Springfield, Mass. - March 6, 2017 - Springfield College men's soccer coach Steffen Siebert has authored one of the hottest new releases on Amazon.com. His book, "A League of Their Own" provides readers with a closer look at FIFA Club World Champions, such as FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester City, while also learning about the individual philosophies of some of the top coaches.
As of last week, Siebert's book was ranked No. 1 worldwide on Amazon for new releases under the coaching soccer classification.
The book discusses different tactical philosophies as well as how these tactical approaches have been adjusted by some of soccer's greatest coaches, such as Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Luis Enrique, and Louis van Gaal. Readers will be taken through case studies of each individual team with a step-by-step analysis of how these tactical setups are successful and how they can be exploited. Each case study will provide a discussion of how each team sets up when in attack, defending, and in transition. Not only addressing how and why these tactical setups are powerful, this book also breaks down and specifies just how lesser teams can exploit the subtle weaknesses by adjusting their attacking, defending, and transition strategies. Winning the tactical battle on the pitch creates endless possibilities, and perhaps evens the playing field to continue intrigue of the game.
Siebert just completed his fifth season as the head coach of the Springfield College men's soccer program in 2016. At the helm of the Pride, Siebert has taken the program to new heights, as he has led the Pride to appearances in four championship games, and has claimed three titles in just five years. A native of Berlin, Germany, Siebert was a two-time Scholar All-American and center midfielder for Missouri Valley College, Siebert has the prestigious honor of being a UEFA Licensed Coach, and is currently working on his UEFA A License. Under his direction, for the third time in the last five years, Springfield College has set new Division III program records in fewest losses (2) and winning percentage (.881), and overall program records in wins (18) and goals in a single season (69). At year's end, Springfield College was the top team in New England and the fifth-best team in the nation in wins over the last two seasons (34).