Whether playing baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, softball, volleyball, or wrestling, millions of teens all over the country participate in some sporting activity. Despite widespread enthusiasm for such activities, not all teens know how to make the most out of their interests, and some teens who might want to get involved don't know which sports are right for them.For high school athletes of all levels, this book provides up-to-date information on sports-related issues, practical tips, and valuable resources. Each chapter features quotes from current and former high school athletes who share their experiences related to the given topic. Issues discussed includechoosing a sport to playbalancing all aspects of life as a student-athletedealing with the pressures of competitionimproving athletic performanceconsequences of performance-enhancing drugs and supplementscommon injuries and prevention measurestraining during the off-seasonplaying in collegesports-related careers and opportunitiesThroughout the book, readers will find sidebars containing various sports-related tidbits: high school sports stories, the history of various sports, interesting facts, short biographies, and sports-themed young adult novels. Filled with useful information, Sports: The Ultimate Teen Guide will help high school athletes of all levels, from freshman novices to highly competitive seniors.
The Ultimate Teen Guide