American Skateboarding Sold Brands

Decks

Here is a list of a lot of American skateboard deck providers: 5Boro, Alien Workshop, Almost, Anti Hero, Bacon, Baker, Birdhouse, Chocolate, Consolidated, Crailtap, Creature, Darkstar, Deathwish, DGK, Enjoi, Expedition One, Element,  Flip, Foundation, Girl, Globe, Grizzly, Hockey, Hoopla, Hopps, Hosoi, HUF, Isle, Killing Floor, Magenta, Meow, Mini Logo, Mystery, Numbers Edition, Otherness, Passport, Polar, Powell, Prime Heritage, Primitive, Plan B, Quasi, Real, Santa Cruz, Skate Mental, Skate Warehouse, Slave, Sovrn, Star Wars by Santa Cruz, Stereo, Suicidal Skates, Toy Machine, Traffic, Transportation Unit, Welcome, WKND, Zero, Zoo York, Black Label, Blind, Dogtown, Habitat, Heroin, Krooked, Lifeblood, Pizza, Shake Junt, Sk8 Mafia, Theories, Tired, Vision. I personally like Deathwish Skateboards because of the experience I’ve had with them. I really like their decks because it lasts long and doesn’t loose its pop to quickly and they do different shaped boards if you don’t like the traditional popsicle stick. Deathwish has some pretty cool lookin graphic on the back of the board. I’ve mostly just road Deathwish but Welcome skateboards are pretty awesome too. I really like welcome boards because they also have many shapes and sizes and they have some pretty awesome lookin graphic on the back.

Trucks

Here is some American truck providers: Ace, Bullet, Destructo, Independent, Industrial, Krux, LUXE, Silver, Tensor, Theeve, Thunder, Venture, Mini Logo, Royal. I personally like the original Independent trucks because they are just super light and they last a very long time. I have independent trucks on my complete and they have lasted me forever and I have grinded on them a lot and they are still super good. But I also really like Thunder trucks because they look really nice and have some pretty cool graphic on them but they are still not as good as independent trucks.

Wheels

Here is some American wheel providers: Alien Workshop, Autobahn, Baker, Blind,  Bones wheels, Chocolate, Crailtap, Darkstar, DGK, Element, Enjoi, Ghetto Child, Girl, Gold, Kryptonics, Mini logo, OJ, Orbs, Pig, Portland Wheel Company, Powell, Primitive, Ricta, Santa Cruz, Skate Warehouse, Spitfire, Sunset Skateboards, Wayward Wheels, Wreck Wheel Co. I personally like Spitfire Formula Four Classic 99a lock-in wheels because they have super good grip on the ground, can lock in super good on rails for grinding, have super good powerslides, and can still roll over pebbles pretty nicely also you can still do tricks and land them nicely. Bones wheels are also pretty nice and smooth but for me not super good for tricks.

Bearings

Here is some American bearing providers: 11:11 , Andale, Beerings Brand, Black Panther, Bones Bearings, Bronson Speed Co., Chocolate, Diamond, Enjoi, FKD, Flip, Girl, Gold, Grizzly, Hard Luck, Independent, Lucky, LUXE, Mini Logo, Modus, Pig, Quickies, Royal, Shake Junt, Skate Warehouse, Speed Demons, Toy Machine, Spitfire. I personally like Bones Reds Bearings because they are super smooth there only around $17 dollars at like the Skate Warehouse. also they are really easy to clean and last a super long time. Another bearings brand that is pretty good are Shake Junt Bearings they are pretty good and smooth and are just a pretty good bearings brand and can cost a little cheaper then Bones Reds.

Grip Tape

Here is some American grip tape providers: Alien Workshop, Almost, Black Magic, Blind, Bro Style, Crailtap, Creature, Darkstar, Diamond, Enjoi, FKD, Flypaper Griptape, Girl, Grizzly, Habitat, Hard Luck, High Times, Independent, Jessup, Kayo, Krux, Mini Logo, Mob, Mouse, Primitive, Royal, Santa Cruz, Shake Junt, Skate Warehouse, Spitfire, Superior, Zero, Thrasher. I personally like Grizzly Griptape because it grips super good at lasts a long time and also has some pretty cool graphics.

