Goals and Dreams
A Celebration of Canadian Women's Soccer
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Goals and Dreams by Shel Brodsgaard
Book DescriptionThis book offers a detailed, in-depth look at how a diverse group of soccer-crazed Canadians developed into one of the world's best teams. Through unique access to the players' world -- both on- and off-field -- the authors reveal the passion and commitment these players have for the game and how they balance school, work and training. It follows their journey from the Edmonton Under-19 Women's World Championships -- where 50,000 fans plus a huge TV audience cheered them on -- to the Women's World Cup -- where they beat Argentina, Japan and China to capture fourth place -- and concludes with the Under-19 World Championships held in Thailand in November 2004. It features interviews with world-class stars like Charmaine Hooper and Christine Sinclair as well as up-and-coming teenagers like Brittany Timko, Kara Lang and Aysha Jamani. It also contains a brief history of women's soccer in Canada, as well as information on national team selection, chances for a professional career and training routines. The book includes an introduction by stellar midfielder Andrea Neil, who helped the Canadian Women's soccer team to their fourth-place finish in the recent World Cup and is their longest-serving midfielder. She recently played in her one-hundredth match for Canada.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780889712058
(155mm x 230mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Nightwood Editions
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Includes drills, exercises and games for different age groups and skill levels. This illustrated book includes various topics including footwork, ball handling, mental preparation and coaches' tips. It also includes game action photographs, as well as quotes and anecdotes by youth and professional goalies and coaches.
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Author Biography - Shel Brodsgaard
Shel Brodsgaard and Bob Mackin
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