Steps to Success

Become a pro in 6 popular sports using this sports technique book!

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Build confidence and master the fundamentals of each sport covered in these books. They feature expert instruction with clear photographs and diagrams that are easy to follow, ensuring proper technique. 

Outstanding, Clear Instruction

These textbooks provide step-by-step instruction and full color photos of the fundamental skills of 6 major sports. You will learn the more basic skills first, and then progress to advanced skills as you improve. Sports covered in these books include badminton, golf, field hockey, racquetball, soccer, and tennis.

Contents

You have 6 book options. The contents for each book are as follows:

Badminton

  • Step 1. Racket Handling and Footwork
  • Step 2. Serve
  • Step 3. Forehand and Backhand Overhead
  • Step 4. Clear
  • Step 5. Drop Shot
  • Step 6. Smash
  • Step 7. Drive
  • Step 8. Advanced Techniques
  • Step 9. Tactics and Strategies
  • Step 10. Doubles Play
  • Step 11. Conditioning

Golf

  • Foreword
  • Climbing the Steps to Golf Success
  • Acknowledgments
  • Step 1 Putting the Ball Into the Hole
  • Step 2 Setting Up for the Shot
  • Step 3 Chipping to the Green
  • Step 4 Pitching From Farther Away
  • Step 5 Taking a Full Swing
  • Step 6 Ball Flight, Shot Patterns, and Club Selection
  • Step 7 Overcoming Difficult Lies and Shots From the Rough
  • Step 8 Escaping From Bunkers
  • Step 9 Practice to Improve Performance
  • Step 10 Managing the Course
  • Step 11 The Mental Game of Golf
  • Step 12 Continuing to Improve

Field Hockey

  • Step 1: Balance and Footwork
  • Step 2: Passing and Receiving
  • Step 3: Controlling the Ball and Dribbling
  • Step 4: Tackling
  • Step 5: Shooting
  • Step 6: Goalkeeping
  • Step 7: Leading the Attack and Defense
  • Step 8: Supporting the Lead Attacker
  • Step 9: Supporting the Lead Defender
  • Step 10: Organizing the Team’s System of Play
  • Step 11: Functional Training

Racquetball

  • Step 1. Forehand
  • Step 2. Backhand
  • Step 3. Serve
  • Step 4. Return of Serve
  • Step 5. Front-Wall Shots
  • Step 6. Side-Wall Shots
  • Step 7. Ceiling Shots
  • Step 8. Back-Wall Shots
  • Step 9. Court Positioning
  • Step 10. Shot Selection
  • Step 11. Game Management
  • Step 12. Doubles, Cutthroat, and Outdoor Court Games

Soccer

  • Acknowledgments
  • Keys to Diagrams
  • Step 1 Dribbling, Shielding, and Tackling
  • Step 2 Passing and Receiving Rolling Balls
  • Step 3 Passing and Receiving Flighted Balls
  • Step 4 Dominating the Air Game
  • Step 5 Shooting to Finish the Attack
  • Step 6 Goalkeeping
  • Step 7 Winning One-on-One Matchups
  • Step 8 Attacking As a Group
  • Step 9 Defending As a Group
  • Step 10 Attacking As a Team
  • Step 11 Defending As a Team
  • Step 12 Understanding Player Formations, Roles, and Responsibilities
  • About the Author

Tennis

  • Key to Diagrams
  • Step 1 Forehands: Controlling the Rally
  • Step 2 Backhands: Developing a Weapon
  • Step 3 Serves: Taking the Offensive
  • Step 4 Volleys: Forcing the Action
  • Step 5 Half Volleys: Getting Out of Trouble
  • Step 6 Lobs: Changing the Pace
  • Step 7 Overhead Smashes: Hitting the Put-Away
  • Step 8 Drop Shots: Disguising Your Intentions
  • Step 9 Singles Tactics: Playing Your Game
  • Step 10 Doubles Tactics: Playing as a Team
  • Step 11 Special Situations: Managing the Match
  • Preventing Tennis Injuries
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • About the Authors

Steps to Success Options

Steps to Success is available for 6 sports.

  • Racquetball, 208 pages
  • Tennis, 224 pages
  • Badminton, 200 pages
  • Golf, 163 pages
  • Field Hockey, 240 pages

Soccer, 272 pages

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