CONVERSION KICK

When a try is scored by putting the ball down behind the line, the scoring team gets to take a conversion kick. This kick must be taken in line with where the try was scored but it is up to the kicker how far away the kick should be taken. But how far back should the ball be taken to make the kick easiest? Too close (red) and too far away (blue) will give small angles to aim at. Somewhere in the middle is needed (green). One way to answer this question is to look to maximise the angle between … Continue reading CONVERSION KICK

SPIKEBALL

Each year it’s the same thing – it is too windy to play beach tennis and you cannot agree as to whose team actually won at baseball. It looks like it’s time to take summer games to a new level. Spikeball is an action-packed ball game from the USA that is perfect for the beach or park and on any pleasant summer evening! The trendy Spikeball game places four players around the net, and the team that begins serves the ball toward the net over to the players on the opposing team. They then have two passes between them before … Continue reading SPIKEBALL

HOW TO DIVE

The Ten Commandments for a correct dive – Anyone can do it! Many dream of knowing how to dive into a pool in an elegant and correct way. A correct dive means proper entry into the water and giving momentum to the swimming that follows. Anyone without fear of water can make the dive and there is no need to be professional swimmers. In this article we list the steps for a correct dive with simple explanations that anyone can perform. Firstly, it is important to note that the goal of a dive is to avoid damage to the neck … Continue reading HOW TO DIVE

WATER POLO

So, you are seeking an introduction to water polo? The first thing to know is that while a few sports claim to be the ‘sport of kings’, water polo officially has the royal seal of approval. The Duke of Cambridge himself is a fan of the sport and played at university and at national level for Scotland. It’s also a sport we can truly call our own, with the first set of rules for the game developed in 1885 by the Swimming Association of Great Britain, a precursor to the ASA. The sport combines speed and strength, as well as … Continue reading WATER POLO

SPRINT FASTER

You want to get faster. Who doesn’t? But in order to supercharge your sprints, you need to get the basics down first. Sprinting is about more than just being fast. Here, we’ll break down all you need to know for how to sprint faster. Doing these nine thing will help improve your speed. Hint: It all comes down to your form. How Can I Improve my Sprint Speed? One of the main factors is form. Sprinting isn’t exactly just a sped-up version of your regular form during an easy run. It’s similar, but different: The movement patterns of running and sprinting are similar … Continue reading SPRINT FASTER