Grades 6-8 (adult compilation wit great poems for middle school students) / This Sporting Life: Contemporary American Poems about Sports and Games edited by Emilie Buchwald and Ruth Roston: 9781571314048: Amazon.com: Books
: poems about sports and games from around the world edited by Debjani Chatterjee & Brian D'Arcy illustrated by Shirin Adl. This new anthology has a culturally diverse selection of sports and games from around the world.
This book invites the reader to jump into a selection of poems about sports written by people from different places and times. It gives the reader the keys needed to unlock poems. It equips the reader to explore the meanings that a poem has, and it explains the techniques poets use to create their effects. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/opac/search.do