Soccer For Dummies

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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.

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From the explosion of youth and adult leagues to the growing fan base for men's and women's professional teams and World Cup competition, soccer -- the world's most popular sport -- has hit the big time in America. Soccer For Dummies explains all the nuances, rules, and regulations!

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"Entertaining, very informative, and essential for parents, fans, and players." Tony DiCicco, Head Coach, 1999 Women's World Cup Champions "Two thumbs up ... This book will broaden your knowledge of the game." Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach

Get tips from U.S. Men's and Women's National Soccer Team stars

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. Written by the experts at the U.S. Soccer Federation along with Michael Lewis — with hundreds of photos and illustrations — it's just what you need to get more enjoyment out of the game.

Discover how to: Understand soccer rules Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills Find a league to play in Coach kids effectively Get more out of the game as a spectator

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