Monthly Archive: January 2017

Why Do Volleyball Players Wear Spandex?

Why Do Volleyball Players Wear Spandex?

William G. Morgan invented volleyball, which he originally called mintonette, when he combined elements of basketball, baseball, handball and tennis. The YMCA, of which Morgan was a graduate and instructor, is largely responsible for...

How to Stop a Leak in a Football

How to Stop a Leak in a Football

Although most attention on football injuries is focused on the players, an injured ball can stop play just as fast ¡ª?it might stop play faster, since you can play with one less man, but...

Can You Play Football with a Fractured Finger?

Can You Play Football with a Fractured Finger?

Finger fractures are common in athletes. The injured finger is typically splinted for 2 to 3 weeks while the bone heals. However, you may be able to continue to play football while your finger...

Achy, Flu-Like Symptoms

Achy, Flu-Like Symptoms

Influenza is a seasonal viral disease that typically causes symptoms of fever, chills, headache, stuffy nose, sore throat and muscle aches. Fever and muscle aches are typically among the first symptoms to develop. Muscle...

How to Play Football With a Torn Labrum

How to Play Football With a Torn Labrum

A torn labrum can occur in on the shoulder or the hip. Both are troublesome for football players, but playing with a torn hip labrum is next to impossible in football because of the...

Sports Nutrition for Football Players

Sports Nutrition for Football Players

Competitive sports require serious nutrition to provide the extra energy your body needs. Strength, speed, stamina and recovery all depend on proper nutrition, says Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at the University of...

Negative Health Effects of Football

Negative Health Effects of Football

Because football in an inherently violent game, there is always the possibility of a player experiencing negative health effects, with increased attention on brain injuries. Since Roger Goodell became NFL commissioner in 2006, there...

The Effect of the Basketball Floor Surface

The Effect of the Basketball Floor Surface

Technological advances have multiplied the flooring options for basketball. Previous generation of players competed indoors on wood, tile or tartan surfaces and outdoors on either concrete or asphalt, but new synthetic surfaces and sports...

U14 Youth Soccer Drills

U14 Youth Soccer Drills

Coaching young, developing soccer players is a big responsibility. You can help your under-14 players graduate to the next level by running them through drills to develop their skill sets. Drills for players under...

The Advantages of Playing Volleyball

The Advantages of Playing Volleyball

Volleyball is a physically demanding sport that takes skill and athletic ability. Pete Waite, author of “Aggressive Volleyball,” adds that volleyball also is an entertaining game that many athletes choose for the opportunity to...


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