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The Million Dollar Kick
Dan Gutman
0786815841
June 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Dan Gutman's The Million Dollar Kick does for soccer what his The Million Dollar Shot did for basketball. Whisper Nelson, a seventh grader living in Oklahoma City, enters a competition to create the best slogan (the Million Dollar Kick Contest at the Donut City) and wins "the chance to take a single shot against the Kick goalkeeper Carmen Applegate for a million dollars." Once again the author works into the story line a plethora of tips and facts about the game, making this a book for reluctant players and soccer fans alike. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Seventh-grader Whisper can't stand soccer. Her little sister is the family sports star. However, Whisper is...


Froggy Plays Soccer (Froggy)

0140568093


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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-This sixth installment about the lovable frog uses a favorite sport as its theme. Froggy has joined the Dream Team, coached by his father and a friend's mother. On the day they play the Wild Things for the City Cup, he dons his gear (pulling on his underwear with a "zap" and his socks with a "zoop") and heads for the field. These sound effects and the repetitive refrain, "Head it! Boot it! Knee it! Shoot it! BUT DON'T USE YOUR HANDS," will appeal to listeners of this read-aloud. The audience will understandingly blush alongside Froggy when he gets so wrapped up in the action that he forgets the chant and accidentally catches the soccer ball to prevent a goal. Remkiewicz's bright cartoon illustrations capture the characters' enjoyment of the game through their expressive faces. An amusing...


The Game of Their Lives
Geoffrey Douglas
0060758775
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1950 in Belo Horizonte, a Brazilian mining town, the U.S. soccer team met the British in one of the preliminary rounds of the World Cup matches. The U.S. had not qualified to go to the World Cup since 1934 and, being from a country where soccer was definitely a minor sport, had to field a semiprofessional team consisting mostly of the sons of immigrants, taught the game by older relatives. The British, by contrast, were the rulers of European soccer, considered certain to win the Cup. The U.S. won the game 1-0, staging what is still arguably the greatest upset in World Cup history. Douglas (Class), a skilled writer, is disappointing when he tries to impart an almost mythic significance to this contest on the grounds that the U.S. athletes played for little more than love of the game and asked nothing but joy....


The Berenstain Bears Get Their Kicks (First Time Books(R))

0679889558


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Book Description
When Papa learns the cubs are going out for soccer, he's confounded. Whoever heard of a game where you can't even pick up the ball? Yes, Papa's an old-fashioned bat-and-ball-and-mitt sort of bear...until the cubs drag him kicking and screaming into the new generation and teach him the singular pleasures of that black-and-white ball. With their usual perceptive insights, the Berenstains also deal with issues like team - work, practice, and boys and girls playing together.  

Card catalog description
When Brother and Sister try out for soccer teams, Papa is at first disappointed that they do not want to play baseball, but he changes his mind when he sees them practice.

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Soccer Duel: There Are Two Sides to Every Story...
Matt Christopher
0316134066
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
"Renny and Bryce play on opposite soccer teams battling for the championship. Until recently, the soft-spoken but talented Renny warmed the bench while another player took the field. But now that player's out with an injury and Renny's been given the chance to show what he can do. And no one is more surprised at Renny's playing ability than his opponent, the hot-dogging, one-man team, Bryce. Bryce was sure Renny would be a pushover, but Renny, who had admired Bryce's showmanship, proves that solid teamwork is often hard to beat. And in the end, both boys come off the field a little wiser."

Card catalog description
Team rivalry threatens to spoil a budding friendship between a showy soccer player, Bryce, and soft-spoken but talented Renny. --This text refers to an out of...


Go for the Goal
Mia Hamm
0060931590
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Mia Hamm, star of the U.S. National Soccer Team, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cup champion, and five-time National Player of the Year, has a simple take on her talents that also explains her success: "Many people say I'm the best women's soccer player in the world. I don't think so. And because of that, someday I just might be." That's what's so appealing about Hamm as a role model, and it's the inspirational message at the heart of her autobiography. But Goal is only in part about herself--"There is no me in Mia," she suggests. Sure, she tells the story of the Army brat who rose to international stardom, but her book is really a pep talk and soccer instructional aimed at the hearts of the countless young women hoping to fill her enormous cleats. Mixing anecdote and opinion--she insists Kristine Lilly is the best player in...


The Soccer Coaching Bible
National Soccer Coaches Association of A
073604227X
January 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America assembled an all-star lineup of 30 top coaches to bring you the most complete collection of soccer insight ever put into print. The Soccer Coaching Bible covers every important aspect to coaching the sport, including coaching priorities and principles, program building and enrichment, practice management, technical and tactical instruction, player and team development, and career growth. The contributing coaches include: C. Cliff McCrath, Anson Dorrance, Steve Sampson, George Perry, Joe Bean, Charlie Slagle, John Rennie, Mike Jacobs, Joe Morrone, Lauren Gregg, Jeff Tipping, Barry Gorman, Ron McEachen, Layton Shoemaker, Jim Lennox, Peter Mellor, Tony Waiters, Jay Hoffman, Peter Gooding, Al Miller, Tracey Leone, Jay Martin, Miller Bugliari, Tim Schum, Chris Petrucelli,...


