The Modern Soccer Coach 2014

New book by Gary Curneen which identifies a four dimensional approach that must be targeted by coaches who want to maximize a team’s potential – the Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Mental sides to the game. Released November 2013.


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Small differences in mindset can lead to huge differences in performance

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About Me

Gary Curneen is the Head Women's Soccer Coach at California State University Bakersfield.

Prior to this he was the Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at University of Cincinnati and at Wingate University NC. Gary holds a UEFA 'A' License from the Irish FA and a "Premier Diploma" from the NSCAA.

Originally from Omagh, Northern Ireland, he gained a Master’s in Business Administration from Wingate University NC, where he coached the Lady Bulldogs to a 95-48-8 record along with their first ever SAC Championship and place in the NCAA Tournament.

He is the author of 'The Modern Soccer Coach 2014'.

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  • Lazy players do a little work and think that they should be winning. Winners work their socks off and still worry that they're being lazy.

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  • Successful teams don't get better by chance - they get better by choice. Choosing the right option, not the easiest one. Mentality is key.

  • A player's behavior must always be consistent with their goals. "You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic."