Starting a Sporting Program in Your School

sportingSports are an excellent outlet for young people to highlight their talents and give them an activity that is productive and educational. Additionally, participating in sports can increase self-confidence, provide opportunities to create life-long friendships and stay physically active and fit. If your school is lacking a sporting program there are steps you can take to get one started. Of course each school may differ slightly; there are some basic steps to follow to get a sporting program up and running in your school.

Step 1: Create a plan. This can include things such as:

  • How you plan to fund the program
  • The teacher sponsors that are involved
  • What sports you plan to incorporate
  • Student interest

Step 2: Ensure you have at least two or three sponsors from the school in question that will provide guidance, coaching or support for the sports you choose to have. The fact is you will not be able to do everything in the beginning. Pick a few sports that receive the most interest and go from there.

Step 3: Pitch your idea to the person or committee who is responsible for approving or rejecting the program. This may be the principal, school board or other committee. Keep in mind, you may have to start at the bottom and work your way up to the deciding individuals. Ensure you have your plan specific to show exactly how the program will be established and managed, which will help ensure approval.

Step 4: Once the sporting program is approved you can begin purchasing supplies and having fundraisers. Some of the supplies you will need to acquire include:

  • Sporting equipment: This will be dependent on the sports you plan to incorporate in the new sports program.
  • Sports clothing: This may include items such as padding, custom jerseys, helmets and shoes.
  • Practice areas: You need designated areas for students who wish to participate to practice and have games.

Step 5: Find the right coaches and individuals to run the program. A great program will be successful if you can find the right people to work for it. Hiring a good coaching and referee staff will make a difference in the program’s success.

Implementing a sporting program at you school is a great way to get involved and make a difference. These programs can give students an outlet to participate in something they love and learn the benefits that come with playing on a team. There is no limit to the number of sports that can be included in your sporting program. In the beginning this number will likely be limited by the funds you have available. It is a good idea to get parents involved in fundraisers in order to continue adding new sports to your program and being able to reach out to even more students. The key to successfully creating a sporting program at your school is taking the proper steps and ensuring that every need of the program is adequately addressed.


adidas by Stella McCartney Tennis Clothing Line


Tennis is such a fun sport to play. It’s a sport that is loved by many. It also happens to have extremely fashionable clothing. Everyone wants to look good whether they are on the tennis court participating in an event, or on the sidelines cheering from the crowd. Designer tennis clothing gives you a certain look and feel.

Many designers have attempted to create stylish tennis clothing, but none do it as well as Stella McCartney. Stella is one of the most highly noted fashion designers in England. She has teamed up with adidas tennis to create the Stella McCartney tennis outfits line for women.

There is a wide variety of items to choose from, everything from tennis performance dresses to swimsuits. The line is extremely casual, comfortable, and affordable. The line is created by an exceptional designer to allow just about anyone to feel rich and sophisticated while wearing it. Pair your casually chic outfit with a great accessory such as a carry-on bag, or surf bag. Each outfit is designed with the wearer in mind, to be a functional, everyday look. You could even board a plane and relax in style wearing one of her comfortable tops paired with some sweat pants.

Stella McCartney tennis clothing will add a touch of style to any wardrobe. There are a few key pieces everyone should own, such as a hoodie, or a pair of casual pants. You can also accessorize your adidas tennis outfit with a great pair of Stella McCartney ballerina flats, or running shoes. Prices range from $100 – $150 which makes this designer’s line extremely affordable for almost everyone.

When you wear Stella McCartney tennis clothing you will not only look great, but you will feel great too. For many, it’s important to make an impression not only on the court while you are playing, but while you are off the court as well. Just because you are wearing casual clothing doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish while doing so.

A great place to find Stella McCartney tennis outfits is online. You can go directly to the adidas website to find out all of the details such as prices, purchase locations, and such. The website also has many of her newer items for sale. You can sort each item by color, price, style, or even type in the name of that specific item you might be looking for.

Win-Win situation when you own a pair of special edition Asics GT-1000’s


The Asics GT-1000 running shoes ensure that you have a sound mind and sound body. The Asics GT-1000 PR shoes are a special edition release that truly embodies the philosophy of keeping you sound and comfortable while jogging or running. The shoe features a host of exclusive designs and technologies, setting it apart from everything else, and making it the most decorated and most revered shoe on the market.

