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Tips For Serving In Matches

1) Set your own tempo and rhythm.

You need to always serve at your own tempo and pace.

Which means.

Never allow your opponent to dictate the tempo on your service games.

2) Start your motion on your own terms.

Never start serving until you have mentally recovered from the last point.

If you feel any carryover effect.

Step away from the baseline and breathe deeply for 3 times and start your pre-serve routine again.

This will help you set and maintain a good rhythm for your service games.

3) Never rush through your motion.

This is a very important point when serving.

You should never feel like you are rushing before or during your service motion.

Your body needs to be relaxed and your mind should be picturing one fluid service motion.

Again, if you are feeling nervous at any time before you start your service motion.

Step away from the line and repeat the above suggestions I just gave YOU.

Then

Habits Toward Faster Running

Have great form. There is not too much action above your waist. There is hardly any mid-line crossing of your arms. Arms are perpendicular and rock back and forth. In sprints and hills, an aggressive pumping of arms will help propel the runner forward. Try not to bounce up and down overly (vertical oscillation.) Every action of your body is serving to propel you forward, not side to side or up and down. I have noticed countless runners literally moving from side to side with each stride, which is not serving to propel them forward.

Don’t carry much extra weight.. Reconsider the gear that you’re bringing along. Even 5-10lbs. less to carry around can make a huge difference in speed. There is no need to carry a pack or 3 water bottles on a short run. Look at your caloric intake. Most human glycogen stores are good or 90 minutes of activity. Less is more!

Ditch the gadgets. Watches are useful but phones and iPods ultimately become distractions for the focused, fast runner. Take in the sounds of your environment. Hear your rapid breath. Dig the hoot of

Basketball Jumping Drills

Stretching:

Having flexibility is important to jump high. You need to do stretching daily which will improve and strengthen your muscles to give your body to gain flexibility. It is recommended to stretch before and after workout.

Keep Jumping:

You can use a jumping rope which is an amazing exercise to train your vertical jump. The movement of the jumping rope will also help to improve your jumping explosion. At the same time, it help to pump your heart and train your cardio together. You can put on a pair of ankle weights to your routine but do remember to be cautious in order to avoid injury.

Doing Squats:

Squats are a good exercise to build core and leg strength. Remember to do a proper squat by keeping your back straight and your hips back while squatting down. Another advice is your knees should not be bending forward to avoid having pain on the knee. To increase explosiveness, get up fast after you squat down. By doing so, it will also help to train your calf muscles. Try to do between 6-8 reps.

Doing

Run a Basketball Practice

Making a schedule is something that will get easier the more that you make. I recommending having it written down or even typed up a few nights before. The hardest schedule to make it the first one because you don’t know your team yet and you don’t know what they need to work on and practice. The way to combat this is to cover all areas of the game and work on fundamentals that all teams will need to work on. Now we can get into some specifics.

The beginning of practice should start with stretching and warming up the muscles. Some coaches have this as a part of the practice right at the beginning, others make it clear to the players this is part of their job and they should warm up before practice and be ready to go right when the first whistle starts. I believe the ladder is more appropriate for older age groups. When it comes to youth practices I think it should be made part of the practice to ensure players are warming up correctly. This warm up could last about 15 minutes and include stretching and running. This will get the

Running Safety

Running has long been hailed as the ‘It” exercise. It gets your heart rate up, causes tons of sweat and helps in weight loss so it has to be always good right? Well, maybe not so right.

There are serious health risks associated with running that could compromise your body and should never be overlooked. Here are seven to watch out for:

1. Sudden cardiac arrest

Though the risk stands at about 1 in every 200,000 runners, the possibility of cardiac arrest still exists. Sudden cardiac arrest is an emergency and occurs when there is an unexpected loss of heart function. Shortness of breath and unconsciousness quickly follow and lead to death if not quickly treated. Men in the mid 30s to mid 40s age range are most prone to this although women are not completely free of risk. The most likely cause apart from a history of heart problems is taking part in running you are not really prepared or warmed up for.

2. Runner’s knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is the medical term for runner’s knee. It is caused by exercise activities that require a lot of stress on the knee. Repeated

Quick Player Efficiency Rating

Overall, this rating is designed to boil down all of a player’s contributions into one number. Using a detailed formula, Hollinger developed a system that rates every player’s statistical performance.

