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Teresa Weatherspoon's basketball for girls
Weatherspoon, Teresa, 1965-
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Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley, 1999.
Physical Description:
viii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Provides instruction and advice for young women who want to play basketball, covering dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding, as well as individual and team offense and defense.

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Central Library GV886 .W43 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Great news for the millions of young hoopsters dreaming of someday running with the pros: two-time Olympian and professional star Teresa Weatherspoon is sharing all of her basketball secrets! In this fun and informative book, not only will you get the inside scoop on passing, dribbling, defending, shooting, and all the rules of the game, you′ll also learn why Spoon believes that unselfishness, hard work, and a positive attitude are as valuable as technical skill.

With tons of instructional photos and heaping "Spoon"-fuls of inspiration, personal history, and inside tips, Teresa Weatherspoon′s Basketball for Girls delivers all the goods. In no time, you′ll be tearing up the courts, burning up the nets, and showing how it′s really done!

Author Notes

TERESA WEATHERSPOON is one of the top stars in the WNBA. Named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year in both 1997 and 1998, Teresa is the point guard and captain for the New York Liberty. She was on two U.S. Olympic teams, winning a gold and a bronze medal, and also played professionally in Italy and Russia.

TARA SULLIVAN covers basketball and football as a staff writer at the Bergen Record in New Jersey.

KELLY WHITESIDE is a staff writer at Newsday, covering football and women′s sports.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. "When I was young," says WNBA star Weatherspoon, "I didn't have professional women athletes to look up to . . . but now there are so many opportunities for women in sports, and I want to let girls know that they can make their dreams come true." So begins this primer for girls who love basketball. The authors introduce a tremendous amount of practical information on playing the game, including techniques for everything from stretching to offense. Black-and-white photos of "Spoon" and her teammates illustrate the text, which integrates some of Weatherspoon's own experiences--among them, such thrilling moments as winning an Olympic gold medal. A must for any girl with a serious interest in playing the sport, this will also be good reading for basketball fans in general. A list of Weatherspoon's records and a glossary are appended. --Helen Rosenberg

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-A two-time winner of the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year award shares her expertise. The book, which offers both instruction and advice, stresses teamwork and encourages girls to have fun playing the game. Exercises range from pregame stretches to off-season conditioning. The many black-and-white action photographs allow readers to see each exercise, drill, or play under discussion. Weatherspoon also includes stories about her family and the sport that she loves. She emphasizes that she has bad days on the court and that every mistake should teach a lesson. Although Faye Y. Miller and Wayne Coffey's Winning Basketball for Girls (Facts On File, 1992) has much of the same information, the personal anecdotes and up-to-date photographs make this title especially appealing. An excellent resource for sports collections.-Barb Lawler, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Before You Start
Shooting and Individual Offense
Individual Defense
What Makes a Team Player
Team Offense
Team Defense

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