Entries in Rugby (7)

November 4, 2016 - Go Ahead. Make My Day

One of the things we don't do often enough is say thanks. Thanks to loved-ones, friends, and even complete strangers. And for those of us with kids who play sports, one of the most important "thank-you's" is reserved for those who coach our youngsters. 

And even if you do, as you should, take a moment at the end of the season to shake their and thank them for their efforts, how cool would it be to send them a card to let them know you really appreciate what they do? 

We know. Sounds like a hassle. And what kind of sappy card will you find at the store anyway. And you'll look like a putz sending it, right? Well not if you use Greeting Card Universe. Check out these cards for basketball coaches. They are classy, elegant, topical, appropriate and would make the day of any volunteer or professional coach. Amazingly, Greeting Card Universe will let you customize the inside of the card and mail it for you all for around five bucks - total. You can go online choose your card, order through their secure site and in less than two minutes you go on about your day knowing you're about to make someone else's. 

They have cards for soccer, football, baseball, cheerleading and 24 other sports...in other words, whichever sport your child plays. So there is no excuse, now that you know, to not show you care. It may seem like a small thing, but in today's world of texts and emails, getting a real card in the mail is all the more special. You can make it seem like you put in a lot of effort, without lifting more than a couple fingers. And for those coaches who really did put out a ton of effort, isn't that the least we can do?

Source: Greeting Card Universe

September 23, 2016 - Carbon Footprint

 

Most athletes who are working their way up from youth leagues to high school and college believe that sports science is stuff reserved for the people who play on television. And for the most part, they're right. But VKTRY insoles has delivered a product that brings the best of research and technology to anyone from the pros to the common player.

The majority of sports insoles are made from foam and plastic #and provide virtually no energy return. VKTRY insoles are made from aerospace grade carbon fiber which runs from heel to toe and provides true energy return to athletes as they push off. They're designed to both make you faster and help protect the foot, ankle and knee from injury.

VKs return energy back to the athlete because of the unique and patented shape, the full-length carbon fiber base, and the specially engineered construction. As you know, all athletes have different bodies and different needs. That's why, VKs are available in an unprecedented five different degrees of flexibility based on the athlete’s weight and sport. Along with athlete weight, foot size and sport, their proprietary algorithm determines optimal “Pro” level based on how much deflection force an athlete can comfortably exert on the VK. The incredible level of thought and science that has gone into the product is what makes it exceptional.

VKTRY insoles were conceived, designed and invented by Matt Arciuolo, Certified Pedorthist of the USA Olympic Bobsled Team. And what sport do you know that needs more explosive initial burst than bobsledding? And it's all well and good to hear claims of performance, but testing has borne out their theories. In trial after trial, athletes using the VKTRY soles improved speed times rather dramatically. In baseball, the difference between running a 6.8 and a 6.6 60 time might be the difference between a scholarship, between a pro contact. In football, nearly all college and pro teams begin their talent assessments with a 40 time Run a 4.6 and you're one of a million. Run a 4.4 and you're one in a million. Imagine if you could gain that slight edge by simply slipping top-of-the-line science in your shoe?

Though the initial incarnation of their product was outstanding they, just like the clientele they serve, were always striving to do better. Recently they reversed a common trend in manufacturing by moving their manufacturing from overseas to the United States where they were able to take advantage of improved processes and produce an insole that is 30% thinner and 40% more lightweight. So slip them in and lace them up. Those faster times you're running? Those will just be because of your two little secrets.

Source: VKTRY

May 13, 2015 - Sweet Stuff

Is there anyone who doesn't like the smell of cedar? And is there anyone who does like the smell of old, musty, sweaty sports gear and or shoes? We first reviewed Stuffits five years ago when they sent us out a pair to try. Since then they've grown by leaps and bounds and we couldn't be prouder of their success.

Stuffits original product, the classic, is a tightly-sewn case of anti-microbial fabric "stuffed" with delightful cedar. Cedar not only imparts its fragrance in anything it touches, but it is a natural moisture absorber. Stuffits claimed that when you placed their product inside shoes that were smelly or wet -- or both, that they would freshen and smell better, last longer.

We have been using the same pair for years and they work great. Get caught out in the rain and your shoes are soaked? In the past that meant you may as well throw them out because of how they'd smell forever after. But now, just let them sit overnight inserted with Stuffits and tomorrow they'll be dry and redolant of sweet cedar.

Stuffits now makes their product for gloves, gear bags and helmets too. Just about anything you can think of that gets wet, sweaty and stinky is a prime candidate. All you need to do is try it once to believe it.

So don't fear the wet, the sweat, the smell. Just stuff it and tomorrow you'll feel like you're walking through a cedar forest. And who cares if it starts to rain?

Source: Stuffits

April 7, 2015 - Required Taste

If you're involved with a youth football, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse or other sports league where there can be contact to a player's mouth there are two things you know are requirements for the coming season. A) Every player will need a mouthguard, probably multiple mouthguards during the season and, B) The league will need to do some fundraising. How about combining them both in a tasty way with Mogo Flavored Mouthguards.

The delicious, long-lasting flavors, (Bubble Gum, Orange, Fruit Punch and Blue Raspberry) are truly amazing. Kids will be eager to pop their protection into their mouths, making it less likely they'll try to play without it, risking dental damage. And they come in great colors: red, black, blue, green, orange, pink and yellow, so that any team or club can match up. You can choose to order with or without a tether. Most importantly, $1600.00 in dental insurance means you know your kids will be injury-free.

So where does the fundraising angle come in? Leagues buy these in bulk and sell throughout the year at the snack bar or concession stand, or just have them available for purchase at the fields. We all know how frequently kids chew up mouthguard and need new ones, so why not make it convenient for parents to buy another one while raising money for the organization?

The Mogo Mouthguard can serve two important purposes: Preventing dental injury and helping your league raise money. Sounds like something to chew on.

Source: Upstart Sports

 

January 7, 2014 - Game-Flavor

If you or your kids have ever played football, basketball, lacrosse, hockey or any other sport where there is a chance to sustain a blow to the teeth, you've had experience with the mouth guard. The old-fashioned versions were little more than U-shaped pieces of plastic you'd mold by dropping them into hot water until they softened and then pressing around your teeth to fit. In recent years, we've noticed mouth guards getting more sophisticated, promising better protection from tooth damage and concussions. What we haven't seen, until now, was anything that would get someone excited about actually wearing it. Until now.

MoGo Sports decided that if you've got to wear something in your mouth, it might as well taste good. They've developed the world's first flavored mouth guard, in choices of orange, fruit punch, mint, lemon and bubble gum. The flavor is embedded in the EVA plastic so it tastes good game after game. They sent us a few to try.

Our first concern was if they really would taste good, and like they were supposed to. We also wondered if the taste might just be a one-time thing, kind of like chewing gum that loses its flavor after a minute or two. We were pleasantly amazed on both fronts. First, the samples they sent really, really tasted good. Not only did they have bold and delicious flavor, but it never did go away even after many uses and much chomping.

Everyone will love the way they taste, but there's more. As much as MoGo's flavor, we like that they are engineered to create spacing between the jaw bone and skull for additional protection. So they protect teeth and absorb impact from blows to the jaw. They are designed for ultimate fit, comfort and protection.

MoGo's are being used from the youth level all the way up the pros. And it makes sense. Because if you are going to put a mouth guard in your mouth and you could have it taste delicious, why wouldn't you? They're guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face. And keeping those smiles healthy and beautiful is what they're really all about.

Source: MoGo

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