The Rudy in You: How to Make Your Sports a Positive Experience for Players, Parents, and Coaches (Sept., $14) by Rudy Ruettiger, Donald T. Phillips and Peter M. Leddy is a guide to youth sports based on the inspirational life of "Rudy," the Notre Dame football walk-on made famous by the movie.
One Hundred Stretches (Oct., $12.95) by Jim Brown are exercises to help athletes in all sports.
CARROLL & GRAF
To the Edge and Back: The Inspiring Story of the Olympic Snowboarder and Organ Transplant Survivor (Dec., $14) by Chris Klug with Steve Jackson tells Klug's story.
The Best of Bobby Jones on Golf (Oct., $12.95), edited by Sidney Matthew, offers timeless and practical tips.
Bouldering USA (Feb., $18.95) by Alli Rainey Wendling names 25 destinations across the U.S. to practice this popular sport.
Cubs Pride: For the Love of Ernie, Fergie & Wrigley (Nov., $12.95) by Alan Ross spans 129 years of the Chicago Cubs' ups, downs and almosts.
Care & Management of Horses: A Practical Guide for the Horse Owner (Sept., $19.95) by Heather Smith Thomas takes a common-sense approach to raising a healthy horse.
How to Climb: Mixed Climbing (Oct., $15.95) by Sean Isaac offers technical information on climbing rock and ice.
The Football Game I'll Never Forget: 100 NFL Stars' Stories (Sept., $24.95), edited by Chris McDonell, collects personal accounts from the 1950s to the '90s published in Football Digest.
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
Stadium Stories: Nebraska Cornhuskers: Colorful Tales of the Scarlet and Cream by Mike Babcock and
...Texas A&M Aggies: Colorful Tales of the Maroon and White (Sept., $9.95 each) by Olin Buchanan recall the histories, games and highlights.
Hockey: How to Play It Like the Pros (Oct., $18) by Sean Rossiter and Paul Carson offers an easy-to-follow analysis of the game's core skills plus tips from the pros.
Easy Kayaking Basics: A Paddling Handbook for the Pacific Northwest (Sept., $16.95) by Gary Backlund and Paul Grey shares their expertise.
Streetball: All the Ballers, Moves, Slams, & Shine (Nov., $16.95) by Chris Palmer and And 1, the recognized street basketball brand, celebrates the history and lore of the game.
Strength Training for Women (Nov., $18.95) by Lori Incledon teaches female muscle structure and function to maximize workouts.
2005 ESPN Sports Almanac (Nov., $12.99) by Gerry Brown and Mike Morrison provides new world records, trivia and intriguing sports stories from the past year. 75,000 first printing.
Inspecting the Aging Sailboat (Sept., $14.95) by Don Casey is a guide for those who oversee the maintenance of old boats or are shopping for a used craft.
Postcards from the Trailer Park: The Secret Lives of Climbers (Sept., $16.95) by Cameron Burns takes a wry and sometimes dark look at the world of climbing.
ORION (dist. by Sterling)
Twenty-Five Years of Williams F1: The Authorized Photographic Biography (Sept., $17.95) by Alan Henry recalls one of the great all-time Formula One racing teams through text and photos.
Are We There Yet? (Feb., $14) by Lucas Swineford. WWE superstars including The Big Show, Stone Cold and Lita tell their lively road-trip stories.
SANTA MONICA PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Can a Dead Man Strike Out? Offbeat Baseball Questions and Their Improbable Answers (Feb., $11.95) by Mark S. Halfon provides amazing accounts behind baseball's most unbelievable circumstances.
SCALA PUBLICATIONS (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers (Oct., $9.95) by Ellen Hughes celebrates athletes' exceptional accomplishments and amazing events.
The Biggest Boat I Could Afford: Sailing Up the U.S. Coast in a Dinghy (Sept., $19.95) by Lee Hughes recounts a New Zealander's hilarious adventures on a 2,500-mile sailing trip in a 16-foot Wayfarer dinghy.
Caribbean Passagemaking (Oct., $24.95) by Les Weatheritt gives sailors information and practical tips on such topics as finding safe and easy harbors and spotting weather windows.
Introducing Your Kids to the Outdoors (Feb., $16.95) by Christopher Van Tilburg, M.D., is a guide for parents.
TIME INC. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Almanac 2005 (Nov., $12.99) by Sports Illustrated magazine editors covers trivia on all sports. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Boxing Mastery: Advanced Technique, Tactics and Strategies from the Sweet Science (Oct., $12.95) by Mark Hatmaker offers information regarding ring generalship, offensive and defensive movements and more.
Inside the Ivy: Exclusive, Behind the Scenes Photo Diary of the 2004 Chicago Cubs Season (Oct., $12.95) gives fans exclusive access to the clubhouse, the field and behind the scenes action throughout the 2004 season; created in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
The Best of Fishing, Hunting, Camping, and Boating in Missouri: Tips from an Outdoor Enthusiast (Oct., $14.95) by Charles J. Farmer provides useful information to make the most of these sports.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
The Only Dance in Iowa: A History of Six-Player Girls' Basketball (Nov.; $18.95, cloth $40) by Max McElwain chronicles this 100-year-old Iowa tradition that once involved more than 70 percent of the girls in the state.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Fishing the Shenandoah Valley: An Angler's Guide (Oct., $12.95) by M.W. Smith looks at the diverse waters of this region.
UNIV PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Real Football: Conversations on America's Game (Nov., $20) by Stephen H. Norwood is an inside view of football culture as revealed through interviews with players and coaches.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
Retriever Troubleshooting (Sept., $24.50) by John and Amy Dahl tackles advanced training methods using the breed's innate strengths to compensate for weaknesses.
Five-Star Basketball Coaches' Playbook (Sept., $18.95), edited by Leigh Klein, Matt Masiero and Kevin Pigott, is a collection of plays.
Martial Arts Instruction—Applying Educational Theory and Communication Techniques in the Dojo (Oct., $15.95) by Lawrence A. Kane uses business and psychological techniques as tools to help martial arts teachers coach effectively.