Practice Makes Perfect by Vaninger

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Practice Makes Perfect by Vaninger

Postby GRAPEVINEsoccer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:10 pm

You've just found out you've been assigned to coach your 7-year-old's soccer team and the closest you've ever come to a soccer ball is in a sporting goods store. What will you do?

Reedy Press has the answer: Practice Makes Perfect is a new book about coaching youth soccer in the U-6, U-8, and U-10 age groups. Author Denny Vaninger, a youth soccer expert and former professional player, covers the gamut in coaching kids in the early stages of learning the world's most popular sport, with an emphasis on making soccer FUN! Vaninger gives tips in establishing a coaching philosophy, involving parents in the team, and developing training sessions tailored to the unique characteristics of kids in each age group.

Tony Whelan, head of academy coaching for Manchester United, writes in the book's forward that Practice Makes Perfect, "is a masterful book written by a master soccer coach and educator."

Vaninger provides ten complete practices for each age group that coaches can take directly to the field. New and experienced coaches will find that Practice Makes Perfect is an invaluable guide to coaching the very young.

Vaninger is the director of coaching and education for the Missouri Youth Soccer Association and is a member of the U.S. Youth Soccer Association and U.S. Soccer Federation national staffs. He is also a former member of the U.S. National Team as well as a youth, college, and professional coach. He holds a U.S. Soccer Federation A coaching license and a U.S. Youth National Youth Coaching License.

You can purchase Practice Makes Perfect either at the MYSA Office, one of Denny's coaching courses, or online through the link below. The book is on sale for $15.00 (shipping not included). To purchase online and have shipped to you, click below

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Re: Practice Makes Perfect by Vaninger

Postby NewGuy » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:17 am

way to go Denny! I like it

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Re: Practice Makes Perfect by Vaninger

Postby LLMG » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:45 pm

I just bought one, can't wait to read what Denny has to offer.

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Re: Practice Makes Perfect by Vaninger

Postby Huskies » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:52 pm

I was always told that "Perfect Practice Makes Perfect." I think Denny forgot one word in his title. I'm sure it's still a great book though.

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Re: Practice Makes Perfect by Vaninger

Postby POD » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:24 am

Just read it, awesome stuff Denny.

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Re: Practice Makes Perfect by Vaninger

Postby TheLink » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:13 am

Good stuff in there for all levels from rec to younger club. Not much tactics but I don't think that is the purpose. If you have ever been to a Denny course, it's entertaining as well.

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