Kingfisher Book of Soccer Skills

Overview

Soccer is one of the most universal sports, and the Kingfisher Book of Soccer Skills by Clive Gifford is a fantastic one-stop guide to learning and playing the game. Featuring dynamic step-by-step design, practical advice on all aspects of the game from an expert author, and action-packed photography featuring today’s leading pros, this book is a practical and accessible guide that will help young players of all levels improve their skills. Starting with the basics such as the rules and equipment, and moving ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$13.67
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$15.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (28) from $1.99   
  • New (14) from $3.49   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Soccer is one of the most universal sports, and the Kingfisher Book of Soccer Skills by Clive Gifford is a fantastic one-stop guide to learning and playing the game. Featuring dynamic step-by-step design, practical advice on all aspects of the game from an expert author, and action-packed photography featuring today’s leading pros, this book is a practical and accessible guide that will help young players of all levels improve their skills. Starting with the basics such as the rules and equipment, and moving through passing, heading, goal-keeping and scoring to more advanced topics such as volleys, swerves, and attacking—this book lays out the entire game in accessible, easy-to-follow instruction. Features on the all-time great players, the FIFA World Cup, and unusual versions on  the sport enhance the core tutorials. Whether it’s a young child just learning the game, a more experienced player building their skills, or a parent or coach who wants a good kid-friendly reference, this book is perfect for soccer fans everywhere.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tiffany Torbeck
Youth soccer leagues are very popular around the country, and many young readers would like to improve their game. This book will help them with its clear information about all aspects of the game, from equipment to proper techniques and soccer legends. Each spread goes in-depth about one part of soccer and is illustrated by pictures of children and teens demonstrating ball handling, defending, or goalkeeping techniques described. There is one introductory paragraph, then several captions for each picture that will give readers more comprehensive information. Many spreads include pro-tips and a short player profile. Quotes of encouragement from famous players are also included. Once readers have finished the how-to section of the book, they can dream while reading up on professional leagues and the famous World Cup. The skills summarized in this book are clear and easy-to-understand making this perfect for young readers and their coaches. Sport books tend to circulate well, especially when they are attractive and clear like this volume. Reviewer: Tiffany Torbeck
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Gifford provides plenty of information about the "Beautiful Game." He begins with basic information through spreads covering "The field," "Preparing to play," etc., and then moves on to discussing skill development and presenting step-by-step instructions for drills. Accompanied by plenty of colorful photographs of young male and female players as well as professionals, the narrative discusses different passes, heading, dribbling, and many other skills so that even athletes who may have already been playing for a couple of seasons can improve. Thumbnail photos break up the instructional drills into comfortable bites of information. Final spreads describe "Professional soccer," "Major competitions," and "The World Cup." The section "Soccer legends" features one paragraph for each star. In addition, players are highlighted in a sidebar within chapters, e.g., "Goalkeeping" profiles Gianluigi Buffon. Soccer terms are printed vertically on the right border of each page and repeated in the glossary. This volume is a strong replacement for some of Gifford's older titles that may still be on shelves.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753468739
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 583,559
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and more than 100 books. For Kingfisher, Clive's titles include The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia, Soccer Skills, Golf, Olympics, and The Book of Bad Things. Clive lives in Manchester, England.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)