Another pretty good brand is Mob Griptape. Mob Griptape is good because it is the free griptape that comes with any deck you buy at a skate shop and lasts a super long time and grips very nicely.

Hardware

Here are some American hardware company providers: Diamond, Almost, Bacon, Bones Wheels, Bro Style, Chocolate, Dad’s Lounge, Doom Sayers, Enjoi, Girl, Gold, Hard Luck, Independent, Mini Logo, Modus, Plus Reserve, Shake Junt, Shorty’s, Skate Warehouse, Superior, Thunder. I personally like pretty much any hardware its all pretty good.

Riser Pads

Here are some American riser pad company providers: Diamond, Dooks, Independent, Lucky, LUXE, Mini Logo, Modus. I personally like pretty much any riser pads but I don’t like to use them skateboarding because they are just dead wait.

Bushings

Here are some American bushing company providers: Bones Wheels, Creature, Doh-Doh, Independent, Mini Logo, Thunder. I personally like Independent bushing because they are super nice because you can choose between hard, medium, or loose bushings and they don’t cost a lot of money.

Wax

Here are some American wax company providers: Alien Workshop, Almost, Bones Wheels, Creature, Diamond, Girl, Royal, Zero. I personally just like to make my own wax because its cheaper. also you don’t need wax to skateboard its just if you want to do grinds or stuff like that.

Other sites

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Futbol Vs Football, What Is The Difference

 

Basketball Hall of Fame

What is the Basketball Hall of Fame?

The Basketball Hall of Fame is a special monument for those players that have  left a mark in basketball history.  Once an important player in the NBA has retired from player they may be placed in the hall of fame. There is more than one hall of fame, it is not just for basketball. There is also a baseball and football hall of fame, along with many other sports. When an important athlete has retired for playing they may be placed in the hall of fame. Once in the hall of fame they are recognized for the affect they have had on basketball. It is not only players that are inducted into the hall of fame, coaches, teams, contributors, and referees may as well.  People come from everywhere to learn about  these players and coaches  and the legacy they have left.

Who is in the Basketball Hall of Fame?

Most recent members include:

Robert Hughes- coach

Tracy McGrady -player

George McGinnis- player

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Muffet Mcgraw- coach

Zack Clayton- player

Bill Self- coach

 

Older inductions include:

Original Celtics- team 

Mathew Kennedy-referee

Ralph Morgan- contributor

Charles Hyatt- player

John Schommer- player

Oswald Tower – contributor

Basketball Hall of Fame History

The purpose of a hall of fame is to honor a player, coach, or other contributors to the sport who have made a difference.  At the beginning of the hall of fame all it was was a small building on the campus of Springfield College.  Since then it has expanded to the great large building that it is today.  The game of basketball was first played on December 21 of 1891 as the years went on it changed and developed into the wonderful game that so many love.  On February 17, 1968 the Hall of Fame was officially opened to the public. At the time of the opening the NBA was going through a very important time in this time. History was being made.

At the Beginning

The grand opening of the hall was so spectacular people started planning it 30 years in advance. They first started making plans when the United States beat Canada in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.  However,the road wasn’t always easy for the hall of fame. Throughout the years it has been known as the birth place of basketball, and fans of basketball flocked from everywhere to visit it. When America entered World War Two it stopped the ideas for an expansion for some time. Eventually however  the Basketball Hall of Fame rose back to the top and is the house of so many basketball legends.

Founder of the Game

The full name of the hall is the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame named after the man who invented the game of basketball Dr. Naismith.  Dr. Naismith game up with the idea over a century ago and this idea has completely changed history. The Naismith Memorial couldn’t have a better name. Naming the building that celebrates so many great contributors to basketball after the founder of basketball himself couldn’t be better.

Top Famous Inductees

When someone is inducted into  the hall of fame they are put in with a class. Over the years there have been many classes with some of the biggest basketball contributors. Here are 6 of the most popular induction classes.

