Ultimate Guide for Soccer Moms and Dads

By Gloria Averbuch; Ashley M. Hammond (Joint Author)

Rodale Books, Paperback, 9781579540807, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

Soccer is scoring big with children in the United States. Yet, despite the rapidly increasing numbers of American kids playing soccer, there has been no book addressing the concerns of a soccer family -- until now.

This pioneering volume answers parents' basic questions:
-- How do I choose the right team for my child?
-- What equipment does my child need, and how much will it cost?
-- How do I know if my child is being coached properly?
-- How can I learn the finer points of the game?

But the book goes far beyond these fundamentals, covering:
-- nutrition for young athletes
-- Conditioning and stretching
-- Moving to higher levels of competition
-- Special concerns for girls
-- Being a supportive fan and parent

The book's authors, one a devoted "soccer mom" and the other a professional player and coach, offer unique soccer insights, creating the definitive reference for soccer parents nationwide.