Playing Pro Hockey

From the Series Playing Pro Sports

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

To play professional hockey, you need plenty of grit and determination—it’s a physically and emotionally punishing job. Millions of people are expecting you to give your all, connect on your checks, outskate your competitors, and do whatever it takes to score goals. To perform at that level, you must be in impeccable shape all year round. You’ll spend hundreds of hours practicing skills, working with teammates, and watching video. Plus you’ll need to cope with constant media attention and all of the travel that goes with the 82-game season. But for those who reach the pros, the long hours and hard work are totally worth it.

This book, which was reviewed by 12-year National Hockey League (NHL) veteran Mark Parrish, offers an authentic look at what life is like as a pro hockey player. You’ll learn:

• How players climb the ranks to reach the NHL

• The types of workouts and dietary plans NHL players use

• How NHL players prevent and treat injuries

Go behind the scenes and see what it’s really like to be an NHL star!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-4729-5
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.2
BISACS JNF011000, JNF054070
Dewey 796.962'64
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 790
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 166075
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Top-notch writing, colorful photos and sidebars, fact boxes, and diagrams combine to make this series a standout…. A great series that sheds light on the reality of life in professional sports.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Jeff Hawkins