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RECOMMENDATIONS

Follow the links below for a personally selected list of soccer equipment, books, videos and magazines that I have found valuable as a coach and recommend highly. Not only can you browse these items and more, but every purchase you make via these links will help to support this site!
Gear and Coaching Aids Books and Magazines DVDs and Videos
CONTENTS
Goalkeeping Books
Soccer Coaching Books
General Coaching Books
Other Soccer-Related Books
Magazines

GOALKEEPING BOOKS
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cover The Soccer Goalkeeper: Techniques/Tactics/Training by Joe Luxbacher.
A clearly-written explanation of goalkeeping technique and tactics, with a thorough section on goalkeeper fitness.
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cover Goalkeeper Soccer Training Manual by Tony DiCicco.
Outstanding book by one of the best coaches in the game. Extras include large sections on goalkeeping psychology, college soccer, warm-ups and more.
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Coaching the Goalkeeper by Tony Waiters.
Waiters is the head goalkeeping instructor for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Much of this book is the foundation the the NSCAA Goalkeeping Diplomas.
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cover Soccer Goalkeeping by Lincoln Phillips.
Another standard text for goalkeepers.
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cover Playing Out of Your Mind by Alan Goldberg.
While not strictly a goalkeeping book, it is one of the best resources out there for addressing what is an often overlooked part of the game—the mental part. Not only does Goldberg offer keen insight, but more importantly it provides simple, practical psychological exercises for players to use—and practice!—to help achieve peak performance. Highly recommended.
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SOCCER COACHING BOOKS
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The Art of Soccer by Mark Catlin.
Catlin's book uses Lao Tzu's The Art of War as a jumping-off point to describe soccer tactics in terms of the use of time and space. An outstanding look at attacking, defending, transition and goalkeeping principles of the game.
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cover Training Soccer Champions by Anson Dorrance.
Dorrance has won 18 NCAA women's soccer National Championships at the University of North Carolina. He describes the system he uses at UNC to get results. A classic and influential book on how to foster competition and teamwork.
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cover The Vision of a Champion: Advice and Inspiration from the World's Most Successful Women's Soccer Coach by Anson Dorrance.
In his second book, Dorrance speaks directly to the female player, her coaches, and her parents. The book inspires players to set high goals and aspire to reach them, while giving down-to-earth advice about how to avoid the bumps in the road.
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cover Catch Them Being Good by Tony DiCicco and Colleen Hacker.
DiCicco and Hacker guided the US Women's National Team to the 1999 Women's World Cup championship. Although the book is targeted towards the female athlete, there is valuable information that can be used to coach males as well.
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cover Soccer Practice Games by Joe Luxbacher.
An excellent collection of practice games, from very basic for young kids to more complex exercises. Includes scoring rules and the coaching points expected from every game.
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cover Soccer's Dynamic Shortsided Games by Andrew Caruso.
An outstanding collection of games and exercises collected from top coaches all over the world. Dorrance, DiCicco, Waiters, Arena, Coerver and more offer their favorites. Also includes general information on the reasoning behind small-sided games.
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cover Recognizing the Moment to Play: Anticipation, Imagination, Awareness by Wayne Harrison.
Harrison introduces the AIA paradigm -- Anticipation, Imagination, Awareness -- to improve the decision making process in the game of soccer. Covers the principles behind the decisions and includes lots of exercises to develop the players' thinking.
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Coaching Women's Soccer by Ian Stokell
Outstanding insight into the women's game and coaching female players—but not just for coaches of females! Stokell also describes an alternate "top-down" progression for planning practices, discusses patterns and shadow play, and outlines excellent restricted-rule games to help teach concepts like width, getting backs into the attack, transition and the short passing game. Excellent advice for teaching males and females alike.
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U S Soccer Sports Medicine Book by William E Garret, et al.
A collection of papers covering all aspects of sports medicine relating to soccer: biomechanics, nutrition, hydration, all types of injuries, psychology and more. An important topic that more coaches should learn about.
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GENERAL COACHING BOOKS
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cover The Double-Goal Coach : Positive Coaching Tools for Honoring the Game and Developing Winners in Sports and Life by Jim Thompson.
The "Double-Goal Coach" has two aims: to win, and also to teach life lessons through sports. This book crystalizes the ideas introduced in "Positive Coaching" and provides tools for coaches and parents to create a positive nurturing environment for young athletes -- while still instilling the desire to win.
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cover Shooting in the Dark: Tales of Coaching and Leadership by Jim Thompson. The story of Thompson's journey through two seasons as the coach of a junior high basketball team. It chronicles his attempts to put his positive coaching principles into action, and the lessons he learned. Buy
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cover Positive Coaching: Building Character and Self-Esteem Through Sports by Jim Thompson.
Thompson's first book outlines his principles of Positive Coaching, and explains how you can win without having to win at all costs. A must-read for all parents and coaches.
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cover Championship Team Building: What Every Coach Needs to Know to Build a Motivated, Committed & Cohesive Team by Jeff Janssen.
A book chock-full of ideas on the "how and why" behind motivating players, and how to create a cohesive team.
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cover Games Girls Play : Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes by Caroline Silby.
A guide to the female youth athlete and issues facing young women in sports today.
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OTHER SOCCER-RELATED BOOKS
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cover Soccer in Sun and Shadow, New Edition by Eduardo Galeano.
A lyrical ode to soccer around the world by the Uruguayan poet. A number of the epigraphs on this site have come from this book.
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cover The Beautiful Game : Sixteen Girls and the Soccer Season That Changed Everything by Jonathan Littman.
The story of the struggles of a team of girls in California. Anyone who has ever been involved with a youth soccer team will recognize the characters in this book: players, coaches and parents.
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cover The Miracle of Castel di Sangro : A Tale of Passion and Folly in the Heart of Italy by Joe McGinnis.
The story of how a team from nowhere in Italy makes it to the big time, and sweeps up an unsuspecting American journalist along the way. Lots of fun.
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cover Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby.
This book captures the fan's side of the game. Hornby reflects on how the struggles and triumphs (mostly struggles) of Arsenal impact his life.
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SOCCER MAGAZINES
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cover World Soccer
An Amazon reviewer writes: "If you want a print resource to keep you abreast of the major goings-on within the world game, this is the perfect choice".
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