 

1987: Walt Fraizer, Pete Maravich, and Rick Barry

1980: Jerry Lucas, Jerry West, and Oscar Robertson

2002: Magic Johnson, Lute Olson, Larry Brown, Kay Yow, Drazen Petrovic, and the Harlem Globetrotters

2008: Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Pat Riley, Adrian Dantley, and Dick Vitale

2009: Micheal Jordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan, David Robinson, and C. Vivian Stringer

2016: Shaquille O’Neal, Yoa Ming, Allen Iverson, Sheryl Swoopes, Tom Izzo, Jerry Reinsford

All of these players, teams, coaches, or contributors listed have done a great deal in influencing basketball history.

How does someone get in the Hall of Fame

Everyone eligible of being inducted like players, coaches, referees, and other contributors has different requirement they have to meet.

Players

In order to be inducted a player must stay retired for four whole seasons. If they choose to come out of retirement for even a short amount of time they will have to start the process over again once becoming retired again.

Coaches

Just like a player a coach needs to have been retired for four seasons. However there is another options if the coach has not yet retired. If they have coached a high school or collage team for at least 25 years than they may be considered for induction on their 26th year of coaching.

Referees

Referees need to be retired for four seasons as well. They also would have to have been a ref actively  for 25 years or more.

Contributors

Contributors are eligible of induction if they  have generous contribution to basketball. Weather the contribution is generous enough to be inducted is up to the Hall of Fame induction committee.

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Best Basketball Shoes of 2017 For You

Best Basketball Shoes of 2017 For You

Basketball shoes have progressed a lot since basketball was first a sport.  There are a lot of shoe brands that sell basketball shoes and sponsor players to where their shoes and create their own shoe if they’re big.  There are many different factories that make and design them, but Nike, Adidas, Under Armor and Jordan.  There are also two styles of basketball shoes. One being for basketball, and the other for fashion, style, or just if you want to look cool.  That’s not it though, there are three different types of actual basketball shoes; below ankle, to the ankle, and above the ankle. It all depends on what position you play, height, weight, and what feels good on your foot and ankle.

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2017 basketball shoes are all good, but different brands making different kinds of shoes and are very different when you wear the shoe.  If you’re looking for a fashion showcase shoe, Nike is the way to go. If you’re looking for a shoe that looks good in and out of a game and will last you a long time, Adidas is your best bet.  Under Armor has a lot of shoes that kids in elementary will like, and Jordan’s are usually for fashion and looking nice kind of shoes, but also have a variety of normal basketball shoes. The two best brands for basketball shoes are Adidas and Nike because they have more shoes, a better variety, and a lot of different looking shoes.

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Basketball shoes are partly based on what position you play and how you play. The five positions are; Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Small Forward, Power Forward, and Center. Point Guards, Shooting Guards, and some Small Forwards usually wear below the ankle basketball shoes. And other Small Forwards and Power Forwards wear to the ankle shoes, and centers wear above the ankle shoes.  Another reason to think about what basketball shoe you need is your height and weight.  If you’re  tall and medium, you want above the ankle shoes so your feet and ankles have more support. If you’re average and more built you want to the ankle shoes so your feet and ankles have room to move but still have support. And if you’re short and skinny you want low shoes so your ankles are free and can move easily.

                        NBA Players Shoes

A lot of well known basketball players create their own shoes. These are the shoes that everyone wants. Big Brands pay these players to sponsor their shoe and make money.  Nike has the most players, then Adidas, and finally Under Armor.  Nike sponsors Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and others.  Adidas sponsors Damian Lillard, James Harden, Derrick Rose, and more.  Under Armor sponsors one player which is Steph Curry.  These players shoes are sold a lot and are the biggest shoes.  Everyone wants these shoes so go get yourself a pair.

                       Team Colors

If you’re looking for basketball shoes to play on a team with, you want them to match your uniform and also the way you play. You want to get the secondary color of your jersey so the colors are even. If your uniform is a solid color, pick a color that’s not too flashy.  Also, get colors that your team mates are also getting so you all look organized and ready to play.  Your shoes also have to match other apparel if you wear compression pants or an arm sleeve. These are all important to improve your game play and game style.

                    Playing With a New Shoe

Playing with new shoes can be hard at first because you need to break them in then they’ll be good.  If you get a new shoe you need to make it last and play your best.  The type of basketball shoe you buy, you need to play the way the shoe feels on your foot, not the way you play. When you play with a new shoe you feel like you’re the best out there, so play like it.  Even if you aren’t the best, play like you mean it and practice like you mean it and you could be.  Shoes are one of the most important things for basketball, so choose wisely.

