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The Book Of Athletics And Out-Of-Door Sports | by Norman W. Bingham, Jr.



Containing practical advice and suggestions from college team-captain's and other amateurs, on football, base-ball, tennis, rowing, golf, sprinting, bicycling, swimming, skating, yachting, etc.

TitleThe Book Of Athletics And Out-Of-Door Sports
AuthorNorman W. Bingham, Jr.
PublisherLothrop Publishing Company
Year1895
Copyright1895, Lothrop Publishing Company
AmazonThe book of athletics and out-of-door sports
The Book Of Athletics And Out Of Door Sports

Illustrated By G. W. Picknell And Others

-Preface
In compiling this Book of Athletics, no attempt has been made to produce an exhaustive treatise on every branch of sport now popular with the boys and girls of America. The design has been, rather, ...
-The Use And Abuse Of Athletics
EVERY healthy boy likes to be out of doors; and almost every boy is, at some period in his life, an enthusiast on the subject of athletics. Every sane man is ready to allow that a certain amount of ou...
-Advice To School Foot-Ball Captains
THE average school, with small numbers and only a few large boys to pick from, is at a disadvantage when pitted against one of the great schools, such as Exeter, Andover, Groton, St. Marks, or Lawrenc...
-Handling A College Nine
FOR the last few years the game of base-ball, in colleges and universities, has lost much of its popularity, and has given way to football, which, as now played, is practically a new game. The reason...
-Seven Good Rules For Base-Ball Players To Bear In Mind
ONE. - Base runners must always remember and turn to the right of the foul line in returning to first, when they have overrun that base. Two. - Batters should run whenever they touch the ball, or whe...
-A Sermon On Lawn Tennis
LAWN TENNIS is a curious game. It simply consists in hitting a ball over a net and back again. Nothing else, except that you try to hit it as hard as you safely can, and to put it out of your opponent...
-How To Train A Crew
BEFORE training comes the selection of men. Too great care cannot be taken that the members of a crew are, first, physically sound; and, second, anatomically fitted for rowing. Men whose organs are un...
-How To Train A Crew. Part 2
The oarsman should have all the sleep he wants; and between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five he will need about nine hours in bed, if he does honest work in the boat. He should sleep in a well-ven...
-How To Train A Crew. Part 3
In Single Scull. The tricks of watermanship, or of rowing the boat on an even keel as it is called, that is, without its inclining either to port or starboard, can most of them be learned only by...
-Cricket As Played In America
ENGLISH and American boys are pretty much the same kind of fellows in their love of outdoor sports; and in neither country does a boy get into knickerbockers, without beginning at once to learn to pla...
-Cricket As Played In America. Continued
How's that? - Stumped Out. The placing of the field, which is done by the bowler or the captain of the team, requires the greatest judgment, so that the kind of ball delivered receives the suppor...
-Golf: The Coming Game
GOLF is the coming game. Already it has more than kept pace with its younger rivals; and, from a purely local Scotch game, has extended its fascinations to every English-speaking community. That the ...
-About Bicycles
NEVER, since the beginning of the world, have boys and girls been provided with so many opportunities for having good times, combined with healthful recreation, as in these days of what is truly calle...
-Running And Hurdling
SCARCELY any form of athletics has so many followers who differ so absolutely in physique from the popularly accepted idea of an athlete, as do the so-called pedestrian sports, which include runni...
-Running And Hurdling. Continued
The Low or Crouching Start. A Close Finish. The general scheme of training for the sprints may, to speak very roughly, be applied to the other distances. That is to say, there must be some lo...
-Hare And Hounds Runs
LONG before cinder tracks and spiked shoes were known, our ancestors settled their disputes of superiority in regard to their powers of speed by running across the meadows and plains. It is an interes...
-Hints For Young Pedestrians
IF I could inspire ten wide-awake young fellows with a fondness for pedestrian exercise, I should be quite satisfied to jot down some hints on walking tours, suggested out of an experience of many exc...
-Hints For Young Pedestrians. Part 2
You will find it so difficult to organize a pedestrian party, that you may as well make up your mind at the outset to go alone. For a day or so you may feel the lack of company; but it will take only ...
-Hints For Young Pedestrians. Part 3
