NEW Preparing for Game Day

Looking to get an edge over the competition? Preparing for Game Day gives readers a blueprint for athletic greatness, giving them tips from top players and coaches on how to perform at their best on game day. Starting with mental preparation, an essential part of any sport, learn what you need to know to get your head in the game. Athletes need to be in shape to perform at their best and to avoid injury - learn which exercises are the best for your sport. And we cannot forget the importance of eating right. Preparing for Game Day has tips and suggestions on nutrition and sticking to a performance driven diet. This series, covering 10 of the most popular competitive sports, includes a brief overview of the sport, combined with an easy-to-read guide on getting the mind and body of the athlete ready to compete at an optimal level. These books will provide you with all you need to know about Preparing for Game Day!

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-3912-4
$249.50
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2018
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Baseball & Softball: Success on the Diamond
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3913-1 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
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Baseball is famously known as America's pastime, and today more than 73 million fans attend Major League Baseball games to admire world-class players performing at their best. Little Leagues all across America groom boys to claim spots on MLB teams next to top players from the Dominican Republic, Japan, Venezuela, and Cuba. Softball, commonly known as baseball's sister sport, gained greater participation from young female athletes after the American team brought home the gold in the 2004 Olympics. Because the sports are so similar, baseball and softball athletes benefit from the same exercises, conditioning and nutritional plans that allow them to perform at optimal levels. 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.

Baseball & Softball: Success on the Diamond
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3913-1 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7868-0 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Baseball is famously known as America's pastime, and today more than 73 million fans attend Major League Baseball games to admire world-class players performing at their best. Little Leagues all across America groom boys to claim spots on MLB teams next to top players from the Dominican Republic, Japan, Venezuela, and Cuba. Softball, commonly known as baseball's sister sport, gained greater participation from young female athletes after the American team brought home the gold in the 2004 Olympics. Because the sports are so similar, baseball and softball athletes benefit from the same exercises, conditioning and nutritional plans that allow them to perform at optimal levels. 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.

Basketball: Strategy on the Hardwood
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3914-8 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7869-7 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
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.

Basketball: Strategy on the Hardwood
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3914-8 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7869-7 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
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.

Cheerleading: Techniques For Performing
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3915-5 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7870-3 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Modern cheerleading is so much more than shaking pompoms and cheers of "Gimme a C"! Although that kind of traditional cheerleading is still going strong, where cheerleading squads primarily support other athletic teams, today's cheerleaders also form their own athletic teams. Competitive cheerleading takes the activity to the next level, adding the elements of complex acrobatics, lifts and tumbling that makes it exciting and high risk. Flyers, the girls who are tossed up to 20 feet in the air before twisting and flipping on their way back down, are the celebrities of competitive cheer. These dynamic athletes are fearless and driven when the time comes to compete. 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.

Cheerleading: Techniques For Performing
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3915-5 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7870-3 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Modern cheerleading is so much more than shaking pompoms and cheers of "Gimme a C"! Although that kind of traditional cheerleading is still going strong, where cheerleading squads primarily support other athletic teams, today's cheerleaders also form their own athletic teams. Competitive cheerleading takes the activity to the next level, adding the elements of complex acrobatics, lifts and tumbling that makes it exciting and high risk. Flyers, the girls who are tossed up to 20 feet in the air before twisting and flipping on their way back down, are the celebrities of competitive cheer. These dynamic athletes are fearless and driven when the time comes to compete. 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.

Extreme Sports: Pointers for Pushing the Limits
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3916-2 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7871-0 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Running, jumping and throwing faster, higher and farther than your opponents. These are the measures of track and field, the world's oldest sport. Since the beginning of recorded time, humans have been running footraces against each other. In today's modern sport, athletes need to prepare well to compete at their best. Different track and field events require different types of preparation. Sprinters like Usain Bolt want to build fast twitch muscle. Distance runners like Genzebe Dibaba build endurance, and hammer throwers like Anita Wlodarczyk work on upper body strength. Read tips from pros like these and many others to help you prepare to compete at your best. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Extreme Sports: Pointers for Pushing the Limits
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3916-2 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7871-0 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Running, jumping and throwing faster, higher and farther than your opponents. These are the measures of track and field, the world's oldest sport. Since the beginning of recorded time, humans have been running footraces against each other. In today's modern sport, athletes need to prepare well to compete at their best. Different track and field events require different types of preparation. Sprinters like Usain Bolt want to build fast twitch muscle. Distance runners like Genzebe Dibaba build endurance, and hammer throwers like Anita Wlodarczyk work on upper body strength. Read tips from pros like these and many others to help you prepare to compete at your best. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Football: Toughness on the Gridiron
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3917-9 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7872-7 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Football may be America's favorite sport today, but it actually grew out of a combination of Eúropean sports, rugby and soccer. Today, there are more than a million high school kids that play football every year, more than any other sport. The sport has come a long way since the days of leather helmets and 30 players on the field. Football is a collision sport, and injuries are part of the game. With the right preparation, however, the risk of injury can be reduced. This book tells you how, along with providing tips from the pros on rest, nutrition, exercise and how to get yourself in the zone to excel on the field. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Football: Toughness on the Gridiron
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3917-9 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7872-7 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Football may be America's favorite sport today, but it actually grew out of a combination of Eúropean sports, rugby and soccer. Today, there are more than a million high school kids that play football every year, more than any other sport. The sport has come a long way since the days of leather helmets and 30 players on the field. Football is a collision sport, and injuries are part of the game. With the right preparation, however, the risk of injury can be reduced. This book tells you how, along with providing tips from the pros on rest, nutrition, exercise and how to get yourself in the zone to excel on the field. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Lacrosse: Facing Off on the Field
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3918-6 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7873-4 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
The sport of lacrosse is as old as North America itself, developed in the New World by the native tribes that used lacrosse for battle training, dispute settlement and religious ritual. Games between rival tribes were violent and would last for days. In modern lacrosse, the game is much shorter, but the element of violence still exists in the full contact men's version. Lacrosse is a popular women's sport as well, played in thousands of high schools and more than 100 NCAA Division I colleges. There are two professional men's leagues, one indoor and one outdoor. This book provides tips from stars at every level on preparing to face off on the field. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Lacrosse: Facing Off on the Field
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3918-6 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7873-4 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
The sport of lacrosse is as old as North America itself, developed in the New World by the native tribes that used lacrosse for battle training, dispute settlement and religious ritual. Games between rival tribes were violent and would last for days. In modern lacrosse, the game is much shorter, but the element of violence still exists in the full contact men's version. Lacrosse is a popular women's sport as well, played in thousands of high schools and more than 100 NCAA Division I colleges. There are two professional men's leagues, one indoor and one outdoor. This book provides tips from stars at every level on preparing to face off on the field. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Soccer: Breaking Away on the Pitch
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3919-3 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7874-1 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
The world's most popular sport is known around the globe as the beautiful game. More than 250 million people around the world play soccer. At the very top of the sport, soccer's top stars earn tens of millions of dollars each year playing with the top club teams in Europe. Find out how stars like David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and Alex Morgan prepare for matches and get tips on training, nutrition and game tactics. Learn how to think about the game and to take an approach to preparation that can help you avoid injury and stay on the soccer field. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Soccer: Breaking Away on the Pitch
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3919-3 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7874-1 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
The world's most popular sport is known around the globe as the beautiful game. More than 250 million people around the world play soccer. At the very top of the sport, soccer's top stars earn tens of millions of dollars each year playing with the top club teams in Europe. Find out how stars like David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and Alex Morgan prepare for matches and get tips on training, nutrition and game tactics. Learn how to think about the game and to take an approach to preparation that can help you avoid injury and stay on the soccer field. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Track & Field: Conditioning for Greatness
by Peter Douglas

