The Soccer Fence

Author: Phil Bildner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698149726
Size: 21.22 MB
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The Soccer Fence from the Author: Phil Bildner. In a country struggling with acceptance, hope can come in many different forms. As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible. Then, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and apartheid began to crumble. The march toward freedom in South Africa was a slow one, but when the beloved Bafana Bafana national soccer team won the African Cup of Nations, Hector realized that dreams once impossible could now come true. This poignant story of friendship artfully depicts a brief but critical moment in South Africa’s history and the unique role that sports can play in bringing people together.

The Soccer Coaching Handbook

Author: Martin Bidzinski
Publisher: Reedswain Inc.
ISBN: 9781890946678
Size: 35.97 MB
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The Soccer Coaching Handbook from the Author: Martin Bidzinski. "This new manual ... is based on new exercises that overturn traditional conservative coaching styles, as these are responsible for a failure to identify and develop the needs of English football ... A comprehensive approach to acquiring and enhancing the fundamentals of football success."--Page 4 of cover.

Fundamentals Of Role Based Youth Soccer

Author: James Cork
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460288769
Size: 31.13 MB
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Fundamentals Of Role Based Youth Soccer from the Author: James Cork. Do you coach youth soccer? Who is the most important coach your charges will have over their career? You are! Yes, some coach who is more “qualified” than you can later teach them all about the defensive aspect of the game. Players with a modicum of intelligence, good athleticism, a strong desire to win and precious little in technical and tactical expertise can easily become useful defensively. But what about offensive skills? These must be learned young or they will never be learned, therefore you must be the one to teach them. Are you a neophyte to soccer? This book will teach you all technical and tactical aspects necessary to develop skilful players. Will they be intelligent and creative? Your job is to lay the groundwork to promote creativity and, if you have players who are open-minded, they will enjoy their freedom and profit from it to be as creative and as impactful as they can possibly be. The end result will be a team that plays an intelligent and esthetically pleasing game and one that does not require cheating and gamesmanship in order to win.

The Soccer Goalkeeper

Author: Christian Puxel
Publisher: Reedswain Inc.
ISBN: 9781890946555
Size: 29.35 MB
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The Soccer Goalkeeper from the Author: Christian Puxel. This book by French National Team Goalkeeper Coach Christian Puxel and French National Goalkeeping Coaches Academy Chairman Jean-Marie Lawniczak is an outstanding technical handbook for goalkeepers and coaches at every level. Included are discussions, drills and competitive games for developing all aspects of goalkeeper technique: Movements; Catching; Diving; Reducing Shooting Angles; Distribution.

Soccer Stories

Author: Donn Risolo
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803233957
Size: 60.30 MB
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Soccer Stories from the Author: Donn Risolo. Arguably the world's most popular sport, soccer has its own colorful lore, still little known in a nation only now beginning to give the game its due. This book offers the perfect opportunity to catch up on soccer's rich historyand to discover some of the funniest, most ironic, outlandish, and tragic stories ever to come out of the world of sports. Taking readers as far afield as the Faeroe Islands, Thailand, Madagascar, Belarus, Bhutan, and the North Pole, the selections inSoccer Storiesrange from the strange (Brazilian players paid in cattle by their cash-strapped club) to the wild (the Mexican prison warden who threw open all the cell doors in celebration of a World Cup victory) to the comical (the referee who ejected himself). Here is the plane crash that wiped out the Italian team on the eve of its fifth straight national championship; the spiteful African club that scored 149 goals against itself in one game; and the youngster who banked a shot into the goal off a passing seagull. As lively as it is informative,Soccer Storieswill engage fans of all levels.

Fire And Lies Book 2

Author: Jamie Garrett
Publisher: Wild Owl Press
Size: 55.52 MB
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Fire And Lies Book 2 from the Author: Jamie Garrett. RILEY REID MYSTERIES Volume 2 - You should read Book 1 first. Fire and Lies is a novella of approximately 100 pages (25,000 words). Private Investigator Riley Reid is determined to uncover the truth about an outbreak of strange fires in her home town of Stone Harbor, Virginia. When the local church burns down, Riley is called in to help with the investigation. It soon becomes apparent that the blaze was no accident. But, how they were set and by whom? All the while more buildings are put to flame. During her investigations, Riley finds a new lead on the whereabouts of her birth parents, and attracts the attentions of dangerous men. Men whose attentions can be deadly. Nobody can be trusted, and no one is above suspicion. Join Riley and find out who the bad guys are, before they find you first.

Soccer Under The Swastika

Author: Kevin E. Simpson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442261633
Size: 11.59 MB
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Soccer Under The Swastika from the Author: Kevin E. Simpson. In the heart of the twentieth century, the game of soccer was becoming firmly established as the sport of the masses across Europe, even as war was engulfing the continent. Intimately woven into the war was the genocide perpetrated by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, genocide on a scale never seen before. For those victims ensnared by the Nazi regime, soccer became a means of survival and a source of inspiration even when surrounded by profound suffering and death. In Soccer under the Swastika: Stories of Survival and Resistance during the Holocaust, Kevin E. Simpson reveals the surprisingly powerful role soccer played during World War II. From the earliest days of the Nazi dictatorship, as concentration camps were built to hold so-called enemies, captives competed behind the walls and fences of the Nazi terror state. Simpson uncovers this little-known piece of history, rescuing from obscurity many poignant survivor testimonies, old accounts of wartime players, and the diaries of survivors and perpetrators. In victim accounts and rare photographs—many published for the first time in this book—hidden stories of soccer in almost every Nazi concentration camp appear. To these prisoners, soccer was a glimmer of joy amid unrelenting hunger and torture, a show of resistance against the most heinous regime the world had ever seen. With the increasing loss of firsthand memories of these events, Soccer under the Swastika reminds us of the importance in telling these compelling stories. And as modern day soccer struggles to combat racism in the terraces around the world, the endurance of the human spirit embodied through these personal accounts offers insight and inspiration for those committed to breaking down prejudices in the sport today. Thoughtfully written and meticulously researched, this book will fascinate and enlighten readers of all generations.