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

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

by Mia Hamm, Aaron Heifetz

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060931599
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/25/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 178,343
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Mia Hamm, star of the U.S. National Soccer Team, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cup champion, and five-time U.S. Soccer Player of the Year, is the world's greatest female soccer player. She serves as an important role model for children, inspiring them to strive for their dreams. In 1999 she formed the Mia Hamm Foundation benefiting bone marrow disease patients and their families, as well as providing athletic opportunities for young women. Mia is the author of the national bestseller Go For the Goal: A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life. When she is not traveling the world playing soccer, she resides in Austin, Texas.

Read an Excerpt

"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."
-- Pelé

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 cheetah-like acceleration and lightning bolt shot, Hamm has broken nearly every record in her sport, while galvanizing a whole new 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 photos, 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Foreword xiii
PART ONE The Game Within the Game
No "Me" in Mia
3(12)
Love the Game
15(10)
Love the Ball
25(6)
The Mental Game
31(16)
The Physical Game
47(14)
PART TWO On the Field
Trapping: The Ball Is Your Servant
61(20)
Passing: Making Your Teammates Look Good
81(26)
Dribbling: Take on Your Opponent
107(29)
Shooting: Be a Finisher
136(24)
Heading: Soccer's Own Skill
160(18)
Goalkeeping: The Last Line of Defense
178(11)
PART THREE The Complete Player
Consistency
189(6)
Being a Winner
195(7)
Champion of the World
202(11)
Talk the Talk: A Soccer Glossary 213

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