I think the reasons why shine through in the book ravin seems much more. Night hoops by carl deuker overdrive rakuten overdrive. An attorney by trade, ravin never played organized basketball beyond high school, unlike most trainers and advisors working with nba players. The hoops whisperer by idan ravin the boston globe. On the court and inside the heads of basketballs best players 9781592409372.
Thank you for all the sponsors for this winter season, the league greatly appreciates it as well as the kids. And with the bargain price youre charging for it, i think its a great place for people to dip a toe in your backlist. Random house childrens books is the publisher of many of his titles, including on a clear day, 145th street. Idan ravin, a personal trainer who works withcarmelo anthony, gilbert arenas and elton brand and is known by some in the league as the hoops whisperer for his effect on players, has even broken killer instinct down into components. I decided to read this book because it looks cool and sound cool. Most recently ravin, who also authored a book titled the hoops whisperer, is working with the nbas top rookies, including no. Powered by create your own unique website with customizable. Among his many honors are monster, the first printz award winner and two newbery honor books, scorpions. Idan ravin born 1971 is a basketball trainer who works with many of the worlds most well known basketball players. When the team starts out the season they didnt have a good start, but once nick and trent slowly become friends the season starts coming together. Using as a backdrop his lifelong devotion to playing basketball, berkow, a respected new york times sportswriter, shares his perspectives on life, death, sickness, health, and, of course, the quest for the perfect drive to the hoop. In the hoops whisperer, ravin shares the fascinating story of how he transformed a passion for the game into working with iconic basketball stars such as chris paul, lebron james, kevin durant, carmelo anthony, stephen curry, blake griffin, james harden, dwight howard, and many more. Another thing why is because its talking about how he started off not know how to do things in his life but all along he says he had his game and his fame. On the court and inside the heads of basketballs best players idan ravin.
Books and hoops will foster a reading life by raising interest in reading. Free hoops study unit worksheets for teachers to print. The hoops whisperer, for his first column in slam 142. The book follows nba greats and there are many player stories in the book and their unique basketball training paths developed by the author with interesting insight into. The hoops whisperer by idan ravin was a great book for a basketball player like me, or anyone who loves the sport. Part selfhelp, part nba allaccess pass, ravins memoir will appeal to.
Free hoops worksheets and literature unit for teachers. We will raise reading enthusiasm by connecting reading strategies with basketball. Where do the best basketball players in the world turn when they want to improve their game. The only way to tame a 10,000pound tiger is to immediately show a level of control, says ravin, drawing an analogy from the novel life of pi. Who do lebron james, chris paul, kevin durant, steph curry, dwight howard, james harden and a ton of other top basketball players go to to get better. The hoops whisperer by idan ravin overdrive rakuten. Yet, solely through word of mouth from the leagues biggest stars, he has built a career training elite athletes in their shared quest to improve their games and achieve. Nicks brother scott abbott is somehow a better basketball player than him, but he is a couple of years older than nick.
The pages include count please read the pdf files before starting the project 4x4 5x7 6x10 the 4x4 book is very small learning book sold separately and not included adorable the set will in multiple formats dst, exp, hus, jef, pcs, pes, sew, vip, vip3 xxx. Idan wrote this autobiography to describe his life as a allstar caliber basketball trainer for the top pro ball players in the world. A schoolboy hoops standout while growing up in the chicago area, berkow realized that his talent for the game could never match his love for it and ended up by. Night hoops by carl deuker by harrison latimer on prezi. Summary nick abbott is a talented basketball player for his age. But if ravin practices understatement and a bit of false modesty in his new book, the hoops whisperer titled after the nickname bestowed on him by sports illustrated, hes earned it. Houston few nba players so perfectly embody the tried and true actions speak louder than words trope quite the way carlos delfino does. Nick and trent are the opposite in almost every way except they both love basketball. Below, are the answers from the man whos trained lebron, carmelo, cp3, kd and many more elite nba players. Both my husband and i read idan ravins book the hoops whisperer and enjoyed for different reasons. His coach, cal, knows lonnie has what it takes to be a probasketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure.
An unlikely inspirational book by the trainer for the nbas biggest stars. These hoops are for adults and teens who are able to hoop around their waist. He offers a rare unguarded glimpse inside the lives of these. In his new memoir, the hoops whisperer, he cites the allegory of the cave, life of pi, and his fouryearold nieces coloring book as guides to an improved freethrow percentage. On the court and inside the heads of basketballs best players. Life of pi, and his fouryearold nieces coloring book as guides to an.
But i didnt love it either, it did have its ups and downs. Whom does a future nba hall of famer thank at his press. In this story of an unlikely bond, awardwinning author carl deuker explores. When the rest of the house and the city were sleeping nick and trent were playing night hoops. In hoops, myers makes the game of basketball symbolize the game of life. These hoops are for children or advanced hoop dancers.
The hoops whisperer by idan ravin is a sports nonfiction book about a jewish basketball trainer who transformed his love of the game into working with iconic basketball stars like lebron james, steph curry, and chris paul. Hoops by walter dean myers meet your next favorite book. The game is covered well though i dont think readers have to come to the book with either advanced knowledge of nor love of the game to enjoy the story. On the court and inside the heads of basketballs best players in the late 1980s, a television commercial aired for a new line of reebok high tops. Recommendation i would recommend this book to people who enjoy basketball or people who like to read sport books.
The book, hoops, by walter dean was a good book i liked it. Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more. The book follows nba greats and there are many player stories in the book and their unique basketball training paths developed by the author with interesting insight into the mentality and dedication of the players. Closing the achievement gap by increasing reading proficiency and raising reading enthusiasm by connecting reading strategies with basketball. Idan ravin, a former lawyer with no formal basketball playing or coaching experience, has become one of the nbas most soughtafter personal trainers. In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, teachingbooks supports the first amendment and celebrates the right to read. Nick abbott and trent dawson have nothing in common but basketball. The hoops whisperer by idan ravin philosophersnotes. In his new memoir, the hoops whisperer, he cites the allegory of the cave, life of pi, and his fouryearold niece s coloring book as guides to an improved freethrow percentage, and he. The mission of books and hoops is to make children lifelong readers. After reading the hoopster, i usually have them write an essay discussing what they learned from the book and how they can apply the lessons andre learned to their lives. Fiction author walter dean myers is the 2019 childrens literature legacy award winner.
Ravin became an athletic trainer without the seemingly requisite formal education or experience. Short stories, hoops, the outside shot, and what they found. Gold hoops thick, wide, bamboostyle, small or thin were an extension of our sass, our style and us. For example, while i was in the center, i got a call from maryann. In his new memoir, the hoops whisperer, he cites the allegory of the cave, life of pi, and his fouryearold nieces coloring book as guides to an improved. After a successful string of columns, we took a couple more of your questions and posed them to idan ravin, a. One down was that, it was constantly changing topics. In his memoir, the hoops whisperer, titled after the nickname bestowed on him by sports illustrated, hes earned it. All eyes are on seventeenyearold lonnie jackson while he practices with his team for a citywide basketball tournament of champions. Golf croquet has become an important element of the sports global development since the early 90s.664 812 421 1506 1119 572 534 1431 672 349 432 962 197 1515 1536 1198 809 1326 79 995 1266 341 606 194 417 457 1106 151 513 1503 202 1268 1331 113 785 1264 330 284 101 1114 310 812