Start Up Sports

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Start Up Sports is a series of sports instructional books published by Tracks Publishing in Chula Vista, California. As of mid-2007 there are 26 books in the series dealing with a variety of sports, with an emphasis on boxing, martial arts and skateboarding. The books are short and relatively inexpensive, in paperback format, and combine relatively sparse text with extensive photography. Most are designed to provide newcomers with quick introductions to the sports in question, with an emphasis on safety and fun. A few of the titles are aimed at more advanced practitioners. The books are written by Doug Werner, an amateur sportsman and the owner of Tracks Publishing, in collaboration with recognized experts in each field.


As of mid-2007, the titles in the series are:

  • Backpacker's Start Up
  • Bowler's Start Up
  • Boxer's Start Up
  • Boxing Mastery
  • Boxing's Ten Commandments
  • Fencer's Start Up
  • Fighting Fit (boxing)
  • Fitness Training for Girls
  • Golfer's Start Up
  • In-line Skater's Start Up
  • Longboarder's Start Up
  • More No Holds Barred Fighting
  • No Holds Barred Fighting
  • No Holds Barred Fighting: Savage Strikes
  • No Holds Barred Fighting: Takedowns
  • No Holds Barred Fighting: The Clinch
  • No Holds Barred Fighting: The Ultimate Guide to Conditioning
  • Sailor's Start Up
  • Skateboarder's Start Up
  • Skateboarding: Book of Tricks
  • Skateboarding: New Levels
  • Skateboarding: Ramp Tricks
  • Snowboarder's Start Up
  • Street Skateboarding: Endless Grinds and Slides
  • Street Skateboarding: Flip Tricks
  • Surfer's Start Up

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