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4 Tips for Preventing Injuries on the Soccer Field

Written by Recreation Magazine on February 17th, 2017. Posted in How to teach soccer skills, Soccer training program, Summer soccer schools

How to learn soccer

Soccer is very popular among children and adolescents. It has been estimated that about 284,000 high school boys play the sport and 209,000 high school girls do. Some estimate that soccer is the fastest growing team sport in the United States. With all of the excitement that always accompanies the World Cup, it makes a lot of sense that people would get excited by the fast paced sport. Unfortunately, like all sports played in the country and around the world, kids can get injured playing it. In 2009, more than 88,000 kids aged five to 14 were seen in emergency rooms for injuries they sustained on the soccer field. While sports related injuries may seem like a right of passage, there are ways they can be prevented. Whether the sport is being played in an

Paddle Boarding for Beginners — Getting Started with this Wonderful, Fun and Healthy Activity

Written by Recreation Magazine on January 9th, 2017. Posted in Fishing gear shop, Outdoor store tampa, Sports store

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One of the most important endeavors that people are becoming more and more interested in during this day and age is keeping fit and healthy. Fast lifestyles, a general tendency towards junk food and less opportunity to exercise and subscribing to healthier habits can take a toll on health and fitness, and for many, the quest to find that perfect balance between the modern lifestyle and healthy, fit practices is something that is important to say the least. In these circumstances, if you have limited time and opportunity, you should be looking for activities that are not only healthy, but also fun to engage in, while providing the exercise that you need on a regular basis. If we take a look at activities of this kind, there is one choice that can make sense due to its sheer convenience and minimum requirement

6 Tips to Improving Your Soccer Skills

Written by Recreation Magazine on November 12th, 2016. Posted in No 1 soccer camps, Soccer training, Youth soccer tournaments

Youth soccer programs

Soccer is one of the most popular sports on the planet. First developed in England in 1863, the sport is now played all over the globe. In the United States, there are at least 284,000 high school boys and 209,000 high school girls play the sport. Many opt to attend soccer camp to improve their soccer skills and get the attention of soccer recruiters. There are some other things you can do to improve your soccer plating skills.

  1. Practice soccer fundamentals every day. You need to perfect your technique. Every day, you should do at least a half an hour of skill practice. When you do a small amount of practice more often, you get more of a benefit from the practi

4 Ways to Get Through High School Unscathed

Written by Recreation Magazine on October 27th, 2016. Posted in Cheerleading, Cheerleading pom poms, Plastic cheerleading pom poms

Cheer poms

High school can be a difficult place to get along. People always say it’s the best years of your life but that is only true for some of the kids. Sometimes high school can be the worst years of your life. It seems like if you aren’t among the popular crowd, you don’t get noticed and the whole high school experience becomes nothing but drudgery. If your child feel like high school is not going the way that they hoped it would, here are a few tips to try and do something to make it a little more bearable for the remaining time that they have.

Join a Club or Two
It doesn’t matter if it’s the chess club or you’re waving around cheerleading pom poms; being in a club will give you opportunity to get to know people and make new friends. The best idea is actually to join a variety of clubs. If you are

Why Sports Uniforms Matter So Much to Athletes

Written by Recreation Magazine on October 26th, 2016. Posted in Athletic uniforms, Custom team uniforms, Track and field team uniforms

Football team uniforms

Far from the screams of adoring fans and the bright lights of television, sports started out with much less glamour and hype. And with that came less attention to uniforms. Even protective equipment was far more spare than today. Take a look at those old football and hockey pictures.

The Cleveland Indians were the first big league club to take the field with numbered uniforms. This was in 1916, 70 years after the first official baseball game was played. Today, baseball, which started in the United States, has spread worldwide. More than 100 countries are part of the International Baseball Federation.

Uniforms have become a symbol of sport, team, and player. Specific sports have uniforms tailor made to fit the equipment and the demands of the sport. Continue Reading No Comments

The Game of Hockey Brought to Your Backyard

Written by Recreation Magazine on October 16th, 2016. Posted in Backyard ice rink liners, Backyard skating rink, Home ice rinkhome ice rink

How to make a homemade ice rink

It’s a game with a puck, a stick, and ice, and although hockey may seem like the domain of Canada and other countries with colder climates, it is now possible to bring the game of hockey to your own backyard.

Although the number of hockey players overall in the United States is growing, a difficulty in growing the sport has been due to the lack of an ice surface. Fortunately, over the past decade, that process has been made slightly easier with the advent of the backyard ice skating rink.

