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Become a fundamentally sound player in every aspect of the game with Baseball: Steps to Success. For years, the Steps to Success series has helped people around the world master the fundamentals of sport. Its unique progressive instructional approach to every skill makes learning the game of baseball easier and more enjoyable than ever before. With Baseball: Steps to Success, the road map to becoming a five-tool player is at your fingertips. Step out of the dugout and onto the diamond with confidence in your skills in the game's most important areas: * Hitting * Bunting * Throwing * Fielding * Pitching * Catching * Baserunning * Situational play Drawing on more than 76 self-improvement and practice drills that include skills broken down to their most basic techniques, you'll be a threat every time you step to the plate or take the mound. Baseball: Steps to Success leaves no area of the game uncovered. Whether you're learning, teaching, or coaching, Baseball: Steps to Success will help you master this great game. Part of the best-selling series with more than 1.7 million copies sold, it is your guide to on-the-field excellence.
Build a rock-solid set of foundational skills and knowledge and improve performance with Curling: Steps to Success. Internationally renowned coach Sean Turriff brings his extensive experience and expertise to Curling: Steps to Success, providing players and coaches with a practical, step-by-step format that develops and improves curlers' fundamental skill level and decision making. Supplemented by more than 90 photos and illustrations, the book covers essential curling skills such as throws, brushing, delivery, basic shots, and ice reading. Included are detailed explanations of the roles and responsibilities of each team member as well as practical check points for gauging players' mastery of skills and determining when to progress to more complex tactics and game strategies. Whether you are just beginning or have experience on the sheet, the book's detailed photo sequences, expert instruction, and developmental drills will have you targeting the rock accurately and consistently in no time. Part of the popular Steps to Success series, which has sold more than two million copies worldwide, Curling: Steps to Success is your guide to on-the-sheet success.
Be confident in the pool or open water with Swimming: Steps to Success. This proven program will help you master these techniques: * Freestyle * Backstroke * Breaststroke * Butterfly * Starts and Turns * Open Water * Survival Swimming Step-by-step instruction and full color photos show basic arm and leg movements along with proper body position for each skill. Drills reinforce the instruction and help you practice each stroke. There's even a scoring system for gauging success and determining readiness to advance to new skills. Whether you're instructing, learning to swim, or looking to improve your aquatic skills, Swimming: Steps to Success will let you develop at your own pace. Part of the highly successful Steps to Success Sport Series with more than 1.6 million copies sold, it's your guide to in-water excellence.
Take to the court with confidence and dominate the competition. Volleyball: Steps to Success provides comprehensive instruction in a unique progressive format that will have you digging, blocking, and racking up the kills in no time. With 64 on-court drills and technical instruction for all of the game's essential skills, national championship coach Becky Schmidt sets you up to become a well-rounded player capable of playing any position on the court. Master individual skills such as serving, passing, and setting through detailed skill instruction, court diagrams, and full-color photo sequences. Then progress to valuable tactics and strategies that will help you become an on-court leader for your team. Learn how to determine your opponent's strengths and attack the weaknesses. Read your opponent's offense to be in the right position to dig hits and begin the counterattack. Be the player you always wanted to be. As part of the popular Steps to Success series, which has sold more than two million copies worldwide, Volleyball: Steps to Success is your guide to on-court success.
See your average rise and the pins fall with the second edition of Bowling: Steps to Success. Inside you'll find progressive, detailed instruction on all aspects of the game. You'll learn these essential skills and strategies: * Grip * Stance * Footwork * Arm swing * Approach * Timing * Release You'll also learn the best strategies for targeting and picking up spares as well as correcting common errors and adjusting to various lane conditions. Best of all, this updated second edition features new full-color photos and diagrams, dozens of drills, self-scoring exercises for charting progress, and professional advice for improving your performance. Part of Human Kinetics' popular Steps to Success series-with more than 2.5 million copies sold worldwide-Bowling: Steps to Success will have you landing solid strikes and converting even the most stubborn spares in no time.
Finally, a progressive, easy-to-follow plan for total-body fitness that produces results! Packed with group and at-home exercises, recreational activities, yoga, balance work, core work, and nutrition essentials, Fitness: Steps to Success provides a variety of options to create the perfect program for your goals, desires, and schedule. Step-by-step instruction, full-color photo sequences, and expert advice accompany XXX of the most effective exercises and activities for cardiorespiratory endurance, balance, strength, flexibility, and core strength. The easy-to-administer assessments will help you identify where to start your program and track your progress along the way. You'll also learn the benefits of each activity; recommendations for what, when, and how often; and the best exercises for achieving specific results. With tips for staying motivated, recovering from lapses, and avoiding missteps in your fitness journey, you have all the tools you need to feel better, look great, and lead an active, healthy lifestyle. As part of the popular Steps to Success series-with more than 2 million copies sold-Fitness: Steps to Success is an instant action plan you can trust.
