Book Review: Soccer Performance Unleashed - How to Become the Complete Soccer Player
Soccer Performance Unleashed - How to Become the Complete Soccer Player is a book that can help any soccer player take their game to the next level.
Bruno Luis does a fantastic job of documenting numerous methods that can be used to increase a player's skill, and you aren't going to find many resources that do such a great job of detailing exactly what it takes to be a great player.
The book is broken down into 11 chapters:
- Team Tactics
- Health and Nutrition
- Your Soccer Performance
As you can see, the book breaks each of these sections down quite well. By breaking it down into certain positions, it allows players who play that position to find exactly what they're looking for without having to search for it.
Another positive is that there are dedicated chapters for different facets of the beautiful game. And this is where the book really shines.
The technique chapter does an awesome job of showcasing all of the skills that a player needs to be successful, and the use of visual aids in the book really helps make the understanding of these concepts extremely simple.
The Team Tactics chapter is an excellent resource for coaches and players alike, as it details the key attributes needed at each position on the pitch. It also gives unique insight into formations and how each can be utilized. If you love strategy, you may find yourself stuck in this section for hours at a time.
Then there's the big three chapters that touch on elements beyond training skills: Fitness, Health/Nutrition and Psychology. All of these chapters provide an enormous amount of knowledge regarding how players can properly approach each facet of the game.
Since it takes just as much off-the-field work as on-the-field work to become a complete player, the in-depth look into these three particular aspects of the game is invaluable. Some players may neglect these areas in favor of more skills training, and these chapters show you exactly why you need the entire skill set in order to be the total soccer player.
The book closes with a useful section where players can rate their progress in certain areas of their game. This is a neat way for players to track what type of improvements they've made in specific areas, as it lets them see where they need to improve.
If you're a parent or coach of a soccer player that wants to digest as much information as possible in their quest to become the complete player, then Soccer Performance Unleashed is a highly recommended purchase.
Luis and company have compiled a ton of helpful info into one easy-to-read book, and it's a resource that players will find themselves referring to time and time again throughout their career.
Soccer Performance Unleashed is available for purchase on Amazon in both Kindle and paperbook formats: Soccer Performance Unleashed on Amazon.