Sports The Ultimate Teen Guide by Gail Fay

Sports The Ultimate Teen Guide

Written by Gail Fay
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Part of the It Happened to Me Series


Sports The Ultimate Teen Guide by Gail Fay

Sports: The Ultimate Teen Guide looks at a wide variety of topics related to high school sports-everything from choosing a sport to preparing to play at the college level. This book provides up-to-date information on sports-related issues, practical tips, and valuable resources for high school athletes of all levels, from freshman novices to highly competitive seniors.


Sports describes clear benefits to playing sports and then continues on with a look at the lives of student athletes, developing 'mental toughness,

, and options for playing in college and throughout life. ... comprises a good blend of opinion and current research, making the series an excellent resource for both individual and curricular research. Booklist Sports: The Ultimate Teen Guide is designed with the high school age student in mind who wants a broad overview of the high school sports experience and an introduction to competing on the high school level. While not focusing on any one sport, this volume is designed to help students figure out which sport they might like to compete in and healthful tips on training. Chapter topics discuss balancing life as a student with the life of an athlete, dealing with the mental pressures of competition, the pitfalls of performance-enhancing drugs and supplements, common injuries and how to prevent them, training during the off-season, planning to play in college, and sports-related career opportunities. Interspersed throughout are quotes from student athletes, high school sports stories, facts on the history of various sports, short biographies, and even sports-themed young adult novels. American Reference Books Annual Sports: The Ultimate Teen Guide covers a variety of sports and topics for the high school athlete. The book is broken up into nine chapters discussing such topics as being a student athlete, eating right, steroids, and playing in college. While it is a great book for athletes, it is also good for students considering joining a sport. ... The book's layout makes it easy to read the parts which hold interest for a particular reader. Mixed in with the text are tables on various sports, history of sports, quotes from teens, and fiction books recommended. This is an easy-to-read, approachable book about sports and why they matter for high school students. VOYA

About the Author

Gail Fay taught eighth grade English for 10 years before becoming a freelance writer and copy editor. She is the author of five nonfiction books for children, including Battles of the Civil War, Economies around the World, and Malcolm X.

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356 pages


Gail Fay
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield

Publication date

21st August 2015



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