The Complete Idiot's Guide to Soccer
The "Soccer Mom" phenomenon has swept America: There are over 18 million boys and girls currently playing soccer in America today, of which 2.7 million are currently registered with the American Youth Soccer Association. Soccer, now acknowledged as the fourth largest youth team sport in America, requires a physical, mental, and emotional attitude distinct from baseball, basketball, and football; athletes don't need to be immensely tall or packed with muscles, but do need to develop speed, agility, endurance, and coordination to be competitive. This action-packed Idiot's Guide teaches how to gear up for the game in simple, easy to follow terms, with step-by-step instructions on: buying gear (sneakers); the rules; the positions; getting in shape and training; stretching and limbering up; the basics of receiving, passing, shooting, heading, goalkeeping, and defense; the art of corner kicks, penalties, and throw-ins; and techniques for building an aggressive and winning team. Includes ample photos and diagrams.
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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to SoccerUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
A good refreshed to the laws of the game, something I forgot in the twenty years since I last played. Worth picking up as a primer, but definately written for parents who have a child interested in playing. I'd use this as a jumping off place for more detailed books. Read full review