New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lefty O'Doul : baseball's forgotten ambassador

June 22, 2018
Snelling, Dennis, 1958- author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
xiv, 355 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
1. Butchertown -- 2. He can be just as great a ballplayer as he cares -- 3. This fellow Frank O'Doul is a sure Frank Merriwell -- 4. He always could play ball, now he gets it earnestly -- 5. I feel as though I am going to have a great year -- 6. The fellow has plenty on the personality ball -- 7. Banzai O'Doul -- 8. Baseball's greatest hitting instructor -- 9. Manager for life -- 10. It is epidemic -- 11. In fact, we are major league -- 12. There are no trick plays, no short cuts -- 13. I'd rather be a bad winner -- 14. The San Francisco Giants -- 15. A big, big, big, big thing -- 16. He was here at a good time -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes : the first solo thru-hike of Ohio's 1,444 mile Buckeye Trail

June 22, 2018
Niekamp, Andy, author.
©2018
196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: The call to adventure -- Chapter 2: The adventure begins -- Chapter 3: First encounters -- Chapter 4: Two worlds out there -- Chapter 5: The good, the bad, the reality -- Chapter 6: Love needs a heart -- Chapter 7: Rain, rain, rain -- Chapter 8: When the going gets touch -- Chapter 9: An inspired commitment to the trail -- Chapter 10: Putting my commitment to the test -- Chapter 11: The journey home -- Epilogue: Beyond the hike -- Hiking the Buckeye Trail: The Buckeye Trail Association.
"When three-time Appalachian Trail Hiker, Andy 'Captain Blue' Niekamp decided to hike the Buckeye Trail, he took on the challenge of his life. On this 88-day adventure, Captain Blue found things he didn't know he had: a Buckeye Trail family who assisted and encouraged him; a home state rich with scenic beauty and history; and the physical, mental, and emotional stamina to travel to Ohio alone and on foot. Readers will enjoy the trail tales of Captain Blue, past and present, and his knack for bringing humor and good-natured reflection to a hiker's experiences in the elements: the cold, snow, wind, rain, heat, and humidity of springtime in Ohio; the physical test of walking for miles every day on a variety of treadways; the unpredictability of nature; the sincere generosity of strangers." --Publisher's description.

Red card : how the U.S. blew the whistle on the world's biggest sports scandal

June 18, 2018
Bensinger, Ken, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xv, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Presents an account of the FIFA corruption scandal that implicated nearly every aspect of international soccer, sharing insights into the roles of key personalities while tracing the efforts of law enforcement officials to expose the truth.

What's wrong with US? : a coach's blunt take on the state of American soccer after a lifetime on the touchline

June 15, 2018
Arena, Bruce, 1951- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xv, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Timed for publication just prior to the 2018 World Cup, which the U.S. did not qualify for, a revealing memoir by a leading American soccer coach shares insights into how the U.S. Men's National Team has prepared to compete in the past.

Ross' official world series souvenir score card : Detroit vs. Cincinnati, National & American League champions 1940.

June 13, 2018
[Cincinnati] : Ross [1940]
1 booklet (4 unnumbered pages) : illustrated ; 29 cm
Players listed : Detroit. 7. Bartell, ss ; 21. McCosky, cf ; 2. Gehringer, 2b ; 5. Greenberg, lf ; 4. York, 1b ; 20. Campbell, rf ; 9. Fox 6. Higgins, 3b; 8. Sullivan, c, 1. Tebbetts, c -- Cincinnati. 18. Werber, 3b ; 11. Frey, 2b ; 24. Goodman, rf ; F. McCorm'k, 1b ; 4. Lombardi, c ; 23. Craft, cf ; 20. M. McCorm'k, lf ; 12. Myers. Contains a grid for nine innings, outs, runs, and bases.
"Price 25 cents"--Cover.

