Coaching Soccer
book by Tim Schum

Review by Eric Blommer

If you are an advanced coach, or want to be one, or want to know what they think, or if you are going to take a national level license; you must have this book. This book is a collection of articles from "Soccer Journal" which is the magazine of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). It touches on almost every aspect of soccer coaching. The list of contributors reads like a who's who in American soccer.

The downside of the book is that it is a collection of stand-alone articles. This means that the style and quality vary quite a bit. There was apparently no effort made to clean up the original errors and typos in the articles. But the depth of knowledge is so great that the mistakes can easily be forgiven. This is really the first place I turn whenever there is a question about soccer coaching. I recommend this book very highly to anyone beyond the beginning stage of coaching. It will be a resource that you will turn to year after year.

Other Details

Paperback: 448 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.87 x 10.85 x 8.36
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books; (January 1997)
ISBN: 1570280940

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