Author(s): Dick Bate
Soccer Speed addresses all aspects of speed, including physical conditioning, tactical skills, and mental strategies, with 36 drills and small-sided games. Players will learn to retain and regain possession, change direction quickly, master one-touch passing and receiving, and employ strategies to unbalance the opposition.
Dick Bate is the former director of elite coaching for the English Football Association (FA). He has coached at Leeds United FC, Notts County FC, Lincoln City FC and Hereford United FC. He is a technical adviser to FIFA and is a UEFA professional license holder, FA staff coach and England youth team coach. Ian Jeffreys is one of the most respected strength and conditioning coaches in the United Kingdom and a world-renowned authority on speed and agility development. He is a reader and coordinator in strength and conditioning at the University of South Wales.
Part I: Developing Physical Speed; Chapter 1 Game Speed: Speed and Agility in Soccer; Chapter 2 Factors Affecting Game Speed; Chapter 3 Developing Soccer Game Speed; Part II: Developing Technical and Tactical Speed; Chapter 5 Passing; Chapter 6 Receiving; Chapter 7 Dribbling; Chapter 8 Goal Scoring; Chapter 9 Counterattacking; Chapter 10 Defending; Chapter 11 Strategy and Tactics; Chapter 12 Developing Soccer Intelligence.