Kristine Lilly Coerver Girls Soccer E-Book Launched
Kristine Lilly (see below with Coerver® Co-founders, Alf Galustian & Charlie Cooke), two time FIFA World Cup™ champion and two time Olympic gold medallist and Coerver® Coaching, the world’s number one soccer skills teaching method have launched a new E-book “Girls Soccer: Dream, Believe, Achieve”.
“Girls Soccer: Dream, Believe, Achieve” is an inspiring Ebook teaching excellence in life and soccer.
The aim of the E-book is to raise awareness for Girls soccer and become the authority on coaching Girls soccer and life skills.
The E-book uses a mixture of HD video, illustrations, text and the Coerver® System to teach coaches, parents and players about:
• Kristine’s inspirational story of a successful woman and champion
• Kristine’s life and soccer coaching tips for girls
• Coerver® Coaching and Kristine’s essential practices for coaches of girls
Kristine Lilly said “I have been using the Coerver method since I was a really young player. It certainly helped me in my career and I strongly believe it’s the best way to coach players. I believe “Girls Soccer: Dream, Believe, Achieve” will help female players improve their life and soccer skills.”
Coerver® Coaching co-founder and Chelsea legend Charlie Cooke said, “We are working closely with Kristine to help develop the next generation of skilful female players and coaches globally. Kristine’s playing career is second to none in world soccer and her insights and life lessons are sure to help all players and coaches”.
What’s inside the Ebook:
• 74 page interactive Ebook that you can easily download to your computer, tablet or mobile device
• The system to coaching Girls to soccer and life success told through Kristine’s inspiring life story.
Guaranteed to Motivate and Inspire your players
• 72 HD videos, that will help improve your player
• 24 practice illustrations, showing you the practice purpose, set up, action, variations and important player and coaches tips
• Coerver® Coaching’s NEW Skills Wheel system. 5 ESSENTIAL skills that each of your players should have
• The Coerver® Coaching Skills test in HD video and accompanying illustrations
• Kristine’s ESSENTIAL home study exercises. Inspire your player to practice more at home.
Perfect to view these videos in your back yard, at the park on your smart phone or tablet
• Watch an overview video NOW at http://bit.ly/16nx2dD
About the authors:
Kristine Lilly was a member of the United States women’s national soccer team for 24 years (see below image). She is the most capped men’s or women’s soccer player in the history of the sport, gaining her 352nd and final cap against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier in November 2010. Kristine played in five FIFA World Cup finals, winning two World Cup championships. She also played in three Olympic Games, winning the gold medal twice. She was a four time all American at the University of North Carolina while also winning four NCAA National Championships.
Alfred Galustian has gained a reputation over the last 30 years as being one of the leading technical skill teaching experts in the world. This knowledge and reputation has seen Alf working with some of the world’s leading federations and clubs, which includes the Premier League, French Football Federation, Football Federation Australia, Japan Football Association, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid CF and Newcastle United.
Charlie Cooke played for Aberdeen and Dundee in the Scottish First Division before joining Chelsea in the English First Division, where he played for the next 11 years. He made 380 league and cup appearances for the Blues and played in four cup finals, winning the English F.A. Cup in 1970 against Leeds and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971 against Real Madrid. He also played 16 times for the Scottish National Team and a World Select Team in 1979. He shares the Chelsea club record of three Player of The Year awards with Gianfranco Zola and in 2005, Chelsea’s centenary celebration year; he was selected for the club’s All-Time XI. Charlie is the co-founder of Coerver® Coaching and a Director in the Americas since its creation in 1984.
Coerver® Coaching co-founders Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke developed the program from 29 years of knowledge and work around the world at all levels of the game – from grass roots to leading federations, clubs, managers and stars of international soccer.
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Former U.S. Olympian Lilly special guest at SLU soccer clinic
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
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Former U.S. Olympian Kristine Lilly runs a drill Saturday during the Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma Course at St. Lawrence University.
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Former U.S. Olympian Kristine Lilly speaks with Alfred Galustian during the Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma Course in Canton.
Today is Kristine Lilly’s 41st birthday.
She won’t be celebrating at her home in Needham, Mass., but rather she’ll be in Canton, teaching the game she loves for the second straight day to coaches and young campers at St. Lawrence University.