As to a stamping-ground, all parts of the country offer attractive pedestrian routes, though I should fancy that the plains and prairies might become monotonous to the walker. Among re-gions favorab...
-Out-Of-Door Gymnastics
TO the healthy boy or girl, exercise is always attractive. It is also helpful and strengthening. The practice of gymnastics develops the muscles, tones the system, and yields toughened sinews in place...
-How To Make An Out-Door Gymnasium
GIVE a Yankee boy a suggestion, and his native ingenuity will devise a way to surmount any difficulties that may arise during his attempt to follow and develop it. Every boy delights in exercise; but ...
-Hints For Yachtsmen. I. - On Board
GLORIOUS sport is yachting! It is, however, a pastime of recent introduction; many of those who are not considered old remember when its nucleus was no more than occasional sailboats, owned by priva...
-Hints For Yachtsmen. II. - Sea - Terms
O each profession beiongs its own language. A full list of the terms in use aboard ship could scarce be printed between the covers of this book; but a few of such as would be used by a yachtsman may b...
-Hints For Yachtsmen. III. - Starboard And Port
HEN you go a-sailing, remember that every vessel has a forward and an after part; the former is the bow, the latter the stern: these names are constantly applied aboard ship; thus, a rope is made fast...
-The Art Of Swimming
SWIMMING is an art so manly, so graceful, and so useful, that no one ever regrets the trouble of learning. And every one can learn, unless he be physically infirm or naturally a coward. Dr. Franklin ...
-The Art Of Swimming. Continued
Just at this stage of progress you will be anxious to dive. There is great sport in this; but it requires practice to dive cleanly. Diving may be performed from the surface of the water, when swimm...
-Sport In The Water
ANY one who has ever seen a tub race - and those who have not may be assured that they have missed one of the funniest sights in the world - will remember the screams of laughter and little shrieks of...
-Sport In The Water. Part 2
When once the tank is quite filled, a decided change comes over the scene. A skiff containing a young man and a young woman - who is much afraid of the water - makes its appearance, the young man rowi...
-Sport In The Water. Part 3
Only the full backs or goal keepers are entitled to remain within the goal-line; and it is one of the duties of the judges or umpires, who stand each at a goal, to declare a foul against any player wh...
-A Cane Rush
DID you ever see a cane rush? It is not altogether new; for when the Greek boys of the Twenty-third Olympiad - twenty-five hundred years and more ago - tugged and struggled for the mastery in the ga...
-Hurdling
EXCEPT among athletes and college men, interest in the minor athletic sports is, comparatively, confined to so few people that it would not be strange if many young Americans had never seen, nor even ...
-Hurdling. Continued
This, as might be supposed, leads to frequent accidents, and is the chief source of danger in hurdling. In his anxiety to take the hurdle closely, the hurdler sometimes jumps too low and strikes the h...
-The Running Broad Jump
IN explaining my method of broad jumping, I think I can arrive at greater clearness by dividing the subject into several parts, and treating the reader as one entirely unacquainted with the sport. In...
-Skating
FOR your first lesson in skating, choose a piece of ice of moderate roughness. Take plenty of time to learn to stand well and safely on your skates, and to get confidence. Your danger as to falling is...
-Hand-In-Hand Skating
THERE can be no lasting interest in any form of sport unless some definite end is kept in view, some problem finally worked out, some purpose accomplished. There is no amusement in shooting arrows aim...
-Knots, Hitches, And Splices
ON land or on water every boy should know how to knot a rope, splice two pieces of rope together, or make the sort of hitch which will best serve his purpose. The first thing to be sure of is the rig...
-Knots, Hitches, And Splices. Continued
Fig. 18. Fig. 19. Fig. 20. The Jar-sling, seen in Fig. 20, serves a similar purpose. In a long piece of cord, make a large loop as in Fig. 18, and hold the bight against the standing parts, a, ...
-Summer Sports
SUMMER at last. Bright summer, glad summer, delightful summer, jolly summer, as different poets have called it. The sun lies warm on the open uplands, the breeze blows soft across the grassy valleys, ...
-Summer Sports. Continued
The Old-fashioned Game of Bowls. One of the most fascinating in the whole list of summer sports is canoeing. There is, indeed, no reason why a boy who can swim should not paddle his own canoe witho...









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