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Soccer Drills, Practice Makes Perfect!

Drills and Practicing

Some of the soccer drills that are the best are dribbling around, quick pass and follow, one pass shootout, also wall warmup.  Practice makes perfect! Some drills help out more than others, for example, the cone drill helps tremendously with dribbling skills. A drill that helps speed and endurance is the lean, fall, sprint drill. There are so many drills that will help and improve your skills. Speed and endurance can be hard for some people. If something is hard for you there is only one way to get better, that is to practice. It may sound dumb to practice these things but they will help. Everyone has practiced something at sometime.

Professional Players

Professional soccer players have practiced for a lot of time each and everyday. When people go to professional soccer games they don’t realize how much time and effort it took to become as good as they are. Being on a professional soccer team is an opportunity that not a lot of people get. When people practice more and more on anything they are always getting better at it. Everything takes practice including, football, baseball, basketball, softball, driving and many other things. Everyone in the professional soccer league has practiced a lot and has taken many hours of their daily lives to practice and get better to become a professional.

Learning new things

When you were a little kid you didn’t know how to walk or crawl. When you are a kid you are learning to do so many new things. Every once in a while you will find yourself stuck because you can’t do something. If you say you can’t do something you won’t ever try new things. You need to have motivation and be willing to try new things and even if you aren’t good at something it will be okay, no one is perfect. No one is perfect and every person makes many mistakes. Some mistakes you will never forget but some of them will help, you can learn from them.  If you think that what you are practicing doesn’t seem to be helping, you can find someone to practice with.

Drills can help while your alone

Practicing alone can be a good thing, when you practice alone it helps with many things. When you practice alone you can be more motivated and might work harder. Once in a while practicing is better when you are alone. Although some things that you may need to work on need more than one person. Practicing and doing drills alone can also help your reliability because you need to count on yourself to motivate you.

Practice Makes Perfect

Practicing helps you a lot!They are only worried about how hot or cold it is or asking themselves why they are there. Everyone always need to work on something. Even though something may not seem like practice it is most likely helping something. Practice has many benefits one is  you get better. As you start to practice more you will get better at it. If you aren’t good at something it does not mean that you should stop, you should just find something  you need to work on and practice. Soccer is a sport that involves a lot of dedication and time. Soccer is not easy for some people. No one would be good at soccer if they never tried or didn’t practice.  When you practice you are helping yourself by taking the time to get better.  Even if you don’t know it you are getting better at something everyday.

Time and Effort

There are many soccer players that are super good at soccer because they have taken the time and effort to practice each and everyday. The best teams are the ones that practice a lot. When you practice it needs to be meaningful practice not just something you are doing because someone said to. You coach or whoever told you that you need to practice said that for a reason not just because they thought it would be fun. Your mom and dad can also help you practice, they will also be a good motivator.

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Best football Gloves Review

Best football Gloves to Buy?

Intro

Before i get into the football gloves review i’m going to explain what makes a glove a good glove to use.

What makes a glove good?

What makes a glove good. The one thing it should have is that it should be breathable or your hands will feel weird. Also you wont able to catch as good if it feels weird. One thing is should have no matter what is that it should be sticky. Why it should be sticky so when you  catch the glove it doesn’t move. Also more sticky the better catch you can get. The most know brand to be super sticky is Nike, and Under Armor. The final thing that a glove can have it is that it can look good, but not required. The thing they like when it comes to look when the gloves show the main brand. That is what makes a glove good.

Why players use gloves?

The reason why football players use gloves is cause it  helps the catch better. Football players are not the only players that use gloves there are soccer, baseball, hockey, and etc. There are more reasons why players use gloves some of them are to help protect your hands and to keep your hands warm, and there are a lot more that gloves can do for you.

The best football glove company?

