The Best Holiday Gifts for Soccer Lovers
Since the holiday season is quickly approaching, here are some great gift ideas for all of those soccer lovers in your life! Tis’ the season, after all.
SKYLINE FAN GEAR – Players, parents and coaches alike all love representing their favorite, local club with Skyline fleeces, jackets, and t-shirts, and you can easily order Skyline fan gear online in time for the holidays and cold weather.
FIFA 15 – With updated features, every soccer combined gaming nerd covets FIFA 15. An overhauled dribbling and control system make the newest game more responsive than ever before, and for the first time in the game’s history, players actually show emotion based on the context of the match.
FAVORITE PRO JERSEY – Every player, young or old, has a favorite team, especially coming out of the limelight of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Soccer jerseys are easy to find (from national teams like Germany and Argentina, to Premier League teams like Chelsea and Manchester United) and easy to please! Just visit your local soccer store or check out an online supplier like soccer.com.
SOCCER TRAINING – Want your favorite soccer player to get better at the game? Have a son, daughter, or grandchild who just can’t get enough training? Giving the gift of a camp, clinic, or private training session with a favorite coach is a win-win! Skyline has several upcoming winter camps and clinics, so don’t miss out – just contact our office for a gift card (720.399.1646) or register online.
GEAR – Every soccer player loves the feeling of new gear. Cleats, socks, balls, shinguards, goalie gloves, training tops, shorts, warm-ups and jackets are all great gifts that just keep on giving. Not only is gear a great investment, but players can continue to use it for a long time.
TICKETS TO AN MLS GAME – Even though the 2014 MLS season is wrapped up, season pass tickets for 2015 are currently available! A voucher or gift card for a single, future game is also a great option.
GREAT SOCCER BOOKS – For those slightly older soccer lovers in your life, a good read is perfect for the holiday down time. Here’s a good starting list of some of the most highly recommended soccer books:
- Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Cultural Analysis of Manchester United, by Soren Frank, looks back across the entire history of Manchester United.
- Inverting the Pyramid, by Jonathan Wilson, traces the history of soccer tactics and looks into the lives of the great players and thinkers who shaped the development of the game.
- Fever Pitch, by Nick Hornby, represents an entertaining series of match reports (from childhood, young adulthood and manhood) and tells the story of one man’s journey to becoming a fanatical football supporter.
- Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Austrailia – and Even Iraq – Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport, by Simon Kuper, well… the title really explains it all!
- Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer, by David Winner, sheds light on how an enigmatic culture whose unique obsession with space (or really, the lack there of) has led to a bizarrely cerebral form of soccer.
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