17
Jun
2014

Unique Perspective: Pickup Basketball

Unique Perspective: Pickup Basketball
With the NBA playoffs underway and summer steadily approaching, it’s an exciting time for youth basketball players to get outside and once again enjoy playing pickup basketball. If you’re not familiar with pickup basketball, it’s most simply defined as a less structured version of the game. With no referees and a make your own rules mentality it often becomes a very physical game. The lack of organization can cause some parents to become concerned that this style of play will lead to bad habits in young basketball players. With basketball season and tournaments lasting the better part of the year, we feel it’s important to let kids enjoy the less structured fun of pickup basketball with friends while encouraging them to follow some simple guidelines. ...
16
Jun
2014

Choosing a Batting Glove

Choosing a Batting Glove
Choosing a baseball glove can be a daunting task. The glove must not only fit well, but also be functional for the position it is going to be used for. Before purchasing a glove, the player must know what position they will be playing, as different gloves are suited to different positions. In deciding between a right-handed or left-handed glove, players keep their dominant hand free so they can throw the baseball, therefore the non-dominant hand will be the one wearing the glove. ...
16
Jun
2014

How It's Made: Baseballs

How It's Made: Baseballs
Sitting in the stands, enjoying America’s pastime gives many people great enjoyment. And when you’re watching a baseball game there is no greater sound than the crack of the bat hitting the ball straight on. And the sound that is produced is a wonderful combination of bat against ball working perfectly together. ...
16
Jun
2014

Remembering March Madness

Remembering March Madness
Even if you’re not a college basketball fan, odds are you have heard the term, “March Madness.” Each year beginning in the month of March, for four weeks the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) holds Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments to determine the national champions of college basketball, and these tournaments are nicknamed, “March Madness.” ...
16
Jun
2014

Fantasy Baseball

Fantasy Baseball
Fantasy baseball allows rabid and even casual baseball fans an even more intense way to enjoy the baseball season. It’s a way for you and your friends to follow the players and the statistics and be more invested in each and every game. ...
16
Jun
2014

Proposed Prospect Meadows Baseball Complex

Organized youth baseball leagues in the Cedar Rapids area have been around for decades; however there has never really been a place where multiple baseball games and practices can be held on multiple diamonds all in one centralized area. ...
16
Jun
2014

Baseball Spring Training

Baseball Spring Training
Professional baseball unofficially begins with the annual spring training camps. The regular baseball season doesn’t officially begin until Opening Day, which typically occurs the first week of April, however before that iconic day there is usually six weeks of training that help determine how the official baseball season will go. ...
16
Jun
2014

Chances Of Becoming A Professional Athlete

So you’ve got a talented athlete in the family and you’re banking on them becoming a rich and famous professional athlete. This is a wonderful dream to have, and congratulations on your extremely talented child! However for most people, as in 99% of people, this really is just a dream. ...
16
Jun
2014

How much money should I spend on my pitching machine?

How much money should I spend on my pitching machine?
How much money should I spend on my pitching machine? There are quite a few different pitching machine models and they come at quite a wide price range. Pitching machines can range from $200 to $2,500. Aside from indoor practice machines and recreational (backyard) pitching machines, most coaches and parents elect to purchase a machine that will most closely simulate pitches the player will see in the game. Machines favored by coaches and youth programs generally start over $500 and represent a significant investment. ...
11
Jun
2014

Featured Vendor For June - Park & Sun Sports

Featured Vendor For June - Park & Sun Sports
At Unique-Sports.com, we pride ourselves on the partnerships we have formed over the years. We have gone to great lengths to feature the highest quality equipment from the industry leading brands in each sport. There are certain brands that are instantly identifiable as the undisputed leader in their industry. When it comes to pitching machines, one thinks of JUGS. Basketball Systems by First Team are considered among the best on the market. Stackhouse is on top when it comes to Track & Field equipment... and there is simply no other brand that means as much to Volleyball as Park & Sun Sports.Park & Sun Sports has a distinguished heritage as a sporting goods designer and supplier, and they reaffirm their dedication to the volleyball industry with commitment to innovation and quality. They have designed and supplied high quality, recreational sporting goods equipment for over 20 years. Not so long ago, Park & Sun was honored with a SGMA Member Heroes Award....

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