The best football glove company consider to some of the people, and players say that there are a lot of good glove company but the one that most players, and people like is Nike gloves the most recommended glove from them is the vapor knit glove which is the first picture you saw when you clicked on this. Which is the black and white glove. The most recommended glove from players is the vapor glove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the Best Sport to Play For Youth

It is important to play a sport, it is just as important to play a sport you like. There are many sports to play, some sports are more expensive or more dangerous than others. The average parent will spend around $650 on sports for their kids; some kids do not like the sport so here are a few sports ideas:

Football:

In this sport, gear alone is expensive, the gear costs on $400-$700 on average. There are many dangers to play football as well, from broken arms to concussions the injures are costly too. Without insurance, casting a broken bone costs $2500 on average (depending on the broken bone). There are also many good things about playing football; there are around 1.23 million youth football players. This means that the player has an opportunity to make friends. Many collages look for star football players for scholarships, there are 30,423 different types of scholarships alone just for playing football.

Ice Hockey:

Gear is this sport also expensive for this sport, gear for players (besides goalies) costs around $600. Goalie pads are typically more expensive, around $650-$800. There are many common injuries that almost all hockey players experience such as major bruising, concussions; there are also less common injuries that are still likely to occur, checking or slashing may result in broken bones.  Without insurance, casting a broken bone costs $2500 on average (depending on the broken bone).  A little over half a million american youth play hockey. There are 1,657 scholarships available for playing hockey.

Soccer:

This sports gear costs less for this sport, less gear needed to play this sport, gear costs around $90- $150. Soccer has a few less injures, mostly tearing or pulling. Surgery for a tear is not common but without insurance, it can cost around  $500. There are about 3 million youth in the U.S. that play soccer. There are 19,594 scholarships available for soccer. You may also like our link on soccer vs football.

Volleyball:

Volleyball is a sport that has little to no cost; there are also less common injuries. Long term injuries are possible and they do occur due to stress/overuse on arms or stress/overuse on legs. A little less than half of a million youth in the U.S. play volleyball. there are 11,430 different scholarships for playing volleyball.

Basketball

Basketball is a sport with very little gear; basketball’s necessary “gear” are basketball shoes, on average these cost $75. Most common basketball injuries are caused by falling, being shoved, or hitting the ground, a very common basketball injury is spraining an ankle. There are around 5.5-6 million youth basketball players in America. there are 15,190 scholarships are available from basketball.  The average cost to play basketball is $90-$400 on average.

Baseball:

Gear for the sport of baseball can be expensive, it is not as expensive as football gear. Common injuries are strains, ligament tears, and sprains. An MRI for a ligament injury is not always needed but when they are, the average MRI costs $400-$7,000. The bat costs $90-$300 on average, the helmet normally costs $45-$100. Baseball gear average total cost is $100-$350. There are 50,000 possible baseball scholarships available there are 11.5 million estimated youth baseball players.

Snowboarding

This sport can be expensive, warm snow gear is necessary that costs around $200, snowboards cost around $150-$300 on average. There are many common injuries such as concussions, and fractures. The biggest problem with Snowboarding in most places is it is a seasonal sport, and it is done in the winter and only places with proper weather conditions and mountains. There are many Snowboarding/ Skiing scholarships available. Check out our link on Weather and snow sports.

Skateboarding

This is not technically a sport but it is still a physical activity with competitions, a good skateboard starting cost is around $60. Common injuries are fractures and concussions usually without insurance that can cost $200-$350. Only one skateboarding scholarship is awarded each year. Check out this link on Skateboarding.

Swimming

This sport is similar to track and field because they both have practices and meets. Like track, swimming has different stokes and different distances to swim and track has sprinting or long distance. Swimming can be dangerous because there is a risk of drowning, to prevent this always swim with another person near. There are 80 million estimated competitive swimmers in the United States. There are around 9.9 scholarships per swim team.

Futbol Vs Football, What Is The Difference

Futbol Vs Football, What Is The Difference

Futbol, or commonly known as soccer, is a game that you use your feet to kick a round ball. In football, you use your hands to carry and throw a egg-shaped ball. You score in different ways in each game. The length of the games are also different. The fields are not the same. Each sport needs different equipment to play. Each game requires the players to do different physical tasks. The 2 games are different, and in this article, the differences will be discussed.

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The Actual Game-

Soccer consists of 2 halves, and they are both 45 minutes. Football has 4 quarters, and they are all 15 minutes. In soccer you score by kicking the ball into a 8′ X 24′ goal. In football, you can either score a touchdown, which counts as 6 points, or a field goal, which is 3 points. Then, after you score a touchdown, you can kick an extra point, which is worth 1 more, or go for a 2-point conversion. To win in both of the games, you need to score more points than your opponents.    Football is the more high scoring game, while soccer a game where the game can be tied 0-0 at the end.

