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Basketball: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat
     

Basketball: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat

by John D. Wright, Eric Small, Susan Saliba
 

Basketball is the only major American team sport that did not grow out of older, European games. Through the years, it has become more of a contact sport, leading to many types of injuries on the court. More than 1.6 million basketball injuries are treated every year in the United States. Sports Injuries: Basketball provides a comprehensive guide for playing a

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Basketball is the only major American team sport that did not grow out of older, European games. Through the years, it has become more of a contact sport, leading to many types of injuries on the court. More than 1.6 million basketball injuries are treated every year in the United States. Sports Injuries: Basketball provides a comprehensive guide for playing a safer game. It explains the most common types of injuries, how to treat them, and the best techniques to prevent them. This book will help the reader discover: How basketball has changed since its beginning Warm-up exercises to prevent injuries Types of injuries and their treatments Basketball stars who were injured and how they came back stronger How to plan a basketball career

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Children's Literature
In 1891 James Naismith, a Presbyterian minister who was serving as a physical education instructor at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts was in a quandary. In the middle of a cold New England winter he was struggling to come up with a new indoor activity that could spark interest in his students. He came up with the idea of nailing peach baskets to the opposing walls of the gym and then made up a game that has come down in time to be known as basketball. At present, basketball is one of the most successful team games on the broad sports scene. In Basketball writer John Wright offers valuable information about this fast paced sport's history and the means whereby younger players can better prepare for this sport. As part of the "Sports Injuries" series, this work has a format that typifies the other books in this fine set. In Basketball readers encounter a concise history of this proud sport. This historical section is followed by insightful instructions related to the psychological and physical training that is required in this sport. Lastly, readers are offered some insights into professional opportunities that can be attained within the sport of basketball. Throughout the text readers are provided numerous illustrations that highlight both the sport and the warm up activities recommended by the author. In this manner, John Wright has developed a practical and effective teaching tool for readers who aspire to improve their basketball prowess or better understand this game. 2004, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.
—Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590846278
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Sports Injuries Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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