Book Review – Cool Sports Dad 75 Amazing Sporting Tricks to Teach and Impress Your Kids

About the Book
Fathers may not know how to swish foul shots or throw the perfect spiral, but NBA star Grant Hill and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers do! With Cool Sports Dad, all Dads will have the sports know-how to really impress their kids. Sports greats like Derick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and New York Rangers Captain Chris Drury help hads stay on top of every detail behind every sport! Out in time for Father’s Day, Cool Sports Dad is packed with mini essays with step-by-step instruction from the world’s most knowledgeable sportsexperts. Dads can learn:

  • How to steal a base from White Sox outfielder Juan Pierre
  • How to catch more touchdowns from star NFL wide receiver Torry Holt
  • How to fire a fastball from former all-star pitcher Jason Marquis
  • How to skate backwards on hockey skates from
  • Washington Capitals defenseman Tom Poti
  • How to serve an ace from pro tennis player James Blake
  • How to escape a sand trap from golf legend Gary Player
  • How to choose the right bowling ball from pro bowler Chris Barnes
  • How to ride a rail on a skateboard from pro skateboarder Bucky Lasek

    and much, much more!

The contributors range from instantly recognizable All-Star names like Jerome Bettis and David Wright, to the next generation of extreme athletes like BMX biker and 2005 X Games silver medalist Scotty Cranmer and Bass-masters fishing champion Kevin Van Dam. All of these stars have been chosen for inclusion because they are at the very top of their profession, be it basketball, baseball, football, BMX racing or even fishing. That makes them perfectly equipped to teach you how to teach and impress your children – and establish yourself as the Cool Sports Dad that you really are!

This book is the perfect Father’s Day gift for Dad, and a great resource for any father!

About the Author:
David Fischerhas written numerous books on sports for adults and young readers, including Greatest Sports Rivalries, The 50 Coolest Jobs in Sports, and Do Curve Balls Really Curve? He has written for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated for Kids, and has worked for Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, and the National Sports Daily. He was presented a Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing in 1998. David lives in River Vale, New Jersey with his wife Carolyn and children Rachel and Jack. He has been a cool sports dad for fifteen years.

My Take on the Book
Seeing that I have never been the most coordinated in sports (I was pretty good at basketball and soccer as a kid though), this book is amazing. Where else can you be taught by experts in their sports field some of the tricks that can make you look like a cool dad?

I was amazed at the completeness of this book and the fact that the author was able to pull together such a powerhouse collection of authors for the different sections of the book.

The sections were very easy to follow and I came to find that for the sections that I was interested i, I was easily able to understand the concepts as hey were set up in a step-by-step format.I also like the fact that the book was set up sport by sport so you could see all advice on one sport together instead of having to look throughout the book.

Overall, if you want to be a cool dad to your child and show them some slick moves, this book is definitely one to check out.

The book will be released in June 2010 from Skyhorse Publishing.

You can find more information on this book on Amazon!

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