Football is a dynamic, explosive sport that demands a wide range of skills - multi-directional, explosive acceleration, lightning-quick reactions and the ability to cover ground economically and quickly. SAQ Football is a cutting-edge training system that has been developed over many years by some of the world's leading coaches and players, and includes drills, programmes and techniques to improve speed, agility and acceleration. Fully updated to include all the latest research, and illustrated throughout with new photographs and artwork, its complete conditioning programme will help players at all levels to develop and improve their game. Starting with the basic techniques, it moves on to football- specific movement patterns and position-specific work to provide an invaluable resource no player or coach should be without.
I have been using SAQ for about 3 months. I found the book both informative & interesting. I now use dynamic flex warm ups before every session or game. Work on co-ordination & fast feet has shown results in 2/3 weeks.
The book is generally clear & concise where there is any doubt on form or technique the people at SAQ are more than willing to help & are only a phone call away.
This is a good book to have in your library if you are a soccer manager, coach, trainer or player.
I am none of these, except for the odd recreational game of 5-a-sides, but I am a Sports Therapist who deals with professional and semi-professional football players and their affected injuries. From my point of veiw, this book is of specific interest, as I can use and adapt it to rehabilitate my injured players to suit there playing position and particular football duties, and to suit there own specific injury.
The warm-up programmmes and soccer drills are well designed, described and illustrated, and are easily adapted to suit my rehab perscriptions, and also to keep the coaches busy and interested in their preparation, and get the players fit and excited at trainig sessions.