Love Sports? Here’s Why Should Try the Water!

Two focuses of my blog are Athletics and Sports and Health/Wellness. Water sports can be a fun way to pursue your physical fitness and really enjoy yourself. The following contributed post is entitled, Love Sports? Here’s Why Should Try the Water!

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There is nothing more exciting than choosing to start a new sport. With the new year looming, most people are starting their New Year’s resolutions. So have you ever considered putting your minds to doing a new sport that you’ve never tried before? Did you know that most people think that a sport is something that they should do by obligation? In fact, the opposite is true. You should never feel obligated to participate in a sport, but you should feel inspired to. You should feel like participating in a sport is going to be the best thing that you do with your week.

Whether you choose to Play tennis or play football’s completely up to you, but engaging in sport is going to be one of the best things that you can do for your mental and physical health. If you love sport already, and you already take part in a couple of teams, have you ever considered expanding your reach to the water? If you’re fortunate enough to live near a body of water in any way, or one is close enough for you to get to regularly, then engaging in a water sport is going to be life changing. Some people love to paddle board and other people love to learn to surf. But before you can decide which sport you want to do, you need to decide to get on the water in the first place. Did you know that only around 80% of Americans say that they can swim?

The thing is, only over 50% of swimmers know how to do the basics to be able to save a life in the water or to save their own life. It doesn’t matter how old you are learning to swim, it can save your life and it can also be a great way to exercise and push out any of the adrenaline you’ve been pent up in your body. So if you love sports we’ve put together a list of very compelling reasons why you try water sports and not just stay on land.

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● It’s not limited to just you. Water sports are fun for the entire family, and the reason is that you can get your kids as involved as you want to be. Of course, you can decide to go ahead and engage in a new spot on the water by yourself, but where’s the fun in that? After you’ve had a stressful day at work or a stressful week at work, getting out onto the water could be the only thing that makes you feel good about yourself on the inside. Whether you are recreationally swimming or you decide to learn to surf, you can get the kids involved too. Not only will they be excited to get involved in a new sport, but they have something to do that isn’t just staring at screens all day. The fact that you can do it together as a family also helps to enhance your togetherness.
● It’s excellent exercise. Water prevents your body from moving as freely, which means that there is a resistance for you to move through every time you want to exercise. Certain water sports are fantastic to work your core muscles with and you can really burn off some calories. Stand up paddle boarding is a good way to exercise your entire core, and swimming is a great workout because it’s an easy way to get a full body workout in. Because there’s no impact on your joints, it’s a very safe cardio workout as well. Most people who suffer injury like to get into the water, to continue exercising because there’s a support with the water. They can still enjoy endurance when they are swimming as well because it is a low impact activity that engages everything in your body.
● You have sore joints. If you are advancing in age and you are dealing with achy joints, then water sports including swimming are fantastic for you. You’ll be able to use your joints while you swim without making your symptoms worse, which is why hydrotherapy is a good option if there is rheumatoid arthritis on your medical sheet. If you are feeling stiff or you’re having knee troubles, swimming is going to help you to exercise your body and exercise the joint without putting any additional pressure on it. This level of support isn’t something you can find in traditional sports.
● It’s excellent for your mental health. Is there anything more fun than learning how to surf and being crushed over by waves? Is it more of a challenge to stand up on a paddle board? Yes, it is. If you can manage to exceed yourself and meet that challenge head on, you’re going to be excited by that and it’s going to make you feel good about yourself. You deserve to reduce any depression or anxiety that you may be feeling, and you’re going to improve mental health as you get onto the water and learn how to do something new.

