Coaching Small-Sided Soccer - Printed
It has become widely recognized that a group of six year olds playing 11v11 on an adult size field is not the best way to introduce soccer to young players. Small-sided soccer (3v3, 4v4, 5v5, etc.) has been created to break the game down to its core; making it accessible to even the youngest children.
Coaching Small-Sided Soccer is a must for parents, coaches, league officials and referees because it explores every aspect of the game for young players from why small-sided soccer makes sense to coaching strategies, practice suggestions and age appropriate rules structures. Everyone involved with entry level soccer has a tremendous responsibility to make the experience as positive as possible because it will have an enduring affect on how those children view the game. Whether this experience is a glorious discovery or a boring and frustrating encounter is largely up to you.
The author, Lawrence Fine is well known throughout the U.S. soccer community. He publishes five weekly email newsletters subscribed to by over 40,000 coaches worldwide. His website, FineSoccer.com is frequented by thousands of soccer coaches each week and has archives of hundreds of training sessions and articles that are an extensive resource for all levels of coaches.