Superstar Pelé was only 15 years old when he went pro!




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FICTION


Squish. Captain Disaster by Jennifer L. Holm
This graphic novel shows soccer can be funny, especially if the team captain is Squish – an amoeba!

Ellie McDoodle: Most Valuable Player by Ruth McNally Barshaw
Ellie tries to succeed in both the Journey of the Mind club and on the soccer team, when both have tournaments on the same day.

Go for the Goal by Fred Bowen
Thirteen-year-old Josh plays for an elite team. Everybody has talent, but they aren’t playing as a team. What can Josh do?

Saving the Team by Alex Morgan
Devin’s afraid she won’t make the soccer team in her new town, but joins a team so bad she has to take the lead.

Soccer Sabotage by Liam O'Donnell
It is up to Devin and his sister Nadia to pull the team together and try for a championship. (Graphic Novel)

Soccer Shootout by Jake Maddox
When a new boy joins the Titans soccer team, Berk, who has always played goalkeeper, is challenged for that position and he must decide whether to hold a grudge or act for the good of the team.

The Ball Hogs by Rich Wallace
Nine-year old Ben wants to prove himself on the field with his co-ed team, but another boy keeps hogging the ball! First book in the Kickers series.

NON-FICTION


How Soccer Works by Keltie Thomas
Tons about soccer, from soccer-ball construction, to the growing the turf for World Cup games, to how soccer differs in different countries, with lots of great illustrations.

Soccer: Rules, Tips, Strategy, and Safety by Brian Wingate
Almost everything you wanted to know about soccer.

Hope Solo: My Story by Hope Solo
The Olympic gold medalist goalie for the US women's national team tells the exciting insider details of her life on and off the field.

Pelé by Dax Riner
The life of the soccer legend.



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NON-FICTION CONTINUED


Goal! The Fire and Fury of Soccer’s Greatest Moment by Mark Stewart
Unforgettable goals, and info on stars like Mia Hamm, Pele, David Beckham and Abby Wambaugh.

Crazy about Soccer! by Loris Lesynski
Funny short poems that capture the spirit of the game, with comic-book type illustrations.

Play Soccer Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips by Christopher Forest
How to improve your soccer skills, with quotes and advice from professional coaches and athletes.

MOVIES


Sigi Schmid's Defensive Soccer Tactics [DVD]
The key defense to stop an attack, win possession, and begin the counterattack.

Sigi Schmid's Offensive Soccer Tactics [DVD]
Key offensive concepts to maintain possession and score.

Air Bud : World Pup
Buddy (a Golden Retriever) masters two new roles-- father and soccer star.

CONSOLE GAMES


FIFA Soccer 13
Enjoy this game on your PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii or Wii U.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
This soccer game is available for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa [Wii]
Take part in the excitement as a member of any team that competed at the 2010 World Cup competition, and get into soccer!



AYSO - American Youth Soccer Organization
The official Web site of the American Youth Soccer Organization

Soccer Shootout, from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Kids
Try to get the ball past your opponent! Use your arrow keys to change the circled player’s direction, and kick with the spacebar.

Sports Illustrated Kids - Futbol Legend Pelé Meets Young Soccer Players in New York
Read Pelé’s answers to kids’ questions.

Sports Illustrated Kids - Are You Ready for Some Futsal?
Futsal is indoor soccer. Read this blog from a kid reporter, co-captain of a soccer team, who plays indoors in the winter to keep her skills growing.

Sports Illustrated Kids - Head-Action Soccer
Start with the training mode, then move up to game action.