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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 regulations
  • Learn the basic moves and plays
  • Improve dribbling, passing, and other basic skills
  • Find a league to play in
  • Coach kids effectively
  • Get 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 soccer
  • Laws of the game
  • Footwork, passing, shooting, receiving, goal tending, and other game fundamentals
  • Staying in soccer shape
  • Teamwork and strategy
  • Coaching youth soccer
  • Everything the informed spectator should know
  • The 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.

Review:

"Two thumbs up.... This book will broaden your knowledge of the game." Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach

Review:

"This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world's sport and why we love it so much." Tiffeny Milbrett, Forward, U.S. Women's National Team

Synopsis:

Brimming with tips, techniques, official rules and regulations, coaching advice, and more, this must-have guide for American soccer aficionados comes straight from the national governing body for soccer in the United States. Illustrations, photos, and in-depth instruction cover each position on the field.

Synopsis:

“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.”

—Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach

“This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world’s sport and why we love it so much.”

—Tiffeny Milbrett, Forward, U.S. Women’s National Team

“Fans will love it, and those who want to become fans will devour it.”

—Bob Ley, ESPN/ABC Broadcaster

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 regulations
  • Learn the basic moves and plays
  • Improve dribbling, passing, and other basic skills
  • Find a league to play in
  • Coach kids effectively
  • Get 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 soccer
  • Laws of the game
  • Footwork, passing, shooting, receiving, goal tending, and other game fundamentals
  • Staying in soccer shape
  • Teamwork and strategy
  • Coaching youth soccer
  • Everything the informed spectator should know
  • The 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.

Synopsis:

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.

--Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach

This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world's sport and why we love it so much.

--Tiffeny Milbrett, Forward, U.S. Women's National Team

Fans will love it, and those who want to become fans will devour it.

--Bob Ley, ESPN/ABC Broadcaster

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.

About the Author

United States Soccer Federation, Inc., is the national governing body for soccer in the U.S. Michael Lewis is an award-winning journalist who has covered soccer for more than 20 years.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

PART I: Getting Started (Before the Opening Kickoff).

Chapter 1: The Bare Minimum You Need to Know about Soccer.

Chapter 2: The "Wear" of Soccer.

Chapter 3: The "Where" of Soccer.

Chapter 4: Laws of the Game.

PART II: Fundamentals of the Game.

Chapter 5: Some Amazing Feats with Your Feet.

Chapter 6: The Finer Points of Passing, Shooting, and Receiving.

Chapter 7: When You Have to Use Your Head.

Chapter 8: Protecting the Goal.

Chapter 9: Perfect Plays and Strategies.

PART III: Calling All Soccer Moms and Dads.

Chapter 10: Coaching Youth Soccer.

Chapter 11: Staying in Soccer Shape: Conditioning, Practice, and Diet.

Chapter 12: Playing It Safe.

Chapter 13: The Mental Game, Teamwork, and Winning.

PART IV: A Spectator's Guide.

Chapter 14: Follow the Bouncing Ball.

Chapter 15: Soccer — from TV to Online.

Chapter 16: Soccer or Futbol — a Worldwide Phenomenon.

PART V: From Saturday Soccer to the World Stage.

Chapter 17: Where It All Begins — Youth Soccer.

Chapter 18: Amateur Soccer: They Don't All Play for Pay.

Chapter 19: Pro Soccer in the United States.

Chapter 20: U.S. in International Soccer and the World Cup.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Players Who Made an Impact on Worldwide Soccer.

Chapter 22: Ten American Players Who Made a Unique Impact.

Chapter 23: Ten Players to Pay to Watch and Stand to Cheer.

Chapter 24: Ten Dream Teams That Gave Opponents Nightmares.

Chapter 25: Ten Matches Made in Soccer Heaven.

Chapter 26: Ten Goals That Will Give You Goosebumps.

PART VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Soccer Speak.

Appendix B: Soccer Associations.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764552298
Other:
U S Soccer Federation Inc
Author:
United States Soccer Federation
Author:
Lewis, Michael
Author:
Lalas, Alexi
Author:
U S Soccer Federation Inc
Author:
United States Soccer Federation, Inc.
Author:
United States Soccer Federation
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
Foster City, CA :
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
Subject:
Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies (Lifestyles)
Series Volume:
v. T85
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.34x7.32x.88 in. 1.33 lbs.

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Product details 408 pages For Dummies - English 9780764552298 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Two thumbs up.... This book will broaden your knowledge of the game."
"Review" by , "This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world's sport and why we love it so much."
"Synopsis" by , Brimming with tips, techniques, official rules and regulations, coaching advice, and more, this must-have guide for American soccer aficionados comes straight from the national governing body for soccer in the United States. Illustrations, photos, and in-depth instruction cover each position on the field.
"Synopsis" by , “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.”

—Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach

“This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world’s sport and why we love it so much.”

—Tiffeny Milbrett, Forward, U.S. Women’s National Team

“Fans will love it, and those who want to become fans will devour it.”

—Bob Ley, ESPN/ABC Broadcaster

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 regulations
  • Learn the basic moves and plays
  • Improve dribbling, passing, and other basic skills
  • Find a league to play in
  • Coach kids effectively
  • Get 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 soccer
  • Laws of the game
  • Footwork, passing, shooting, receiving, goal tending, and other game fundamentals
  • Staying in soccer shape
  • Teamwork and strategy
  • Coaching youth soccer
  • Everything the informed spectator should know
  • The 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

--Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach

This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world's sport and why we love it so much.

--Tiffeny Milbrett, Forward, U.S. Women's National Team

Fans will love it, and those who want to become fans will devour it.

--Bob Ley, ESPN/ABC Broadcaster

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.

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