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Lessons of Life From Youth Baseball

About five years ago I was coaching my Little League team in a game that we were winning and yelled out some encouragement during an inning when the other team was rallying. My catcher called “time out” went to the mound to talk to the pitcher. Before I knew it, the whole infield was on the pitcher’s mound. I just observed and saw all six of my players conversing and nodding their heads. This went far longer than you would expect. Especially considering the ages of the kids. I was amazed at how well they were communicating with each other. I remember thinking to myself that this is what youth sports is all about. Watching the kids grow right in front of our eyes. So I decided to write down what I think are some important life lessons kids can learn from baseball. And remember for every coach or team this will vary.

1) Communication

One of my biggest pet peeves in the world today is the lack of or just not knowing how to communicate with each other. A famous actor once said that

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Find Your Accessories Scuba Diver Here

One of the cool things about scuba diving is that it is pretty much the only sport that requires participants to wear a life support system while participating! However, beyond the basic mask and tank there are lots of additional accessories that every diver needs to think about buying for their scuba diving kit!

A Dry Bag

If you are diving a site with boat access rather than shore then you are likely to be on a fairly small vessel which limits the availability of dry areas for items such as your wallet, towel and phone which you will want to keep completely dry! That is why you need a dry bag. This will be an airtight and waterproof bag that you can place important items in to keep them dry during your trip.

Some Diving Lights

If you are going to be diving in the evening, or are taking part in deep water dives, then you may be surprised at just how dark it can get beneath the waves. That is why dive lights are a very desirable accessory to add to your scuba diving kit.

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Solutions For Improve Your Running

How can you improve your running?

Knowing the answer to the 3 most common questions will help improve your running today.

How often should I run
How far should I run
How hard should I run

How often should I run?

At the very beginning, this was a tough question for me to answer. I had tried to get into running on several occasions previously. What I found was that I lost my motivation to get out there after a few runs or a week. So the best advice I can give you on this question is to start smaller and build up. Set a schedule that you know you can meet. If that means getting out 3 times a week then go for it, if you have the time and can plan more all the better. You will find that if you have a plan ahead of time and meet that plan, you will build confidence and will be more likely to keep at it.

For me, I found that the minimum I could do and still see the small gains I was hoping for was to run

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Tips To Be Master Golfing

Over the years, golf has evolved into becoming one of the most fascinating games around. A few years ago, this game was considered to be a rich man’s game which one the financially affluent individuals could indulge in. But these days, anyone who is enthusiastic about this sport can play it. Over time, it has become a family sport where the whole family indulges in it on weekends. Golf as we know it has always been one of the toughest sports around which is why the demand for training equipments has increased a lot over time.

Talent isn’t enough

In this sport, talent isn’t the only thing that is required to succeed; you have to practice a lot. Ask any golfer and they will tell you that they honed their skills only by practicing and not just relying on their talent. You might think that you have the talent, but unless you hone it by practicing, you will never get anywhere.

·Get your balance right: In this sport, balance is very important just as flexibility. If you are already tall and lanky, you don’t have to worry about that, but if you are stocky, you will have to work on your balance.

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The Reasons Why Scuba Diving Is Awesome

As the weather begins to heat up a little, our thoughts turn to Summer activities to fill our time. One of the most exciting things you can take up this year is scuba diving! The best thing about it is that not only do you get to explore a whole new world beneath the waves, but literally anyone can enjoy scuba diving regardless of their age or fitness level so it is something that the whole family can participate in together.

5 Reasons Why Scuba Diving is Awesome

Some people are still a little bit afraid or wary about trying scuba diving, so let’s take a look at 5 reasons why scuba diving is awesome!

1 – You Will See Parts of Our World No-one Else Can

Did you know that over 70% of the Earth is actually made up of water? That means that most people only have access to a tiny portion of our world! However, as a scuba diver you will get to access those beautiful places under the water where most of your friends will never get to visit.

2 – You Can Get Close to All Sorts of Animals

When you go scuba diving you will get to meet sea

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Tips To Be Better Baller

It’s all about dominating the game and being the best. It doesn’t make sense to accept your current skillset unless you have the ability to dominate the game of basketball at will. Nobody wants to lose and nobody wants to be second best, so let me show you how to become a better basketball player.

Fundamentals

Improving your game is actually very simple. What you want to do is practice the fundamentals of basketball daily. Michael Jordan was able to great things on the basketball court because he mastered the fundamentals of basketball.

Doing simple ball handling, shooting, and defensive drills make a big difference when done on a consistent basis.

