My Booklist and Movies

Soccer

  • Fair Game

    Fair Game

    by Lorrie Fair & Mark Gola Year Published:
    "In Fair Game, women's soccer hero and Nike spokesperson Lorrie Fair offers young readers her knowledge of the fundamental skills, playing tactics, training techniques, and mental toughness that helped her become one of the top soccer players in the world. Peppered with anecdotes about and from well-known teammates such as Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy, Fair Game will be an inspiration to young women, coaches, and other sports fans." Date accessed 10/31/14

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  • Go For the Goal: A Champion's Guide To Winning In

    Go For the Goal: A Champion's Guide To Winning In Soccer And Life

    by Mia Hamm & Aaron Heifetz Year Published:
    "For the more than seven million girls—from knobby-kneed tykes to high school and college stars—who are tearing across the country chasing a soccer ball and dreams of glory, there is one name that eclipses all others, male or female: Mia Hamm. With her cheetahlike acceleration and lightning-bolt shot, Hamm broke nearly every record in her sport, while galvanizing a whole generation of fans and players. Go for the Goal is not only the inspiring story of how a tiny suburban sprite became a global terror with a ball (and the world) at her feet—it's also a step-by-step or dribble-by-dribble guide for any kid with the all-American dream of making the team and becoming a champion. Filled with personal anecdotes and fully illustrated with both action and instructional photographs, Go for the Goal shows readers exactly how to master the silky skills and techniques that made Hamm and her teammates the finest women's soccer team in the world." Date accessed 10/31/14

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  • It's Not About the Bra: Play Hard, Play Fair, and Put the Fun Back Into Competitive Sports

    by Brandi Chastain Year Published:
    "When Brandi Chastain famously stripped off her jersey to celebrate her World Cup-winning penalty kick, the gesture represented not only the essence of athletic triumph but the joy of a competitor who knows how to play hard and still have fun. Now, in It's Not About the Bra, Chastain steps out from behind her iconic image to deliver an important wake-up call to competitive youth sports, which has gone increasingly out of control. Drawing on anecdotes from her own storied career as well as those of her coaches and celebrated teammates (Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly, and others), Chastain tackles the thorny issues of sportsmanship, gamesmanship, and parental involvement gone too far. She teaches young athletes how to develop leadership skills, find (and become) role models, and give something back to their team and community. Her timely message is about rediscovering our respect for the game, for teammates and adversaries, for coaches and refs, and, especially, for the players themselves, because without these values "the game breaks down and the joys of competition are lost." From her struggle to rebound from consecutive knee surgeries to excruciating losses in NCAA, World Cup, and Olympic competition to her recent battle to make the team she loves, Chastain discloses both the good and bad ways she's personally dealt with adversity and reminds us what it truly means to be a "class act" on and off the field. Whether it's Little League baseball, Pop Warner football, or, especially, top-flight youth soccer, Chastain offers a blueprint for kids and parents alike on how to play fair, win (and lose) with grace, and, above all, how to have a good time doing it. It's Not About the Bra is a mandatory addition to the shelf of a competitive athlete -- or anyone who coaches or loves them." Date accessed 10/31/14

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  • The Man Watching: A Biography of Anson Dorrance, t

    The Man Watching: A Biography of Anson Dorrance, the Unlikely Architect of the Greatest College Spor

    by Tim Crothers Year Published:
    "Former Sports Illustrated senior writer Tim Crothers took a year off to write a book; that year became a five-year odyssey chronicling one of the most successful coaches in the history of sports. The Man Watching reveals, for the first time, the story of the man, Anson Dorrance, who built the University of North Carolina soccer program that Sports Illustrated hailed in 2003 as "The Greatest College Sports Dynasty Ever." Dorrance, in 2004, was named one of the top 25 coaches of the past 25 years by an expert panel at ESPN." Date accessed 10/31/14

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  • Movie: Victory

    Movie: Victory

    by Yabo Yablonsky, Djordje Milicevic, Jeff Maguire Year Published:
    Date accessed 10/31/14

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