Coaching Kids' Football is the definitive, one-stop handbook for coaches, teachers and parents to organising, running and managing children's football, covering topics such as child protection and safety, mental and physical development, codes of conduct, sample coaching sessions, psychology and nutrition. The emphasis is on safety, fun and natural development for everyone, whatever their ability, rather than producing superstars, and the book aims to show anyone involved with youth soccer how to carry out the correct coaching relative to age in a fun, safe and enjoyable atmosphere. The majority of youth football in the UK is organised by parents, teachers and adults with a love of the game, but many of them have no relevant qualifications or training - this book will tell them everything they need to know.
Stuart Page is a professional football coach who has worked with youthteams at a range of local and professional clubs. He also writes forthe FA's official coaches' magazine and works with the NSPCC.