Ajax, the Dutch, the War: The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe's Darkest Hour
Ajax, the Dutch, the War
The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe's Darkest Hour
Paperback      ISBN: 1568587236
Presents a history of the Dutch soccer team Ajax during World War II, discussing how the Germans hunted down and eliminated the Jews of the Netherlands including soccer players and how soccer was still played in other European countries during the war.
Arsène & Arsenal: The Quest to Rediscover Past Glories
Arsène & Arsenal
The Quest to Rediscover Past Glories
Paperback      ISBN: 1909534250
The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer
The Ball Is Round
A Global History of Soccer
Paperback      ISBN: 1594482969
Published to coincide with the World Cup preliminaries, a comprehensive overview of soccer around the world traces the history of the world's most popular sport from its earliest origins to the present day, looking at the game in terms of its political, cultural, and social roles in countries around the world. Original.
The Beautiful Game
The Beautiful Game
Paperback      ISBN: 1781316678
See the world of soccer brought to life with photos, illustrations, and stunning infographics. The Beautiful Game is loaded with facts, stats, profiles on player personalities, bios, history, and much more to make the beautiful game leap out at you like you’ve never seen before. Whether it’s uncovering the most goals scored in an international tournament, or comparing the left-foot of the world's best players, the intriguing, and often surprising, truths of soccer are completely at your disposal. Who has scored more penalty shots, Ronaldo or Messi? Which goalie has the safest hands? Who has received the most red cards? These striking and fun infographics put the game's most intriguing questions to the test.

Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground
Both Feet on the Ground
Paperback      ISBN: 0060570946
Describes the famous soccer star's disadvantaged East End London childhood, placement at Manchester United at the age of fourteen, record-breaking successes in his first ten years of professional soccer, work as the captain of England, marriage to the former Posh Spice, and his roles as a celebrity and father. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer
Brilliant Orange
The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer
Paperback      ISBN: 1590200551
Brilliant range is a book about Dutch soccer that's not really about Dutch socer. It's more about an enigmatic way of thinking peculiar to a people whose landscape is unrelentingly flat, mostly below sea level, ad who owe their salvation to a boy who plugged a fractured dike with his little inger. If any one thing, Brilliant Orange is about Dutch space and a people whose unique conception of it has led to ome of the most enduring art, the weirdest architecture, and a bizarrely crebral form of soccer--Total Football--that led in 1974 to a World Cup finalsmatch with arch-rival Germany and more recently to a devastating loss againstSpain in 2010. With its intricacy and oddity, it continues to mystify and delght observers around the world. As David Winner wryly observes, it is an expression of the Dutch psyche that has a shaed ancestry with the Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, Rembrandt's Th Night Watch, maybe even with Gouda cheese. Finally here in paperbck, Brilliant Orange reaches out to the reader from an unexpected place andnever lets go.
Catch Them Being Good
Catch Them Being Good
Paperback      ISBN: 0142003352
The head coach of the U.S. Women's National Soccer team shares his insights into coaching girls, showing coaches around the country how to get the best performance out of young female players. Reprint.
The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports
The Club
How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328506452
An inside account of how English soccer's Premier League became an extreme entertainment empire draws on one hundred interviews with major decision-makers to explore its traditional English origins and its rise from a billionaire experiment to global prominence.
Coaching Soccer for Dummies
Coaching Soccer for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0471773816

How to get a kick out of coaching kids’ soccer

Each year, 6.1 million kids aged 6 to 17 play soccer for more than 25 days a year, and each of their teams needs a coach. In many cases, the coach is a parent or adult volunteer who may not have any previous coaching (or even soccer) experience. This book provides these volunteers with a crash course in soccer and coaching fundamentals. It provides an easy-to-understand overview of soccer rules, positions, and strategies as well as imaginative, enjoyable drills to help kids improve their kicking, dribbling, headers, and play-making.

And, there’s lots of advice on typical coaching challenges, from handling substitutions and playing time to encouraging good sportsmanship and involving parents.

The National Alliance For Youth Sports is America’s leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children. The Alliance provides a wide range of programs for volunteer coaches, professional and volunteer administrators, officials, parents, and young athletes. Greg Bach (West Palm Beach, FL) is Director of Communications for the National Alliance for Youth Sports

Coaching Youth Soccer
Coaching Youth Soccer
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0736063293
Designed to develop a soccer programme for children of 14 years of age and under, this fourth edition includes activities and coaching tips. Teaching the fundamentals of offense and defense, it also addresses key communication and safety issues. Fun, and effective instruction are stressed, helping to create an environment that promotes learning.