The Keeper The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard Young Readers Edition

The Keeper  The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard Young Readers  Edition

The book includes a glossary and a section of full-color pictures. In this heartwarming and candid memoir, Tim Howard does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard.

Author: Tim Howard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062387561

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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In this heartwarming and candid memoir, US national soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette Syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world's premier goalkeepers. Howard managed to keep his condition in check well enough to be drafted by Major League Soccer right out of high school. After a successful seventeen-year professional soccer career, Howard became an overnight star during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His heroic performance in goal for the United States against Belgium, in which he saved an astonishing fifteen shots—the most for any goalkeeper in a World Cup game—made him a household name as well as a trending internet meme. In the course of 120 minutes, Howard went from a player known mainly by soccer fans to an American icon, loved by millions for his dependability, daring, and humility. In this uplifting memoir adapted for young readers, Howard shares his remarkable journey from a challenging childhood in which he was raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him deal with the onset of Tourette's in fifth grade. This book includes an 8-page full-color photo insert.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rising Above

Rising Above

The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2014 3) Stu Woo, “Two Things Stephen
Curry Does Better Than You," The Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2013 Tim How
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Author: Gregory Zuckerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698189379

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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Discover the inspirational real-life stories of superstar athletes like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tim Howard, and more! Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in 6th grade. He went on to become a national treasure after single-handedly keeping America competitive in the 2014 World Cup. Stephen Curry was told he was too small, too weak, and too slow to even receive a scholarship to play college basketball. He outworked everyone and went on to become MVP of the National Basketball Association. Jim Abbott was born without his right hand, yet he refused to be defined by what he lacked. He went on to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues. Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring at all costs, Rising Above will serve as a must-read source of inspiration for kids and sports fans of all ages. Praise for Rising Above A Scholastic Teacher magazine Summer Reading List selection A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Summer Reading List selection "An easy pitch for middle school sports lovers."--School Library Journal “This collection of mini-bios about athletes who overcame major obstacles packs a powerful message—perseverance and passion pay off. Even non-sports fans will cheer for superstars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry.”--Scholastic Teacher "So many of the obstacles that these athletes share are retold using personal interviews and primary source material that young readers will find very relatable. Though the people chronicled are all athletes, their stories have morals that are easily transferred to life off the court or the field. The highly relevant message is that no situation is too dire or insurmountable with the right attitude and that young people shouldn't allow setbacks to define them."--Booklist "[O]ften inspiring . . . The underdog stories reveal that dedication and perseverance pay off, as well as that sports can serve as needed outlets and refuges."--Publishers Weekly
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

What Does a Goalkeeper Do

What Does a Goalkeeper Do

Further Reading Howard, Tim. The Keeper: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard.
HarperCollins, 2014. Nixon, James. Defending and Goaltending. Smart Apple
Media, 2012. Solo, Hope. Hope Solo: My Story Young Readers' Edition.

Author: Paul Challen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508154464

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 310

Defending a big net with just a pair of thick gloves is a hard task, but many keepers are able to go an entire game without giving up a goal. This book puts readers into the penalty area as keepers try to keep a clean sheet for their team. Just like the players on the pitch, readers will get examples of hands-on experience as keepers bat away curling volleys and pick the right side of the net to dive toward on penalty kicks. With expert analysis and insight, readers learn how keepers defend corner kicks and help the defense in front of them work together to fend off attacks.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Soccer Girls Rocking It

Soccer  Girls Rocking It

New York, NY: National Geographic Children's, 2014. Howard, Tim, and Ali
Benjamin. The Keeper: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard. New York, NY:
HarperCollins, 2015. Jökulsson, Illugi. Alex Morgan. New York, NY: Abbeville
Kids, 2015.

Author: Nicholas Faulkner

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508170396

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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This title is perfect for inspiring any girl to join the ranks of the most popular sport in the world: soccer. The straightforward information teaches pretty much everything there is to know about the game, including the rules, skills for success, proper exercises and training, the competition circuit, and the first steps to joining a team. Not only does this book promote physical activity, but it also levels the playing field in this historically male-dominated sport, giving girls the confidence to get out there and win.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Finish First

Finish First

Chapter 12: Winning Changes Everything 1. Tim Howard, The Keeper, Young
Reader's Edition: The Unguarded Story of Tim Howard (New York: Harper, 2014).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Scott Hamilton is a living example of — 181 — NOTES.

Author: Scott Hamilton

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785216513

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 937

Go for the win! Achieve excellence and be better than you’ve ever been! In his years as a professional ice-skater, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton learned to embrace the mind-set of working hard to “beat” the competition. But it seems competition has gotten a bad rap these days. We’ve bought into the belief that it is unfair to participants to rank performance. Yet competition is in fact a good thing because it’s about working toward excellence. Finish First is a wake-up call for business leaders, entrepreneurs, spouses, parents, and even students to stop settling for mediocre and begin to revitalize their intrinsic will to achieve excellence and go for the win. Most of us feel we were made for something more, but we’re often afraid to allow ourselves to be competitive because we think our finishing first might somehow rob others of their chance to shine. This book encourages the hidden potential, the champion within all of us, to come out—which eventually brings our family, marriage, career, business, and the world around us the greatest possible good.
Categories: Self-Help