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"When I was playing, they said soccer was a man's world and that women should remain on the sidelines. All I can say is I'm glad I never had to go up against Mia Hamm." -- Pel_For the more than seven million girls -- from knobby-kneed tykes to high school and college stars -- who are tearing across the of 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 has broken 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 have made Hamm and her teammates the finest women's soccer team in the world.
Mia Hamm has been honored as U.S. Soccer's Female Player of the Year an unprecedented five consecutive times. She is married to Marine Corps pilot Christiaan Corey and serves as a volunteer assistant coach of the University of North Carolina women's soccer team. Aaron Heifetz is the press officer for the U.S. Women's National Team and the director of communications for the 1999 Women's World Cup. His articles on women's soccer have appeared in Soccer America magazine and USA Today. He resides in West Los Angeles, California.
Table of Contents
|The Game Within the Game|
|No "Me" in Mia||p. 3|
|Love the Game||p. 15|
|Love the Ball||p. 25|
|The Mental Game||p. 31|
|The Physical Game||p. 47|
|On the Field|
|Trapping: The Ball Is Your Servant||p. 61|
|Passing: Making Your Teammates Look Good||p. 81|
|Dribbling: Take on Your Opponent||p. 107|
|Shooting: Be a Finisher||p. 136|
|Heading: Soccer's Own Skill||p. 160|
|Goalkeeping: The Last Line of Defense||p. 178|
|The Complete Player|
|Being a Winner||p. 195|
|Champion of the World||p. 202|
|Talk the Talk: A Soccer Glossary||p. 213|
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