DiCicco coached the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to victory in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Hacker is a psychology consultant for the team. They join their expertise in this accessible, useful guide for coaches at all levels. Primarily written in DiCicco's enthusiastic voice that's straight off the sports field, the book's practical advice includes insight on coaching girls and women (forget the outdated intimidation tactics used by many famous coaches for men); forming a team, making cuts and nurturing exceptional players; criticizing and motivating effectively; working with parents; and evaluating one's own coaching performance. Throughout, Hacker offers clear, helpful ideas for team-building exercises, while DiCicco follows with companion training workouts. Most of the examples focus on soccer, but coaches of all sports will learn a great deal from this straightforward guide based on impressive experience. Also suggest Hannah Storm and Mark Jenkins' Go Girl! Help Your Daughter Be Healthy, Confident and Successful by Playing Sports
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"An invaluable tool for coaches of all levels." (Michelle Akers, Two-Time World Cup Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, and FIFA Player of the Century)