Basketball: Strategy on the Hardwood

by Peter Douglas

From peach baskets at the YMCA to March Madness, Michael Jordan and LeBron James, the sport of basketball has come a long way in 125 years. Invented in America but beloved in countries from Argentina to Australia, basketball features high-flying athletic feats from alley oops to slam dunks. Basketball requires both stamina and strength of those that play it, along with the skills to handle the ball, make shots under pressure or cut off the lane to the basket on defense. From training and conditioning to practicing taking shot after shot and learning the x's and o's, it is all part of being prepared for game day. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series provides tips from the sport's top players and coaches on how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport. Each title also provides a rundown of the steps you should take to be at your optimal level when it is time to compete. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing an instructional or inspirational video relating to the context of the chapter. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-3914-8
$24.95

eBook

ISBN 978-1-4222-7869-7
$31.95
2018
796.323--dc23
7 x 9 inches
80 pages

Part of the Series: Preparing for Game Day



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