Sports The Ultimate Teen Guide by Gail Fay


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.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


356 pages


Gail Fay
More books by Gail Fay


Publication date

21st August 2015



It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

Lovereading 4 schools