The Play Like a Pro series covers the basics of playing six popular professional team sports: baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. Each title covers one sport in detail, from getting started to life as a pro and what pros do once they retire. Readers learn about the drive, dedication, preparation, hard work, skills, choices, and sacrifices involved in becoming a top athlete. They also learn more about the sports they love. Life on the ice sounds pretty cool, but itХs not all fun and games. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to play pro hockey, from starting young to building skills, staying in shape, balancing school and sports, and the importance of having an agent. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro hockey player, the risks of playing such a rough, aggressive sport, and the annual battle for the Stanley Cup. Each chapter features attentiongrabbing photos and examples from the lives of wellknown players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the game.