Part I: Developing Physical Speed; Chapter 1 Game Speed: Speed and Agility in Soccer; Chapter 2 Factors Affecting Game Speed; Chapter 3 Developing Soccer Game Speed; Part II: Developing Technical and Tactical Speed; Chapter 5 Passing; Chapter 6 Receiving; Chapter 7 Dribbling; Chapter 8 Goal Scoring; Chapter 9 Counterattacking; Chapter 10 Defending; Chapter 11 Strategy and Tactics; Chapter 12 Developing Soccer Intelligence.
Dick Bate is the former director of elite coaching for the English Football Association (FA). He has coached at Leeds United FC, Notts County FC, Lincoln City FC and Hereford United FC. He is a technical adviser to FIFA and is a UEFA professional license holder, FA staff coach and England youth team coach. Ian Jeffreys is one of the most respected strength and conditioning coaches in the United Kingdom and a world-renowned authority on speed and agility development. He is a reader and coordinator in strength and conditioning at the University of South Wales.
"After 30 years as a college soccer coach I can say Dick Bate is the best instructor/clinician I have seen. If playing faster interests you as a coach or player, then Soccer Speed is a must read."Ray Reid-- Head coach, University of Connecticut - Men's Soccer "Dick Bate has created a highly technical book on soccer specific fitness, speed, agility and the technique to enhance and develop these important physical skills. As in all Dick Bate coaching, Soccer Speed is about the real detail that makes the difference for coaches and athletes. He uses examples from the Premier League and I found the read technical but very enjoyable. This is a must for coaches and athletes that want to take their game to a higher level."Tony DiCicco-- Olympic Gold Medal Coach, USA '96; World Cup Champion Coach, USA '99; U20 World Cup Champion Coach, USA '08 "At Manchester United Football Club, our on and off the field conditioning is expertly guided by Soccer Speed and the information that Dick Bate and Ian Jeffreys present." Tony Strudwick-- Head of Fitness and Conditioning, Manchester United Football Club