Secret Soccer Scrolls is a series of football coaching adventure books. Each story is packed with football coaching advice and tips to help improve those that participate in and/or watch and enjoy football. The books tell of the characters and the formation of the new football club for those characters to play in.
The goal of the series is to enhance people’s football skills and game intelligence whether you are a player, coach or football fan. Expert tips and coaching materials are set within stories aimed at entertaining the whole family as we travel across fun adventures with our companions. We see how they battle against the bullies and overcome adversity, whilst developing teamwork and football skills that will help them to become much, much better football players. They also gain a more intricate understanding of the tactical ideas of play, in the game that they so love and important ethics of teamwork and leadership.
The information within this book is here to help you improve your football skills and formulate football training and tactics. It can also serve as a guide to improve individual and team player intelligence, awareness and technical ability. The goal is to help the player, coach, parent and football fan to improve their football expertise and ability, whilst having fun in the midst of it all.
Books in this series (5 books)
Team Spirit Football Club is the first book in a series of football coaching adventure books by the Secret Soccer Scrolls series. This initial book tells of the characters and the formation of the new football club for those characters to play in.
Millionaire Striker is the second book in the series of football books from the Secret Soccer Scrolls. A dusty old manuscript is found whilst on a school football trip to Brazil. It contains secret trainings and formulae’s that were used by a young Brazilian striker in order to rise to greatness.
Midfield Maestro is the third in the series of football coaching adventure books from the Secret Soccer Scrolls. This time, our companions journey to France where they come across a mysterious ex-professional footballer. He has some beneficial football knowledge that will help to improve our companions skillset and football thinking.
Dynamic Defender is the fourth book in the series of football coaching adventure books by the Secret Soccer Scrolls series. Dynamic Defender is an adventure, which is set in Italy, where our companions of Team Spirit travel to play in a football tournament. However, they soon meet a pair of cheeky local lads, which lead them to top level secrets that later steer them towards effective defending.
Confident Keeper is the fifth book in the series of football coaching adventure books by the Secret Soccer Scrolls series. In the Confident Keeper, we travel in winter to Munich, Germany to play in an indoor football tournament. However, a series of events lead to some dedicated training from a goalkeeping coach.
About the Author
State Champion Head Coach Jono.
In September 2015, Jono was selected by Manchester City Football Club, from more than 2,500 UEFA qualified football coaches, to represent Manchester City in their China schools project. The work involved one coach being stationed in your own school for 10 months at a time to deliver the Manchester City ‘Play for Fun’ coaching methodology. Also giving the coaches and PE teachers advice and coach education. Whilst developing the schools football teams and players, and delivering football PE lessons to the wider majority of classes.
On the 3rd and final year of the project, Jono became the only Manchester City football coach on the project to win silverware. In May 2018 he became the Jilin Province, State Champion by leading his under 18 school team to win the Jilin Province, State Championship! The football mad Province has over 28 million people. At the same time it had a Man City, UEFA A licensed coach, leading a rival school team from the State’s capital city and many other foreign coaches that have sought to progress Chinese football.
After the project ended Jono was head hunted by one of the most prestigious schools in South China. A boarding school with more than 7,500 students. This is where he guided the under 18’s team to finish 9th out of the top 24 football school teams in China. The month before taking charge; they’d finished 11th out of 16 in their State tournament. He also went onto guide a newly formed under 14 school team to finish 3rd in Chengdu City (population bigger than London), and 1st in their district.
As an original member of the Manchester City Football Club’s China project, Jono has been responsible for the football coaching development of high schools, junior middle schools, primary schools and football teams through various temperatures and conditions. From the 40 degree Celsius intense summer heat of Beijing, Beihai and Chengdu to the minus 30 degrees temperatures of the Yanbian Chinese-Korean, autonomous prefecture, on the China – North Korean border, he was also responsible for educating the coaches. On the North Korean border is where Jono not only became State Champion, but also helped the school rise 11 places in the National tournament to 11th position. They were 22nd when he arrived 5 months before.
Overall, Jono has been responsible for the coaching and development of men’s, under 18’s, 16’s, 14’s, 12’s, 10’s and under 8 teams and players in England, Wales and China. Jono holds a 2:1 leadership and management degree and is a professional football coach, father and author of the ‘Secret Soccer Scrolls’ series! Before Manchester City football club, Jono was previously in the Cardiff City football academy and is a UEFA qualified coach with more than 21 years’ experience and expertise in coaching, mentoring and managing adults, teenagers and kids of various levels.
“The inspiration for the ‘Secret Soccer Scrolls’ books came from Jono discovering that there was a waiting list for youngsters to get into football clubs within his City, Lincoln, England at the time. This series was developed in the belief that any child, young adult or adult can receive easy to understand top level football coaching set within an adventure series that mirrors my love for football learning through a play for fun methodology. Contained within each book are team and position specific instruction, techniques and training sessions that will help players too improve, as well as coaches and parents to understand teaching the game to a higher standard. This can also be an ideal complement to playing for, or coaching a team. I believe that people within the game can aspire to be the best they can be, for themselves and for the teams that they represent. I also believe that both football and reading should be fun and I hope you find both combined here. Best wishes, Jono.”