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Championship Behaviors
Championship Behaviors (3 Formats) ›
By Hugh McCutcheon, Foreword by Thad Levine
Cloth Price 28.00

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ISBN 9781629379579

Published Nov 2022

<strong>From an Olympic gold medal-winning coach, a new playbook for effective athlete education and team building</strong><br /><br />Championship results require championship behaviors—it’s as simple as that. In this essential book, Hugh McCutcheon provides a proven framework for competitive excellence based in motor learning, psychology, and decades of coaching experience and success.<br /><br /><em>Championship Behaviors</em> provides athletes, parents of athletes, and coaches a defined path to the &quot;how&quot; of significant achievement while simply and clearly explaining the research behind the &quot;why.&quot; McCutcheon speaks to the need for aspiring athletes to work, learn, and compete and the responsibility coaches have to teach, coach, and mentor. As he says, &quot;We won’t always have five-star talent, but we can often make up the difference by being five-star teachers, learners, and competitors.&quot;<br aria-hidden="true" /><br /><strong> A sought-after coach and consultant, McCutcheon also illuminates the value of integrating the physical, mental, and social aspects of sport to maximize chances of competitive success.</strong>
A Woman's Game
A Woman's Game (3 Formats) ›
By Suzanne Wrack
Cloth Price 28.00

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ISBN 9781629379333

Published Aug 2022

<strong>A compelling and comprehensive history charting the rise, fall, and rise again of women#&39;s soccer</strong><br /><br />Women’s soccer is a game that has so often been relegated to the margins in a world fixated on gender differences above passion and talent. It is a game that could attract 50,000 fans to a stadium in the 1920s, was later banned by England#&39;s Football Association grounds for being &quot;unsuitable for females,&quot; and has emerged as a global force in the modern era with the US Women#&39;s National Team leading the charge.<br /><br /><em>A Woman’s Game</em> traces this arc of changing attitudes, increasing professionalism, and international growth. Veteran journalist Suzanne Wrack has crafted a thoroughly reported history which pushes back at centuries of boundaries while celebrating the many wonders that women#&39;s soccer has to offer.<br /><br />With the enormous success of the World Cup, 82 million US viewers for the USWNT against Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup Final, enlightened and outspoken players like Megan Rapinoe helping raise the profile of the game across the world, and a fully professional top-tier league going from strength to strength in both the US and the UK, the time cannot be better for this in-depth look at the beautiful game.
Iron War
Iron War (3 Formats) ›
By Matt Fitzgerald
Trade Paper Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781629379814

Published Mar 2022

The classic account of an unforgettable endurance test, now updated with a new introduction. The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman's 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record—and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart. In Iron War, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald writes a riveting epic about how Allen and Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in sports history. Iron War goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world's two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed. Weaving an examination of mental resolve into a gripping tale of athletic adventure, Iron War is a soaring narrative of two champions and the paths that led to their stunning final showdown.
Fearless Heart
Fearless Heart (2 Formats) ›
By Frank Murphy, By Surya Bonaly, Illustrated by Anastasia Magloire Williams
Hardcover Picture Book Price 17.95

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ISBN 9781629379340

Published Jan 2022

<strong>A vibrant picture book biography of Surya Bonaly, the figure skating champion who backflipped her way into history.</strong><br /><br />As a young girl in France, Surya Bonaly was constantly in motion, gifted in any sport she tried. But it was figure skating that had her heart. Surya knew she belonged on the ice.<br /><br />Her colorful costumes, exuberant routines, powerful jumps, and daring combinations were all expressions of her love for skating and her ambition to push the boundaries of what a figure skating champion could look like.<br /><br />Some people weren#&39;t sure Surya belonged on top of the podium. &quot;Is she graceful enough?&quot; they asked. &quot;Does she look like a skater?&quot; But Surya#&39;s fearless heart propelled her to always stay true to herself while pursuing her boldest dreams.<br /><br /><strong>Culminating in her iconic backflip performed at the 1998 Olympics, <em>Fearless Heart </em>is a lushly illustrated, lyrical story of self-expression and courage.</strong>
Driven to Ride
Driven to Ride (3 Formats) ›
By Mike Schultz, By Matt Higgins, Foreword by David Wise
Cloth Price 28.00

