BookMaster the essentials for winning soccer from one of the game’s most successful coaches. In Premier Soccer, Michael Parker, the wins leader among active NCAA Division I men’s soccer coaches, teaches every key technique and tactic, with accompanying drills and special tips for executing them when the match is on the line.
Premier Soccer tackles the skills and traits necessary for each position on the field, both offensively and defensively, as well as systems, set plays, restarts, and practice drills. With an emphasis on player development, on-field awareness, conditioning, and team play, Parker reveals his proven approach to team and player success.
Whether you are a player or coach, this is your guide to consistent and winning play at every level of competition.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Winning Attitude
Chapter 2. Roles of Players and Coaches
Chapter 3. Attacking Skills and Tactics
Chapter 4. Defending Skills and Tactics
Chapter 5. Systems of Play
Chapter 6. Set Plays and Restarts
Chapter 7. Physical Conditioning and Nutrition
Chapter 8. Practice Sessions
Chapter 9. Matches
"In Premier Soccer, Michael Parker shares his successful systems, game-situation strategies, and winning insights, along with his expertise on leadership, goal setting, and player and team development. I highly recommend this book."
Houston Dynamo, 2006-2007
Current Team Member of Columbus Crew
"Michael Parker's insights into the game, approach to coaching, and commitment to developing players make Premier Soccer essential reading for coaches and players at all levels of the game."
Three-Time Collegiate All-American
Head Coach, Iceland Soccer
Women's National Team
"Premier Soccer provides the skill, strategy, and game insights that are critical to competitive success."
Head Soccer Coach, Clemson University