Free sports Kindle books for 27 Dec 18

Finish Your Marathon inside 3 hours with Dr Jim (A Dr’s Sport & Lifestyle Guide Book 2)

by James Graham

Dr Jim describes an effective methodical approach to running your fastest marathon. Detailed training schedules and race-day plans to get you to the marathon finish line in under 3 hours.
At age 53, Dr Jim finished the 2016 Brighton Marathon in a personal best time of 2:51. Remarkably this was just 2 weeks after a 2:59 finish at the Paris Marathon. Perhaps more remarkable was the 2:55 London Marathon finish just 7 days after that Brighton personal best. That is 3 Marathons sub-3 within 3 weeks at age 53. Find out how to do it.

My Son The Tennis Player: My Son the Tennis Player Guillermo Coria

by Hernan Chousa

This book is a very good contribution since much has been said about junior´s circuit, but very little was written, and even less from a father´s experience transiting with his child at either the national or the international level.
The various situations reported on the book and the characterizations of what is going on are so real that anyone who has been in the circuit, or is currently on the same, may find himself identified with them.
The additional value of the book is that its author addresses from a humorous and ironic standing point that allows you to laugh at ourselves in front of difficult situations, showing the different facets of the human being in a sport of extreme individuality.
Because in tennis as in life there are no magic formulas as well as there are no manual that assures us how to form elite players, there are no guide books to teach us how to be parents…

Steampunk For Simpletons: A Fun Primer For Folks Who Aren’t Sure What Steampunk Is All About

by Travis Sivart

New folks discover steampunk every day, and often their first question is, “What is steampunk?”, and their second question is, “What do steampunks do?”.

Steampunk For Simpletons starts with those questions and expands outward to cover a plethora of topics. We give a primer followed by a guided tour through the world of steampunk, from the basics such as where to go and what to do, to the aesthetic of the arts within steampunk.

Travis I. Sivart and Wendy L. Callahan are both published steampunk authors, as well as having a weekly radio show on the subject. Though they do not claim to be the ultimate or complete authority in this beloved genre, they wrote this book hoping to help new folks find their way into the hobby, or help others expand their knowledge of the aesthetic. They also drew upon the knowledge, expertise, and wisdom of many others (like their cats) from the steampunk community, making their book an inclusive and cooperative work.

How to Help Your Kid Succeed in Sports

by Hernan Chousa

So what do we parents usually do?
We neglect them, repress them, or neurotically try that one of our kids redeems us. The added value of this book relies on the friendly and colloquial language used by Hernan to share his experiences as a tennis player and father, and to pass on his wealth of knowledge, which was hardly gained through multiple frustrations.
His illustration of the fact that although it is hard for us to accept it, passion cannot be transferred, and as a consequence; if the fire of passion doesn’t burn inside you, it cannot be taught.
Hernan does a great job laying out that you cannot force somebody to desire what he/she doesn’t desire because you can just love what you don’t love in a heartbeat.
Being a parent is a very hard task as well as it is being a son/daughter.
Even though the most common psychologic phenomenon is that kids feel identified with their parents, in many cases it is the parents who feel identified with the kids and aspire for them what they couldn’t achieve when younger.
That implies treating your kid as an extension of yourself that will materialize your frustrated dreams of being famous and multimillionaire.

Uncle Jim’s Baseball Diaries

by Don Gaston

Baseball is America’s favorite past time and has provided good times and fantastic childhood memories for kids and parents alike.

I was fortunate enough to get to coach my son’s Little League baseball team when he turned seven. Without having any baseball coaching experience that first year, I decided to call on my Uncle Jim for some advice (knowing that he had been coaching Little League for a long time).

This book is intended to be a road map for any parent who is involved with coaching baseball and for anyone who enjoys the game, kids and parents alike. Uncle Jim tells of his own childhood memories that inspired him to begin coaching youth baseball.

Throughout the pages of this book, Uncle Jim reminisces over various situations he encountered during his forty year coaching career. He provides valuable tips for coaches and parents currently involved in Little League, and shares insight from his own experience as a team coach and manager. Many coaches and parents, or the baseball enthusiast in general, will be able to relate to some of these situations, producing a chuckle or a smile, as they journey through Uncle Jim’s stories. Coaching and working with kids has been a lifetime passion for Uncle Jim. He shares his stories with great enthusiasm for Little League baseball, in a light hearted, fun format.

Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley

by Austin Gisriel

College baseball players hone their skills in summer leagues all across America. Often playing in small towns and living with host families, the players strive to develop their abilities to the point where they are signed to professional contracts. For the towns, the summer league team is often a major source of local pride and community involvement. Nowhere in America is this more true than in New Market, Virginia, where every game is “not just a game,” it’s an event. Safe at Home: A Season in the Valley tells the story of the 2009 New Market Rebels and the townspeople who house them, feed them, and root for them; welcome them into their homes in June and send them back to their schools in August. In the process, both players and fans become part of something greater than themselves, even if it is just a baseball team in a little town in the Shenandoah Valley.

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