Everything Kids' Soccer Books: Rules, Techniques, and More about Your Favorite Sport!

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Are you among the millions of kids who live to play soccer? If you are, you'll love The Everything Kids' Soccer Book! Inside this exciting book, you'll find out how to excel at this hugely popular sport, with professional instruction. Soccer player and coach Deborah W. Crisfield gives you lots of advice on stretching, endurance building, and strength training. Along the way, she includes some amazing facts on the World Cup and American soccer stars, such as Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm, and offers dozens of puzzles and games. The Everything Kids' Soccer Book is definitely a Goal!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613512503
  • Publisher: San Val
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Everything Kids' Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 131
  • Product dimensions: 8.14 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Chapter 1 Soccer Rules! 1
The Object of the Game 2
The Ball 3
The Field 7
The Kickoff 8
Playing the Game 8
Foul Play 9
Pick a Card 10
Out-of-Bounds 11
What on Earth Is Offside? 14
What's in a Name? 16
Chapter 2 Control Freak! 19
Feet First 21
Thighs 22
Juggling 23
Chest 26
First Touch 27
Taking It in the Head 28
Chapter 3 Getting Your Kicks 31
Perfect Passing 32
The Push Pass 33
The Heel Pass 34
The Long Ball 36
Passing Strategy 37
Scoring a Goal 39
The Volley 41
The Slider 41
Shooting Strategy 42
Chapter 4 Dynamite Dribbling 43
Start Simple 44
Fancy Footwork 45
Shielding 46
Turning 47
Fakes 49
Smart Moves 51
Chapter 5 In the Net 53
Clothes 54
Keeping to the Rules 56
Play Catch 56
Cutting the Angle 59
Getting Rid of the Ball 60
Communication 62
Never Blame the Keeper 63
Chapter 6 On the Attack 65
Pass, Pass, Pass 66
Knowing Your Position 67
Spread the Defense 68
Losing a Guard 70
Offensive Do's and Don'ts for Restarts 72
Open Your Big Mouth 75
Chapter 7 Defense 77
The One-on-One Defender 78
Containment 79
Positions 80
Defense Against Restarts 82
The Wall 83
Use Your Head 85
Chapter 8 The Soccer Body 87
Getting in Shape 89
Stretching 90
Water Works! 90
Heat Kills 91
Ouch! 92
Sprains 94
Heads Up! 95
Game Time Injuries 96
Chapter 9 Games to Play 97
Cats and Dogs 99
Nothing but Cats 99
Red Rover 99
Sink the Subs 100
SPUD 100
Run the Gauntlet 101
Soccer Golf 101
Crab Soccer 102
Soccer Baseball 103
Dodge Ball 103
Team Dodge Ball 104
Square Soccer 104
Chapter 10 Going Pro 105
Women's United Soccer Association 106
Major League Soccer 108
The National Teams 110
Appendix A 117
Appendix B 119
Glossary 121
Puzzle Answers 123
Index 128
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