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by ralphseo

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 中国のミッション・ヒルズCC、ブラックストーンCで現地時間28日に行われたタイガー・ウッズ(米)とのエキシビションマッチは、がっぷり四つの大激戦となった。タイガーの1打リードで迎えた12番パー5では、タイガーがおよそ3メートル、マキロイもおよそ1.5メートルに2オンさせるスーパーショットを披露。揃ってイーグル奪取し、続く13番もお互いバーディで一歩も譲らない展開となった。

 14番でマキロイがバーディを奪って追いつき、17番でタイガーがボギーを叩いて逆転に成功。最終18番でタイガーがイーグルパットを決められず、バーディで締めたマキロイがわずか1打差で勝利を収めた。

 タイガーが娘から風邪をうつされ体調不良だったとはいえ、もともと自分のヒーローだったNo.1ゴルファーに勝ったことで、マキロイは「タイガーを倒せるなら、すべてのトーナメントを中国でやりたい」と笑いが止まらなかった。

 昨年の全米プロゴルフ選手権でメジャー2勝目を挙げ、世界ランクトップとなったマキロイだったが、その後は低迷。今年はこれまでほとんど良いところなしだっただけに、エキシビションマッチとはいえ、タイガーに勝ったことは大きな喜びだったようだ。

 マキロイはこのまま今週のWGC-HSBCチャンピオンズ(現地時間31~11月3日/中国、シャーシャン・インターナショナルGC)に出場するが、タイガーを撃破した勢いで、勝利に向かって突き進みたい。

 一方のタイガーはHSBCチャンピオンズを欠場。次週の欧州ツアー、ターキッシュ・エアラインズ・オープンに出場する。
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-30 11:11
Please don't ever think of the batting tee as boring. You will benefit tremendously if you learn how to use it properly. A great baseball hitting device that saves valuable time, especially if you are struggling.

The batting tee is an extremely valuable baseball hitting tool but only when it is used properly. It is very versatile and can be set up almost anywhere and by no means is a baseball field even required. During bad weather for example, you can hang an old piece of carpeting against the garage wall, set up your tee, and start hacking away.

I would highly recommend that anyone who is serious about their baseball hitting should own one. (And no, I don't sell them nor am I affiliated with anyone who sells them.) Sometimes it takes many, many repetitions to break a bad habit before muscle memory takes place and using the batting tee can speed up the entire process. Instead of getting just 10 swings in practice, you can get an additional 100 off a batting tee in no time at all. If a player is struggling at the plate, life will be made much easier if he can get back on the right track in a day or so instead of a couple of weeks.

What's Necessary To Get The Most Benefit From The Batting Tee:

1) That it's set up properly.

2) That you take the same swing that you would normally take in a live game. If you are willing to spend your time, you are certainly entitled to reap the benefits.

3) Position yourself and the ball on the tee so it is at the point where you would be making normal contact with a live pitch.

4) A good place to set up the ball is across from your front striding foot, before the stride is taken. You can change this as you see fit because you are the one doing the hitting.

5) Waist high is a good height when working off the batting tee on your overall swing but you can vary the height of the batting tee if you want to practice at a specific height. Feel free to position the tee so you can practice hitting both inside and outside pitches as well. Use the flexibility of the tee to your advantage. Too often players just set it up waist high and start hacking. If you want to work on a specific location, feel free to move the tee or move yourself.

Young Players And The Batting Tee:

As a rule, youngsters are not a big fan of the batting tee and quite often feel it's boring. To motivate them, give them a friendly reminder that many outstanding professional baseball hitters take as many as 500 swings a day off a batting tee. And that's probably one of the reasons they are now professional baseball hitters.

Always take your work off the batting tee very seriously and you must swing like you are swinging at a live pitch in a ball game! It is one of the best baseball coaching drills for a coach to use with his players. What can possibly be better than speeding up the process if you have "lost" your swing or to maintain your swing if you are in a good groove? Remember, practice doesn't make perfect but perfect practice makes perfect. If you're working off the batting tee, obviously you are willing to put in the time so don't cheat yourself and make sure you get the full benefit that you deserve. Treat it the same exact way as a live pitch in a live ball game. The benefits from working off the tee are tremendous!
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-23 15:45
During the course of my soccer career, I have read dozens of books on coaching soccer. While I have found some to be truly helpful, the vast majority of them have not been useful in the least.

I don't want to turn this article into a book review, but I do want to give you some pointers to look for as you are sifting through the enormous numbers of titles that are available for purchase.

