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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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.