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Soccer for Dummies (edition 2000)
by Michael Lewis, Inc. U.S. Soccer Federation, Alexi Lalas (Foreword)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0764552295, Paperback)“Entertaining, very informative, and essential for parents, fans, and players.”
—Tony DiCicco, Head Coach, 1999 Women’s Cup Champions
“Two thumbs up.... This book will broaden your knowledge of the game.”
“This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world’s sport and why we love it so much.”
“Fans will love it, and those who want to become fans will devour it.”
Simplicity alone doesn’t explain soccer’s enormous popularity worldwide. Soccer is a game that can be as frustrating as golf, as physical as football and hockey, as sporadic as baseball, and as graceful as basketball. It can also be addictive. Whether you are a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here, at last, is the book you’ve been waiting for. Written by New York Daily News soccer columnist Michael Lewis with the full support and participation of the United States Soccer Federation, Soccer For Dummies shows you how to:Get a handle on soccer rules and regulationsLearn the basic moves and playsImprove dribbling, passing, and other basic skillsFind a league to play inCoach kids effectivelyGet more out of the game as a spectator
Featuring expert tips from U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Team stars and packed with hundreds of action photos and illustrations, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate beginner’s guide to the sport. You’ll discover:The where and wear of soccerLaws of the gameFootwork, passing, shooting, receiving, goal tending, and other game fundamentalsStaying in soccer shapeTeamwork and strategyCoaching youth soccerEverything the informed spectator should knowThe current state of soccer at all levels from youth leagues to geriatric leagues
Get Soccer For Dummies and get the lowdown on the world’s most popular sport from some of its most celebrated players.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:49 -0400)
Presents rules, skills, and strategies for players and goalies to improve their game by conditioning, stay mentally and physically healthy, and communicating with other players.
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