Did you know that soccer is the most widely played sport in the world? It is true. Soccer has over a a billion players. The simple reasons for its success are these: All you need to play a fun game of soccer is an open space and a ball. That’s it. Here’s where this book comes in. Soccer for Kids is an illustrated guide with pictures kids will not only love but understand. It has a simple approach to the sport aimed at children and young teens. With a brief introduction that includes facts about the history of soccer from its origins to present day, kids are going to learn from this book before they even realize they are learning. The core of Soccer for Kids covers principal rules and basic techniques of the game: the dribble, pass, and much more. It defines individual and team moves with a focus on tactics (i.e., behavior on the field). Another chapter is about the goalkeeper and the skills required. The tutorial offers advice on how to get into soccer with the help of humorous illustrations. The final chapter is devoted to teams and players that have helped to raise the popularity of soccer worldwide—from Real Madrid to Milan, from Maradona to Messi. Soccer for Kids is an enjoyable, easy-to-understand guide for kids to help them take their first steps in the game.
About the Author
Alberto Bertolazzi has collaborated with many newspapers and created numerous illustrated books. In 2011 he launched his writing career with the novel Il rugby salverà il mondo (Rugby Will Save the World). He has practiced many types of sports, some at a competitive level, others as an amateur. Alberto has been a diving instructor, the president of an amateur soccer league, and the coach and trainer of junior soccer and rugby teams. He also contributed to drafting educational and informative books about sports.