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6 Best Enjoyable Outdoor Sports for Children 0

Posted on February 15, 2018 by John Paul

Fall 2013 029One of the most beautiful experiences that children can have is to grow in an environment that allows for all-round development. It is important to look at the things that will bring fun while adding other benefits such as good health, mental alertness and much more to the kids. This piece will show us some of the best outdoor sports for children.

Sack Race: Many may argue that this game is out of date, but it is not true. As much as it has survived many generations, it is a testament of the fact that it has never ceased adding value. One of the major features of this sports is that the apparatus used in carrying it out are not complex. All you need is a sack and space to ‘’run’’ and you are good to go. Besides, children will make use of their different body parts which will aid in strengthening their physique. There are times where you may not want to go for the conventional sports; this option will give you the much-needed benefit in real time. On a final note, we must state that you can add other rules to the game in order to create real fun for the children.

Darts Games: The rise of Safe dartboards has made it easy for children to enjoy the game of darts. They can use it to bond with their friends, or they can use it to train their mind. In all, darts can be played as a team sport, or they can choose to have a go at the game individually. As much as many professionals might talk about the different techniques in enjoying the game; darts simply requires the players to aim for the bullseye on the board. When children understand the rules, it will not only bring laughter to their world; they will not forget the joy that you have caused in their hearts. Darts is a game that will truly resonate with your child’s soul. Read the rest of this entry →

4 Amazing Products You Need For Your Fishing Trip 1

Posted on October 08, 2017 by Dave Parker

fishing-3Many anglers are resilient when it comes to making changes and adapting to the amazing technological advances that are slowly creeping up on them. Despite being particularly useful, the best depth finders and fish finders are still used rather scarcely. It takes a whole lot of time to convince a fisherman or woman who has utilized the same techniques for the past two decades to try out something new.

We’ve made a list of four great products that you ought to consider if you’re into angling and are looking to give a shot to some gadgets. Keep in mind that many of those that we will mention are user-friendly and convenient, and that’s because they’re made to be utilized in the close proximity of water and your potential catches. In fact, most fishing gadgets nowadays are made to allow you to catch more fish.

  1. Fish finder bite alarm

Whenever the fish seem to refuse to bite, it can be tedious to keep on waiting without having a chat with your fishing buddies. It’s a good idea to place your rod on a stick or holder in your boat and then start waiting. With a fish finder bite alarm, you will find out the exact time where you have a shot at getting a catch. This type of device can be installed on virtually any type of rod, and the neatest thing about it is that it makes a sound each time there’s a bite. Some models are even equipped with a LED indicator in case you’re a fan of nighttime fishing. Read the rest of this entry →

5 Fascinating Facts about Modern Sports Stadiums 0

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Dixie Somers

5 Fascinating Facts about Modern Sports StadiumsFew things are as eye-catching as a sports stadium. Enormous, radiant, and all-encompassing, these hulking structures are nothing short of miracles begotten by modern architecture. As one might expect, these Goliaths of entertainment and popular culture have a good number of interesting stories and factoids attached to their construction and histories. Listed below are some of the most striking we could find.

1. AT&T Stadium

Familiar to any fan of American Football, the AT&T Stadium is as recognizable as it is gargantuan. The stadium has a carrying capacity of nearly eighty-thousand, an impressive number by any standard. One of the most thought provoking aspects of the stadium is its simple architectural style. While similar structures pride themselves on complex hallways and building styles, the AT&T Stadium stands out because, in reality, it’s just a room. An unbelievably large room, yes, but a room nonetheless. Additionally, the stadium is a master stroke of electrical design as well. Created by hundreds of talented designers, recipients of electrical engineering master degrees, and other such professionals, the stadium is unrivaled in its design and efficiency.

2. National Aquatic Center (China)

The National Aquatic Center is a world-famous stadium for a number of reasons. For one, it housed the legendary records put in place by the world-renowned Olympian Michael Phelps. For another, it’s an unquestionable architectural marvel. Often called the “Water Cube,” the stadium is a modest size. Size is far from a stadium’s only quality, however, and the National Aquatics Center proves this in its fame. The Stadium has spawned a good number of ‘me-too’ stadiums in its native China, making it the countries most renowned Athletics center by a wide margin. Read the rest of this entry →

Bullseye! How to Get Started with an Archery Hobby 1

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Dixie Somers

Bullseye - How to Get Started with an Archery HobbyArchery has been with us from the dawn of civilization and is still very popular today. People practice archery for hunting, athletic competition, or purely for fun. Hitting a target comes fairly easily, but to get the best results, you have to choose the right equipment and spend time perfecting your skills. Here are some of the steps you should take to get started in this great hobby.

