Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Jeff now lives in Victoria, B. After a couple of months of summer holidays, this was a rude awakening for everybody. This book was a great book and I think anyone that likes to read sport fiction books this is a great one. He then demonstrated how to catch the ball with the fingertips, absorbing the force of the pass before it hit the chest and securing the ball with two hands. He is one of Matt's best friends and is also going out for football for the first time.
A sportswriter, columnist, and sports editor for newspapers in Western Canada over a 20-year period, he is now a reporter for the Victoria Times Colonist, covering provincial politics in the British Columbia legislature. Full of the exciting sports action that marked the first two volumes of the South Side Sports series, First and Ten is a tale of choices made and lessons learned, both on and off the field. Matt and Phil were among those the coach was referring to. So, for sports enthusiasts, it is a really good read. He grew a great relationship with his dad.
Full of the exciting sports action that marked the first two volumes of the South Side Sports series, First and Ten is a tale of choices made and lessons learned, both on and off the field. Receivers, just try to run direct routes and make clean catches. After a couple of months of summer holidays, this was a rude awakening for everybody. His final decision was to forgive him. This past quarter I read South Side Sports: First and Ten by Jeff Rud. Retrieved Mar 16 2019 from First and Ten South Side Sports Jeff Rud Orca Book Publishers P.
I know a lot of you kids have played football for a few years already, Coach Stone said, addressing the group. But he wondered whether Jackson's little brother would be trouble too. Which is worse--having a dad who was gone and came back or having a dad who is too aggressive? He had been the star in Pop Warner football during his elementary school days at Hillside and had won the regional Pass, Punt and Kick competition, getting to perform in front of thirty thousand fans during halftime of a. If not, the defense eventually wouldn't bother covering him. It also brought my attention how well the book was written when the author was explaining each and every game I felt like I was on the field.
But while Matt comes to grips with forgiving his father and gets used to having him around, he must also help a teammate deal with the damage inflicted by his own overbearing and sometimes violent dad. This year, he had decided to go out for middle-school football. Phil isn't one of the most athletic kids like Matt but Phil wanted to give it a try. About eighteen yards into his route, Matt slowed a tad as he turned his head backward, looking for the ball. Besides catching passes and dodging defenders, Matt also has to deal with the return of his estranged father following a ten-year absence. He was most impressed with ninth-grader Kyle James, a lanky, six-foot left-hander who delivered the ball on a powerful line to his receivers. He knew he had made a mistake.
June 22, 2007 First and Ten. Should both boys look to Coach Reynolds as a role model when dealing with father issues? Nothing fancy, just simple âout' patterns. There were only five boys in this group and they had all played football before. Are you going to join us? Coach Stone showed the hopefuls how to get a quick start from a three-point stance off the snap of the ball. There had been only two practices, but already Matt found himself missing the more even approach of Coach Jim Stephens, for whom he had played baseball and basketball at South Side as a seventh-grader. But while Matt comes to grips with forgiving his father and gets used to having him around, he must also help a teammate deal with the damage inflicted by his own overbearing and sometimes violent dad. Beside catching passes and dodging defenders, Matt also has to deal with the return of his estranged father following a ten-year absence.
Matt had been waiting to actually touch a football. Matt Hill is excited to be a part of his football team but he has found himself in some sticky situations. Jackson had thrown the pass hard, trying to hit him on the dead run. He's a man, will that help? Drive up those legs, the coach shouted as he raised his clipboard toward the cloudless blue sky. The football was coming too high.
Worse yet, it can cause an interception. Lined up with fifty other huffing kids wearing shoulder pads, white midriff jerseys, shorts, helmets, and cleats, Matthew Hill tried to raise his own knees as high as Coach Reynolds was demanding from his spot on the grass ten feet in front of the players. Trying to land a spot on the South Side football team isn't the biggest challenge Matt Hill faces in the third installment of this popular series. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. You can be the first to for this product and share your experiences with other customers! I've got a coach stationed for quarterbacks, receivers, backs, defensive backs and linemen. Ricky Jackson had a sizable reputation. The passing drills continued for another fifteen minutes, with Coach Reynolds changing the routes of the receivers, from a ten-yard out, to a five-yard buttonhook, in which he directed the receivers to run straight ahead for a few steps, spin around and catch the ball in a play designed for short-yardage situations.