Everything kids need to know about their favorite sport including up-to-date stats and information on players and teams in this revised, updated edition of The Everything Kids’ Soccer Book. Your kids can finally learn everything they could ever need or want to know about soccer in this revised and updated edition of The Everything Kids’ Soccer Book. Young soccer fans will learn fun and exciting ways to perfect their passing, shooting, and dribbling skills and master the fancy footwork needed to becoming a soccer superstar. This new edition features up-to-date information about the MLS and the World Cup teams as well as dozens of interactive games and puzzles to keep them entertained. No matter what level of soccer player your child is, this book makes learning about the world’s favorite sport—almost—as fun as playing it!
Presents an introduction to the game of soccer, in simple text with illustrations, providing information on its rules, describing key techniques, presenting winning drills, and offering tips for excelling at the game.
Although soccer had long been the world’s game when Michael J. Agovino first encountered it in 1982, here it was just a poor cousin to American football, to be found on obscure UHF channels and in foreign magazines. But as Agovino himself passionately pursued soccer, Americans got wise and turned it into one of the most popular sports in the country. Agovino’s love affair with soccer is a portrait of the game’s culture and an intimate history of the sport’s coming of age in the United States. Agovino’s quest takes him from the unkempt field in the Bronx where he taught himself to play to some of the sport’s most storied venues and historic matches. With Agovino we travel from school fields to Giants Stadium, then from England to Germany, Italy, and Spain, along the way taking in the final days of the North American Soccer League, the 1994 World Cup, and the birth of Major League Soccer. Offering the perspective of fan, player, and journalist, Agovino chronicles his obsession with the sport and its phenomenal evolution.
The World Cup 2018 saw a record 66 goals scored from set-piece situations (42% of the 155 total goals scored), a remarkable and emphatic statement regarding the influence of set-pieces on the modern game. Yet very little, if any, attention is paid to the influence of set-pieces in coaching literature, coaching courses, or symposiums. The Ultimate Book of Soccer Set-Pieces is the most comprehensive examination of set-piece planning on both the attacking and defending sides of the ball. It carefully and thoroughly examines the potential of all manner of restarts in soccer, from throw-ins to corner kicks and free kicks. Different activities with accompanying diagrams are provided for each set-piece, so players have the opportunity to practice both attacking and defending restarts. From simple organizational considerations to complex plays featuring many variations, this book is the tool coaches at every level need to prepare their teams to win the set-piece battle.
Exciting news for the Wild Soccer Bunch: They are now playing in a club league! Julian, the all-in-one defender, is looking for his dad who left home years ago. He wants to invite him to their first championship game. While searching for his dad, Julian runs into Mickey the bulldozer and the Unbeatables. What happens next tests Julian's character and the resolve and friendship of the Wild Soccer Bunch.
This is the definitive manual for coaching America's fastest-growing sport for kids aged 8-19. Written for both beginning and seasoned coaches, The Complete Book of Coaching Youth Soccer shows you--in concise, easy-to-understand terms--how to organize, motivate, and lead your youth soccer team to success on the field. Included are: Step-by-step teaching points Rules and strategies of the game More than 100 illustrative diagrams More than 75 practice and competitive drills Complete 10-week season plans for each of three separate age groups Designed for easy, on-the-field reference, author Simon Whitehead's proven practice drills are designed progressively to develop maximum skills for both individual and team play. Simon Whitehead lives in Minneapolis and has coached high school and college soccer in England and in the United States for more than ten years. Using proven European teaching methods, he shows the soccer coach how to maximize each young player's enthusiasm, involvement, and personal success in soccer.