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The ULTIMATE SOCCER DICTIONARY of American Terms is the largest and most complete soccer glossary ever published in the United States. Written by John Harves successful collegiate player, coach, and experienced referee this dictionary is the vital resource to help players, coaches, parents, fans, administrators, and journalists to learn American soccer terminology and current jargon and to better understand the game and the rules. Soccer is widely recognized as the most popular sport in the world for players and fans. Soccer is one of the fastest-growing major sports in the United States, for both genders, at all levels youth, collegiate, and professional. During the past 50 years, the number of soccer players in the U.S. has risen dramatically, from under 100,000 in 1967 to over 13 million today, with more than 25 million enthusiastic fans. More than 20 percent of all American households now include at least one soccer player or avid fan! For the benefit of everyone interested in the sport, The ULTIMATE SOCCER DICTIONARY includes definitions for over 4,000 soccer terms. In addition, this book also includes powerful training tools: (1) A Quick-Start Guide with more than 220 soccer words and phrases to help beginners learn basic soccer terminology; and, (2) An extensive set of more than 160 On-field Oral Communication terms for developing teamwork skills. The ULTIMATE SOCCER DICTIONARY of American Terms is available in a softbound edition (over 400 pages) and as a Kindle eBook. It is also available in two abridged Kindle eBook versions, Basic and Condensed. What coaches and experts are saying about this book: The Ultimate Soccer Dictionary is a great resource for all soccer fanatics, from those just being introduced to the game to the higher education coaches looking for an edge or angle in teaching all components of the game. - Marc Reeves, Mens Soccer Coach, Radford University, VA The Ultimate Soccer Dictionary is a must for all youth coaches and parents who really want to learn the game. - John Sullivan, Recreation and All-Star Coach and former Soccer Club Manager and Referee Crisp and authoritative. - Charlie Clark, Writer/Editor Coach Harves introduces two new words to the American soccer vernacular: Shoulders of the field, and Assistant Referee Lanes. - Dr. Peter A. Keiller, Professor and former player, Howard Univ.