The Sports Rules Book-3rd Edition


Human Kinetics, Tom Hanlon
3rd Edition
ISBN: 0736076328
ISBN13: 9780736076326
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From alpine skiing to wrestling, and all sports in between, The Sports Rules Book is an all-inclusive resource covering 54 sports. Quickly glean information on each sport’s origin and history, basic procedures, terminology, equipment, competitive playing areas, scoring systems, player positions and primary features, common rule violations and their consequences, and, where applicable, officials’ signals. The Sports Rules Book is your guide to understanding all the athletic activities we compete in and enjoy.

About the Author

Human Kinetics is the premier publisher in the physical activity field, producing innovative and informative consumer books and media. Human Kinetics is based in Champaign, Illinois, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Since 1974, Human Kinetics has focused on making a positive difference in the quality of life of every human being by promoting physical activity through information. This commitment, combined with innovation and the vision to anticipate information needs for an ever-expanding field, enables Human Kinetics to publish more than 120 books and 20 journals annually, produce numerous media and software products, and explore new information forms using today's and tomorrow's technology. Thomas Hanlon has written or contributed to more than 40 books predominantly in the sport and recreation field. He also served as a ghostwriter for Teens Can Make It Happen for Stedman Graham, which made the New York Times Bestseller List in 2000. Hanlon, an avid runner and sports enthusiast, lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. Alpine Skiing
Chapter 2. Archery
Chapter 3. Australian Football
Chapter 4. Badminton
Chapter 5. Baseball
Chapter 6. Basketball
Chapter 7. BMX Racing
Chapter 8. Bowling
Chapter 9. Boxing
Chapter 10. Canoeing and Kayaking
Chapter 11. Cheerleading
Chapter 12. Cricket
Chapter 13. Cross Country
Chapter 14. Cross-Country Skiing
Chapter 15. Curling
Chapter 16. Cycling
Chapter 17. Equestrian
Chapter 18. Fencing
Chapter 19. Field Hockey
Chapter 20. Figure Skating
Chapter 21. Football
Chapter 22. Golf
Chapter 23. Gymnastics
Chapter 24. Handball
Chapter 25. Ice Hockey
Chapter 26. Judo
Chapter 27. Jujitsu
Chapter 28. Karate
Chapter 29. Lacrosse
Chapter 30. Netball
Chapter 31. Racquetball
Chapter 32. Rowing
Chapter 33. Rugby Union
Chapter 34. Shooting
Chapter 35. Skateboarding
Chapter 36. Snowboarding
Chapter 37. Soccer
Chapter 38. Softball
Chapter 39. Speed Skating
Chapter 40. Squash
Chapter 41. Swimming and Diving
Chapter 42. Synchronized Swimming
Chapter 43. Table Tennis
Chapter 44. Taekwondo
Chapter 45. Team Handball
Chapter 46. Tennis
Chapter 47. Track and Field
Chapter 48. Triathlon
Chapter 49. Ultimate
Chapter 50. Volleyball
Chapter 51. Water Polo
Chapter 52. Water Skiing
Chapter 53. Weightlifting
Chapter 54. Wrestling

About the author

Words of Praise

"The Sports Rules Book is a must-have for any sports junkie, coach, or official. Packed with 54 informative and enlightening chapters, the book is an invaluable resource, and it will have a permanent place on my desk as a handy reference guide." Kevin Newell Editor,Scholastic Coach & Athletic Director magazine "Excellent basic information. The reader will come away with a practical, working knowledge of the core principles that govern a wide variety of sports. Coaches, players, fans, and beginning officials will all benefit from this book." Barry Mano Founder, President, and Publisher Referee Magazine