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Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p> <p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p> <p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p> <p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
Soccer iQ: Things That Smart Players Do
by Dan Blank

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

March 05, 2014

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An Amazon best-seller and an NSCAA Soccer Journal Top 5 Book of the Year!<br />In a world saturated with books about how to coach soccer, Dan Blank finally gives players a book on how to think it. Standing on two decades of collegiate coaching experience, Blank has cataloged soccer's most common mistakes and provides simple, connect-the-dots solutions to help players solve their soccer problems. Soccer iQ is soccer's first text book for players; an almanac of smarter soccer decisions intended to flatten out the learning curve. It covers everything from hunting rebounds to the value of the toe-ball; from playing in the rain to the world's dumbest foul. Blank tells his story from the familiar and humorous voice of a coach who has endured years of stress at the hands of his players. Written in plain-spoken language, Soccer iQ is an easy read and a quick-fix to the most common yet critically important soccer problems.
Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soc...
by Gwendolyn Oxenham

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

July 06, 2017

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<div>In 2004 football author, journalist and award-winning documentary maker Gwendolyn Oxenham played <i>futebol feminino</i> for Santos FC, Brazil. The team hitchhiked to practice, shared their field with a horse and wore hand-me-downs from the men’s team.</div><br /><div><br /><br /></div><br /><div>If this was Brazil, the mecca of <i>futebol</i>, what did the women’s game look like in other countries?</div><br /><div> </div><br /><div><i>Under the Lights and in the Dark </i>takes us inside the world of women’s football, following players across the globe, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, who trains in an underground men’s league in New York City; to Fara Williams, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team. Oxenham takes us to Voronezh, Russia, where players battle more than just snowy pitches in pursuing their dream of playing pro, and to a refugee camp in Denmark, where Nadia Nadim, now a Danish international star, honed her skills after her family fled from the Taliban.</div><br /><div> </div><br /><div>Whether you’re a newcomer to the sport or a die-hard fan, this is an inspiring book about stars’ beginnings and adventures, struggles and hardship, and, above all, the time-honored romance of the game.</div>
Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics
by Jonathan Wilson

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English

Pages

466

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<div>“An outstanding work … the [soccer] book of the decade.” —Sunday Business Post<BR><BR><I>Inverting the Pyramid</I> is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who have spread their distinctive styles across the globe. <br /><BR>Through Jonathan Wilson's brilliant historical detective work we learn how the South Americans shrugged off the British colonial order to add their own finesse to the game; how the Europeans harnessed individual technique and built it into a team structure; how the game once featured five forwards up front, while now a lone striker is not uncommon.<br /><BR><I>Inverting the Pyramid</I> provides a definitive understanding of the tactical genius of modern-day Barcelona, for the first time showing how their style of play developed from Dutch “Total Football,” which itself was an evolution of the Scottish passing game invented by Queens Park in the 1870s and taken on by Tottenham Hotspur in the 1930s. Inverting the Pyramid has been called the “Big Daddy” (Zonal Marking) of soccer tactics books; it is essential for any coach, fan, player, or fantasy manager of the beautiful game<BR></div>
Bring the Noise: The Jürgen Klopp Story
by Raphael Honigstein

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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Jürgen Klopp's coaching career began in the German second tier at the unfashionable club of FSV Mainz 05, whom he steered to the Budesliga for the first time in forty-one years. In 2008, he joined Borussia Dortmund, where he achieved back-to-back league titles and took the club to the UEFA Champions League final. He left Germany for one of the England's most challenging jobs: to manage Liverpool, a once-mighty club that had not managed sustained success since the 1980s.<br /><br />It was not a task for the fainthearted. Anfield, Liverpool's home, is a temple to flamboyant attacking soccer powered by passion. In Klopp, Liverpool finally found a manager who embodied the essence of the club. Klopp is dynamic, expressive, restless, driven-he feels every move and play, every tactical shift, every contact on the field. His eyes betray a wild ecstasy and agony as his team thrives or falls. His game plan demands relentless commitment-the famous gegenpress-and he is one of the great personal motivators in all sport.<br /><br />Raphael Honigstein, author of Das Reboot and Budesliga correspondent for the Guardian, has interviewed Klopp and followed his career since his early years, and better than anyone knows how to "bring the noise" to his subject.<br />
Forward: A Memoir
by Abby Wambach

