Soccer Fundamentals


Human Kinetics, Danny Mielke
ISBN: 0736045066
ISBN13: 9780736045063
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Learning to play soccer has never been more effective—or more fun—than with Soccer Fundamentals. Students will enjoy using this resource because they will learn by doing and spend less time reading and more time engaged in playing the game. With simple instructions and accompanying photographs you’ll find it easy to teach them to play soccer quickly and simply. Soccer Fundamentals devotes separate chapters to mastering specific skills like dribbling, juggling, passing, trapping, executing throw-ins, heading, performing tricks and turns, shooting, and volleying. Sections on offensive and defensive tactics, scoring systems, goalkeeping, dead ball kicks, strategy, and sportsmanship make soccer as easy for you to teach as it is for your students to learn. Each chapter addresses a specific skill, leading the student through a simple, four-step sequence: ·You Can Do It: The skill is introduced with sequential instructions and accompanying photographs. ·More to Choose and Use: Variations and extensions of the primary skill are covered. ·Take It to the Field: Readers learn how to apply the skill to competitive situations. ·Give It a Go: This provides direct experiences—such as drills, small-sided games, and self-tests—for gauging, developing, and honing the skill. Writer Danny Mielke is a veteran instructor and coach with extensive knowledge of soccer. Mielke knows how to communicate clearly and succinctly, making reading and applying the content to the field enjoyable for students of all ages. As part of the Sports Fundamentals Series, Soccer Fundamentals will help you teach—and your students learn—the basic skills and tactics of the game so that they can compete on the field in no time at all.

About the Author

Danny Mielke is a professor of physical education at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon. Mielke has a doctoral degree in education with expertise in movement development. He has more than 30 years of experience in soccer as a player, coach, and teacher at the high school and college level and was named the Oregon College Level Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 1994.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dribbling
Chapter 2 Juggling
Chapter 3 Passing
Chapter 4 Trapping the Ball
Chapter 5 Executing the Throw-In
Chapter 6 Heading the Ball
Chapter 7 Tricks and Turns
Chapter 8 Shooting
Chapter 9 Chipping and Volleying
Chapter 10 Moving Against an Opponent
Chapter 11 Defensive Skills
Chapter 12 Goalkeeping
Chapter 13 Dead Ball Kicks
Chapter 14 Offensive and Defensive Tactics
Chapter 15 Small-Sided Games

Companion Resources

Weight Training Fundamentals
Volleyball Fundamentals