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ISBN 9781629379135

Published Jan 2022

A high-octane memoir of unflappable determination from an X-Games and Paralympics champion. When "Monster" Mike Schultz won snowboarding gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it was the culmination of a decade of reinvention, in every sense of the word. Ten years earlier he'd lain bleeding on the side of a mountain after a devastating snowmobile accident. Now he stood tall on the Paralympic podium, supported by a prosthetic knee and foot of his own creation.Driven to Ride chronicles Schultz's improbable journey following a lifesaving amputation. From a place of debilitating pain and depression, he tapped into the same sense of adventure that had once taken him to the top of competitive snowmobile racing and followed it to the pinnacle of an entirely new sport: adaptive snowboarding. As he launched himself into the world of adaptive sports, Schultz's ambition was only tempered by his need for better equipment—prostheses that could withstand the vibrations of a motocross bike or the impact of rough terrain. His obsessive tinkering, without any formal engineering background, has presented yet another new path designing innovative prostheses for athletes and wounded military veterans.Inspiring and thrilling in equal measure, this is a singular story of uncommon strength, ingenuity, and seizing golden opportunities.
What Happened to the USMNT
What Happened to the USMNT (4 Formats) ›
By Steven G. Mandis, By Sarah Parsons Wolter
Cloth Price 28.00

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ISBN 9781629378572

Published May 2021

An important read for those passionate about not only U.S. Soccer but fascinated by player development. This in-depth look uses unprecedented access and original data and analysis for the U.S. and other countries. Prior to the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team had won just four World Cup matches in 72 years. While the American women's team has made World Cup victories a regular expectation, the men failed to even qualify for the 2018 tournament.  In What Happened to the USMNT Columbia Business School adjunct professor and acclaimed author of The Real Madrid Way Steven Mandis turns his lens inward to examine what it will take for the U.S. men to achieve lasting success on the international stage. This meticulously researched, probing investigation challenges conventional wisdom and speaks to the importance of familiarity and authenticity to cultivate an organizational identity.   If the Italians have their cantenaccio, the Spanish their tiki-taka, the Dutch their "total football," and the Brazilians their ginga, Mandis argues that cultivating a unique "American way" of soccer (coined the "Spirit of 1776") is not only possible but absolutely essential. Finally, a source of reference that goes beyond recounting history without context or repeating opinions without facts or analysis.
Seven Days in Augusta
Seven Days in Augusta (4 Formats) ›
By Mark Cannizzaro, Foreword by Phil Mickelson
Trade Paper Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781629378763

Published Apr 2021

<div>The Masters is unquestionably the crown jewel of golf&#39;s major tournaments, not only for the transcendent performances it has inspired over the years, but for the incomparable sights and sounds of Augusta National and its environs, each distinct element contributing to the storied, rarefied atmosphere which draws tens of thousands to Georgia each spring.<br /><br /><em>Seven Days in Augusta</em> spans everything from the par-3 contest, to Amen Corner, to Butler Cabin. Mark Cannizzaro goes behind the scenes of the exclusive competition, covering wide-ranging topics including green jacket rituals, tales from The Crow&#39;s Nest atop the clubhouse, the extreme lengths some fans have gone to acquire tickets, and what goes on outside the gates during Masters week. Also featuring some of the most memorable and dramatic moments from the tournament&#39;s history, this is an essential, expansive look at golf&#39;s favorite event.</div>
SoccerGrlProbs Presents: The Ladyballer's Guide to Life
SoccerGrlProbs Presents: The Ladyballer's Guide to Life (4 Formats) ›
By SoccerGrlProbs, Foreword by Brandi Chastain
Cloth Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781629377704

Published Aug 2020

Ladyballer (lay-DEE-bawl-er) (noun): A rare breed of awesome female athlete with an incredible passion for the game, a wardrobe consisting of tournament t-shirts, and an appetite fit for a hippopotamus. Featuring hilarious and heartfelt experiences, plus tips on training, nutrition, motivation, balancing soccer with a social life, and choosing the right college, this book is for the girls with bruises, turf burns, and weird tan lines who always find themselves saying, "I can't, I have soccer!"
High Drama
High Drama (4 Formats) ›
By John Burgman, Foreword by Kynan Waggoner
Trade Paper Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781629377759

Published Mar 2020

One afternoon in 1987, two renegade climbers in Berkeley, California, hatched an ambitious plan: under the cover of darkness, they would rappel down from a carefully scouted highway on-ramp, gluing artificial handholds onto the load-bearing concrete pillars underneath. Equipped with ingenuity, strong adhesive, and an urban guerilla attitude, Jim Thornburg and Scott Frye created a serviceable climbing wall. But what they were part of was a greater development: the expansion and reimagining of a sport now slated for a highly anticipated Olympic debut in 2020.High Drama explores rock climbing's transformation from a pursuit of select anti-establishment vagabonds to a sport embraced by competitors of all ages, social classes, and backgrounds. Climbing magazine's John Burgman weaves a multi-layered story of traditionalists and opportunists, grassroots organizers and business-minded developers, free-spirited rebels and rigorously coached athletes.
Bianca Andreescu
Bianca Andreescu (2 Formats) ›
By Stephanie Myles
Trade Paper Price 15.95