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● It’s fun all year round. Water sports generally tend to be fun no matter the time of year, because swimming especially is something that you can do in an indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool. You can still paddle board in the winter if you want to, but just make sure that you are suiting up the right way so that you are warm while you are on the water. If you are heading off on a vacation to a warm location, you can show off those water sport skills of yours anytime of the year.
● There is freedom in it. A lot of people who enjoy watersports feel liberated while they do it. It doesn’t matter the sport option, they feel free when they’re in the water and they feel supported by weightlessness because of the water’s experience. You can sail or kayak into untouched areas, and you can explore different islands by learning how to paddle, board or kayak between them. This level of freedom cannot be received in any other sporting type because water allows you to feel free.
● It’s a great way to escape the heat. If you are living in a hot place or you are holidaying in a hot place, you’re going to feel very encouraged by the fact that water sports allow you to escape that. You’re going to strengthen your body while keeping yourself cool and comfortable while you exercise. That movement is going to make you feel good about yourself, so you should lean into that as much as you can.
● Your body type doesn’t matter. Anybody who’s dealt with obesity before understands how difficult it can feel to run compared to if you are feeling the pull of swimming. Your body isn’t limited in water in the same way that it is on land, and the water allows you to push yourself further physically than it is possible if you were just running through the park.
● Opportunity to learn something new. Whether you want to just learn how to swim or you want to get into a more of an extreme sport, you can fall in love with water sports in a way that you can’t do anything else. Kite surfing, for example, is a safe extreme sport that allows you to get into the air as well as the water. So why not learn something new while you can?

In Case You Missed It: Astrophysicists Authoritatively Weighing in on Endocrinology and Gender

“A major question facing everyone is whether transitioned women should compete in sports with natural women. Is it fair to the natural women?”

Science, Culture, Politics and Religion

I discuss numerous science- and technology-related topics on my YouTube channel entitled, Big Discussions76 Science and Technology. Science stories are all around us and in some instances, they overlap with culture, religion, and politics even when they should not. This is not a good thing, and this is the case with gender and now athletics. A major question facing everyone is whether transitioned women should compete in sports with natural women. Is it fair to the natural women?

Who Should Compete in Women’s Athletics?

Two famous individuals recently made headlines in this area. They are Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Martina Navratilova. Dr. Tyson is a world-renowned black astrophysicist and Navratilova is a legendary female tennis player who is lesbian. What is the intersection between the two? In this era of gender transitioning, many men of have transitioned to being women and are seeking to participate in women’s sports. As a result of their underlying biology, these transitioned women still have physical advantages over natural women in terms of speed and strength, allowing them relatively easy (sometimes brutal) victories in athletic competitions.

Factions Within a Larger Group?

Interestingly Dr. Tyson stepped out of the astrophysical world to advocate for this type of thing. The retired Navratilova courageously spoke out against Dr. Tyson and others regarding allowing transitioned women to compete with natural women. Regarding gender, the rainbow groups are typically lumped together in our modern culture. Navratilova’s position in all this interestingly shows that even lesbians still want to retain the biological lines separating natural men from women at least in the realm of athletics. These two figures and this whole discussion inspired me to create the livestream embedded below. It involves not just science, but also how it gets entrenched and intermingled in culture, politics and sometimes religion. If you watch the video, please give it a like and consider subscribing to my channel. Best regards.

The Big Words LLC Newsletter

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7 Alternative Racket Sports To Try

Two focuses of my blog are Athletics/Sports and Health/Wellness. A group of sports that can be both exhilarating and beneficial are the racket sports. If you have never tried them, they may change your life. The following contributed post is entitled, 7 Alternative Racket Sports To Try.

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When people think of racket sports, they tend to think of tennis or badminton. Many even ping pong. But there are actually many other racket sports to choose from (as many as 40 of them, if this list is anything to go by!). If you love tennis or badminton or ping pong, why not consider dabbling in one of these alternative sports? Below are 7 popular alternative racket sports, their rules and their requirements briefly explained.


A lot of us have heard of squash, but have most likely not played it. Squash was invented in the UK in the 19th century and continues to be quite popular in Britain. Its following around the world has also been growing – so much so that it has even been shortlisted for the Los Angeles 2028 Summer Olympics.

Squash is played in an indoor court with two or four players. Unlike many other racket sports, players do not face opposite one another with a net in the middle, but instead stand beside each other hitting the ball against a wall. The aim is to hit the ball at the wall in a way that makes it hard for the opponent to return it. This guide delves more into the rules of squash. It is widely known for being a physically intense and challenging sport.


Racquetball was invented by a man named Joseph Sobek in Connecticut in 1950. The squash-like sport has gradually become more popular over the years and is now played internationally.

