Designed to give soccer fans of all ages a quick and easy reference guide to the action on the field. Diagrams illustrating off-side points, instructions on taking kicks from the penalty-marks, and signals by the referee and linesmen can all be found here following the laws themselves.
Soccer basics in a day? Easy. Do you get a kick out of soccer, but need to brush up your knowledge on the key elements of the game? Look no further! Soccer Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies quickly brings you up to speed on one of the most popular sports in the world. From essential information on the sport to expert coverage of the game's rules, regulations, and players, this book provides invaluable insight to new and veteran fans alike. The essential information you need to understand and enjoy soccer Expert coverage of the game's rules and regulations Helpful breakdowns of soccer positions and their roles in offense and defense Online component takes readers beyond the book with bonus content and features Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge in no time!
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Watched and played by hundreds of millions of people around the globe, the sport's popularity continues to grow. One of the things that keeps people talking about games are referee's decisions. Everybofy seems to think they could do a better job. This quiz book puts that to the test with question about regulations, punishments, equipment and much more so put your knowledge to the test and see if you really do know more than the referee.
This entertaining book uses cartoon illustrations to explain the 17 basic rules of soccer. It is fun to read, easy to understand, and appropriate for all age levels. The author is Head Women's Soccer Coach at the University of San Francisco and has taught soccer to young people for many years.Brings to life the laws of soccer for players, coaches, and parents alike. -- Michelle Akers U.S. World Championship Women's Soccer Team
Everything kids need to know about their favorite sport including up-to-date stats and information on players and teams in this revised, updated edition of The Everything Kids’ Soccer Book. Your kids can finally learn everything they could ever need or want to know about soccer in this revised and updated edition of The Everything Kids’ Soccer Book. Young soccer fans will learn fun and exciting ways to perfect their passing, shooting, and dribbling skills and master the fancy footwork needed to becoming a soccer superstar. This new edition features up-to-date information about the MLS and the World Cup teams as well as dozens of interactive games and puzzles to keep them entertained. No matter what level of soccer player your child is, this book makes learning about the world’s favorite sport—almost—as fun as playing it!
An overview of soccer around the world traces the history of the world's most popular sport, providing information on the various national teams, leagues, and soccer clubs in every region of the world, and a review of the 2002-2003 season.
Learn to: Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations Grasp the basic moves and plays Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills Appreciate this popular pastime Learn the basics, improve your game knowledge, and reach your soccer playing goals Do you get a kick out of soccer? Whether you're a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here at last is the book you've been waiting for. Now updated with the latest history, stats, and rules of this popular sport, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate guide to the greatest and most popular sport on the planet. Kick off — get a beginner's history of soccer, from its early days in China to the modern game that's showcased in stadiums and played on soccer fields all across the globe Get to the nitty-gritty — discover the rules of the game, what each player on the field is expected to do, the tactics they employ, and the skills they need to play The biggest sport in the world — explore everything about the professional game of soccer, from the biggest show on earth — the FIFA World Cup — to other international tournaments such as the European Championships, Copa America, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup For fans — find out what you can expect at a professional soccer game, as well as the lowdown on where you can find soccer on television, online, in newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and on DVDs Open the book and find: How soccer is played (and scored) Tips on coaching, how to keep fit, and how to play "the beautiful game" An in-depth look at women's soccer How club soccer is organized across the world Important international and club teams Fun soccer facts and interesting tidbits A look at the game's most fascinating players
The official playing and coaching manual for youth soccer of the United States Soccer Federation. The definitive playing and coaching manual for youth soccer. Compiled by the coaching, educational and technical staff of U.S. Soccer, this book offers extensive information on all aspects of the game, technique, tactics, laws, prevention and care of injury, coaching preparation, organizational structure, model training sessions, and more than 100 practice games suitable for developing aspects of every player's game. Features numerous games for developing dribbling * passing * finishing * heading * defending * goalkeeping, as well as games specifically for young beginners * games to teach tactics * overall soccer decision-making. Extensive technique section offers detailed pointers on dribbling and turning moves * shielding * passing * receiving * drives * chips, bending the ball and volleys * heading * marking * tackling * goalkeeping catches * dives and saves. Tactical chapters offer detailed information on fundamental attacking tactics * defensive principles * restart tactics for defensive and offensive success. Model training sections construct excellent practice sessions, from warmup through cool down exercises * useful for all coaches as a guide to improving performance * efficiency * enjoyment of training.