One of the most common types of books that coaches look for is a drill book. While there is not anything wrong with this in general, it is critical that you understand that having a big book of drills does not make you a good soccer coach.

Less is more when it comes to coaching. It is better that you have a few quality activities than 101 different drills that you regurgitate all over the practice field.

That said drill books are a wonderful place to find inspiration and new ideas. Here are a couple of key questions to ask when purchasing a drill book:

Question #1 - Does the book break down drills by recommended age?

One major pitfall that coaches (especially new ones) encounter is choosing soccer drills that are not age appropriate. It can be very frustrating for your players to be constantly put into drills that are too complex for them to understand, or too difficult for them to execute. Conversely, activities that don't challenge your players are just as boring.

Understanding the characteristics of your players will help you a great deal with drill selection. Younger players should all have a ball at their feet the majority of the time. Moving quickly from activity to activity with short breaks in between is highly recommended. With older players, sharing a ball is appropriate. They can focus for longer periods of time, so you may use fewer activities in your sessions.

Question #2 - Does the book utilize session building principles?

You should be structuring your soccer practices to move from fundamentals to more soccer related games and activities. With young players you should be working on technical skills each practice. The game-related activities that you use in later phases of the practice should complement these skills.

For example, begin practice with passing/receiving drills, and then move into 3v1 in a grid, or a possession game. Look for soccer coaching books that implement full sessions, and not just a library of drills.

Question #3 - Does the book provide coaching points for each soccer drill?

Every drill that you run in your soccer practice should have a very specific theme and goal. A good soccer coaching book should detail the goals of each drill and provide you with coaching points for your sessions.

Be sure to stick with coaching points that address the theme of your practice. If you are working on creating angles of support with your team, now is not the time to stop your session and discuss improper dribbling technique.

You can always pull a player to the side if there is a major issue, but as far as addressing the team is concerned, stay on theme!
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-17 11:44
The following essential soccer coaching tips will help you involve your team's parents effectively and deal diplomatically with any problems that they present.

Parents are, obviously, necessary. Sometimes they can even be useful! You can, for example, get them to transport children, fetch balls during soccer drills and provide financial support.

There will, however, be occasions when you have difficulty with one or more parents. Some may want their child to play more, while others may question your judgement as a soccer coach. You can minimise the number of times you have to deal with an angry or upset parent by following these basic soccer coaching guidelines:

Have a pre-season meeting before the first drill session to discuss your plans and expectations for the season. Encourage questions from the parents and let them know that you have given a lot of thought as to how you’re going to coach their children.

Express appreciation for their interest and concern. This will make them more open and at ease with you.

Always listen to their ideas and feelings. Remember, they are interested and concerned because it is their children that are involved. Encourage parental involvement.

Know what your objectives are and do what you believe to be of value to the team, not to the parents. No soccer coach can please everyone!

Know the club and game rules. Be prepared to abide by them and to explain them to parents.

Handle any confrontation one-on-one and not in a crowd situation. Try not to be defensive. Let the parent talk while you listen. Often a parent will vent their frustrations just by talking. Listen to their viewpoint, then thank them for it.

Resist unfair pressure. It is your responsibility as the soccer coach to make the final decision. This doesn’t mean you can’t still listen to parents.

Don’t discuss individual players with other parents. The grapevine will hang you every time. Show the same respect for each player on the team that you want the parents to show towards you.

Ask parents not to criticize their children in front of anyone else. Don’t let your players be humiliated, even by their own parents.

Don’t blame the players for their parents’ actions.

Be consistent! If you change a rule or philosophy during the season, you may be in for trouble. At the very least, inform players and parents of any change as soon as possible.

Most importantly, be fair! If you treat all your players fairly and equally you will gain their respect and that of their parents as well. Key soccer coaching tip: Remember that your children (and their parents) are not all the same. They will have a wide variety of backgrounds, beliefs and ideals. This diversity is to be valued.

The challenge for you as a soccer coach is to address these differences in a positive manner so that the season will be enjoyable for everyone involved.
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-15 12:31

Kids Martial Arts

Nowadays, more and more children are becoming enrolled in Sandy, UT kids’ karate and children’s martial arts classes in Sandy. This being because children will gain discipline, self-defense, and self-esteem. Studies have shown that children in martial arts classes are known to have an increased sense of stability and responsibility. It is very important for a child to be aware of what’s around them.

Self-discipline is an act in which children will learn how to perform martial arts skills with a strong mind set. They will learn to be able to face any challenge that is come their way. They will learn to overcome any fears that they may have and will gain a great deal of confidence. Learning martial arts in Sandy will definitely build self-confidence in a child.

