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Britt-Marie was here : a novel / by Backman, Fredrik,1981-;
Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at sixty-three, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless forty-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis. For the fastidious Britt-Marie, this new world of noisy children, muddy floors, and a roommate who is a rat (literally), is a hard adjustment. As for the citizens of Borg, with everything that they know crumbling around them, the only thing that they have left to hold onto is something Britt-Marie absolutely loathes: their love of soccer. When the village's youth team becomes desperate for a coach, they set their sights on her. She's the least likely candidate, but their need is obvious and there is no one else to do it. Thus begins a beautiful and unlikely partnership. In her new role as reluctant mentor to these lost young boys and girls, Britt-Marie soon finds herself becoming increasingly vital to the community. And even more surprisingly, she is the object of romantic desire for a friendly and handsome local policeman named Sven. In this world of oddballs and misfits, can Britt-Marie finally find a place where she belongs?
Subjects: Older women; Soccer teams; Conduct of life; Neighbors; Neighborhoods; Friendship; Runaway wives; Soccer stories.; Small cities; Women coaches (Athletics); Life change events;
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Private Berlin [sound recording] / by Patterson, James,1947-; Sullivan, Mark T.aut; Fliakos, Ari.nrt; LaVoy, January.nrt;
Reading by Ari Fliakos and January LaVoy of the 2013 book.At Private Berlin, agent Chris Schneider has disappeared. Chris had taken a secretive personal leave and hadn't spoken to anyone from the office in days. The Private team retraces his footsteps to the cases he was investigating before his disappearance: a billionaire, a world-famous soccer player, and a seedy nightclub owner - and they're all suspects. As Private digs further into Chris's past, a terrifying history is revealed.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Suspense fiction.; Missing persons; Private security services; Private investigators;
© p2013., Hachette Audio,
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Hard fought victories : women coaches making a difference / by Gogol, Sara.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-265) and index.Profiles coaches from a wide variety of sports--basketball, volleyball, tennis, softball, track, cross country, soccer, rowing, field hockey, lacrosse, cross country, and ice hockey--at U.S. colleges. Offers inspiring stories about the strong, competitive women who have helped reshape women's collegiate sports. The coaches profiled include Tara VanDerveer, the 1996 Olympic basketball coach and winner of two national championships at Stanford; ice hockey coaches Digit Murphy, who was involved in the ground-breaking Title IX lawsuit against Brown University, and Shannon Miller, the only female head coach for women's ice hockey at the 1998 Olympics; national championship winning track coach Beverly Kearney and championship winning softball coach Margie Wright; head coach and mother Muffet McGraw, whose 2001 team brought Notre Dame its first-ever women's basketball championship; and many more women who coach at both well-known and less prominent colleges across the country.
Subjects: Coaches (Athletics); Women coaches (Athletics); Sex discrimination in sports; Sports for women;
© c2002., Wish Pub. ; Distributed in the U.S. by Cardinal Publishers Group,
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The brain on youth sports : the science, the myths, and the future / by Stamm, Julie M.,1987-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.In The Brain on Youth Sports, Julie Stamm dissects the issue of repetitive brain trauma in youth sports, clearly explaining the science behind concussions, CTE, and subconcussive impacts. It's not all about concussions. Repetitive impacts that happen with every soccer header or football tackle can damage the brain, too. The consequences can be even worse for a child's developing brain. Stamm counters the myths, bad arguments, and propaganda around youth contact sports and offers guidance for parents of athletes and those hoping to make sports safer for everyone. Stamm, a former athlete herself, understands the many wonderful benefits that come from playing youth sports and believes all children should have the opportunity to play without the risk of long-term consequences. No athlete has to sustain hundreds of impacts and repetitive brain trauma in order to gain the benefits of sports. This work is a must-read before you suit up your child for another practice or send your team out for another game. --
Subjects: Brain; Brain; Sports injuries in children.; Sports;
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Youth sports in America : the most important issues in youth sports today / by Arthur-Banning, Skye,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Adaptive sports -- body image and eating disorders -- Boys in sports -- Bullying -- Burnout among child and adolescent athletes -- Character development -- Coach training and education -- College scholarships and recruiting -- Community recreation programs -- Competitive balance -- Concussions -- Coping with failure -- Development of youth in mind and body -- Economic impact of youth sports tournaments -- Forced exertion -- Gender identity and inclusion -- Girls in sports -- Goal setting for performance enhancement -- Hazing -- Healthy competition -- Low-income minority youth -- Media coverage and representation -- Officiating youth sports -- Parent education -- Parental pressure -- Parents in fan and coaching contexts -- Pay-to-play -- Performance-enhancing drugs -- Personal trainers and other consultants -- Role models -- Role of play in sports-based youth development -- Sexual and physical abuse -- Sexual orientation and inclusion -- Single sport specialization versus sampling -- Sports-based youth development (SBYD) movement -- Substance abuse -- Travel-club teams -- Appendix: Popular youth sports in the United States.As organized youth sports occupy an ever-greater role in the lives of American families, critics have begun to question whether some programs and participants have lost their way. This timely book examines the state of youth sports in America today, analyzing how organized sports influence communities, discussing the potential emotional and physical benefits as well as drawbacks of youth sports, and profiling the industry's key participants, ranging from parent coaches to club sports owners to personal trainers. The work begins with a look at the evolution of youth sports in the United States, then explores such topics as burnout, self-discipline, performance-enhancing drugs, parental violence, and scholarships. The content includes coverage of 20 individual youth sports, such as basketball, softball, lacrosse, baseball, volleyball, football, soccer, cross-country, and swimming, and provides breakdowns of historical and current participation rates, injury rates, and sport-specific scholarship trends. Each summary includes contact information on important organizations specific to that sport. -- Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Sports for children;
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Netter's sports medicine / by Madden, Christopher C.,editor.; Putukian, Margot,editor.; McCarty, Eric C.,editor.; Young, Craig C.,editor.; Netter, Frank H.(Frank Henry),1906-1991,illustrator.; Machado, Carlos A. G.,illustrator.; Craig, John A.,illustrator.; Marzejon, Kristen Wienandt,illustrator.; DaVanzo, Tiffany Slaybaugh,illustrator.; Perkins, James A.,illustrator.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."With comprehensive, highly visual coverage designed for sports clinicians, team physicians, sports medicine fellows, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals who provide care to athletes and active individuals, Netter's Sports Medicine, 3rd Edition, is an ideal resource for everyday use. Editors include three past presidents of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, it includes contributions from world-renowned experts as well as a rich illustration program with many classic paintings by Frank H. Netter, MD. From Little League to professional sports, weekend warriors to Olympic champions, and backcountry mountainside to the Super Bowl field, this interdisciplinary reference is indispensable in the busy outpatient office, in the training room, on the sidelines, and in preparation for sports medicine board certification"--Publisher's description.
Subjects: Sports medicine; Athletes; Sports medicine.; Sports Medicine; Athletic Injuries;
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