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The Soccer Book

The Sport, the Teams, the Tactics, the Cups

DK

Paperback

List Price: 19.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/30/2018)
Paperback (11/23/2021)

Description

The Soccer Book illustrates every aspect of the sport in great detail, from the history of the game to how it's played — the rules, field of play, players, officials, clothing, and equipment. Eye-catching artwork and jargon-free text clearly explain every aspect of the game, such as the correct setup of a defensive wall and the often confusing permutations of the offside rule.

Players will learn core skills, with each technique presented in step-by-step detail. Profiles of international soccer stars provide insider tips, and practice drills are included so players can hone their techniques.

Coaches will find principles and drills for team play, from advanced tricks and skills, defensive strategies and set-piece play to team formations and playing styles. Plus The Soccer Book outlines coaching theory and practice, explains the psychology and management of coaching players, and details training routines and programs, match-preparation, and officiating. The final chapter covers soccer injuries and their prevention and treatment.

Whether you want to bend it like Beckham or dribble like Ronaldinho, this revised edition of The Soccer Book is the ultimate visual guide to soccer skills, rules, tactics, and coaching.

DK, 9781465417497, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2014



About the Author

DK Publishing was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children, and produces content for consumers in more than 87 countries and 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. It has a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. DK's adult range spans travel—including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides—history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGObooks. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher Rough Guides.