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

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HarperCollins, Jul 25, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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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.


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

User Review  - Dani Tomasik - Goodreads

Taught me so much more about soccer great book. Read full review

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User Review  - Hank Waddles - Goodreads

An amazing read for any young girl who loves soccer -- or even for a father who loves a girl who loves soccer. Equal parts narrative and instruction, this book is excellent on several levels. Read full review


Acknowledgments xi
No Me in Mia 3
Love the Game 15
Love the Ball 25
The Mental Game 31
The Physical Game 47
Making Your Teammates Look Good 81
The Last Line of Defense 178
Consistency 189
Being a Winner 195
Champion of the World 202

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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.

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