Extreme sports are called extreme for a reason: they push you to your physical and mental limits in terms of exertion and strength. They are also often more dangerous than your average game of football. But the thrill and the uniqueness of such sports is like no other. That being said, one such extreme sport that challenges an individual’s sense of fear, at the same time fulfills an elemental dream of man (to fly), is skydiving.
Skydiving isn’t just falling out of a plane with a parachute on. It’s more like “falling with style” where an exact science and technique goes into the jumping, deployment of the parachute and landing. Agreed it is not the safest of sports but the occurrence of fatalities while skydiving has been greatly exaggerated, with a fatality rate of 0.0001% or approximately 1 death in every 100,000 jumps. However, it is better to be safe than to be sorry, so below are some safety tips for skydiving, to make each jump a safe experience.
Safety Tips and Advice for Skydiving
Safety is not just the technique or method of jumping but rather is made up of a number of factors listed below.
Jumpsuits are meant
Talking recently to a number of new soccer coaches who were taking training sessions for the first time, it was interesting to note how many of them were worried by it and wondering how to handle training Under-5s or Under-6s. The following fun football training games and drills are an ideal solution to their dilemma as they are brilliant for coaching soccer skills and keeping youngsters keen.
At this age, drills that involve lining up in queues, waiting to kick a ball are not very educational or entertaining and this is usually when the bad behaviour kicks off and boredom kicks in. These three fun games are designed to keep all your players busy and active.
Game one: Sharks and minnows
In this game, one player is the defender in the square – the shark – and the rest – the minnows – line up along the line with a ball. The kids have to dribble to the other side.
- The shark has to win any of the balls and kick it out of the square. The minnows that make it to the other side must wait until everyone has either
Ice skating enthusiasts use skates with steel blades to slide on the ice. The first ice skates were made in 3000 BC. Honed animal bone was used in making these skates, and it was attached to the shoes with leather straps. In fact, the origin of the word ‘skates’ is Dutch. They used to call it ‘schaats’, which means ‘leg bone’. Iron blades were first made and used in Holland, in 1250 AD. It garnered popularity as a winter sport among the Europeans in the 17th century. The International Skating Union is the authoritative body governing the sport, and oversees all the international ice skating competitions.
The Beginner’s Guide to Ice Skating
Always get an expert coach to assist you with the basics. A good coach helps minimize the risks involved, and also ensures you learn the correct way of skating. It is important to understand that ice skating doesn’t come naturally to everyone. A beginner has to learn it by getting used to the ice rink. It is a safe option to rent the skates initially, and get acquainted with this sport. If you remain interested in the sport, it is best to buy your own pair with
Offense is the best form of defense they say. But all said and done, in a game of football or any other sport, like soccer or hockey, neither the offensive or the defensive flank is irreplaceable. Here, offense can perhaps be a good defense tactic, but it is no substitute for actual defense. Take for example the defensive flank in football. Linebackers are the support system for the defensive linemen. Without these linebackers, a team cannot defend to the best of its abilities, and however great the attack, it would be nullified.
The Role of a Linebacker
American football connoisseurs, I am sure, will know what the role of a linebacker in a team is. Primarily, they are a part of the defensive flank, and are positioned behind the defensive linemen, approximately 4 meters behind the line of scrimmage. There are 2 main types of linebackers―outside and middle linebackers.
Strongside and weakside linebackers are two types within the outside linebacker position. The strongside linebacker normally lines up from across the tight end. He has to possess the capacity to shed, fight off, and withstand blocks from a tight end or a fullback blocking the back of a pass
As discussed in my previous article, living and working in Southern California has its perks. It is the perfect climate for those people who enjoy outdoor activities and surfing is one of the most popular. In the first article of this series, I covered the neck and shoulders and the types of injuries a surfer might suffer from. Let’s work our way down the body.
Chest and Rib Knots
This type of injury is unique to surfers. Chest knots or “collagenomas” are fluid-filled lumps on the ribs and sternum that come from paddling in a paddling position while short-board surfing. Draining these lumps has proven ineffective. The best treatment available is the use of ice on the swollen area and some light stretching.
With the abuse that a surfer’s body can go through, rib injuries are very common. At any given time, there could be a bruised, strained, broken, or separated rib from surfing. Some surfers who have high pain tolerances can push themselves too far and actually tear their ribs away from the cartilage that attaches them to the breastbone. This is called a costochondral separation. This type of injury can occur
If you are planning to organize a summer camp or if you are the camp’s coordinator, you need to have a good plan of action. The location has to be finalized. You have to plan whether the summer camp is going to be an overnight program or a day time program. If it is an overnight program, then thousands of things have to be taken into consideration. Right from accommodation, to the daily meals, everything has to be taken care of. If you are planning a day time program, then the transportation service has to be hired, volunteers are required, and what not. Moreover, the amount to be collected from participants has to be worked out. Once you settle down with planning such financial and administrative details, it’s time for some real action.
