Catch Them Being Good
Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Coach Girls
ISBN10: 0670031224 ISBN13: 9780670031221 Contributors: Hacker, Colleen; Salzberg, Charles Publisher: Penguin USA Published: Aug 1 2002 Pages: 256 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
When Tony DiCicco first became head coach of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, his star player, Mia Hamm, gave him this piece of advice: "Coach us like men, but treat us like women." Now the most successful coach in American international soccer history shows coaches and parents how to get the most out of young female players.
"Catch Them Being Good" provides an outline for how to build a team-from selecting players and setting team goals to giving instructional feedback, dealing with wins and losses, and building chemistry. The book also offers exercises and drills that any coach can implement, along with invaluable advice on the differences in coaching males and females. In addition, this book is an important tool for parents, as DiCicco and Hacker answer some of their most common questions: How can I tell if the coach is doing a good job? What if I have a problem with the coach? What should I do if my child wants to quit? Abounding with stories about the personalities of the championship teams, "Catch Them Being Good" is the ultimate soccer book for parents, coaches, and athletes-from America's soccer authority.