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Eight-time national championship coach David Urick shows players and coaches the pathways to lacrosse success!
This compilation includes a variety of genres at 9th through 12th grade reading levels: stories, essays, poetry, and biographies. The selections include notable authors and celebrities including William Wordsworth, John Updike, Lillian Morrison, John Sayles, Chaim Potok, Toni Cade Bambara, and even Abbott and Costello. Sports in Literature will help students see that sport is more than a contest. They will recognize sports as a metaphor for the human experience.
Sports Math Mania! will give you the inside scoop on all the major sports stats. It will help you sort the legends from the losers. And it will dazzle your brain with cool sports trivia and wacky facts. Without math, sports would not exist! Don't believe us? Try to describe an exciting game without using any numbers. We bet you can't do it. Why? Numbers are important sports "equipment," just like bats, balls, hoops, and hurdles.
Acclaimed for its accuracy and comprehensive style, Sports Medicine has been a favorite in the field for years. The second edition of this book continues this tradition while reflecting the latest trends in the field. <P>Designed to provide an understanding of the injury process, this contemporary volume includes coverage on the subjects of prevention, assessment, First Aid, nutrition, treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. It provides clinicians with an invaluable reference on the anatomy, pathology, short term care, and long-term care of injuries. This book meets the requirements of the National Athletic Trainer Association.
Sports Nutrition Workbook and Assessments provides expanded or alternative activities that will broaden students' understanding of sports nutrition. The workbook can be used as a standalone or in conjunction with the Third Edition of Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition.
For professional photographers, sports fans, proud parents, and anyone who wants to capture great sports pictures, this is the ultimate guide to the many facets of sports photography. Learn what it takes and how to do it from seasoned sports photographer Peter Skinner and from the photos and advice of some of the best sports photographers in the world. Whether photographing professional sports or your child's youth league games, you will be inspired to look beyond the norm to create exciting and evocative sports photographs. Renowned sports photographers such as Walter Iooss, Ben Chen, Bob Gomel, Duane Hart, Mark Johnson, Bruce Kluckhohn, Brian Robb, Steve Trerotola, Diane Kulpinski, and Bob Woodward share stunning examples from a wide variety of sports including: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, cycling, golf, gymnastics, hockey, ice skating, motor sports, rock climbing, snow sports, water sports, street and backyard games, and more. Comprehensive technical advice includes how to: --Choose and use the right equipment --Work with different formats-from point-and-shoot to SLRs --Understand the difference between film and digital capture --Shoot under varying lighting conditions --Capture action, emotion, mood, aesthetics, and nuances
Their voices explode over the airwaves -- with names like Mike and the Mad Dog, the Stinkin' Genius, Hacksaw, and JT the Brick. They broadcast in drive time and downtime, from rush hour to the dead of night. And yet, millions of fans tune in around the clock to hear their favorite larger-than-life radio personalities rant, rave, critique, predict, and mix it up with callers -- the dedicated fans of sports talk radio. Never before has this cloistered world opened its doors to a no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes, full-access look at itself. Noted journalist (and fan) Alan Eisenstock embarks on a journey through the American sports radio landscape and gives readers a front-row seat -- from breakfast at the kitchen table of Eddie Andelman, Boston's godfather of sports radio, to the WFAN commissary with Mike and the Mad Dog in New York; from the plush home game room of Chicago's hot dog-vendorturned-#1 DJ Mike North to the empty 3 AM studio parking garage with nationally syndicated JT the Brick. Eisenstock goes into the studios, homes, and lives of these and many other of America's hottest and most-listened-to sports talk hosts. Filled with hilarious and entertaining tales of what makes these hosts tick -- as well as the unbelievable stories of how they got where they are today --Sports Talkpaints a picture the fans never see. Eisenstock shows us the blood, sweat, and tears of program directors with their reputations on the line; hosts searching for career security; and station managers who are always eyeing the bottom line. And, of course, there are stories of the rabid, obsessed, and off-the-wall fans. Whether you're a sports fan or a sports talk junkie, you'll be hooked from the first page.
A third baseman is sick with anxiety about whether or not to help his team by using his knack for knowing where the batter is going to hit the ball.