You can play racquetball on a standard squash court, however it has slightly different rules to squash and typically uses a different type of racket. Compared to squash rackets, racquetball rackets are shorter and wider. The ball used in racquetball is also larger. Racquetball is known to be easier to pick up than squash.


Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the US. It originates in Washington state, where it is still very popular. It is often described as a mix of ping pong, tennis and badminton.

Players hit a ball over a net using a pickleball ‘paddle’. This is different to a netted racket and more similar to ping pong paddle. The sport is played on a pickleball court, which is about the same size as a badminton court. Players serve diagonally into the opposing court, striking the ball with the paddle in an upwards motion. You can read more about the rules of pickleball and best pickleball paddles online.


This Mexican racket sport has also been gaining popularity in recent years. It is believed to have been invented by a man named Enrique Corcuera, who modified his squash court to play his own version of tennis.

Padel is usually played in doubles on a Padel court, which is smaller than a tennis court. Like pickleball, it uses paddles instead of net rackets. The scoring system is pretty much the tennis scoring system, but with an added ‘golden point’ rule to help win games more quickly. There are several guides online that can teach you how to play padel.

Beach tennis

Beach tennis combines elements of tennis and volleyball (and yes, it is played on a beach). It was first played in Italy in the 1970s and has slowly started to be played around the world.

Unlike in tennis where the ball can touch the ground, the ball in beach tennis cannot touch the ground – and so the game is played entirely in volleys. This makes it much faster paced than tennis. It is played over a high net that is similar to a volleyball net and uses a depressurised ball that moves slower than a standard tennis ball. While specialist beach tennis courts exist, they are not common and many people simply play the same in a volleyball court.


This hybrid of tennis and squash originated in China in 1998 and has become popular across the country. It is less popular in other parts of the world, but is gaining traction.

Qianball is one of the more unique racket sports. The ball is attached to a n elasticated string, which is attached to a hook in the floor or weighted ball bag. Both players stand on the same side of the court and hit the ball over the net, Because it is elasticated, it returns back to the same side of the court where it is then hit by the other player. This video gives a better demonstration.


One of the oldest and most obscure racket sports on this list, tamburello is a sport with 16th century Italian origins that uses tambourines as rackets.

It is commonly played with two teams of three. Players volley the ball back and forth across a large court. You can click here to check out a demonstration.

Getting Your Kids Excited About Sport

Two focuses of my blog are Athletics/Sports and Health/Wellness. Sports can play an important role in the lives of young people and stay that way into adulthood. The key is getting them properly introduced to it. The following contributed post is entitled, Getting Your Kids Excited About Sport.

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It can be hard to get your kids excited about sports because not all kids are interested. You can get their friends over and watch sports games together to make it more accessible to them.

Play Your Sport Together

It’s a great thing when your kids enjoy the same hobbies as you. This makes magical memories and helps you bond with your children in ways that last. Playing sports together as a family is one of the simplest and most effective ways to do this. But remember, not all kids are natural athletes. So gentle sports may be best used here. For example, you can take your kids along to pick their own golf clubs for juniors which will help them form an attachment to the sport.

Get Their Friends Over

Your kids are more likely to join in an activity if their friends do. And that includes taking part in sports and physical games. This is great if you want to get a little more exercise rather than playing video games. Great family sports in the garden include soccer, basketball, and cricket if your yard is big enough. But you can also play some physical games when the weather is fine. Simple games like tag are great. But in summer, water guns and laser tag make it more fun.

Get Kids Excited About Sport by Keeping It Fun

Speaking of fun, any sport your kids play needs to be just that. It isn’t fair to push your children to do something they don’t like. Additionally, you must remember that kids aren’t naturally competitive, so pushing them too hard will ruin the fun for them and make it more likely they won’t develop healthy habits. So ease them into a sport, encourage them to do better, and try to teach your kids about good sportsmanship when they play a specific game or activity.

Watch Sports Together

Family time often revolves around watching TV. Streaming shows or watching cartoons with the kids is common. But you can also bind over watching your favorite sports teams together. When a child associates good memories with a specific sport, they will be more likely to want to take part in it. Or you can enhance the magical memories by taking your kids to their first live sports event, such as baseball, football, or even wrestling. These are memories that last a lifetime.