Children look forward to attending summer camps. They want to enjoy, learn new things, and make new friends of course! So, your summer camp planning decides whether the kids are going to enjoy it or not. You would want to put all your creative and fun quotient into making this summer camp, the most memorable ever for the participants, and if you are wondering how
The glamor and success associated with games and sports has touched great heights. Not only the players are awarded million-dollar contracts, but even the management team, staff, coaches, and agents have the opportunity to earn hefty salaries. Welcome to the world of sports agents, a field that offers unique career opportunities coupled with some decent pay packages.
Tips to Become a Sports Agent
Becoming a sports agent is a question that intrigues many people. Many who can’t get the correct information and knowledge to be a sports agent, leave the hope of making a career in this field. Here are some tips that can help you achieve your dream.
Understand the Profession
As a sports agent, you will be expected to tour along with the team, and negotiate with various clients. Hard work and extensive traveling may often make you run out of patience, but then you have to understand that it is the requirement of the profession. So, before entering this field be very sure about yourself. You must have good negotiation skills, and an uncanny knack to crack deals amongst brokers, investors, team members, and coaches.
While some sports agents earn tens of millions, it is a fact that very
Before choosing a rugby uniform it would be really interesting to know a bit about its history and a few general facts as well. The rugby jerseys, it can be said, have undergone an evolution of sorts. In earlier times, players actually made a uniform out of anything they had access to. The players just used their own clothes while the workers’ boots with nails also made for a prominent part of the entire game. The boots with the nails were definitely quite intimidating for the opponents. Players also had their own caps and their own accessories.
Today, besides the adult players, the kids are also quite interested in collecting memorabilia like shirts, caps and other parts of the gear.
A typical jersey comprises shorts with short collar and short sleeves. It carries the names of the player and the team besides the team logo. Rubber buttons were generally used earlier. The names of the various sponsors of teams were also flashed on these jerseys.
As already mentioned above, even kids today are equally enthusiastic like that of the adults when it comes to gathering impressive rugby memorabilia. If you are particularly purchasing shirts for
Canoeing is one of the most challenging, pleasurable, and recreational boating activities that one can undertake. Before you set out on your canoe though, you must be aware of some important pointers. Along with being physically rewarding, it is an activity that does not harm the environment in any way. There is no burning of fuel as you move along in your canoe, and there is certainly no emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere.
Canoeing (similar to kayaking) is also very calming, as it enables the people on the canoe to just float along on the water and undertake many other activities involving nature, such as photography, bird watching, and fishing as well. For people searching for more thrills, they can even go on rivers and streams that have a faster current. It can be fun for people of all ages, and it also goes without saying that you must know how to swim before you set out on this adventure sport.
The most important thing is to pick out the right kind of boat. Many canoes feel comfortable and sturdy, but you will not know the difference till you actually sit in them and try some paddling
For those who are not really familiar with this sport, skimboarding is performed on a baseboard which looks a lot like a regular surfboard. The only difference is that a skimboard is slightly smaller than the surfboard; this is to let the board glide easily on water. This sport is often known as skimming, where a person (namely, skimmer) stands on the board and slides the board on shallow water. You can find shallow water to skim when the waves are low, and closer to the beach. If you happen to look at someone skimboarding, you will see that the technique is similar to surfing. However, instead of battling the big waves, you are safe on shallow waters. All you need to do is throw your board onto the water, run in its direction, and get on it to skim.
Tips and Tricks to Follow
Once you learn to balance yourself on the board, you can easily glide on the waves and do some amazing tricks.
Selecting the Board
For beginners, the first thing to concentrate on what type of board you wish to choose. Go with either a fiberglass or wooden skimboard. Also, your height and weight will play a
The sport activities that involve a significant amount of risk to life and include speed, great heights, or physical exertion are classified under the group of extreme sports. These sports are characterized by an element of thrill and excitement. Stunts and dangerous feats also fall under this category. Sports enthusiasts enjoy participating in such thrilling activities. Those of the daring type take part in all types of adventure sports for that adrenaline rush, while safe-players prefer watching them. In general, extreme sports have reached far and wide and have become popular among the youngsters today.
The advancement in technology became one of the important reasons behind the emergence of extreme sports. Perhaps, the absence of the risk factor, rather the adventure element in daily living generates the need for adventure, which is best met through extreme sports. People began to engage in extreme sports mainly for the thrill involved and in some cases, also for publicity. The emergence of extreme sports can be traced back to the 18th century. They have come a long way and have become a craze.
Top 10 Extreme Sports
Hang Gliding: It is an air sport wherein a pilot flies a foot-launchable aircraft, which is known