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Sports Physiology Resources

ABC BookA is for Amazing Moments: A Sports Alphabet

By Brad Herzog
Sleeping Bear Press, 2008

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 9781585363605

A wonderful alphabet book that shares many aspects of the world of sports. Check out these amazing moments and see how amazing athletes can truly be.

Experiments With Sports

Balancing on a bikeBy Salvador Tocci
Children’s Press, 2004

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 051627807X

Take a look at you and the sports you love. Find out how to improve your running, throwing, determine your center of gravity and much more. This book will help you to love your favorite sport even more.

Fuel pumpFood As Fuel: Nutrition for Athletes (Mission: Nutrition)

By Kristin Petrie
Checkerboard Library, 2011

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 161783081X

Find out how to make a healthy diet part of your goals to improve your game. Food is what fuels the body and you will want to fuel yours so that your at your best for whatever sport you are playing.

I'm Walking, I'm Running, I'm Jumping, I'm Hopping

By Richard Harris
Hampton Roads Publishing, 2005

Jumping ropeAges 4-8
ISBN: 0970450419

Time to get up, get out and get active. Get those muscles moving and do it to rhyme. Kids just won’t be able to resist the fun this book will put into their movement.


Whispered secretSport Science Secrets: From Myth to Facts

By Gordon W. Russell
Trafford Publishing, 2001

Ages: Adult
ISBN: 1552126382

A wonderful look at the science behind sports. Great for parents and coaches.

ExperimentSports Science

By Shar Levine
Sterling Publishers, 2006

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 140271520X

Twenty six interesting activities for kids to do at home with equipment they can easily find that will help them to investigate the scientific principles behind their favorite sports. The activities include illustrations and complete instructions for each of the science projects.

Tennis racketSports Technology (Cool Science)

By Ron Fridell
Lerner Classroom, 2008

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 1580138136

Everything young athletes need to know to play safely, play better, and have more fun. A great gift for the beginner or for the improving athlete.

Baseball gameBaseball: How it Works

By David Dreier
Capstone Press, 2010

Young Adult
ISBN: 1429648724

This book is from a wonderful series of Sports Illustrated books intended to share the physics behind a variety of sports. This one deals with baseball, but in this series you will find a version for basketball, soccer, football, hockey, and skateboarding too. Learn the science of sports complete with beautiful colored photographs to help illustrate the concepts.

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