Sports stars can make their extraordinary feats look so easy. Whether they're shooting three-pointers or throwing a touchdown pass, skilled athletes spend years honing their raw talents into specialized skills. In this action-packed series, sports enthusiasts will learn what happens before the fame and fortune of being a professional athlete in sports such as basketball, baseball, and soccer. They'll understand the ins and outs of youth teams, college sports, minor leagues, drafts, and the intense training that keeps competitors at the top of their game. Exemplary figures in each sport are highlighted to support the text, while vivid photographs depict the explosive excitement of the competition.