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The Kaepernick Effect : [electronic resource] : Taking a Knee, Changing the World. by Zirin, Dave.; Kidd, Terrence.;
Narrator: Terrence Kidd.In 2016, amid an epidemic of police shootings of African Americans, the celebrated NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a series of quiet protests on the field, refusing to stand during the US national anthem. By "taking a knee," Kaepernick bravely joined a long tradition of American athletes making powerful political statements. This time, however, Kaepernick's simple act spread like wildfire throughout American society, becoming the preeminent symbol of resistance to America's persistent racial inequality. Critically acclaimed sports journalist and author of A People's History of Sports in the United States, Dave Zirin chronicles "the Kaepernick effect" for the first time, through interviews with a broad cross-section of professional athletes across many different sports, college stars and high-powered athletic directors, and high school athletes and coaches. In each case, he uncovers the fascinating explanations and motivations behind a mass political movement in sports, through deeply personal and inspiring accounts of risk-taking, activism, and courage both on and off the field. A book about the politics of sport, and the impact of sports on politics, The Kaepernick Effect is for anyone seeking to understand an essential dimension of the new movement for racial justice in America.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 197576 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Politics.; Sociology.; Sports & Recreations.;
© 2021., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=6392424 -- Click  to access title on Overdrive.;
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The most expensive game in town : the rising cost of youth sports and the toll on today's families / by Hyman, Mark.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-148) and index.Building on the eye-opening investigation into the damaging effects of the ultra-competitive culture of youth sports in the author's previous book Until It Hurts, the author's new book takes a look at the business of youth sports, how it has changed, and how it is affecting young Americans. Examining the youth sports economy from many sides, the major corporations, small entrepreneurs, coaches, parents and, of course, kids, he probes the reasons for rapid changes in what gets bought and sold in this lucrative marketplace. Just participating in youth sports can be expensive. Among the costs are league fees, equipment, and perhaps private lessons with a professional coach. With nearly 50 million kids playing organized sports each year, it is easy to see how profitable this market can be. He takes us to tournaments sponsored by Nike, Gatorade and other big businesses, he talks to parents who sacrifice their vacations and savings to get their (sometimes reluctant) junior stars to these far off, expensive venues for a chance to shine. He introduces us to videos purporting to teach six-month-old babies to kick a ball, to professional athletes who will "coach" an eight year old for a hefty fee, to a town which has literally staked its future on preteen sports. Through extensive interviews and original reporting, this book explains the causes and effects of the commercialization of youth sports, changes the author argues are distorting and diminishing family life. He closes with strong examples of individuals and communities bucking this destructive trend.The parent trap -- Baby goes pro -- Youth sports, USA -- The sponsorship game -- Exposed and overexposed -- Selling hope -- Making progress, and maybe a fortune -- Beyond commercialization.
Subjects: Sports for children; Sports for children; Sports for children;
© c2012., Beacon Press,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Unwinding anxiety : [electronic resource] : New science shows how to break the cycles of worry and fear to heal your mind. by Brewer, Judson.; Brewer, Judson.;
Narrator: Judson Brewer.We are living through one of the most anxious periods any of us can remember. Whether facing issues as public as a pandemic or as personal as having kids at home and fighting the urge to reach for the wine bottle every night, we are feeling overwhelmed and out of control. But in this timely book, Judson Brewer explains how to uproot anxiety at its source using brain-based techniques and small hacks accessible to anyone.  We think of anxiety as everything from mild unease to full-blown panic. But it's also what drives the addictive behaviors and bad habits we use to cope (e.g. stress eating, procrastination, doom scrolling and social media). Plus, anxiety lives in a part of the brain that resists rational thought. So we get stuck in anxiety habit loops that we can't think our way out of or use willpower to overcome. Dr. Brewer teaches us map our brains to discover our triggers, defuse them with the simple but powerful practice of curiosity, and to train our brains using mindfulness and other practices that his lab has proven can work. Distilling more than 20 years of research and hands-on work with thousands of patients, including Olympic athletes and coaches, and leaders in government and business, Dr. Brewer has created a clear, solution-oriented program that anyone can use to feel better - no matter how anxious they feel.Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Psychology.; Self-Improvement.;
© 2021., Penguin Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5800636 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Football fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1931-2008 / by Mueller, Frederick O.; Cantu, Robert C.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Foreword / Grant Teaff -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1931-1940. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1931-1940 -- Football rules 1931-1940: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1941-1950. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1941-1950 -- Football rules 1941-1950: safety and equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1951-1960. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1951-1960 -- Football rules 1951-1960: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1961-1970. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1961-1970 -- Football rules 1961-1970: safety and equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1971-1980.-- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1971-1980 -- Football rules 1971-1980: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1981-1990. