Football Freestyle – Shoes for Football Freestyle

Shoes or not shoes… it’s totally up to you. I would suggest that you start wearing shoes if you plan to do performances in the future. Would be kind of funny if you got a performance in a stadium and performed bare feet=) It is a bit different to juggle bare feet and with shoes.

What kind of shoes are best then? The easiest guideline I would give is that the shoe should be sort of flat and at the front(where your toes are) it should not be hard at all, no sole attaching there etc… totally soft. You want to feel the ball! Also if it’s hard and edgy in the front the bounce can be kind of odd sometimes.

The next thing to think about it the sole… if you move on to more advanced tricks you want to have a sole that allows you to juggle with your soles(soccer boots sucks when it comes to sole tricks). Personally I prefer turf shoes because one you freestyle on concrete you will wear the sole out, and a turf sole lasts longer. You might find it a bit harder to do sole juggles with turf shoes… but it’s all about practice. Also after a couple of weeks of practicing there is almost nothing left of the studs.

A lot of people prefer indoor shoes though. They are great but as I mentioned above, they doesn’t last for as long and they are as expensive as turf shoes. So I would go with turf. Futsal shoes is starting to get very popular but since a lot of them have a rather thin sole they last even shorter. But they are really great, they are very light and you can really feel the football when you’re juggling. I would like to recommend “Nike First Touch” if you would like to go for a turf shoe. They do the job for me and I really like them. At one point I bought 4 pairs so I knew I had new ones when it was time to change.

You might also wonder how long a shoe lasts for… well, if you only freestyle indoors they last for a long time. If you freestyle on concrete you will wear them out. How long they will last depends how much you freestyle. But to give you some guidelines, if you freestyle for around 2h a day they will last for around 3 month.

I hope you know a bit more about shoes for football freestyle now!…

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Sports Injury Law

Sports are a pastime and are meant to be fun. Minor injuries can occur and are even inevitable in certain sports but serious injury caused by another person is a different story and may be grounds for a lawsuit.

If you have been injured by the actions of another player or a coach or a referee, you should first seek immediate medical attention. Then, depending on your situation, filing a lawsuit may be the appropriate next step for you. It is extremely important that the attorney you choose to handle your case is one who has handled sports injury cases before and is, therefore, familiar with this tricky area of the law.

Was it a contact or non-contact sport?

The general view of the courts is that sports are physical and sometimes dangerous and you are responsible for taking that risk. However, that doesn’t mean another player or coach or referee cannot be held liable if you are seriously injured.

The standard in personal injury cases is negligence – if someone’s negligence causes injury, they are liable. This is still the rule in non-contact sports. An example of a non-contact sport is tennis. If you were injured during a tennis match, then you would sue under a negligence theory – i.e. the player or coach was negligent in some way that caused your injury.

However, with contact sports, there is the contact sports exception (also known as the contact sports doctrine), which states that a person is only liable if their actions were intentional or willful and wanton. Contact sports include soccer, baseball and basketball. If physical contact is an expected part of the sport, then it qualifies as a contact sport. If you were injured while playing a contact sport and you believe that the injury was caused by another player’s intentional actions, you would sue under the contact sports exception.

Proving it was intentional or willful or wanton

Proving that the defendant acted intentionally or recklessly will depend on the facts and other factors such as whether the action is what is acceptable or routine in that particular sport. For example, brushing into a player as they slide into home base is typical but tripping the player is not. The facts of your case and the range of normal activity in the particular sport you were playing will be used to prove intent.

Was it a full contact sport?

Full contact sports are another exception all their own. For these sports, the standard is intentional or completely beyond normal activity for that particular sport. Full contact sports include football, hockey and boxing, where physical contact is actually an element of the game. So, if you were seriously injured during a football game, you would have to prove that the defendant’s actions were intentional or that the defendant’s actions went completely beyond what is acceptable in that particular sport.

Was it caused by a non-participant?

