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  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: CARDINAL PUBLISHERS GROUP (Jan. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890946737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890946739
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #375,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

For the past 35 years, Rinus Michels has been involved in the absolute top of international soccer. The FIFA Coach of the Century developed the principles of Total Soccer first at Ajax and then with the Dutch National Team in World Cup 74. His credentials as the coach of Ajax, FC Barcelona, FC Koln, and the Dutch National Team are impressive.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Alward on Feb. 2 2004
Format: Paperback
Rinus Michel's book, together with Bert Van Lingen's book "Coaching Soccer" provide the framework of the "Dutch Vision" of how to coach soccer (football or voetball) - and the Dutch have had more than their fair share of success producing outstanding players since the 1970's.

This book is a fantastic resource for soccer coaches at any level, or any person tasked with administering a youth soccer program. Michels explains the vital importance of small-sided (4v4) games in teaching young players how to play soccer, establishes objectives for the technical development of young players by age group, discussed systems of play.

This is my "top-rated', "must read" book for any serious soccer coach.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Michels Worthy of Title - "FIFA's Coach of The Century" Feb. 2 2004
By Michael J. Alward - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Rinus Michel's book, together with Bert Van Lingen's book "Coaching Soccer" provide the framework of the "Dutch Vision" of how to coach soccer. This book is a fantastic resource for any soccer coach at any level, any convenor at the youth soccer level, or any person tasked with administering a soccer program.
Michels explains the vital importance of small-sided (4v4) games in teaching young players how to play soccer, establishes objectives for the technical development of young players by age group, discussed systems of play, and gives real-life examples of how to manage the dynamics of professional and international teams.
This may well be the most important soccer book ever written.
IT IS A MUST HAVE IT Dec 12 2013
By Marcelo - Published on Amazon.com
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an excelent book a guideline for somebody interested in soccer, either for coaching youth or adults or for soccer lovers who want to learn more aobut soccer
Great Insight Nov. 22 2013
By Andrew Leal - Published on Amazon.com
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Everyone that is trying to get into coaching soccer/football should first start by reading this book.

Any book that gives over 30 years of successful experience should be on the top of every reading list.
Awesome Book! Oct. 8 2013
By Jeffrey S. - Published on Amazon.com
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A must read for aspiring soccer coaches at any level. Also, appropriate for anyone running a business or sales organization.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Indepth look at "Total Soccer" June 15 2008
By Ronaldo A. Carballo - Published on Amazon.com
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What can be said about Rinus Michels that hasn't already been said about the creator of 'Total Soccer'. Having said that I can only give this book four stars due to Mr. Michels' ramblings sometimes. Yes, it is a somewhat difficult book to read. My advice is to get you a notepad and pen to write down the many golden gems found in this book.

Half-way through the book I realized that I was reading the thoughts of a genius. Section after section I found the answers to some of my questions I had regarding the tactics, training, and methods of professional teams (some applicable up to the U12 level.) I have no doubts that the reader's coaching methods will be positively affected due to the knowledge that Mr. Michels shares in this book.


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