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1981-1990 -- Football rules 1981-1990: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1991-2000. -- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 1991-2000 -- Football rules 1991-2000: safety equipment -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 2001-2008.-- Introduction -- Fatalities and catastrophic injuries, 2001-2008 -- Football rules 2001-2008: safety and equipment -- Medical aspects of football brain and spine injuries. -- Etiology of brain injury -- Etiology of cervical spine injury -- Types of brain injury -- Intracranial hemorrhage -- Epidural hematoma -- Subdural hematoma -- Subarachnoid hemorrhage -- Second impact malignant brain edema, or dysautoregulation syndrome -- Recognizing the syndrome -- Prevention is primary -- Types of spine injuries -- Fracture, concussion, contusion, hemorrhage -- Cervical cord neurapraxia or transient quadriplegia -- Central Cord Syndrome -- Stingers -- Vascular injury -- Concussion -- Grade 1 (Mild) Concussion -- Grade II (Moderate) Concussion -- Grade III (Severe) Concussion -- Postconcussion Syndrome -- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) -- History of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, 1969-2008 -- Risk management strategies for football. -- Importance of risk management -- Risk management strategies for football -- -- Prevention of catastrophic Head and Spine Injuries."Chapters discuss the history of football injuries by decade (1931-40, 1941-50, etc.) and critically analyze important circumstances in football that have played a role in fatality and catastrophic football injuries (equipment, rules, coaching, medical care, etc.). Additional chapters cover the history of brain and spinal injuries and how the detection and treatment have changed during the past 75 years, as well as heart-related and heat stroke fatalities. A chapter also discusses the history of NOCSAE [National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment] and its effect on helmet standards and the reduction of football fatalities and catastrophic injuries."--From introduction p. 8.
Subjects: Football injuries.; Football injuries; Football players; Football players; Athletic Injuries; Athletic Injuries; Football; Football; History, 20th Century; History, 21st Century;
© c2011., Carolina Academic Press,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Dust Bowl Girls : [electronic resource] : The inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory. by Reeder, Lydia.; Wolf, Virginia.;
Narrator: Virginia Wolf.At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices that would be faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. The team’s improbable journey leads to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. DUST BOWL GIRLS captures a moment in American history when female athletes faced incredible scrutiny, and when a struggling nation most needed inspiration and hope. Through sacrifice, determination, teamwork, and heart, this unlikely group led by a resourceful coach beat the odds, achieving much more than a championship season. -- provided by author's website.Text Difficulty 7 - Text Difficulty 91120Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 237679 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Sociology.; Sports & Recreations.; Women's Studies.;
© 2017., HighBridge Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=3116358 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Sooley / by Grisham, John,author.;
This time. John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court. In the summer of his seventeenth year, Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basketball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on a airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quickness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives devastating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ransacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it's just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholarship. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn't immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he's dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team losing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham's unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game. --
Subjects: Sports stories.; Sports fiction.; Sudanese; Basketball players; College athletes;
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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The yogafit athlete : up your game with sport-specific poses to build strength, flexibility, and balance / by Shaw, Beth,1966-;
"Bring the strength and breathing power of yoga to the sports you love--and seriously up your game! Yoga routines designed specifically for swimming, running, cycling, golf, tennis, baseball, football, volleyball, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, weight lifting, kickboxing, boxing, CrossFit, and more! "Your body can either help you achieve your goals or get in the way of you living your best life. By practicing yoga and meditation, you can make your body work with you, not against you."--Beth Shaw. Whether you're a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a pick-up game enthusiast, yoga can dramatically affect your athletic performance and improve your alignment, balance, core stability, strength, flexibility, agility, endurance, lung capacity, and mobility. In this motivating and practical guide, celebrated fitness expert Beth Shaw provides short, sport-specific yoga routines designed to help counter tight muscles, overuse injuries, and musculature imbalances. By adding a quick yoga routine to any workout, you will increase your overall strength and health, and achieve your personal best. Inside you'll find fully illustrated, sport-specific yoga routines that engage the core, enhance your play, and reduce the risk of injury, essential warm-up and cool-down movements to complement any athletic endeavor, simple breathing exercises to steady your breath and calm your nerves during competition, meditation techniques to help clear your mind and bring laser focus to your goals, guided imagery and visualization exercises to improve performance, strategies for coaching yourself and others"--The fundamentals of the yogafit approach. Gaining physical and mental strength through yogafit ; Getting ready for yoga -- The poses -- Key components of sports success: Core and balance, restorative yoga, and weight training -- Breath -- Visualization, guided imagery and meditation.
