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Becoming a good coach takes work and part of that work is reading.   Here’s a list of books that will help you develop as a coach.

Be sure to check out Dutch Soccer Vision’s very own Terry Michler’s “Dutch Total Football.”  Terry examines all of the Dutch Soccer Vision - Dutch Total Football - Terry Michlerelements that make the Dutch special. This includes the cultural, developmental and geographic differences that are unique to the people of the Netherlands. This soccer book is different than any other you’ve ever read because in addition to showing you the exercises, drills and small-sided games the Dutch use to develop incredible players it also describes how Dutch culture affects their approach to soccer.

1. Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch soccer – David Winner

2. Ajax Barcelona Cruyff: The ABC of an Obstinate Maestro – Frits Barend and Henk Van Dorp

3. Team Building – The Road to Success – Rinus Michels

4. The Coaching Philosophies of Louis van Gaal and the Ajax Coaches – Henny Kormelink

5. Coaching Soccer – The Official Coaching Book of the Dutch Soccer Association – Bert Van Lingen

6. Match Analysis and Game Preparation – Henny Kormelink

7. Playing Better Soccer is More Fun – Larry Paul

8. Ajax, The Dutch and The War – Simon Kuper

9. Ruud Gullit – The Portrait of a Genius – Harry Harris

10. Jaap Stam: Head to Head – Jaap Stam with Harry Butler

11. Guus Hiddink: Going Dutch – Maarten Meijer

12. Martin Jol: The Inside Story – Harry Harris and Martin Jol

13. Dutch Drills for Total Team Training – Robert Podeyn

14. Coaching the Dutch 4-3-3 – Robert Podeyn

15. Dutch Total Football – Terry Michler   ORDER HERE