Podium athletes are teenaged sports stars in the making, away from home at an elite school for jocks—teens who are special enough to be training for a future in professional sports, but still affected by the problems of growing up. 

The Series

  • Sports action novels engage teen reluctant readers
  • Low reading level ensures success for struggling readers
  • Inspired by real kids at elite sports schools
  • A recurring cast of multicultural characters, with each character specializing in a high-interest sport
  • Storylines that address important contemporary sports issues such as hazing, drug use, and eating disorders



"Podium Sports Academy is a great concept. Take the pressures of a regular high school experience and dial them up tenfold."

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