The Field-

 

Football has a field that is 120 yards long and 53 yards across. Soccer has different sizes of fields, but the average is between 110-120 yards long, and 70-80 yards long. So a soccer field is bigger than a football

field. Both soccer and football fields have lines on them. In football, there are lines every 5 yards, and every yard, there is a smaller mark. In soccer, there is a line in the middle of the field. Also, there is a 18 yard box, and a 6 yard box on each side of the field. In the center of the 18 yard box, there is a mark. The mark is 12 yards from the goal.

 

 

The Equipment-

In soccer, all you need are the proper shoes and shin guards. In football, you need a lot more equipment to keep you safe. You need a helmet to protect your head, a mouth guard to protect your teeth, and shoulder pads. In addition, you also need thigh, hip and knee pads. A cup is also necessary. Also, there are gloves for catching, but these are optional.

What The Players Do-

In football, there is a lot of running into other people. In soccer there is a lot of running, and not as much physical contact as in football. Football has a lot of throwing and catching the football. Soccer, you kick the ball with your feet. You need a lot of lower body and core strength in soccer. To play football, you need a lot of upper body strength. In both sports, you need a lot of awareness to see what you need to do with the ball.

Common Injuries-

In both soccer and football, there are a lot of injures that can occur to you while playing. There are a lot of head injuries in football. Most of them are concussions. Other injuries include broken bones and torn muscles, mostly in the upper body. Soccer has a lot of the same injuries that football has. There are concussions in soccer, but not as much as in football. Other injuries include strained or torn muscles. Unlike football, most of the injuries happen in the lower body. Both sports have their risk to play.

The Teams-

When playing soccer, there are 11 players on each team. There are also different positions on the field. On the field is a goalie, who is the only player on the field who can use their hands. There are defenders, who try to stop shots going toward the goalie. As well as the defenders and goalie, there are also midfielders. These players can play offence and defense. Last but not least, there are the forwards. The main goal of these players is to score goals. When playing soccer, there are substitutes that can be used. In a professional game, only 3 subs are allowed.

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Football is also 11 v 11. In football, there are a lot of positions. There is the quarterback, who is usually the most player on the team.  There is also the running back, who runs with the ball. The wide receivers catch the ball when it is thrown from the quarterback. There is also a tight end, who can block for the running back or catch passes. There is also a offensive line, who block the defense from sacking the quarterback. On the defense, there is the defensive line. They try to sack the quarterback or stop the running back from going to far. Behind them are the linebackers. They can cover the wide receiver, the tight end, sack the quarterback, and stop the running back if they get past the defensive line. There are also defensive backs, who’s main job is to cover the wide receivers and stop them from catching the ball. There are also kickers and punters, who kick the ball.

 

What Effects Do Cheer and Tumbling Have on a Person?

Effects from Cheer and Tumbling

I’m going to tell you what effects cheer and tumbling have on a person once they have joined a team or a class. Cheer and tumbling can be very intense at first to a person that hasn’t done anything of this sort before. One of the most minor effects it has on a person is a sore muscles. Eventually you will not get sore muscles anymore because your body will be use to it. Once you have been tumbling for awhile you need to have been stretching. If you haven’t stretched you will be more prone to pull muscles. These are the most minor effects cheer and tumbling can have on you.

Some more intense effects include wrist and back problems. This is something I’ve personally experienced. Back problems just come with the sport for most people. I know of multiple people that have had to go to the chiropractor because of this. If you really truly love the sport its worth the pain. Wrist problems mainly come from the impact of landing on them. This can be helped by making sure you stretch your wrists before tumbling.

There are so many different effects cheer and tumbling can have on a person and its different for everyone but these are some of the most common. While involved in this sport you need to continuously be stretching. There are also some things that you can’t control when it comes to this sport. If you happen to sprain or break anything the recovery from that may not be what you want it to be. Breaks and sprains could mean problems even after you have healed from an injury. After this type of thing you need to make sure your fully recovered so you don’t re-injure yourself.

