Soccer Skills

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Soccer Skills: The Essential Guide to Technique, Training, and Tactics by Clive Gifford is the definitive guide to playing the game of soccer, written by an award- winning author and specialist in the field. Illustrated throughout with stunning action photography and unique digital diagrams and graphics, this comprehensive guide covers everything from pregame warm-ups to rules, game play, strategy, and exercises for skill building and better playing. This is the essential ...

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Overview

Soccer Skills: The Essential Guide to Technique, Training, and Tactics by Clive Gifford is the definitive guide to playing the game of soccer, written by an award- winning author and specialist in the field. Illustrated throughout with stunning action photography and unique digital diagrams and graphics, this comprehensive guide covers everything from pregame warm-ups to rules, game play, strategy, and exercises for skill building and better playing. This is the essential companion for any soccer enthusiast.

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Books for Growing Minds

Illustrated throughout with stunning action photography...a comprehensive guide covers everything...for skill building and better playing." -

Children's Literature

A very useful resource for early readers who enjoy the sport of soccer. I recommend this book to any elementary school's media specialist as a wonderful addition to their library's sports section

Children's Literature
This is a very colorful and easy to follow guide to the fast-paced game of soccer. Photographs and computer-generated illustrations bring this book to life. Basic rules, skills, positions, tactics, and moves are all clearly explained. A list of related web sites, books, and a glossary enable the reader to learn even more about soccer. This book may appeal to boys more than girls due to the fact that only two female soccer players' photographs are included. Overall it is a very useful resource for early readers who enjoy the sport of soccer. I recommend this book to any elementary school's media specialist as a wonderful addition to their library's sports section. 2005, Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin, Ages 7 to 10.
—Lisa B. C. O'Connell
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-An overview of tactics and moves for beginning soccer players by a well-known expert in the field. After an initial chapter on referees and rules, Gifford goes on to ball control, various passing techniques, and shooting and tacking skills. Four pages are devoted to goaltending. The text consists of brief paragraphs of information placed around the illustrations rather than a flowing narrative. The thumbnail pictures are tiny and fail to elucidate the text. While colorful, they consist of stiff, wooden or garish mannequins resembling computer- or video-generated images. There are a few action photos of both professional players. The three books listed for further reading lack publication dates and two of them are by this author.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753459324
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 767,379
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.21 (w) x 8.63 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than fifty books on the subjects of sports and soccer. His previous titles for Kingfisher include The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia, Soccer Skills, Summer Olympics, and Soccer.

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