It is believed that holding non-participants like a coach or a referee accountable for …

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Helmet Mp3 – Show Off Your Favorite Teams While Swinging To Music

While traveling on bikes, we need to wear helmets, but imagine carrying around a helmet shaped mp3 player? Would not that be cool and interesting? Well, that is exactly what helmet mp3 is all about, a player that comes in the shape of a tiny helmet. And the helmet mp3 player can be one that shows off your love for a particular football team. You can choose the colors of your team and they would be on your tiny helmet. Just like other mp3 players, this too is a portable player that can store up to 250 songs with a small display screen hidden inside. Made by the company that introduced the PEZ mp3 player, Harbro LLC, this too is a device with a difference. One can choose from among the 50 available football teams and have a player thatots for their favorite team as well. Not only can it play stored music, it also has a radio in it for you to listen to the local radio stations.

With about 1GB memory space, you can store all the songs you like, and take this helmet with you wherever you go. It would be a cool new toy that you can show off to your friends. The small OED screens display the songs being played and the time duration of the same. If your favorite team is Louisville Cardinals or the Florida Gators, you can get those colors on your helmet and sport it around your waist band while going out for a bike ride or to play with your friends. It will sure grab attention and be the envy of your friends who will want a helmet mp3 player of their own. A unique design, it appeals to all ages, young and old and to the football fans around the world. Just like Apple created a revolution with their iPod, these Helmet mp3 players are also a new device in the block.

If you were to have an mp3 player that came with rechargeable Li-ion batteries and that can store all your favorite music, it is likely to make your life more fun. And this system plays music in any format, not necessarily mp3 only, it can also read WMA format, so you do not have to worry about having to convert your songs into mp3 format. And apart from music; It can also store data relating to your notes, contacts and reminders. The price range of this helmet mp3 player is the same as the PEZ player, at around $ 100, and with all the features of a latest device, it is one gizmo not to be missed out on. With a band for you to carry it on your waist or around your neck, you would be drawing attention to yourself, but in a good way. This helmet mp3 player helps remove the aspect of boredom from your life and adds that spice missing from your life. Along with all this, it is compatible with Windows, and …

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Season-Long Cash Fantasy Football Leagues

Daily/Weekly fantasy football leagues get the most press nowadays but they are still FAR in the minority of desired games that fantasy football participants like playing. Long before then, the majority of people playing fantasy football will be registering their season-long private fantasy football leagues and joining their season-long public fantasy football leagues.

For those wanting to take advantage of unique fantasy football features but don’t have enough people for a private Commissioner League or prefer to play for higher stakes, there are numerous public fantasy football leagues that utilize these options. 2015 public fantasy football leagues are listed below and come in a range of entry fees/payouts.

  • Traditional leagues (available in Live Draft and Autodraft) – 10-team head-to-head league featuring the most widely-accepted positions and scoring system: 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WR/TE, 1 TE, 1 D, 1 K.
  • PPR leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head league resembles the Traditional league but an additional starting RB/WR swing position is added and the scoring system awards a point per reception and RB/WR TDs drop to 4 points each with bonuses awarded (extra 1 or 2 points) for longer TDs.
  • TD Only leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head is a big departure from Traditional fantasy leagues and harken back to the days of scoring on paper when the Commissioner made life easy on himself and only needed to score points for Touchdowns. TD scoring only is what you will find here so you won’t have to worry about drafting any idiot kickers. TD points vary with the distant of the touchdown.
  • League Average leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head league resembles the Traditional league but an additional starting RB/WR swing position is added and the scoring system matches the standard except for ranges for the kicking and defensive statistics. The twist in this league is you will receive 2 decisions per week; one versus your H2H opponent and one versus the League Average (average score of the starting lineups for that week). This league type awards higher-scoring teams more than standard H2H.
  • Bye Week Rollover leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head league resembles the Traditional league but an additional starting RB/WR swing position is added and the scoring system matches the standard except for ranges for the kicking and defensive statistics. The twist in this league is you will be able to choose players the week before they are on Bye and determine if you want their points for that week to also carry-over to their Bye week, thus locking in two weeks (good or bad).
  • In-game change leagues – 10-team Live Draft head-to-head league resembles the Traditional league but an additional starting RB/WR swing position is added and the scoring system matches the standard except for ranges for the kicking and defensive statistics. The twist in this league is you will be able to change players at the half. This helps if you have a player that is hurt or underperforming. Of course, the first half is locked in already
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Football Pads – More is More

