New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

January 11, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Coaching youth gymnastics : an essential guide for coaches, parents and teachers

January 10, 2020
Readhead, Lloyd, author.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Coaching Youth Gymnastics is an invaluable resource for both new coaches and also for more experienced teachers. Those who train coaches will also find much of value in the book. The various disciplines of gymnastics are explained, together with how they fit into the framework of international gymnastic competition, and the author discusses various coaching styles and how they might best be applied in different circumstances. Topics covered in this book include the role of the coach, sports psychology, floor exercise skills, coaching use of apparatus, and preparing for competition.

Gymnastics : skills, techniques, training

January 6, 2020
Readhead, Lloyd, author.
93 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Provides an introduction to artistic gymnastics, discussing the training and technical skills needed in both men's and women's gymnastics and the role of coaching, psychology, and nutrition in a safe and progressive training regime.

Life is magic : my inspiring journey from tragedy to self-discovery

January 6, 2020
Dorenbos, Jon, 1980- author.
ix, 228 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (color) ; 24 cm
"In the tradition of inspirational bestsellers by Glennon Doyle Melton and Brené Brown, Life Is Magic is Jon Dorenbos's extraordinary and empowering true story of resilience, forgiveness, and living a life of purpose in the face of unfathomable obstacles" -- Publisher annotation.

The science and technology of soccer

January 2, 2020
Roland, James, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2020.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Chapter 1. Biomechanics of soccer -- Chapter 2. Physics on the pitch -- Chapter 3. Equipment innovations -- Chapter 4. Common injuries in soccer -- Chapter 5. Mind and body training.
Athleticism and hard work are central to athletic performance. Various physical forces and biomechanical factors also help determine speed, stamina, accuracy, and more. The Science and Technology of Soccer shows how science, tech, and even math shape and sometimes alter athletic achievement.

Sporting gender : the history, science, and stories of transgender and intersex athletes

December 23, 2019
Harper, Joanna, author.
xiv, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
"Prehistoric" women's sport -- The science of intersex conditions -- Intersex athletes in the 1930s -- Postwar sex testing -- Transgender 101 -- Early transgender athletes -- Not the end of sex testing -- Joanna's story -- Transgender and intersex athletes, 2004-2009 -- Caster Semenya -- Transgender and intersex athletes, 2009-2014 -- The post-Semenya landscape -- Dutee Chand -- Dutee Chand versus the IAAF in the CAS -- Transgender athletes, 2013-2017 -- The 2016 IOC transgender guidelines -- Aftermath of the CAS decision in the Chand case -- Transgender athletes, 2015-2018 -- Transgender athletic research update -- The Caster Semenya trial--Epilogue: one last story -- Recent developments in gender and sports.
"The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are likely to feature the first transgender athlete, a topic that will be highly contentious during the competition. But transgender and intersex athletes such as Laurel Hubbard, Tifanny Abreu, and Caster Semenya didn't just turn up overnight. Both intersex and transgender athletes have been newsworthy stories for decades. In Sporting Gender: The History, Science, and Stories of Transgender and Intersex Athletes, Joanna Harper provides an in-depth examination of why gender diverse athletes are so controversial. She not only delves into the history of these athletes and their personal stories, but also explains in a highly accessible manner the science behind their gender diversity and why the science is important for regulatory committees--and the general public--to consider when evaluating sports performance. Sporting Gender gives the reader a perspective that is both broad in scope and yet detailed enough to grasp the nuances that are central in understanding the controversies over intersex and transgender athletes. Featuring personal investigations from the author, who has had first-person access to some of the most significant recent developments in this complex arena, this book provides fascinating insight into sex, gender, and sports." -- Provided by publisher.

