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Football Club Management: Insights from the Field (Routledge Research in Fo…



The rapid global growth of the sport industry has prompted the need for a more commercial approach to the management of sport clubs. This book is the first study of its kind to focus on the management of professional football clubs, providing a real-world insight into management principles and their practical application.


The international commercialisation of football has led to a fundamental transformation of the industry’s management practices, given the financial rewards of success and…

Soccer Coaching Curriculum for 12-18 Year Old Players – Volume 2 (NSCAA Pla…



Soccer Coaching Curriculum for 12-18 Year Old Players – Volume 2 includes 40 coaching activities in black and white, curriculum diagrams and an abundance of coaching tips. NSCAA approach to player development is constructed around a 5 Stage Model adopted by progressive youth clubs around the globe. Our methodology is proven to raise player and coach performance, leading to long term consistently positive and meaningful results. This manual focuses on Stages 4 and 5, 12-18 year old players…

Deliberate Soccer Practice: 50 Passing & Possession Football Exercises to I…



Soccer is in transition. There is now a growing trend away from ‘drills’, towards sessions that are more variable and which involve more decision making. But coaches have one burning question – how? The “Deliberate Soccer Practice” series shows coaches how to evolve their coaching sessions. It aims to ensure that players are ‘cognitively engaged’, with all players involved all of the time. It is about offering exercises which have players actively making regular contact with the ball, making…

Frank Swift Manchester City Legend



Frank Swift was Manchester City’s first goalkeeping legend, winning many honours for the club . This book details those heady times as well as his time at Fleetwood Town in the early 1930’s and Hamilton Academical during the war. Frank Swift is one of the greatest English goalkeeper’s of all time. A First and Second Division, FA Cup and Charity Shield winner with Manchester City, his only League club, he represented his country on 33 occasions between 1941 and 1949. Although often…