The GT series are newly reborn, revitalized, and enhanced to give you all the stability, performance, fit, and cushioning you have come to expect from Asics running shoes. They are sleeker and more refined with flexible, lightweight construction to keep an undeniable sense of speed from heel to toe. These special edition Asics Pink Ribbon shoes have rear and forefoot gel cushioning, discrete heel units, and a host of trademarked systems including Full Length Guidance Line. They also feature seamless upper construction.

These advanced technologies have earned the GT-1000 the official seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. The new GT series ensures that your environment conforms to you and not the other way around. The heel even conforms to the shape of your foot for a customized fit and maximized comfort. Many owners have said they have a hard time taking them off even after they’re done running.

Asics Pink Ribbon shoes come decked out in a powerfully pink color set up—sure to get you noticed when you take them out for a spin. However, these Asics running shoes aren’t just a pretty face. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Asics is supporting the fight against breast cancer by donating $2 for every special edition shoe sold. The company has pledged to donate a minimum of $75k up to a maximum of $100k.

All special edition Asics running shoes feature black satin laces and the iconic pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon is embroidered on the heel collar. This is done to ensure the shoe gets its message across. Everyone including yourself will know what the shoe represents, and you will have the opportunity to encourage others to support the cause as well.

Putting on a pair of GT- 1000 PR’s will put you on the way to a sound mind because just by purchasing an already amazing running shoe that has won 12 runners awards in the past 14 years, you are helping millions of at-risk women enjoy a bright future.

Muscle Pain

If you’re experiencing muscle pain, there are a variety of treatment methods you can consider. Options like foam rollers therapy or a massage ball for runners can minimize or eliminate pain.

Common Causes of Muscle Pain
A variety of injuries or conditions can cause muscle pain. Overexerting a muscle during exercise or sports participation can result in muscle strain that can vary from light soreness to debilitating pain. This is perhaps the most common cause of muscle pain, but conditions like fybromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and rhabdomyolsis can do the same.

A variety of treatment options for muscle pain due to strain exist. Foam rollers for muscle pain are long plush tubes that offer some relief and benefits you get from a sports massage, but you can use them on your own at home for mild to moderate muscle pain.

The injured person can use his or her weight to gently apply pressure to the myofascial tissue in the affected area to soothe tight tissue, increase blood flow and circulation and help separate tissue that has bonded or “stuck” together because of an issue. This is best performed in later stages of treatment, after the injured area has been well-rested.

Foam rollers therapy may be prescribed between physical therapy sessions for daily in-home treatment or when sports massage is not available. It’s a common technique used to treat shin splints, IT band syndrome and to increase range of motion and flexibility even in the absence of muscle pain. Foam rollers therapy allows the ability to trigger and customize certain muscle groups depending on the body position and type of stretch.

Another treatment option for muscle pain is a massage ball for runners. This type of treatment tool allows a runner or anyone else to truly target specific muscles in the foot, legs, or forearms. A massage ball for runners comes in a variety of sizes and materials for your particular needs.

You can combine the ball and foam rollers for muscle pain for a treatment that works best for you, or alternate them to soothe different muscle groups. Both items are a great asset for runners, athletes and anyone who needs some muscle pain relief or to increase range of motion.


Asics Kayano Shoes Make Running Even Better


Running is my passion I love to hate. Nothing feels better than hitting that pavement and spending a few miles alone with myself; pushing myself, and resetting myself after a hard day. My body, however, has other ideas. There is no doubting the physical strain running can place on a body, especially the joints. I do my best to take care of my body, and that includes investing in the right running wear, especially shoes.

I’ve always preferred Asics running shoes ever since my mileage became something to be proud of. The first time I felt I could call myself a runner was when I put on my first pair of new Asics. When I started running, I thought any old pair of running shoes could do. My feet quickly told me otherwise. My knees and hips may have mentioned something as well. My feet though, they forced me to do my research and determined Asics running shoes were the best fit for us.

As the mileage added up I would diligently purchase my new Asics. I t was a well-earned treat, and really part of the equipment I needed to be the runner I could be. Gel Kayanos have always been my favorite so I was very excited to try out the new Asics Gel Kayano 19.

