Recreation, Business, Education, and Controversy
By Stephen Meyer
Call Number: GV583 .S66 2016
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Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.
Call number: RD 97 .A55 2013
Every year more than 3.5 million children will require medical treatment for sports-related injuries, the majority of which are avoidable through proper training and awareness. Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine pioneer, and consultant to some of the fiercest teams in college and professional sports, distills his practical wisdom and professional advice to combat a growing epidemic of injury among sports’ most vulnerable population: its young athletes.
Any Given Monday is a sport-by-sport guide to injury prevention and treatment, written specifically for the parents, grandparents, and coaches of young athletes. Dr. Andrews covers every major sport, including football, gymnastics, judo, basketball, tennis, baseball, cheerleading, wrestling, and more. From identifying eating disorders to preventing career-ending ACL tears and concussions, Dr. Andrews reveals how young athletes can maximize their talent and maintain a lifetime of health—both on the field and off. (From Barnes & Noble)
Call Number: GV706.4 .G47 2011
The role that parents play in the development of their children is crucial, especially when it comes to athletics. While many parents today are aware of the need to provide their child with the best opportunities to succeed and excel in sports, many are completely unaware of the tremendous impact they have on their child’s attitude and self-esteem. Annette Reiter’s motivational book, Parenting an Athlete,looks at all angles of raising a sports-minded son or daughter, with the goal of guiding parents so that they positively and encouragingly interact-not interfere-with their child athlete. Having lived all sides of the ‘parenting and sports’ issue, Annette writes from an informed perspective of not only a coach dealing with parental roles but also as a proud and frustrated parent on the sidelines.
‘A must-read for parents, especially those whose student-athlete is approaching high school. Parents need to realize the profound influence they have on their child’s attitude, not only in athletics, but also in life.’
– Chris Hill, head basketball coach, Morrestown High School, and former college basketball player
(From Google Books)
Call number: GV885.43.B88 N48
The Butler Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA National Championship basketball game against Duke University upon defeating Michigan State on April 3, 2010. With only 4,500 students, Butler was the smallest school to play for a national championship since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. Coached by Brad Stevens — just three years into his position as head basketball coach — the undefeated Bulldogs were a hometown team, playing before a hometown crowd on the national stage. Two days later, Butler lost narrowly to Duke, 61–59, but their run for the championship had become a national phenomenon. From her vantage point as a Butler professor, acclaimed writer Susan Neville observed (and participated in) Hoosier Hysteria firsthand. In Butler’s Big Dance, she intertwines her recollections of the events with interviews, anecdotes, and photographs to bring readers a taste of the on-campus and courtside excitement of the Bulldogs’ David-and-Goliath bid for the national title. (From Google Books)