Monthly Archives: June 2017

Netball

You may still get injured though in playing netball. It is just like any other physical activity where you can get hurt if you do not take extra care. Now, to ensure that from the players to the umpires, to the spectators and the organisers, incidents do not occur, taking precautions is necessary.

There are certain general rules for playing this sport. Although it welcomes teams, women or mixed, players should be 18 years old and above. You do not have to be a professional to be able to join a competition. For as long as you know the rules and you have the skills, you can go ahead and sign up for a game or more, to your heart’s content.

You can have the option to join teams or form one. As long as you have enough players to form your own team, then you are good to go. To complete a netball team, you should have 12 players all in all. Not everyone can play on the court, though. Only seven chosen players will have to play with each of them a specific position to master.

As organizers have the umpires who are passionate and professional in what they do for the community, you can be guaranteed of safety. They run the regulations as they have mastered them already for the sake of everyone who joins the competitions.

There are different playing venues depending on the choice of the organizers. These places where you can play and enjoy are often for professional games as well. The credits are to be given to the club for supporting its members well with these playing venues ,Companies, churches, and even social clubs can now join as well as develop their relationships through this type of sport. Again, you just have to join the most safely run social netball to ensure that you attain your goal for your team and not end up getting injured

Kids Interested in Sports or Physical Activities

Having raised 4 children of my own, I can recommend a few of my top tips.

Find out what they’re really interested in

You may be a hardcore baseball fan with dreams of your child becoming the next big star, but please don’t let your projections define their future. They may go to baseball just to please you, but they won’t enjoy it if inside their true passion is for tennis, for example. Never force your child to do something they truly don’t want to do.

I encourage you to try all the different sports there are, even those that may seem strange to you. Listen to your child and pay attention to them, see what they respond to best and positively encourage them to continue with it.

Don’t compare

I would not recommend comparing your child to another, “Billy is so good at basketball, he plays everyday, why can’t you be more like him?” This is an almost sure way to get your child to give up basketball altogether. Nobody likes being criticised. Instead, why not find positive and uplifting ways to encourage your child to play sports.

Teach by being

It’s no surprise that kids look up to their parents. If you tell them, “you must exercise every day” but don’t do it yourself, they may not be as keen to listen to you. See if they can join you during your practices, be it morning yoga on the beach or a bike ride in the evening. They will love spending time with you and it will somehow feel more natural to them to be active if you’re active too.

Got a dog?

If you have a dog in the house, see if you can get your child to be the main dog-walker of the house. Make them feel important, saying that it’s “their” dog or that they do this job the best. Half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening – a great way to get them moving.

If you don’t have a dog, encourage your child to walk or cycle everywhere. Not only is it better for the environment, something that I’m quite passionate about, but it will also keep them fit.

Build a tree house

If you have a garden in your house, why not build a tree house? Kids love making stuff, and when it’s done, they will stay active by climbing it. If you can’t have a tree house, why not hang some ropes on the thicker branches and encourage your kids to climb them? You can even make it into a game, like treasure hunting, with one of the clues being on top of that rope.

Do something different

Very few people like routine, especially kids who can’t sit still for very long. If you make them do ballet everyday for 6 months, they may get bored and lose interest. However, if you vary things every now and then, they will never know what’s coming next and will get excited by new adventures.

Perhaps you could try new things every other weekend, like go surfing, rock climbing, a tree-top adventure park, trampolining, horse riding – anything you can think of. Make it a fun day out. Your kids will see new places and keep active in the process.

 

Healthy Activities

Dodge Ball – With a Twist!
Doesn’t matter you are a professional player or a newbie in a dodgeball game, in here, everyone will be equally talented as things are a little different. If you think you are a master and can defeat anyone in dodgeball, try it out in trampoline parks and give your best shot! Normally, this game is played on the flat ground, obviously, but here the ground is manufactured with trampolines that do not let you settle but bounce again and again. While playing the game, instead of just going left and right or ducking by sitting down, you can even jump and, that too, higher to dunk the ball. Let your toddlers master various flips and jump that he/she has always thought of trying.

Foam Pit – Falling Is Fun
Have you ever thought of falling from a decent height by pulling flips and jumps and not getting hurt? You would be thinking we are crazy, but this is possible. Trampoline parks have made it possible by adding a separate section of foam boxes and balls named as Foam Pit in which you and your kids can fall a million times and won’t even get a small scratch. Actually, the ground in this foam pit is covered with at least 10,000 foam cubes that always keep you above the ground.

Rope Swing – Find a Tarzan Within You
Bouncing parks also offer an exciting activity for kids that wishes to encourage the Tarzan or Ninja within themselves – Rope Swing. If you have tried it earlier, you will be able to connect that in the outside world, it is not safe to try but in trampoline parks, you and your kids can climb and swing on ropes without worrying about landings as they will always be safe due to trampolines.

Netball Games More Interesting

Mixed netball is a sport wherein both males and females can participate. This is why, this game is interesting. Luckily, individuals can make games more interesting by considering these factors.

Search for unique locations

One of the best ways that individuals can do to make their netball games more interesting is to search for unique locations. As of now, individuals can play netball indoors and outdoors. Not to mention, there are also different types of courts to play on. Thus, it is best that you find the right court for your games. When searching for a location, it is important to consider certain factors. For one, it is best that you look for netball courts that are situated near establishments and transportation links. By doing so, you are sure that individuals who will be participating in the game can attend on time.

Find athletic members

When planning to play netball games, it is also important that you have a team that is consisted by athletic members. When it comes to sports, individuals commonly search for male members since they are more competitive and skillful. However, when it comes to netball, individuals can find reliable female members who have the same skills and competitiveness as males. As a result, they can create a stronger team, which can make mixed netball games more interesting.

Play with competitive teams

Another way to make mixed netball games more interesting is by playing with competitive team. In certain countries, netball is becoming popular. Thus, there are numerous teams you can play with. These teams are consisted by reliable players who can push your team to the limit, which can also increase the excitement of games as well as your physical and mental abilities.

Join a netball organization

Finally, individuals can make mixed netball games by joining in an organization. Of course, you can find other teams that will play with you, but if you are looking for competitive games, it is best to join in organizations. With this, your team can participate in seasonal games. Your team can also play on different venues. And, you can also improve your team since organizations have coaches who are willing to help team to become stronger.