Resources & References: SOCCER

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Bauer, Gerhard. New Soccer Techniques, Tactics & Teamwork. Sterling Publishing, 2002.
Buxton, Ted. Soccer Skills: For Young Players. Firefly Books, 2007.
Dintiman, George Blough. Speed Improvement for Young Athletes: How to Sprint Faster in Your Sport in 30 Workouts. National Association of Speed and Explosion, 2006.
DK Publishing. The Soccer Book. DK Adult, 2014.
Faigenbaum, Avery D., and Wayne L. Westcott. Youth Strength Training: Programs for Health, Fitness and Sport. Human Kinetics, 2009.
Hasic, Mirsad. Soccer Skills Mastery: Improve Your Skills, Skyrocket Your Performance, Get Noticed. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.
Lancaster, Scott, and Radu Teodorescu. Athletic Fitness for Kids. Human Kinetics, 2007.
Miller, Jay. Attacking Soccer. Human Kinetics, 2014.
National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Soccer Skills & Drills. Human Kinetics, 2006.

Organizations and Websites
U.S. Soccer
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Basic Soccer Rules from

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