Subjects: Hatha yoga.; Physical fitness.;
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Sooley [electronic resource] : A novel. by Grisham, John.;
NEW YORK TIMES  BEST SELLER • John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams—and even bigger challenges off the court. “Hard to put down ... the pages turn quickly ... building to a climax that won’t leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel.” —Associated Press In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it’s just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn’t immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he’s dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham’s unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 293966 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.; Thriller.;
© 2021., Random House Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=6032444 -- Click to access title on Overdrive. ;
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Crush your test anxiety : how to be calm, confident, and focused on any test / by Bernstein, Ben,1947-author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-243).Introduction: Who should use this book? -- Getting started -- The three-legged stool -- How to calm down -- How to be confident -- How to stay focused -- Dealing with every test -- Working the model -- Advice for parents -- For teachers.Based on 40 years of teaching experience and 30 years of clinical psychology experience, Crush Your Test Anxiety distills the best practices used by elite athletes, artists, and top business performers to create a system that can be applied to any test for higher performance.
Subjects: Test anxiety.; Test-taking skills.; Examinations;
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Hidden potential : the science of achieving greater things / by Grant, Adam,1981-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Prologue: Growing roses from concrete -- I. Skills of character: getting better at getting better -- Creatures of discomfort: embracing the unbearable awkwardness of learning -- Human sponges: building the capacity to absorb and adapt -- The imperfectionists: finding the sweet spot between flawed and flawless -- II. Structures for motivation: scaffolding to overcome obstacles -- Transforming the daily grind: infusing passion into practice -- Getting unstuck: the roundabout path to forward progress -- Defying gravity: the art of flying by our bootstraps -- III. Systems of opportunity: opening doors and windows -- Every child gets ahead: designing schools to bring out the best in students -- Mining for gold: unearthing collective intelligence in teams -- Diamonds in the rough: discovering uncut gems in job interviews and college admissions -- Epilogue: Going the distance."The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again illuminates how we can elevate ourselves and others to unexpected heights. We live in a world that's obsessed with talent. We celebrate gifted students in school, natural athletes in sports, and child prodigies in music. But admiring people who start out with innate advantages leads us to overlook the distance we ourselves can travel. We underestimate the range of skills that we can learn and the amount of ground that we can gain. When opportunity doesn't knock, there are ways to build a door. Hidden Potential offers a new framework for reaching aspirations and exceeding expectations. Realizing potential isn't about being a workaholic or a perfectionist. What matters most is not how hard we work, but how well we learn. It's not about being a genius-growth depends more on developing character skills than cognitive skills. The character skills that propel progress include the proactivity to absorb and adapt to new information, the courage to embrace discomfort, and the determination to find the beauty in imperfections. Mastering those skills doesn't require us to find the one perfect mentor or expert coach to guide us. Often we just need to borrow a compass to begin charting our own path. And we can clear the path for more people by building better systems of opportunity in our schools, teams, and workplaces. Many writers have chronicled the habits of superstars who accomplish great things. This book breaks new ground by revealing how anyone can rise to achieve greater things. The true measure of your potential isn't the height of the peak you reach, but how far you climb to get there"--
Subjects: Achievement motivation.; Motivation (Psychology);
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