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In no particular order of importance just a list of categories. Not all Soccer and not directly related but they cover the fields contributing to the quality of coaching such as leadership, management, communication etc. Some good ones I have adapted good ideas from.

Coaching related (General):

Creative Coaching-Jerry Lynch
Body Mind Mastery:Creating Success in Sport and Life-Dan Millman
You haven't taught until they have learned-John Wooden

Fitness/Conditioning/Injury Prevention related:

Sports Training Principles-Frank Dick
Functional Training for Sport-Mike Boyle
Advances in Functional Training-Mike Boyle
Intervention:Course corrections for the Athlete and Trainer-Dan John
Easy Strength-Dan John, Pavel Tsatsouline
Becoming a Supple Leopard:Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury and Optimizing Athletic Performance-Kelly Starret.Glen Cordozo
Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports:Sport Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance
Strength Coach:A call to serve-Jeff Connors
League of Denial-Mark Fianaru-Wada,Steve Fainaru
The Strongest Shall Survive-Ball Starr
Starting Strength-Mark Rippetoe
Sport Specific Speed-Vern Gambetta
Athletic Development-Vern Gambetta

Team Building and Management

Winning-Clive Woodward
Six of the Best:Lessons in Life in leadership-Chartered Management Institute
Understanding Organizations-Charles Handy
Tell to Win-Peter Guber
Find a way to Win-Terry Michler
Peak Performance-Clive Giilson et al
Tactics-Edward De Bono
Effective Leadership-John Adair
Finding a way to win-Bill Parcels
The Education of a coach-David Halberstam
Win Forever:Live, Work and Play like a Champion-Peter Carrol
Quiet Strength: Principles, Practices and Priorities for a winning Life- Tony Dungy
The Mentor Leader:Secrets to building people and teams that win consistently-Tony Dungy
The Score takes care of itself-Bill Walsh
Their life's work: the brotherhood of the 70's steelers then and now-G Pomerantz
Three Rings,Three Rivers:Story of the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers-Leo Roth,Sal Maiorana
Chuck Noll:A Winning Way-Jim Obrien
Wooden on Leadership-John Wooden
Legacy:15 lessons in leadership from New Zealand All Blacks-James Kerr
Confidence:How winning streaks and losing streaks begin and end-Elizabeth Moss-Canter

Soccer Coaching, Tactics Etc:

Patterns in World Football-Peter Hartland
Starmaker:The Untold Story of Jimmy Murphey-Brian Hughes
Coaching High Performance Soccer-Giovanni Trappatoni
Des grobe Happel Fubballbuch:Training,Taktik,Tricks-Heinz Pruller(Training methods of Ernst Happel)
Fubball aktiv Training +Spiel-Jupp Heynckes
The Coaching Philosophies of Louis Van gaal-Henny Kormelink
Principles of Brazilian Soccer-Goncalves
Coaching Modern Soccer Defence-Eric G Batty
Coaching Soccer Offense-Eric G Batty
Soccer Coaching:The European way Eric G Batty
Scientific Soccer Caoching in the Seventies-Eric G Batty
All Wade Positional Play Books
Winning Formula-Charles Hughes
Tactics and Team Work-Charles Hughes


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An oldie but a different way to view the game:

The Art of Soccer, by Mark Catlin 

"Charlie don't surf!"

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Just picked up Dan Blank's Soccer IQ. It has some nice gems in there about insights players can add to their games. 

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Thanks for great ebooks.
give you more soccer discovery at: Best Soccer Training

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What about Malcolm Allison's Soccer for Thinkers?

Whatever happened to.... Nah, don't want to go there.

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Hello all.I'm interested to know if someone have the book of Verheijen about the periodisation?
And if it's possible to send me this book.Thanks
my email is :
thanks in advance 

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I bought a coaching manual from “The Football Syllabus” and I can’t reccomend it enough. It’s for U7-U11 and has 100’s of top quality sessions. I got it half price using the code “TWITTER50”. It’s been great for my U10 and U8 team.

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Hello all,

Just drove by a youth soccer program of about 5 year-olds in another community and stopped to watch.

I observed a very pleasant fellow who appeared to be someone who may have played soccer in high school or college run the program. However, it appeared he may not have had much coach training. As someone who has been coaching U5 and U6 the last few years I look for a few things.

He made no attempt to have the kids not use their toes. Now and then one needs to demo and reward that when done correctly.

He had the players do stretching exercises after their match. Sports Medicine at the University of Iowa told me that stretching should be done when players enter puberty.

He allowed parents to play with parents in the matches. More parents are injured than the kids in youth soccer. Plus endangered the players.

Frank Potter

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I just read several comments and questions here. I was going to start responding with recommendations but then that would last a long time. Instead I will say that  I have coached about 30 seasons of U5 though U14 and a few seasons of high school. I spent a week in the US national C license program.  I won  a couple state championships with my U10 team.  As a a guy who started from scratch in 1989 going through the coaching licensing programs and going far and wide to coaching clinics. I then looked back I asked "Why isn't there a one hour DVD program of the basic technique and tactics for the new coach? I thought there needs to be a better way that just offering piece meal clinics for new coaches. So I did put one together  plus added many coaching tips that a pro reviewer said was worth the price of the DVD Alone.  It has been given excellent reviews. You can go to Amazon and type in Coaching Competitive Soccer for 8 to 12 Year Olds. I don't if this commercial is allowed but it is worth a try. Again this is for the coach who is starting from scratch or has coached less that four years or so. 

My saying about soccer is "All soccer is competitive and all soccer is recreational." That goes from the U5s to the pros. 

Frank Potter
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