Dutch Soccer Drills
Book by Richard Kentwell (Editor)

Review by Eric Blommer

This work contains 180 drills for teaching the various aspects of soccer. It lists the drills one per page arranged by topic. Each drill has a Title, Objective, Number of Players, Area, Time, Equipment, Diagram, Organization, Instructions, Coaching Points and Variations. Since the drills are presented by topic it is easy to decide on the theme for your practice and then pick a selection of drills to work that theme.

The drills are well presented although plagued by numerous typographical errors. The drills are more elaborate than what you find in a lot of coaching books. They are really geared towards teaching patterns of play in addition to the basic skills that the chapter is emphasizing. I feel this is an excellent approach since the only reason to teach a specific technique is if it is useful for some tactical purpose. I would recommend this book mostly for coaches of players 12 and older.

Other Details

Paperback: 232 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 9.97 x 7.02
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books; (May 11, 1998)
ISBN: 1570281068

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