the UEFA B (Level3) Coaching Licence and the Level 2 goalkeeping Coaching Certificate. He is an FA Centre of Excellence coach with Coventry City Ladies and has coached the youth team at Nuneaton Borough FC. Richard maintains his grassroots links as the Football Development Officer at Coundon Court FC, recent winners of the FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year award for the Midlands Region. Testimonies "The prompting of questions and challenging the coach to design progressions and sessions will fit in with current work around coach development and education" Andy Poole, UEFA A Licence coach and the FA Regional Coach Development Manager, talking about how the book can help Trevor Brooking and the FA's new initiative on coach development. "Whenever we take on any new Level 1 coach at our sports centre I will make sure they know about this book and recommend they read it" Terry Harvey, UEFA B coach and Sports Centre Manager. "I have read many coaching manuals which show how to set up, organise and the key points to look for. However, this book shows what the coach can do to improve or improvise the sessions. Excellent for coaches just starting out on their coaching career" David Busst, UEFA A Licence coach, Coventry City FC Football Coaching in the Community Manager. "Easy to read and with a logical approach this book will give the coach the confidence to get involved with their players and actually begin to coach them" Michelle Hickmott, Level 2 Coach and England Ladies International at U21 and U23 and Birmingham City Ladies FC in the Premier League. "I read this book just before my level 2 course and found it a great help as it actually talked about coaching the player's the same specific points as coached on the course" Ty Power, Level 1 coach currently taking the level 2 coaching certificate.