Book Review

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Dutch Soccer Drills, Volume 1: Individual skills

by Richard Kentwell
Master Press
1996
ISBN 1-57028-106-8
Indianapolis, Indiana

The book describes it self as "180 of the best drills for developing creative, attacking soccer". It is the first of two books, the second being for Game Action Drills.

This excellent book is structured into the following chapters:

  1. Dribbling
  2. Passing
  3. Shooting
  4. Heading
  5. Restart Plays
  6. Goalkeeping
  7. Conditioning

The drills in this book are designed to be run in 10 to 20 minutes and are an excellent way to improve individual skills during practice. They are design for everyone to participate, are diverse to keep the player interested and help the team improve.

The conditioning chapter is an excellent way to get the aerobic exercise with out doing the mundane running that many coaches put there teams through. Most of the conditioning drills are activities with a soccer ball so the player is focused on playing versus working.