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Build a winning girls' soccer program, on the field and off. In "Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully", one of the nation's top high school coaches, Debra LaPrath, shares her expertise on all aspects of coaching. From establishing a coaching philosophy to making decisions during a game, this is the approach that has made her program a perennial powerhouse. "Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully" covers every aspect of the coach's role including developing and perfecting skills, evaluating players and defining their roles, organizing productive practices, scouting and preparing for games, adding variety to training, developing leadership qualities, motivating the team and communicating on and off the field. Featuring seasonal training plans, drills for developing fundamental to advanced skills, and advice for handling off-the-field challenges, "Coaching Girls' Soccer Successfully" is the most comprehensive resource available for novice and experienced coaches alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780736072120
ISBN-10: 0736072128
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Debra LaPrath

Debra LaPrath has been head coach at California's Maria Carrillo High School since 1996. She has led MCHS to six consecutive North Coast Section finals and won back-to-back championships in 2001 and 2002. LaPrath earned North Coast Section Coach of the Year honours in 2004, along with various conference and media Coach of the Year honours five years ina row. She is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America; the California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the National Education Association.