Sports Books - Skiing & Snowboarding
Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die, the 10th book in the popular Fifty Places series, takes readers to some of the world’s most inspiring skiing/snowboarding destinations. Santella provides readers with the gorgeous scenery, the glamorous ambiance, and the always thrilling experience of visiting mountains from the Alps to the Rockies.
Powder is the definitive guide to the world's top ski and snowboard locations.Whether you're a serious skier or a novice who's never put on skis in your life, this book will thrill and inspire. With stunning photography and all the information you could need to plan the perfect trip, Powder is the ultimate bucket list for any snow sports enthusiast, challenging beginners and experts alike to take on the most breathtaking runs the world has to offer
The All-Mountain Skier helps skiers advance their skills with a foolproof, self-instructional program for mastering advanced techniques in even the most challenging conditions. Drawing from his extensive experience as a ski professional, instructor Mark Elling delivers essential advice and information including tips from other expert skiers to help readers perform like pros.
Olympic gold medalist and X Games champion Hannah Teter teams up with expert snowboard writer Tawnya Schultz to bring you the techniques and tricks used by the pros. They’ll take you inside the sport and provide in-depth coverage of snowboarding equipment, including how to select and customize a board to fit your style and needs. Packed with the coolest tricks, expert advice, and secrets from the pros, this full-color guide is the only resource you need in order to own the slopes.
Author and renowned ski instructor Chris Fellows shares his proven pyramid program for assessing skills and creating your skiing profile. Step by step, you’ll identify exercises to enhance those skills and create a personal training program to improve functional movement, , ski-specific fitness, essential ski techniques, and tactics for performance on all terrains. Total Skiing also includes sample programs for each skier type that offers guidance from preseason to postseason with dry-land and on-snow drills for foundational, intermediate, and advanced performance solutions.
Ultimate Skiing, will help you master the mechanics of great skiing as never before—explaining how it's done, showing how it looks, and describing how it feels. LeMaster has made Ultimate Skiing a comprehensive manual on ski technique. Learn how skis interact with the snow and how best to manipulate your skis, boots, and poles on the steepest slopes, in monster mogul fields, and through the deepest powder. Technique tips and kinesthetic cues help translate the sensation of each movement.
Sports Books - SOCCER
The captivating story of soccer legend Lionel Messi, from his first touch at age five in the streets of Rosario, Argentina, to his first goal on the Camp Nou pitch in Barcelona, Spain. The Flea tells the amazing story of a boy who was born to play the beautiful game and destined to become the world's greatest soccer player. A great story that is well written making it an easy read while providing all the background and insight into this amazing soccer super star. Suitable for both kids and adults.
Lionel Messi, an attacking genius and longtime player on FC Barcelona, is widely recognized as one of the greatest soccer players in history. When the emerging Brazilian talent Neymar joined him in 2013, they became known as the Invincible Duo. Then, when the colorful Luis Suárez joined their roster the following year, the most unbeatable attacking unit in history had been created. Together, they have scored a record number of goals, and has proven that their strategic unit outshines each player on his own.
A Look at More Than Sixty Years of International Soccer. The greatest player of all time was Pelé. During his 20 year career, he was heralded as an international treasure, and his accomplishments on the field proved to be pure magic. An unprecedented 3 World Cup championships and the all time scoring record of 1,283 goals. Now the legendary star and humanitarian explores the sport’s recent history and provides new insights into the game. With unparalleled openness, he shares his most inspiring experiences, heartwarming stories, and hard-won wisdom. This is Pelé’s legacy.
Daring, flashy, innovative, volatile—no matter what they call him, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of soccer’s brightest stars. A top-scoring striker and captain of the Swedish national team, he has dominated the world’s most storied teams, including Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain. But his life wasn’t always so charmed. Told as only the man himself could tell it, featuring stories of friendships and feuds with the biggest names in the sport, I Am Zlatan is a wrenching, uproarious, and ultimately redemptive tale for underdogs everywhere.
In 2015, the U.S .Women’s National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick—three goals in one game—during the first sixteen minutes. This candid memoir will take readers inside the women's national team and inside the head of an athlete who willed herself to perform at the highest levels of competition.
Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age 7 she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age 35 she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship. With stunning candor, Abby shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester, New York, to world-class athlete. Far more than a sports memoir, Forward is gripping tale of resilience and redemption.
Get inspired to be your best in sports and life with this uplifting memoir from star soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA World Cup champion Alex Morgan that includes eight pages of full color photos. As a talented and successful female athlete, Alex Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in life. The story of her path to success, from playing in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, to winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics, to ranking as one of the National Team’s top scorers—will inspire everyone who reads it.
