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The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer by Bobby Clark

The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer

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The Baffled Parent's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer by Bobby Clark

Written by soccer great and championship Stanford coach Bobby Clark, COACHING YOUTH SOCCER: THE BAFFLED PARENT'S GUIDE tells you how, starting at point zero, an uninitiated coach can meld kids into a team and help them enjoy one of the most rewarding experiences of their youth. (In the end, you may be the one who reaps the biggest reward, as you watch kids learn and grow in an experience they'll treasure for a lifetime.)

About the Author

Bobby Clark is director of men's and women's soccer at Stanford University, where he coached the men's varsity team to national runner-up in the NCAA Division I for 1998. A former coach of the New Zealand national team and for Dartmouth College, he began his coaching career while playing championship soccer in the Scottish professional league, when he served as youth coach for the Aberdeen Football Club. He honed his positive, teach-through-games approach to coaching soccer over a career that spans nearly 40 years. Bobby now lives on the Stanford campus with his wife, Betty. Their three children, Tommy, Jamie, and Jennifer, have all played or coached soccer professionally.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th August 1999


Bobby Clark

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Ragged Mountain Press an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe


160 pages


Football (Soccer, Association football)



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