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.
"Mia Hamm, star of the U.S. National Soccer Team, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cup champion, and five-time National Player of the Year, has a simple take on her talents that also explains her success: 'Many people say I'm the best women's soccer player in the world. I don't think so. And because of that, someday I just might be.' That's what's so appealing about Hamm as a role model, and it's the inspirational message at the heart of her autobiography....her book is really a pep talk and soccer instructional aimed at the hearts of the countless young women hoping to fill her enormous cleats." -- Jeff Silverman, Amazon.com Reviews
|Recommended Age||12 and up|
|Author||Mia Hamm, Aaron Heifetz|
|Publication Date||Jul 25, 2000|