The average rating for National Basketball Association players is 15.0. NBA superstars frequently have a rating in the upper 20’s. Collegiate and high school ratings will be significantly lower than the NBA, but I’ll get in to that in a moment.

The formula that Hollinger uses is complex, but I believe it’s a highly accurate view of how a player is performing while on the floor. Because of this, during my days as an assistant coach at the collegiate level, I wanted to determine if I could come up with a way to assess a player’s performance a little quicker than using the formula that Hollinger uses.

Fortunately, I was able to find a much simpler way to rate players. While this method was easier to compute, I found it to be highly effective and accurate when it came to determining player’s playing time and predicting who would receive end of the year honors. The version of the PER that I frequently used determined which

Choose Football Shoes

For buying a pair of shoes that suit to all your requirements, you must know about various types of football shoes available in the market. To get an idea about the shoes you must follow few steps which would lead you to buy your signature pair of shoes.

– The first and foremost step is to visit an outlet with a wide variety of football shoes. Do not go to a neighboring showroom where you might find a limited range. Visiting a good showroom would guide you well.

– As you have gone and visited wide varieties you will get a fair idea on various brands and models released by them so far.

– Once you got information about various brands, choose a brand that fits well with your needs and pocket. Then, browse through for the latest and upcoming models by that selected brand.

– Watch out the differences between your current pair and the pair you are planning to buy. Once you listed out pros and cons of your old and new pairs, weigh them for further scrutiny.

– Once you are done with initial brand analysis, check out for the

Have a Kick Like Cristiano Ronaldo

Make a Free Kick

Cristiano Ronaldo is famous for his free-kick and the patented knuckleball-style swoop effect that emerged when he kicked it. To be able to do a free kick a la Cristiano Ronaldo, you need to learn to turn the ball just a little and forcing the ball to swoop down suddenly while still firing accurately at full speed that will be difficult to hold.

Place the ball with the nipple facing you

When Ronaldo did a free kick, he always aligned the ball so that his nipple touched his feet. It’s hard to know whether the touch has a noticeable effect on the ball path or it’s just superstition, but there’s no harm in trying.
Step back a few steps and move to the right

Ronaldo usually retreats 3-5 paces before he takes a free kick. Then he stood with both arms straight down and his feet widened, over shoulder width apart. As soon as he approaches, he uses a “stutter-step” pattern on his kick. Doing some stutter moves quickly tends to outwit the goalkeepers and other defenders so they will not know exactly when the kick landed.

Place the

Get a Better Basketball Shot

When it comes to someone who is working on their shot, I think this quote is a great way to explain why the fundamentals are so important. Michael Jordan is the best player to ever play the game of basketball. He has nothing but respect for the game and want players to achieve success the right way. With that being said there are several different aspects to shooting the ball and all must be done correctly if a player is to become a great shooting. The perfect formula when teaching the art of shooting has to do with BEEF. Let me explain…

BEEF is an acronym that stands for balance, eyes, elbow, follow-through. This is a strategy used everywhere to teach good shoot form and is an extremely effective strategy.

B – Balance

Balance is extremely important when shooting the basketball. A player’s feet should be shoulder width apart when they prepare to shoot. This gives the perfect amount of balance on each side of the body. With the knees bent, one foot should be a little in front of the other. The foot that should be in front is the one that is one

About Winning a Marathon Medal

First, it is important to establish the distance you are going to run. If you are in good shape, then you may consider the full marathon distance of 42.195 kilometers. However, if you are not in good shape, then it may be better to consider a half-marathon. However, even the half-marathon is not easy to achieve. It is important to begin training for it so that you will be able to compete well.

People consider entering a marathon for many reasons; some people want to challenge themselves, some wish to become healthier, and others strive to win the marathon medals. These tips will help you, regardless of your reasons.

1. It is important to concentrate on practicing, instead of trying to achieve perfection. You can set a goal; however, it is important to inch closer to the goal every day. Start off training small, for only for fifteen minutes a day. Then, you can kick it up a notch, every other week. Similarly, you can focus on running a reachable distance when you are first starting out. From there, you can concentrate on improving.

