Play Football Like a Pro: Key Skills and Tips


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$8.99  $8.36
Capstone Press
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6.7 X 8.7 X 0.2 inches | 0.2 pounds

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About the Author

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.


This series hones in on specifics beyond the basics, such as how to slide in baseball or how to shoot three-pointers in basketball. Each book includes advice from professional coaches and athletes. Attractive photographs are placed next to the skills that are described in the narrative. However, that uniformity of photographs gives the books a rigid block-and-text appearance. Still, the books will encourage beginners to try one of these new tips or techniques.-- "Series Made Simple; School Library Journal"
Top 10 Sports Series. Much of the appeal of this series is in how it details specific actions young players can take to fine-tune their skills. Each title offers advice, in both words and photos, regarding how to do, say, a "ladder sprint" in basketball or effectively stop a soccer goal.-- "Booklist"
This little 32-page book is aimed at youth players aged 9 to 12. Capstone Press bought out "Play Football Like a Pro" in 2010 under the "Sports Illustrated Kids" series label. Attractive graphics-rich layouts walk the young footballer through how to take a clean snap, how to complete a pass and how to hang onto the ball. For example, "How to Run Routes" clearly color-codes how to run the post, the out, a curl, the slant and fly routes. Fans of the Steelers, Bears, Redskins, Saints and other teams will find crisp photos of their favorite players used to illustrate concepts. http: // ""