Newcomer Kirby Childs overcomes obstacles to find his spot on a new roller hockey team.
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Roller Hockey is the most comprehensive and up-to-date roller hockey-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round roller hockey-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.No other roller hockey book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book takes you from the off-season to the in-season, and is loaded with dozens of tips and pointers to help you maximize your training and improve your performance.Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!Rob Price is a first class certified personal trainer and a former fitness consultant at the University of Wisconsin. He is a national weight lifting champion and state bench press record holder who has been featured in newspapers and magazines all over the world, including the USA Today, for his sports-training expertise. Rob is a contributing author to Golf Fitness Magazine, Swimmer's World Magazine, US Bowler Magazine, and OnFitness magazine and is the founder and head trainer of SportsWorkout.com's e-Training service. In addition to being an internationally recognized fitness expert, Rob also holds a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University where he was honored as one of ten Moritz Scholars.
This is a practical Handbook for youth Ice Hockey coaches, and parents. It has 87 individual pictures and illustration variations to look at. All the skill activities and drills are numbered for easy reference between coaches and parents. Complete with diagram, illustration, and explanation for each one. It covers all the fundamentals you will need to get started in defensive ice hockey. It also has training games to play, sample practice schedules, many strategies and tactics to use, and many plays to run to get your team started.
A summer in the city! Mason can't believe his bad luck. Just when he thinks he is going to die of boredom, a local roller hockey team announces that it's holding try-outs.
Sometimes people say and do things that just make you sit back and wonder. Well, this book is definitely three chapters of pure wonderment! It all begins innocently enough within the womb then guides you on a path of fifth grade laughter and hi-jinx. Each tale contains real life situations that will surely bring a smile to your face. In fact, they're almost therapeutic as they confirm the fact that yes, there is actually someone out there in the world more moronic than yourself! Now isn't that a comforting thought! Stories from childhood through high school, to a three-year stint with the United States navy, right up to present day, only proves one thing. That years and experience of life mean absolutely nothing if you can't look back on them and have yourself a good hearty laugh! Hopefully some of the stories within this book will help to stir up a few entertaining memories from your own past. Remember.. memories are the fuel powering our sanity! Welcome to Tommy's world!
Focusing on the core concepts and principles of educational psychology, this edition features a chapter on knowledge construction. The coverage of cognitive perspectives on learning has been expanded and deepened with new sections on cognitive apprenticeships and authentic tasks.
Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden's observation that 'it's what you learn after you know it all that counts'. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes - the internet, mobile, and cloud computing - has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub 'smart creatives'. The management maxims ('Consensus requires dissension', 'Exile knaves but fight for divas', 'Think 10X, not 10%') are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history. 'Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,' says Rosenberg. 'The class slides all read 'Google confidential' until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.'
Tyler is a good, solid hockey player, but not a great one. That honor belongs to the obnoxious Riley, a sixteen-year-old spoiled superstar who makes Tyler's life miserable. When Tyler and Riley are sent to volunteer at a local youth program, Tyler finds the passion and commitment he needs to step up his game on ice—and off.
Language Development: Variety of Texts aids students in approaching different types of text, from articles, to fiction, to poetry. Curriculum-correlated activities help learners recognize different writing styles, understand what they are reading, and think critically about writing, and pre- and post-assessments aid teachers in individualizing instruction, diagnosing the areas where students are struggling, and measuring achievement, and support standards.
With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.
Praise for Windows of the SoulEvery once in a while a book comes along that makes you stop and think—and then think some more—like Ken Gire’s wonderful book Windows of the Soul.—John Trent in Christian Parenting TodayKen Gire has created a book that gently pours forth, like water out of a garden bucket, cleansing our thoughts and opening the petals of our spirits, providing us with a new sense of clarity in our search for God. —Manhattan (KS) MercuryEach word, each phrase, is painstakingly wrought, loaded with thoughts and prayer, and filled with new glimpses of God’s love, grace, and strength. —The Christian AdvocateWindows of the Soul will surprise you with the many and varied windows God uses to speak to us. With the heart of an artist, Ken Gire paints word pictures in prose and poetry that will thrill your heart.—Mature LivingWindows of the Soul is a rare book, resounding with the cry for communion that is both ours and God’s. With passion, honesty, and beauty, Ken Gire calls us to a fresh sensitivity to God’s voice speaking through the unexpected parables that surround us.—Christian Courier
Who won the first professional sports championship for the city of Anaheim? Which Roller Hockey International team owner posed for Playboy? Which RHI team's logo did Sports Illustrated describe as looking like "a malevolent vacuum-cleaner attachment?" Which coach won two championships for two different teams in RHI's first two seasons? Why were fans nearly ejected from the Oakland Skates' arena for celebrating a hat trick? All those questions and more are answered in "Wheelers, Dealers, Pucks & Bucks: A Rocking History of Roller Hockey International." Author Richard Graham takes you behind the scenes to show how Dennis Murphy created Roller Hockey International, and why Murphy might be the most unlikely, least known and most influential visionary in North American professional sports history. Despite his rather leprechaun-like stature, "Murph" had tall dreams, a gift of gab and the ability to bring together a diverse group of people to work toward a common goal. After seeing some children playing hockey on inline skates on a suburban street, Murphy was inspired to create a professional league that ran from 1993-1999 and which soared and then crashed much like the inline skating craze of the 1990s. What's best about this book, however, are the stories that Graham has collected from the league's founders, team owners, players, administrators, referees and fans. You will alternately be amused and astounded by some of the hilarious events, player pranks, episodes of shortsightedness shown by some of the league's founders and team owners, the controversy over the league's puck and more. Particularly moving are the stories of players whose dreams of playing professional sports came true in Roller Hockey International. Full of thrills, spills and body checks, along with an abundance of humor, "Wheelers, Dealers, Pucks & Bucks" is the story of a niche sport and a professional league that dared to dream big. With its hundreds of stories about players, coaches, managers, team owners and league administrators, Graham's book is similar in scope and depth to "Loose Balls" Terry Pluto's classic about the American Basketball, and as funny as Jim Bouton's "Ball Four" (but not as mean). Wheelers, Dealers, Pucks & Bucks chronicles the fastest rise and fall of any sports league in modern history, and countless hours of research, interviews and off-the-record conversations have paid off for Mr. Graham and the reader. We meet the wheelers (the players), most of who were minor-league ice-hockey journeymen. These players were propelled by a new sport to take center stage at major NBA and NHL arenas during the summer months, fulfilling their dreams of fame and not so much fortune. Next are the dealers like Dennis Murphy, with connections so strong he could gather the top 10 sports moguls in a room with a single phone call. The disappointing saga of the puck specifically designed for roller hockey, which was counted on to supply the bucks to bankroll the league (imagine if the NBA earned a royalty for every basketball sold in the entire world), is a lesson that even today's big-league commissioners should heed. All sports fans and especially those who want to understand the operations of a league and its teams will benefit from this book. Wheelers, Dealers, Pucks & Bucks: A Rocking History of Roller Hockey International recounts the six crazy seasons of Roller Hockey International and could well become the next great sports movie -- featuring characters even the greatest scriptwriters couldn't create. The foreword was written by Jeanie Buss, a former Roller Hockey International team owner and a current executive vice president for the 16-time NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers. For wild action (both on and off the playing surface), humor and the true story of Roller Hockey International, Wheelers, Dealers, Pucks & Bucks can't be touched with a 10-foot-long hockey stick.