- Go for the Goal!
Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
137 p. ;
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Other, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship, JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Soccer
Young athlete realizes that having the best players accomplishes little without authentic teamwork. Great for soccer fans and reluctant readers!
Thirteen-year-old Josh joins an elite travel league soccer team on which the individual members are all talented but not playing well as a team, so their coach suggests that they do some team-building exercises.
Joining a travel league soccer team that is challenged by first-time competitions and unfamiliar positions, 13-year-old Josh reluctantly participates in his coach's team-building exercises when he learns that similar methods won a World Cup for the 1999 U.S. Women's team. Original.