“I really enjoy the books by Jens Bangsbo and Birger Peitersen. They contain the right level of discussion, examples, and practical drills; and are easy to follow and refer to when developing training sessions. They are my books of choice and I recommend them to others who are interested in learning about the game and coaching young players. They have helped me immensely.”
Darren K. Rogers
AYSO Region 335 Assistant Commissioner & Referee Administrator
About the Author
Jens Bangsbo has been playing and coaching soccer for more than 35 years. He spent 15 years as a top-level player in Denmark, playing more than 400 matches in the top Danish league. In international play, he represented Denmark as both a youth player and as a member of the “A” national team.
Bangsbo has been an instructor at the Danish Football Association since 1986 and is an assistant head coach for the Juventus soccer club in Italy. He has published more than 100 articles on soccer and conditioning, and he has written several books, including Soccer Systems & Strategies.
Birger Peitersen is also one of Denmark's top soccer figures, having coached the Danish Women's national team and the national champions of the men's league, and also serving as staff coach of the Danish Football Federation. In 1982, he received the highest coaching award in Denmark, the Diploma in Elite Soccer Coaching.
Peitersen was the expert commentator for International European Matches on Danish television in the UEFA Champions League and for Danish radio at the World Cup in 1990 and 1998 and the European Championships in 1992 and 1996.