It is interesting to observe how athletes approach the potential for injury in sports. Some sports, such as ruby, are played with almost no protection, at least relative to the potential injuries that can occur. In such sports, pain and suffering considered simply part of the game, a badge of honor that you played well and did not back down. Other sports use rules to protect the players. Soccer, for example, uses minimal protective equipment, but the rules prevent the players from hitting or otherwise hurting each other. (Or at least, the rules do this in theory. Some soccer players are notorious for taking matters into their own hands, or cleats.) But some sports seem to feel that the more physical protection a player has, the better. American football is perhaps the most spectacular example of this approach to player safety, as it covers the entire body of the player with pads and other types of protection.

It makes sense that football players wear helmets. The sport often combines violent impacts with both other players and the ground, and the head is the most vulnerable point on the human body. A football helmet actually consist of a number of different parts, all of which are designed to protect specific portions of the head. These parts include the overall shell, jaw pads, face mask, chin strap and mouth guard. However, all these different levels of protection, head injuries still occur in football with relative frequency.

Football shoulder pads consist of a hard plastic shell with shock-absorbing foam padding between the shell and player's shoulders. This piece of equipment is donned over the head and rests on the shoulders, protecting them, the chest and the ribs. It is these pads that are responsible for the typical appearance of football players, ie broad shouldered. Shoulder pads, like helmets, are designed to mitigate the brutal hits a player is required to take in order to play this sport. The foam padding absorbs the impact and the plastic shell distributes the impact of force, making broken bones less likely. Football shoulder pad designs vary according to the player's position. For example, quarterback's pads will be lighter and less constricting to allow him greater speed and freedom of movement.

Many football players may consider the jockstrap to be the most important piece of protective gear used in the sport. While a typical jockstrap is designed to simply support, one intended for use in football often has an impact-resistant cup that will, to some extent, protect male genitalia. Interestingly, defensive jockstraps are not always required in football; The preference sees to vary according to team and individual.

The pants of a football player do not escape the sport's signature padding. The interiors of these pieces of clothing contain a total of four pads, one for each thigh and one for each knee. These pads are removable so that the pants can be washed without the pads warping. Each pad is inserted into the pants via pockets on …

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Head Injury Prevention in Ice Skating

Introduction

Physical activity is an essential part of being healthy. In children, activity helps build strong bones and muscles, decreases the likelihood of developing obesity, and promotes positive mental health. Children are recommended to have 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily.

In the United States, more than 30 million children and teens participate in sports. Of that number, approximately 3.5 million children and adolescents ages fourteen and under are hurt annually while participating in recreational activities. In 2002, The National Safe Kids Campaign estimated that 13,700 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms for ice skating related injuries. Many of these are preventable head injuries if protective equipment, such as helmets or halos, is used.

Gliding across the ice, with the cool wind whipping across a skater’s face is an exhilarating feeling. One push can propel a skater far down the glistening, snowy surface. Worrying about a head injury is often far from a skater’s mind, as many participants are not aware of the possibility of head injury from ice skating. The goals of this article are to raise awareness about potential head injury from ice skating and to promote the use of helmets in skating, similar to what is required in cycling, skiing, and ice hockey.

Review of Injury Statistics

A concussion is a mild form of head injury, usually due to a blow to the head, which may cause disorientation, memory loss, or unconsciousness. Repeated concussions and loss of consciousness can result in traumatic brain injury or TBI.

An estimated 10% of all head and spinal cord injuries are due to sports related activities. Socially, athletes can feel undue pressure from family, coaches, and teammates to return to play quickly after a head injury. These influences can prevent an athlete from receiving the medical care he or she requires. In particular, parents and coaches can push their children too hard in an attempt to fulfill their own athletic aspirations. Athletes who return to play too soon or who suffer repeated injury to the head can develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, whose symptoms can include slowed speech, confusion, tremors, and mental deterioration. Most recently, CTE gained media attention when a settlement was reached with the National Football League, or NFL and thousands of players and families. The case, which involved more than 4,500 plaintiffs, calls for the NFL to pay for medical exams, compensation, and research related to head injuries sustained while playing professional football. Plaintiffs are committed to making the game safer at all levels and to educate the public; including parents of the four million children who play youth and high school football. Plaintiffs are committed to helping the focus on player safety trickle down to the youth level.

