Health Advantages of Playing Soccer

Endurance

The increased cardio activity can help to improve the endurance levels. A great benefit of improving endurance is the ability to run father and continue to play an active part of the game until the last-minute. Playing soccer involves many different motions, which is a lot more effective than visiting a gym and using a cross-trainer or similar machine. Soccer involves jumping, sprinting, walking and running. To play a full 90 minutes, a player needs to build up a lot of endurance to continue to perform at an effective pace.

Coordination

Soccer is highly effective at improving all-round coordination. Whether it is kicking or receiving the ball, a player is certain to improve their hand-eye coordination. Plus, the actions of passing, turning and dribbling are useful types of complex movements that improve body coordination. The ability to continue to move in different directions and at varying rates of … Read the rest


Ways For Soccer Players To Build Stamina

An easy way to improve your stamina is through interval training. A simple way to do interval training is to do multiple 100m sprints while resting for a couple of minutes in between each sprint. This way you will be building up your stamina to run long distances without getting tired quickly. Skipping rope is another excellent exercise which helps in building up stamina. Skip for a minute then jog slowly for another minute in order to recover, then skip again for another minute. Initially do this for at least 4 to 5 minutes. Each week try to increase the amount of time you skip so that you can easily skip for 10 minutes or more.

You can also try other exercises like running on the spot for 5 minutes daily. Run for a minute, then rest for 20-30 seconds. Keep repeating until you have run for at least … Read the rest


How To Shoot A Basketball

You will find out the proper form and release of shooting a basketball and how to shoot a basketball with consistency. Here are the some steps on shooting a basketball.

  1. Start close to the basket as we are going to get you familiar with the form. Remember the concept Beef as this represents Balance, Elbow, Eyes, Follow Through if you are able to remember this concept it will make shooting easier.
  2. Place your non handiness hand on the side of the ball as this will be your guide hand, next place your handiness hand behind the ball making sure that the ball is on your fingertips. Then make sure that your are aligned or square to the basket.
  3. Make sure your elbow isn’t sticking out. You want to keep your elbow in but not where it feels uncomfortable. Put your elbow in a spot where it feels comfortable and that
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Stop Over Coaching

This is what really upsets me about youth baseball coaches. The basics are what they should be teaching them, not what the coach thinks is best for them. At this age, you should be teaching them to be comfortable and relax rather than stressing them out. The pressure to win, combined with the pressure of having to apply what several coaches are telling you can be a large burden. I’m sure most people have heard of ex MLB player Manny Ramirez. I’m also sure you have heard of the saying “it’s just Manny being Manny”. He played the game with a relaxed approach and was very successful at it. HE wasn’t worried about all the information the coaches put in his head, he just did what he was comfortable with. This is what we need to be teaching these young players. Yes, of course they will need help and guidance … Read the rest


Conspiracy Theories in Sports History

  • Super Bowl III
    Loyal fans of Super Bowl will find this item reasonable in being included in the list. The Super Bowl III game between Baltimore Colts and New York Jets is one of the biggest upsets in the sports history. Just when everyone knew that the crowd’s favorite, Baltimore Colts, will win the game, Joe Namath of New York Jets kept emphasizing that they would win the matchup. “We’re going to win Sunday. I guarantee it,” said by Joe. Apparently, the Jets win the game in a shocking 16-7 scoring that furthered the AFL-NFL merger of 1970.
  • Phantom Punch
    One of the most debated sport events till today is the Phantom Punch. This boxing game between Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston has branched out different stories and accusations. A ringside photographer, Neil Leifer, captured the most popular photograph in the sports history where Ali standing in front of Liston
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Choosing Athletics Scholarships Program

Seek some guidance first

Seeking guidance is very crucial before choosing the scholarship as it will help you understand the relevant factors that should be considered first before going for any random program. Make sure that you get to meet those people that have experience in the field as they’d be able to guide you in the best possible manner. In case you are not able to find one, you must meet your college authorities to get proper counseling.

