Sports Innovations

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Few of today's most popular sports look exactly as they did in the past. Technology has evolved, strategies have changed, and the athletes themselves have become bigger, better, and faster. And the sports have changed right along with them. Sports Innovations examines specific advancements in these areas and the impact they've had on the games we love to watch and play. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Sports Innovations (6 titles)
Innovations in Auto Racing 5.4
Innovations in Baseball 5.8
Innovations in Basketball 5.9
Innovations in Football 5.9
Innovations in Hockey 6.2
Innovations in Soccer 6.1
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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2022
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint SportsZone
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2021-12-15
ISBN 9781532195006, 9781098215316
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Sports Innovations – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

No game has stayed the same since its invention, a truth highlighted in this interesting series. Some of the biggest innovations in soccer haven’t involved tech, but have instead revolutionized play, like total football, tiki-taka, and pressing/counter-pressing. Auto-racing innovations haven’t just made the cars more powerful and efficient, but have made the sport safer for spectators (thanks, barriers!) and drivers (thanks, head and neck restraints!). Baseball is still played as much as it was in its early days, though standardization of bats and balls have made strides to even the playing field (even though the fields themselves aren’t completely standardized!). Football helmets have evolved massively over the course of the sport, but readers may not realize that forward passing wasn’t legal until nearly 40 years after the first football game was played. Filled with fascinating facts and engaging writing, this series is a real winner. VERDICT A first purchase.