Awareness and education are key factors in injury prevention and return to play decisions. When an athlete suffers a head injury, a sideline assessment using the Standardized Assessment of Concussion should be completed by a medical professional. If a physician is not available, the coach …

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Marching Band Uniforms for Places With Hot Weather

Many southern states have been experiencing extremely hot summers lately with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees in many places. In order to stay cool in this hot weather when you go outside, it is important to dress cool. However, this can be quite difficult to do if you are a member of the marching band and are required to perform at your school’s football game in your uniform. Marching band uniforms are traditionally very heavy and hot. The good news though, is that there is now a new uniform available for bands that is great for battling these scorching hot temperatures.

Traditionally, these uniforms were always made of a heavy wool fabric. The wool fabric was used because it is a strong fabric that could last for many years. It was also a great fabric to use for color-dying, as it retained a nice bright color. Technology and times have changed now though, and with it many of the standards in the marching band uniforms industry are changing too. Aware of the fact that these uniforms are extremely hot to wear in the summer and early fall months, band uniforms manufacturers have started creating uniforms using 100% woven poly gaberdine fabrics. These fabrics are just as durable as the wool fabrics, but they are not nearly as heavy as them. Uniforms made of this fabric have a 10 year life guarantee through most manufacturers. They also retain color just as well as the wool uniforms and are much less expensive.

For schools that are situated in warm climates, many of the bands would wear alternative uniforms, which generally consisted of pants and a t-shirt for the hotter months, and then switch to their marching band uniforms around the middle of September. Requiring alternative uniforms is a negative for two main reasons. Firstly, it is expensive to have to buy the entire band a second uniform. Secondly, the marching band uniforms are much more eloquent than the alternative uniforms and give your team a better sense of pride as they show off your school’s colors.

So, for schools that are located in warmer climates and are looking to purchase new uniforms for their band, the band directors in charge of ordering the new uniforms should consider buying uniforms made of 100% woven poly gaberdine fabric. They are extremely durable and much lighter weight, and they will surely make the band members much happier and more comfortable during their performances.…

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Sports Merchandise Makes Unique Christmas Presents

If you're looking for some fun and unique Christmas gifts for friends and family members this year, consider sports merchandise. You can find sports decor that is perfect for any room of the house or for the office.

If you're interested in a complete bedroom makeover for yourself or for your child this holiday season, then sports bedding is the way to go. You can find comforters, sheet sets, bedskirts, and pillow shams featuring many of your favorite NFL, NHL, and NCAA teams.

Maybe you only need a few accent pieces to give a bedroom the ultimate fan look. Consider items like toss pillows, bedrests, wall border, and window coverings with your favorite team's logo for that extra something special.

You can even bring the sports fan look into the bathroom with a jersey mesh shower curtain showcasing your favorite NFL, NHL, or NCAA team colors and logo.

How about some items that the sports fans in your life can hang outdoors to let all the neighbors know who they are rooting for? You can find a huge variety of flags and banners for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, and NCAA teams, as well as for many NASCAR drivers.

Everyone could use something to snuggle under during the cold winter months. Extra soft and plush sports throw blankets are the perfect gift for anyone who is a fan of the NBA, NFL, NCAA, NHL, MLB, or NASCAR.

There are even some great sports decor items available to make a statement in a home office or corporate office. Waste baskets and wall clocks featuring favorite sports teams make great additions to the office. For football fans, Riddell mini helmets are a great item to display on a desk or shelf.

Another unique memorabilia item for the football fan is an NFL Photomint. The NFL photomint features photographs and collectible coins from some of the most memorable moments in NFL history.