No malice : my life in basketball, or, how a kid from Queensbridge survived the streets, the brawls, and himself to become an NBA champion

June 12, 2018
World Peace, Metta, 1979- author.
©2018
272 pages, 8 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The comeback : Greg LeMond, the true king of American cycling, and a legendary Tour de France

June 8, 2018
De Visé, Daniel, author.
©2018
371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Prologue -- The gift -- The wheelmen -- LeMonster -- The pilgrimage -- Le Parisien -- L'Américain -- Le Tour -- Le grand blond -- The deal -- The betrayal -- Twenty minutes -- The comeback -- The battle -- Eight seconds -- The sequel -- The decline -- The Texan -- The feud -- The last breath -- Amends.
In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world's pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports. In summer 1989, he again won the Tour--arguably the world's most grueling athletic contest--by the almost impossibly narrow margin of 8 seconds over another French legend, Laurent Fignon. It remains the closest Tour de France in history. The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America's greatest athletes, from his roots in Nevada and California to the heights of global fame, to a falling out with his own family and a calamitous confrontation with Lance Armstrong over allegations the latter was doping--a campaign LeMond would wage on principle for more than a decade before Armstrong was finally stripped of his own Tour titles. With the kind of narrative drive that propels books like Moneyball, and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero.

Running with Lydiard : greatest running coach of all time

May 31, 2018
Lydiard, Arthur, 1917-2004, author.
Aachen, Germany : Meyer & Meyer Sport, 2017.
238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Since the outstanding success of his New Zealand athletes Snell, Halberg and Magee at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Arthur Lydiard's name has been synonymous with the best training methods used by the world's top middle- and long distance runners. His schedules precipitated an athletic revolution, stressing as they did physiological conditioning as a prerequisite to sporting effort, and long-duration even-pace running at a strong speed as the means of achieving this. While instructing runners and coaches in Finland, Mexico, Venezuela, Denmark, Japan, the United States and New Zealand for more than 50 years, Arthur Lydiard always continued to experiment and refine his methods--methods that are still as relevant today as they were over half a century ago. Running with Lydiard contains expanded information on exercise physiology, diet, injury prevention and cure, discussion of Lydiard's methods and revised training schedules"--Back cover.

Souvenir of the Cincinnati base ball club upon the occasion of the dedication of the grand stand, May 16th 1902.

May 29, 2018
Cinti, O. : The Manns Engraving & Printing Co., 1902.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 15 x 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original faded blue paper wrappers with stamped gold lettering. Cover detached.
A souvenir booklet commemorating the dedication of the new grandstand at the Palace of the Fans. Booklet was given to those who attended the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Giants on May 16, 1902. Contains photographs of the grandstand and essays by Chas. W. Murphy of the Cincinnati times-star, Ren Mulford, Jr. of the Cincinnati enquirer, and other sports editors from local newspapers.

Josh Gibson : the power and the darkness

May 25, 2018
Ribowsky, Mark.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2004.
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published: The power and the darkness. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996. With new pref.
Includes index.
The man -- Prelude to professionalism -- Gray and blue -- Home run: Gibson -- The revenge of big red -- Satch and Josh -- Seasons end-to-end -- A player -- Bronzed bambino -- A complex temperament -- A martyr to the cause -- A household word -- Gone south -- Josh versus Satch -- Tomorrow may not come -- Last call -- Legacy.
"It is said that Josh Gibson is the only man ever to have hit a fair ball out of Yankee Stadium. Some claim he hit as many as seventy-five home runs in a season. All agreed that he was a frightening hitter to face. What Satchel Paige was to pitching in the Negro leagues, Gibson was to hitting: their greatest star, biggest gate attraction, and most important symbol." "Though Gibson is best remembered as "the black Babe Ruth," Ruth became a beloved symbol of the national pastime, while Gibson lived a life veiled in the darkness that came both from the shadow world of the Negro leagues and from within his own tortured soul."--P. [4] of cover.

Sports illustrated football's greatest

May 24, 2018
©2017
288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
Introduction. Quest for the best / interviews by Emily Kaplan -- The voting. How we ranked them -- Best quarterbacks. The drive to glory / by Peter King ; A leap into history / by John Elway -- Best running backs. The long hard run / by Steve Rushin -- Best wide receivers. Have 'tude will travel / by Phil Taylor -- Best tight ends. Gronk the mastermind / by Phil Taylor -- Best offensive linemen. Hannah doesn't fiddle around / by Paul Zimmerman -- Best defensive linemen. He just does what he wants / by Roy Blount Jr. ; Thanks, your honor / by Steve Rushin -- Best linebackers. Concrete Charlie / by John Schulian -- Best defensive backs. Look at me now / by Jeffri Chadiha -- Best coaches. Right from the start / by Peter King -- Best games. No one should have lost / by John Underwood -- Best plays. Continuing amazement / by Tim Layden -- Best single-season teams. Nobody's perfect (except us) / by Michael Silver -- Best stadiums. The king of Texas / by Richard Hoffer -- Best franchises. The master builder / by Dan Jenkins -- Best of the rest. Rivalries ; Entertainers ; Special team players ; Intimidators ; Movies ; Regular-seaon plays ; Broadcasters ; Units ; The full results.
Polls experts to determine the top ten NFL quarterbacks, games, rivalries, linebackers, tight ends, coaches, wide receivers, stadiums, and teams.

