Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo

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Millions watch basketball games at gyms, arenas, or on TV. Others listen to games on the radio. Youths play the game in gyms and schoolyards, getting great exercise, working on their skills, and attending practices to learn more about a fantastic and fun team sport.

Whether you recently signed up for the basketball team, watch a brother or sister play, or want to learn more about this game, this book is for you.

Simple text, clear illustrations...

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Overview

Millions watch basketball games at gyms, arenas, or on TV. Others listen to games on the radio. Youths play the game in gyms and schoolyards, getting great exercise, working on their skills, and attending practices to learn more about a fantastic and fun team sport.

Whether you recently signed up for the basketball team, watch a brother or sister play, or want to learn more about this game, this book is for you.

Simple text, clear illustrations of the court and its markings, drawings of where the players play on the court, and pictures of the official's signals will help you know more about playing basketball, the players and positions, basic rules, and the meaning of basketball words.

Game on!

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
"Playing the game well is understanding the game. "Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo" is a glossary aimed at kids, educating them on the many terms thrown around in basketball with simple and easy-to-understand language. For any young potential superstar or anyone else trying to learn the game, "Game-Day Youth" fulfills its goals quite well and is a recommended title."
Michael Sullivan
"From the 'Game-Day Goddess' comes a book on the language of basketball for the complete novice. What makes this book special? It covers not just the official terms, but slang as well. A bit simplistic for the sports buff, but for anybody who wants to sit down next to dad and watch a game, this is the dictionary for you. I've named it to my "Best Books for Teen Boys 2011" list." --(Michael Sullivan, author and expert on boys and reading)
Radio station WCUB
"Awesome!"
Radio station WNMR
"Simply perfect for you and your kids!"
Laurie Gray
"This is an excellent resource for elementary and middle-school students just beginning to play the game, and for their parents, teachers, and coaches who sometimes struggle for simple ways to explain the fundamentals." -- Reviewed by Laurie Gray for Readers Favorite
Michael Sullivan
"From the 'Game-Day Goddess' comes a book on the language of basketball for the complete novice. What makes this book special? It covers not just the official terms, but slang as well. A bit simplistic for the sports buff, but for anybody who wants to sit down next to dad and watch a game, this is the dictionary for you. I've named it to my "Best Books for Teen Boys 2011" list." -- Michael Sullivan, author and expert on boys and reading
Midwest Book Review
"Playing the game well is understanding the game. "Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo" is a glossary aimed at kids, educating them on the many terms thrown around in basketball with simple and easy-to-understand language. For any young potential superstar or anyone else trying to learn the game, "Game-Day Youth" fulfills its goals quite well and is a recommended title." -- Midwest Book Review
Radio Station WNMR
"Simply perfect for you and your kids!" -- Radio station WNMR, Burlington, Vermont
Radio station WCUB
"Awesome!" -- Radio station WCUB, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450760553
  • Publisher: B&B Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 98
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzy Beamer Bohnert launched her writing career with a job as a newspaper sports editor. During that job, she interviewed numerous coaches, athletes, and fans about sports, putting complicated games into simple words. She has written six books, including Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo; Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingo; Binkie Learns to Fly; Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football's Lingo; Game-Day Goddess: Learning Basketball's Lingo; and Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball's Lingo.

A Mom's Choice, Blue Pencil, and Gold Screen Award®-winning author, she lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, Randall, and son and daughter, where she helps coach her kids' basketball, baseball, and soccer teams.

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

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    Reviewed by Laurie Gray for Readers Favorite "Game-Day You

    Reviewed by Laurie Gray for Readers Favorite

    &quot;Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball&rsquo;s Lingo&quot; by Suzy Beamer Bohnert offers the true novice a simple resource for understanding the game of basketball. Designed as a handy reference, the book begins with a 12-page overview of the basic rules and skills such as footwork, dribbling, passing, and shooting followed by a 2-page explanation of the guard, forward and center positions. The author includes a diagram of a basketball court with all of the relevant markings and measurements, a diagram comparing a zone defense to a man-to-man defense, and a diagram containing 38 signals used by the officials. At the heart of the book are 58 pages of definitions, everything from &ldquo;air ball&rdquo; to a &ldquo;zone press,&rdquo; followed by an index listing everything from &ldquo;All-America&rdquo; and &ldquo;All Star&rdquo; to &ldquo;Washington Wizards&rdquo; and &ldquo;zone defense.&rdquo;

    This is an excellent resource for elementary and middle school students just beginning to play the game, and for their parents, teachers and coaches who sometimes struggle for simple ways to explain the fundamentals. If you are looking for a playbook, practice exercises, or winning strategies, look elsewhere. But if your objective is to build a sound basis of understanding for new players and fans, this book is a great place to start. Bohnert writes clearly and concisely, differentiating between the rules of high school, college and professional basketball when necessary. She outlines the six divisions and 30 teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), but wisely avoids mentioning the names of any players that might outdate the book too quickly.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

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    For any young potential superstar or anyone else trying to learn the game

    Playing the game well is understanding the game. "Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo" is a glossary aimed at kids educating them on the many terms thrown around in basketball with simple and easy to understand language. For any young potential superstar or anyone else trying to learn the game, "Game-Day Youth" fulfills its goals quite well, recommended.

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