Grassroots Coach Online Magazine Launches

March 01, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Grassroots Coach is pleased to announce the launch of their new FREE online soccer magazine. Grassroots Coach is a monthly online soccer coaching magazine aimed at creating a flexible electronic tool kit for coaches and organizations at the grassroots level. This FREE e-magazine includes articles, drills, and discussions on technical, physiological, mental, and nutritional matters. Grassroots Coach will promote a cutting-edge approach to training youth athletes using age-appropriate and proven methods.

“We felt that there was a niche in the soccer market for a magazine that focused on coaching at the grassroots level. This is the most important time in a youth player’s development, and we want to help ensure that coaches have all the available resources to aid in the improvement of their players” said editor, Bill Ault.

Grassroots Coach was launched in mid-January and has had a tremendous response from across the globe. “We have had visitors from 25 different countries spanning from Asia to the Americas” commented, Mr. Ault.

The FREE e-magazine is based in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and has had some of the foremost leaders in youth soccer contribute articles in the first 2 issues. “We have had regular contributions from some of the world leaders in youth soccer development, in particular Horst Wein and Ton De Hoop. Both Horst and Ton are highly respected around the world in developing youth athletes and we are pleased to have access to there vast soccer knowledge. These two will be regular contributors to Grassroots Coach.”

Horst Wein is perhaps the world’s foremost mentor of soccer coaches and trainers. He has coached the coaches of institutions in 51 countries covering four continents and has written 33 sports-related textbooks, including six on soccer. Wein, an Olympic silver medal winner as a coach, was the first coach from the Western world to be invited to train the top athletes in the former Soviet Union in the late 1970s. He has also served as a consultant for two Olympic Games, the Asian Games, and for one of the most prominent soccer clubs in the world – Internazionale Milan. Currently Horst works with the Center for Research and Studies (CEDIF) of the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation.

Ton de Hoop is known for his outstanding ability to teach the game of soccer at all levels. Coach de Hoop has a special talent for achieving impressive results with younger soccer players. This charismatic master of soccer is a professor at Holland's Central Institute of Education, (CIOS Academy), where he trains Holland's top professional soccer coach candidates. He is also an instructor at the National Sports Center of the Royal Dutch Soccer Union, (KNVB). Some of his more famous students include international players such as, Ruud Krol, John Neeskens, Danny Blind, Hans van Breukelen, and Gerald Vanenburg.

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