The World Cup 2018 saw a record 66 goals scored from set-piece situations (42% of the 155 total goals scored), a remarkable and emphatic statement regarding the influence of set-pieces on the modern game. Yet very little, if any, attention is paid to the influence of set-pieces in coaching literature, coaching courses, or symposiums.
The Ultimate Book of Soccer Set-Pieces is the most comprehensive examination of set-piece planning on both the attacking and defending sides of the ball. It carefully and thoroughly examines the potential of all manner of restarts in soccer, from throw-ins to corner kicks and free kicks. From simple organizational considerations to complex plays featuring many variations, this book is the tool coaches at every level need to prepare their teams to win the set-piece battle.
About the Author
Tony Englund is a United Soccer Coaches Master Coach and the Inaugural Jeff Tipping Award winner. He is the author of 14 coaching books on soccer, including Soccer Transition Training (2019, with John Pascarella) and the best-seller Style and Domination: A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona (2012). Tony’s teams have earned more than 600 wins and numerous state and regional championships. He is the ECNL Technical Director and Director of Coaching Development at St. Croix Soccer Club in Minnesota.