SOCCER LOVERS BOOK REVIEW: Desperate Soccer Moms (and Dads):
Lies, success, deceit, euphoria, sex, fame, failure. All within the explosion of youth soccer in America
All the drama on the sideline with soccer moms and soccer dads bragging about their kids, complaining about the coaches and what some parents are willing to do to get their child playing time … this is a page-turner that will make you laugh out loud and realize how bad some parents can be. You don’t want to end up a Desperate Soccer Mom …
TOP RATING – Five Stars
Jeff Illingworth is a well-known name in the soccer world. In the Southern California youth soccer landscape, Illingworth has run a major club, coached thousands of players and knows more people and secrets than most.
Is this a juicy book? Yes.
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Is it a good read? Well, it is not a Pulitzer prize winner but nothing exposing the lies, deceit, euphoria, sex, fame, and failure on the sideline’s of youth soccer could be. This book is raw and fun to read. It is 200 pages of twists and turns.
Illingworth‘s book Desperate Socer Moms (and Dads) is a timeless account of the underworld of youth soccer clubs with secret meetings and the web of ‘I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.’
The Ultimate Insider Tale of Youth Soccer.
While the youth soccer scene may have cleaned itself up a bit since its raucous heyday a few years back, this book is like a tour of desperate soccer moms and dads doing crazy and silly things.
I must admit, both my husband and I laughed while reading this book. Illingworth is a former stand up comedian and his dry sense of humor comes off the pages with effervescent charm and style.
Illingworth, who is originally from Manchester, England, has coached soccer players for decades — since 1983 — and has always been outspoken.
Illingworth‘s has given many coaching clinics nationwide, bringing humor and expertise to help coaches of all levels.
This book on the personalities and power struggles behind the scenes in youth soccer does not disappoint.
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