Balls

  • Quick Drills to Help Improve Your Basketball Handling

    The offseason is the perfect time to have your players work on specific aspects of their game. Though it may be difficult for them to find people to play with during the summer, dribbling is one aspect of basketball that they can work on solo. On top of that, only a few items are needed to be able to run a collection of ball handling drills. Below are a handful of examples, in order from least difficult to most, along with the requisite tools. Have your players try them out! Continue reading

  • Little League Baseball Scandals Continue

    The media have shared countless examples of cheating, bribery and general bad behavior among professional, and even collegiate, athletes. When the ugliness touches our kids, however, we become a little more sensitive to the influence of sports on future generations. The Little League World Series broke our hearts, but it won't break our spirit or our determination to preserve the game of baseball for our children. Continue reading

  • 5 Best Spring Sports

    Budding athletes at every age dream of reaching the big time through their favorite sport. Yet, one cannot climb Mt. Everest without first being able to walk around the block. Summer and winter seasons contain some kids' most popular sports for kids to consider, but spring offers some fantastic options, too! Like these:   Continue reading

  • How Sports Balls Are Made

    You dribble, pass, hit, serve, and slam. But how much do you really know about that pigskin or vinyl? Chances are you have a crate, locker, closet, or room somewhere in your home stocked with physical education equipment and a variety of sports balls: baseballs, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs. Have you ever wondered how those balls came to be? We're here to tell you. Continue reading

  • 4 Classic Baseball Blunders

    Americans are obsessed with sports of all kinds, but the nation's proudest pastimes is baseball. There’s just something about pouring into the stands, waiting for the charge call, and watching nine innings of the best game ever invented. Even overpriced hot dogs, stale popcorn, and flat beer can’t take away from the joy the game brings to true fans. If anything, it all just adds to the experience. The players are paid to be as professional as the fans demand, but sometimes they’re not all that well-behaved.  When sports equipment and giant egos are involved, you’re bound to find monumental errors in judgment that make your own mistakes look like child’s play. Just check out these classic baseball blunders: Continue reading

  • March Madness 101: Basketball's Biggest Gig

    The month of March brings great things: warmer weather, buds and blooms, green beer and, of course, intense hoards of college basketball fanatics. March Madness extends across the nation, fueling sports fanatics and spurring bracket predictions around countless water coolers. So then, what’s this March Madness thing all about, and why is it a big deal anyway? Continue reading

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