The electronic version will be available August 27. I’m hoping to have the print version ready the same day, but I can’t promise that just yet.
If you check today, you may find the book is listed at 27 or 32 pages. It’ll be longer than that — somewhere in the high 100s. That page measurement was taken from a place-holding sample.
I’ll link to each outlet as the pre-ordering availability comes online. Here goes:
1. Amazon (the print edition will also be here at some point)
2. Barnes and Noble (new, August 7)
4. Kobo (they’ve actually pulled a small sample from the rough draft)
5. Scribd (not yet as of August 7)
6. PageFoundry (not yet as of August 7)
7. Oyster (not yet as of August 7)
I’ll update this list as I see new links.
This book, like coaching youth soccer, has been difficult but rewarding. I’m so grateful to everyone who has helped out. Here’s a partial list:
People I interviewed (the last four indirectly): Sam Snow (U.S. Youth Soccer), Christian Lavers (U.S. Club Soccer), Rick Wolff, Robin Fraser, Julie Foudy, Tiffany Weimer, Garth Lagerwey, Alexi Lalas, Kofi Sarkodie, Andrew Driver, Mike Chabala and Bobby Boswell.
People who helped me gather interviews: Monique Bowman (NSCAA), Lester Gretsch (Houston Dynamo).
People who’ve kicked around ideas with me: Kate Markgraf, Brandi Chastain, Joanna Lohman, Charles Boehm, Jon Townsend, and tons of anonymous people at BigSoccer.
Editors who’ve put up with my self-indulgent soccer writing: Boehm, Chris Hummer, Deb Barrington, Steve Berkowitz and Gary Kicinski.
Editor who is making this book much cleaner and coherent: Laurel Robinson.
People at my club: Mike Allen, Pete Wacht, Jane Dawber, Eddie Lima, Mike Gurdak, Ryan Phair, Andrew Ritter, Lee Chichester, Jason Steiner, Damon Lee, Michele Sullivan, Chris Hegedus, Rob Lancaster and Mike Lyons.
My workplace: Mary and the crew at Starbucks at Vienna Marketplace.
Every player and parent on my teams, especially my two sons and my remarkably patient wife.