When you master the fundamentals, your understanding of the game of basketball increases dramatically.

For example, think about when you first learned how to walk. At first, you had to crawl, then you started walking, then you could jog, and then you could run. Eventually you started dancing and now you can play the game of basketball.

The reason you were able to accomplish all those feats is because you mastered the fundamental of walking. You mastered it because you practiced every day without fail. What if you decided to practice the fundamentals

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The Benefit of Stretching

Ever wonder what does stretching do and why is it important? Do you stretch before working out? Health experts recommend stretching each major muscle group at least twice a week for 60 seconds. If you exercise regularly, you should do it more often. Stretching helps you stay flexible and prevent injuries. It also prepares your muscles for a challenging workout. By stretching before working out, you’ll move better and relax tense muscles.

What Happens When You Stretch Your Muscles?

Stretching is important for everyone, especially for athletes, runners, and bodybuilders. This basic activity prepares your muscles and joints for the strain that is about to come. It increases your flexibility and strength, improves circulation, and lowers the risk of injury. Regular stretching is just as important as exercise.

This training method involves stretching a specific muscle or tendon in order to increase its flexibility and range of motion. It’s also a good way to relieve cramps and back pain. When practiced regularly, it can help you achieve comfortable muscle tone and improve joint mobility. Compared to other forms of exercise, stretching is a natural activity that occurs instinctively.

Research indicates that stretching exercises can improve athletic performance, relieve muscle stiffness, and increase length

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The Important Factors When Buying Custom Basketball Uniforms

There are certain important factors you have to take into consideration when designing and buying custom basketball uniforms. Remember while you may not be wearing them, you may not even play the sport, you want to ensure that they highlight the team, are comfortable and come in within your budget.

The first and probably one of the most important considerations you have to pay attention to when designing your basketball uniforms is the emblem. Many teams make use of their emblem rather than their team name. The reason for this is that it’s quickly and easily recognizable and doesn’t take up much space. Ensure the emblem works well with the color jersey you have chosen, it should stand out and make a statement.

Secondly you want to pay close attention to your artwork. When it comes to size of player numbers and fonts, ensure you choose ones that not only blend in with your school font, but is also easy to read, especially for spectators sitting on the stands. Spectators want to recognize and identify players as they make their way back and forth across the court, make it an enjoyable experience for them.

Next take the fabric you choose into consideration.

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Guide to Choose a Snorkeling Mask for a Beginner

The mask is a very important item of snorkel gear. It is the item that allows you to see the amazing world that lies underneath the surface.

Snorkel masks are used to protect the eyes from the water or any object that can harm you when diving. Since it is a vital item, it is important that you choose the best snorkel mask. The best kind of mask will be one that you fits right, feels right, doesn’t let water in, and allows you to see the underwater world clearly.

Choosing Your Mask

1. Lenses

The most important aspect of any underwater mask is ability to see clearly. This means lens formation and measurement is the biggest decision you are going to make. You can get single, twin or multiple lens configuration. However, the lens shape, glass specification and special coating are all possible options. Single lens masks are more open because they do not have frames across the bridge of the nose. With single lens, it is impossible to replace prescription corrections.

Twin lens masks are compatible with replacement prescription lenses. They are easily fitted because you can remove part of the frame. Multiple lens masks have a window panel on each side

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The Benefits Of Morning Running

Admittedly, I struggled with becoming an earlier riser and running first thing in the morning for many years. However, now that its become a habit of mine, I realize just how important it was to establish this (almost) daily routine for my health, happiness, mood, and performance.

Here is a list of ten benefits to running first thing in the morning.

1) Less Conflicts.

One of the main reasons for running first thing in the day is that there are relatively few things that will interfere with your workout. Unexpected things tend to pop up throughout the day. If you’re able to get your workout in before any of those unexpected conflicts arise you’ll be able to run more consistently on a daily basis. Evidence shows that 90% of people who exercise consistently do so first thing in the morning.

2) Improved Sleep.

A 2012 study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found those who run regularly in the mornings showed an improvement in deep sleep. Subjective sleep quality, mood, and concentration during the day improved, whereas sleepiness during the day decreased. Conversely, since exercise stimulates your body, when you exercise at night, it becomes more difficult to fully relax and drift into

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All About Total Control Balls

Total control balls are designed to help develop strength and drive within the hitting zone. They are considered one of the best training aids on the market, but are widely under-utilized. Softball and baseball players alike must develop a consistent approach toward hitting and coaches need a more efficient method for training their players to improve their strength and extension.

