Excellent pre-publication reviews:
“Mr. Tow has a wonderful ability to break the essential components of the game down into easy to understand concepts and diagrams. Gone will be the days of coaches who simply yell, ‘Boot it!’ or who try to impose adult systems of play on their youth teams.” David Bartels - a former professional soccer player and director of soccer instructional camps nationwide for 10 years.
“During my almost thirty years experience in youth soccer, I have read and reviewed numerous books and videos on soccer … I can’t remember any of them teaching how to play without the ball and how a team can utilize space to create opportunities for scoring or better defend as Don’s book presents.” Ben Curci, President of Monmouth Ocean Soccer Association.
“Coach Tow does an excellent job elucidating that although athleticism, speed, and strength have become more important in soccer players today, what separates a good team from a great team is the individual’s, as well as the team’s, awareness of space, understanding of player movement, and personal creativity.” Bing Shen, a former All New Jersey State Youth Soccer Player.
Price of the book is $9.99, and is available for purchase:
Via the author’s website: www.dontow.com
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Mental Aspects of Youth Soccer: A Primer for Players, Parents, and Coaches
How do you transform a youth soccer team from a collection of individual players into a synergistic team playing together like a well-trained orchestra?
How do you enable teams with inferior individual physical skills to beat teams with superior individual physical skills?
In his new book Mental Aspects of Youth Soccer: A Primer for Players, Parents, and Coaches,
Dr. Don Tow discusses how to integrate mental skills with physical skills in playing soccer, using easy-to-understand, illustrated applications to explain the different mental skills that a player needs in a soccer game. If these mental skills are implemented in a game, the total team output will be greater than the sum of its parts, thus enabling what appeared to be inferior teams to beat what appeared to be superior teams.
Don is a physicist by training, with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He worked for 35 years as a professional, with the first nine years as a physicist in academia, and the last 26 years as an engineer in the telecommunications industry. He played soccer as a youth, and also later as an adult, and had more than 10 years of experience coaching several youth soccer teams in New Jersey.
When Don first started coaching about 20 years ago, he looked through and studied many soccer books trying to find one that teaches the mental skills required of a good soccer player and a good soccer team. Although there were numerous books about teaching and coaching soccer, there was not a single book that focuses on teaching the mental aspects of playing soccer.
This book is intended for youth soccer players, especially boys and girls between five and eighteen. It is also intended for parents of soccer players, and coaches of soccer teams. The book can significantly improve a player’s soccer skills, and perhaps even more importantly it can significantly increase the player’s enjoyment of the game. For parents, the book can provide them a totally different perspective of the game and also increase their enjoyment as spectators of the sport. For coaches, the book offers another dimension to teach their players. Furthermore, these mental skills for soccer are also useful in the corporate/business world.