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Tips Dribble Basketball Better

One of the most overlooked aspects of dribbling a basketball is keeping your head up. This is one of the differences between a great ball handler and a good ball handler. If you want to dribble a basketball better you have to keep your head up. When you have your head down looking at the ball, you may telegraph your moves which makes it easy for the defender to steal the basketball, and it makes it difficult for you to see the court when your head is down. At first it may seem challenging or even impossible to dribble with your head up but if you really want to handle the ball better, you have to dribble with your head up.

Another great tip to help you handle the basketball better is to dribble low and hard. There are two obvious reasons why this is important. If you dribble the basketball low, your defender will have a hard time stealing the ball and if they do try to steal the ball it can give you an opportunity to drive to

Basic Learning Scuba Diving

Stage 1: Understanding the theory of diving

Once you enroll for diving, you are given literature and DVDs to understand diving. You can study on your own or there is the option of classroom study. Online courses are also available. Various institutes provide e-learning material to their students. The study material basically contains information about basic diving techniques, effects of diving on the body, diving safety, selection of diving equipment and its maintenance, etc. After the completion of the course, a test is held. Passing the test prepares you for the next stage.

Stage 2: Training in Confined Waters

After you understand the concepts of diving completely,you are ready to be trained in confined waters like a swimming pool or a calm beach. The first stage of underwater training is ideally done in shallow waters where you can stand under water. After training, you will gradually gain the confidence of staying under water. Then you can venture into deeper confined waters. Once you are comfortable under water, you are ready for the next stage.


Improve Smash in Badminton

Firstly, getting the right direction to the smash. This comes down to court awareness and the position of your body and leading arm. Get any of these wrong and you won’t hit the part of the court you were aiming for.

Secondly to get more power, you need the strength and power in the muscles that contract in order to play the shot, so the shoulders and forearm muscles need to be worked. To help keep balance and direction strong core muscles are also vital for stability.

Thirdly you need to hit the shuttlecock at the right point. To do this you should always be behind the shuttle, so that you make contact with it directly in front of you, ideally hit at the highest point forwards of your racket shoulder.

Your wrist should be ‘cocked’ or bent backwards before the shot and then snapped forwards at the point of impact to hit the shuttle with maximum power. This should resemble a whipping action.

Finally in order to get in to the right

All about Ball Handling

As you go through the work out, I want to remind you of one of the most important things, and that’s making sure you’re focusing on quality over quantity. Make sure and start each drill by going slow and concentrate on doing the drill correctly while not losing control of the ball. If you need to start out looking at the ball during the drill, that’s okay. Focus on getting the coordination down first, making sure you can do the drill 10 times in a row – without messing up – before you start working on your speed. Once you get comfortable with the movement, then work on your quickness and hand speed. At that point, don’t worry if you mess up because you’re suppose to. If you don’t mess up then you’re probably not going hard enough. When you do mess up, just pick up the ball and keep going where you left off.

This is something I used to do before every basketball game. And it’s something I’ve got my son doing. In fact, he’ll do it any time he’s about to handle the ball and he wants to make sure his handles are “super-tight!”.

Be Safety for Beginner Snorkeler

First, be aware of the elements. Check the weather before you go out just in case something new has begun brewing. This is very important especially if you are planning on going quite a distance off shore. The weather can change quickly so be prepared if it does. Know the currents. If the waves look rough and the water isn’t clear then don’t go in. Ask locals if they know of spots that are better than others, look for flags and signs that direct you to areas that are considered safe for swimming and snorkeling. Look for lifeguards on duty or go out with reputable snorkeling companies who will put your safety first.