I have to say, these are super comfortable and supportive. They’ve improved the upper fit, as impossible as that seems. The shoe is also lighter by half an ounce compared to the previous light weight versions. I have to say I’m probably most excited about the redesigned upper. It’s made entirely of a four-way stretch mesh and just wraps both sides of the foot while remaining breathable. I also enjoy the more secure feel with the improved memory foam. The design of the shoes remains classic Asics style without overwhelming it with neon colors.

Some highlights of the Asics Gel Kayano 19 include:

• Lighter weight, only 10.3 ounces for men’s and 8.9 ounces for women’s
• New support with the specific Guidance Trusstic System
• Guidance Line technology enhances gait repeatability
• Biomorphic Fit Upper made with four-way stretch mesh
• Personal Heel Fit (P.H.F.) now with two layers of memory foam

I don’t want to say these new Asics are life changing, I mean, the previous Asics are some of the best running shoes out there. The improvements they’ve made on this latest version just make life that much more fun running.

Running with Soleus Fit Sports Watch


When I run, I do it for exercise, peace, and to push myself. It’s my time to lose myself within myself, for just a few miles. No one needs my help, or asks me for anything; my only focus is what I need from myself. And I need to push myself to get better every time I hit the pavement.

I want to accurately know how far I run, my pace, time, and calories burnt. I want this information with me, so when my lungs are burning and my knees are about to give out and the blister on my toe is pulsating to the rhythm of my stride, I know just how much more I have to push. I don’t want a large, distracting, heavy computer on my wrist. Soleus GPS Fit 1.0 watch seems to be my answer.

I tried out the Soleus GPS sports watch on a few of my recent runs. It’s about the size of normal watch, not too heavy, and honestly comfortable. I was a little unsure about how well it would track everything I wanted considering it is pretty inexpensive compared to other well-known GPS watches. I am no longer unsure. It does exactly what I need, when I need it.

The main features, the ones most important to me and most runners, on the Soleus GPS sports watch functioned exactly how I needed them to and were extremely accurate. The only problem I did have was a slight delay for the GPS to synch. It was overcast each day I took it out so maybe that had something to do with it. This did delay my run by about almost a minute, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. The second day I turned on the GPS while doing my warm up, outside of course, and it was ready to go by the time I was.

The Soleus GPS Sports Watch break down:

1. I ran 6.49 miles my first day according the Soleus GPS Fit 1.0. When I got home Google Maps tracked the distance as 6.45 miles. The next day it said I went 6.67; Google Maps had it at 6.65—excellently accurate for me.
2. It kept track of my average pace, average MPH and was easy to read as needed. It would be nice to have an overall pace, but averages are just fine for my goals.
3. It was easy to use, especially with previous GPS watch experience. Little hint, be sure to save the run before going back indoors. Saving will also automatically reset the distance and time back to zero.

Overall, I really enjoyed the Soleus GPS Fit 1.0 watch. It is a great price, extremely accurate, comfortable, and easy to use.


Babolat AeroPro


Following years of trying to find free time to take up tennis, I was finally able to and I fell in love with the game right away. However, to seriously fuel my obsession I needed some equipment. A good friend of mine and avid tennis player pointed me to the Babolat AeroPro racquet series, several of which he currently uses. After using his Babolat Pure Drive 107 over the past few months, I’m fully convinced Babolat is the absolute best racquet out there, no questions asked, and once I found out that the new 2013 line was soon to be released I’m determined to be first in line.

The best aspect of the Babolat AeroPro series is that they offer a progressive line of racquets to fully accommodate your skill and experience level, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned professional. The series begins with the Babolat AeroPro Lite 2013, continues to the more intermediate Babolat AeroPro Team 2013 and finally lands on the guaranteed-to-be-impressive Babolat AeroPro Drive 2013.

The Babolat AeroPro Lite 2013 is perfect for beginners and anyone that wants to work on creating a consistent swing path. It’s aerodynamic frame and the addition of Active Cortex technology, which reduces vibration, makes this racquet lighter and allows a smoother swing to the ball than its predecessor.

The Babolat AeroPro Team 2013 is a racquet that provides the ideal combination of light weight and smoother swing capability for beginners or smaller statured people but also its greater power for more advanced players due to its stiffer beam and Woofer string technology that helps the string move more freely so that they retain their energy longer. There simply isn’t a better racquet for those striving to the top of their game to use.

