The essays are solid, and they challenge the reader to think about and reflect on social constructs and their relationships with sport and society. (CHOICE
This book offers new and heartfelt insights into the role of sports in our lives. In these pages, you'll meet coaches, players, parents and academics who will help you rethink your relationship with the games you love, and recommit to giving your children the best sports experiences possible. (Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture)
Through these essays, written by a distinguished group of contributors, students can discover how the sports they take for granted can be a window into understanding the world in which they live. (Michael Oriard, Oregon State University)
About the Author
Sandra Spickard Prettyman is associate professor of educational foundations and leadership at the University of Akron. Brian Lampman is a high school social studies teacher in Saline, Michigan, where he also coaches men's varsity soccer.