Offside! - How to Coach It, How to Use It, How to Counter It. Soccer training book. Offside is a tactic that all teams come across on a regular basis. Knowing how to tactically prepare your team when facing a team using the offside tactic can make or break a season. This great new book will show you how to do just that as well as coach your team to play using offside as part of your team tactics.
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Offside is a tactic that all teams come across on a regular basis. Knowing how to tactically prepare your team when facing a team using the offside tactic can make or break a season. This great new book will show you how to do just that as well as coach your team to play using offside as part of your team tactics.
Undoubtedly the most controversial law in modern soccer is number Eleven concerning offside. This provokes more arguments and more contentious issues than almost anything else that happens on the field. To realize why, you first need to understand the law and how it is applied, why it is important, and how it prompts debate.
Offside! explains how to coach your team to understand and use the offside rule to your advantage as well as how to counter it when other teams try to use it for their benefit. Using 74 detailed diagrams, David Williams comprehensively covers how to coach everything relating to offside in a tactically effective way. He begins with why the rule became necessary and then covers every aspect of its application from attacking and defending situations in open play through how it applies to set pieces.
The fascination of offside is that it has its strengths but also its weaknesses. By the end of the book you can decide whether you would encourage it and include it in your team defending or avoid it because of the risks, and what instructions you can give your players to beat it.
Author, David Williams, currently the Technical Director of the Norwich City Academy, has extensive coaching experience in the English Premier League. He has coached at Leeds United, Everton, Norwich City, and the Manchester United U19 team. Williams also has experience in the international arena having coached the Welsh National Team and is currently the assistant coach of the Welsh National U21, U19 and U17 teams.