Inspired by the author's career as a sportswriter for the Washington Post, Squeeze Play tells the story of female reporter A. B. Berkowitz, who is assigned to cover the men of the Washington Senators -- the worst team in major league baseball. Life in the locker room shows her not just the players'...um...assets but also their all-too-human frailties. Love for the game and love for the newspaper business are the stars in this hilarious and heartbreaking novel that "will have you singing a rousing chorus of 'Take Me Out to the Locker Room'"(People).
Shooters, collectors, hunters and anyone else who buys, sells or trades firearms will benefit from theStandard Catalog of Rifles & Shotguns. This is the only long-gun pricing guide on the market that includes photos to assist with identification. More than 5,000 photos and detailed descriptions, plus six pricing grades make this the most comprehensive collection of firearms data anywhere. 5,000-plus photos Six condition grades assist in accurate value estimation Special 8-page color gun gallery section
"Lots of people have dreams, but C. Vivian Stringer . . . lives that dream, teaching others to rise up to meet challenges, turning underdogs into champions again and again--on and off the court. This is the quintessential American story, of a woman and of a family pulling together against the odds"--John Chaney, Hall of Fame college basketball coach.
Stanford Wong is having a bad summer. If he flunks his summer-school English class, he won't pass sixth grade. If that happens, he won't start on the A-team. If *that* happens, his friends will abandon him and Emily Ebers won't like him anymore. And if THAT happens, his life will be over. Then his parents are fighting, his grandmother Yin-Yin hates her new nursing home, he's being "tutored" by the world's biggest nerdball Millicent Min--and he's not sure his ballpoint "Emily" tattoo is ever going to wash off. (cont. on next page)
Randi, Anna, And Kate are very excited about taking their first skating test--especially about getting the badge. To pass, they must skate across the rink on one foot. Randi practices endlessly and always does the move perfectly. But on the day of the test, she crashes into the wall! Now she's the only one of her friends without a badge. Will she be able to pass the make-up test?
Meet Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and other baseball heroes in this unique radio broadcast reenactment of a legendary All-Star Game, marking a pivotal time in sports history.1934, Chicago. Come step back in time to witness the best of the best Negro League players take each other on in one of the most fascinating All-Star ballgames in American history.Using a unique radio broadcast transcript, Coretta Scott King Award Winner Charles R. Smith, Jr. has recreated this momentous event with a lively play-by-play retelling of the second annual Negro League East-West Game. Meet legendary players like Satchel Paige, Turkey Stearness, and Cool Pappa Bell, hang in the stands with the fans, and experience this exhilarating untold, true story--with a lyrical twist. Stars in the Shadows is a must-have for any baseball aficionado or anyone interested in forgotten history. Beautifully packaged and with incredible black-and-white illustrations by Frank Morrison, this is a rare and extraordinary book.
The WNBA is filled with heroes and role models: Strong, confident women who have achieved their goals. This book features eight of the most popular of these young women -- the true role-models for thousands of young girls. This exciting reader will step behind the scenes into the lives of these women and tell their tales -- from their childhood to today's successes. This is one of the debut books in the new line of NBA and WNBA Readers. Get set to read with Scholastic and the WNBA!
I wasn't afraid to fail. It's really as simple as that. As a seven-year-old kid pitching a ball against a brick wall, John Smoltz decided to be a professional baseball player when he grew up. And from that simple decision until his last season on the mound in the major leagues, it was his faith, work ethic, and love for the game--even more than God-given talent--that propelled him through challenges that would have ruined other athletes. Starting and Closing chronicles John Smoltz's final season in a major league uniform, capping a legendary career that included fourteen years as part of one of the most dominant starting rotations in baseball, a Cy Young Award, and a World Series title-all while battling and overcoming "career-ending" injuries. At age forty-one, Smoltz was making yet another unlikely comeback from his fifth surgery. Recounting the story of a season that tested his perseverance and deepened his faith, Smoltz flashes back to watershed moments in the skeptic-defying journey from being one of the best starting pitchers of all time, to closer, to starter again. One of the most intelligent, talented, and passionate players in the game, Smoltz delivers insights into modern major league baseball, its place in popular culture, and the value of competition. He writes with unflinching honesty about becoming a true Christian and finding in his beliefs the peace and strength to stay focused-through postseason triumphs and defeats, upheavals in his personal life, and the sting of being sent to the bullpen. What emerges is an inspirational story of spiritual growth and family values, from a man who believed not just in himself but in God's plan for him--and one more year.