Tangerine
Edward Bloor
0439286034
June 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
So what if he's legally blind? Even with his bottle-thick, bug-eyed glasses, Paul Fisher can see better than most people. He can see the lies his parents and brother live out, day after day. No one ever listens to Paul, though--until the family moves to Tangerine. In Tangerine, even a blind, geeky, alien freak can become cool. Who knows? Paul might even become a hero! Edward Bloor's debut novel sparkles with wit, authenticity, unexpected plot twists, and heart. The writing is so fine, the story so triumphant, that you just might stand up and shout when you get to the end. Hooray!

From Publishers Weekly
Living in surreal Tangerine County, Fla., a legally blind boy begins to uncover the ugly truth about his football-hero brother. PW praised Bloor for "wedding athletic heroics to...


How Soccer Explains the World : An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
Franklin Foer
0060731427
July 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
The global power of soccer might be a little hard for Americans, living in a country that views the game with the same skepticism used for the metric system and the threat of killer bees, to grasp fully. But in Europe, South America, and elsewhere, soccer is not merely a pastime but often an expression of the social, economic, political, and racial composition of the communities that host both the teams and their throngs of enthusiastic fans. New Republic editor Franklin Foer, a lifelong devotee of soccer dating from his own inept youth playing days to an adulthood of obsessive fandom, examines soccer's role in various cultures as a means of examining the reach of globalization. Foer's approach is long on soccer reportage, providing extensive history and fascinating interviews on the Rangers-Celtic rivalry and the inner...


Winners Never Quit!
Mia Hamm
0060740507
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–Mia's favorite sport is soccer but she hates losing. In fact, she dislikes it so much that she quits in the middle of a game. Upset about her attitude, her siblings do not let her participate the next day. Mia learns quickly that there will be times when she will score a goal and those when she will not, but playing the game is the most fun of all. Bright, energetic cartoons depict the child's ups and downs. Attractive endpapers contain colorful sketches of the girl progressing from birth (showing a soccer ball given as a baby gift) through stretching activities, trials of not scoring, and the final celebration of the sport. The text represents the mixed feelings of all athletes learning the game. Parents or coaches wanting a story about the joy of playing soccer without emphasizing...


Fever Pitch
Nick Hornby
1573226882
March 1, 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
In the States, Nick Hornby is best know as the author of High Fidelity and About a Boy, two wickedly funny novels about being thirtysomething and going nowhere fast. In Britain he is revered for his status as a fanatical football writer (sorry, fanatical soccer writer), owing to Fever Pitch--which is both an autobiography and a footballing Bible rolled into one. Hornby pinpoints 1968 as his formative year--the year he turned 11, the year his parents separated, and the year his father first took him to watch Arsenal play. The author quickly moved "way beyond fandom" into an extreme obsession that has dominated his life, loves, and relationships. His father had initially hoped that Saturday afternoon matches would draw the two closer together, but instead Hornby became completely besotted with the game at the expense of any...


Soccer Sam
Jean Marzollo
039488406X
Apr 1987
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-3 When Sam's cousin from Mexico comes to spend a year with Sam and his family, he teaches Sam's second-grade classmates how to play soccer. Marzollo successfully combines basic soccer terminology and story into this easy-to-read book. Sentence structure is short, yet the vocabulary is conversationally modern (``This is awesome!''). Marzollo even introduces some beginning Spanish terms through cousin Marco. Sims keeps the action moving with her colorful scenes of students bouncing the soccer ball off their head and passing it. This will be a welcome addition to easy-to-read section along with Hoff's Soft Skull Sam (HBJ, 1981; o.p.). Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, Va.Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
"The story line...


Soccerhead : An Accidental Journey into the Heart of the American Game
Jim Haner
0865476942
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The year his son turned six, Haner was shanghaied by a group of local parents into coaching the College Park Hornets, a scrappy group of boys (and one girl) finding their legs on the pee-wee soccer fields outside Washington, D.C. His book charts his ensuing obsession with the sport in language as brisk as the game. Between weekly matches, Haner, a Baltimore Sun writer, pores over books, visits fabled soccer homelands and interviews legends to uncover the American heart of this foreign game. Although Native Americans played a version of soccer with a deerskin ball, the sport really took root in the U.S. in the 1930s, when immigrant workers played in raucous leagues. Walter Bahr, who took the winning shot against the English in a 1950 World Cup game, tells Haner how his team of blue-collar laborers stunned some of...


Soccer Halfback
Matt F. Christopher
0316139815
October 1985
Paperback
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Card catalog description
A young boy is pressured by his family to abandon his promising soccer career for football.


The Blue Ribbon Day
Katie Couric
0385501420
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Lively and inspirational, Katie Couric's sophomore picture book, reunites Ellie McSnelly and Carriet O'Toole, friends from her successful first book, The Brand New Kid. Once again, Couric's tale deals with the aches and pains of growing up, and in The Blue Ribbon Day, she encourages kids to deal positively with disappointment. Carrie doesn't make the soccer team with Ellie, but with some reassuring words from mom, "We're all good at something, you'll have your time to shine," she makes a new start, and ends up placing first in the school science fair.

