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Thursday 25 February 2010

Review: Freestyle Football Street Moves

Title: Freestyle Football Street Moves

Author: Sean D'Arcy

Publisher: A & C Black, $22.99

Format: Softcover

ISBN: 9781408112809

For ages: 7+

Type: Information book

About: Football maniacs (yes, Dad... and you, Soccer Mum) will certainly learn some cool moves in this funky tome, compiled with the soccer trickster in mind. By tricksters, I mean those extraordinarily talented people who can take a soccer ball and pretty much levitate the thing in mid-air.

Sean D’Arcy (author of Freestyle Football Tricks) is an experienced Australian freestyle footballer and was even an official entertainer at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, so he probably knows what he’s kicking about.

This well-designed book features a mind-boggling assortment of moves that will not only impress the masses, but teach vital soccer ball handling skills.

The book is helpfully divided into ‘Nutmegs’, ‘Trick Passes’ and ‘Beat Moves’ (just in case you’re out of the loop, nutmegs are the ultimate street football move where the player passes the ball through a defendant’s legs and then keeps on running), and includes several types of each style.

Clear colour photographs and graphics helps the reader get a grasp on concepts very easily, and regularly placed ‘Tips’ and ‘Common Problems’ will give kids a gold medal chance.


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