Soccer Success One On One Coaching DVD Review
5+ Stars, Our Highest Recommendation
Best DVD For Teaching Basic and Intermediate Soccer Skills
A Truly Exceptional Value
For Coaches, Parents and Players Ages 8 and Older
Every Beginning and Intermediate Coach Should Own This
Excellent For Players To Watch
"Soccer Success One On One Coaching" (Basic and Intermediate Skills)
By Roger Wilkinson
96:45 Minutes Total
This will play in any DVD player worldwide.
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Category: Skills, Kicking, Shooting, Dribbling, Soccer Moves
Recommended For: There is so much quality information and so many good tips here that every coach can benefit from this, but it is especially good for beginning and intermediate coaches. It is also excellent for parents who want to learn how to teach skills and for players. This DVD shows an excellent coach, teaching his son and explains what he's teaching, why he's teaching it and how to teach it. This is much better than going to a coaching clinic.
Overview:: Every beginning and intermediate soccer coach should own this and players can watch it to train themselves. The organization is excellent and the menu has a "Skills Selector" so you can select from 16 different skills. It explains and demonstrates passing, receiving, dribbling, speed dribbling, (running with the ball), shooting, finishing, how to pass and kick a ball in the air, soccer moves to beat an opponent (8 different moves), how to turn with the ball (5 different ways to turn), feinting, volleying, thigh and chest control, juggling, heading, vision, body shape, and receiving and turning while a defender is on your back. It explains and demonstrates these skills in a clear, concise way that anyone can understand.
Review: This DVD shows a very excellent soccer coach teaching a player the basic skills of passing, receiving, dribbling, speed dribbling, shooting, finishing, how to pass in the air, soccer moves to beat an opponent (8 moves are demonstrated), how to turn with the ball (5 turns are demonstrated), feinting, volleying, thigh and chest control, juggling, and heading, as well as vision, body shape, and receiving and turning when a defender is on your back. It explains and demonstrates these skills in a clear, concise way that anyone can understand.
We've watched over 200 soccer coaching videos and this is the best we've seen for teaching basic soccer skills to players and coaches. There is a lot of material here, all of it excellent. The 96 minutes moves along quickly. What is shown is a one-on-one training session with a Roger Wilkinson, the New Zealand Director of Coaching, and his son Sam who appears to be about age 11.
Every beginning and intermediate coach should own this and players can watch it to train themselves. The organization is excellent and the Menu has a "Skill Selector" so you can select from 16 different skills. Roger Wilkinson was the New Zealand Under 17's and Under 20's coach and is the New Zealand Director of Coaching. Even if you're an experienced coach you will get a lot of good ideas from this. It is very much worth the time and money. Keep a pen and paper nearby when you watch this, you will want to take notes.
This DVD has 3 advantages:
- It explains and demonstrates all the basic skills in a concise, clear way that anyone can understand.
- It shows how to teach these skills to a player
- The coach explains to the camera what he's teaching, why it's important and how to teach it. It is a great teaching tool for coaches and much better than going to a coaching clinic.
Roger Wilkinson: Roger Wilkinson has the UEFA "A" and FIFA Coaching diplomas and is Director of Coaching of Premier Skills. He is a former professional soccer player, was New Zealand's U-17 and U-20 Coach, New Zealand Coach of the Year in 1993, and is New Zealand Director of Coaching and Crystal Palace Academy Coach. He is author of a number of best selling soccer videos worldwide. Roger is one of the best youth coaches we've every seen at teaching skills and you will enjoy watching him train his son Sam in this DVD.
User Tips/Navigation: When you first start the DVD the Main Menu is the first thing to come up. Navigation is easy. Choose "Skill Selector" if you want to watch a particular skill. There are 16 skill sections to choose from.
Detailed Contents and Index of DVD:
Minute Topic 00:00 Introduction 1:10 Roger Wilkinson discusses the objectives of this video 2:10 Getting Started - Passing and Receiving the Ball. This is excellent! He starts with a teaching technique like our "Running Passes Across & Back Race." Notice the way he teaches. He uses a simple progression. He makes an excellent point about the importance of teaching proper technique from the start so players don't have to "unlearn" incorrect form. A detailed explanation of how to teach inside-of-foot passing and receiving is on SoccerHelp. 4:24 Body Shape 5:49 How to Teach "Vision" and "Decision-Making" 7:02 Receiving and Controlling -- notice how he teaches "Stay on your toes" and that he says you must tolerate mistakes. 10:23 Receiving and Playing the Ball Away from the Defender or Into Open Space To Run Onto 13:43 Feinting and Receiving - Excellent coaching tips! 17:39 Receiving the Ball In The Air 25:44 Thigh and Chest Control 28:46 Volleying 32:39 Dribbling and Moves to Beat Opponents. He encourages young players to dribble. Moves shown include:
33:27 Stepover. Excellent for travel.
35:18 Matthews Move. Excellent demonstration. For Travel.
36:35 Beardsley Move
37:50 Maradona Move (Excellent and easy to teach!)
39:40 Turning with the Ball These are the best demonstrations we've ever seen! This is important to teach.
40:07 Outside Hook. Excellent for all players.
42:02 Inside Hook. Excellent for all players.
42:40 Cruyff Turn. Excellent! Travel.
43:50 Paul Gascoigne Turn. Excellent! Travel.
45:00 Maradona Turn. This is advanced.
47:20 Moving, Receiving and Turning to Beat a Defender. Excellent explanation and demonstration - the best we've ever seen. This shows how the attacker can beat the defender when his back is to the defender. Great Coaching tips! 54:38 4 More Soccer Moves
55:00 "Blinker Move" - this is good and easy
55:42 "Fake Kick Move (Platini) - Excellent and easy
56:50 "Fake Kick/Inside Push" - Excellent and easy
57:40 "Russian" - we don't like this one
59:00 Passing On The Ground and In The Air. Inside and outside of foot passing, short passes and long passes, passes on the ground and in the air. Excellent! This section alone is worth the price. 68:43 Shooting and Finishing. Excellent! Clear and concise explanation and demonstration. A good explanation of the difference between "shooting" and "finishing". 77:50 Juggling. Juggling is great if kids do it on their own, but Rec coaches don't have time for it at practice. Juggling is nice but not a critical skill. 83:50 Running With The Ball (Speed Dribbling). Our Practice Games are a better way to teach this. 88:45 Heading The Ball. Excellent advice - - use soft, under-inflated balls and don't do it for very long. Grit the teeth, tense the neck and contact with the forehead. How to teach diving headers is also shown.