Kickflip boys : a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood

May 23, 2018
Thompson, Neal, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, [2018]
xiii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"What makes a good father, and what makes one a failure? Does less-is-more parenting inspire independence and strength, or does it encourage defiance and trouble? Kickflip Boysis the story of a father's struggle to understand his willful skateboarder sons, challengers of authority and convention, to accept his role as a vulnerable "skate dad," and to confront his fears that the boys are destined for an unconventional and potentially fraught future. With searing honesty, Neal Thompson traces his sons' progression through all the stages of skateboarding: splurging on skate shoes and boards, having run-ins with security guards, skipping classes and defying teachers, painting graffiti, drinking and smoking, and more. As the story veers from funny to treacherous and back, from skateparks to the streets, Thompson must confront his complicity and fallibility. He also reflects on his upbringing in rural New Jersey, and his own adventures with skateboards, drugs, danger, and defiance. A story of thrill-seeking teens, of hope and love, freedom and failure, Kickflip Boys reveals a sport and a community that have become a refuge for adolescent boys who don't fit in. Ultimately, it's the survival story of a loving modern American family, of acceptance, forgiveness, and letting go"-- Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia Blazertannica : a suboptimal guide to soccer, America's "sport of the future" since 1972

May 21, 2018
Bennett, Roger, 1970- author.
©2018
208 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
"A humorous A-to-Z look at all things soccer from 'Men in Blazers' sports personalities Roger Bennett and Michael Davies"-- Provided by publisher.

Born to fish : how an obsessed angler became the world's greatest striped bass fisherman

May 21, 2018
Gallagher, Tim, author.
©2018
xiii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Striped bass world-record holder and inventor of the indisputably effective RattleSinker lure, Greg Myerson overcame a violent, difficult youth to triumph in the world of sportfishing.-- Provided by publisher.

Jim Brown : last man standing

May 21, 2018
Zirin, Dave, author.
©2018
320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
includes index.

Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph

May 18, 2018
Mardini, Yusra, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom by Bluebird, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso.
Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. Butterfly is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Upon further review : the greatest what-ifs in sports history

May 17, 2018
New York : Twelve, 2018.
x, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Malcolm Gladwell -- Introduction / by Mike Pesca -- What if Muhammad Ali had gotten his draft deferment? / by Leigh Montville -- What if football had been deemed too boring in 1899? / by Jason Gay -- What if the United States had boycotted Hitler's Olympics? / by Shira Springer -- What if the 2017 Golden State Warriors traveled through time to play the greatest teams in NBA history? / by Ethan Sherwood Strauss -- What if horse racing was still the most popular sport in America? / by Peter Thomas Fornatale -- What if I hadn't written that fan letter to Dan Majerle in April 1993? / by Jesse Eisenberg -- What if Wayne Gretzky hadn't been an Oiler? / by Katie Baker -- What if Major League Baseball had started testing for steroids in 1991? / by Ben Lindbergh -- What if Bucky Dent hadn't homered over the Green Monster in 1978? / by Stefan Fatsis -- What if Jerry Tarkanian had beaten the NCAA and liberated college basketball? / by Jonathan Hock -- What if football were reinvented today? / by Nate Jackson -- What if there had always been sports PR flacks? / by L. Jon Wertheim -- What if...Title IX never was? / by Mary Pilon -- What if Tom Brady hadn't stepped in/taken over for an injured Drew Bledsoe? / by Steve Kornacki -- What if the 1999 U.S. Women's National Soccer Team had lost the Women's World Cup? / by Louisa Thomas -- What if the Olympics had never dropped tug-of-war? / by Nate DiMeo -- What if Billie Jean King had lost to Bobby Riggs? / by Wayne Coffey -- What if Mike Tyson had beaten Buster Douglas? / by Jeremy Schaap -- What if? A tour through NBA injury history / by Neil Paine ; with introductory notes on the topic "What if Bernard King hadn't been injured? / by Mike Pesca -- What if the Dodgers had left Brooklyn? / by Robert Siegel -- What if a blimp full of money had exploded over World Track Headquarters in 1952? / by Paul Snyder -- What if baseball teams only played once a week? / by Will Leitch -- What if Bobby Fischer had received proper psychiatric help? / by Dylan Loeb McClain -- What if basketball rims were smaller than basketballs? / by Jon Bois -- What if the AFL-NFL merger had been complicated by the Jets' loss in Super Bowl III? / by Michael MacCambridge -- What if the National League had the DH? / by Rob Neyer -- What if Nixon had been good at football? / by Julian E. Zelizer -- What if Bill Walton had healthy knees? / by Bob Ryan -- What if Roger Bannister trained today? / by Liam Boylan-Pratt -- What if Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton's pass hadn't gone awry? / by Claude Johnson -- What if Game 7 of the 2016 World Series had turned into every sports movie ever made? / by Josh Levin.
"From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first book to answer that question. Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios. In its pages the reader will find expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of... What if the U.S. Boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar"-- Provided by publisher.

