The History of College Basketball

College basketball was conceived at Springfield College by James Naismith in 1891. It was popular enough to become a demonstration sport at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, and boomed in popularity in the 1930s because of doubleheaders in New York City, the 1936 Olympics…

How to Play Free Safety in Football

Free safety is one of the most physically and mentally demanding positions on the defensive side of the ball. These football players are asked to cover a lot of ground and have vital roles in defending against the passing and running games. They are arguably…

What Is Intersquad Baseball?

When a baseball team divides itself into separate squads, which then play against each other, the contest is commonly known as an intersquad game, or a scrimmage game. The contest can also be called an ¡°intrasquad¡± game because the players compete against fellow teammates. In…

The Best Weight Loss Programs for Men

While diet and exercise are the keys to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for men and women, not every diet plan is geared for or marketed to both sexes. That said, there are plenty of options available that men may find enticing to…

How to Build Stamina for Soccer

Soccer is a physically demanding game that requires a great level of physical fitness. Soccer requires you to walk, sprint and jog for a range of distance over a prolonged period of time. A high level of stamina is required to be a successful soccer…

Percentage of Kids Who Are Injured in Football

At the beginning of each football season, players eagerly rush out onto the field while their parents worry that they may sustain a serious injury from the sport. The good news is that when injuries do occur, they are rarely severe and usually do not…

The Best Youth Shoulder Pads

If your youngster has signed up for a football league, you’ll want to protect him with the best sports gear available. For most football players, this means donning quality shoulder pads, compression gear, gloves and a helmet. You may be tempted to use hand-me-downs or…

Measure Volleyball Vertical

In volleyball, vertical jump measurements are important factors that coaches use for recruitment to compare players or to evaluate the improvements of a player. There are two vertical jumps in volleyball: block jump and approach jump. Measurements for these jumps become a part of a…

How to Clean a Football Visor

Football visors, made from clear or tinted polycarbonate, provide players with eye protection and maximum vision of the field. Similar to helmets, uniforms and shoes, clean visors when they get dirty. During games, some equipment managers temporarily clear a player¡¯s field of vision by wiping…

Pop Warner Football Rules & Regulations

Pop Warner Football is a youth sports organization, founded in 1929 and named after legendary football coach Glenn ¡°Pop¡± Warner. More than 200,000 boys and girls, ages 5 through 16, participate in Pop Warner football each year. Most standard American football rules apply in Pop…