As children learn to overcome certain challenges they become very happy with themselves and start feeling great about what they have achieved. As these children reach certain levels they feel a sense of accomplishment. They are driven to become better and better each day. Children will find themselves setting goals with kids’ karate in Draper and children’s martial arts and will find themselves achieving these goals sooner then they think.

Kids’ karate and children’s martial arts classes in Draper will give a child the ability to learn coordination, speed, how to control their balance, body posture, and technique. The exercises that are done in such classes will help improve a child’s strength and stamina. Children will learn to take on challenges that will later benefit them while training. These challenges will prepare them to become better athletes each and every day.

No matter who you are there is always a little room for improvement when it comes to your health, your self-defense methods and your self-esteem. With that said kids’ karate and children’s martial arts in Sandy classes are the way to go. These martial arts classes in Sandy allow a child to experience many different obstacles and challenges, while accomplishing all of them! Children learn how to focus and concentrate on the tasks at hand. This benefits them greatly and while taking kids’ karate and children’s martial arts classes in Sandy, children really feel that they have succeeded. The amount of self-esteem and discipline that is learned in such classes like kids’ karate in Sandy and children’s martial arts is astonishing. The growth that parents see in their children is mind-blowing and truly one great accomplishment that every parent and child should consider experiencing.
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-15 12:31
Cut 7-12 strokes off the handicap-this will change your golf game plan. Correcting your strokes will help to minimize losing strokes because of slicing, hooking or topping the golf ball. We all strive towards developing a perfect golf swing.

Distance and consistency in hitting the ball are very important. As you well know this improvement will take you beyond being an average golfer and put a confident smile on your face and carry yourself with pride in a game well done.

Improve your full golf swing by improving posture and stance. Here is a personal checklist to help you review your body positioning and correct your weaknesses. I am sure that you have discovered that for every weak spot that can be corrected you will have an added strength.

It cannot be stressed how important your golf game will improve as each weakness is corrected and strengthened. Here is a checklist:

•Head position
•Shoulder turn
•Hip movement
•Hand, wrist and forearm strength
•Body strength
•Body flexibility
•Rhythm and tension in the follow through; this helps to control the golf swing.
•Mental attitude equals an effective positive attitude towards power strokes.
•Correct spinal, alignment
•Flex your knees; bend from hips with a straight back.
•Waddle into comfort stance to produce accurate hitting of the golf ball.

By correcting your shortcomings the golf swing will improve which in turn will send the golf ball longer and straighter than you thought possible. Often times we shortchange ourselves by thinking that we are dong our best; however, one tiny little change can make a big difference. And that big difference can boost our golf score.

As you know, when you manage a better swing that produces the results you want, practice it in order to continue duplicating the excellent outcome.

It is also wise that if the golf course offers a professional golf instructor to assist with improving your golf swing. Get a hold of that instructor to watch your stroke and take his teaching advice. Gain positive analysis from your professional golf instructor to better your game.

Professional golfers have coaches and continue to take golf lessons. Professional golfers maintain their practice drill sessions faithfully.

Do not look at your golf drills as drudgery. These are the stepping stones to be able to have fun and truly enjoy the game of golf. True, at times you will be frustrated, but when you master your golf swing, it is great!
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-14 11:23
Can complete skateboards really help a child or even an adult be healthier and more fit in life? Is there proof that skateboards can help kids, teens, and even adults stay healthy, both physically and mentally. Can teachers really make a difference by introducing complete skateboards to kids at schools? With the obesity rate of children at twenty percent and rising, do parents have a chance to make a difference or is it too late? These are just some of the questions that we will answer regarding the effects complete skateboards, schools, and parents could have on the fight against child obesity.

Riding skateboards have proven to help children, teens, and even adults stay healthier, both physically and mentally. The proof is on neighborhood streets, local skate parks, even at your states skateboard competitions. If you notice when you see a skater or a kid riding a complete skateboard you will notice how healthy and fit they really are. That is the physical proof that riding a skateboard does help burn calories and build muscle. Did you know that riding one for one hour constantly actually burns four hundred and thirty calories? In fact performing skateboard tricks on a skateboard can even be healthier mentally. When a kid learns to ride a complete skateboard and then starts to learn skateboard tricks, it makes their self-esteem go way up. As a result, they actually accomplish something and feel good about it. Lets face it skateboarding is a way for kids to get quality exercise and have a lot of fun at the same time. Some schools have started to include skateboards as part of their physical education programs as a way to fight obesity. Riding skateboards in P.E. are helping kids get healthier all around the world. Teachers are stepping up and realizing that complete skateboards do make a huge difference in a child’s health. There is a company called Skate pass that is joining with schools all over the world. They are showing kids, teachers, and parents that riding complete skateboards help burn calories, increases heart rate, and builds quality muscle in the legs, arms and cardiovascular system. Schools have even noticed that when kids got involved in riding complete skateboards in P.E. that they could not wait to go back to school the next day. This in turn has improved school attendance and school truancy. With video games keeping kids indoors for hours in a day, and child obesity more than tripling in the last thirty years, I believe this is a sign from all kids that riding skateboards fills a craving that has been inside of them for many years.