The if in life : how to get off life's sidelines and become your best self

May 16, 2018
Jennings, Rashad, author.
©2018
208 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"In his debut book, former NFL running back and Dancing with the Stars champion Rashad Jennings shares his inspiring story and experiences that will encourage readers to follow their dreams. As a kid, Rashad was overweight, had poor vision, asthma, and a 0.6 GPA yet he still hoped to one day play in the NFL. The odds were stacked against him, but through hard work and determination, Rashad became a record-setting running back who has played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders, and the New York Giants."--Amazon.com.

Hurricane season : the unforgettable story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the resilience of a city

May 16, 2018
Holley, Joe, 1946- author.
©2018.
260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
An inside look at the 2017 Houston Astros championship season, focusing on the epic seven-game World Series, the front office decisions that built a winning team, and the resilience of the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Out there : the wildest stories from Outside magazine

May 16, 2018
Guilford, Connecticut : Falcon, 2018.
x, 389 pages ; 24 cm
Meltdown by wells tower -- They call me Groover boy / Kevin Fedarko -- These pants saved my life / Natasha Singer -- Feet and rising / W. Hodding Carter -- Paradise with an asterisk / S.C. Gwynne -- Overrood / Paul Kvinta -- The bears who came to town and would not go away / Sarah Topol -- Our lady of strays / Bob Shacochis -- No cannibal jokes please / Tim Cahill -- Chernobyl, my primeval, teeming, irradiated Eden / Henry Shukman -- Humble is the prey / David Quammen -- Extreme wellness / Taffy Brodesser-Akner -- The Hell on earth fitness plan / Nick Heil - Hochstgeschwindigkeit / Joshua Foer -- The undisputed king of dogsled tourism / Stephanie Pearson -- Twin freaks / Nick Paumgarten -- Open your mouth and you're dead / James Nestor -- Quoosiers / Eric Hansen -- The beautiful game / Patrick Symmes -- All the jittery horses / Will Grant -- The bullfighter checks her makeup / Susan Orlean -- The world's toughest bike race is not in France / Jon Billman -- The low tech, high speed, retro-manic simple life / Florence Williams -- Because it's there (sort of) / McKenzie Funk -- The brotherhood of the very expensive pants / Steven Rinella --tWatership down down down down down and (alas) down again / Christopher Solomon -- Reversal of fortune (lucky chance) / Elizabeth Weil -- Heart of dark chocolate / Rowan Jacobsen -- Rage against your machine / Tom Vanderbilt -- The one that got away / Ian Frazier -- The bighorn sheep who was youtube famous / Michael Kruse -- Yes it is a lovely morning : now why don't you just go to Hell / Sara Corbett.