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong><em></em></strong></p><p><em><strong></strong></em></p><p><strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>"Lucid and wrenching...</strong><em><strong>Forward</strong></em><strong> puts [Wambach's] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor." —NPR</strong></p><p><strong><em>"Forward</em> is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves."  —Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, </strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em><strong> Bestselling author of </strong><em><strong>Lean In</strong></em> </p><p><strong>“This is the best memoir I’ve read by an athlete since Andre Agassi’s </strong><em><strong>Open</strong></em><strong>.”  —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and </strong><em><strong>New York Times </strong></em><strong>bestselling author of </strong><em><strong>Originals</strong></em><strong> and </strong><em><strong>Give and Take</strong></em></p><p><p>Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship. Called an inspiration and “badass” by President Obama, Abby has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. </p><p>As she reveals in this searching memoir, Abby’s professional success often masked her inner struggle to reconcile the various parts of herself: ferocious competitor, daughter, leader, wife. With stunning candor, Abby shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester, New York, to world-class athlete. Far more than a sports memoir, <em>Forward </em>is gripping tale of resilience and redemption—and a reminder that heroism is, above all, about embracing life’s challenges with fearlessness and heart.</p><p></p>
2017-18 NFHS Soccer Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

207

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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Contains the official rules and case plays for soccer and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil W...
by Simon Kuper

Language

English

Pages

466

Publication Date

April 22, 2014

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<div>INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<BR><BR>Named one of the “Best Books of the Year” by Guardian, Slate, Financial Times, Independent (UK), and Bloomberg News<BR><BR><I>Soccernomics</I> pioneers a new way of looking at soccer through meticulous, empirical analysis and incisive, witty commentary. The San Francisco Chronicle describes it as “the most intelligent book ever written about soccer.” This World Cup edition features new material, including a provocative examination of how soccer clubs might actually start making profits, why that's undesirable, and how soccer's never had it so good.<BR></div>
Das Reboot: How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the...
by Raphael Honigstein

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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<div><B>“A beautiful story, expertly told.” —Per Mertesacker, Arsenal defender and member of the German national team, winners of the 2014 World Cup</B><BR><BR>Estádio do Maracanã, July 13, 2014, the last ten minutes of extra time in the World Cup Final: German forward Mario Götze jumps to meet a floated pass from André Schürrle, cushions the ball with his chest, and in one fluid motion volleys the ball past the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the far corner of the net. The goal wins Germany the World Cup for the first time in almost thirty years. As the crowd roars, Götze looks dazed, unable to comprehend what he has done.<BR><BR>In <I>Das Reboot</I>, Raphael Honigstein charts the return of German soccer from the dreary functionality of the late 1990s to Götze's moment of sublime, balletic genius and asks: How did this come about? The answer takes him from California to Stuttgart, from Munich to the Maracanã, via Dortmund and Amsterdam. Packed with exclusive interviews with key figures, including Jürgen Klinsmann, Thomas Müller, Oliver Bierhoff, and many more, Honigstein's book reveals the secrets of German soccer's success.</div>
When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of th...
by , Wayne Coffey

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

September 26, 2016

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<DIV><B><I>A </I><I>New York Times </I>Bestseller<BR />  <BR /> “If you are a real soccer player—then this is the book for you to read . . . Inspiring and uplifting. ”—<I>GoalNation</I></B><BR /><BR /> In 2015, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick during the first sixteen minutes. <DIV>  <DIV>But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Then she found a trusted trainer, James Galanis, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, skill, and a great dedication to the game. Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, the moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world. <DIV> </DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>

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