Soccer Fitness: Coaching and Parent Resources

By RonUsher | Uncategorized

May 30

There are a lot of excellent resources out there for coaches and parents. Of course, I highly recommend my ebook Athletic Skills for Soccer but there are a lot more.

I thought I’d start highlighting a few of my favorites.

The first resources which is mandatory reading is Positive Coaching Alliance. I first got into positive coaching by reading Jim Thompson’s book, Positive Coaching.

For both parents and coaches of all sports he lays out how sports should be coached. Too often we coach or parent and focus on winning. Youth sports is about effort, teamwork, sportsmanship.

The Positive Coaching Alliance has newsletters, articles, courses and member benefits to help coaches at all levels. I have always been impressed with how they are athlete centered.

Even if you don’t join the PCA, I think reading the book and his second book “The Double Goal Coach” will greatly help you with your philosophy and setting up your program.

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