Track events focus on speed, technique, and determination. They challenge athletes to move more quickly than ever before, but there is more to these events than just running. Whether it is a blistering sprint or a draining marathon, let Track Events in Action be a child's guide to preparing for life in the fast lane! Thorough text and full-color pictures help illustrate such highlights as the 100m and the key to a great start, how to handle hurdles, how to make your move and grab the lead, and tips on training safely.
What is a bump, a volley, a serve, or a spike? These questions and more are answered in Volleyball in Action. Children will love learning about the history of this energetic sport, the necessary equipment, and basic rules of play. Fascinating information includes the role of the coach, mix and motion drills to help develop skills, how to block the ball, and how beach volleyball is catching on.
Badminton may be known as a relaxing backyard game, but as the world's fastest racquet sport, it is action packed, thrilling, and very demanding. Badminton in Action uses full-color photography and engaging text to help the sport take flight in young readers minds. Kids will learn how to perform forehands and backhands, strategies for covering the court, how to make serves and specialty shots count, rules and scoring, and the differences between singles and doubles play.
Take me out to the ball game with Crabtrees book Baseball in Action. Children will learn the rules and skills involved in playing. Lively, full-color photographs help demonstrate such basics as pitching, fouling, and bunting. Necessary equipment and safety precautions are also covered along with the layout of a baseball diamond and player positions, catching and throwing techniques, when to run and when to stay put, and the different variations of baseball from slow pitch to cricket.
From basics such as dribbling and blocking to the skilled high-flying slam dunk, Basketball in Action will start kids off on the road to the NBA. Children will learn the basics of shooting, passing, and dribbling as well as how to make a layup. Other important information includes the layout of a basketball court, enforcing the rules through a referee, defensive and offensive moves, and warm-up games to test your skills.
Cheerleading is a fast-growing sport that's based on teamwork, gymnastics skills, daring stunts, thrilling dances, and of course crowd-rousing cheers. With action-packed color photos and engaging text, Cheerleading in Action debunks the myth that cheerleading is limited to the sidelines. The book will cover the basic arm and leg positions, stunts and dance moves, safety in cheerleading, what makes a routine, and exciting jumps and stunts.
Golf in Action takes a fresh, fun look at this popular age-old game. Colorful photographs and step-by-step instructions help explain the basics of equipment, rules of play, selecting the proper golf clubs, the proper grip, and how to drive a ball. Other topics include the history of golf, scoring, and playing on the green and in the sand.
Grab your skates and hit the ice with Hockey in Action. This book brings to life the exhilaration of the fastest sport in the world using step-by-step instructions on how to play on the ice. Hockey equipment and rules of play are also described as well as such techniques as how to maneuver on skates, stick handling, passing the puck and shooting, and making a save in the goalie's net.
In the days before performance-enhancing substances, the great Hank Aaron hit a career-record 755 home runs, a mark he held for 33 years. Hammerin' Hank began his baseball career in the Negro Leagues when black players were still banned from Major League Baseball. Hank played for 23 years in Milwaukee and Atlanta and made the All-Star team in both the National and American Leagues for 20 straight years.