Soccer Skills: How to Play Like a Pro


Soccer requires speed, teamwork, quick thinking, great footwork, and lots of stamina. Action shots of professional players help you learn the soccer basics. Then you can play like a pro!
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Soccer requires speed, teamwork, quick thinking, great footwork, and lots of stamina. Action shots of professional players help you learn the soccer basics. Then you can play like a pro!
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6

Each of these books begins with basic instructions and informs youngsters that the sport is played by both males and females. Cheerleading centers on motions, jumps, stunts, tumbling, and voice control. Hockey emphasizes basic skating, stick handling, shooting, and goaltending. Soccer covers controlling the ball in various positions from defense, offense, and goal keeping. In all three, assorted text boxes point out skills to practice. In the "Learn More" sections, the authors have included Internet addresses and a few books such as the "For Dummies" series, which is geared toward adults. Colorful photographs elucidate the texts. Despite the series claim, the books offer only the most basic advice, which can be easily found in countless other series, such as the "For Fun! Sports" series (Compass Point), which also covers rules, equipment, and strategies, as well as amazing records and interesting facts. Pick and choose among the specific sports needed.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766032064
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: How to Play Like a Pro Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Soccer Pregame     4
Ball Control     6
Dribbling     8
Receiving     10
Passing     12
Heading     14
Defense     16
Jockeying     18
Tackling     20
Styles of Defense     22
Offense     24
Shooting & Striking     26
Corners & Direct Kicks     28
Gaining Position     30
Throw-ins     32
Tricks     34
Goalkeeping     36
Communication     38
Handling the Ball     40
Defending a Shot     42
Defending Crosses     44
Glossary     46
Learn More     47
Index     48
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