Dutch Soccer Coaching Education
The Dutch Soccer Coaching Methods listed on these pages will provide you with a wealth of great coaching information to help develop you as a soccer coach. One of the most important tenets of the Dutch Coaching Philosophy is to be well-educated, because only then will you be able to give your players what they need at any given moment. Just remember that to become a great coach you need to know the material (the game) and then, be able to translate what you KNOW into a clear and concise communication to a player at the right moment.
Just as the players must practice to improve their game, coaches must practice their craft to improve their coaching effectiveness.
As you follow the Soccer Coaching Education links below you’ll find a simple list of books that focus on the Dutch Coaching Methods, including Terry Michler’s own book on the topic: Dutch Total Football.
In the Free Exercises section, you’ll see animated videos of many of the exercises that Dutch Soccer Coaches use to improve their players. If you’re like me, sometimes it’s hard to see exactly what’s going on in a live demonstration so these animations could prove to be very helpful. Remember, though, that it’s not the exercises that make the magic, it’s your coaching that will get the players to improve.
In the Video section, you’ll be able to learn more about our Dutch Soccer Coaching Methods video series. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind coaching series because it’s focused on real-world use of Dutch Coaching Techniques with developing players. Just like you would find at almost any club teams’ practices!