The Sports Rules Book

The Sports Rules Book

by Human Kinetics, Myles Schrag

Paperback(Fourth Edition)

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The Sports Rules Book offers coaches, players, physical education teachers, youth sport administrators, and sport enthusiasts the information they need to understand and play 64 of today’s most popular sports. Each chapter covers a different sport—the sport’s origin and history, description of the playing area, useful terminology, equipment needs, and essential rules. Selected sports’ coverage also includes officials’ signals and rule modifications to help teachers and sport administrators adapt the sport for younger and less-skilled players. This edition contains updated coverage on most major sports and includes 10 new sports: adventure racing, cornhole, bocce, croquet, horseshoes, kung fu, pickleball, surfing, speed climbing, and stand-up paddleboard racing.

The chapters are in alphabetical order and contain standardized sections for quick reference. Each chapter is also reviewed and approved by an appropriate governing body or an expert in the sport to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.

With understandable and concise rules for 64 sports, The Sports Rules Book is the all-in-one answer book for teaching and playing most of the world’s most popular sports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492567592
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/17/2018
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 821,278
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Human Kinetics has been providing the world authoritative information related to physical activity since 1974. That information takes the form of textbooks and their ancillaries, consumer books, journals, online courses, software, and audiovisual products. The information touches the lives of millions of people worldwide who are interested in some form of physical activity. Those people include college students and professors, personal trainers, rehabilitation specialists, athletes, coaches, physical educators, nutritionists, parents, and sedentary people who want to become active.

Myles Schrag is the founder of Adina Publishing and a former acquisitions and developmental editor at Human Kinetics. He has been involved in sport throughout his life as a participant, fan, coach, and parent. His career also includes experience as a freelance writer, book reviewer, and newspaper editor. His sports writing, youth coaching experience, and all-around interest in sport and physical activity make him uniquely qualified to author this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Adventure Racing

Chapter 2. Alpine Skiing

Chapter 3. Archery

Chapter 4. Australian Football

Chapter 5. Badminton

Chapter 6. Baseball

Chapter 7. Basketball

Chapter 8. BMX Racing

Chapter 9. Bocce

Chapter 10. Bowling

Chapter 11. Boxing

Chapter 12. Canoeing and Kayaking

Chapter 13. Cheerleading

Chapter 14. Climbing

Chapter 15. Cornhole

Chapter 16. Cricket

Chapter 17. Croquet

Chapter 18. Cross Country

Chapter 19. Cross-Country Skiing

Chapter 20. Curling

Chapter 21. Cycling

Chapter 22. Equestrian

Chapter 23. Fencing

Chapter 24. Field Hockey

Chapter 25. Figure Skating

Chapter 26. Football

Chapter 27. Golf

Chapter 28. Gymnastics

Chapter 29. Handball

Chapter 30. Horseshoes

Chapter 31. Ice Hockey

Chapter 32. Judo

Chapter 33. Jujitsu

Chapter 34. Karate

Chapter 35. Kung Fu

Chapter 36. Lacrosse

Chapter 37. Netball

Chapter 38. Pickleball

Chapter 39. Racquetball

Chapter 40. Rowing

Chapter 41. Rugby Union

Chapter 42. Shooting

Chapter 43. Skateboarding

Chapter 44. Snowboarding

Chapter 45. Soccer

Chapter 46. Softball

Chapter 47. Speed Skating

Chapter 48. Squash

Chapter 49. Stand-Up Paddleboard Racing

Chapter 50. Surfing

Chapter 51. Swimming and Diving

Chapter 52. Synchronized Swimming

Chapter 53. Table Tennis

Chapter 54. Taekwondo

Chapter 55. Team Handball

Chapter 56. Tennis

Chapter 57. Track and Field

Chapter 58. Triathlon

Chapter 59. Ultimate

Chapter 60. Volleyball

Chapter 61. Water Polo

Chapter 62. Water Skiing

Chapter 63. Weightlifting

Chapter 64. Wrestling

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