2. Additionally, it is important to set a goal for yourself

Tips for New Runners

Invest in a proper pair of running shoes

This may seem obvious, but I cannot overstate how much trouble you can save yourself by taking 30 minutes to work with an associate at your local running store. They will review your running stride and many times record it so you can see the mechanics of your feet as you run. Who knew that some people’s feet naturally roll outward when the foot lands (Supination) and other’s roll inward (pronation). I certainly did not. After a few minutes with an experienced runner, they were able to recommend the appropriate type of shoe for my natural running stride. They were also able to help me decide on how much support I needed versus how much cushioning the shoe provided.

After being fitted with a proper shoe, the aches in my knees and lower legs (shins and calves) were greatly reduced.

Of all the tips for new runners, this is, without a doubt, the most valuable. If you are making a true lifestyle change then this is a non-negotiable tip.

Less is More

This may sound counter-intuitive, but I assure you that trying to do too

Improve The Playoff System In College Football

1) Each of the conference winners in the power five conference would be granted an automatic bid in the playoff.

2) At least one member of a group of five conference must be given an automatic bid which can be determined by the playoff committee.

3) The remaining two bids would be at-large bids which can be given to any team, including Notre Dame. These two bids would also be determined by the playoff committee.

4) The playoff committee will decide seeding from one to eight. The top four seeds would host the first round game at their site and then the normal format of neutral venues in the current playoff system would apply from the semifinal round onward.

5) The lowest seed remaining would face the highest seed remaining in one game in the semifinal round with the other two seeds facing off in the other round.

Light Up Your Backyard Basketball Court

Building codes

There are specific building codes such as height restrictions, proximity to the border, foot candle limitations, etc. The building code may set a limit on the height of the light pole.

Light Spillage

This is when light spills to areas such as your neighbor’s premises and causes a disturbance to them. Light spillage can be controlled by limiting the foot candles of your light.

Cost

This is also an important factor to be considered while the installation of lights for the court. The various expenses involved are the cost of the fixture, installation cost, maintenance expenses, and operating costs. It is vital to choose the lighting from a reliable supplier so that you can reduce your operating and maintenance expenses.

Let me explain how to plan the lighting:

• Sport lighting standards are measured in “foot candles” which implies the illumination per square foot. A backyard basketball court is 30’*35′ in dimensions. For this size of the court, the lighting required is 10-19 foot candles.
• The lighting requirements for an outdoor court are different from that of an indoor court.
• The lighting required is also dependent on

How to Run a Faster 5K

The 5k race is a distance which could possibly slip by you very fast, but aiming for the finish line unprepared, you could be facing unnecessary exhaustion and tiredness in the second half of the race. Having said that, the next obvious thing is having a training plan in place which is designed to address the exact demand – in this case, increasing your speed at a 5k race.

How to Run a Faster 5K- The 5K PR Plan

Reaching your personal best is THE GOAL! In order to accomplish a successful PR in a 5K, there are a few different types of workouts you should be inculcating into your training plan. You will be required to go a step beyond just your general aerobic runs, which will keep up your general fitness levels, but not your speed limits in a 5K. There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ training program and you are going to want to tweak the workouts a bit to suit your needs. What a 5K training plan will do is develop the following areas in a gradual but consistent manner:

Endurance
Strength
Speed
Tapering

5K Speed Training Plan:

As is rightly said,

Useful Items of Running Gear

Fitness tracker

For those runners that like wearable tech, the fitness tracker or heart rate monitor is a great solution to monitor the running and training. Most come with an easy to read display that can include features like calories burned, pace, distance, elevation and heart rate. In order for features like pace and elevation to give accurate readings, it is necessary for the device to include GPS technology. Other features include adjustable straps to easily fit any wearer and the ability to withstand the effects of rain and sweat.

Waist bag

A centrally placed waist bag gives complete comfort to run with keys, phone, ID or other essentials. Most are large enough to easily accept the latest smart phones or other electrical gadgets you may wish to travel with. The preferred type of waist bag is made with a water-resistant material and includes an adjustable strap for the safe and convenient fit.

Socks

To avoid many of the common foot problems from running long distances it benefits to wear the right socks. Running in the exercise specific socks makes it possible to avoid issues related to toenail damage and blisters. By combining

Proper Running Shoes

Protection

A well made pair of shoes includes extra protection to avoid issues of discomfort or pain while the feet are under more stress. A midsole section helps to give protection against hard surfaces or objects that are run over. The softer the midsole the greater protection and cushioning it can provide. But, the soft midsole is not the most durable and means it is necessary to replace the running shoes more often.