Second, select a location worth seeing! If you don’t do your research and just grab your snorkel gear and go you might just see sand, for miles leaving you wondering what the hype is all about. Be sure to select a location full of life making it a jaw dropping experience, but don’t lose your snorkel. A coral reef will offer you a plethora of colors and countless fish, manta rays, turtles, moray and other exotic creatures depending on the location. Now that is

Badminton Drill

Let me give an example from my own style of play, I invariably have my racquet ‘down’ either to the side or in front, even when at the front of the court. But a far better position for the racquet and me as I’m well over six foot, is to have my knees slightly bend and the racquet head raised to shoulder or head height. I need to Drill this habit into my head. So my partner and I play the ‘patty cake’ game, both stand just back of the front service line and try hitting the shuttle as horizontal and as close to the net tape as possible.

It becomes a ‘game’ when there are no rules, i.e. freedom to hit shuttle on either forehand or backhand. It becomes a Drill when you continually just do forehand. It can be further broken down into say, near forehand and far forehand.

Badminton drills are better than practise as they are more specific to particular areas and should be done over a considerable amount of time. An hour spent on a particular Badminton drill is nothing, and what’s more it should be regularly repeated throughout the training

Tips Players to Bat in Tee Ball

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 bat. Here are some suggestions to help overcome this problem

1. Shorten the grip I. e. move the player’s hands up the bat towards the middle of the bat. Their hands must remain together.

2. Don’t let the batter have practice swings. (What happens is the bat gets lower and lower. So when they swing,they hit the tee).

3. Now let them line the ball up; bring the bat back as far as possible in an arc until the bat is vertical

Gear for the Sport

Comfortable Fit

Such items need to be very comfortable for them to wear. The materials shouldn’t be itchy and the clothing shouldn’t be falling down as they move with it on. The material needs to be breathable because they are likely going to sweat in it during practice sessions and games. Your players can easily be distracted by items that don’t fit them right.

You need them to be fully focused on the game. You need them to work as part of the team. Spend money on items that they can enjoy wearing and they are proud to put on. Rule out those materials that seem to be hard to keep clean or tend to irritate the skin.

Visually Appealing

Every team out there wants to look professional, on target, and ready to play the game. They want to show they have worked hard and they are ready to take on any opponent. With a custom sports kit, they will look visually appealing out there. It can build their confidence too so they are playing with all they have.

Long Lasting

Consider it an investment with custom sports kit products and they

Tricks Jump Higher in Basketball

While shooting is great and makes you a star, being able to jump high and dunk the basketball in style makes you a neighborhood superstar. Dunking is usually referred to big players, but not anymore. Follow these tricks and you will know how to jump higher in basketball.


Flexibility is necessary in every sport including basketball. With it you’ll be able to maximize your potential and also to reduce the chances of an injury. You should start stretching at least 5 times a week. You should also warm up before stretching to avoid possible injuries.


You can warm up your body with jogging. Jogging is great for losing fat and increasing the cardiovascular level of the body. It is enough 30 minutes 4 or 5 times a week. It is a great exercise for increasing the vertical leap.


No matter what people say abs are playing a major role in achieving a high vertical jump. Abs will help you with your coordination on the playground. You’ll be more agile which combining with explosion leads to a perfect athlete who is able to dunk on many occasions.

All about Deep Diving

Helium is expensive for most divers. You could pay as much as $200, or more, to fill a set of doubles. This is something hard to sleep on for some divers. Diving has not been only a rich man’s sport. Many of the original pioneers were average wage earners.

Trimix adds a safety margin to diving deep that is worth considering. Experience divers can figure out the narcosis level where they are the most comfortable at depth. With gas mixing software, they can mix a tank to get the helium/oxygen/nitrogen mix to meet this level. They call this the Equivalent Narcotic Depth (END).

For example, you’re most comfortable with the narcosis level from nitrogen at 80′. You are planning a dive to 180′. You can blend a trimix mix to have the similar narcosis feeling from nitrogen if you were at 80 feet while at the depth of 180′. Nitrogen narcosis and decompression sickness (DCS) risk factors are greatly reduced. This definitely makes the dive safer and more enjoyable.

Why would someone not want to dive trimix? This is a very good question.