Yankees 1936-39, baseball's greatest dynasty : Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, and the birth of a new era

May 16, 2018
Cohen, Stanley, 1934- author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
vi, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
1936. A savior arrives from out of the west ; An auspicious beginning ends with a setback ; The Yanks take charge and New York embraces DiMaggio ; The Yankees dominate, and pennant drought ends ; The dynasty starts with World Series victory -- 1937. New season begins with an aura of inevitability ; Inevitability takes a while to kick in ; Inevitability look more like destiny; Yanks win second straight -- 1938. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? ; Late season surge puts Yanks in control ; Yankees cruise to the finish, setting Major League record -- 1939. 1939 opens with events that will mark its place in history ; Quest for fourth title begins with Gehrig hurting ; A door closes; the beat goes on ; Baseball Hall of Fame puts Cooperstown on the map ; The luckiest man on the face of the earth ; Yanks stutter-step on way to finish line ; Tanks full speed ahead as destiny awaits ; Fourth straight title marks the end of the beginning.
"New York, 1936. Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and rookie Joe DiMaggio--with these six future Hall of Fame players, the Yankees embarked on a four-year run that would go down in the history books as the greatest Yankees team, if not, the greatest baseball team, of all time. Over the next four years, the Yankees won four straight pennants, finishing an average of nearly fifteen games ahead of the second-place team. They won their four World Series by an overall margin of 16-3, sweeping the last two, putting the punctuation mark on baseball's first true dynasty. From 1936 to 1939, the world was changing rapidly. America was in the grip of the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected president in the greatest landslide in American history. And Hitler's Germany was on the move in the fall of 1939, just as the Yankee dynasty reached its climax. Against the backdrop of a world in turmoil, baseball, and America's love for baseball thrived. Starring the best team of all time, featuring little-known anecdotes of players and set against a history of the world, Yankees 1936-39 tells the legendary tale of a team that changed the sport forever"--Dust jacket.

I'm Keith Hernandez : a memoir

May 15, 2018
Hernandez, Keith, author.
©2018
vii, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"May 2018"--TItle page verso.
Introduction -- Bricks and mortar -- Get to work -- Consistency -- Epilogue.
The Gold Glove first baseman chronicles his life and career in baseball, from his minor league years through his World Series wins with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, and offers an honest assessment of the past, present, and future of baseball.

The comic book story of baseball : the heroes, hustlers, and history-making swings (and misses) of America's national pastime

May 9, 2018
Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.), author.
New York : Ten Speed Press, 2018.
171 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"A graphic novel-style history of baseball--providing an illustrated chronological look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport--presented in fun, easily understood chunks perfect for casual and diehard fans alike."--Provided by publisher.

Masters of modern soccer : how the world's best play the twenty-first-century game

May 8, 2018
Wahl, Grant, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2018]
260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The midfielders : Christian Pulisic's relentless pursuit of progress and Xabi Alonso's mastery of time and space -- The forward : Chicharito Hernández's scent of intuition and the pursuit of ugly goals -- The defender : Vincent Kompany's centerback confidential -- The goalkeeper : Manuel Neuer's risky security -- The manager : Roberto Martínez's constant adaptation -- The director of football : Michael Zorc's Formula One Ford Mustang.
"Masters of Modern Soccer is the definitive thinking fan's guide to modern soccer. For a supporter of any team, from the U.S. national teams to Manchester United, or any competition, from Mexico's Liga MX to the World Cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during, and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport's brightest minds. America's premier soccer journalist, Grant Wahl, follows world-class players from across the globe examining how they do their jobs. This access imbues Masters of Modern Soccer with deep insight from the players on how goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards function individually and as a unit to excel and win. Wahl also shadows a manager and director of soccer as they juggle the challenges of coaching, preparation, and the short- and long-term strategies of how to identify and acquire talent and deploy it on the field. A book that will stand the test of time, Masters of Modern Soccer is the most in-depth analysis of the craft of soccer ever written for the American fan. For any fan, player, coach, or sideline enthusiast, this book will change the way they watch the game" -- Provided by publisher.

Confessions of an imperfect coach : an experiment in team culture that changed everything

May 8, 2018
Leavell, Kate.
©2017
203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Positivity experiment -- Adversity in coaching -- Parent/player/coach relationships -- Parents and parent coaches -- Culture building -- Team inspiration -- Positive leadership -- Effective practices/successful seasons -- The common thread.
"A coach who was winning, loved the game, loved the players, but was drowning in a culture that she couldn't get a grip on, was being pulled away from coaching. She made a promise to find what she was missing; and through an experiment completely outside of her comfort zone, discovered exactly what coaching can be and what it can do for her players. Based on the author's real life experiment, this book is for any coach who has ever struggled to hold onto the joy that coaching once brought. For any coach who has ever wondered if there was a better way to get a team to come together, or get the microscope off their backs, or even just remember why they love the game."--Amazon website.

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