Play Sports Video Games

You may be concerned about how much your kids spend playing video games. But there is no harm in this as long as you do certain things. You must regulate the content they see and limit their screen time so it doesn’t get in the way of their lives. Then you’re good to go. And you can get them excited about your sports by playing sports video games. There are cute sports like Mario Golf for younger kids. And EA Sports and 2K Games Sports titles for older kids and teens.


Getting kids excited about sports can be hard. But you can play sports as a family, always keep it as fun as possible, and even take up playing sports video games with your gamer children.

The Best Ways To Excel In Your Sports Career

“You might be in a place in your sports career where you feel the need to move forward yet something is stopping you.”

Sports careers exist beyond the football field, the basketball court, or the soccer pitch. Often there are people and organizations behind the teams you see competing. If you have a career in this sector of sports, there are keys to success. The following contributed post is entitled, The Best Ways To Excel In Your Sports Career.

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You might be in a place in your sports career where you feel the need to move forward yet something is stopping you. You might lack the experience to take the new role at a higher league football club or you might lack the knowledge to teach older children golf. Being proactive about your career life will enable you to excel and move forward.

From staying up to date with industry trends to acquiring more skills, here is how to excel in your current sports career.

Jeffrey Rusert of Jefferson County, a dedicated Buffalo Bills fan, believes that staying informed about the latest trends in the football industry is crucial. He often emphasizes the importance of understanding new technologies and how they can enhance players’ skills. Check out his website for insights inspired by decades of passion for the game.

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Understand the latest trends in the specific sport

Knowing about the latest trends in your industry means you can speak knowledgeably in meetings and use the information to complete tasks.

For instance, you might play golf semi-professionally. To enhance your career, it can help to understand what new technology can assist with improving your skill.

Hence, researching the latest golf technology trends will enable you to utilize them in your play, enhancing your skill and success.

Prove yourself to your manager and team

Although you might be you should not have to prove yourself, it can help if you want to climb the ladder in your current sports career. Things are different if you have your own business. You do not necessarily need to prove yourself to anyone unless you wish to win over more customers.

Proving yourself in the sports world is a great way to excel in your current career as it will prove to your manager and your team what you are capable of. Ashley Roberts Tampa Police captain has gone on record as explaining how important proving yourself in sports is in boosting confidence in all other fields, so aim to impress your peers. If you show them what you are capable of, it might encourage them to promote you and for other clubs to give you an opportunity.

Showing off what you know should not be something to be afraid of. If you know you have more skill than the current position, show yourself off to prove what you can offer to the team or another (better) team if they promote you.

Take on more responsibility for greater sport success

You might currently lack love for your sports role because you do not feel fulfilled, which could be a result of not having enough responsibility or success.

To feel more fulfilled and prove yourself, it can be smart to ask for more responsibility. If you have a meeting with your manager and make them aware of your desire, they should be able to fulfill it. It will help them if you can take on more work. Plus, it will help you prove yourself and show that you are capable of excelling at the company.

For example, you might wish to take on similar golfers for future competitions to give you more options to win and be challenged. The challenge might fire you up to feel happier and more motivated to win.

Take more solutions to your manager

If you often take problems to your manager, they might appreciate it as they can improve the team. However, if you twist the problem into a solution, you will show your initiative and prove that you are capable of enhancing the team.

Proving that you are a problem-solver and care about the team will look great. It will show your manager you wish to help the team achieve greater success.

Figure out your sports career goal

If you have a goal in mind, you will know what to strive for. If you lack a goal, you should take this as a sign to make one.

Creating a sports career goal for the next 5 or 10 years will enable you to understand where you want to be. No goal is too big. If you wish to become a football manager in 10 years time, it is a big thing to strive for but can be possible.

Having a set goal will allow you to create small steps, which will help you get there.

Be willing to listen and learn

Being a willing listener and loving to learn from Ashley Roberts can pay off if you wish to excel in your current sports career.

First, if your manager complains about your effort and offers some tips, ensure to appreciate the help and take it on board to improve your future efforts. If you are a good listener in your team, you will better understand the team goals and what you can do to help enhance the team, which will result in enhancing your sports career.

