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Professional Athlete & Sports Official
     

Professional Athlete & Sports Official

by Joyce Libal, Rae Simons
 

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Find out what it takes to be a professional athlete or sports official…The sports world offers many opportunities. Professionals work as: Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and referees, and, Other sports officials. The world of professional sports is exciting-and demanding. You'll need physical coordination, strength, endurance…and a good character. As

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Find out what it takes to be a professional athlete or sports official…The sports world offers many opportunities. Professionals work as: Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and referees, and, Other sports officials. The world of professional sports is exciting-and demanding. You'll need physical coordination, strength, endurance…and a good character. As an athlete, coach, or sports official, you must demonstrate integrity, so that others will trust your leadership…have the courage to stand up for what is right…be self-disciplined enough to stick to your career until you succeed…act on behalf of your community, demonstrating your citizenship. Find out more about this exciting career-read Professional Athlete & Sports Official.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Playing a sport can be one of the most consuming elements of life. Athletes who are dedicated to the team or individual sport they strive to excel in often commit huge amounts of time to train, practice, study, and participate. Likewise, coaches and officials also spend years honing their craft at whatever level they may work. It is this world of athletics that is the focus of this volume in the "Careers with Character" series. As the authors of this informative text indicate, athletes who aspire to the very highest levels of competition face steep odds stacked against their success. Very few people have the talents and good fortune to become professionals who play in the NFL, NHL, English Premier League, or other elite organizations. But many athletes do achieve success at other levels of competition or in the ranks of coaching. Individuals interested in officiating sports also have a variety of options ranging from school level up to the highest professional ranks. In describing the skillsets and inner qualities necessary to establish either a full or part-time career in athletics Joyce Libal and Rae Simons utilize a combined approach. On the one hand they carefully describe the talents and skills needed to persevere in this field. On the other they present, via anecdote and expert testimony, the character traits that are generally linked to a successful and fulfilling career in this field. This method works well and leads to a book that readers interested in sports will enjoy and appreciate. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422227633
Publisher:
Mason Crest, an Imprint of National Highlight
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Careers with Character Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,352,441
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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