Why Traditional Batting Practice Does Not Work Anymore

Traditional batting practice can be wasteful and requires players to run back and forth catching balls while one player takes batting practice. While it is a common method for training, not all teams have the resources to focus on outfield, infield and hitting at the same time; nor can they afford to waste hours simply on hitting alone.

Some coaches rely on their players hitting short toss into a net. Unfortunately, this does not allow the players to truly assess their swing or the power behind it.

How Total Control Balls Correct Swings and Improve Hitting

Total control balls can be purchased in a variety of sizes and weights depending on the player’s need. Their weighted design requires the player, no matter how experienced, to put extra force behind their hit.

Doing so offers:

• Improved Strength and

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When Raw Potential and Talent Not Enough

Martin Nessley was a 7’2″ 280 lb. lumbering mountain from Whitehall-Yearling High School in Columbus, Ohio. Along with his size he brought impressive credentials as a McDonald’s All-American and a Parade All-American. What’s not to like? Coach K went after him and he committed to Duke in 1984. Coach likely believed he could get Martin into weight training and conditioning and speed the guy up-give him a vertical leap of at least several inches.

Nessley was placed on a strict diet. Alarie recalls that the guy hardly ate anything besides maybe a salad at the training table. Yet he couldn’t even drop a pound. Marty didn’t play much as a freshman-too slow. Then knee surgery limited him as a sophomore.

Sumner describes one evening between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. Amaker, Nessley’s roommate, was awakened by a knock at their door and then some muffled conversation. As Amaker tried to doze off, he heard movement coming from the other side of the room. He turned on a lamp and found Nessley gulping a large pizza under his blanket. Surely Nessley had to know that the Duke trainers would have satisfied that hunger with plenty of protein drinks and low-fat meats packed with protein.

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The Reason Why Picking the Right Running Shoe Is Important

More and more people are beginning to run. The reason for this is that running has many physical, emotional and social benefits. However, if you are deciding to get into the running craze, you should carefully pick out the right gear for you. You should choose the right running outfit that will let you move freely when you run. More importantly, you should pick the right shoe for you.

Picking the right running shoe is important when you are planning to make running part of your regular lifestyle. There are still a lot of people that would start running with whatever pair of rubber shoes that they already own. These are the people who will show up for a running event with bulky basketball shoes or tennis shoes. Most of the time, these same people will have the most pain after their run. Here are some of the reasons why you should pick the perfect running shoes for you.

Running pronation. A person’s running style is determined by his pronation. Pronation refers to how your foot rolls inward or outward as you run. There are three types of runners based on pronation namely; neutral pronation, overpronation and supination. Neutral pronation means

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Guide to Teaching Players to Bat in Tee Ball

Tee Ball is a game relatively new to many Australians where Cricket is “King” in summer sports. It is, however, a sport that is becoming more popular in schools because every player bats and fields. Hitting the ball off a tee is somewhat easier than hitting one bowled. Being able to hit the ball means the player gets more involved in the game and is more successful.

This article developed out of experienced gained in creating a league in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane with players and parents who had no experience of Baseball/Softball.

The very first decision to make is what size bat to use. The team coach should ensure the player has a bat smaller enough to be swung easily.

The next is the grip. Note these points:

• The hands should always be together with little or no gap between them.
• For a right hander, the left hand is on the bottom and the right hand on top. The reverse is true for a left hander.
• The bat is held vertically well back behind the player’s head
• The player must use his/her fingers not the palms to hold the bat.

Often players have difficulty controlling even the smallest

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Tips For Make Great Teams Win Despite Adversity

Duke Basketball Goes Haywire
One of the more admirable Duke basketball wins ever took place in what many might call the most dismal and unlikely circumstances. Bucky Waters had replaced Vic Bubas as the Duke coach in 1970. He recruited some of the top players in the nation, but after their introduction to Duke basketball, bad chemistry became evident and they began defecting to other schools. Hard-boiled Waters did not seem willing or able to stop the bleeding.

The bottom fell out in 1972-73, the year this game took place. Recruiting had now fallen off big-time. Only two members of Bucky’s first recruiting class were still on hand as seniors — Gary Melchionni and Alan Shaw. Duke had Randy Denton, Chris Redding, Kevin Billerman and, of course, Melchionni and Shaw. To top it off, Duke was also facing a one-year probation for recruiting violations involving the great David Thompson.

