"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.