Football coaching masterclass. The world's most popular sport is also one of the most demanding. Stronger, cleverer and more agile players have increased the intensity and tempo of the game. Success hinges on the ability to read, react and execute, and for individual players and teams alike, speed is a necessity. Soccer Speed is a groundbreaking work that is so much more than simply a training guide. It is an all-encompassing execution plan for success in today's aggressive, attacking and fast-paced game. Every aspect of the game is covered, including step-by-step instruction and drills for developing technical and tactical speed in passing, receiving, dribbling, scoring, counter-attacking and defending.
Dick Bate is the former director of elite coaching for the English Football Association (FA). He has coached at Leeds United FC, Notts County FC, Lincoln City FC and Hereford United FC. He is a technical adviser to FIFA and is a UEFA professional license holder, FA staff coach and England youth team coach. Ian Jeffreys is one of the most respected strength and conditioning coaches in the United Kingdom and a world-renowned authority on speed and agility development. He is a reader and coordinator in strength and conditioning at the University of South Wales.
Part I: Developing Physical Speed; Chapter 1 Game Speed: Speed and Agility in Soccer; Chapter 2 Factors Affecting Game Speed; Chapter 3 Developing Soccer Game Speed; Part II: Developing Technical and Tactical Speed; Chapter 5 Passing; Chapter 6 Receiving; Chapter 7 Dribbling; Chapter 8 Goal Scoring; Chapter 9 Counterattacking; Chapter 10 Defending; Chapter 11 Strategy and Tactics; Chapter 12 Developing Soccer Intelligence.