Bob and Ted Products
Croquet ~ How To Play In The Backyard ----- DVD + or - R and/or Data CD-R
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Bob and Ted have created two new croquet products. One is a DVD on how to play backyard croquet. This feature video covers both shot-making and some strategy. Additionally there is a short stand alone second video on the DVD featuring a voice described animation of making several wickets in a turn (this known as 'playing a break'). It is important to note that your DVD player must have the capability of playing DVD+R or DVD-R media. In nearly all cases, the DVD will play on your computer. The second product is a data CD-R. This has a Windows Media Video file of the feature video described above (not the animation). This video is only playable on computer. Please note that MacIntosh users must have Windows Media Player installed on their computer. Along with this video there is a PDF instructional manual which includes lots of text, diagrams, and photos. Additionally there is a PDF of the USCA Official Backyard Croquet Rules on the CD-R. Both products are $20 which includes shipping to the United States where normal postal rates apply. Please contact Bob Kroeger firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in purchasing.
Bob & Ted's
"Croquet Strategy Books" on CD-ROM and HARDCOPY
Now available: three USCA 6 Wicket Croquet Strategy Books by Bob Kroeger and Ted Prentis. These books on CD-ROM or HARDCOPY, are for Beginners (handicaps 10 and above), Intermediates (6-9) and Advanced (5 and below) are delivered to the consumer as PDF documents. The end user downloads Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Internet (available for both PC and Mac), opens the PDF document and is then able to read the books on the computer - or FAR PREFERABLY - PRINT THEM YOURSELF ON A COLOR INKJET PRINTER. If you don't want to worry about all this computer stuff you can PURCHASE THE BOOKS HARDCOPY (pricing for hardcopy available by contacting the USCA office). The CDs feature several pages of text and court diagrams with THE BALLS IN COLOR rather than the normal black/shaded balls with initials. This makes viewing and understanding the diagrams easy. Each CD-ROM is $29.95 (one has BEGINNER/INTERMRDIATE and the other has ADVANCED). You can also purchase one CD-ROM that has all three books for $39.95. There is a shipping and handling charge, and Florida residents must add 6% sales tax.
Please contact the USCA office for details:
561-478-0760 by phone or email@example.com
CHECK OUT REAL EXAMPLES OF THE BOOKS
Click on the links below to see a one page example from each book
You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader - a free download from www.adobe.com
Beginner Strategy Book Example
Advanced Strategy Book Example
All of Bob & Ted's Videos are on DVD
and Ted's "BREAK PLAY ~ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW" (DVD) focuses on the all important
concepts of break play (making more than
one wicket at a time). Bob and Ted leave no stone unturned here with real life examples of two, three
and four ball breaks in action. There are actually two videos on this DVD, one with voice described animations and the other with culled material from their second video Most Wanted described below.
If you are new to breaks or are currently playing breaks but need refinement, this DVD is a must!!
Bob and Ted's "EXCELLENT
CROQUET VIDEO" (DVD)
Everything the beginning croquet player needs to get started in a 2 1/2 hour double tape set. America's most popular and experienced croquet coaches (Ted Prentis and Bob Kroeger) combine forces to take you right from the beginning steps - direction of play and use of the deadness board - step-by-step through each of the croquet shots. The tape ends with a brief introduction to strategy. This tape is a MUST for players new to USCA croquet.
Bob and Ted's "MOST WANTED CROQUET STRATEGY VIDEO" (DVD)
This double tape set includes 3 1/2 hours of croquet strategy explained by the best American coaches in the game. If you need to know the where, when and how of croquet strategy, this video is for you. These MOST WANTED videos are designed to follow the EXCELLENT set.
Bob and Ted's "STAYING ALIVE -WINNING CROQUET TACTICS" (DVD)
This one hour forty minute video focuses in depth on the common problems aspiring players face - especially those dealing with "deadness", its consequences, and how to avoid it; problems at the first and second wickets; when and how to attack; three-and four-ball break play; deadness rotation issues; and end game tactics.
Bob and Ted's "YOU MAKE THE CALL - MAKING THE BEST PLAY" (DVD))
This newest hour-long video, designed for all levels, poses thought-provoking croquet situations, then goes to freeze frame for a few seconds to allow the viewer to make a determination about the best solution. When action resumes, Bob and Ted explain and demonstrate their own professional opinion.
Order these videos from the USCA office
561-478-0760 by phone or firstname.lastname@example.org