The Sports Rules Book: Essential Rules for 47 Sports

The Sports Rules Book: Essential Rules for 47 Sports

by Human Kinetics, Tom Hanlon
     
 

Whether you're a physical education teacher, youth sport administrator, coach, player, parent, or a fan who wants to know more about various sports, The Sports Rules Book is a useful tool for understanding the procedures, main features, and guidelines for 47 sports.

The featured format and easy-to-read presentation help you

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Overview

Whether you're a physical education teacher, youth sport administrator, coach, player, parent, or a fan who wants to know more about various sports, The Sports Rules Book is a useful tool for understanding the procedures, main features, and guidelines for 47 sports.

The featured format and easy-to-read presentation help you to glean information quickly on each sport's

-origin and history,
-basic procedures,
-essential terminology,
-competitive playing areas,
-equipment,
-scoring systems,
-player positions and primary features,
-common rules violations and their consequences, and
-officials' signals, where appropriate.

The Sports Rules Book also presents age- and skill-related modifications for many sports, making it especially helpful for anyone teaching or coaching young athletes.

The sport of Ultimate has been added to this edition, and greater emphasis is placed on the 12 most popular U.S. sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. Where appropriate for these sports, rule modifications are presented to promote fairer competition, maximum participation, and greater enjoyment for athletes at all levels.

Each chapter was reviewed and approved by an appropriate sport-specific organization (such as USA Volleyball, USA Wrestling, and the United States Tennis Association) or by an individual with the expertise to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, no matter how significant the rules changes have been since the first edition. As a result, The Sports Rules Book is an accurate and useful guide to understanding the essential rules, regulations, and procedures of 47 sports.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736048804
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
10/24/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 10.66(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Human Kinetics began in 1974 in the basement of Rainer Martens' home in Champaign, Illinois, when Martens—then a professor at the University of Illinois—decided to publish the proceedings of a sport psychology conference he had organized.

Human Kinetics has grown to be the world's largest producer of information in the physical activity field and is the premier publisher in sports and fitness. The company is also committed to developing quality resources in such areas as sport and exercise science, physical education, and coaching.
Their world headquarters is based in Champaign, Illinois, where they employ more than 270 people in more than 130,000 square feet of office and warehouse facilities. HK's offices in England, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand bolster international efforts.

To learn more about the products developed within the many divisions of Human Kinetics, please visit www.HumanKinetics.com.

Thomas Hanlon has written 18 books, mostly for Human Kinetics. He also acted as a ghostwriter for Teens Can Make It Happen for Stedman Graham, which made the New York Times Bestseller List in 2000. Hanlon, an avid runner and sports enthusiast, lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife, Janet, and their two children.

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