Day hiking the Daniel Boone National Forest : includes Natural Bridge and Cumberland Falls State Parks

December 23, 2019
Molloy, Johnny, 1961- author.
© 2019 by The University of Tennessee Press / Knoxville.
xxvii, 167 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest is one of the crown jewels of the Bluegrass State's treasury of outdoor attractions. Yet until now, there has been no detailed guidebook on this beautiful area. Johnny Molloy, a veteran guidebook writer, has compiled a detailed resource for enjoyable adventures in the Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF). In this guide, Molloy leads readers through forty hikes within the natural wonders of DBNF, including Natural Bridge and Cumberland Falls. Descriptions of each hike are straightforward and accurate, so readers can focus on enjoying natural features, scenic overlooks, interesting geological formations, and landmarks along the trails. Hikers will see the best of the Cumberland Plateau, from exquisite arches to bluffs that offer extensive vistas to waterfalls that descend into sandstone cathedrals. The paths tread through deep forests in gorges cut by creeks and rivers and atop the Cumberland Plateau, where oak and pine forests range long distances. Rockhouses, caves, and other geological features stand out in these rich woodlands. Hikers may also encounter protected plants and animals along these trails, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, the Virginia big-eared bat, freshwater mussels, white-haired goldenrod, and the black bear. Detailed, easy-to-follow directions for each trail will allow hikers to progress on their chosen course without frustrating detours. The hikes range in distance, difficulty, and destination, offering the full breadth of hiking experiences to be had within the DBNF. The shortest hike is under a mile, and the longest is ten, with most somewhere in the middle. Hikers can use the chart at the beginning of the book to select the perfect trail for their experience-level and desires. Also included are detailed trail maps and photos. For the new hiker as well as the experienced outdoor adventurer, Day Hiking the Daniel Boone National Forest is sure to become an indispensable guide to one of Kentucky's national treasures."--Back cover.

Sloane Stephens

December 18, 2019
Ellenport, Craig, author.
112 pages ; 22 cm
Sloane Stephens comes from a family of athletes. Her mother was an All-American swimmer while her father was an NFL running back. However, Sloane came to tennis by accident: she needed something to do while her mother played, so she picked up a racquet of her own and suddenly a star was in the making. Her parents enrolled her in a tennis academy and in 2009, Sloane turned professional. Ultimately, she won the junior French, Wimbledon, and US Open doubles titles in 2010. She represented the USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics and in 2017 she captured the championship trophy at the 2017 US Open. Who knows what new heights she'll climb.

Canyon dreams : a basketball season on the Navajo Nation

December 17, 2019
Powell, Michael, author.
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.-- Amazon

The science and technology of hockey

December 17, 2019
Marcovitz, Hal, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2020.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The biomechanics of skating -- The science of shooting -- A focus on goaltending -- Injuries and how they happen -- How analytics is changing hockey.
"The game of ice hockey traces its roots back to about 1800, when students at King's College in Windsor, Nova Scotia, adapted a version of field hockey known as "Hurley" to play on a frozen pond.Today, of course, the game is played with a hockey puck.Historians believe players began using pucks around 1860. Hockey is a game in which control of the puck is essential.Players compete against one another showing their proficiencies with such techniques as puck control, goaltending, slap shot speed and shootingaccuracy.players rely on their physical skills and talents, of course, but also on the science of chemistry"-- Provided by publisher.

Excelling in football

December 16, 2019
Scheff, Matt, author.
© 2020 ReferencePoint Press, Inc.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: How do players make the team? -- How can players prepare for tryouts? -- How can players prepare their bodies? -- How do players mentally prepare? -- How do players prepare for the next level?
"Examines how players can set goals, practice drills, improve nutrition, excel at tryouts, and strive to take their game to the next level. Advice from coaches and NFL players helps readers understand how to improve in both the physical and mental aspects of the game"-- Provided by publisher.

Excelling in soccer

December 16, 2019
McKinney, Donna Bowen, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: the most popular sport in the world -- How do I make the soccer team? -- How do I get my body ready for the game? -- How do I get my mind ready for the game? -- How do I take my game to the next level?.
"Examines preparation, drills, and the physical and mental demands of the game, with a look at nutrition, workouts, and advice from players past and present"-- Provided by publisher.