Second, having an eagerness to learn will enable you to attain new knowledge and skill, which you can use to climb the sports ladder. Learning new things could be all it takes for you to climb up the career ladder in your current team. You can slowly understand new things, which will be necessary to pursue more success.

It is not impossible to excel in your sports career in a matter of a few years, unless you are scouted or get a great sponsorship. With the right skills, understanding, and energy, you can push yourself up the sports career ladder in no time.

Using Sport to Enrich Your Family’s Lives

Two focuses of my blog are Athletics/Sports and Health/Wellness. Sports fulfill a lot of needs, but one can be to strengthen your family’s lives. The following contributed post is entitled, Using Sport to Enrich Your Family’s Lives.

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Sports bring people together. There’s a reason that watching and playing sports are among America’s favorite pastimes. The excitement and the rush of a great game or race get the heart pumping and a good result can make your day.

Playing sports can also be fantastic for your health. Humans are supposed to move, but modern lifestyles involve far more sitting down than running around. While some people are motivated to work out for their health, some people need different motivations. But if you enjoy playing sports, then moving around and working out becomes a natural part of your routine.

Children exercise through playing games and sports. True, not everyone is a natural athlete, but this doesn’t mean that sports can’t be a part of your family’s life.

Encouraging Children to Play Sports

People have different strengths and weaknesses, as well as different hobbies and interests. While sports are undeniably beneficial, not everyone will be as interested in sports as you might expect. Some parents push their children into certain sports.

If the child is naturally interested in that sport, then there’s nothing wrong with encouraging them, but issues can crop up when you try to force an interest that doesn’t exist. However, there are some ways to foster interest in sports.

First, make sports fun. Yes, many sports are inherently competitive, but this doesn’t make them very fun for people who aren’t naturally good at them. Use sports to bond with your children and play with them. Give them different options. Just because you’re a baseball fan, it doesn’t mean that your child has to be as well.

While it’s nice to share your hobbies with your children, get involved with their interests as well. If they aren’t as interested in sports, then encourage whatever hobbies they do have. Encourage them to find something active, but don’t try to force them to stop creative outlets or other hobbies that have other benefits. Find a balance.

The Art of Being a Good Sports Fan

As mentioned above, sports bring people together. Enjoying sports can introduce you to a community of people. Your kids can play sports with other children, building their social skills as well as keeping active.

The more you get involved in your favorite sports, the more you will get out of it. There’s no gatekeeping the term “sports fan”, and it’s healthy to have other hobbies and interests as well as sports to make sure that your personality continues to develop and become well-rounded.

However, you can find more ways to involve sports in your life. Playing your favorite sport as well as watching it is a great start. You don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy a sport and you might find that, as you regularly play, you get better each week.

Making the Most Out of Sports Events

One of the best things about sports is the spectacle. No matter what you’re into, there will be big events happening all around the world. The best way to get the most out of this is to go to a live game. There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of a stadium, with hundreds or thousands of people around you watching the same game.

However, there’s something to be said about watching a great match or race in the comfort of your own home. If you plan, you can turn a watch party into an event in its own right. First, be prepared. Find out in advance when your favorite sport will be televised. For example, use the Supercross TV schedule to figure out when the next live race is.

Get some people together who enjoy the same sport. This can be a family affair, or you can invite friends around to enjoy some drinks and great food. While it’s not the same as watching it in person, you will find that you get better views of all of the action. You’ll also benefit from the live commentary, so you know more about what’s going on.

Some people find that they prefer watching sports from the comfort of their own homes. For starters, it’s so much more affordable than investing in a season ticket. It’s also more convenient than traveling miles to watch the sport.

Another option is to listen to the match on the radio. This is a great option if you’re on the move and otherwise unable to watch the live match. No matter how you prefer to watch or listen to your favorite sport, make sure that you always know when the next match is.

Tips to Becoming a Better Sports Fan

Two focuses of my blog are Athletics/Sports and Health/Wellness. Sports enrich our lives, entertain us and at times distract us from real life. Sometimes fandom can get out of control though. The following contributed post is entitled, Tips to Becoming a Better Sports Fan.

