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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>
2019-20 NFHS Soccer Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

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Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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Contains the official rules and case plays for soccer and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the...
by Abby Wambach

Language

English

Pages

91

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<p><b>Based on her inspiring, viral 2018 commencement speech to Barnard College鈥檚 graduates in New York City, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and emerge victorious together.</b></p><p>Abby Wambach became a champion because of her incredible talent as a soccer player. She became an icon because of her remarkable wisdom as a leader. As the co-captain of the 2015 Women鈥檚 World Cup Champion Team, she created a culture not just of excellence, but of honor, commitment, resilience, and sisterhood. She helped transform a group of individual women into one of the most successful, powerful and united Wolfpacks of all time. </p><p>In her retirement, Abby鈥檚 ready to do the same for her new team: All Women Everywhere. </p><p>In <i>Wolfpack</i>, Abby鈥檚 message to women is:</p><p><i>We have never been Little Red Riding Hood. We Are the Wolves.</i><br /><i>We must wander off the path and blaze a new one: together.</i></p><p>She insists that women must let go of old rules of leadership that neither include or serve them. She鈥檚 created a new set of Wolfpack rules to help women unleash their individual power, unite with their Wolfpack, and change the landscape of their lives and world: from the family room to the board room to the White House. </p><p>路 <b>Make failure your fuel:</b> Transform failure to wisdom and power. <br />路 <b>Lead from the bench:</b> Lead from wherever you are. <br />路 <b>Champion each other:</b> Claim each woman鈥檚 victory as your own. <br />路 <b>Demand the effing ball:</b> Don鈥檛 ask permission: take what you鈥檝e earned.</p><p>In Abby鈥檚 vision, we are not Little Red Riding Hoods, staying on the path because we鈥檙e told to. <i>We are the wolves</i>, fighting for a better tomorrow for ourselves, our pack, and all the future wolves who will come after us.</p>
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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<i>The Club </i>is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer鈥檚 Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet.<br /> 聽<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.
The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to...
by Michael Cox

Language

English

Pages

497

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鈥檚 directness to Keegan鈥檚 relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho鈥檚 cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri鈥檚 counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.</p>
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>
Zonal Marking: From Ajax to Zidane, the Making of Modern Soccer
by Michael Cox

Language

English

Pages

426

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>A mazy dribble through the recent history of European soccer, showing how shifting styles and influence have shaped the game.<br /><br /></b>In the early 1990s, the Dutch footballing philosophy was worshipped across the continent. Then the baton passed to the Italians, who clearly boasted Europe's strongest league. But when France started winning everything at the international level its national academy became the template for others, until suddenly, almost out of nowhere, Europe's most revered player and manager both hailed from Portugal. Next, Barcelona and Spain won everything during a very obvious four-year period of dominance, before tiki-taka's decline meant Bayern and Germany took control. Finally, Europe's most successful coaches found themselves competing in England, introducing a brilliant cacophony of styles to the Premier League.<br /><br /><i>Zonal Marking </i>is a glorious travelogue through soccer's triumphant styles and characters.<br />
How to Be a Footballer
by Peter Crouch

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 06, 2018

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<p><b>**Winner of the 2018 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Sports Bestseller of the Year**</b></p><p><b>'Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player' - <i>Sunday Times </i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>'The funniest man in British sport' - <i>Metro</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><i>Featured on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans </i></p><p>You become a footballer because you love football. And then you are a footballer, and you鈥檙e suddenly in the strangest, most baffling world of all. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station. Even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate.</p><p>So walk with me into the dressing-room, to find out which players refuse to touch a football before a game, to discover why a load of millionaires never have any shower-gel, and to hear what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror. </p><p>We will go into post-match interviews, make fools of ourselves on social media and try to ensure that we never again pay 攏250 for a haircut that should have cost a tenner. We鈥檒l be coached and cajoled by Harry Redknapp, upset Rafa Benitez and be soothed by the sound of an accordion played by Sven-Goran Eriksson鈥檚 assistant Tord Grip. There will be some very bad music and some very bad decisions.</p><p>I am Peter Crouch. This is <i>How To Be A Footballer</i>. Shall we?</p><p><b>Can鈥檛 get enough of Crouch? Tune into <i>That Peter Crouch Podcast </i>on Radio 5 Live</b></p>
Fever Pitch
by Nick Hornby

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

March 01, 1998

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<b>A brilliant memoir from the beloved, bestselling author of <i>Funny Girl, High Fidelity</i> and <i>About A Boy.聽</i></b><br /><br />In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the <i>real</i> football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that鈥檚 before the players even take the field.<br /><br />Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. <i>Fever Pitch </i>is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby鈥檚 award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom鈥攊ts agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young men鈥檚 coming-of-age stories. <i>Fever Pitch</i> is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it <i>really</i> means to have a losing season.
O, Louis: In Search of Louis van Gaal
by Hugo Borst

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

November 20, 2014

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<p>鈥楢m I so smart or are you so stupid?鈥?鈥?Louis van Gaal</p><p><i>I started out wanting to write a book about Marco van Basten. I still do, but I dread the moment when I have to write something I know will make him unhappy. He鈥檚 not a man you wage war on. With Louis van Gaal it鈥檚 different: as a journalist he leaves you no choice. You鈥檙e not worthy of the name if you aren鈥檛 prepared to return fire when he starts yelling. </i></p><p>Hugo Borst is an award-winning writer, journalist and TV pundit. He is also a close friend of Louis van Gaal. Well, he used to be. </p><p><i>O, Louis</i> is Hugo鈥檚 attempt to get to grips with this larger-than-life character. Full of outrageous stories and unintentionally hilarious encounters, Borst details his quest to understand the man and the breakdown in their friendship. He interviews an array of experts who each interpret the great manager from the perspective of their own field 鈥?a cleric, a politician, a psychiatrist, an impersonator, <br />a theatre director, writers, poets and a trio of keen comic minds. Through these meetings as well as through his own encounters with Van Gaal, Borst is finally able to unlock the personality of this exceptional, talented, infuriating and even, occasionally, loveable man.</p><p>鈥楾his book will sell well. Everything that has my face on it sells well鈥?鈥?Louis van Gaal</p>

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