28
Jan
2014

Baseball: Effective Pitching

Baseball: Effective Pitching
Different Baseball PitchesIn the sport of baseball, there is so much more to pitching than just throwing a ball to the batter. A lot of behind-the-scenes planning and practicing their craft must happen for a pitcher to become effective. In addition to learning and perfecting many different types of pitches, a pitcher must also work with the rest of his team to stop bases from being stolen and just be generally aware of where the other team’s base runners are at all times.Each type of pitch the pitcher throws differs in velocity, trajectory, movement, hand position, wrist position, and possibly arm angle. These pitches are usually just very slight variations on how the pitcher grips the ball at the point of release, however a big difference is made in how the ball crosses the base for the batter.Coaches are typically the ones who decide what pitch to use at any given time, they then relay the decision to the catcher via hand signals, and the catcher in turn relays the pitch choice to...
21
Jan
2014

Used Sports Equipment

It is no joke that sports equipment can be highly expensive. And when a family has several kids in several different sports, it can sure seem like that’s all your money goes towards. Trying to find ways to save money is important these days, so that’s why the used sporting equipment has become so popular in recent years. But there are some things to keep in mind when purchasing used sporting goods and fitness equipment.Brand nameWhen it comes to sporting and fitness equipment, buying brand name will usually save you money in the long run. Buying cheaper equipment usually results in a lower quality item that is cheaply made and more likely to break down than a well-known brand.Is it a good deal?If you’re buying used equipment to save money, it’s important to know if what you’re getting is actually a good deal. This may be hard to know unless you have something exact to compare what you’re planning to purchase with, and if it’s used there’s nothing exactly like it out there. You’ll...
15
Jan
2014

Taunting in Sports

Some people think sports is all about winning, some think it’s all about having fun. But if you can have fun and win at the same time, isn’t that the ultimate goal? With that said, is it possible to just have good, clean fun without the bullying and taunting that seems to be so prevalent in sports (both adult and children’s’) these days?We’ve all heard about the angry parents who taunt the referees at their kids’ sporting matches, sometimes going so far as resorting to violence. And as the athletes get older, taunting can get worse. At the very least it’s poor sportsmanship, and the fact that when adrenaline is flowing things can escalate quickly. So what part of taunting, if any, is acceptable in college and professional sports?A seemingly innocent form of taunting, excessive celebrating, has been cracked down on and penalties can be enforced during college and professional football games. Touchdown dances, football players doing a flip after their success, jumping into the stands...
09
Jan
2014

Fueling for Performance

Fueling for Performance
How?  Eat real food, not just real food but select real foods, follow these rulesIf it is fresh and green, eat it!If it had a face, eat it!If it was made in a factory, put it down!Green (purple, red, orange, yellow, white, too!)Leafy greens, root vegetables, peppers, avocados, broccoli, cauliflower, squash and so much more.  Explore your local markets for what the farmers are growing and selling this is the stuff to eat.  These foods provide dense and complex carbohydrates that release slowly into your system giving you energy over time as well as providing your muscles and hormones the vitamins and minerals they need to be efficient and healthy.  Start today eating what intrigues you, add variety into your diet each week and before you know it you will be feeling great and your competition will wonder what hit them and your goals will need to be set higherIf it has a face, eat it!Let’s be real for a moment, don’t eat it if it ate itself or its droppings, avoid...