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ISBN 9781629378084

Published Nov 2019

<div>All of Canada watched as Bianca Andreescu made history in 2019, beating the legendary Serena Williams in the US Open final to become the first-ever Canadian Grand Slam singles champion! Now one of the highest-ranked players in the world at just 19 years old, Bianca Andreescu has captivated a nation and is sure to inspire a new generation of players.<br /><br />With <em>Bianca Andreescu: She the North</em>, veteran tennis writer Stephanie Myles has crafted the ultimate tribute to this young champion. With nearly 100 full-color photographs, including some never-before-seen images, fans are provided a behind-the-scenes look at this athlete’s meteoric rise as she trains, competes around the globe, and climbs the world rankings. From her early years learning the sport in Romania and Ontario, to her promising wins at Indian Wells and the Rogers Cup, to the unforgettable triumph at the US Open, Andreescu has proven she’s a fearless and exuberant competitor, and the best may still be yet to come!<br /> </div>
100 Things Roughriders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Roughriders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Rob Vanstone, Foreword by Dave Ridgway
Trade Paper Price 22.95

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ISBN 9781629376448

Published Nov 2019

Featuring traditions, records, and lore from over a century of Saskatchewan Roughriders history, this guide is the ultimate resource for Rider Nation. Whether you've traveled to countless away games or are a more recent supporter, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Veteran sportswriter Rob Vanstone has collected every essential piece of Rider knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Bryan Alvarez, Foreword by Lance Storm
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781629376936

Published Jul 2019

Most WWE fans tune in each year to watch WrestleMania, remember the Monday Night Wars of the 1990s, and have heard the story behind the Montreal Screwjob. But only real fans recall the name of Steve Austin's original character, can tell you how the Intercontinental championship was created, or know the best places to get an autograph of their favorite superstars.100 Things WWE Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true members of the WWE Universe. Whether you've been keeping kayfabe since the days of Bruno Sammartino or you're a more recent supporter of AJ Styles and Becky Lynch, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Bestselling author Bryan Alvarez has collected every essential piece of WWE knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist that will have you chanting "YES! YES! YES!"
The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book
The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book ›
By Luke Edwardes-Evans
Price 24.95


ISBN 9781629376929

Published May 2019

At first glance, a Tour de France bike may look a lot like your own bicycle. It might even have the same model name and principal components. But on closer inspection, there are many subtle and pleasing differences which set these high-performance machines apart, thanks to the Tour mechanics working day in and day out at the cutting edge of bicycle technology. The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book goes behind the scenes with the finest professional cycling technicians during the most grueling and high-pressure bike race in the world, sharing exclusive images, in-race stories, and professional tricks of the trade. Practical sections in each chapter explain how to perform essential maintenance tasks and personalize bikes like the pros. Combining intrigue and instruction, and featuring vivid images of classic bikes from the past 75 years of the Tour, this is a fascinating and indispensable guide for both cycling fans and competitors.
G is for Golazo
G is for Golazo (2 Formats) ›
By James Littlejohn, By Matthew Shipley
Hardcover Picture Book Price 17.95

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ISBN 9781629376714

Published May 2019

<div>S is for soccer. F is for football, and f&uacute;tbol, and fu&szlig;ball&hellip; No matter what you call it, everyone loves the beautiful game! The creators of <em>B is for Baller</em> return with a vibrant, stylish parade of soccer legends. Featuring dozens of international superstars like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Pel&eacute;, Diego Maradona, Marta, Mia Hamm, and Abby Wambach, <em>G is for Golazo</em> is the ultimate ABC book for budding soccer fans.</div>
Justify (4 Formats) ›
By Lenny Shulman, Foreword by Steve Haskin
Cloth Price 26.95

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ISBN 9781629377018

Published Apr 2019

With a trademark powerful stride amid a blaze of red and yellow silks, Justify emphatically crossed the finish line at the 2018 Belmont Stakes and became just the 13th winner of horse racing's elusive Triple Crown. One of the most charismatic and talented runners in the history of the sport, Justify was also one of its most unlikely champions; the late-blooming chestnut colt made his competitive debut only 111 days prior to that legendary victory. In Justify: 111 Days to Triple Crown Glory, veteran scribe Lenny Shulman (BloodHorse magazine) provides an insider account of this Thoroughbred's rise to greatness. Through extensive interviews and first-hand accounts, readers will discover the fascinatingly disparate cast of characters who were crucial to Justify's success, including trainer Bob Baffert, whose innate ability to identify equine talent also produced American Pharoah; Mike Smith, the 52-year-old jockey asserting himself in the miraculous third act of his career; and breeders John and Tanya Gunther, who believed in Justify's ability despite the developmental imperfections that drove buyers away. Packed with riveting action, keen insight, and behind-the-scenes perspectives on quieter figures like silent investors, international stakeholders, and unheralded training staff, Justify is an illuminating look at the modern Thoroughbred industry and an essential story for the ages.