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Risks of Cheer and Tumbling

As a bonus, I’m going to tell you about the risks of tumbling:

  • broken bones
  • sprains
  • dislocation
  • pulled muscles
  • tweaked back and neck

These are just some of the few risks that go right along with the effects. There is always going to be some type of effect on you after or during an injury. I’ve said this multiple times before but you need to stretch!! It will help you come back from these injury quicker if you’ve been stretching throughout it as much as you can. You need to be cautious of this happening but you can’t be too stressed about if it’s going to happen or you won’t be confident enough to do the skill required. Which not being confident is one of the reasons people get injured because they back out half way through the skill.

How Do You Feel About The Sport Now?

This is probably a lot to take in and your probably thinking there’s no way you are going to do this or your not going to let anyone do this. I know this can be scary but it comes with the sport. As a matter a fact it comes with every sport that your child plays. The only difference is there is a bigger potential to get injured from this sport than lots of others. This is the price a lot of athletes pay for loving the sport they play. If you honestly and truly love the sport everything will be worth it. Even though it might not seem like it now it’s worth it in the end.

There are so many benefits to this sport that it is worth it. You get so much exercise and it will benefit you so much. Also, if you are on a cheer or tumbling team you form friendships with the people on the team. Which that can last forever and you will always have those memories. You will never be able to replace the great memories from this sport. I personally can tell you from experience this is one of the greatest things you can do. Being apart of the team is so great especially in this sport. This maybe an intense and risky sport but in the end you will be grateful.

Its all up to you now. I really hope this helped you make a decision on whether or not to participate in this sport!

 

 

The Best Snowboard Tricks Of All Time.

 

THE BEST SNOWBOARD TRICKS OF ALL TIME

1. Triple Cork 1440

The triple cork 1440 is one of the coolest snowboard tricks around, and just about all of the world’s best snowboarder’s can land this trick, this trick is called a triple cork 1440 because you spin 1440 degrees(four 360’s)in the air and you go off axis three times that is why it is called a triple cork, it was first landed in 2006 by Torstein Horgmo, and today he is still one of the world’s best snowboarder’s.

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Triple Cork 1440

2. Quadruple Underflip 1620

The quadruple underflip 1620 is a snowboard trick that has only been landed by Max Parrot, an underflip is basically a backflip with a frontside rotation, this trick is mostly done with a frontflip instead of a backflip but you can change the rotation, Max first landed it in April of 2015 but then when X Games Aspen 2017 came around he landed it in the X Games Aspen Snowboard big air and got first place.

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Quadruple Underflip 1620

3. Quadruple Cork 1800

The quadruple cork 1800 is like the triple cork 1440 but instead of spinning three times off axis you spin four times off axis, and you spin 1800 degrees(five 360’s), This snowboard trick was first landed in April of 2015 by Billy Morgan, but later on it was landed by Marcus Kleveland, and Marcus Kleveland landed the trick three times, he landed it his first time when he was 16 years old and the second time when he was 17 years old and the third time was in the X Games Aspen 2017 Snowboard big air and he won second place, and he made history because it was the first quad cork 1800 performed at X Games.

 

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Quad Cork 1800

4. Cab Triple Cork 1440 in Halfpipe

The triple cork is a pretty cool trick in the air but then someone took the trick to the halfpipe and shawn white tried this trick in February of 2014 and failed, but then Yiwei Zhang a chinese snowboarder lands the cab triple cork 1440 in the halfpipe for the first time in April of 2015 and it hasn’t been done since.

 

 

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Cab Triple Cork In Halfpipe

5. Backside 1260 Off Heels

The backside 1260 off the heels was a snowboard trick done by Sage Kotsenburg in a slopestyle competition and it was the first one ever done, the backside 1260 off the heels is really hard because he was starting the trick off the doing it the hard way because most riders just start spin tricks off of there toeside edge which makes it easier to do.

6. Triple Rodeo

The triple rodeo is a really cool flip trick that was done back in December of 2011, and it was the first one ever done by Billy Morgan, a rodeo is backflip with 540 degree rotation and Billy Morgan did three of those in the air.