The science and technology of football

December 16, 2019
Abramovitz, Melissa, 1954- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2020.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Physics and football -- Biomechanics and football -- Mind matters -- Science and football equipment -- Football injuries.
Athleticism and hard work are central to athletic performance. Various physical forces and biomechanical factors also help determine speed, stamina, accuracy, and more. The Science and Technology of Football shows how science, tech, and even math shape and sometimes alter athletic achievement.

Games of deception : the true story of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany

December 13, 2019
Maraniss, Andrew, author.
New York : Philomel Books, 2019.
217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
One man stood alone -- A sinister fac̦ade -- Inventing a game -- Do good and be pure -- Man on a mission -- The boycott question -- Meddling in the Olympics -- Mirror, mirror -- Hollywood stars -- Unrefined -- Big time -- Choices -- On their own -- You can't beat fun -- Welcome to Germany -- The anvil and the hammer -- The grandest show -- Village people -- Witnesses to history -- Neutral zone -- 110,000 bored Germans -- Tournament time -- Strangest game ever -- Center of the universe -- Full circle -- Afterword: Putting the pieces together -- All-time Olympic basketball results. 1936 Team USA roster ; 1936 Berlin Olympics: day-by-day.
July 1936. Thousands of people cheered as the U.S. Olympic teams boarded the S.S. Manhattan, bound for Berlin. Among the athletes were the 14 players representing the first-ever U.S. Olympic basketball team. In Germany, Jewish people and political opponents of the Nazis were the targets of vicious mistreatment, but international visitors wouldn't see any signs of trouble in Berlin. Maraniss covers the sport's Olympic debut in Berlin and the eclectic mix of people, events and propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic that made it all possible. -- adapted from jacket

I should have quit this morning : adventures in minor league baseball

December 13, 2019
Diekroeger, Kathy, author.
318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Cover title.
Pick me! Pick me! -- Sign here (or not) -- Put me in, Coach -- The "Off" season -- Play Ball! -- Safe at home? -- Take me out to the ballgame -- On the road (again) -- Just a bit outside -- Curveballs and changeups -- Yer outta here! -- Grand slam! -- Roster of players.
The road to Major League Baseball goes through the Minor Leagues. Every year there are over 5,500 players trying to work their way to the top of the tiered minor league system. Very few people know what life is really like for these aspiring players--until now. This collection of stories from actual minor league players is a hilarious, heartbreaking and honest account of the struggle to make it to the big leagues. This collection of stories from actual minor league players is a hilarious, heartbreaking and honest account of the struggle to make it to the big leagues.

Excelling in baseball

December 13, 2019
Duke, Shirley Smith, author.
© 2020 ReferencePoint Press, Inc.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: Becoming the best -- What does it take to make the team? -- How does a player get fit for baseball? -- What takes place on game day? -- Infographic planning defensive baseball strategy -- What does it take to move to the next level? -- For further research -- Image credits -- About the author -- Source notes.
"Examines how players can set goals, practice in the off-season, improve nutrition, and find coaching that will help them develop. With information from professional players, young players can learn how to improve and make the team"-- Provided by publisher.

Women and sports

December 10, 2019
Buckey, A. W., author.
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
"Female athletes are objectified, underrepresented in mainstream sports coverage, and often struggle for the same professional opportunities as male athletes. Women in Sports explores the history behind these issues, the effects of these issues on women and society, and ongoing efforts toward gender equality." --

Comfortably wild : the best glamping destinations in North America

December 5, 2019
Howard, Mike, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Falcon, [2019]
249 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 22 x 26 cm
Glamping: past, present & future -- Structure styles -- How to use this book -- Property map -- Cultivate -- Safari -- Rejuvenate -- Living history -- In motion -- Urban oasis -- Wild west -- Fantastical -- Conservation -- Vacation matchmaker -- Get glamping -- Random awesomeness -- North American glamping directory -- Conclusion: away we go.
Think outside the big-box hotels and discover North America's most inspiring outdoor getaways. In the first guide of its kind, authors Mike and Anne Howard of the acclaimed blog dive into the origins of glamping and the 21st-century craving for unconventional experiences that effortlessly connect us with nature, loved ones, and ourselves. Each chapter of Comfortably Wild offers a unique way to vacation, like the boutique farmstays in "Cultivate," wellness retreats in "Rejuvenate," and action-packed journeys of "In Motion." Alongside hundreds of gorgeous photographs and inspiring stories from the Howards' 73,000-mile glamping quest, this guide offers practical tips to find your ideal destinations and mobilize a lifetime of unforgettable adventures. -- Publisher's description.

