Sport Science

Sport science is the application of scientific principles to help improve sports performance. This branch of science has grown dramatically in the last 20 years and has resulted in a greater understanding of the demands of elite sport.

Some of the information obtained from the systematic study of sport has been included in coaching material and coaching qualifications, however many coaches and athletes have specific questions or individual problems.

This section covers a number of different areas of sports science in the form of DVD’s and books. However the qualified sport scientist is, potentially, a useful resource that the coach and athlete can use, to help address issues that may arise in their sport. This may take the form of a basic discussion with a sport scientist, through to an in-depth analysis of the athlete in the laboratory setting.


Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccer – 2nd Edition Book

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The complete soccer coaching manual.
The key to successful coaching is preparing your players to make intelligent decisions on the field. For years, the best-selling Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccer has helped coaches of every level do just that. Now, soccer’s premier coaching resource has been updated and expanded to provide you with more insights into developing individual talent, team tactics, and winning play.Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccer provides you with over 125 drills for teaching skills and techniques. You’ll also learn how to develop these skills in realistic game situations with beginning, intermediate, advanced, and all-star players.Essential skills are presented, including collecting and controlling, passing, dribbling, kicking, heading, and goalkeeping. You’ll then apply those individual skills with attacking and defensive tactics, team formations, and set pieces. With Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccer, you’ll learn the what, how, and why of soccer through these essentials:
  • Over 125 drills for beginning, intermediate, advanced, and all-star players
  • Progressing basic drills into realistic, competitive situations
  • Tactics in attack and defense
  • Tactics in set plays
  • Team management
  • Mental and physical preparation for games
  • Handling problem players and parents
  • Fitness and conditioning
  • Preparing and developing coaching sessions
  • Establishing a coaching philosophy
Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccer is an invaluable guide for coaching any team in any setting. The best team doesn’t always win—but it usually does.
Part I Preparing to Coach Chapter 1. Ethics and Your Coaching Philosophy Chapter 2. Personal Coaching Strategies Chapter 3. Group Coaching StrategiesPart II Skills and Techniques Chapter 4. Collecting and Controlling the Ball Chapter 5. Passing Chapter 6. Dribbling Chapter 7. Striking the Ball Chapter 8. Shooting Chapter 9. Heading Chapter 10. Goalkeeping Chapter 11. Tackling and Defensive SkillsPart III Tactics and Teamwork Chapter 12. Principles of Play Chapter 13. Team Formations and Systems of Play Chapter 14. Coaching Teamwork Chapter 15. Tactics in Defense, Midfield, and Attack Chapter 16. Set PiecesPart IV Team Management Chapter 17. Physical and Mental Preparation for Games Chapter 18. Working With Problem Players and Parents Chapter 19. Fitness and Conditioning for Soccer
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