Of all racquet sports, badminton has the thinnest, most lightweight of all rackets. As such, the sport which features singles or doubles games to drive a “bird” or shuttlecock over the net is considered the fastest game all over the world of sports. Therefore it’s imperative that you choose the right kind of racquet based on your skill level so you don’t ruin the experience of playing the game. To choose the right kind of racquet, here are some factors you need to consider: frame construction, grip size, balance and string configuration.
First up is frame construction. According to Hart Sports New Zealand, the most affordable types are made from steel but they do come heavy. Lightweight aluminum rackets offer more control while graphite models are the lightest and should give off excellent speed, handling, and control. Experienced players will find graphite rackets fit for them while beginners ought to start with steel or aluminum.
Grip size is also an essential element to the game. Make sure your hand fits around the
Leadership is something all teams need for success, but it’s not always something easily defined or developed. We can’t say do this and do that and you’ll be a great leader for your volleyball team. Here are a few tips to help you move in that direction, though.
Tip #1: Be a model player
A leader need not be the best player on a team, but they do need to represent its ideals. This is mainly about attitude and effort. Leaders turn up on time and follow team rules – written and unwritten. They work at least as hard as everyone else. They don’t complain or whine, but instead get on with what needs to be done. Leaders don’t make excuses. They also respect the coach(es) and everyone else associated with the team. I could go on, but I think you probably get the idea.
All of this may sound like stuff that isn’t part of on-court leadership, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It is the foundation of being the person the other players look to when it’s competition time. A leader doesn’t just turn up for match day and have everyone
Athletes are some of the healthiest and fittest persons in the world. After all, they need to be in excellent form and condition physically, mentally, and emotionally if they want to excel in their sport. In addition, if they are not physically fit and healthy, they will simply be plagued by various injuries and aches during and after they play a game.
Netball players need to be perfectly fit as well. If they want to avoid injuries and excel in this sport, they need to be in tip-top form and condition all the time.
Below are some fitness tips netball players would do well to follow:
Work on your speed. Speed is one of the key skills netball players need to have. You need to have great speed to sprint into position quickly, change direction suddenly, and to jump up when you need to intercept a ball. You can work on this skill by including plyometrics in your training. These include jumping up the stairs, leaping sideways, and jumping over low hurdles. Fartlek training is also highly recommended for netball players. This type of training focuses on explosively sprinting over short distances. Keep in mind
Dieting and exercises are the main tools every athlete need to strongly consider when training to achieve peak performance. Among many functions, dieting serves the following uses; help in watching of weight, limiting amount of food intake, choosing appropriate food category to serve our needs as an athlete and sometimes allowing us to just fast in order to accomplish our goals. Food categories such as low fiber diets, low fat diets, salt free diets are the types of food categories dieting helps us to choose from.
The mere combination of Diets and exercises in the right proportions gives us an unfair advantage over other athletes who have not learnt to do so. In order words exercises and dieting are the main tools you need to beat your competition. This is because regular and appropriate exercises gives fitness, and helps training the body to withstand pressures such as Stretch exercises can give.
What I’m saying in effect is, the tools you need to help yourself become an Ace Athlete is within you. You have to learn to activate them before they can work for you. Activate exercises and proper dieting and you will reach your goals. But