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Sports are a huge part of American culture, and many people love to watch and discuss them. But not everyone is born a sports expert. If you want to become a better sports fan, there are some things you can do to improve your knowledge and enjoyment of the games. This blog post will discuss time-honored tips for becoming a better sports fan!

1) Research the teams and players

Take some time to learn more about the teams and players you’re rooting for. What players are new or injured? Who is having a great season? Knowing this information will help you stay engaged in games, as well as give you better insight into why certain plays or strategies are used.

2) Follow your team on social media

Social media can be a great resource for following your favorite teams. You can get real-time updates on games, highlights, breaking news, and team chatter – all delivered directly to your phone or computer!

3) Read sports articles every day

Reading up on sports news can help you stay informed and provide valuable insights into what’s happening in the world of sports. Invest a few minutes each day to see what’s going on in your favorite sport, and you’ll be better equipped to watch games and understand the action.

4) Listen to sports radio shows

Sports radio shows are an excellent way to stay connected to the world of sports. Tune in for commentary from experts, news about injuries and trades, as well as stories about great plays or moments from history.

5) Watch highlight reels or recaps

Watching highlight reels or recaps after a game can give you a deeper understanding of how the game played out and why certain strategies worked (or didn’t work). This will also help you appreciate some of the finer details of the game that may have been missed during live viewing.

6) Sports talk with friends

Having conversations with fellow sports fans can be a great way to learn more about the teams and players, as well as gain insight into how different strategies may play out. Talking about sports is also an excellent way to build camaraderie and show support for your team! You can join Stephen Troese Jr Sports Talk group and discuss the latest news with other sports fans.

7) Start playing sports yourself

Sports are not only fun to watch but also a great way to stay active and healthy. Playing sports can help you build your skills, giving you a better appreciation for the game when watching from the sidelines.

8) Attend live sporting events

Nothing beats the energy and enthusiasm of watching a game in person. Being at the stadium or arena can give you an unforgettable experience that will bring your knowledge of the sport to a whole new level.

Becoming a better sports fan is all about staying informed and engaged. With the right resources, you can stay updated on the latest news and gain valuable insights into your favorite teams and players. Put these tips to use, and you’ll be rooting for your team like an expert in no time!

The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Coaches

Two focuses of my blog are Athletics/Sports and Career Discussions. One the most meaningful professions one can get involved in is that of coaching. There are good coaches and bad coaches as there are in every field. The following contributed post is entitled, The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Coaches.

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There are many different opinions on what it takes to be a successful coach. Some people think that you need to be a great player in order to coach others, while others believe that having a lot of experience as a coach is the key to success. However, there are some habits that all highly effective coaches share. This blog post will discuss the ten habits of highly effective coaches!

1: They prioritize learning.

Highly effective coaches realize that learning is the foundation of successful coaching. They understand that in order to be effective, coaches must take advantage of every opportunity to learn from their players, peers, and mentors.

2: They stay organized.

The organization is a key factor for any coach who wants to achieve long-term success. Highly effective coaches have systems in place to ensure that everything runs smoothly during practice and games.

3: They create an atmosphere of respect and trust.

Having a team filled with respect and trust goes a long way when it comes to getting the most out of your players. Highly effective coaches know how to foster these qualities in their athletes so everyone can work together as a cohesive unit towards common goals.

4: They are always prepared.

Highly effective coaches don’t leave anything to chance. They put in the time and effort behind the scenes so that nothing catches them off-guard during practice or a game.

5: They set high expectations.

Highly effective coaches know that setting high expectations for their players is essential for long-term success. These expectations should be realistic but also challenge each athlete to reach their highest potential on and off the field.

6: They take accountability seriously.

No coach is perfect, but highly effective coaches understand that they must take responsibility when things don’t go as planned. This means owning up to mistakes, apologizing if necessary, and then taking steps to make sure the same mistake isn’t repeated.

7: They are open-minded and constantly evolving.

Highly effective coaches understand that their approach needs to evolve as the game does. This means staying up-to-date with trends in the sport, being receptive to new ideas, and always looking for ways to improve their coaching strategies.

8: They have a clear vision for success.

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Having a clear understanding of what success looks like is essential for any coach who wants to achieve it on a consistent basis. Highly effective coaches have a strong vision for short-, mid-, and long-term goals that they can share with their players.

