What We Read

At iSoccer, we like to devour a good book to expand our knowledge. Here’s our current list of good reads.

How to Achieve Success

Coyle, Daniel. The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. Bantam, 2009.

Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. Little, Brown and Company, 2008.

Developmental Psychology Books

Bandura, Albert. Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control. Worth Publishers, 1997.

Dweck, Carol. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Ballantine Books, 2007.

Ericsson, K. Anders. The Road to Excellence: The Acquisition of Expert Performance in the Arts and Sciences, Sports, and Games. Lawrence Erlbaum, 1996.

Herzberg, Frederick. One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees? (Harvard Business Review Classics). Harvard Business Press, 2008.

Soccer and Coaching Books

Clark, Bobby. The Baffled Parent’s Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer. Ragged Mountain Press, 1999.

DiCicco, Tony, Colleen Hacker and Charles Salzberg. Catch Them Being Good: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Coach Girls. Penguin, 2003.

Gregg, Lauren. The Champion Within. JTC Sports, 1999.

Hamm, Mia, and Aaron Heifetz. Go for the Goal: A Champion’s Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life. It Books, 2000.

Herbst, Dan. How to Play the Game: The Official Playing and Coaching Manual of the United States Soccer Federation. Universe, 1999.

Renya, Claudio and Michael Woitalla. More Than Goals: From Backyard Games to World Cup Champion. Human Kinetics, 2004.

Thompson, Jim. The Double-Goal Coach: Positive Coaching Tools for Honoring the Game and Developing Winners in Sports and Life. Harper Paperbacks, 2003.

Wein, Horst. Developing Youth Soccer Players. Human Kinetics Publishers, 2000.

Wooden, John. They Call Me Coach. McGraw-Hill, 2003.

lighter reading

Sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day, month, or year, to digest a good book. As an alternative, here’s a list of articles that have influenced and expanded our thinking at iSoccer.

Bronson, Po.  “How Not to Talk to Your Kids.” NY Magazine, Feb. 11, 2007.

Colvin, Geoffrey.  “Secrets of Greatness: Practice and Hard Work Bring Success.” Fortune Magazine, Oct. 30, 2006.

Bandura, Albert. “Self-efficacy.” Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. V. S. Ramachaudran. Vol. 4, pp. 71-81. New York: Academic Press, 1994.

Ericsson, K. Anders et al.  “Giftedness and evidence for reproducibly superior performance: an account based on the expert performance framework.” High Ability Studies. Vol. 18, No. 1, June 2007, pp. 3-56.  European Council for High Ability, 2007.