Bio: Tony Schiavone has been involved with youth soccer since 1995. He has worked with boys and girls, indoor and outdoor teams, and children ranging in age from six to sixteen.
A graduate of Youngstown State and Kent State Universities, Schiavone works as a freelance writer and illustrator, best known for his "Grampa's Gang" comic strip.
Schiavone has three children, Vince, Andy and Alexandra, and a wife, Pamela. They live in Ohio where Schiavone coaches youth soccer.
Coaching Soccer for Beginners is an indispensable tool for first-time coaches working with young children. Written for non-experts, this book explains the rules and theory of soccer, as well as; the positions and their responsibilities, how to assign each child his or her position, practice drills, and other game preparation tips. It is a great reference source, containing diagrams, illustrations, a glossary, a list of FIFA rules, and explanations as to how they apply to youth soccer. Unlike any... more info>>