9: They listen to the professionals.

Highly effective coaches understand that there is always something to be learned from others in the field. They make an effort to listen and learn from professional athletes, coaches, trainers, and other sports professionals. Experts like Stephen Troese Jr can be a great source of inspiration and insight.

10: They have a strong mental health focus.

Mental health is a key factor in any athlete’s performance, and highly effective coaches prioritize it. They understand the importance of helping their players build mental strength so they can push through challenges, cope with pressure, and stay focused on their goals.

Highly effective coaches possess a set of habits and characteristics that set them apart from the rest. Becoming an excellent coach takes dedication, hard work, and an open mind – but it’s worth it if you want to achieve success at the highest level!

Should You Buy CHZ For The World Cup?

Three focuses of my blog are Athletics/Sports, Financial Literacy/Money and Technology. Cryptocurrencies are now a part of our monetary world. There is a new cryptocurrency surrounding the World Cup. The following contributed post is entitled, Should You Buy CHZ For The World Cup?

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The much anticipated world cup is finally almost here and many people are eagerly counting down the days until they can watch their favourite teams battle it out to win. One other thing that has grown alongside the hype, is the use of cryptocurrency and most particularly the CHZ (chiliz.) In the last couple of weeks alone, CHZ has seen a value increase of at least 31% which is a whopping amount for it to go up by. By what exactly is CHZ and why is it rising in the run up to the world cup? We have a look below and discuss whether or not it is something that you should be looking into buying yourself.

What is CHZ?

CHZ is essentially a cryptocurrency that has been launched by FIFA into the mainstream. World cup organizers chose to use the cryptocurrency platform earlier in the year to launch the currency as this is one of the world cup’s main sponsors.

CHZ is essentially a token that can be used by fans of the world cup. They are created and used on an existing blockchain which can represent proof of ownership and membership. The value can go up or down as is the state of cryptocurrency.

CHZ is a utility token that is launching as a fan token and once it has been officially launched it will enable club fans to purchase some of the cryptocurrency in order to get a Fan Token Offering (FTO.) This will enable them to get some Fan Tokens which are specific to a certain team, so you would pick the team that you are supporting and hoping will win the world cup!

Once you have these tokens they are a finite digital asset which means that the person in possession has access to a membership rights ownership. This will then give access to a whole number of things designed to make the world cup experience that bit more special and immersive. They will get access to an exclusive membership circle where other people who have purchased the crypto will also be. The tokens work in a way that the more the person owns, the better the benefits are they reap from them.

The higher the rating they receive and the more they have, the bigger the VIP benefits from that particular club. It is a fantastic way for fans to connect with their club and really feel that bit more immersed in the experience.

Is crytocurrency safe?

Yes, cryptocurrency such as this is safe. It is important to always keep an eye on the market and only purchase from legitimate and official sources. This will ensure you get the best rate and you know that it is legitimate too.

How do I purchase CHZ?

There are a few places where you can buy CHZ. We recommend heading on where you can find it and also get informed of some more information that can help you learn about it and what you need to know.

In Case You Missed It: My Interview With Timmy Newsome Regarding His Education, Playing For The Dallas Cowboys And His Technology Firm NewTec Business Solutions

“My goal was to go to college to receive an education. I was going to complete my eligibility for football and then go to graduate school.”

As many of you know, I have branched out from the Big Words Blog Site into YouTube where I now have four channels covering general topics, sports, science, and media. I have had several guests visit my channels. A recent guest on three of my Big Discussions76 channels was Timmy Newsome. In July of 2022 I traveled to Dallas to interview Timmy. In our interview, we talked about his education, his professional football career, and finally his technology firm NewTec Business Solutions. The links to the interview are below. I split the interview up into three parts and uploaded them on three of my platforms based upon the subject matter. There are questions I forgot to ask Timmy when I was in Dallas about his professional football career, and he was gracious enough to do a virtual follow-up interview which is the fourth link below. Please note that in order to like and comment on YouTube videos, you must be logged into a Gmail account.

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Newtec Business Solutions Founder Timothy Newsome Discusses His Educational Background And Business

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A Follow-up Discussion With Retired Dallas Cowboys Running Back Timmy Newsome