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Running, jumping and throwing faster, higher and farther than your opponents. These are the measures of track and field, the world's oldest sport. Since the beginning of recorded time, humans have been running footraces against each other. In today's modern sport, athletes need to prepare well to compete at their best. Different track and field events require different types of preparation. Sprinters like Usain Bolt want to build fast twitch muscle. Distance runners like Genzebe Dibaba build endurance, and hammer throwers like Anita Wlodarczyk work on upper body strength. Read tips from pros like these and many others to help you prepare to compete at your best. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Track & Field: Conditioning for Greatness
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3920-9 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7875-8 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Running, jumping and throwing faster, higher and farther than your opponents. These are the measures of track and field, the world's oldest sport. Since the beginning of recorded time, humans have been running footraces against each other. In today's modern sport, athletes need to prepare well to compete at their best. Different track and field events require different types of preparation. Sprinters like Usain Bolt want to build fast twitch muscle. Distance runners like Genzebe Dibaba build endurance, and hammer throwers like Anita Wlodarczyk work on upper body strength. Read tips from pros like these and many others to help you prepare to compete at your best. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Volleyball: Approaching the Net
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3921-6 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
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The sport of volleyball is an American invention, created and designed by William Morgan in Massachusetts in 1895 as an indoor game. Volleyball thrived in the first half of the 20th century, spreading to gyms across the country, and eventually, across the world. By the end of the century, however, volleyball needed some new energy, and the sport reinvented itself on the sand. Beach volleyball has become the higher profile version of the sport, with stars like American Kerry Walsh Jennings and Alison Cerutti of Brazil leading the way. Find out how the stars prepare their bodies through nutrition, sleep and exercise to play both indoors and out. 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.

Volleyball: Approaching the Net
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3921-6 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7876-5 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
The sport of volleyball is an American invention, created and designed by William Morgan in Massachusetts in 1895 as an indoor game. Volleyball thrived in the first half of the 20th century, spreading to gyms across the country, and eventually, across the world. By the end of the century, however, volleyball needed some new energy, and the sport reinvented itself on the sand. Beach volleyball has become the higher profile version of the sport, with stars like American Kerry Walsh Jennings and Alison Cerutti of Brazil leading the way. Find out how the stars prepare their bodies through nutrition, sleep and exercise to play both indoors and out. 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.

Wrestling: Contending on the Mat
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3922-3 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7877-2 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Wrestling is the ultimate one-on-one competition. Strength is a huge component of the sport, but so are technique and anticipation. These are just some of the skills wrestlers work on to prepare for combat on the mat. Physical conditioning is also essential to a wrestler's preparation. Of particular importance in wrestling is nutrition. Wrestlers must monitor their eating carefully as they need to make weight before each meet. This is true in both the men's and women's weight classes. In this book read tips from top male and female wrestlers on how to best prepare the body for competition. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.

Wrestling: Contending on the Mat
by Peter Douglas

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3922-3 $24.95 (USD) Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7877-2 $31.95 (USD) Add To Cart
Wrestling is the ultimate one-on-one competition. Strength is a huge component of the sport, but so are technique and anticipation. These are just some of the skills wrestlers work on to prepare for combat on the mat. Physical conditioning is also essential to a wrestler's preparation. Of particular importance in wrestling is nutrition. Wrestlers must monitor their eating carefully as they need to make weight before each meet. This is true in both the men's and women's weight classes. In this book read tips from top male and female wrestlers on how to best prepare the body for competition. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series takes you through how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport and provides a rundown of the steps you should take 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.




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