There is a great variety of sports decor items that make perfect gifts for the sports fans on your list. Your friends and family members, both big and small, will be facilitated when they unwrap a treasure featuring their favorite sports team or college. You can find the perfect sports gift for your friend, loved one, coworker, or boss to treasure for many years to come. …

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Photo Football Mini Helmet – Small But Trendy Gear

Photo football mini helmet is a cute memorabilia to have since they are half the size of the original helmets worn at matches. These are also innovative gift articles to a person fond of sports and of a particular team. In sports, most people are keen on having some form of memorabilia in their house, and the college football mini helmets are an affordable option to many. They are small in size, so take up less space in your house or apartment, and are as good as the big thing, so completely totally worth having one. And then, when you have made enough money to afford for a normal sized helmet, you can always buy that. There are many websites, from where you can buy your mini helmet and if you are interested in any other product, can purchase them as well. However, the price quoted by the sites could be different, so it is better to do some research before going ahead with your purchase. Also check on their authenticity and if the helmets are made using reliable sturdy plastic shells, else they will break by the time they reach you. Since the sites require you to make the payment online, be wary of scams or frauds.

For those who are into collecting of sports related products, they may go overboard at times with their hobby. For such people, there are available available wherey if they are to buy more than 4mini helmets, they might get the 5th free or they could get a discounted deal on 5helmets. They normally take about 2 working days to deliver the products, if they do not make sure to check with them on the same or ask for a refund. The graphics on the miniature helmets are pretty specific and very clear, and some have autographs by a player. Either the quarterback or their captain, these might be priced higher than others, so check on all these details while making your selection.

The NCAA teams and the others who play in the Big 12 matches are all teams favored on miniature helmets by fans. The vinyl coating on the helmets, the details on the straps and face mask, the kind of colors used will also reflect on the quality of the helmets themselves. For children who are passionate about sports, but are just learning to play, these college football mini helmets make thought gifts, and this might be the beginning of a long journey playing the sport. Football is a sport that is worshiped in the United states and since there are numerous college teams, students and others alike enjoy playing, watching and possessing a piece of the sport. The college football mini helmets make for cute curio items and do not require any sort of maintenance as they are small and just need to be dusted now and then and last for near a decade. Make a dash for a sports websites and grab your mini helmet before it gets sold …

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Top 2010 Fantasy Football Overvalued Players

One of the keys to winning a fantasy football league is the ability to recognize overvalued players and to ignore them. "Slumpers" are NFL players who tend to be drawn in the top 3 at their position and produce like players drafted in double-digit rounds. These players are also known as "Draft Killers", especially if they are first or second round players. The key to winning your fantasy football league is to find players that will produce on a consistent basis. You may be able to offset one Slumper with a Sleeper, but it is better to just avoid the dead weight, if you can see any signs of a potential downfall. There are times that the signs are not present though. A perfect example of this from 2009 was Matt Forte. No one expected a drop of 300 yards and 8 total TDs from his rookie season of 2008. The 2009 Michael Turner drop-off was not a surprise since he logged 376 carries in 2008. Below is the top overvalued fantasy football players by position.

2010 Fantasy Football Slumpers

QB: Matt Schaub (Houston) – As temptation as it is put to Brett Favre in this position, he has not signed on with the Vikings for 2010, even though it is as inevitable as the sun rising. So, he must be omitted. Our choice for QB is Matt Schaub. He has been going as high as the third round in many of our drafts. There are too many quality RBs and WRs available at this point in the draft. Schaub is too fragile to spend a pick on him here. Somehow, he blamed the whole season in 2009, but it is foolhardy to expect that again in 2010. Plus, his success is largely tied to WR Andre Johnson. Johnson enters the 2010 season a bit miffed that the Texans have not torn up his current contract and rewarded him with a huge bonus and top WR cash. This situation tends to distract a player so Schaub will suffer if Johnson's head is in fully in the game.

RB: Steven Jackson (St. Louis) – There is no player in the NFL that I admire than SJax. He is on the worst team in the league and he is the only player that makes the Rams come close to resembling a professional football team. Yet, he does not complain about his contract or the lack of talent that surrounds him. He simply takes the ball and punishes defenders. However, continuously running into 8-man fronts takes its toll. It will remain that way this year since the Rams are breaking in a rookie QB. While Jackson did put up over 1400 yards last year, he did carry the ball 326 times, plus caught 51 passes. That is a lot of action and he only found the end zone on 4 carries. The last time he approached this much activity was 2006. In 2007, his yardage dropped by 33%, his TDs by 62% and …

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