Parents are the biggest link to the success of bringing our countries child obesity rates down from the twenty percent it is at right now. Even the first lady of the United States of America is setting a goal of bringing that twenty percent down to five percent. The first lady and teachers cannot do it alone. Parents must get more involved with their kids. In fact, they need to make sure that their kids drink more milk and water instead of sodas and Gatorade and eat more fruits and veggies instead of chips and cookies. If parents were to get more involved with their children, by investing in a couple of skateboards, this would not only help them be healthier but it would bring them much closer together as a family. With the world these days, being so fast paced parents must realize that their kids just want attention from them. Furthermore, they just want to be recognized and maybe praised occasionally.
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-14 11:23
MMA hoodies, jackets and jerseys are amongst the well-liked apparels which quite a few MMA fighters are making use of for they perfectly complement MMA shorts giving them a total MMA look. For anyone who is a long time supporter of this sport, you can simply present it by putting on the identical clothing apparel that your preferred fighter also wears.

MMA clothing will be the most critical element within the sport of mixed martial arts. Fighters need to have the best MMA gear to define their look, and most importantly to get ample protection when they're on training. Besides the extremely well-known MMA t-shirts and shorts, you will find also number of hoodies, jerseys plus jackets that one can use. Fans went to the big event using these gears which come from diverse clothing manufacturers sponsoring the MMA. These clothing items provide followers a feeling of fashion and permit them to express their assistance towards the battles.

Fighters and also supporters as well are offered with the leading edge wear styles of the MMA market together with the other items that may be used throughout training to enhance their performance.

MMA shorts matched with jersey can make you feel like you might be truly a part of the increasing group of MMA even for anyone who is merely a crowd nearby. Numerous brands of clothing and fighting gears have opened their retailers to serve the growing demand of people today for MMA sports gear and accessories. Some of these brands consist of the Venum, Tap out and no Fear that offers wide range of MMA jerseys. You can use these in public and offer it to some of your buddies. It can be surely a head turner and eye catcher. It doesn't just make you completely relaxed or comfortable, it also allows you to appear fashionable.

Venum provides large range of hoodies too that come in diverse styles such as the giant hoodies, the kangaroo style pockets. These apparels are perfect when you wish to fixed your current style. Along with the correct MMA shorts, it is possible to walk like a pro. The jackets from the MMA marketplace have became popular as well as they are very a lot in fashion. They look trendy supplying the individual using it with defense towards cold temperature.

One of the well-liked brands inside the MMA is Sprawl. It was recognized for making Sprawl shorts but they also produce hoodies that are made particularly for the athletes of MMA. It can give the individual wearing it along with both style and also function. These pieces of MMA apparels are superb for any person who wants to create a statement about their own style. A different brand that's also popular in the MMA is the Bad Boy Clothing. It is also committed in making hoodies and stylish sweatshirt that will look fantastic on any person.

You'll find quite a few online outlets as well as brands that offer MMA clothing apparels. They supply these clothing pieces in extremely competitive prices that may fit your spending budget and style. At this point, you'll be able to look like a real MMA star with the MMA gears the market features.
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-11 12:09
Fight Chix have served as the voice of females within the MMA. They give an array of women’s apparel and accessories with kinds of gears catering for the desires for attractive apparel of girls who are fans as well as athletes of Mixed Martial Arts. It can be no surprise that women are also willing to be inside the battle scene showing potency and efficacy and also potential to fight. Nevertheless women also need the appropriate fighting apparels that can nonetheless display the womanliness as well as attractive side with them. They have a good deal of clothes apparels along with accessories to every lady of the MMA.

One particular of their most preferred and extensively used goods is the Twin Hat trucker cap and Bowler Bag made of leather. Ladies could signify their battle life without having becoming out of fashion. At this point, they are able to do stylish efficiency through the vast range of Fight Chix solutions specifically intended to them. You can find usually clothing apparel that can describe the gentle side of women with accessories to suit it for an ideal search.

