Game-Day Youth

Learning Football's Lingo

Non-Fiction - Sports
124 Pages
Reviewed on 06/09/2015
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Author Biography

Suzy Beamer Bohnert played sports during her youth, participating in leagues, playing in gyms, and gathering the neighborhood kids to join in pickup games until the streetlights were too dim to light the sporting site.

She launched her writing career as a newspaper sports editor. During that job, Suzy interviewed numerous coaches, athletes, and fans about sports, putting complicated games into simple words. Her books include Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball's Lingo; Game-Day Goddess: Learning Basketball's Lingo; Game-Day Goddess: Learning Football's Lingo; Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingo; Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo; Game-Day Youth: Learning Football's Lingo; and the fiction children's book, Binkie Learns to Fly.

An author of many acclaimed books for readers, her award-winners include Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingo, a Mom's Choice Award-winner for "Most Outstanding Nonfiction Children's Book"; Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo, named Best Books for Teen Boys by the New Hampshire Library Media Association; and the Game-Day Goddess Sports Series, 3-Volume Set, selected as Best Books for College Students by StudentAdvisor.com, a Washington Post Co. Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball's Lingo, Game-Day Youth: Learning Football's Lingo, Game-Day Youth: Learning Basketball's Lingo, and Game-Day Youth: Learning Baseball's Lingo were winners of the Readers' Favorite Five-Star Award. Game-Day Youth: Learning Football's Lingo received the Honorable Mention Award for nonfiction in the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.

The recipient of nineteen national awards for writing excellence, including the Hermes Creative, Ragan Communications, and MarCom Awards, she lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, Randall, and son and daughter, where she helps coach her kids' basketball, softball, and soccer teams.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite

Game-Day Youth: Learning Football’s Lingo by Suzy Beamer Bohnert, with the help of simple text, clear illustrations of the field and its markings, drawings of where the players play on the field, and pictures of the official’s signals, explains the questions of playing football, the players and positions, basic rules, various techniques, and the meaning of football words. The book begins with a quick introduction to professional football and its history, describes the football field, the equipment, the players and their positions, and officials in detail. This is followed by a discussion on the rules of the game, the skills necessary for a player, as well as the formations, both for offense and defense. A concise dictionary of football terms is included in this book, with illustrations wherever necessary.

Game-Day Youth: Learning Football’s Lingo by Suzy Beamer Bohnert is a book for all types of enthusiasts. Whether you recently signed up for the football team, watch a brother or sister play, or want to learn more about the game, this book is custom made for you. All the essentials of learning the game, as well as playing the game well, are included. With the dictionary added to its pages, this book can act as a complete manual for anyone interested in picking up or continuing with the game. Helpful illustrations are provided in many places for easy and quick understanding. A detailed table of contents and an equally good index placed at the end enhance this book’s suitability as a reference.