'Self-regulation is the holy grail' - Peter Hoekstra, manager of FC Groningen The document you hold in your hands is bringing a new aspect to the use of self-regulation in soccer. The experiment conducted is one of very few looking at self-regulation and its effect on overall soccer performance. In short, two elite youth soccer players are put through a thorough self-regulation training program while continuosly being evaluated on their on-field performance. The time when soccer was all about physical attributes is over. The time for introducing mental aspects, especially self-regulation is overdue in order to accelerate and better the development of youth soccer players. This book gives you valuable in depth information on self-regulation and better, how to utilize it whether you are a player, coach or parent in any sport.