  1. The cost of helium could prohibit people from diving deeper. There

Calories Burned Playing Tennis

. Playing tennis not only burns your calories but also helps in toning your muscles. The amount of calories burnt depends upon the frequency and the duration of the match. If the match becomes more exciting, the level of calorie burning also increases. You can easily burn up to 150-300 calories by playing a whole match.

. You can also shed those extra pounds by playing other sports such as badminton and squash. They help your body to sweat, which consequently removes your toxic substances easily.

. Tennis, badminton or squash playing prevents your body from various types of disorders such heart disease and diabetes. It also helps your body to relieve stress and anxiety. Playing tennis is usually considered to be the healthiest way to burn calories and lose those extra fats. It not only rejuvenates your body but also makes you an expert in game. You will be able to compete at various levels by practicing this game regularly.

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Not Overdo Basketball Warmup

Basketball warmups can be very tiring. You probably will be very tired after working out and your muscles may be stiff and sore. Making sure that you have a proper recovery time after a basketball warmup is important. Here are some great recovery tips so that you get the most out of your basketball warmup.

Eat correctly. Don’t go home after a basketball workout and snack on chips, cakes or candy. This can hurt your entire warmup and leave you feeling worse. Avoid processed foods and eat whole processed foods. Things like fruits and vegetables can help as well as drinking lots and lots of water. Stretching is also imperative to your basketball warmup. You should do stretches, mobility drills, and foam rolls before and after each warmup. If you find yourself sore the next day, a short session of stretches will help you out.

Sleeping might not seem to be that important to a basketball player but it is very important that you do get your sleep. You should get at least nine hours a night of sleep. Not very easy but you can try to get to bed every night at ten and then

Basic Badminton Tactics

Doubles Tactics

Part of doubles strategy is how you position yourselves on the court. Side-by-side is considered a defensive position as you can cover more of the court, but a front-and-back position is an attack position. When attacking, the back player makes shots that open up space in the forecourt for the forward player to take advantage of on the next play. The most important part of doubles strategy is communication. Both players should talk to each other and make their intentions clear. Plan your plays based on each others strengths, as well as the weaknesses of your opposing team.

Mixed Doubles Tactics

When playing a game of mixed doubles badminton, the women usually take the front position when the men picking up the shots to the back of the court. With this arrangement, the women should try for net shots and the men should use horizontal drives or downward shots. If using a side-by-side defense position, then the men and women can take either side.

Overall, the game of badminton is not just about physical strength, but also mental agility and speed. Tactics are just as important to a winning game as the

Beginner Ways Scuba Diving Etiquette

Avoid complaining

The number one rule of scuba diving etiquette for first timers is to try and avoid complaining. Complaining not only bothers other divers, it also makes it seem like you are giving the instructors a hard time as well. If you are going to try scuba diving, you should know that it’s a pretty difficult activity to master and that it’s not a walk in the park. If you want to simply look at fish swimming in comfort, then you can always go to an aquarium. There is a chance that the water might be cold, your wetsuit will probably be damp and cold, the weather might not be ideal, you might not have enough room on the boat. However, these are all things that you need to overcome. Most scuba divers will tell you the rewards of diving are so plentiful that they easily outweigh all of the discomforts and potential things that one could complain about.

Keep your wetsuit clean

There really is no nicer way to say it, so it’s best to get right to the point. Please, do not urinate in your wetsuit if you want to respect your

Easy Mental Hacks for Baseball

  • See it: Spend time before each game visualizing yourself making clutch plays. Whether hitting the ball, throwing, pitching or catching. See every aspect of that play, from start to finish, as if watching a movie in slow motion. Involve all of your senses. How will it look?
  • Smell it: Smell the fresh cut grass, the popcorn from the concession stand, and the leather of your glove. Involve any detail that will make the memory come alive as you recall it.
  • Taste it: Taste the sunflower seeds, gum or Gatorade you will have during the game.
  • Hear it: Hear the sounds of the crowd, the crack of the bat, and the pop of the ball as it hits your glove.
  • Notice it: Notice every little detail. How will it feel? Kick the dirt, feel the drop of sweat, the grip of the bat and the pounding of your heart before the three, two count pitch is thrown. Note your perfect body mechanics, knees bent, pushing off from the back leg, balanced extension, and two-handed perfect execution.
  • Feel it: Experience the intensity of the emotion that comes from making the big play. The

