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I'm a youth sports coach - love to surf! Football, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Swimming

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Volleyball – Indoor | The best volleyball drills for beginners: 15 fun youth drills

Volleyball Practice Drills to Improve Basic Skills In this segment, you’ll see a number of drills you can apply to your next volleyball practice. You’ll notice the use of energy checks interspersed throughout the practice session to keep momentum and engagement high. Follow along as our coaches take these beginner players through jam-packed volleyball practice…

Tennis – Conditioning | Guide to Tennis Drills: SixPractice Exercises

6 Tennis Practice Drills Practice and warm-ups are the best way to improve your tennis game. Even if you can’t take tennis lessons, you can do tennis training with a friend or partner anytime. For a list of tennis practice exercises and basic drills you can try, see the examples below: 1. Dribbling. One of…

General – Mental | Advice to a Young Coach

I have been asked to write on any topic for the website this month. This is probably an ill conceived idea, since I don’t get out much and people who know me NEVER give me a stage to state my opinion. It is well known that I will give that opinion without much reservation and…

General – Mental | “Building a Championship Program”

“Building a Championship Program” Thinking back over my 30 year coaching career, I would like to thank that T-ball coach 41 years ago that never played me. Whether I was simply that bad or not is beside the point; that coach unwittingly pushed me toward a lifetime passion — track & field. That “failure” led…

Golf – Long Game | 2 Simple Driver Tips for Longer and Straighter Drives

ESports – General | 10 Tips to Improve Your Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game

Softball – Hitting | 3 Awesome Softball Hitting Drills

Softball can be boiled down to three fundamental aspects: hitting, fielding, and pitching. Of those three, only the former is required of every player in a game. Everyone must be able to hit the ball, whether you’re a power hitter, an on-base hitter, or just a bottom-of-the-lineup hitter, you’ve got to practice and utilize good…

Water sports – Swimming | The Best Tech Suit For Swimming Fast

If you are looking for the best tech suit for swimming fast, then there are a few things you should look for. These suits are made to enhance your hard work and excellent performance, not make you faster. These suits are primarily intended for athletes who are serious about their sport. The following are some…

ESports – General | What I’ve Learned From Coaching An Esports Team

General – Conditioning | Choosing the right wetsuit for cold water swimming

Looking for a new wetsuit to swim in cold water? Here are some tips for choosing the right one for you. 1. Start with the thickness of the wetsuit. Made of neoprene rubber, wetsuits range in thickness from 1mm to 5mm. Look for a wetsuit that has 4-5mm thickness in the core and chest, with…

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Volleyball – Indoor | The best volleyball drills for beginners: 15 fun youth drills

Volleyball Practice Drills to Improve Basic Skills In this segment, you’ll see a number of drills you can apply to your next volleyball practice. You’ll notice the use of energy checks interspersed throughout the practice session to keep momentum and engagement high. Follow along as our coaches take these beginner players through jam-packed volleyball practice…

Softball – Hitting | 3 Awesome Softball Hitting Drills

Softball can be boiled down to three fundamental aspects: hitting, fielding, and pitching. Of those three, only the former is required of every player in a game. Everyone must be able to hit the ball, whether you’re a power hitter, an on-base hitter, or just a bottom-of-the-lineup hitter, you’ve got to practice and utilize good…

Fitness – Fitness | Can Meditation and Yoga Help Reduce Anxiety Related to COVID-19?

The pandemic has been difficult for everyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five Americans report struggling with mental or behavioral health issues associated with COVID-19, including anxiety, depression, increased substance use, and suicidal thoughts. The highest burden of distress has been reported by the younger generation (ages 18-29) and…

Snow sports – Snowboarding | 8 important tips for the beginning snowboarder

1. Protective gear isn’t just about safety; it makes you learn faster. If you’re learning to ride as a young (school-age) kid and have a kid’s ability to naturally bounce off the ground and not get hurt, you can skip over this (except the helmet). But the #1 thing I tell adults learning to snowboard…

Basketball – Offense | 6 Fun & Competitive Basketball Team Shooting Drills

Individual shooting drills are great but whenever possible players who are looking to improve their shooting should try to participate in drills that involve two or more other players. This creates more of a game time atmosphere and allows players to practice the actual shots they will take during games. This article explains 6 basketball…

Football – Offense | East Palestine’s Sherry Named Wendy’s Heisman winner in Ohio

For his entire life, East Palestine’s Parker Sherry has been climbing. What started out as hay bails, trees, and hills that were being climbed turned into depth charts, record books, and now prospect stock. Sherry has a gratefulness about him that is very contagious, but don’t misinterpret his genuine love for the game of football…

Football – Defense | EVERYDAY LINEBACKER DRILLS YOU NEED TO BE USING

At Knox College, we run a 3-4 Defense with a slanting front. In the 3-4 system, it is imperative to have four coaches operating the different parts of the defense. During the last two years, we have utilized two coaches to work with both Inside and Outside Linebackers. Instead of separating the two units, we…

Fitness – Fitness | Here are eight tips to help you get ripped and stay muscular

Supplement With L-Carnitine. … Dump the Junk for Real. … Plan Ahead or Fall Behind. … Good Sleep Is The Key. … Consume More, Not Less, Protein. … Squeeze Intervals Into Your Workouts. … Don’t Overdo the Liquid Calories—Even Protein Shakes. … Shredding Can Be A Bumpy Ride: Hang On.

Football – Other | 7 MAJOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES EXPLAIN WHAT GOES INTO GAME WEEK

“They’ve got Ndamukong Suh and Jared Crick as their defensive tackles, and we’ve got kids that don’t belong in the Big 12 talent-wise. You sit around all week thinking, ‘Oh my god, how are we going to gain a yard? When your X isn’t as good as their O, that makes for late nights.” Herman…

ESports – General | What does it take to be a professional Overwatch coach?

Behind every Overwatch League and Contenders team, there are coaches and analysts making sure everything is running as smoothly as possible. From the dugouts at the Blizzard Arena to their private home offices, they scrutinize every play and take notes to bring to the next VOD review session. Away from the social media spotlight and…

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