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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>
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.
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><br /><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><br /><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><br /><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>
One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided To...
by Amy Bass

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

February 27, 2018

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<strong>In the tradition of <i>Friday Night Lights</i> and <i>Outcasts United</i>, ONE GOAL tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state--and ultimately national--glory.</strong><br /><br />When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team--and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding--ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.
The Organisation and Governance of Top Football Across Europe: An...
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

310

Publication Date

July 07, 2011

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<P>This book aims to provide an extensive overview of how football is organized and managed on a European level and in individual European countries, and to account for the evolution of the national, international and transnational management of football over the last decades.</P>
The Hatching: Part 1
by Stefan Schutte

Language

English

Pages

56

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<h2>A True Story</h2><br />In The Hatching Stefan Schutte relates the intriguing and true story of the Edgepoint Eagles FC at the Century City grounds in Cape Town.<br /><br />As the club’s founder, player-recruiter, captain and statistician, Schutte has also moonlighted as team driver against the omnipresent sounds of Bruce Springsteen and later Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem.<br /><br />The Edgepoint Eagles are an interesting and diverse team comprised mostly of men in their 30’s and 40’s - and a group of teenage boys. The Hatching delves into the rollercoaster of emotions and adventures that ensued as two of the older players, Piet and Christo tried to leverage the experience they had gained as distinguished club rugby players, to succeed at the much smaller and faster form of "the beautiful game".<br /><br />Following the Edgepoint Eagles' somewhat dismal performances in their first few games, levels of disappointment and uncertainty grew. Triggered tensions increased as the team members found they had become the laughing stock of the leagues, their colleagues, and even some of their families.<br /><br />Would their best players stick around long enough to ensure the sustainability of the team, or would they be forced to find new blood? And could they ever hope to achieve a more acceptable league standing? <br /><br />Grab your copy of <i>The Hatching, Part 1</i> in Stefan Schutte's enthralling three-part sports series -<b>you will be sure to enjoy the ride!</b><br />
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>
Merlin: The Autobiography of Gordon Hill
by , Wayne Barton

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 04, 2015

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Merlin is the story of Gordon Hill, one of the most exciting players in British football history. Schooled at Millwall, a chance loan move to Chicago Sting proved fateful as Hill was steered to Manchester United by the legendary Bill Foulkes and Jimmy Murphy. At Old Trafford, he was described as a 'revelation' by his manager Tommy Docherty and 'remarkable' by his team-mate Sammy McIlroy as he blasted his way to 51 goals in 134 appearances. He was top scorer for the club in the two full seasons he was there with a goal return similar to that of Cristiano Ronaldo until he was inexplicably sold by Dave Sexton. Hill suffered the tragedy of injury and marriage breakdown as the first few months of his move to Derby turned his life upside down. Merlin tells the tale of how he rebuilt his life and career to become a legend in the North American game.
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>
Football Leaks: Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful G...
by , Michael Wulzinger

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 14, 2018

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<p><b>One anonymous football fan.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>18.6 million confidential documents.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>This is the explosive story of the biggest leak in sporting history, and the shady underworld of modern football.</b></p><p>In 2016, a whistleblower known only as 'John' started to leak a treasure trove of top-secret files to German newspaper <i>Der Spiegel</i>. These documents reveal the clandestine dealings of clubs, players and agents at the highest echelons of international football. And the story they tell is astonishing.</p><p>From the eye-popping details of player transfers including Neymar Jr, Pogba and Coutinho, to the loopholes and opaque tax structures that ensure maximum earnings for players and agents alike, this is a tale rife with rapacious greed and questionable deals. At the same time, it is the gripping story of a fan who wanted to free football from its corrupt overlords - and now finds himself on the run.</p>

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