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Nick Hines
San Francisco, CA , United States
OC born and raised. Living in Napa Valley. Major sports guy, father of two, youth sports coach.

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Football – Hydration | HYDRATION FOR FOOTBALL ATHLETES

American football is a team sport that is characterized by short duration, high-intensity bouts of exercise followed by brief recovery periods (25-40 s) (Craig, 1968). The physical demographics of the athletes are quite variable depending on the position played; skill players are typically lean and quick, whereas the linemen are larger individuals with both larger…

Fitness – Fitness | Ten “Secret” Tips for Bikram Yogis

1 – Only smile if you feel like it. Some teachers are obsessed with asking students to smile during class. This is a somewhat controversial topic, but I feel strongly that you should only smile if you feel like it. For me, smiling in class takes me away from my meditation and concentration. Also, yoga…

Football – Hydration | Hydrate and Dominate! Why Athletes NEED Water!

Want a dominant performance out of your youth football athletes? Teach your kids the importance of proper hydration; specifically the benefits of drinking WATER before/during/after practice and game days. Also, look to hydrate with fruits rich in water, such as watermelon, strawberries and grapefruit. Why do we hydrate with water? Simply put- water helps provide…

Tennis – Conditioning | Unspoken Tennis Coaching Tips for Juniors

#1: Focus on Fun We play sport for a lot of reasons. But no matter what level we’re at, what usually got us started in the game was simple – we had fun. To avoid turning players off or burning them out, keep things as varied as possible. Come up with games and challenges. They…

Football – Conditioning | Four (4) football conditioning drills to consider this preseason

The average football play lasts five seconds with 25 to 30 seconds between plays. Coaches understand that to prepare for this, there’s little use for long distance running or 100-yard gassers. Football conditioning must be tailored toward anaerobic training to produce athletes capable of keeping up with the pace of the game. Ryan Sprague of…

General – Sports Parenting | Noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews wants your young athlete to stay healthy by playing less

James Andrews has seen enough. Enough of coaches who mean well and try hard, but who really don’t know what they need to know. Enough of parents who think their son or daughter is the next superstar athlete and must be pushed and pushed and pushed. Enough of youngsters who are forced to visit him…

Baseball – Fielding/Throwing | The Five Best Fielding Drills for Young Baseball Players

Every young Little Leaguer knows that hitting it the best part of baseball practice. Sure, everybody needs to practice fielding grounders, catching fly balls, and turning double plays, but when it comes to pure fun, it’s hard to beat whacking 20 slow-pitched balls around the field. The problem with batting practice, of course, is that it…

ESports – General | The Rise of Esports

Fitness – Fitness | 10 of the Best Workouts for Weight Loss

If you’re reading this right now, you’re probably in the market for a heart-thumping, blood-pumping, balls-to-the-wall workout. And, friend, we’ve got you covered. We’re all about helping you get sweaty in pursuit of your goals, whether that means getting stronger, hitting a new PR, or losing weight. But let’s be real for a second here:…

Golf – Long Game | Rickie Fowler: How to be a great driver of the golf ball

I’m proof that you don’t need to be big to drive the ball far. I’m only 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, but I averaged more than 300 yards off the tee in 2018. Learning how to hit driver well depends on you setting up properly and letting your body just go, no matter your frame. It’s not…

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Football – Hydration | HYDRATION FOR FOOTBALL ATHLETES

American football is a team sport that is characterized by short duration, high-intensity bouts of exercise followed by brief recovery periods (25-40 s) (Craig, 1968). The physical demographics of the athletes are quite variable depending on the position played; skill players are typically lean and quick, whereas the linemen are larger individuals with both larger…

Lacrosse – Offense | ADVICE FROM A COLLEGE COACH: PENN STATE’S JEFF TAMBRONI

Regarded as one of the top offensive minds in the sport, Penn State coach Jeff Tambroni is in his fifth season at the helm of the Nittany Lions program, and the inaugural season of Big Ten lacrosse. The 2013 CAA Coach of the Year and 2009 USILA Division I Coach of the Year, he previously…

Ice Hockey – Offense | Creating offense with zone entries and puck support

The objective of hockey is simple: score more than your opponent. However, with the ever-increasing emphasis on defense and goaltending, how do you create offense? Zone entries are a sometimes-overlooked aspect of the game that often lead to the best offensive opportunities. Within the flow of the game, especially when entering the offensive zone, the…

Ice Hockey – Offense | THE BEST – Offensive Hockey Plays

Offensive hockey plays are an important part of the game. If you do not have a good offensive hockey play, you will not be able to score goals. These plays are made so that you can get closer to the opponents net and score. Here are a few easy one you might want to try…

Volleyball – Beach | 4 tips to improve footwork and speed on the sand Email

“Footwork and speed are two important elements in the beach volleyball game. To improve footwork such as passing and getting to my position of hesitation before attacking or defensive footwork, I do them without the ball. Because there is no ball involved, I’ll visualize the ball going high line and use the footwork to get…

Water sports – Paddleboarding | Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Basics

Stand up paddle board: Your first time or two out, you may want to rent gear or borrow from a friend. After that, if you decide you love to SUP and want to do more of it, consider buying your own. Your board choice is determined by a combination of paddler weight and skill, your…

Golf – Short game | Ten best Golf/short game Tips for Kids

Golf is unique treat that can be enjoyed at any age. Teach a child to play and they’ll have a foundation in place for decades of enjoyment on the course alongside friends and family. This is something we saw last weekend with the second Drive, Chip and Putt Championship held at Augusta National. It was…

General – Conditioning | The best advanced surfing tips and techniques for kids!

Advanced surfing comes with time and innumerable hours of wave riding. The most experienced surfers in the world have ridden thousands of waves in multiple ocean conditions. Whether you’re a free surfer or a competitive surfer, you’re always trying to improve your surfing. Choosing the right wave, paddling efficiently, eyeing the aerial ramp, pumping for…

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