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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Usborne Soccer School

Complete Soccer School - Usborne Soccer School S.

Usborne Soccer School is an exciting and comprehensive guide that teaches you all you need to know about the fame. It is packed with stunning action photographs, helpful, east to understand diagrams and suggestions for games and exercises. Learn how to dribble past your opponents, make a crucial tackle and score with a spectacular overhead kick.

Whether you want to be a great attacker, brave defender or athletic goalkeeper, Usborne Soccer School can help you achieve your goals.

An introduction to all aspects of the 'beautiful game' - perfect for players and coaches alike. Contains everything the young footballer could need to know, whether they want to be an agile attacker, dangerous defender or a great goalkeeper. Packed with action photographs and helpful, easy-to-understand diagrams. Produced in consultation with football experts at the Bobby Charlton International Soccer School. Contains the individual Usborne titles 'Dead Ball Skills', 'Defending', 'Goalkeeping' and 'Passing and Shooting'.

Another fantastic book from the team at Usborne! My son is getting into football in a big way recently and I would love to be able to send him to a soccer school, however as with many people I am unable to afford this and this book is the next best thing - covering the basic skills, giving explanations and advice on the skills needed to be a great footballer, along with hints and tips along the way, this is a great handbook for all footballers.

The previous book I reviewed, 50 soccer skills, is perfect for quick reference or the younger player. This book is perfect for an older child, skills are more detailed and explanations longer. There are both photographs and diagrams which accompany and explain each element and there are plenty of pictorial as well as wordy explanations for each skill or element. 

The book is split into eight sections: ball control, passing and shooting; dead ball skills; defending; attacking; tactics; goalkeeping; and training and fitness and has a lot of information in every section - a real football school experience.

I would recommend this as the perfect gift for a slightly older wannabee footballer - 7-9+ because of the level of information included.

Thank you to the publishers, Usborne, for sending me the book as part of a review package for my son following his recent hospital stay.

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