Bluesox 2. Ed Lasky used to be aan all-star shortstop. He has a good arm and control, and he doesn't want to go back to the minors. Can he be convinced and make the change to becoming a starting pitcher?
Jackie Robinson was a great athlete, but his destiny went far beyond the baseball diamond. As the first black man to play in the all-white baseball leagues, he was a symbol of courage, hope, and unity for all black and white Americans.
No owner has changed the landscape of sports more than New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
Ernie Dolan, 14, is plagued by the curse of the average. Nothing about him stands out - except his stutter. Only best friend Mike Rivers sees him at his best. Then, at a competitive basketball camp Mike excels while Ernie is -- average. When Ernie blunders in a pickup game, Rich Craig, obnoxious camp hotshot, nicknames him "Choke". This sets the tone for Ernie's first week. But he soon finds three new allies: bunk mate Albert Mann, a goofy genius and practical joker; Coach Petrovich, a 6'8" Russian who mangles the English language; and camp director Tim Sanders, the mentor every kid needs. Soon, Ernie and Mike are on the outs, as Mike hangs with Craig and the jocks. But things change dramatically as Ernie morphs from outcast to hero, risking his life to save three campmates from near tragedy.
In this book, Steve Tasker, the former special teams standout for the Buffalo Bills, discusses his NFL career and profiles many of the players, coaches and front office personnel who made it possible for the Bills to play in four straight Super Bowls.
It took just 1.28 seconds to make history. On August 30, 2003, Katie Hnida became the first woman ever to play and score in NCAA Division I football. The struggle to get to that groundbreaking moment took eight long years, a journey filled with dogged commitment, horrifying setbacks, and finally, remarkable triumph. Fate came knocking for the 14-year-old Hnida in the unlikely form of a torn thigh muscle -- an injury that would drive her off the soccer field in search of another outlet for her athletic talent. She found football and with it gender-defying success. The same day Hnida's high school classmates voted her homecoming queen, she donned her helmet and pads and kicked six extra points in the homecoming game. When she is recruited to play for the University of Colorado Buffaloes, her great dream is realized, and she seems set for glory on a much larger stage. But upon arriving in Boulder, she begins a tour of hell inside the University of Colorado's football program, a hell that culminates in Hnida being raped by a teammate. It is here that the story truly begins. Katie is physically and emotionally devastated. She leaves the university and begins climbing her way back to who she was and what she wanted. She learns to speak about what happened to her and to push through harrowing flashbacks of violence. The very thing that drew her into the darkest days of her life will ultimately save her: football. She sends 80 kicking tapes to 80 Division I schools and is invited to visit several top football programs. But it is the blue-collar, no-nonsense team that wins her trust: the University of New Mexico Lobos. Under head coach Rocky Long, Hnida continues her long road to recovery through hard work and the will to never give up. She is not only accepted by her teammates, she also finds herself part of a team that's a family. In Albuquerque, Hnida is reunited with her dream. Under a true leader, she blossoms. Her teammates are teammates, supporting and encouraging her to reach her goal. And with just seven minutes and 20 seconds to go in a game against Southwest Texas, the history-making extra point kick is made in under two seconds, changing everyone's ideas about what is possible.
In Still Life with Brook Trout, John Gierach demonstrates once again that fishing, when done right, is as much a philosophical pursuit as a sport. Gierach travels to Wyoming and Maine and points in between, searching out new fly-fishing adventures and savoring familiar waters with old friends. Along the way he meditates on the importance of good guides ("Really, the only thing a psychiatrist can do that a good guide can't is write prescriptions"), the challenge of salmon fishing ("Salmon prowl. If they're not here now, they could be here in half an hour. Or tomorrow. Or next month"), and the zen of fishing alone ("I also enjoy where my mind goes when I'm fishing alone, which is usually nowhere in particular and by a predictable route"). On a more serious note, he ponders the damaging effects of disasters both natural and man-made: drought, wildfires, and the politics of dam-building, among others. Reflecting on a trip to a small creek near his home, Gierach writes, "In my brightest moments, I think slowing down...has opened huge new vistas on my old home water. It's like a friendship that not only lasts, but gets better against the odds." Similarly, Still Life with Brook Trout proves that Gierach, like fly-fishing itself, becomes deeper and richer with time.
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