Game Face: Handling Sports On and Off the Field

Game Face: Handling Sports On and Off the Field

by Tom Robinson

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Sports can be a lot of fun. But they can also cause tons of pressure. Tryouts. Showing off. Teammates. Parents' expectations. Bulking up or losing weight. Steroids. Just finding the time to do it all. Whether you're a star athlete or a benchwarmer, you're not going to win every time. You need a game plan-on and off the field-to keep sports a positive part of your life.

Handling pressure at school or on the field. Going through a growth spurt-or not. Dealing with parents, friends, classmates, teachers, and coaches. Starting-and ending-relationships. Just trying to fit in. When did life suddenly get so intense? A Guy's Guide covers issues that preteen and teen guys deal with every day. True-to-life stories and problems pair with real advice in this series designed to tell it like it is and to help you take action. Because sometimes, everyone needs an assist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616135393
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Essential Health: A Guy's Guide Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Meet Dr. Robyn 6

Take It from Me 8

Chapter 1 The Tryout 10

Chapter 2 Ups and Downs 22

Chapter 3 Show Time 32

Chapter 4 Playing for Dad 40

Chapter 5 Peak Performance 48

Chapter 6 Voice in the Crowd 56

Chapter 7 Great Expectations 66

Chapter 8 Bench Support 76

Chapter 9 Extra Coaching 86

Chapter 10 Which Sport to Choose? 94

A Second Look 102

Pay It Forward 104

Additional Resources 106

Glossary 108

Index 110

About the Author 112

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