 

 

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Triple Rodeo

7. Backside Triple Cork 1440 Nose Grab

This Snowboard trick done by Seppe Smits a belgian snowboarder really did something creative with the triple cork but really you can do all sorts of flip and grab and cork combinations but Seppe Smits did a backside triple cork 1440 and added a nose grab and just even doing a trick combination like that can be enough to put you in first place in a slopestyle competition or a big air competition.

8. Backside Quadruple Cork 1980

This snowboard trick is definitely the biggest snowboard trick by far right now and that has only been landed by Yuki Kadono a Japanese snowboarder,  and he was the one that decided to push the limits to land this trick in May of 2017, this trick is a quad cork 1800 with an extra 180 degree rotation, and this is the world’s biggest snowboard trick right now because a quad 1800 is already extremely hard to do and adding on an extra 180 makes it even harder.

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Backside QuadCork 1980

9. Double McTwist

The Double McTwist is a snowboard trick is a world first that was done in the halfpipe by the legend Shawn white in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, the McTwist is a forward flipping backside 540 in a halfpipe or quaterpipe, the trick originated from the skateboarder Mike McGill in a skateboard vert ramp.

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Double McTwist

 

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Softball Is Coming In The 2020 Summer Olympics

Softball Is Coming In The 2020 Summer Olympics

There is no greater reward for an athlete than to play in the Olympics. The Olympics are pinnacles in many athletes careers. Athletes spend their whole lives training and practicing for an opportunity to participate in the Olympic Games. The Olympic stage is full of athletes that reached the stage and are full of dedication and heart and it always shows while they compete. The Olympics is all about the spirit of competing. Not all sports can be part of the Olympic Games. So, many athletes never get the opportunity to take the big stage. Debates surround the sports in the Olympics. The controversy is always on whether certain sports should become part of the Olympics. Softball has been part of the Summer Olympics as well as baseball.

The Effect the Removal of Softball in the Olympics

The removal of softball in the Olympics had a negative effect on the softball community. Softball is an individual sport. When you think about softball you don’t immediately think of baseball so it is an individual sport. Softball was a reminder to women that their sports are just as important as male athletics. Many people enjoy watching this sport. Men’s sports tend to be watched more. Yet, many enjoyed watching softball.

Baseball also ended up being removed from the Olympic Games. The removal was not as big of a hit to baseball as it was for the softball community. Baseball is a major sport in the U.S. There are two professional leagues that players can play in. They can play in the American Baseball League or the National Baseball League. The leagues are each made up of fifteen teams. Every TV Network in the U.S. broadcasts professional baseball. Players are making very good money. To not be able to participate in the Olympics wasn’t as big a deal because baseball still had the MLB to lean back on. Softball on the other hand has barely any professional teams. There are 6 professional softball teams in the U.S. and they make next to nothing and just play softball for the love of the game.

Softball vs. Baseball

Softball is often referred to as being similar to baseball, but it is an entirely different game. The two games do share a lot of similarities but they also have a lot of differences. Some similarities are that both sports have fields with and infield and a outfield. They both also use bats in an attempt to hit and score. Also they both also use gloves to catch either a softball or baseball depending on the sport.

Some differences include softballs having a significantly greater circumference than baseballs. Another difference between the two sports is the distance between the bases. In softball the bases are 60 ft apart whereas in baseball the bases are 90 ft apart. The pitching styles also differ. In softball pitchers pitch underhand. However, baseball pitchers throw overhand at a greater speed. In softball you can not lead off. Players are aloud to leave the base when the pitch leaves the pitchers hand. In baseball though players can lead of and don’t have to wait on the bag until the pitch is released from the pitchers hand. In baseball pitchers pitch from an elevated mount while softball players pitch on even ground. Another difference is a baseball game is played to 9 innings while in softball only 7 innings are played.

Softball Being Reinstated Is Important

Softball is now once again going to be part of the Summer Olympics starting in 2020 at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. People around the world note the differences between these sports. This is why it was so important to have softball as part of the Olympics. Now that softball has been brought back to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics it can once again stand as a positive role model for women’s sports. Men’s sports have always dominated the Olympics and softball has become important in showing that women’s sports should not be overlooked. Softball is not only entertaining to watch, but it also brings an empowering message to women athletes. Softball being brought back to the Olympics is an important step for softball. In 2020 softball will once again become part of the Summer Olympics and return to being a role model for women’s sports.