Told in fun, jazzy rhymes that help mitigate Carrie's disappointment and foretell a happy ending, Couric's snappy, upbeat text is perfectly matched by Caldecott winner Marjorie Priceman's vibrant illustrations. Charming, engaging, and brimming with positivity, parents and...



Great Soccer Drills : The Baffled Parent's Guide
Thomas Fleck, Ronald W. Quinn
007138488X
June 25, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A PAPERBACK ORIGINAL A games-based alternative to tedious rote exercises, guaranteed to keep practices fun, engaging, and productive Great Soccer Drills provides soccer coaches with a great way to make every soccer practice active, fun, and productive. Coaches get 125 games guaranteed to keep kids moving and excited while teaching them basic skills, sharpening their reflexes, and building their confidence and decision-making ability. Written by two of North America's foremost names in youth soccer coaching, it also includes guidelines on how to create just the right blend of drills to hold the attention of six- to twelve-year-old players. Great Soccer Drills can be used in conjunction with the bestselling Coaching Youth Soccer: A Baffled Parent's Guide or as an excellent stand-alone resource for spicing up any...


2006 Kickin' It - Women's Soccer Wall Calendar
Sellers, Ronnie Productions, Incorporated
1416210601
May 2005
Wall Calendar
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Book Description
Women's soccer is alive and kicking, and we've got the calendar to prove it. Each month you'll find a stunning action photograph inspired with a hard-core headline that truly captures the guts of the game. It's proof once and for all that women athletes kick butt! 16 Month Calendar.


Coaching Youth Soccer: A Baffled Parent's Guide
Bobby Clark
0071346082
July 19, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Written by soccer great and championship Stanford coach Bobby Clark, COACHING YOUTH SOCCER: THE BAFFLED PARENT'S GUIDE tells you how, starting at point zero, an uninitiated coach can meld kids into a team and help them enjoy one of the most rewarding experiences of their youth. (In the end, you may be the one who reaps the biggest reward, as you watch kids learn and grow in an experience they'll treasure for a lifetime.)

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"Coaching is simply another word for teaching."--Bobby Clark Coach. You thought you were just going to sign up your child for the youth league. Now here you are, a newly annointed coach. You didn't ask for it, but it happened anyway. Now you need help. Don't despair. This complete guidebook will not only get you through it but will help...


Soccer Game! (Hello Reader! Series)
Grace MacCarone
0590483692
August 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Rhyming text and spirited illustrations take readers through the exciting ups and downs of a neighborhood soccer game.

Card catalog description
Brief rhyming text follows a group of children through some exciting plays during a soccer game.


Soccer for Dummies
Alexi Lalas (Foreword), Michael Lewis
0764552295
May 17, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
“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...



Mia Hamm
Matt Christopher
0316142174
Sept 1998
Paperback
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Card catalog description
A biography of one of the top female soccer players in the country, Mia Hamm, who helped the United States win a gold medal in soccer in the 1996 Olympics.


Pele, My Life and the Beautiful Game
Pele, Robert L. Fish
0385121857
May 1977
Mass Market Paperback
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From the Publisher
This autobiography is an excellent, descriptive anology of a great athelete who exceeded far more than any other player in the history of game. The story is told through the eyes of the man behind the legend, in his own words. It is a motivational story for any player, any age, at any level in the game. Pele's encounters are an inspiration to anyone who reads this book.

Book Description
This is a book about a man who excelled in a game of soccer. Pele is a athlete best know throughout the world. He is the only three-time world champion in soccer. "I dedicate this book to all the people who have made this great game the Beautiful Game." - Pele

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Carolina : Photographs from the First State University
Doris Betts (Foreword), Erica Eisdorfer (Editor)
0807830356
April 10, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Like a leisurely stroll along the oak-shaded paths of campus, this vibrant collection of photographs captures the heart and soul of the community that is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From move-in day to graduation, two hundred images trace a year in the life of Carolina students, faculty, and staff, at work and at play, in the campus environment that has helped make Chapel Hill the "southern part of heaven."

A foreword by beloved professor and novelist Doris Betts muses on her own experiences of the University as a compelling place at the literal and figurative heart of the state. The photographs are accompanied by captions that reveal the history and lore of notable campus places, the rituals and traditions of University life, and the wisdom and appreciation of those who have passed through the...



The Everything Kids' Soccer Book: Rules, Techniques, and More About Your Favorite Sport! (Everything Kids Series)
Deborah Crisfield
1580626424
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Are you among the millions of kids who live to play soccer? If you are, you'll love The Everything Kids' Soccer Book! Inside this exciting book, you'll find out how to excel at this hugely popular sport, with professional instruction on: The complete rules of the game Techniques for dribbling, trapping, and heading the ball The arts of defense and goaltending Winning techniques and drills Tips on how to maintain possession of the ball Soccer player and coach Deborah W. Crisfield gives you lots of advice on stretching, endurance building, and strength training. Along the way, she includes some amazing facts on the World Cup and American soccer stars, such as Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm, and offers dozens of puzzles and games. The Everything Kids' Soccer Book is definitely a GOAL!

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