Technical Diving

To start basic tech diving, you need to:

• Have PADI advanced open water diver or equivalent certification
• A minimum of 10 logged dives.
• You should be at least 18 years old.

In order to become a proficient diver, you need:

1. Equipment:

a. Twin cylinders or closed circuit re-breathers (CCR)

b. One or more additional tanks each with different gas blends.

c. Two or more independent multi-gas dive computers and regulators.

d. Back-ups of other dive gears.

e. In addition to this, the diver will need basic equipment such as

• Primary mask
• Fins
• Wing Typed BCD and Harness
• Submersible pressure gauges.
• Dry Suit, etc.

2. Planning:

Tech diving requires a lot of planning. You will need to know how much gas you need for the dive and equip yourself accordingly. You need to carry enough gas for the whole dive and carry reserve for emergencies.

Since you will be diving to great depths, you need to double-check the condition of your diving equipment.

3. Skills required:

The basic skill set required for tech diving are:

Must Improve Basketball Game

Hustle – Some of the best players may not have the talent of the most talented, but are renown players for hustle. Always moving is a huge key to playing the game, if you can control this you can destroy anyone.

Playing competition – to really improve your game you must improve your level of play. What better way to do that than to play players at your level or better than you. Many camps are devoted to this, leagues, clubs etc.

Athleticism – This is what often sets good players apart from amazing players, a scout or anyone will instantly notice the athleticism of a player. Athleticism, whether we like it or not is a huge part of making it anywhere in sports today. So, I advise getting into a good total body strength program and converting it into quick, explosive energy.

Visualization – visualizing the basket or the outcome of any play before it happens can make you amazingly succesfull. You also need to keep a positve attitude throughout the whole game and constantly tell yourself that you will dominate. Those in great control of the mental game are the best players to

Basics of Effective Sliding in Baseball

  • Know where the ball is: it is important to be aware of which side of the base the throw will be coming in from
  • Begin the slide eight to ten feet before the base
  • Make sure to commit and follow through with the slide once you decide to do it — otherwise, your cleats will get caught in the dirt
  • Keep your eyes — and focus — on the base all the way through the slide
  • Keep your arms and hands off the ground

Feet-First Slide: Used when the base runner needs to beat the throw on a force play

  • Fall to either the right or left side, whichever is most comfortable or appropriate for the situation
  • Extend both legs
  • The slide should be on the hip and the side of the back

Hook Slide: Used when the base runner is trying to avoid the tag

  • Learn to hook from either side so that you can use the appropriate one for the given situation
  • Take off on the left foot when hooking to the right side, making your body fall to the right, with the right hip and thigh taking the fall
  • Take off

Body Types For Badminton

Something you may notice is that very few professional mens singles players are much taller than 6 feet. This seems to be the height at which you start finding fewer and fewer players. Each inch taller seems to be something of a disadvantage on the whole. There are of course some advantages to that extra height like the extra reach it provides, but in a sport that demands so much agility, it proves to be more of a burden. Going the other direction you find very few mens singles players that are much shorter than 5 foot 6 inches, or perhaps even 5 foot 8 inches. At this point your court coverage is going to start being hindered compared to the other players. There are of course examples of players who have been outside this range, like Ong Ewe Hock who was 5 foot 3 or 4 inches tall, and Thomas Stuer Lauridsen who was 6 foot 3 (I thought he was much taller, but wikipedia argues otherwise). Thomas Stuer was a great player, but he also battled with injuries that were no doubt caused by his size.

If you go into the other events you start