Endorsed by the Irish Football Association, Seven Soccer Skills is a must for the kitbag of every young player and football coach. Author Trevor McMullan, a UEFA Pro Licence coach and former professional footballer, takes an original approach to teach boys and girls the seven essential techniques of the sport – and to have fun doing so.
Each chapter has a section dedicated to parents, coaches and young players. This unique structure gives readers a clear understanding of their respective roles in the development of the young player.
The first part of the book covers the characters, how to choose your first club, and football’s seven basic techniques and skills: passing, dribbling, shooting, controlling, heading, goalkeeping and tackling.
The second part analyses these techniques using cartoons, pictures and diagrams – a vital source of insights and tips and a great way to capture the attention and imagination.
The final part teaches young players how to be original at throw-ins and corner kicks, how to prepare for training and matches, how to get into tip-top shape, and how other games can improve their footballing talent. Seven Soccer Skills also has a popular “You’re the Ref!” feature – a fun and challenging way to learn the laws of the game. With glowing testimonials from Michael O’Neill, international football manager, and Keith Gillespie, former professional with Manchester United and Newcastle United, Seven Soccer Skills is the perfect reference for everyone involved in the development of young football players.