This title presents the 100,000 bestselling key to the techniques of football. This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instruction on how to learn and become proficient in individual footballing techniques and team tactics. It then describes how and when to apply those skills in game situations, such as winning individual onfield battles, attacking and defending. More than 180 exercises and small sided games test a players readiness to progress to the next step through the use of an easy-to-follow scoring system. This book has become one of the sport's most popular resources and has helped more than 100,000 players take their game to the next level.
Joe Luxbacher has more than 30 years of experience playing and coaching football at all levels. An expert in the fields of health, fitness and competitive athletics, he holds a doctorate in health and physical and recreation education. A former professional and collegiate player, he has played in the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League, and Major Indoor Soccer League.
The Sport of Soccer; Keys to Diagrams; Step 1. Dribbling, Shielding, and Tackling; Step 2. Passing and Receiving Rolling Balls; Step 3. Passing and Receiving Flighted Balls; Step 4. Dominating the Air Game; Step 5. Shooting to Finish the Attack; Step 6. Goalkeeping; Step 7. Winning One-on-One Matchups; Step 8. Attacking As a Group; Step 9. Defending As a Group; Step 10. Attacking As a Team; Step 11. Defending As a Team; Step 12. Understanding Player Formations, Roles, and Responsibilities.