Often coaches find that to keep their players motivated and engaged, they must create new practices every week. But when there are those particular practices that the players enjoy playing again and again which also provide the ideal environment for them to develop, why not use them more than once? Essential Practices for Player Development will provide the reader with 10 core soccer practice sessions that the players will find both enjoyable and challenging and that the coach will find develops key areas of the game. There are 9 adaptations provided with each core practice, making 100 practices in total. Every practice is linked to one key area of the game that is identified as being essential to player development.
About the Author
Carl Wild has obtained lots of experience in professional soccer, having coached both men and women and for a number of clubs. He also has vast experience coaching grassroots soccer and has supported grassroots coaches through his roles with the English Football Association. He was a coach mentor, providing coaches with support and guidance, and a coach educator, delivering on a number of the English Football Association’s coaching awards. Carl also has a MSc in Sport Performance Coaching, and he is the program leader and lecturer for a BA (Hons) course on Football Coaching and Management. Carl’s first book, The Intelligent Soccer Coach, was published by Meyer & Meyer Sport in September 2021.