Robert Parr holds a USSF 'A' license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and a USSF National Youth Coaching license. He is currently the Director of Coaching for the Arkansas State Soccer Association, and an Associate Instructor for both US Youth Soccer and the NSCAA. Previously, he served as the Director of Coaching and WPSL Head Coach for the Puerto Rico Capitals FC, the first international franchise to compete in the Women's Premier Soccer League. From 2003-2008, he was the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Georgia College & State University and also coached for the Georgia State Soccer Association Olympic Development Program.
From 1995-2002, Robert was the Director of Training for the American Soccer Club "Eagles" youth program in Austin, Texas (now known as Lonestar SC). He also served as the South Texas Men's State Team Coach from 1996-1998, and a South Texas YSA State Staff Coach for both the Olympic Development Program (1991-1999) and the Coaching Education Program (1991-2002). From 1989 until 1995, Robert was the Head Coach of the University of Texas Men's Soccer Team, where he led the program to a National Collegiate Club Championship in 1990, three other National Tournament appearances, and an overall record of 80-25-16.
Soccer clubs of all levels and sizes play vital roles in their communities, yet most face challenges that prevent them from achieving their goals each year. This book documents the practices of the best-run clubs and provides straightforward guidelines to bring these practices to your club. This book is required reading for all administrators, coaches, and parents who want more from their club!
This book teaches the "art" of coaching to soccer coaches of all experience levels. By examining five main themes--team management, player psychology, training methods, game coaching, and match analysis--you can master the instructional methods that separate great coaches from the rest. If you are looking to do more than just "run drills", this book will show you how to be a more effective coach.