Develop a consistent swing and master every shot on your way to a lower handicap. Golf: Steps to Success provides detailed, progressive instruction with accompanying full-color photos for every shot: putts, chip shots, and pitch shots as well as shots from the fairway, tee box, bunker, rough, and bad lies. Practice and improve your shot making with over 100 drills that feature a scoring system for gauging and accelerating your progress. After building a solid skill base, improve the mental side of your game: Learn to select the right club, analyze ball flight, overcome tough lies and shots in the rough, and manage stress and emotions to raise your level of play and enjoyment of the game. This self-paced learning tool allows you to develop a solid overall game and build on any initial golf lessons you may have had. As part of the popular Steps to Success Sport Series-with more than 1.8 million copies sold-Golf: Steps to Success is the guide you'll find most valuable not only on the practice range and green but also on every hole you play.
Master the skills, techniques, and strategies in order to shoot accurately, consistently, and safely. Archery: Steps to Success is packed with progressive instruction and accompanying full-color photos. This one-of-a-kind resource contains exercises for each phase of the shot-stance, draw, aim, release, and follow-through-for both recurve and compound bows. Archery: Steps to Success covers these aspects: * Selection, fitting, tuning, and upgrading equipment * Assessing, refining, and perfecting shooting form * Compensating for common weather conditions such as rain and wind * Technical and mental exercises for improved accuracy * Preparing, practicing, and planning for competition * Bow hunting strategies for judging distance and shooting on uneven terrain * Traditional archery for those wanting to use simple equipment rather than the latest technology By practicing the 93 exercises and using the Steps to Success scoring system to track your progress, you'll learn at your own pace and develop consistent technique and shot patterns in no time. Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced competitor or bow hunter, this manual will help you hit your mark. As part of the popular Steps to Success Sports series-with more than 2 million copies sold-Archery Steps to Success hits the bull's-eye when it comes to comprehensive archery instruction.
Master key techniques on the soccer field with Soccer: Steps to Success. This comprehensive guide features step-by-step instruction on becoming skilled in individual techniques and team tactics. Improve your abilities in dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, defending, tackling, heading, and goalkeeping with the help of detailed descriptions and full-color photos and illustrations of all fundamental techniques. Then learn how and when to apply those skills in game situations, such as winning one-on-one matchups, attacking, and defending. More than 180 exercises and small-sided games test your readiness to progress to the next step through the use of an easy-to-follow scoring system. Become a total player able to perform a variety of skills and execute tactics consistently. One of the sport's most popular resources, Soccer: Steps to Success has helped more than 100,000 players take their game to the next level.
Master the skills and techniques to play any position on the field. Football: Steps to Success covers every aspect of the game, from position fundamentals to offensive and defensive schemes and strategies. Football: Steps to Success presents straightforward instruction on essential skills, such as passing, receiving, tackling, blocking, kicking, and punting. Using 58 of the most effective drills, you'll reinforce learning and enhance your development. You'll then learn how to apply each of those skills on offense, defense, and special teams with descriptions and explanations of player roles and position responsibilities. From simple run plays to screen passes, from zone coverage to man-to-man defense, this guide covers it all. Whether you want to sharpen your existing skills or raise your game to an All-Pro level, Football: Steps to Success has you covered. With the series that has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, you can be assured that the best instruction in the sport is at your fingertips.
Master the essential skills, take the court with confidence, and ace the competition! Tennis: Steps to Success provides in-depth, progressive instruction and accompanying full-color photos for each stroke. From forehand to backhand, serve to volley, this popular guide has you covered. Practice and improve those techniques with more than 80 drills that feature a unique scoring system to gauge and accelerate your progress. After mastering the skills, add tactical knowledge to make the right shots in match situations and achieve on-the-court success. You'll learn how to neutralize your opponent's strengths, recognize weaknesses, force errors, and capitalize on every opportunity. Whether playing singles or doubles, you'll have the skills, strategies, and confidence to ace the competition. Become the player you always wanted to be. As part of the popular Steps to Success Series, which has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, Tennis: Steps to Success will take your performance to new heights in all facets of the game.
