The Art of Defending Part One: 1v1 Through 8v8 (Paperback)

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This first book of a 2 part series on the art of defending in soccer covers tactical defense from 1v1 through 8v8 situations. Defending concepts covered include pressure and support, zone and man marking, recovery, the guiding triangle, cover/balance, double and triple teaming, tracking and compactness. Using the small-sided game model along with functional practices, Harrison teaches the concepts clearly and stresses the importance of defense at every position, including the strikers.

About the Author

Wayne Harrison has a wealth of knowledge at the highest levels of the game both as a professional player; having played for Blackpool and Sheffield Wednesday Football Clubs in England and Oulu Palloseura in the Finnish Premier league; and a professional coach having been the Director of Coaching of Youth Development for Blackpool amongst other coaching positions. He has also represented Great Britain as a player in the World Student Games in Mexico. A former Academy Director at Blackpool Football Club in the English Championship League, he is the author of 12 Coaching books as well as numerous articles for "World Class Coaching" and "Soccer Journal" Magazines in the United States and "Insight" Magazine in England and he has many videos on soccer development. He was also more recently the Director of Coaching for the Youth Academy of Al Ain Football Club in the United Arab Emirates, one of the most famous and prestigious professional football club in the Middle East and Asian Regions of the World and former Asian Cup Winners. During his 2 year spell, as their DOC in charge of Youth Al Ain won 7 National Youth Championships and were both the most successful professional academy in the country; and were also officially acclaimed as the most professionally developed academy by the renowned Marco Monte of Inter Milan, the Consultant for the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. He holds the prestigious UEFA "A" License, and the NSCAA Premier Diploma, as well as an English Bachelors Degree in Applied Physiology and Sports Psychology. Having achieved the Premier Diploma he is now able to educate as a Staff Coach with the NSCAA. He is also a successful football clinician for the education of coaches, presenting at coaching symposiums worldwide, including the NSCAA Convention, the World Class Coaching International Seminar, the Reedswain Soccer Coaches' Super Clinic and many State Symposiums throughout the United States.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781591640325
ISBN-10: 1591640326
Publisher: Reedswain, Incorporated
Publication Date: April 1st, 2002
Pages: 130
Language: English