Training Girls and Women To Win 3-DVD Set Review
5 Stars, Our Highest Recommendation
Best DVD's For Comprehensive Soccer Coaching
Best DVD's For Motivation
Best DVD's For Speed Training
A Truly Exceptional Value
For All Coaches of Players Ages 8 and older, Parents, Players
Every Girls and Boys Coach Should Own This
We Love This DVD Set
"Training Girls and Women To Win"
3 DVD Set (DVD Only)
By April Heinrichs, Former U. S. Women's National Team Coach
(3 Hours and 23 Minutes Total)
DVD 1 = 62:10minutes
DVD 2 = 69:55 minutes
DVD 3 = 71:10 minutes
This will play in any DVD player worldwide.
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Category: Skills, Footwork/Dribbling, Attacking, Defending, Girls Soccer Training, Fitness, Motivation, Speed and Quickness Training, Tactics, Drills and Practice Games, Aggressive Play
Recommended For:: Every coach of U-8 and older should own this, girls coaches, boys coaches, Rec, Travel and School Coaches. It's that good. We also recommend it for all girls ages 10 and older who are serious players and for all parents who want to help their girls become better players.
Overview: We love this DVD Set. This is the best comprehensive soccer coaching DVD set we've ever seen, and we've watched over 200 soccer videos. After watching these DVD's we've become big fans of April Heinrichs, and we believe you will too. She is a great coach and a wonderful role model to young players. She's up-beat, full of energy, enthusiastic, nice, positive and fun to watch. This set shows girls and is designed for girls and girls coaches, but it would also be great for any boys coach, and it would be a great present for any female player U-8 or older. If you are a girls coach of a team U-8 or older you should watch these. If you are a boys coach you should also watch them, they're that good. If you want to learn how to coach or to become a better coach, you should buy this.
April Heinrichs is a winner and you can see that after watching these for 10 minutes. We saw these offered online for $100, and they're worth it. At our price they're a real bargain.
It is truly an exceptional value and you will be glad you bought it. It covers skills, tactics, motivation and fitness. The players in these videos are high-level select players.
Review: These DVD's cover a lot of material and it's all done in a concise, effective way. We love this DVD set and at this price it's a real bargain. This the best soccer coaching DVD set we've ever seen and we've watched over 200 soccer videos. If you want to learn how to coach or to become a better coach, you should buy this, and if you only buy one thing, this is what you should buy. Every coach (girls, boys, men, women, Rec, travel and school) of U-8 and older should own this- it's that good. Here's what the DVD's cover:
DVD 1: Passing, receiving, 1 v 1 attacking, 2 v 1 attacking (including overlaps, wall passes and takeovers), goal setting and an excellent game named Combat to develop toughness and aggressive play. (The section on goal setting is excellent - the best we've ever seen).
DVD 2: Heading, dribbling, moves, 1 v 1 defending, 1 v 2 defending, mental toughness, fitness, speed training and agility training.
DVD 3: Shooting, finishing, volleying, 2 v 2 attacking, 3 v 3 attacking, 2 v 2 defending, 3 v 3 defending, hydration, nutrition, strength training and "affirmations" (positive self-talk).
Navigation: Navigation is excellent with Chapters and Sub-Chapters. I find the opening of these DVDs somewhat irritating. You can fast forward to the Main Menu that says "Play Sections". Use your arrows to select one and press "Enter". If you have a problem, try the Menu button.
April Heinrichs: No one can match April Heinrichs' experience and success as a player and coach. She was Soccer America's "Player of the Decade" for the 1980's, a 3 time All American at the University of North Carolina where she scored 87 goals in 90 games and Coach Anson Dorrance said she was one of the best he has ever seen at 1 v 1 attacking, in 1998 she was the first female player voted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Captain of the World Cup Championship team in 1991, Head Coach of the U.S. U-16 Girl's National Team, Head Coach at the University of Virginia, and Head Coach of the U.S. Women's National Team. In brief, she was one of the best women's players to ever play and is now one of the best coaches. When you watch these DVD's, you will see that April Heinrichs is very skillful with the ball, very competitive (she's a winner), and that she is an excellent, likable coach who motivates players in a positive way. After watching these DVD's we've become big fans of April Heinrichs, and we believe you will too. She is a great coach, very likable and a wonderful role model to young players, both girls and boys. She's upbeat, full of energy, enthusiastic, nice, positive and fun to watch. I've talked to April and she is very smart, nice and polite. She was kind enough to give her thoughts on what youth coaches should emphasize in practice. Click here to read April Henrich's tips for youth coaches.
Overview of DVD 1: Passing, receiving, 1 v 1 attacking, 2 v 1 attacking (including overlaps, wall passes and takeovers), goal setting and an excellent game to develop toughness and aggressive play. (The section on goal setting is excellent - the best we've ever seen).
Detailed Contents of DVD 1:
0:00 Introduction of April Heinrichs 1:46 Qualities of a good pass (accuracy, pace, timing, disguise) 2:37 Push Pass (inside of foot pass) Demonstration - Excellent! 3;25 Push Pass Pairs (like our "Passing Pairs" game) 3:46 Star Passing Exercise - This would be a good pre-game warm up 4:20 Review of Push Pass Technique 4:33 Instep Pass Demonstration - Very good 5:10 Review of Instep Pass ("Laces" pass) technique-Excellent 5:33 Triangle Passing Exercise - (Our "Chips/Lofted Passes" game is better) 6:20 Bending the Ball - Excellent demonstration 7:02 Bending the Ball Exercise - Good 7:49 Advanced 4 v 2 Exercise ("Keep Away") 8:52 Advanced Long Ball Game - Good 10:50 Receiving - Excellent! ("catching, cushioning, controlling") 12:00 Principles of Receiving - Excellent Demonstrations! 14:20 3 v 1 Exercise Demonstration 15:00 Advanced Pressure Training Exercise 16:07 1 v 1 Attacking 16:45 1 v 1 Attacking Exercise (Coaches, watch this. You will see one reason April is a great coach.) 18:25 1 v 1 Attacking with small goals. Coach Heinrichs' tips here are great 19:35 Flying Changes Game- This is good for Travel teams (1 v 1 Attacking/Defending) 20:50 Coach Heinrichs' Attacking Tips-Very Good 21:35 Advanced Flying Changes Game - Excellent for advanced teams 22:45 2-Way 1 v 1 (Attacking/Defending Game) - Excellent for advanced players 24:30 Advanced 4 v 4 25:40 2 v 1 Attacking - demonstrations of a "takeover", an "overlap" and a "wall pass" 26:40 2 v 1 Attacking (more examples and description of an "overlap" and of a "wall pass") 27:40