Another in the plethora of books on the sport. Hudson (an NASL player) and Herbst focus on basics, and those who are relatively new to the game will benefit most from their instruction. There is precious little here that is new, although the chapter on ``The Mental Game'' is valuable. While the skills are explained adequately, the drills are not notable. New players will, however, find the easy, straightforward explanations helpful, as will adults planning to coach who have no background in soccer. Not for more knowledgeable soccer buffs. James A. Casada, History Dept., Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, S.C.