I posted a great book this week on a soccer team that bucks the athletic trend at their school, and focuses on enjoying the sport and losing with humor. My sports loving son adored it.
It made me realize that their are some wonderful books out there that deal with sports, but not actually playing the game. They look at the traditions behind the sport, the statistics that drive the game or the mysteries and superstitions that affect players.
My son may not be the greatest athlete, so a book on team dynamics and perseverance are not quite up his alley, but a book that looks at the strategy used to win and appreciate a game are something he can't get enough of.
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Losers Take All by David Klass
When seniors are required to play a sport at this sports obsessed school, Jack and his friends are not too pleased. Their talents lie elsewhere and their high school doesn't seem to support their other interests. So, they decide to start a C soccer team, enjoy each practice and lose with humor. Their attitude catches on, much to the distaste of the school administration, but are they really ready for all the attention?