It's just as simple as the stuff in the FA Level 1 handbook but more interesting and easier to understand too.
- Des Clark,
First Team Manager, Knaphill Athletic FC, UK
I bought Perfect Defending to add to the "64 Small-Sided Football Games" and "Football Attack!" books I've already bought from your company and extensively used.
The players enjoy the exercises and have improved greatly. The young players learn from the games themselves with little input from me whilst I can go into much more depth with the older players with the same exercise.
The diagrams are simple to understand and progress nicely. Your coaching manuals have definitely changed my coaching for the better.
- Daniel Dawson,
I love how the drills move from small games, 1v1, 2v2 up to full squad drills. The diagrams are easy to follow and understand as you have small notes to explain each step as well. All in all a must for all coaches along with Football Attack!
The kids look forward to training as the sessions are fun interesting and above all teaching them the skills to play better football.
- Brynn Partington,
Director of Coaching, Grange Thistle FC, UK
(650 players between 6 and 16, with 60 coaches)
Perfect Defending has become an asset in my coaching arsenal. Exercises are clear, easily understood by both experienced high level coaches, and those parents who are volunteers beginning with players who are under 10 years old. The layout of the material and the various progressions are easy to follow and more then anything else make sense. The presentation is understandable and the images are clear and well defined.
Over this past season I have coaches boys and girls from U-8 to U-19, from recreational to candidates for the Olympic Development Program. No matter which exercise I might choose, whether it be on 1v1 defending or team defending my first resource is your book.
- Jonathan Kessler,
New England Revolution Developmental Soccer Academy, USA
Over the years I have purchased many books and DVDs on teaching and coaching soccer to both my players and assistant coaches. A few books have offered some good advice but Perfect Defending has placed the others back on the shelf. I carry Perfect Defending and Soccer Attack in my bag.
They are both easy to follow and have so many options for drills that we use on the pitch on Sundays. I can go an entire season without once repeating a drill if I choose or replay drills that work well.
The diagrams save me a lot of board time as I show my players and they find them easy to follow.
- Rich Brooks,
West Milford Soccer Club, New Jersey, USA
I coach an under 11s team and they really love practising the exercises that Perfect Defending suggests.
Before getting the book the defensive part of our game was quite weak.
These drills have improved this greatly and I'm sure we'll go from strength to strength. They allow me to teach the children the defensive elements of the game in a fun and interesting way.
- Dave Jones,
Jags White U11, Southport, UK
I've found the Perfect Defending manual loaded with great games that are not only fun, but incredibly relevant from the U10 to the U19 players.
The diagrams are easy to follow and the coaching points are simple.
These games provide the impetus to create very dynamic sessions that use the game as the teacher and provide the game situations that the players encounter that they will need to solve come Saturday or Sunday.
The kids have now looked at defending in a manner that is something to look forward to and take pride in.
- Keith Whitmer,
Since purchasing Perfect Defending it has helped me enormously as a coach and given me a greater understanding of the technical aspects of the discipline.
South Bay Force, California, USA
The drills are well laid out and easy to understand and implement.
Our defence now works a lot better as a unit.
As far as customer service is concerned I have always received a first class response to any requests for publications and have not had to wait too long for delivery.
- Paddy Hill,
Norton & Stockton U15 JFC, Middlesborough, UK