Talk to your coach

It is very important that you talk to you coach for discussing about the scholarship program that will be right for you. Coaches are very experienced and they will surely be able to give you plenty of information about these programs. Make sure you choose that college where there are flexible scholarship plans for students who also want to focus on their studies besides getting involved in … Read the rest


Kayaking in Yellow River

Your launch may be at a bridge called 16, a name that was given to a small community that existed there in the late 1800’s. Spend four hours on the Yellow River, stopping to fish or have a shore lunch with friends on a hot July day and you would swear that you were in Colorado or somewhere out west having the time of your life. There are beautiful vertical walls lush with liverworts and often the more observing kayakers will stop by the walls and pet the Lichens or Liverworts as they are known because they have a feel that is so special and unforgettable. Takeout may be at Ion, a ghost town now with nothing left. A huge flood destroyed the whole town of 149 people back in 1916. There was a hotel, a hardware store, a sawmill and a gristmill. An old timer, Bill Aard, saw his … Read the rest


About Kickball Rules

The game had some advantages over its model. Less equipment was needed which made the cost lower. Also, there was less of a chance of injury as there were no small, hard(er) balls to catch or bats to swing. Finally, kickball required much less expertise to play than baseball. Kicking a large rubber ball was much easier than hitting a pitched ball with a bat inside a defined batter’s box. As a result, kickball remained a popular children’s game for several decades, although it did appeal to adults, as well, including U.S. soldiers during WWII.

Kickball rulesĀ mirror those of baseball but some differences do exist. Kickballs are inflated rubber balls, generally between 8.5″ (adult size) and 16″ in diameter with varying amounts of pressure often determined by level of play. The kickball takes on the role of the baseball and one’s leg acts as the bat to strike the … Read the rest


Scariest Franchises In Sports

The Detroit Lions

The mere fact they play in Detroit is creepy enough isn’t? I’ve never been there but I’ve talked to a few people who have (those that made out alive) and they were not too kind to the Motor City. This franchise was so bad it scared the greatest runner of all time, Barry Sanders, into early retirement. They also have the meanest current player in the NFL, Ndamukong Suh, who has been fined for illegal hits on various occasions and for the most part he has refused to apologize, instead receiving fines from the National Football League.
Finally, the Lions are scary because they’ve won just one playoff game since 1957.

The Oakland Raiders

Even the Pirate on the helmet strikes fear in very few these days. This once proud franchise was mis-manged by the very man who made them great, the late Al Davis. Coming into … Read the rest


Essentials Of Street Soccer Games

Now, how do we start with this? First and foremost, you need to get everything you need ready. For your ball, you can have the regular one used in football or soccer games. If you lack one, you can utilize anything that is comparable in features and functions. Just do not choose a hard object that can hurt or break your bones. As for the playing field, spot a place that is straight and has relatively even surface. Typically, participants of street soccer games choose a lot that is off the residential areas to avoid breaking house windows and the like. Garbage cans, bags, shoe or what have you may serve as your goals. The good thing about this activity is that it does not require two teams with exact number of players. You can choose to play it one-on-one where you and your opponent can simply switch positions depending

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Build a Wakeboard Winch

Frame

This aspect, usually designed of metal, is holding your parts together. The structure is the base of your winch and needs to be constant and solid. Anchoring the winch to the floor keeps the winch in place while you are driving. You can buy pre-made ones and put them together or build your own. This is very much based on your abilities. The less weight you end up with the better. But keep in mind, that the material has to be constant enough to hold up against the occurring forces.

Engine

Two kinds of motors can be used. Electric Engines or petrol operated ones. This is the center of your device. Several calculations are necessary to get an idea of how powerful the engine has to be. Around 6.5 HP are the minimum to do deep water starts with a wakeboard.

Gearbox

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Tips for the Beginner to Airsoft

Take safety precautions

It is essential to practice safety before you get actively involved in the shooting. These precautions should be taken no matter the skill level or experience of the Airsoft players. Basic safety precautions include wearing a protective face mask and goggles. Plus, it helps to wear protective clothing for the body, such as long pants and long sleeve tops. Even though Airsoft isn’t as painful as a paint ball strike it is still worth protecting the bare skin from the plastic pellet shot from the soft air gun. Other protective gear includes knee pads, helmets and protective vests. Use the knee pads if the play is likely to lead to a lot of time crawling or crouching on the ground.

Understand the guidelines

Make sure to read and understand the safe operation instructions that comes packaged with the Airsoft gun and accessories. There are many different Airsoft … Read the rest


Subjectivity of Soccer Timekeeping

Don’t get me wrong, soccer need not change one iota and it will still remain the most popular sport in the world. I’m just saying that when people ask why it isn’t more popular here, there are some minor cultural differences that need to be overcome.

I have often wondered about the timekeeping of a soccer match. In North America, sports that have a time element, such as football, hockey, and basketball display for all to see a large and precise clock that in many cases is broken down to tenths of a second. This scoreboard clock may not be the official time, as that is usually kept by an official timekeeper who is a member of the officiating crew, but it always reflects the official time remaining even if it has to be adjusted. There can be very little doubt about how much time is left and, with very … Read the rest