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Training Equipment for Mixed Martial Arts Fighting

Like any sport, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) requires special equipment, largely to protect yourself during your training sessions. Important supplies and gear that you should gather before starting your MMA [more…]

Matching Your Training Needs with an MMA Facility and Instructor

The gym or school where you train is the foundation of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) community you’re going to build for yourself, and your training instructor is the person who can share his knowledge [more…]

Football Coaching Geared to Kids of Different Ages

Part of your football coaching responsibility is knowing and understanding what to expect — both physically and emotionally — from youngsters who play the game at a particular age level. [more…]

How Football Developed as a Game in the United States

American football evolved from two games that were popular in other parts of the world: soccer and rugby. The first form of American football emerged on November 6, 1869, when teams from Princeton and [more…]

NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl

After the regular football season, the NFL schedule moves into the playoffs, which ultimately lead up to the Super Bowl. In regular-season games, teams compete for the best win-loss records, and those [more…]

Coaching Football by Motivating Players

Football is the ultimate team game, and you need to motivate your players to work as a team. Although the sport allows individuals in some positions (such as quarterbacks, who can elude defenders and scramble [more…]

Fitting Football Equipment on a Child for Safe Play

When playing football, kids must be outfitted for safety. In addition to organizing practices and teaching skills, good football coaches need to know how to properly fit equipment, such as helmets and [more…]

Football Coach's Halftime Talk to the Team

While coaching your football team for the first half of a game, you see all sorts of things: players scoring touchdowns, dropping passes, making diving tackles, and fumbling the ball, among others. So, [more…]

How Fantasy Football Game Play Is Scored

To win in fantasy football, your team needs to score more points than any other team in your league. A fantasy team scores points based on each player’s performance and personal stats, in addition to the [more…]

Common Football Terms to Know

Football fans have their own language when they talk about the game. To keep up, it’s useful to know what terms like down, extra point, safety, and snap mean. [more…]

What Football Playing Field White Lines Mean

White lines on a football field are critical to playing the game. By knowing what yard lines, hash lines, and end lines represent, you’ll have an easier time following the game. [more…]

How Football Game Time Is Measured in Quarters

To keep things in small, easily digestible chunks, every football game is divided into quarters and these quarters are divided into smaller segments whenever the game clock stops [more…]

How Football Teams Can Score Points in Game Play

When a team has possession of the football, it can score points in several ways. Touchdowns, extra points, two-point conversions, field goals, and safeties all can increase a team's score. [more…]

Motivating Your Football Players through Smart Coaching

Here are some coaching guidelines to help motivate your football players to give their best efforts, not get discouraged, and become the best they can be on the playing field: [more…]

Coaching Supplies for Football Practice and Games

Being prepared for football practice or the big game is your responsibility as the coach. Keep these items with you so you’re prepared for an emergency and have enough of the right equipment for football [more…]

Football Coaches' Pre-Game Responsibilities

Before you send your football team out on the field and call those plays you have worked on for weeks, use this checklist to attend to your pre-game responsibilities as football coach: [more…]

Coaching Football during Pre-Game, Post-Game, and Halftime

Keeping your football players focused, positive, playing hard and having fun before, during, and after a football game is your job as their coach. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you gather your [more…]

Coaching Football For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Coaching football involves motivating your players; supplying the right equipment for practice and games; and having the facilities and your team ready before, during, and after a football game. [more…]

Shooting and Passing the Puck in Ice Hockey

Obviously, if you don’t score goals, you won’t win the hockey game. Make sure you're passing and shooting the puck quickly and accurately to make the most of your hockey team's offense. Use these guidelines [more…]

Ice Hockey Penalties Explained

In ice hockey, a penalty results in a player spending time in the penalty box. Ice hockey has three types of penalties: minor, major, and misconduct. The harsher the penalty, the harsher the punishment [more…]

Basic Ice Hockey Positions Explained

An ice hockey team is made up of six players, each with a specific position and job. The job of offense is to score goals, and the defense is there to protect the goal. The following list describes each [more…]

Tips for Becoming a Better Hockey Player

Make sure you’re prepared before you hit the ice to play hockey. Understanding the rules of ice hockey is only the first step toward becoming a great hockey player; you also need to know how to play safely [more…]

The Hockey Rink

An official NHL (National Hockey League) rink is 200 feet long and 85 feet wide; an international competition rink is wider by 15 feet. The rink is divided by the red line, has two blue lines, five face-off [more…]

Hockey For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re playing hockey, or just want to understand the game, you need to know your way around the rink, how to shoot and pass the puck, what makes up a hockey penalty, the positions on a hockey team, [more…]

Converting Miles per Hour to Minutes per Mile

If you use a treadmill as part of your marathon training, you may need a formula to convert miles per hour to minutes per mile. Follow these steps to see how: [more…]

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