Further resources for more on your favorite sports!

We've worked hard to boil down the most important basic concepts of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling in our book. If you've found that you're interested in getting even deeper into one or more of the sports we talk about, here are some great places to learn even more!

Also, check out our blogs list for some of the great blogs we've found related to sports for women and girls!

Baseball

Rules:

Wanna dig way into the baseball rulebook? Here's the official rule set from Major League Baseball. (These rules also apply to almost all other organizations and levels of the game.)
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/foreword.jsp

Strategies:

This site has strategies from simple to advanced. It's real strength is great descriptions of the more advanced strategies and when and why you'll see them implemented.
http://www.armchairgm.com/Baseball_Strategy:Guide_to_Smart_Baseball

Basketball

Rules:

Here's the NBA's official rulebook. It's the most easily accessible of the major organizations (NFHS/high school, NCAA/college, and the NBA), and most of the rules are universal.
http://www.nba.com/analysis/rules_index.html

Football

Rules:

This link will take you to a digest version (definitely enough for most football fans!). This is another case where the professional league's rulebook is easily accessible, but the NCAA and NFHS aren't as easy to get your hands on.
http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/digestofrules

The hand signals referees use throughout a game can be one of more confusing aspects of football to get used to. The NFL put together this great reference page to show you exactly what signal is used and when. This thing is very, very handy!
http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/signals

Events:

Here's an interactive, week-by-week schedule for the 2008 NCAA football season. It'll automatically pull up the current week's schedule, but you can quickly and easily switch which week you're looking at. You can also easily look at just the conference your favorite team is in (if you know it) to see when they'll play and what channel the game will be on.
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/scoreboard

And here's the NFL's full 2008 season schedule. Since the NFL has so many fewer teams, their schedule is much more compact and a bit easier to read than the NCAA's.
http://www.nfl.com/schedules

Soccer

Rules:

The rules for soccer can vary a fair bit from level-to-level and even organization-to-organization. But America's Major League Soccer (MLS) has a good, easily accessed rulebook that is a good base to work from.
http://web.mlsnet.com/about/rules/

Events:

Here's a link to MLS's season schedule. It's nice, clean, and easy. It'll also tell you what channel you can watch the games on.
http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/schedule/

Volleyball

Rules:

From this FIVB (volleyball's international governing body) page you can find a PDF file with their official rule set.
http://www.fivb.org/EN/volleyball/Rules/Rules.htm

Strategies:

Check out the very bottom of this page for a group of links that lead to detailed explanations of various volleyball strategies. If you've read our book, this site will add value to what you learned there and complement it perfectly!
http://www.strength-and-power-for-volleyball.com/volleyball-strategies.html

Wrestling

Strategies:

This is a nice, simple site that gives clear and easy-to-understand tips for the surprisingly complicated sport of wrestling.
http://molasar.blackmagic.com/ses/wrest/tips/wrestips.html

Fun Trivia

This site is actually aimed at the elementary school to junior high/middle school crowd. But we love the easy interface and fun presentation of trivial sports facts!
http://www.factmonster.com/sports.html

After you've read and memorized everything on the trivia site above, test your knowledge by heading over to this link. It serves up the questions, and you (hopefully) knock 'em down!
http://sportstriviaquestions.info