Performance follows attitude. You can run all the technical sessions you want, but without the right mindset you will struggle to develop young players into stars of the future. Giving players the right attitude has to be done early to give them the strong work ethic and enthusiasm that will help them develop into intelligent and committed senior players.
The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players is a guide on how to create the culture and environment that gives players the right attitude for building their technical skills. Attitude is shaped by the influences upon players at a young age, and The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players explains how to provide players with the standards, discipline, care and concern they need to succeed. What’s more, it includes a set of drills for each key stage for putting theory into practice.
The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players certainly lives up to its title. It contains everything you need to know on creating high achievers of the future with the right attitude that will feed their performance for the rest of their lives, and not just their soccer careers.
“If you focus on results, things will not change. Focus on change and you will get the results”
Youth coaching standards are getting better all the time. But many coaches still struggles with the same problem. Too often, you see youth coaching programs heavily focused on technique, in a rush to get players performing sleek passing moves and shooting accurately. But while developing skills from a young age is important, long-term success can only be achieved if players are developing their soft skills as well.
The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players can help you bridge the gap. It explains how to train players, throughout the three key stages in their development. This includes how to coach fair play, work ethic, how to win and how to lose as well as tactical and technical awareness.
Much more than just a book about theory The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players also includes 40 drills. So you get everything you need to give players both a mental and physical workout in every session.
“Written by a coach with over a decade’s experience developing young talent into professional players”
Born in Bolton, England, Jason Carney developed a love of soccer from a young age. At 15 he was given the chance to take his passion from the recreation fields onto the academy pitch, with trials at Bury FC and Oldham Athletic FC. While unsuccessful in his bid towards becoming a professional player, Carney’s love of the game remained undiminished. He continued to play soccer at regional league level, playing for Ramsbottom United (Bury) in the North West Counties League for five years.
At 26 years old, Carney decided to start preparing for a life in the game after his playing days were over, and began studying for his coaching licenses. His coaching career received an early boost when he was appointed as a scout for Oldham Athletic FC, who at the time were in the English first division.
In 1996 Carney then got the opportunity to coach at Championship League side Preston North End FC. The following year, Preston appointed Gary Peters as the Academy director and, former Manchester United manager, David Moyes as first team coach. Carney was able to gain a first class tutelage in coaching from observing how Peters and Moyes organised coaching sessions for the team and interacted with players. In particular, Carney observed how they developed intelligent players, providing the foundation for this book.
While at Preston, Carney took his UEFA B license in England and, with Moyes’ recommendation, took his B license in Scotland. Carney remained at Preston North End FC until 2002 before joining the staff at the highly acclaimed Manassas, VA, coaching academy. Jason also holds the NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.
Reflecting on his time at Manassas, Carney said, “Coaching at grass roots level in the USA has really helped me develop. Those little details that I ignored at Preston have to be used in this environment of coaching. We have to squeeze every ounce of effort and ability out of the grass roots player. It’s a challenge, but one that improves you as a person and as a coach.”
In 2008 Jason moved to Portland, Oregon, where he is now the Director of Coaching for Foothills Soccer Club and where he continues to inspire and challenge players at every level to play with intelligence along with technique so they can reach their full potential.
Carney is also the author of the best-selling book, Soccer Intelligence.
What’s covered in The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players
The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players is divided into four sections. The first section provides a guide to creating a successful learning environment for players. The following sections then focus on drills for the three key development stages.
Creating a Learning Environment
In the first part you get a guide to on how to create a culture of development, discipline and commitment in your training sessions. This includes focusing on the big picture of how your sessions positively affect players; the practice curriculum for creating enthusiasm, energy and focus; how to focus on each part of as player’s game in training; getting the support of parents and preparing players on match day and developing the right playing philosophy with the six vital components for attack and defense.
Along with the theory behind creating a positive and effective coaching environment, you also get three complete sets of drills for the three key development stages. Each drill is divided into three stages and comes complete with detailed diagrams, variations, coaching points and progressions for advanced players.
What you will gain from The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players
This book is based on the core premise that performance follows attitude. A winning attitude is what you will gain from the wealth of coaching lessons and practical drills included in The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players. Improved performance throughout your players’ career will naturally follow as a result.
From The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players you will gain:
As you can see, The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players contains everything you need to give young players the winning, positive mindset to compliment their technical skills so you can create truly rounded players. Better yet, the goal driven attitude your players will gain will help them in all areas of life as they grow into adulthood.
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“It’s proven – kids who have fun in soccer, try harder, perform better and stay involved longer”
If you’ve been looking for a guide that can help you bridge the gap in youth coaching, and to give your players the winning attitude along with technique, look no further.
The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players is the complete blueprint you need. It explains how to provide the soft skills, such as work ethic, discipline, teamwork and mental toughness, along with a complete set of drills for the three key stages in a young player’s development.
Too often youth coaching focuses on technique and ignores developing a winning attitude. Don’t make the same mistake. Get your copy of The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players and be one of the smart coaches with happier, more engaged players with the foundations to develop into confident, successful senior players.
P.S. The Complete Guide to Developing Soccer Players presents a blueprint to youth coaching. It provides guidance on coaching enjoyment, determination and all the other mental skills a young player needs to be well rounded players. You also get three collections of soccer drills for the different age groups, to provide you with everything you need to be a more successful youth coach.
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