Soccer For Dummies

Soccer For Dummies


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764552298
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

United States Soccer Federation, Inc., is the national governing body for soccer in the U.S. Michael Lewis is an award-winning journalist who has covered soccer for more than 20 years.

Table of Contents



PART I: Getting Started (Before the Opening Kickoff).

Chapter 1: The Bare Minimum You Need to Know about Soccer.

Chapter 2: The "Wear" of Soccer.

Chapter 3: The "Where" of Soccer.

Chapter 4: Laws of the Game.

PART II: Fundamentals of the Game.

Chapter 5: Some Amazing Feats with Your Feet.

Chapter 6: The Finer Points of Passing, Shooting, and Receiving.

Chapter 7: When You Have to Use Your Head.

Chapter 8: Protecting the Goal.

Chapter 9: Perfect Plays and Strategies.

PART III: Calling All Soccer Moms and Dads.

Chapter 10: Coaching Youth Soccer.

Chapter 11: Staying in Soccer Shape: Conditioning, Practice, and Diet.

Chapter 12: Playing It Safe.

Chapter 13: The Mental Game, Teamwork, and Winning.

PART IV: A Spectator's Guide.

Chapter 14: Follow the Bouncing Ball.

Chapter 15: Soccer — from TV to Online.

Chapter 16: Soccer or Futbol — a Worldwide Phenomenon.

PART V: From Saturday Soccer to the World Stage.

Chapter 17: Where It All Begins — Youth Soccer.

Chapter 18: Amateur Soccer: They Don't All Play for Pay.

Chapter 19: Pro Soccer in the United States.

Chapter 20: U.S. in International Soccer and the World Cup.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Players Who Made an Impact on Worldwide Soccer.

Chapter 22: Ten American Players Who Made a Unique Impact.

Chapter 23: Ten Players to Pay to Watch and Stand to Cheer.

Chapter 24: Ten Dream Teams That Gave Opponents Nightmares.

Chapter 25: Ten Matches Made in Soccer Heaven.

Chapter 26: Ten Goals That Will Give You Goosebumps.

PART VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Soccer Speak.

Appendix B: Soccer Associations.


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Soccer for Dummies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a 14 year old soccer player and I believed this book has everything you need to know about soccer. I learned more about soccer than I knew before. I am also a referee, and I believe this book is perfect for referee's, too. I recommand you read the book and join thousands of others playing soccer around the world.
DMS_in_SD More than 1 year ago
When this book was published, it covered just about everything that you want to see covered. But that was 9 years ago, and there are parts of it that are severely outdated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Granddaughter has started playing soccer. She is the first one in the family who has played so the game is relatively new to my daughter. This was the perfect girt to give her. She loves it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No actual good tips or anything
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so awesome hi
SoccerMom72 More than 1 year ago
Very useful book for someone who's child is just starting out and as the parent wants to learn the sport.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not a dummy but i no how to play soccer.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It's about soccer. enough said
Guest More than 1 year ago
Soccer is a fun sport to watch and to play. But, if you want to get good then you need to practice which makes perfect. I love to play with my team called the Santos. Which means Saints in Brazil. I play on one of the best teams in the state of Georgia. It is very exciting to travel in soccer and I recommand that you try too.