Take the guesswork out of strength training and understand the details of proper exercise technique, weight loads, and reps. The no-nonsense approach of Weight Training: Steps to Success has guided more than 200,000 readers to their strength training goals and it will do the same for you. Combining the experience of strength and conditioning experts Thomas Baechle and Roger Earle, this guide will maximize your development with a progressive approach to weight training using either free weights or machines. Learn which exercises target which muscles and how to perform each one correctly and safely. Gain insight on how to eat smart to maximize results and follow the step-by-step directions to calculate safe training loads and design an overall training program that fits your interests and training preferences. Whether your goal is to improve muscular endurance, build strength, increase muscle mass, tone existing muscles, or reduce body fat, Weight Training: Steps to Success will help you be successful. With more than 30 exercises, each explained and demonstrated through full-color photo sequences, along with guidance on how to approach introductory workouts and create a tailored training program, it's no wonder this is the book that thousands will use to develop a strong, healthy, and attractive body.
Learning and teaching basketball skills and tactics can be challenging. Executing them in competition can be troubling. Mastering them can be a career-long quest. Is it possible that a single book can provide all the instruction you need to conquer these basketball roadblocks? First you must know exactly how the skill or tactic is properly performed. Check! Then you need to attempt it again and again, with corrective advice through those trials until you get it right. Check! Next comes practice. Lots of practice, with drills designed to make performance of the skill or tactic efficient and effective. Check! In Basketball: Steps to Success, Coach Hal Wissel covers the entire progression of technical and tactical development needed to become a complete player. From essential footwork to key principles of defense, this guide details the skills and tactics needed to excel in today's game. Shooting off the catch and creating shots off the dribble, running two- and three-player offensive plays, and many more topics in the book will prepare players to succeed in every situation on the court.
Step up to winning cricket play. Cricket: Steps to Success contains progressive instruction for comprehensive coverage of individual skills, techniques and the fundamentals of team play. With Cricket: Steps to Success, you will learn the proper techniques of batting, bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping. Through clear, detailed instruction, full-colour photos and illustrations and 71 of the game's best drills, you will develop each skill and identify and correct common flaws in technique as you assess your abilities and gauge your progress. When you have mastered the fundamentals, Cricket: Steps to Success takes you onto the field and into the game. From the roles and responsibilities of each position to the essentials of team play, you'll be prepared for every situation on the pitch. If you are ready to master the game of cricket, rely on the one resource proven to make a difference. Cricket: Steps to Success-part of the popular Steps to Success series with more than 1.5 million copies sold-is your guide to winning play.
Step up to table tennis success! Table Tennis: Steps to Success combines the knowledge and experience of master instructor Richard McAfee with essential table tennis techniques and strategies for today's player. With a unique 11-step approach designed to maximize table tennis instruction, you'll learn the proper grip for your style of play, execution of the basic strokes, and the correct way to apply spin to the ball. Then, build on these core techniques with masterful footwork, serves, returns, and stroke combinations. Best of all, learn how and when to apply those skills in match play. With competitive strategies-adapted for both you and your opponent's playing style-you'll raise your game to a new level. And with clear instruction, comprehensive coverage, detailed photo sequences, and drills to ensure mastery of every technique, you'll be playing-and winning-in no time. As part of the Steps to Success Sports Series-with more than 1.5 million copies sold-rest assured that Table Tennis: Steps to Success is the #1 resource for learning, and loving, the game. Contents Step 1. Preparing to Play Step 2. Hitting Drive Strokes Step 3. Understanding Spin and Footwork Step 4. Executing Spin Strokes Step 5. Serving Step 6. Returning Serve Step 7. Using the Five-Ball Training System Step 8. Understanding Styles of Play and Tactics Step 9. Playing Intermediate Strokes Step 10. Performing Intermediate Serves Step 11. Competing Successfully in Tournaments
Master technique, improve accuracy, and achieve competitive excellence. In Rifle: Steps to Success, Olympic gold medalist, world record holder, and respected coach Launi Meili shares the training secrets used by the top shooters in the sport. Rifle: Steps to Success covers every aspect of the sport: Equipment selection and fitting Safe shooting guidelines Proven techniques for improved accuracy in the prone, standing, kneeling, and sitting positions Mental and physical training Shooting drills to increase all-around consistency Practice, prematch, and competitive routines As part of the Steps to Success Series-with more than 1.5 million copies sold-Rifle: Steps to Success will help you hit your mark every time. ContentsStep 1. Selecting and Fitting Equipment Step 2. Shooting Safely and Responsibly Step 3. Getting to Know the Rifle Step 4. Shooting Positions and Form Step 5. Aiming and Adjusting the Sights Step 6. Taking the Shot Step 7. Preparing for Competition Step 8. Competing in Matches Step 9. Practicing for Optimal Performance Step 10. Training Mentally and Physically Step 11. Continuing in the Sport
