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.
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.
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.
Mountaineer George Mallory disappeared attempting to conquer the highest peak in the world. Seventy-five years later, Mallory's body was finally found on Everest. This exciting book describes how his quest began an obsession by other climbers to be the first to the top, and how Everest has become a magnet for amateurs and tourists since it was finally conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
This fact-filled title profiles the celebrated heroes and unfortunate zeroes throughout Olympic history. Readers will learn about great athletic achievements and tales of scandal and dishonor.
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.