In the past, it was up to private companies or municipal governments to create a surface on which a child could play hockey. Now, a mom or dad who wants to give their child the opportunity to play hockey can control the process. Continue Reading No Comments

A Short History of Cheerleading

Written by Recreation Magazine on September 16th, 2016. Posted in Custom pom poms, Youth cheer pom poms, Youth metallic cheer pom poms

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Cheerleading is a popular American sport that boasts over four million cheerleaders across the nation. But have you ever wondered about the dynamic history of this popular sport? Here is everything you need to know about the history of cheerleading.

Cheerleading first started as a male sport.

Funny to think, but those cheer poms that came to be nowadays are because of college football. The first intercollegiate football game happened in 1869, and by the late 1880s, Princeton University had formed an all male pep club. The goal of this pep club was to energize the crowd and to root on the team, and the first organized cheer was invented by medical student Johnny Campbell.

Texas is known as the home of cheerleading.

Even though the first official pep team w

Gearing Up to Go How Outdoor Adventuring Can Change Your Life

Written by Recreation Magazine on July 14th, 2016. Posted in Fishing tackle, Shooting range, Sports stores in tampa

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No matter what your favorite hobbies are, there is something to be said for taking it to the great outdoors. Even those who would rather sit in an air conditioned building, or go shopping, or revel in the excitement of everything that a city has to offer, when given the opportunity to experience the peace and beauty that nature has to offer, it is hard not to appreciate it. And for those who are ready to jump right in to everything that could possibly be seen, explored, or experienced on a great outdoor adventure, it will be hard to be disappointed, especially if all the preparations have been made and all of the equipment is stocked up, packed, and ready to be used.

From archery shop to climbing gear stores
Depending of course on the type of adventure you are looking to e

Hey Pom Poms, You’re So Fine, You’re So Fine You Blow My Mind, Hey Pom Poms!

Written by Recreation Magazine on July 11th, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

plastic poms pomsCheerleading is a sport that boasts a 100-year history and nearly four million athletes in the United States alone. Aspects of cheerleading can be seen in every part of American culture, from fashion accessories to pop music. But there was one decade in our nation’s past that was more cheerleader-centric than any other. Think big hair, bold prints, power ballads, and MTV. Yep, were talking about the 1980s. Here are some examples of cheerleading throughout this decade of bright color.

Saved By the Bell
Starting in 1989, this sitcom focused on the life and drama of six California students. The show mirrored the trials and tribulations of high school life in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and what high school would be complete without a cheerleading squad? Kelly Kapowski was the It Girl, in large part because she was also the head cheerleader. A flash of those red and white plastic pom poms, and the Bayside spirit filtered into houses worldwide.

Hey Mickey!
With the rise of the music video on MTV, pop artists turned to costumes, characters, props and plots to promote their music through short narrative films. Toni Basil portrayed a cheerleader in one of the first videos to become popular, for her song “Hey Mickey.” With its chanting, cheer-like refrain and Basil’s colorful cheer poms, and her crisp choreography, this video shot to the top of the charts. And as one of the first cultural icons to bring cheerleading into the mainstream, Basil set the stage for cheerleader popularity to come.

The Mall
The 1980s brought the birth of the mall to suburban America. What cheerleader didn’t go to the mall to stock up on pom pom accessories after practice? Stores in the mall were brimming with everything related to cheerleader pom poms, from yarn pom poms on socks, to headbands, roller blades, and jewelry. There was no such thing as having too much!

Jazzercise
It is no secret that cheerleaders are athletes, with 62% of cheerleaders participating in a second sport. In addition, 12% of cheerleaders are dancers, so it is only natural that they would be a part of the 80s Jazzercise era. This fun, boisterous form of exercise was great for all, cheerleaders included!

From plastic pom poms, to custom pom poms, youth pom poms, and metallic cheer poms, Poms4Less is the place to go for any of your pom pom needs! So go get your 1980s on and feel the spirit!

Recent Studies Confirm the Health Benefits of Hot Tubs

Written by Recreation Magazine on May 12th, 2016. Posted in Caldera hot tubs in delaware, Hot tub installation, Hot tubs

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While most people think of home spas, saunas and hot tubs as a luxury, they are overlooking the health benefits of a hot tub. Medical research shows a link between sauna baths and longevity. Hot baths may also be used in diabetes treatment and management. And then there’s the fun factor. There’s nothing more fun than to spend a chilly or even snowy evening in the hot tub with your family and friends and some cool drinks.

What are the health benefits of a hot tub?
Hot tubs and home spas can promote overall health and well being. Soaking in hot tubs helps people with insomnia, arthritis and stressed or tense muscles.