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Which Sport Is Right for You?
     

Which Sport Is Right for You?

by Robin Roberts, Christina Balit
 

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As a young athlete, that is a question you have probably wondered about. It's not always an easy question to answer. There are so many great sports to choose from and so many opportunities to play. Do you compete best as an individual or as part of a team? What kinds of skills do you have? Should you focus on just one sport, play a few different ones, or try several

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As a young athlete, that is a question you have probably wondered about. It's not always an easy question to answer. There are so many great sports to choose from and so many opportunities to play. Do you compete best as an individual or as part of a team? What kinds of skills do you have? Should you focus on just one sport, play a few different ones, or try several sports? All of these questions are best ansered by you, the athlete. This book can help you sort through some of the issues that come up as you decide what sport or sports might be right for you. The best part is that you can always change your mind, and always get the most fun possible out of sports!

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Useful information for beginners. Even though the titles don't say so, the books are directed to girls, although most of the material in Injuries is also relevant for boys. It has lots of practical advice, including, for example, a description of the R.I.C.E. treatment (rest, ice, compression, elevation) for sprains. Roberts also discusses such topics as heat exhaustion and heatstroke. She explains how female athletes can be prone to certain types of injuries more than their male counterparts, such as ACL tears, an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. In the final pages, nine stretches are described but not illustrated. Which Sport tells girls how to choose between team and individual sports and gives points to consider when quitting an activity. There is an apparent contradiction between the two books in reference to learning to pitch a ball overhand. In Which Sport, Roberts quotes Jean Zimmerman and Gil Reavill, authors of Raising Our Athletic Daughters: "The most important thing that parents can do is-teach a girl how to throw overhand." Yet in Injuries she says, "Throwing a baseball overhand-is an unnatural motion.-Pitching overhand while the arm is still growing often presents a high risk of injury." Color photos break up the texts. While much of the material offers a good reality check, noting that not all girls will grow up to be Venus Williams, these titles are supplemental fare.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761314752
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/15/2001
Series:
Get in the Game! with Robin Roberts Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Robin Roberts was named the third anchor of Good Morning America in May 2005. Ms. Roberts has contributed to the show since June 1995, and has worked in broadcasting for more than 20 years. Other ABC assignments have included segments hosting "Good Morning America Sunday" and "Prime Time." She has done high-profile reporting from the Persian Gulf and from the Gulf Coast. A native of Louisiana, Robin was a college basketball legend and served as the commentator on the WNBA for ESPN.

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