The Soccer Fence

Author: Phil Bildner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698149726
Size: 56.45 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 Fence

Author: Phil Bildner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698149726
Size: 52.36 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: 69.21 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.

Marvelous Cornelius

Author: Phil Bildner
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452136939
Size: 72.94 MB
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Marvelous Cornelius from the Author: Phil Bildner. A man known as the "Trashcan Wizard" sings and dances his way through the French Quarter in New Orleans, keeping his beloved city clean, until Hurricane Katrina's devastation nearly causes him to lose his spirit.

Fundamentals Of Role Based Youth Soccer

Author: James Cork
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460288769
Size: 43.16 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: 78.31 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.

Solo Soccer

Author: Greg Bowman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524558028
Size: 15.44 MB
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Solo Soccer from the Author: Greg Bowman. Solo Soccer is a self-teaching soccer guide for players, parents, and coaches. This guide is designed to help young players practice soccer on their own. Footwork/dribbling, ball control/receiving, passing, shooting, and soccer fitness are all discussed and broken down into simple activities that players and parents can easily understand! Don’t forget to have fun!

Soccer Stories

Author: Donn Risolo
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803233957
Size: 61.78 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.

A Whole New Ballgame

Author: Phil Bildner
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374301336
Size: 53.74 MB
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A Whole New Ballgame from the Author: Phil Bildner. Rip and Red are best friends whose fifth-grade year is nothing like what they expected. They have a crazy new tattooed teacher named Mr. Acevedo, who doesn't believe in tests or homework and who likes off-the-wall projects, the more "off" the better. They also find themselves with a new basketball coach: Mr. Acevedo! Easy-going Rip is knocked completely out of his comfort zone. And for Red, who has autism and really needs things to be exactly a certain way, the changes are even more of a struggle. But together these two make a great duo who know how to help each other—and find ways to make a difference—in the classroom and on the court. With its energetic and authentic story and artwork, this is a fresh, fun book about school, sports, and friendship. This title has Common Core connections.

Ghetto Cowboy

Author: G. Neri
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763654493
Size: 27.33 MB
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Ghetto Cowboy from the Author: G. Neri. When Cole’s mom dumps him in the mean streets of Philadelphia to live with the dad he’s never met, the last thing Cole expects to see is a horse, let alone a stable full of them. He may not know much about cowboys, but what he knows for sure is that cowboys aren’t black, and they don’t live in the inner city. But in his dad’s ’hood, horses are a way of life, and soon Cole’s days of skipping school and getting in trouble in Detroit have been replaced by shoveling muck and trying not to get stomped on. At first, all Cole can think about is how to ditch these ghetto cowboys and get home. But when the City threatens to shut down the stables— and take away the horse Cole has come to think of as his own— he knows that it’s time to step up and fight back. Inspired by the little-known urban riders of Philly and Brooklyn, this compelling tale of latter -day cowboy justice champions a world where your friends always have your back, especially when the chips are down.