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The Story of Football by From the Roman army to rowdy medieval mobs, people have been booting balls for centuries. Take a lively look at football through the ages and find out when the first matches kicked off, why the first rules developed, and how rugby and American football were born. The book includes full color illustrations and football facts and dates at the back of the book.
Call Number: 796.3 JON
Publication Date: 2007
Ultimate Football Heroes Series Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player.
DK Eyewitness Books: Soccer by The perfect guide for any soccer fan who wants to know everything about the "beautiful game" - from World Cup winners and champions past and present to soccer skills and techniques. Ever wondered when and where was soccer played for the first time? Do you know the history of the first soccer team? Have you explored the science behind soccer? Enter the fascinating world of the most popular game in the world with Eyewitness Soccer. Get in-depth knowledge about everything soccer from the rules and laws of the game to various skills and tactics. Follow the evolution of the ball itself, from inflated animal bladders to modern synthetic ones. Know what it feels like to walk in the specialized boots worn by the players - from studless ones from the 19th century to the modern ones with changeable screw-in studs. Eyewitness Soccer is packed with amazing pictures and facts that would interest new and old fans of the game alike. From bite-sized biographies of legendary players and results from all major tournaments to details about different national teams and clubs, this book packs it all in.
Publication Date: 2018
What a Kick by It was the biggest event in the history of women's sports. And for the Americans, it came down to five kicks. After regulation play and two overtimes in the final game of the 1999 women's World Cup soccer match, the score was 0-0. Penalty kicks would decide the world champion. The Chinese and the Americans would each pick five players. One kick per player. With the score tied 4-4, the Americans had one more chance to win it all. Brandi Chastain was up. If she made her kick, the Americans would win the World Cup. Success! After her winning goal, Chastain dropped to the turf, whipped off her jersey, and screamed with joy. The photo of the triumphant female athlete would circle the globe. Twenty-seven years after Title IX, the world now knew that women's sports had arrived. The victory was more than the end of a soccer game. It was the end of a crusade to prove that women's sports should be taken as seriously as men's. What a win!
Publication Date: 2016
Goal! by A feast of soccer facts, plus everything you need to know about action on the field and behind the scenes at the stadium. This book is a visual guide to the world's most popular game, From the rules of the game to the top tournaments - the information leaps right off the page! Learn about historic ball games and the birth of soccer. Study up on the laws of the game and the new technology that referees use to make vital decisions. See what it takes to run a club and keep the players in tip-top shape. There's a chapter, too, on all the international trophies and tournaments, including the FIFA Women's World Cup, Copa América, and the Olympic Games. This new edition includes updates to soccer's roll of honor to include the latest tournament winners. Packed with vital tips and tricks, as well as astounding facts and mind-boggling stats, GOAL! is a winner!
Publication Date: 2020
Soccer Fundamentals by Learning to play soccer has never been more effective--or more fun--than with Soccer Fundamentals. Students will enjoy using this resource because they will learn by doing and spend less time reading and more time engaged in playing the game. With simple instructions and accompanying photographs you'll find it easy to teach them to play soccer quickly and simply. Soccer Fundamentalsdevotes separate chapters to mastering specific skills like dribbling, juggling, passing, trapping, executing throw-ins, heading, performing tricks and turns, shooting, and volleying. Sections on offensive and defensive tactics, scoring systems, goalkeeping, dead ball kicks, strategy, and sportsmanship make soccer as easy for you to teach as it is for your students to learn. Each chapter addresses a specific skill, leading the student through a simple, four-step sequence: ·You Can Do It: The skill is introduced with sequential instructions and accompanying photographs. ·More to Choose and Use: Variations and extensions of the primary skill are covered. ·Take It to the Field: Readers learn how to apply the skill to competitive situations. ·Give It a Go: This provides direct experiences--such as drills, small-sided games, and self-tests--for gauging, developing, and honing the skill. Writer Danny Mielke is a veteran instructor and coach with extensive knowledge of soccer. Mielke knows how to communicate clearly and succinctly, making reading and applying the content to the field enjoyable for students of all ages. As part of the Sports Fundamentals Series, Soccer Fundamentalswill help you teach--and your students learn--the basic skills and tactics of the game so that they can compete on the field in no time at all.
Publication Date: 2003-02-03