This spirited, Newbery Honor-winning tribute to the unsung heroes of the Negro Baseball Leagues provides an exceptional narrative of a vivid era in U.S. sports history (The Boston Globe). An engaging account.--New York Times Book Review. Winner of the 1995 Coretta Scott King Honor. Photos.
"You wanna know who threw the fastest pitch ever?"
Many baseball players claim that Satchel Paige was the fastest pitcher in the history of the game. Stosh and his coach, Flip Valentini, are on a mission to find out. With radar gun in tow, they travel back to 1942 and watch Satch pitch to power hitter Josh Gibson in the Negro League World Series. They soon learn that everything about Satch is fast--whether it's his talking, driving, or getaways. But is he really the fastest pitcher who ever lived?
This baseball card adventure is a whirlwind of excitement, drama, and curveballs--starring one of the liveliest athletes in the game
Anthony Dowson is back with More Fun and Games. The book he coauthored in 2005, Fun and Games, was a big hit with teachers, coaches, and all activity leaders who work with kids. Dowson's new book continues the premise from the first book--that children's physical activity games need to be fun and creative as well as developmentally sound.
But Dowson doesn't stop there. For each of the 100 new games this expert physical education teacher and coach offers, he adds a pop-out box that notes the skills and fitness components the game will help kids develop. More Fun and Games covers warm-up, cool-down, and multisport games, as well as games for the following sports: soccer, cricket, basketball, tennis, netball, rugby, volleyball, badminton, and hockey.
Each game includes information on equipment required, rules, and coaching advice. The games are easy to set up, require minimal equipment, and come with suggestions for adapting the games to suit not only the size of your group but also the skill level. And you can easily find the right game for your group by using the game finder section.
These entertaining games and activities maximize participation while developing key skills, such as decision making, teamwork, attacking, and defending. By developing the technical skills they need in order to succeed in sports, kids will also develop greater self-confidence and enjoy their sport participation all the more. The games are crafted to help the kids stay focused, remain active, and have fun. The result is that they develop not only their motor skills and sport-specific skills but also positive attitudes toward physical activity. They'll have loads of fun with these games and want to come back for more, and they'll be on their way to establishing lifelong physical activity habits through More Fun and Games.
Competition is the name of the game in sports. But without a doubt, the fiercest battles are fought when longtime rivals come face to face. Here are in-depth looks at five such legendary rivalries:
The Yankees versus the Red Sox
The Celtics versus the Lakers
The United versus the Galaxy
The Canadiens versus the Bruins
The Bears versus the Packers.
Each section is packed with intense play-by-play game action, recaps of classic moments that sparked the feuds and insights into heated clashes. And because it's Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf