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Soccer For Dummies
     

Soccer For Dummies

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by United States Soccer Federation, Inc., Michael Lewis, Alexi Lalas (Foreword by)
 

“Entertaining, very informative, and essential for parents, fans, and players.”
—Tony DiCicco, Head Coach, 1999 Women’s Cup Champions

“Two thumbs up.... This book will broaden your knowledge of the game.”
—Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach

“This book will help people to understand why

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“Entertaining, very informative, and essential for parents, fans, and players.”
—Tony DiCicco, Head Coach, 1999 Women’s Cup Champions

“Two thumbs up.... This book will broaden your knowledge of the game.”
—Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach

“This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world’s sport and why we love it so much.”
—Tiffeny Milbrett, Forward, U.S. Women’s National Team

“Fans will love it, and those who want to become fans will devour it.”
—Bob Ley, ESPN/ABC Broadcaster

Simplicity alone doesn’t explain soccer’s enormous popularity worldwide. Soccer is a game that can be as frustrating as golf, as physical as football and hockey, as sporadic as baseball, and as graceful as basketball. It can also be addictive. Whether you are a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here, at last, is the book you’ve been waiting for. Written by New York Daily News soccer columnist Michael Lewis with the full support and participation of the United States Soccer Federation, Soccer For Dummies shows you how to:

  • Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations
  • Learn the basic moves and plays
  • Improve dribbling, passing, and other basic skills
  • Find a league to play in
  • Coach kids effectively
  • Get more out of the game as a spectator

Featuring expert tips from U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Team stars and packed with hundreds of action photos and illustrations, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate beginner’s guide to the sport. You’ll discover:

  • The where and wear of soccer
  • Laws of the game
  • Footwork, passing, shooting, receiving, goal tending, and other game fundamentals
  • Staying in soccer shape
  • Teamwork and strategy
  • Coaching youth soccer
  • Everything the informed spectator should know
  • The current state of soccer at all levels from youth leagues to geriatric leagues

Get Soccer For Dummies and get the lowdown on the world’s most popular sport from some of its most celebrated players.

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)

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Meet 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.

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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.