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The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Rich...
by , Jonathan Clegg

Language

English

Pages

381

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<DIV><I>The Club </I>is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer’s Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet.<BR />  <BR /> This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold.<BR /><BR /> Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly two hundred countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul.<BR /><BR /> Deeply researched and drawing on one hundred exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, <I>The Club</I> is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.</DIV>
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>
A Game Model and Accompanying Session Plans
by Patrick King

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

March 04, 2019

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This book consists of two parts. The first part is the Expansive Game Model which has been revised from the first book. The second part of this book is a collection of Session Plans which go hand in hand and, indeed, compliment the Game Model and provide a coach with the resources to be able to implement their Game Model into their training sessions and games.
Soccer Injuries: Prevention and Treatment
by Ralf Meier

Language

English

Pages

126

Publication Date

September 18, 2012

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At both grassroots and Major League level, soccer players' legs are both precious and injury-prone items. One false step, tiredness, lack of concentration or a rough tackle are all it takes to overstrain muscles and tendons, leading to week-long lay-offs from training and matches.<p> Physicians, physical therapists and coaches work together to keep these injury breaks as short as possible. This book describes modern methods of treatment for soccer-specific injuries and shows how training can be better structured to try to avoid risk factors in the future.
The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to...
by Michael Cox

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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<p>An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.</p><p>Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically.</p><p>And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence.</p><p>The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson’s directness to Keegan’s relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho’s cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri’s counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.</p>
2018-19 NFHS Soccer Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

212

Publication Date

May 13, 2018

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Contains the officials rules and case plays for soccer and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Outside the Limelight: Basketball in the Ivy League
by Kathy Orton

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

September 11, 2009

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<DIV>The Ivy League is a place where basketball is neither a pastime nor a profession. Instead, it is a true passion among players, coaches, and committed sports enthusiasts who share in its every success and setback. <i>Outside the Limelight</i> is the first book to look inside Ivy League basketball and at the boundless enthusiasm that defines it.<p>With painstaking reportage, Kathy Orton vividly captures the internal fervor of the personalities who champion their gameùall the triumphs and disappointments of an Ivy hoop season. <i>Scholarships for student athletes?</i> None, and this is the only Division I conference that does not offer them. <i>The TV spotlight?</i> It barely shines, despite the passion, talent, and commitment of the players. <i>Megadollar contracts from the NBA?</i> Rarely does a player receive an offer. These age-old institutions are better known for turning out presidents, not point guards, and CEOs and captains of industry, not centers on the court.<p>Orton weaves together the stories of coaches and players as they move from fall practice through an entire season and ahead to the NCAA tournament. From Harvard to Penn, Princeton to Cornell and beyond, playersùperhaps more accustomed to pomp and circumstanceùface leaky gyms, endure long bus rides, rigorous courseloads, and unbearable exam schedules. <i>Why?</i> Just to prove they can hang with the big boys despite juggling multiple non-athletic responsibilities? Maybe. <i>But more importantly, for the sincere love of the game.</i><p><i>Outside the Limelight</i> provides frontcourt vision for college basketball fans everywhere to achieve an appreciation of this captivating conference and for diehard enthusiasts to gain greater insight into what brings Ivy League basketball to center circle.</DIV>
Done Deal: An Insider's Guide to Football Contracts, Multi-Millio...
by Daniel Geey

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

January 24, 2019

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<b><br /> Insightful, enlightening and thought-provoking, leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey lifts the lid on the inner workings of modern football. </b><br /><br />Whether it is a manager being sacked, the signing of a new star player, television rights negotiations, player misconduct or multi-million-pound club takeovers, lawyers remain at the heart of all football business dealings. Written by leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey, who has dealt with all these incidents first hand, this highly accessible book explores the issues – from pitch to boardroom – that shape the modern game and how these impact leagues, clubs, players and fans.<br /><br />Featuring insider anecdotes and expert contributions, <i>Done Deal</i> provides football fans with a fresh and authoritative perspective on all off-field football matters.
Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics
by Jonathan Wilson

Language

English

Pages

452

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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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>
Soccer iQ: Things That Smart Players Do
by Dan Blank

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

March 05, 2014

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- The international best-seller and an NSCAA Soccer Journal Book of the Year.<div>- Featured on the Disney ABC hit TV show Mustangs FC</div><div>- Featured on Sirius XM's The Coaching Academy</div><div>- Translated into nine languages</div><div>- The best-selling soccer book in the US since 2013</div><div><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. </div>

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