Using the various fighting types offered by Battle Chix, women dominate the cage and their general gears highlight their fighting abilities and also motion. One of the newest styles through the line of sporting attires for women may be the Women’s MMA Fight Shorts that function two-way stretch fabric, fine seeking patch logo of Fight Chix and also the 6-inch slit within the legs.

The Classic Ribbed Tank Best is yet another outstanding product that Battle Chix provides to the ladies of MMA. This clothes apparel describes potency and efficacy with sexiness with core colors like yellow, black and blue. The brand is available in contrasting vibrant color at the center with heart shaped graphic.

On the other hand, Koral Gi is really a service provider of Kimono in the MMA and it comes in wide wide variety of colors and fit to let athletes have comfortable battle. You can locate the best match and magnificence of uniform for your Jiu Jitsu. They're produced with light fabric that keeps the physique cool even after trainings.

Probably the most essential accessory that must be used by players every time they go into the cage and also ahead of they break their opponents is Shock Doctor Mouth guard. These are generally defensive gears regarding fearless players who're prone to injuries regarding the mouth. They fit ideal to the form of your mouth producing is simpler to wear and also this will likely offer protection towards losing teeth.

MMA is not merely the house of gifted men and women, skillful as well as brave fighters but as well because the quite a few clothes brands that always assistance players each time they fight within the cage. MMA is actually a entertaining world and it isn't just about hurting 1 another. It is also about expressing attitudes and also personality via the clothes players as well as fans wear. There's no wondering why MMA is still right here and its fans are ever escalating. It really is confirmed to become the best entertainment spot for all those people that really like to fight in a really healthy way.
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-11 12:09

Moped Driving Tips

As the popularity of electric and gas moped scooters continue to soar, there seems to be a greater need to educate prospective and present owners about its use. According to webbikeworld.com, the sales of scooters in the United States had an increase of 49.6% in the first quarter of 2011, when compared to the first quarter of 2010. This means that during that period, 6,246 new moped scooters were sold (an increase of 2,070). Hopefully, as time goes by, the information in this article will be more relevant and useful. If you are new to driving a moped scooter or if you are considering buying one, there are a few things you need to know, ideally, before jumping into this fun and stylish form of transportation.

First, make sure you are informed about local and state laws regarding mopeds. If you do that, you will avoid unnecessary stress. Most scooter dealers have no special provisions in their policies for returns due to local restrictions imposed by the law. It is the buyer’s responsibility to research about all laws and regulations to avoid being penalized by law enforcement agents. Since the use of mopeds continues to increase, the laws that govern its operation are also in constant evolution. Prospective moped owners should not rely on information provided by non-official websites, since the advice might be outdated. There are, however, some scooter related websites that provide a list of the official websites of each state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Department of Transportation (DOT) and other city-level agencies. One way to extract good information from those official websites is to write "mopeds" or "moped laws" in their search box feature, and you will be flooded with up-to-date laws and regulations

Second, make sure your moped is properly assembled. If you buy your moped from a store front scooters dealer, it is wise to pay a little extra to have a certified mechanic assemble it. If you buy online, like most people do according to statistics, it is recommended to follow the instructions provided in the owner’s manual. Most moped scooters are delivered 70-90% assembled, so the job is not beyond anyone’s capabilities. It will take time and a little ingenuity, but it is not difficult to achieve. It is advisable to have a decent set of screwdrivers, sockets and metric wrenches as the tool kit that comes with the scooter sometimes is not good enough. The final step in the assembling process is to make sure every part is properly connected, and the nut and bolts are tight, specially the ones holding the muffler, exhaust and wheels.

Third, make sure you follow basic guidelines for moped safety. Assuming you are planning to use your moped on city streets and highways, besides possessing a motor scooter license, you must consider buying insurance. It doesn’t cost much (you can get a policy for less than $150 a year), and it will give you peace of mind, since your moped could be stolen or you could be involved in an accident leaving you with injuries and a total loss of your vehicle. Also, keep in mind that mopeds are not toys; they should not be ridden in a careless way, or by a minor. In addition, wise moped drivers always use protective gear, including jacket made with reflective material and adequate padding, helmet, and appropriate shoes. Moreover, caution should be taken when driving at night. Even though most mopeds are now equipped with frontal and rear lights, the astute driver assumes not everybody can see his moped.
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by ralphseo | 2013-10-09 12:55