impressed with the simple applicable methodology
used to guide toddlers into the game of soccer.
The book explains clearly how coaches can keep
young children interested in the game. I would
recommend this book to be used with the purpose of
introducing children to a new sport."
National Coaching Coordinator, United States
“Anyone who has young children as I do (4 and
6 years old) knows how difficult it is to keep
them and a group of their friends on the same
speaking with parents who have limited or no knowledge
of soccer it is difficult to know where to start
in teaching preschoolers the game.
McLoughlin has answered your problem with a
wonderful book written in an easy to understand
manner. It will help you and your young players
learn the game of soccer and have fun doing it. It
is a must read for all those who aspire to teach
the game to the very young."
Head Coach, Rutgers University
time when increasing numbers of recreational youth
sports leagues are being inappropriately modeled
after professional sports franchises, it is
reassuring to discover a child-centered coaching
text like Soccer Kids. Tom McLoughlin possesses a
rare combination of content area expertise,
effective communication skills, and perhaps most
importantly, an understanding of the
developmental needs of young children."
Gregg S. Heinzmann
Associate Director, Youth Sports Research Council
is an excellent book for our under-5 and under-6
age groups, where we have 32 teams. We plan to order more as new teams/coaches
enter our program."
Treasurer, Racine Area Soccer Association, WI
McLoughlin’s Soccer Kids is a virtual cookbook
of recipes for setting up “learning
environments” for anyone working with pre-schoolers.
This ready to use, practical and easy to follow
instructional manual should be on the shelf of
every youth coach.”
Director of Coaching, New Jersey Youth Soccer
children to play soccer at an early age can be a
difficult and inappropriate experience for
all concerned, unless you know what you're doing.
In Soccer Kids, Tom McLoughlin shows that not only
does he know what works well for this young age
group, but he lays it out in a way that is easy to
understand even for busy and inexperienced
coaches. I strongly recommend this book to anyone
who is in a position to teach soccer to children
of preschool age and older."
Head Coach, San Jose Clash, M.L.S.