Melchionni’s Roller Coaster Duke Career
Gary Melchionni had experienced a chaotic Duke career. As a sophomore he battled mono. Then he suffered a sprained ankle and, later a thigh injury. Still, he was talented enough to be starting by the close of the season. As a junior he blew out his ankle

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Ways to Rediscover Your Love of Running

You laid out the perfect plan to achieve your goals and everything was progressing according to your plan. You could see the physical improvements, and you were developing a mental toughness and mindset that nothing was going to get in your way. Until “it” happened…

“It” comes in many forms and when you least expect it – disguised as a family crisis, work demands, or a nasty case of plantar fasciitis. Clearly it’s not something you expected to encounter, but it derails progress toward your intended goal. Although it may be disappointing to backtrack to re-gain fitness, re-lose weight, or simply gut out a less-than-ideal situation to get through your intended race, there is comfort in knowing that: “I did it before, so I can do it again!” While that may not be the most comforting thought, sometimes it’s enough to get you through the moment (e.g. workout, training plan, or even the race) – and that’s all you need.

Let me share with you some experiences and see if you can place yourself any of these scenarios. I’d been putting off surgery for a nagging shoulder injury, but finally had it done in 2012 – after one of the best running

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Avoid These Mistakes When Kids Join A Sports Club

As of now, parents let their kids enjoy life. They allow their kids to experience numerous activities. Not to mention, some parents even enroll their kids in extracurricular courses to help them hone their skills and improve their knowledge. Apart from training courses, some parents also allow kids to join a sports club.

By letting kids join in a sports club, you can provide them with a lot of benefits such as improving their skills, enhancing their knowledge, and strengthening their body. But, there are cases when parents make mistakes when they let their kids join in sports clubs. To avoid these, below are some of the most common mistakes parents commit.

Taking away the game from kids

One of the most common mistakes parents make is they take away the game from kids. As a parent, you wish to make sure your kids are safe and happy in what they do. Therefore, there are cases when parents make certain decisions. For instance, when kids are not given sufficient play time, some parents argue with coaches, which can lead to legal proceedings. Instead of doing this, it is better to let the kids enjoy their game.

Not allowing kids to make their own decisions

Another

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How To Choosing Your Favorite Team

When I was first growing up I always had a problem from choosing which team I actually like. My mom’s family are huge Chicago fans no matter what sport it was. The problem with that was there were two teams in Chicago! On the other hand, my dad’s family were huge Cardinals fans. No matter where I was as a kid I was always second guessing myself on which team I would cheer for. As a kid you are supposed to listen to what your elders say, the only problem was I was getting two different things told to me and it was driving me insane. I decided that I wanted to see for myself which place I felt was “home” for me. There we a couple of things that I took into account when deciding, and they were: the atmosphere of the stadium, the fans surrounding me, and the things that they did for kids.

When you are a kid and your mom or dad tell you that you are going to be going to a professional sporting event, your heart feels like it is going to explode. I was six years old going to watch my idols play a

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The Important Skills For Being A Great Rebounder

Rebounding is easily the most overlooked skill in basketball. I’ve never heard the crowd cheer when a dominating rebounder pulls down his 12th board of the game. Don’t let the crowd noise fool you! Rebounding is absolutely critical in basketball. Here are 3 skills that will make you a better rebounder.

#1) Anticipation – Dennis Rodman, AKA “The Worm”, had a long and successful career in the NBA by being extremely good at anticipation. For those of you that remember him he wasn’t much of an offensive threat. But he averaged double digit rebounds per game for his entire career. He had a great ability of anticipating when a shot would be taken. He also had great vision of how the ball would come off of the rim. In doing so he was able to put himself in the best position to secure the rebound. To practice anticipation you have to make a conscience effort to think about it while you play. Next time you compete try to go after offensive rebounds by anticipating when your teammates are about to shoot and then pursuing the basketball. On the defensive end it’s important to box out your own man. Once you

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All About FPV Racing

Drones are the new high in the world of technology and development. They have just opened the wider angle of looking at things. Further strengthening their demand in the market, the idea of FPV racing came up. It is not just a game, but a sort of sport that has been setting its feet in the western culture over the years. It is a sport wherein high-tech drones and high speed racing are both combined. Usually done in closed spaces, it is rather fun and thrilling experience to watch an FPV racing.

How to start

The basic FPV racers need to know how to fly a quadcopter since this allows them to practice a lot of flight maneuvers before they move on to the FPV racing. Therefore, start with a basic copter and you will crash a number of times before finally becoming a pro at it.

Take classes

There are classes held for training for FPV racing, wherein you are taught what to focus at and what not to. There are spec classes for the beginners and open classes, where the learned racers are allowed to use any quadcopter for the race and it is more of an open competition.

Make a team

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