Finally, the Babolat AeroPro Drive 2013 is the most popular and best made racquet produced by Babolat; a fact echoed by Rafael Nadal’s use of it all over the world. The Drive 2013 is geared toward more advanced players because of its greater weight, stiffer layout and easy power generation. This racquet provides the greatest amount of spin of the series due its vibration free frame; no other racquet creates a better heavy ball off serve.

After using their previous racquets, as well as others from other companies, I definitely have to conclude that there isn’t any set of racquets that can match the Babolat AeroPro’s smooth play action and power as well as spin generation especially since their addition of the Active Cortex and Woofer technologies. They’re simply the best.

Best Asics Running Shoes


I remember my first pair of running shoes. It was freshman year in high school, and the track coach encouraged me to join the team. I’d always been active as a kid, with gymnastics, swimming and dance, but I had yet to try out running for greater distances than ten laps around the gym on a rainy day in PE class. I had no idea what to look for in a shoe, and based my choice completely on how the shoe looked and if it fit within the budget my mother had given me.

Now, I realize there is more to a running shoe than just looks! There is a lot to consider when purchasing a new pair of running shoes. A person needs to think about what type of running they are doing, if they over-pronate and how high or low their arch is. Also, a person should like the way their shoes look. Luckily, Asics makes fantastic running shoes that can fit all of these requirements.

Some of the best Asics running shoes include the Asics GEL-Kayano 19 the Asics GT-1000, and the Ascis GT-2000. These are newly revamped and improved models of their much loved running shoes. These models are some of the best Asics running shoes and there is one for every type of runner. And what’s great is you don’t have to choose between looks and comfort!

The Asics GEL-Kayano 19 features an award winning style. It has excellent cushioning and support. It also has Cool Upper Mesh for breathable comfort during those hot runs. It also comes in a variety of fun color combinations so you get style, comfort and support.

The Asics GT-1000 is definitely a runner’s shoe. It is true to size and well built. Runners who are mild to moderate over pronaters will find the structure and support of this shoe perfect for them. This is an award winning, light weight, redesigned version of Asic’s much loved running shoe. This model is available in pink for the breast cancer awareness edition.

The Asics GT-2000 is a great shoe for neutral runners all the way to severe overpronaters. There is a larger Gel Pad in this shoe than in other models. It features a double layer of memory foam and even has a removable insole to accommodate orthotics. It also has Comfort Dry Sockliner that provides cushioning while keeping feet drier. Definitely a plus on those long runs!

I love how I can still fulfill my want for a great looking shoe and have the support and stability I need.


Racquetball racquets

Love the sport of racquetball? Finding a great and easy to use racquetball racquet is one of the most important aspects in playing a quick and great game to the best of your ability. There are hundreds of racquetball racquets available for both professional and every day players. Here are the top choices that are a great option for all:

1. Extelon racquetball racquet:
The Extelon racquetball racquet focuses on maintaining a lightweight design with easy grip and O3 swing speed, making it easy to power away with the racquet. The super wide body frame and its quadraform headshape are perfect for giving you room to hit and aim wherever you’d like.

2. HEAD racquetball racquet:

The HEAD racquetball racquet focuses on powerful technology in order to get the best performance possible. With a teardrop frame shape and a Hydrosorb grip, you’re going to feel comfort while gripping and hitting with the racquet. What makes this racquet special is also its Innegra high performance fiber, which is the lightest high performance material available. You’ll get control, comfort and power with this racquet.

3. Gearbox racquetball racquet:

With the Gearbox racquetball racquet, you’ll get a lightweight performance power with sharp detailing. Graphite is included in this racquet in order to maintain a light weight for great play. Its ultra wide head shape is unlike any other and offers room for maximum play with insane power and room to control. Its String Dimples are another great feature made to avoid any angles or harsh strings from affecting your game.

4. E-Force racquetball racquets:

The E-Force racquetball racquets is constantly updated and maintained to keep you playing well. High Octane Boosters are added to this racquet in order to give you explosive power and center shots that shoot far out in the air. The Quadraform offers extra comfort and incredible grip for a game that is excellent.

Check out these high-rated and top-performance popular racquetball racquets in order to highly improve your game speed, quality and force. You’ll see a major difference in your games and feel comfort while playing your very best no matter where you’re at.