Buzzer beaters and memorial magic : a memoir of the Vanderbilt Commodores, 1987-89

December 5, 2019
Goheen, Barry, 1966- author.
Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, [2019]
301 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 24 cm
"The late 1980s were a boom time for college basketball, and the Vanderbilt Commodores were right in the middle of it. Led by Hall of Fame Coach C.M. Newton, All-America center Will Perdue, and a group of three-point shooters known as "The Bomb Squad," the Commodores made their mark in the Southeastern Conference and challenged for the conference title in 1988 and 1989. Along the way, they played--and, often, beat--many of the game's national powers, including Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, Notre Dame, Indiana, Michigan, and Kansas. Here is the inside story of those Commodore teams as told by Barry Goheen, the Vanderbilt guard and "Bomb Squad" member who became nationally known for his numerous clutch shots and "buzzer beaters" that lifted the 'Dores to victory. Goheen and his Commodore teammates encountered many of the greatest players and coaches of the era--Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Danny Manning, Chris Jackson, Digger Phelps, Denny Crum, Steve Alford, Rex Chapman, Glen Rice, and many more. They captured thrilling wins, endured painful losses, and achieved several firsts for the Vanderbilt basketball program. This is a story centered in Nashville, Tennessee, particularly Vanderbilt's venerable Memorial Gym, with stops in Hawaii and Taipei; Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina; Bloomington and South Bend, Indiana; and Lincoln, Nebraska. Even the casual basketball fan will enjoy BUZZER BEATERS AND MEMORIAL MAGIC"-- Provided by publisher.

Jackie Robinson : barrier-breaking baseball legend

December 3, 2019
Hurt, Avery Elizabeth, author.
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"42" -- Slavery, Jim Crow, and a "gentlemen's" agreement -- A lifetime of standing up to racism -- With a little help from friends -- Crossing the color line -- The world was watching -- Still bashing barriers.
"A book for high school students about the life and legacy of baseball player Jackie Robinson"-- Provided by publisher.

Excelling in basketball

November 22, 2019
Bode, Heather, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Do you want to be the best? -- Who is going to make the team? -- How do players prepare their bodies? -- How do players prepare on game day? -- How do players get to the next level?
"Discusses setting goals, shooting drills, how to prepare for tryouts, the recruiting process, sharpen skills and prepare the body during the off-season, and hone teamwork and their mindset during the grind of the long season"-- Provided by publisher.

Excelling in hockey

November 22, 2019
Best, Michael T., author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: what does it take to excel at ice hockey? -- How do players make the team? -- How do players keep in shape during the hockey season? -- It's game day, now what? -- How to make it to the next level.
"Examines improving the individual game and what that means physically and mentally for a player with information and advice from professional trainers and players to help guide them to the next level"-- Provided by publisher.

The science and technology of basketball

November 22, 2019
Steffens, Bradley, 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The biomechanics of basketball -- Mapping the game -- Making practice more effective -- A scientific approach to shooting -- Applying technology to physical training.
"The NBA saw optical tracking systems as a way to help teams raise the quality play and make the game more entertaining. The high-tech equipment can tell a coach things like which player is fastest, who dribbles the most compared to how many shots they take, who scores the most points per touch of the basketball, and where to find the best channels for attack. The professionals are not the only ones using technology to improve their play. College and high school basketball teams are also taking advantage of embedded sensors and other practice aids to improve their players' biomechanics, shooting, passing, and rebounding skills, and team play. Technology is revolutionizing basketball at all competitive levels"-- Provided by publisher.