Controls overpronation

Overpronation relates to rolling the foot too far inwards while running, which also flattens the arch of the foot. It helps to avoid this foot position because it can jar the knee and tilts the leg inward. The risk of running in this fashion can lead to foot problems like bunions, plantar fasciitis and shin splints. There are plenty of running shoes that are made to fix this specific type of problem. Most of these shoes include a stronger piece of material on the inside edge of the midsole which prevents the foot from rolling.

Fixes supination

A high-quality pair of running shoes is also used for fixing issues related to supination which is when the foot rolls

About Dynamic Stretches For Runners

Russian walks

To do this exercise, you need to walk in a straight line and bring your knee up high on every step. This exercise will really loosen up the hip joint that plays a crucial role in your run.

Walking bum kicks

Walk forward using an extended back swing so that your heel makes contact with your glutes with every step.

Lateral lunges

Step outwards with one foot and bring your buttocks down towards the floor and then bring your other foot across using a lunging motion. Make sure to do both sides.

Standing side on, step outwards with one foot and bring your bum down towards the floor and bring the second foot across to meet the first one in a lunging movement. Make sure to do both sides.

Single leg deadlift walk

Bend your standing knee slightly and bring your head down towards the floor. At the same time, bring your back leg up towards the ceiling. You need to work this exercise on both sides.

Stiff leg swing

You need to stretch your hands outwards and then swing your leg up to touch the

Benefits Football Sport for Men

Heart Health

On average, a player runs for at least 5 miles throughout the game. So, the constant running, jogging and walking boosts the heart rate of the players. In other words, football is good for your health as it prevents the accumulation of plaque in the coronary arteries.

Muscle Tone and Body Fat

If you want to burn fat, it is one of the most appropriate sports for you. The reason is that it works your heart and muscles in more ways than one. Apart from this, the game helps you burn fat and build muscle mass.

Muscle Strength

During football, you don’t need much body strength for kicking, twisting, jumping and turning. Due to these activities, you develop muscle strength.

Bone Strength

As a general rule, as you get older, the density of your bones comes down. During a match, the repeated loads on your whole body make your bones stronger. So, if you want to keep the strength of your bones, make sure you play it on a regular basis.

Coordination

Coordination is a must for success because of the shifts between sprinting, running, and walking

Common Running Shoe Buying Mistakes

Don’t simply buy for looks

Many first time runners get too concerned with fashion and forget about the most important issues like proper support, fit and comfort. Don’t let the color or the style of the footwear influence the decision-making process. If the running shoes don’t give the desired support, they will soon leave the feet feeling irritated and sore.

Shoes are too tight

Wearing a pair of running shoes that are too tight can soon lead to black toenails, blisters, or similar issues. Many runners prefer to wear close-fitting shoes for their normal everyday activities, but this same rule shouldn’t apply when engaged in physical activity. The preferred option is to have a little extra space in the forefoot to avoid squashing the feet. Try to leave a space of about half an inch in this area for the most comfortable fit.

Don’t wear shoes for too long

On average, a decent pair of running shoes should last in the region of 300 to 500 miles. It is not practical to wear this type of footwear unit they are completely worn out. A good indicator of when it is necessary to replace

Running During Summer Time

  • Run at the coolest time. One of the hacks you can do to avoid the summer heat is run during the coolest point of the day. Good thing, free software and some apps can show the temperature highs and lows for the day or even for the week so you can schedule your run accordingly. Usually, sunrise and sunset are the coolest times. Midday is the hottest. But since weather changes can be abrupt, it’s best you check an app.

  • Look for a shady alternate route. Every runner has that favorite route. But when it comes to extreme weather conditions, you may need an alternative route to keep you safer from the elements. During summer, choose less open routes. Settle for more shades, like areas with more buildings and trees. Nowadays, there are apps which can calculate the distance of the route using GPS. They also show visuals. Use the app to get the distance. That way, you still get the same distance you run in your usual route.

  • Wear sweat wicking clothes. Even by regular standards, sweatpants and baggy clothes are a no-no. You don’t want them flapping around,