They couldn’t have a better instructor on a day dubbed “Kristine Lilly Day” by Canton village officials.
Lilly is the most capped player — male or female — in the history of international soccer, gaining her 352nd and final cap against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier in November 2010.
In her career, she scored 130 goals for the United States women’s national team, second only to Mia Hamm’s 158 and Abby Wambach’s second-place growing tally.
When Lilly retired from international competition last year, it concluded a 24-year career, which began as a 16-year-old high school student, competing for the U.S. in the 1988 World Cup. Now she’s involved in the sport in new ways, including operating a camp with Hamm and other former Olympic teammates, doing private lessons and working camps like the Lake Placid Soccer Centre camp at SLU this weekend.
“I want the kids to have a good time, to learn to love the game,” Lilly said. “I don’t want them to burn out by age 12 and that happens sometimes. I hope they can have some special moments in soccer.”
The special moments for Lilly have been numerous. She won Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2004 and competed in five FIFA World Cup tournaments (the only woman to do so), winning two World Championships. She also played professionally, mostly with the Boston Breakers of the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), and before that she was a four-time NCAA champion at the University of North Carolina.
The wife of a firefighter and mother of two also appeared in the HBO documentary “Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.”
“I’ve had a lot of great moments in my career. I’m very proud of my longevity in the sport,” Lilly said. “It was big winning the World Cup and, of course, the two Olympic gold medals. Those were certainly highlights.”
SLU men’s soccer coach Bob Durocher says he was elated when he found out in April that Lilly would be attending the Lake Placid camp, which specializes in teaching the Coerver Method of soccer.
“I watched her a lot when she played and she was always one of my favorites,” Durocher said. “I was not only impressed with her skill, but with how hard she worked. She has a great left foot. She’s one of my special players and now she’s here. If she still played, she’d still probably be one of the best players out there.”
Lilly, apparently not superstitious as she wore No. 13 throughout her playing career, will be available for autographs today around 3:30 on Sandy MacAllister Field. Durocher has invited the general public to attend, including all area youth soccer players.
“We hope to fill the soccer stadium today. Everyone is welcome,” Durocher said.
Lilly has filled many soccer stadiums in her career and looks forward to the further growth of the sport.
“The women’s game has come a long way and it’s still growing. It’s a process. Every game at the last World Cup was televised on ESPN, so the sport is growing,” said Lilly, who is looking forward to watching friends and former teammates compete in the upcoming London Olympics. “I was a player for a long time, and now I’m a going to be a big fan.”
Five AKFC Teams Headed for Texas
Everything, as they say, is bigger in Texas, and now that includes the size of the AKFC traveling party. In all five squads will be making the trip from Alaska to the second-largest state, each taking part in the Dallas Texans Fall Festival over the weekend of November 18-20.
Midfielder Drini Redzepi puts in a tackle during semifinal action at the Las Vegas Mayor's Cup.
Matches will take place at the Texans’ Ross Stewart Soccer Complex, with our teams playing some of the best from throughout Texas and the Southwest.
On the boys’ side, the well-traveled AKFC 98 United squad will compete in the U14 division, which is already filling up with top competition, including the 2010 Dallas Cup finalists, Houstonians FC 98 Red, as well as the state champions from both Kansas and Oklahoma. Also traveling to Dallas–for the first time as an AKFC squad–are the 96 United boys. Led by club captain Ben Atkinson and a potent attack, the U16 team promises to turn plenty of heads in Dallas. Rounding out the group, and returning to action in AKFC colors after a great experience in Arizona last spring, the 00 United boys bring together one of the most diverse squads in Alaska, including players from Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, Kenai and Fairbanks.
Leading the AKFC girls’ contingent is 96 Aurora, a team comprised of high-school sophomores who are already well into the college recruitment process. The Dallas tournament is yet another step in their development cycle, as the team also prepares for college-showcase participation in February.
Last but certainly not least, the AKFC 01 Aurora girls will again be taking the field in our navy-and-white strip. After an extremely impressive start in Las Vegas last fall, and absolute domination in the 2011 Nike Crossfire Challenge this past July, the team is hoping to build on their success and continue to develop at an accelerated rate. This team currently features the largest player pool within AKFC and remains one of the most exciting age groups within the program.
For more information, or to follow the teams in Texas, click here.