America's game : the NFL at 100

November 13, 2019
Rice, Jerry, author.
xv, 522 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A complete celebration of the NFL'S first 100 years by the New York Times bestselling authors of 50 years, 50 moments.
First quarter (1920-1944). Becoming America's game ; The NFL kicks off ; Seeing stars ; Head and shoulders ; Indians and Eskimos ; Sneakers, slaughters, and going inside ; The pick 'em game ; The chess masters: first quarter ; The early dynasties ; Thursday's feast ; Uncle Sam's team ; The first quarter all-time team -- Second quarter (1945-1969). A more colorful game, a better game ; Otto-matic ; Becoming more than a signal caller ; Taking flight ; Lamar Hunt: a cornerstone of the NFL's Mount Rushmore ; The long shots ; The great sports marriage ; The chess masters: second quarter ; Working out the kinks ; Overtime, ice, and Heidi ; The pivotal game ; The second quarter all-time team -- Third quarter (1970-1994). Bad blood ; Prime time ; Dynasty ; The one and only ; The workhorse ; D! ; A job fair like no other ; He's got character ; The immaculate reception, hailing Mary, and the epic ; The chess masters: third quarter ; The third quarter all-time team -- Fourth quarter (1995-2019). Playhouse: from rickety venues to high-tech palaces ; A tuck, a tackle, and a miracle ; They wore out the chain gang ; The chess masters: fourth quarter ; The intimidators ; The foot in football ; The artistic archivists ; My team ; Now, that was super ; The fourth quarter all time team -- Epilogue. Overtime.
Rice and Williams trace pro football's grand transformation from a loose coalition of regional teams constantly on the verge of collapse to surviving the Great Depression and World War II, to its eventual preeminence as an international phenomenon. -- adapted from jacket

Roaring back : the fall and rise of Tiger Woods

November 8, 2019
Sampson, Curt, author.
New York : Diversion Publishing, 2019.
253 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"The incredible true story of Tiger Woods's dramatic return to glory at the 2019 Masters following his humbling and very public personal, physical, and professional setbacks. One publicly imploded marriage. Two car accidents. Eight surgeries. And now, a miracle of hard work and storied talent: five Masters wins. Once hailed as 'the greatest closer in history' before he fell further than any beloved athlete in America's memory, Tiger swung at the world's wildest expectations and beat the skeptics with his April 2019 championship. Roaring Back traces his road to Augusta and the improbable, phenomenal comeback of one of the greatest golfers in history. New York Times bestselling author Curt Sampson details the highs and lows of Woods’s career in three gripping acts. From his startling loss at the 2009 PGA Championship, detrimental obsession with his swing, and that infamous night involving an ex-wife and a nine-iron…to adoring fans and lucrative sponsors turning their backs, exclusive interviews with past instructors and PGA tour peers, and an arrest complete with a toxicology report…finally to Tiger coming from behind for his fifth green jacket as the crowd rumbled in Georgia, and how his comeback rivals those of the most dramatic in his sport. Sampson also places Woods’s defeats and triumphs in the context of historic comebacks by other notable golfers like Ben Hogan, Skip Alexander, Aaron Silton, and Charlie Beljan, finding the forty-three-year-old alone on the green for his trajectory of victory against all odds. As this enthralling book reveals, Tiger never doubted the perseverance of the winner in the mirror."

The City game : triumph, scandal, and a legendary basketball team

November 7, 2019
Goodman, Matthew, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
xvi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Preface -- Harvard-on-Hudson -- The Bridge of Sighs -- Epilogue.
New York's City College was a tuition-free, merit-based college in Harlem known far more for its intellectual achievements and political radicalism than its athletic prowess. In 1949-1950 every single member of the City College Beavers was either Jewish or African American. Under the guidance of the legendary former player Nat Holman, this unheralded group of city kids would stun the basketball world by becoming the only team in history to win the NIT and NCAA tournaments in the same year. During the following season, all of the team's starting five were arrested by New York City detectives, charged with conspiring with gamblers to shave points. Goodman creates a portrait of an era when college basketball was far more popular than the professional game, gangsters controlled illegal sports betting, and everyone was getting rich-- except for the young men who actually played the games. -- adapted from jacket


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