Soccer iQ is the first book for soccer PLAYERS! In a world saturated with books about how to coach soccer, Dan Blank finally gives players a book on how to think it. Blank tells his story from the familiar and humorous voice of a coach who has endured years of stress at the hands of his players. Written in plain-spoken language, Soccer iQ is an easy read and a quick-fix to the most common yet critically important soccer problems. Includes a bonus chapter on the college recruiting process.
The Multimillion-Dollar Corruption at the Heart of Global Soccer Hardcover – June 20, 2017 David Conn writes the definitive account of FIFA's rise and fall, covering in great detail the corruption allegations and the series of scandals that continued to shake the public's trust in the organization. Features an exclusive interview with former president Sepp Blatter. Even as he chronicles the biggest sport scandal of all time, Conn infuses the book with a passionate love of the game, delivering an irresistible read.
The only soccer book for players ages 11 to 15 combining expert advice with essential soccer techniques for improving their skills. As a youth soccer coach for more than twenty years, Coach Andrew Latham sets kids up for success in Soccer Smarts for Kids with his no-fluff, easy-to-understand strategies and cover-to-cover tips―from goal setting and staying fit to pre-game prep and mental motivation. Coach Latham preps young players to be their best by sharing soccer secrets, exercises, and tricks for kids to develop their skills on the field.
Sports Books - Squash & Racquetball
The Untold Story Behind Squash's Invincible Champion and Sport’s Greatest Unbeaten Run. From 1981 to 1986, Pakistani squash great Jahangir Khan went undefeated to herald the longest unbeaten run in world sport until his streak came to an end at the 1986 World Championships. This book dissects his early upbringing, how the 17 year-old embarked on the 5 year run following the tragic death of his brother, the pressure he faced to succeed from an expectant Pakistani nation and the extent his rivals went to even to win a game off this remarkable squash genius
Essential reading for students, coaches, performers, physiotherapists, club doctors and professional support staff working in sport. This book offers scientific research and athlete testimonials to show that squash is one of the most physically demanding, mentally draining, and tactically challenging sports in the world. Success in this sport requires extreme levels of fitness, optimal and specific strength, relentless psychological toughness, intelligent tactical prowess, and sublime technical proficiency.
Take your game to the next level with Championship Racquetball—the most comprehensive guide for mastering the skills, tactics, and strategies of today’s game. Renowned coach and hall of famer Fran Davis teams up with racquetball legend and top-ranked player Jason Mannino to share their expertise and secrets on every aspect of the sport—from mastering the skills to recognizing weaknesses and establishing the strategies that will dominate your opponent during match play.
Whether you're a competitive tournament player or a recreational player, Winning Racquetball will help you improve your game. The authors veteran instructor Ed Turner and #9-ranked professional racquetball player Woody Clouse show you all the shots and strategies for success on the court. And you'll see them from the objective eye of an instructor and the keen competitive eye of a touring professional. Using more than 140 photos and illustrations, the authors provide practical tips from the beginning through to the advanced players including drills for each level.
Sports Books - TENNIS
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. By the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. Agassi writes about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and the highs and lows of his celebrated career.
Coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed to become a acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life. Now he takes us behind the scenes, including winning the Wimbledon 2008 final, described by John McEnroe as "the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen. With candor and intelligence, Nadal brings readers on his dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family.
FEDERER is universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time as well as one of sport's most iconic and popular figures. Drawing on his conversations with Federer and exclusive interviews with those close to the Swiss, Mark Hodgkinson tells the story of how a young hothead from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete who came to dominate tennis. Federer's genius is explored and celebrated with beautiful infographics, stunning photography and insight and analysis from Federer's rivals, idols, coaches and members of his inner circle.
Since 2004 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have dominated men's tennis . Both legendary in their own right. Nadal is the winner of 14 Grand Slam titles, including 5 consecutive French Open singles titles and is the only player ever to win a Grand Slam for 10 straight years. Federer has spent over 300 weeks of his career ranked as the number one player in the world and has won 17 Grand Slam titles and 2 Olympic medals. But neither player's career would have been nearly as successful without the decade long rivalry that pushed them to excel to the peak of tennis excellence.
Fifteen years after his international number-one bestseller You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk.Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, its top players, and the world of 21st century sport and celebrity. In But Seriously, John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from champion and tennis legend to father, broadcaster, and author.
The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played. Simply put, Timothy Gallwey writes that we should trust of bodies to do what they already know how to do, without all the judgement, self coaching and self criticism that so many players do.
Gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are David Foster Wallace's legendary writings on tennis, written with a competitor's insight and a fan's obsessive enthusiasm. Wallace brings his dazzling literary magic to the game he loved as he celebrates the other-worldly genius of Roger Federer; offers a wickedly witty disection of Tracy Austin's memoir; considers the artistry of Michael Joyce, a supremely disciplined athlete on the threshold of fame; resists the crush of commerce at the U.S. Open; and recalls his own career as a "near-great" junior player.
The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents. Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis. Written with clarity and wit, this classic manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide