Street Soccer

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The awesome tricks and skillful moves of street soccer athletes are taking the urban sports scene by storm. Make sure it's on your radar! Inside you'll find these features: Blog Spot Read about a week in the life of a professional street soccer player! Five-Minute Interview Get the lowdown from street soccer coach and On the Radar expert Darren Laver. Top Five Check out five of the best street soccer games!

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Overview

The awesome tricks and skillful moves of street soccer athletes are taking the urban sports scene by storm. Make sure it's on your radar! Inside you'll find these features: Blog Spot Read about a week in the life of a professional street soccer player! Five-Minute Interview Get the lowdown from street soccer coach and On the Radar expert Darren Laver. Top Five Check out five of the best street soccer games!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761377603
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: On the Radar: Sports Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

The people

Real-Life Story Live for soccer 12

Poster Page Cristiano Ronaldo 16

Five-Minute Interview Darren Laver 18

Blog Spot Sean Thompson 22

Star Story Nelson & Ruud 24

The moves

Zone In The moves 8

Show Me The Akka 3000 10

Zone In Freestyle moves 26

Show Me Spin the world 28

Top Five The games 30

The talk

All About Street Soccer 4

Why Do It? The Beautiful game 6

The Lingo Street Speak 20

Fan Club Get more infos 32

Index 32

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2011

    This is an awesome book about a new urban sensation that's sweeping the world, street soccer.

    If you are a fan of Nelson de Kok or Ruud Bos this is one book you're going to love. If you aren't familiar with them, but would love to know more about street soccer, a "fast, fierce, creative, and groundbreaking game," you've come to the right place. Street soccer, unlike the regular game of soccer, isn't limited by a singular set of rules or a set number of players. Creativity is the word of the day when it comes to street soccer. The ultimate honor of course, would to have a move named in your honor, but naturally you'd have to come up with something totally unique. Ever heard of the Issy Akka? The game originated in the Netherlands where its fantastical freestyle moves and games soon skyrocketed into a game that is "spreading across the world."

    There are any number of reasons you might want to play street soccer, but if you're not one to be stuck in a rigid rule set and would love to "work on developing your own creative skills and style," chances are you and this innovative game will be a perfect fit. Some of the basic moves include the akka, the flick, the knee akka, and the akka 3000. You'll get a chance to see how these moves are made with step-by-step instructions and visuals. These moves aren't as easy as they look, but practice makes perfect as they say. Christine Tamburri will tell you why she loves street soccer and how she felt when she finally mastered the akka 3000. You'll also read about Cristiano Ronaldo, Darrren Laver, Sean Thompson, you'll learn some "street speak", and will beable to take a look at several exciting freestyle moves and games.

    This is an awesome book about a new urban sensation that's sweeping the world, street soccer. Vibrant is the first word that comes to mind when I first browsed through this book. The layout makes the sport seem dynamic and exciting. Almost every page is filled with action oriented photographs and/or instructions as to how to practice moves. For example, on the two-page spread discussing the akka 3000 there is a short list of items to have on hand, and a young player demonstrating the move described. At the end there is a statement that discusses what should happen when the akka 3000 is performed: "The opponent will move after the ball as you perform the first three steps of the move. The twist in step 4 allows you to then swivel away from the opponent and move the ball in another direction." When I saw the layout for several freestyle moves I decided to watch them actually being executed by several young people on YouTube. Their collective talent made this work seem even more impressive. In the back of the book is an index and additional recommended book and website resources to explore.


    This book courtesy of the publisher.

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