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Soccer Strategies: Defensive and Attacking Tactics Paperback – September 1, 1999
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The book does not cover any drills for achieving these desired results, but I consider it a must read for the coach considering the 4-4-2, 4-3-3, or 3-5-2 formations.
Buy with confidence, this book will refresh your positioning and playing coaching skills as well as providing a way to copy handouts for your players from the many diagrams this book provides!
Overall this book has given me much more insight as to the rationale, pros and cons of different formations/line-ups, and some great offensive and defensive strategies. I gave it 4 stars because I think it could have been illustrated better, and also written in a clearer fashion, but if you read it patiently, the information is there. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who wants to take their knowledge of soccer to the next level.
It is still extremely helpful in developing soccer tactics at the basic level, and will remain a resource because of how they approach strategy and counter strategies. That said, since its publication, tactics have shifted and the book does not address the increasingly common Central Defensive Midfielder (or "Pivot") formations which has become a very key position in the modern game.
P.S. I am currently studying phys. ed. to eventually become a football coach.I'm not actively involved in teaching or coaching currently therefore my views may be considered 'amateur'
A quick, direct read that you will re-read to be thoroughly saturated by the nuances of the game of soccer.
Good read. Worth the price. Wont' make you Anson Dorrance. Will help you be better than you were.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good way to start. Basics, that anyone trying to coach a team should know. But, as I see it, there could be more advanced information.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a great read for middle level coaches. It presents some great ideas to ponder. It is well organized.Published 13 months ago by Gary P
No discussion of midfield tactics? Good discussion of offensive and defensive tactics. Good diagrams. Well written until the end when it felt like author was tired of the project.Published 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book taught me the "why" of zone, man-to-man, and different attacks. Invaluable.Published 18 months ago by armydray13
All the basic formations are covered. The information is similar to a wikipedia article or encyclopedia entry. Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Thomas
The book arrived with not a single damage; and the read is great. I appreciate the service.
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Exactly the right information for the intermediate looking to progress to the more advanced concepts!
All information relevant and kept to the topic.