8-to-10-Year-Old Baseball Drills

Coaching a baseball team of 8-to-10-year-olds is not always the easiest thing. The players are young and need to learn the game’s basic fundamentals and skills. The only way to do this is through regular practices. But with young minds, you must come prepared with…

Why Turf Is Better Than Grass in Football

In its early years, athletes dreaded playing games on artificial turf. In many cases, the turf was nothing but plastic carpeting made to look like grass. In many cases, players suffered serious turf burns on their arms and other exposed areas of their body. Wearing…

What Is a 1 and 1 in Basketball?

Fouls in basketball often send the fouled player to the free throw line to shoot free throws. When a player is fouled while shooting and the shot is unsuccessful, he gets two free throws. However, a player does not have to be shooting to go…

My Arm Hurts From Throwing a Football

Because football is such a high impact and physically taxing sport, you can easily injure yourself while throwing a football. Arm pain can come from many training errors and conditions, some that require a doctor’s treatment. Because pain can be excruciating, it is important to…

Ways to Loosen Up Tight Muscles

Whether you’re physically active or a dedicated couch potato, muscle tightness is a common condition that, if left unaddressed, can lead decreased joint range of motion and postural misalignment. Depending on the degree of muscle tightness, you can employ a variety of therapies and treatments…

What Happens in a Tie Game in Hockey?

Hockey is 60 minutes of intense skating, shooting, blocking, checking and penalties. Sixty minutes is not always enough to decide the outcome of a National Hockey League game. Sixty minutes may also not be enough for the hockey fan as Forbes.com reports a drastic increase…

Cold Weather Running With Compression Tights Vs. Sweatpants

Many years ago, runners and other athletes put on heavy cotton sweat suits when warming up or running outdoors. Then football players and runners discovered compression clothing, lightweight, tight-fitting garments which clung tightly to the body. While each garment has its advantages and disadvantages, especially…

The Best Football Defensive Line Workouts & Exercises

Defensive linemen in football have a very taxing and difficult job. They line up along the line of scrimmage against the opposing team’s offensive line. The goal is to drive the offensive line back toward the quarterback, stop any running backs from getting through and…

Extreme Fatigue in Teenagers

Teenagers have a lot on their plates, from school work, social stresses, personal growth and perhaps first jobs. With all of the changes taking place, it¡¯s no wonder that teenagers are often exhausted. The Children¡¯s Hospital Boston reports that fatigue is a common complaint among…