Whether playing baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, softball, volleyball, or wrestling, millions of teens all over the country participate in some sporting activity. Despite widespread enthusiasm for such activities, not all teens know how to make the most out of their interests, and some teens who might want to get involved don’t know which sports are right for them.
For high school athletes of all levels, this book provides up-to-date information on sports-related issues, practical tips, and valuable resources. Each chapter features quotes from current and former high school athletes who share their experiences related to the given topic. Issues discussed include
- choosing a sport to play
- balancing all aspects of life as a student-athlete
- dealing with the pressures of competition
- improving athletic performance
- consequences of performance-enhancing drugs and supplements
- common injuries and prevention measures
- training during the off-season
- playing in college
- sports-related careers and opportunities
Throughout the book, readers will find sidebars containing various sports-related tidbits: high school sports stories, the history of various sports, interesting facts, short biographies, and sports-themed young adult novels. Filled with useful information, Sports: The Ultimate Teen Guide will help high school athletes of all levels, from freshman novices to highly competitive seniors.
Scarecrow Press; November 2012
- ISBN 9780810882188
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Sports
- Author: Gail Fay
Imprint: Scarecrow Press
In The Press
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.
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.