Learning Archery

To get off to the right start, you may want to take some lessons. A live instructor can help you maintain the right form, shoot more consistently, and aim correctly for better accuracy. For your first introduction to the sport, visit a dedicated archery shop instead of a standard sporting goods store. Archery store employees will have more relevant knowledge and experience. They may also have shooting ranges set up on site or offer instruction. You can also get a better idea of the products and costs involved.

Select the Right Equipment

Archery veterans can help you make the right equipment choices. It all depends on your own physical dynamics and what you’re hoping to accomplish. You might want crossbows for hunting or recurves for target shooting. You must take into account eye and hand dominance, as bows are made for either right-hand or left-hand use. Your physical characteristics will determine draw-string weight (resistance) and the length of your draw for selecting appropriate arrows. Consider accessories like quivers, wrist-guards, and modified sights. Visit a place like Kidron Sports Center and see what works best for your archery goals.

Find Archery Resources

Joining a local archery club is a good way to improve your skills and focus on the aspects of the sport that suit you best. Many archery clubs will allow you to rent and experiment with the four basic kinds of bow. They often hold competitions and social gatherings that will help you connect with experts, test your abilities, and establish friendships with those who share your interest. You can ask about and search on your own for websites, magazines, and other organizations to accelerate your progress. Read the rest of this entry →

What to Expect Your First Time Whitewater Rafting 0

Posted on September 06, 2017 by Scott Huntington

The rush that comes with whitewater rafting is palpable, even through photos and videos you’ve seen. Now, you want to get your adrenaline pumping by suiting up and taking to the rapids yourself.

Of course, before you embark on your first whitewater rafting trip, you want to know a little bit more about what you’re getting yourself into — pictures can only say so much, after all. The following are five examples of what you can expect.

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1. The Rapids Won’t Be Too Intense

Your rafting guide won’t take newbies through the strongest rapids on their first ride. Instead, they’ll choose a path with rapids that are low to moderate on the classification scale. You certainly won’t be bored on your trip, but you won’t be flying out of the raft in the middle of rough, swirling waters, either. Read the rest of this entry →

Get Your Tailgate Ready: Preparing Your Car for the Big Game 2

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Dixie Somers

Tailgating-1Some die hard football fans will visit the stadium without even having a ticket to get in. That’s because it can be just as fun, if not more fun, to tailgate and watch the game from the comforts of your own car. In fact, 42 percent of tailgaters spend over $500 a season making sure everything is just right. When the NFL season kicks off, more and more fans will be busy all Sunday long packing, prepping, and enjoying tailgate parties. If you’re going to be hosting your own tailgate party in your special stall, here are some tips to prepare your car:

Cargo Carrier Complete With Hitch

You might be able to fit some of the key items that you’ll need for the big day in your trunk, but you’ll probably need a cargo carrier if you’re throwing a sizable party. When you have the portable sun shades, seating, a smoker, a barbecue, tables, and all of the fine linen that you need to set the mood, you’ll need space. Make sure you have a cargo carrier that’s compatible with the hitch on your vehicle. Check out sizes, weights, and designs to see which one will have the right capacity.

Air Compressors for Inflation

Flat tires can flatten the mood. If you have an air compressor with you, you don’t have to deflate the fun just because you have a flat. These tools are also handy when you need to inflate balls, seats, and anything else. Simply plug into the AC adapter, and you’ll have air in seconds. You can go to a place like U Pull & Pay if you need other car parts for the big day.

A Toolbox BBQ Kit

If you want to get a little creative, you can make your very own toolbox BBQ kit so that you have everything you need while you’re slathering the best meats with BBQ sauce. Include everything you have to have from a spatula and lighter to matches and tongs, and you won’t have to turn around on your way to your lucky parking spot. Read the rest of this entry →

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    • Bill Freehan: Michigan Man
      May 12, 2018 | 6:21 pm

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was an 11-time American League All-Star at one of the most demanding positions in baseball, yet outside of Detroit his exploits have been largely forgotten.

      For more than a decade, Bill Freehan was the rock behind home plate for the Detroit Tigers. In addition to earning All-Star honors 10 straight years and 11 times overall, Freehan was a five-time Gold Glove winner and in 1968 finished second in the American League in the MVP voting.

      A true “Michigan Man”, Freehan played his entire sports career representing teams from Michigan.

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