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Tennis Basics: Learning to Play

By Tomaz Mencinger, Optimum Tennis 06/21/2018, 12:00pm CDT

One of the most common mistakes when learning to play tennis is learning the basic groundstroke technique from the start, which means that the player is being taught to make a full turn and execute a full swing at the ball.

Lacrosse Goalie Gear Guide: Everything You Need To Play Goalie

By Coach Damon Wilson 06/14/2018, 8:30am CDT

The ultimate lacrosse goalie gear guide. Full list of all the lax goalie gear required to play in goal along with my recommendation for specific items.

The ultimate lacrosse goalie gear guide. Full list of all the lax goalie gear required to play in goal along with my recommendation for specific items.

Introduction to Diving

By The Real Buzz 05/31/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Getting started in diving requires very little, other than perhaps lots of courage and some tight fitting swimwear that will stay on when you hit the water.

Reduce the learning curve that comes with being new to youth sports

From how to stay on top of schedules to what to pack, here are the top five things I’ve learned (so far) as a parent to two very active boys.

The Five Keys to Better Movement in your Swing

By Susan Hill, Juior Golf Scoreboard 05/18/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Try working on a few of these drills and exercises as a way of improving your coordination and overall quality of movement patterns. 

Shot Put and Discus Drill Techniques

By Margaret Merlie, LiveStrong 05/11/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Medicine balls are good tools for helping beginners learn shot-put technique. They are larger and easier to throw, and you can use a lighter weight if necessary.

Track and Field for Beginners

By Department of Sports and Cultural Industries 05/08/2018, 12:00pm CDT

The hurdles are placed so that the edge of the bar nearest the approaching athlete coincides with the edge of the track marking nearest the athlete.

Coaching Beginning High Jumpers

By Mike Rosenbaum, ThoughtCo. 05/01/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Whichever foot they kick the ball with is their inside foot for the high jump.

To set up the approach run - for a jumper starting from the right - have the jumper stand at the side of the pit, with the standard at his or her back. 

Tips on How to Hit Driver

By Butch Harmon and Peter Morrice, Golf Digest 04/30/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Keeping the ball from being too far forward will allow you to start your swing with square shoulders, giving you the space necessary to make a full shoulder turn going back.

The Definitive Guide on Tennis Grips

By Pro Tennis Tips 04/27/2018, 12:00pm CDT

The double-handed backhand grip is used often as it provides both stability and control. It is also easier to learn, which is why most beginners start learning backhands with two hands.

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