One of the keys to success in football is having solid, well-rounded attacking skills. In today's game all 10 outfield players on the field, not just the strikers, need to be proficient in attacking play. Obviously strikers must master the technical and tactical skills involved in putting the ball into the back of the net. However, defenders must be also willing and able to move forward and join in attacks and even goalkeepers must know how to launch and coordinate a counter attack. In Attacking Soccer, editor Jay Miller has assembled a panel of experts who have divulged their favourite drills to enable any coach to pass on the attacking skills used with elite players Attacking Soccer is the definitive guide for teaching the necessary skills and tactics needed to outscore the opposition.
Jay Miller's 40-year coaching career is the culmination of a life of competition and mentoring at every level of football. Jay has served as a national teams coach and coaching instructor for the United States Soccer Federation since 1978. He has contributed to several technical reports for competitions, including the 1994 World Cup, 1996 Olympic Games and the 1999 Women's World Cup.
Chapter 1. Individual Skills: Dribbling, Passing, Receiving; Chapter 2. Team Possession; Chapter 3. The Goalkeeper in the Attack; Chapter 4. Attacking From the Defensive Third; Chapter 5. Attacking Through the Middle Third; Chapter 6. Creating Opportunities in the Attacking Third; Chapter 7. Attacking From the Flanks; Chapter 8. Specialty Skills: Crossing, Attack Heading; Chapter 9. Shooting and Finishing; Chapter 10. Corner Kicks and Throw-Ins; Chapter 11. Direct and Indirect Free Kicks.