A Basic Guide to Softball
There's nothing more exciting and engaging than the Olympic Games. Athletes from across the globe unite to participate in the most exciting and vigorous competitions of their lives. These athletes didn't get to the Olympics by accident -- it takes years of dedication, sweat, and training to become an Olympic athlete. But you don't have to be training for the Olympics to enjoy sports. Whether you like cycling, playing softball, wrestling, or riding horses, the Olympic Guides will give you numerous tips on equipment, training, and improving your skills. Complete with up-to-date results from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, these official U.S. Olympic Committee publications take a fascinating look at how to play sports, the history of sports, and everything in between.A Basic Guide to Softball will enhance your appreciation of the history of the sport, its rules, and it's fundamentals. You'll learn the basic skills and strategies needed for each position, find out how to choose and care for your equipment, and meet the members of the Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. Softball Team.
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