Enter the game with confidence, knowing you've mastered the essentials. Field Hockey: Steps to Success combines a comprehensive, progressive approach with in-depth instruction, illustrations, and 86 drills. Master coach and field hockey legend Elizabeth Anders details the step-by-step program that will teach you how to develop these skills: Score more goals by developing better shooting techniques. Improve ball control and dribbling. Establish solid passing and receiving skills. Develop better footwork and balance for improved stick handling. Employ attacking and defensive tactics. Become a better goalkeeper through correct positioning and increased awareness in the net. Whether you are new to the sport or seeking new techniques to add to your arsenal, Field Hockey: Steps to Success-part of the popular Steps to Success Series that has sold more than 1.5 million copies-will help you improve every aspect of your game. ContentsStep 1: Balance and Footwork Step 2: Passing and Receiving Step 3: Controlling the Ball and Dribbling Step 4: Tackling Step 5:Shooting Step 6: Goalkeeping Step 7: Leading the Attack and Defense Step 8: Supporting the Lead Attacker Step 9: Supporting the Lead Defender Step 10: Organizing the Team's System of Play Step 11: Functional Training
Players clocking shuttlecocks at speeds of 200 miles per hour, new scoring rules, and nonstop action make badminton one of the fastest racket sports in the world. With Badminton: Steps to Success you will learn the skills and tactics to excel at the highest level. Through detailed, fully illustrated instruction, you will develop precision, power, and finesse as you use this step-by-step guide to master serves, forehands, backhands, clears, drop shots, smashes, drives, and more. Badminton: Steps to Success also breaks down common errors players make and provides corrective techniques to pinpoint problems and improve execution. Over 100 drills will further enforce correct technique, with designated drills for tactical practice, conditioning, and teamwork for doubles play. If you're ready to master today's game, rely on the one resource proven to make a difference. Badminton: Steps to Success--part of the popular Steps to Success Sports Series with more than 1.5 million copies sold--is your ticket to winning play.
Improve your play at the plate, on the base paths, and in the field by mastering the essentials of the game. Softball: Steps to Success offers a comprehensive, progressive approach that combines in-depth instruction, crisp illustrations, and 127 drills. Any player can become fundamentally sound and be ready to take the field. You'll find detailed instruction on every individual skill necessary for success in the game: catching, throwing, fielding, pitching, hitting, and baserunning. This updated edition also includes these features: * Responsibilities of each position on the field and every batter in the lineup * Offensive and defensive tactics for specific game situations * Emphasis on the short game, covering five types of bunts and the running slap hit * An expanded section on pitching that includes seven types of pitches for modified-pitch, slow-pitch, and fastpitch games * Skill-development drills with assessment scoring systems to gauge progress along the way Hits, runs, putouts, and double plays are at your fingertips. With Softball: Steps to Success, part of the popular Steps to Success sports series that has sold more than 1.2 million copies, your performance on the diamond will shine.
Australian Football: Steps to Success provides the essential skills players and coaches need to master the game and build successful teams. This book contains comprehensive instruction on the techniques and tactics that have helped top player Andrew McLeod become a two-time Norm Smith medallist and three-time All Australian. McLeod and football coach and teacher Trevor Jaques draw on years of experience to help you prepare for and play the game. From basic ball handling to more challenging ruckwork, Australian Football: Steps to Success provides full technical guidance. Carefully selected drills speed the learning process and help monitor progress. You then apply those skills on the field with the tactical approaches essential to commanding every facet of the game. The final training guidelines ensure that practice sessions are varied, efficient, and fun while physically preparing players to execute the skills and withstand the rigors of one of the most challenging team sports. See all of the titles in the Steps to Success Series.
Now there's a masterfully written guide that shows beginning and recreational skaters the fundamental skills of ice skating. In Ice Skating: Steps to Success, Karin KA-A?A nzle-Watson-nine-time Swiss National Champion, former Professional World Champion, and one of skating's best instructors-shares with readers the steps that she and many of her students learned on their way to becoming elite competitive skaters. Most instruction books available on ice skating tend to focus on advanced jumps or spins, assuming the reader will learn the basics through professional instruction. Ice Skating: Steps to Success, however, covers fundamental skills in a way that's easy to understand and apply. Part of the highly popular Steps to Success Series, this book includes 11 steps (chapters) that progress from basic to intermediate skills. It features over 300 illustrations that make it possible to learn proper form and technique. Readers will learn how to: - attain the posture and control required for basic skills; - use standard methods of gaining forward and backward speed; - execute four different methods of stopping; - fall properly and get up easily; - change direction without loss of control; and - control the skate edges in order to prepare for advanced maneuvers, including jumps, spins, and footwork. With Ice Skating: Steps to Success, beginning and recreational skaters will develop a solid foundation of skills to help them gain confidence in their abilities and enjoy the sport more.