3 Things to Keep in Mind While Camping
Camping is one of America?s favorite pastimes, and for great reasons. It helps you to disconnect from technology and civilization, while you reconnect with family, friends, and nature. It inspires a certain sense of adventure, and it offers a wonderful break from a monotonous routine. While it is a really fun way to spend a weekend though, there are also things that you need to keep in mind while planning a trip, and once you?re on the trip. Certain dangers may present themselves, and preparedness is absolutely key! Check out a few of our tips for your best trip ever!
Avoiding Bears (and Other Animals)
Bears have an incredibly strong sense of smell; four times more powerful than a dog? Continue Reading
What Is The Most Popular Water-Based Sport In America?
Why is paddle boarding one of America’s most popular sports and hobbies? Is it the fun atmosphere or is it the numerous health benefits? If you’re looking for a new past-time to call your own, you’ll be happy to know it’s all of the above and more! Paddleboarding is a safe, fun and easy way of getting out onto the open water that the whole family can enjoy. Read below on the ins and outs of this energetic social outing and why you should consider adding an SUP inflatable to your sports closet!
Paddling In America
The year 2014 saw over 21 million Americans — a whopping 8% of the population — enjoying paddling on their time off. Continue Reading
Three Ways to Effectively Learn to Play Soccer
Getting good at any hobby takes serious dedication and practice. This can be what separates the greats from the average. The game of soccer is by far no exception.
So what can you do to get a step ahead and learn to play soccer to your full potential? Here are a few steps to consider:
- Exercise: This may seem obvious for any sport, but the conditioning required to play soccer at a competitive level is extremely important. The game involves running, walking, sprinting, and jumping for up to 90 minutes. Rushing up and down the field alone can accumulate up to five to seven miles of traveling per game.
In order to ensure your stamina is prepared for that type of rigorous activity, you can keep up with your own cardio exercises outside of soccer training. Be it jogg Continue Reading
Organized Sports Can Have a Positive Impact on Students’ Organizational Skills, Experts Say
When the school year starts, many youth soccer leagues across the country begin to organize game schedules and youth soccer tournaments. With hundreds of millions of soccer players around the world, summer soccer camp can be a solid lead-in to fall soccer training drills for kids and adults alike. Each summer, more than 10 million soccer players sign up for summer soccer camp; many coaches view fall as the time to drill players on skills like strength, footwork, and speed.
Although soccer is often eclipsed by more popular sports like football, baseball, and Continue Reading
Yes, You Can Go River Rafting
Have you ever dreamed of taking a raft down a roaring river? If the very thought makes you uncomfortable, you should know that rafting trips are actually perfectly safe for beginners, even those who do not know how to swim. With a little confidence and knowledge, you could join the 28% of Americans who like to take to the rivers for fun.
A raft can hold between four to eight people. This makes it a great activity for adventurous couples or families looking to enliven the typical family vacation. Rafting can give children a sense of accomplishment, and makes the whole family work together as a unit. That is something every parent can appreciate.
Though rafting works great at making familie Continue Reading
Archery Equipment for Beginners — A Basic Guide
There’s been a lot of hooplah in the news lately about how Americans aren’t getting enough time away from their computer screens and out of doors. While this no doubt has some truth to it in our post-internet age, the fact is that outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and hunting are as popular as ever. In fact, nearly 40 million people went hiking last year alone, and camping popularity is up by 3 million!
In honor of this uptick in outdoor enthusiasm, we like to feature an unorthodox activity from time to time and give advice on how to get started. You probably already have a good handle on hiking gear, and camping gear is available on every corner. But what about the more niche hobbies — scuba diving Continue Reading