School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 7 Up-Gola covers the history, rules of the game, and necessary equipment as well as tips for hitting, pitching, and base running. The fundamentals of defense and offense are covered, along with a number of drills in each area. In addition, the author details the various positions and gives advice on conditioning. The many black-and-white photos showing girls between the ages of 13 and 18 are of average quality and often small; a few do not amplify the text. The simple diagrams are clear. Because each page is dense with text, experienced softball players are likely to pick and choose among the chapters rather than read through the entire book. Due to the dearth of books on the subject, this title could prove useful in balancing baseball-laden collections.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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