Winning Soccer for Girls

Winning Soccer for Girls

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816077151
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/20/2009
Series: Winning Sports for Girls Series
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,259,621
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Forewordxi
Introductionxiii
The Growth of Girls' Soccerxiii
A Look Insidexiv
Practice Timexv
Play the Gamexv
The Mental Commitmentxvii
1In the Beginning1
A Short History1
What's in a Name?2
Soccer in the United States2
2Rules and Equipment5
The Playing Field5
The Equipment6
The Rules7
Out of Bounds9
Offsides9
Fouls9
A Few Unwritten Rules Too11
3Training to Play15
Stretching15
Ankles16
Calves and Achilles Tendon16
Quadriceps17
Hamstrings18
Hip Flexor18
Inner Thigh18
Hips19
Groin20
Waist and Sides20
Shoulders20
Triceps21
Neck21
Endurance Training22
Circuits23
Strength23
Crunches24
The Rocker24
Hill Sprints25
Brain Training25
Drills26
Forward Roll26
Push Up27
Game Time28
Stomach Toss28
Over Under Relay Race29
Leapfrog and Snakecrawl29
4Passing33
Control33
Beyond Control--The Rest of the Basics34
The Inside of the Foot35
The Instep Pass36
The Lofted Pass38
The Chip40
The Volley40
The Drop Kick40
The Outside of the Foot42
One-Touch Passing42
Drills43
Wall Kicking43
The Weave44
"Yes" Drill45
Windshield Wiper46
Game Time48
Six-in-a-Row48
Soccer Golf48
Hot Potato49
Ten and Again49
5Receiving the Ball51
Create Options51
Plays Without the Ball52
Square53
Wing53
Wall54
Overlap54
Back55
Communication55
Trapping the Ball55
Trapping with the Body57
One-Touch Passing58
Drills59
Middle Player59
Running Backwards59
Air Attack59
Game Time60
Corners60
Wallball61
6Ball Handling63
Progressing Forward63
The Mechanics of Straight Dribbling66
Evading a Defender67
Cuts and Fakes69
Drills71
Slalom71
Relay Races71
The Worm71
Game Time72
Juggling72
Group Juggling72
Hunter73
Through the Legs73
Duck74
Bull in the Ring74
Bulls versus Cows75
Firing Squad Survival75
7Shooting77
A Pass in Fancy Clothing77
The Physical Shot78
Ball Placement79
The Mental Shot80
Shooting during Practice80
Finish with a Shot81
Drills82
Serving Up Shots82
The Mini-Field82
Shooting on the Fly83
Game Time84
Four Goals84
Partners85
Knock-Out85
One Goal85
Feed the Dragon86
8Heading89
Starting Out89
The Mechanics90
Get into Position90
Watch the Ball90
Keep Your Neck Stiff90
Lean Back92
Snap Forward93
Diving Headers95
Heading to the Side95
Flicking It Back97
Get in Shape97
Drills98
Head Toss98
Diving Headers99
Head Games100
Head Control101
9Goalkeeping103
Practicing to Be a Goalkeeper103
Playing the Field105
Total Fitness106
Starting Position111
Narrowing the Angle111
Get Behind That Ball112
Using the Hands112
Diving116
After the Save116
The Roll117
The Toss117
The Punt118
Game Situations118
Corner Kicks120
Direct Kicks120
Indirect Kicks121
Penalty Kicks122
Drills122
Learning to Dive122
Reflexes122
Rapid Fire123
Shuffle, Touch, and Layout124
Game Time126
Goalie126
10Tactics129
Embracing Offense and Defense130
Positions130
Formations132
Offensive Strategy134
Defensive Skills and Strategy135
Marking a Player135
Stealing the Ball137
Support137
Game Time139
Three on Three on Three139
Line Soccer140
Square Soccer141
Monkey in the Middle142
Cone Ball142
Fooseball143
11Restarts145
Kickoffs145
Offensive Strategy146
Defensive Strategy146
Throw-ins147
Offensive Strategy148
Defensive Strategy150
Goal Kicks150
Offensive Strategy151
Defensive Strategy151
Corner Kicks151
Offensive Strategy151
Defensive Strategy152
Direct Kicks152
Offensive Strategy153
Defensive Strategy153
Indirect Kicks154
Offensive Strategy154
Defensive Strategy155
Penalty Kicks155
Drop Kicks156
Drills156
The Smokescreen156
12Wrapping It Up159
Glossary162
Soccer Resources164
Further Reading166
Index167

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