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Sports Rules Book-4th Edition, The

Sports Rules Book-4th Edition, The


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    The Sports Rules Book offers coaches, players, physical education teachers, youth sport administrators, and sport enthusiasts the information they need to understand and play 64 of today’s most popular sports. Each chapter covers a different sport—the sport’s origin and history, description of the playing area, useful terminology, equipment needs, and essential rules. Selected sports’ coverage also includes officials’ signals and rule modifications to help teachers and sport administrators adapt the sport for younger and less-skilled players. This edition contains updated coverage on most major sports and includes 10 new sports: adventure racing, cornhole, bocce, croquet, horseshoes, kung fu, pickleball, surfing, speed climbing, and stand-up paddleboard racing.

    The chapters are in alphabetical order and contain standardized sections for quick reference. Each chapter is also reviewed and approved by an appropriate governing body or an expert in the sport to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.

    With understandable and concise rules for 64 sports, The Sports Rules Book is the all-in-one answer book for teaching and playing most of the world’s most popular sports.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Adventure Racing
    Chapter 2. Alpine Skiing
    Chapter 3. Archery
    Chapter 4. Australian Football
    Chapter 5. Badminton
    Chapter 6. Baseball
    Chapter 7. Basketball
    Chapter 8. BMX Racing
    Chapter 9. Bocce
    Chapter 10. Bowling
    Chapter 11. Boxing
    Chapter 12. Canoeing and Kayaking
    Chapter 13. Cheerleading
    Chapter 14. Climbing
    Chapter 15. Cornhole
    Chapter 16. Cricket
    Chapter 17. Croquet
    Chapter 18. Cross Country
    Chapter 19. Cross-Country Skiing
    Chapter 20. Curling
    Chapter 21. Cycling
    Chapter 22. Equestrian
    Chapter 23. Fencing
    Chapter 24. Field Hockey
    Chapter 25. Figure Skating
    Chapter 26. Football
    Chapter 27. Golf
    Chapter 28. Gymnastics
    Chapter 29. Handball
    Chapter 30. Horseshoes
    Chapter 31. Ice Hockey
    Chapter 32. Judo
    Chapter 33. Jujitsu
    Chapter 34. Karate
    Chapter 35. Kung Fu
    Chapter 36. Lacrosse
    Chapter 37. Netball
    Chapter 38. Pickleball
    Chapter 39. Racquetball
    Chapter 40. Rowing
    Chapter 41. Rugby Union
    Chapter 42. Shooting
    Chapter 43. Skateboarding
    Chapter 44. Snowboarding
    Chapter 45. Soccer
    Chapter 46. Softball
    Chapter 47. Speed Skating
    Chapter 48. Squash
    Chapter 49. Stand-Up Paddleboard Racing
    Chapter 50. Surfing
    Chapter 51. Swimming and Diving
    Chapter 52. Synchronized Swimming
    Chapter 53. Table Tennis
    Chapter 54. Taekwondo
    Chapter 55. Team Handball
    Chapter 56. Tennis
    Chapter 57. Track and Field
    Chapter 58. Triathlon
    Chapter 59. Ultimate
    Chapter 60. Volleyball
    Chapter 61. Water Polo
    Chapter 62. Water Skiing
    Chapter 63. Weightlifting
    Chapter 64. Wrestling

    About the Author

    Human Kinetics has been providing the world authoritative information related to physical activity since 1974. That information takes the form of textbooks and their ancillaries, consumer books, journals, online courses, software, and audiovisual products. The information touches the lives of millions of people worldwide who are interested in some form of physical activity. Those people include college students and professors, personal trainers, rehabilitation specialists, athletes, coaches, physical educators, nutritionists, parents, and sedentary people who want to become active.

    Myles Schrag is the founder of Adina Publishing and a former acquisitions and developmental editor at Human Kinetics. He has been involved in sport throughout his life as a participant, fan, coach, and parent. His career also includes experience as a freelance writer, book reviewer, and newspaper editor. His sports writing, youth coaching experience, and all-around interest in sport and physical activity make him uniquely qualified to author this book.