Swimmers excel in the water, but being out of the pool should not leave them high and dry. Swimmers who engage in dry land training, which is simply conditioning and exercises done out of the water, get an edge over those who don¡¯t, says Cristin Reichmuth, head coach and founder …

Pop Warner Football is a youth sports organization, founded in 1929 and named after legendary football coach Glenn ¡°Pop¡± Warner. More than 200,000 boys and girls, ages 5 through 16, participate in Pop Warner football each year. Most standard American football rules apply in Pop Warner leagues, but the organization …

Turpentine is a solvent made from the wood or gum of pine trees. Paints, resins, inks and many other products contain turpentine, and it also is used to make camphor and menthol. Turpentine is a toxic substance that is not healthy for the lungs. Breathing in turpentine fumes can cause …

Football is a game that requires players to get in the best physical condition possible, to learn the skills of the game and to prepare mentally by knowing your own team’s game plan and what your opponent is going to do. Football also requires a supreme emotional commitment. Players prepare …

Foot cramps can be a debilitating experience, particularly if you are engaged in exercises that require you be on your feet the whole time. You might be tempted to stop exercising, but in many cases, the cramps can be prevented by taking precautionary measures. However, if your foot cramps don’t …

If running in the rain was the only recipe for an illness, then people in the perennially-wet Pacific Northwest would be stuck training on treadmills for most of the year. Fortunately, that’s not the case, and running in the rain is not necessarily going to make you sick. There are …

With no opportunity to use your hands as a field player in soccer, kicking provides your means of advancing the ball for a dribble, pass or shot. The more types of kicks you master, the more weapons you have during a game. Players such as David Beckham of the LA …

While it’s possible to enjoy a game of touch football by getting out on the field with other players and a ball, you need proper equipment to play tackle football. That has been true since the game was first played in the second half of the 19th century. Some of …

Volleyball was created by William G. Morgan in 1895, although the sport has changed drastically since. Regardless of those changes, volleyball tryouts should go back to the basics. Players excel in different roles, so incorporate drills that showcase each role, and vary the difficulty level throughout the drills. To evaluate …