The game's top players have remarkable speed, agility, and coordination demonstrated through precision passing, incredible ball control, and an uncanny ability to anticipate and react to the opposition's moves. Although the best players can make these skills look easy, each is a result of dedication, commitment, and countless hours of practice. In "Elite Soccer Drills", renowned coach Mike Matkovich shares the same drills he has used in developing some of soccer's premier players. The 82 drills emphasize execution in high-level play while addressing the finer points of passing and receiving, attacking and defending, and heading. With drills for both individual players and teams, as well as practice tips and coaching suggestions, "Elite Soccer Drills" is the perfect practice tool for developing the high-level skills and soccer sense players need in order to excel.
Mike Matkovich joined the coaching staff of Chivas USA as the assistant coach in February 2008. A veteran of American soccer and founder of Chicago Magic soccer club, one of the most successful youth soccer clubs in the United States, Matkovich has coached at every level of the U.S. game, working with youth, high school, college, amateur and professional teams. After a youth soccer career, Jason Davis helped the University of Akron win three conference championships. After college, Jason played professionally for the Pittsburgh Stingers, Detroit Neon, and Detroit Safari of the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL). While playing professionally, he began coaching local youth teams and decided to pursue coaching as a full-time career.
Chapter 1. The Importance of Self-Training; Chapter 2. Speed, Agility, and Coordination; Chapter 3. Juggling; Chapter 4. Dribbling; Chapter 5. Passing and Receiving; Chapter 6. Heading; Chapter 7. Attacking and Defending; Chapter 8. Crossing and Finishing; Chapter 9. Conditioning.