July 10, 2014 - Workout with miCoach

By Dovber Chaiton

If you want  to capture the performance of your players as a coach then this is the perfect product for you. This piece of sporting equipment is the ultimate when it comes to capturing the vital data on the performance of a player. It is great for multi-sports. It is fantastic for tracking the data of tennis players, soccer players, basketball players, rugby players, football players and handball players.  It collects data on the top speed of a player. It can tell you what your burst speed is and it can tell you your total distance covered in a game or practice session.

There is a slight catch to this incredible product. In order for you to efficiently capture the data of a player during training or during a match, you need to have miCoach compatible adidas shoes. You also will need to download the miCoach multi-sport app. The Speed_Cell itself comes with a lace clip for easy and comfortable on shoe positioning. The onboard memory is quite incredible and can store all measurement data for up to 7-8 hours of activity.

The technology is compatible with Bluetooth Smart Ready iPhones, which means that you will need Bluetooth 4.0 or higher in order for this product to work.

However, once you do get it working, the results are quite incredible. As a coach or player, you can quickly identify particular strengths or weaknesses. This means that you can hone in and master the skills where you may be lacking and exult in the skills and further perfect the skills that you already have. It is made from high quality components and boasts top of the line technology. If you take your sporting code seriously then you would seriously want to get a piece of this adidas incredible training product.

Source: Adidas

If you want to capture the performance of your players as a coach then this is the perfect product for you. This piece of sporting equipment is the ultimate when it comes to capturing the vital data on the performance of a player. It is great for multi-sports. It is fantastic for tracking the data of tennis players, soccer players, basketball players, rugby players, football players and handball players. It collects data on the top speed of a player. It can tell you what your burst speed is and it can tell you your total distance covered in a game or practice session.

There is a slight catch to this incredible product. In order for you to efficiently capture the data of a player during training or during a match, you need to have miCoach compatible adidas shoes. You also will need to download the miCoach multi-sport app. The Speed_Cell itself comes with a lace clip for easy and comfortable on shoe positioning. The onboard memory is quite incredible and can store all measurement data for up to 7-8 hours of activity.

The technology is compatible with Bluetooth Smart Ready iPhones, which means that you will need Bluetooth 4.0 or higher in order for this product to work.

However, once you do get it working, the results are quite incredible. As a coach or player, you can quickly identify particular strengths or weaknesses. This means that you can hone in and master the skills where you may be lacking and exult in the skills and further perfect the skills that you already have. It is made from high quality components and boasts top of the line technology. If you take your sporting code seriously then you would seriously want to get a piece of this adidas incredible training product.

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July 3, 2014 - Back at it Again

Tomorrow is Independence Day which, of course, makes us think of our National Pastime, baseball. And if we're thinking about baseball, of course we're thinking about JUGS Sports. In a lot of ways JUGS is baseball, from their iconic pitching machines used from the pros on down to youth league, to their pop-up nets that allow players to hit any time, anywhere.

If two of my sons weren't thousands of miles away playing right now, I can tell you what a good part of my Fouth of July would consist of - heading down to the batting cage and throwing bucket after bucket of BP...followed by a heavy ice session for my back. The throwing of a couple hundred pitches is tough enough, but bending down over and over again to pick up another handful of balls is brutal. That's why there is the JUGS Bucket Plus. It simply holds your bucket up within reach so there's no more stooping. And because it folds up compactly, it's easy to carry from the car to the field and back, just like all of JUGS' portable products.

So tomorrow, whether you're watching baseball, playing baseball or pitching baseballs, enjoy our nation's birthday. Take a moment to cherish that time at the park and to appreciate the freedom that JUGS and the other great companies we've reviewed over the years have to be able innovate and create these outstanding sports products for us to enjoy.

Source JUGS Sports

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June 26, 2014 - Space Shuttle

All the years I coached Little League, softball and travel ball, I was looking for things my players could do to improve their hitting during practice. No one likes to see a team with a coach on the mound, throwing pitch after to pitch to one hitter at the plate, while the other eleven kids lounge around in the outfield picking clovers, waiting for an occasional ball to roll up to them.

 

I wanted to create hitting stations which would allow multiple players to be swinging a bat simultaneously so that every kid got in a ton of cuts. But here was the key – and the challenge. These stations had to insure safety not only for the hitters, but for the other players in the field. Little League parks are small and kids that age are not the most aware or careful. We couldn't have hard balls flying around from various locations.

 

I wish Shuttle Baseball had been invented then. This is the perfect compliment to any youth baseball or softball practice. Shuttle Baseball is a foam ball; not squishy like a Nerf, but not hard enough that it would seriously hurt anyone. By itself this ball would travel great distances and could leave a good welt if it hit a youngster point-blank. But what makes this different is the addition of the badminton shuttle-cock. This brilliant combination means the product is safe and multi-dimensional.

 

The wind-drag caused by the shuttle, or tail, slows the hit ball and virtually eliminates roll. This means that if a coach sets up a station where kids hit these off the tee, they are not having to chase them for miles and there's nobody who is going to get tagged by a hard line drive. But the design also makes this a great training tool. Since the tail causes the ball to fly according to how it is hit, serious players can use it to work on their swings, getting instant feedback from the ball's flight.

 

This is a rare product that can be used to teach beginners to catch, hit and throw. It is perfect for school playgrounds. Want your aspiring star to be able to hit off the tee at home but don't have a lot of space or a big net? He can hit Shuttles all day long in the back yard or even the garage, no other equipment required. There are so many ways it can be used, you'll surprise yourself at your inventiveness. Which is what the folks at Shuttle Baseball had in mind when they invented it in the first place.

 

Source: Shuttle Baseball

 

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June 18, 2014 - Sacred Shins


There are few pairs of legs in the world that are as precious as Lionel Messi. Many defenders in the world cup will have their eyes on Messi's legs as they attempt to stop the Argentinian striker from putting the ball past their goalkeepers.

So, how does Messi protect those golden legs, without hampering his speed and dribbling ability? The answer, the Adidas F50 Pro Lite Messi Shin Guards.

As their name suggests, one of the extraordinary features of these shin pads is their extremely light weight. They obviously come with Adidas unique techfit upper, this provides natural comfort and support for a seamless sock like fit. The snugness of the fit is a beautiful balance of comfort without hampering circulation. This is because the sock like guards act as a compression sleeve, which adidas have engineered to circulate blood back to the center. This improves performance where other builds of shin guard may hamper it.

The protection offered by the adidas F50 Pro Lite Messi Shin Guards is on par with industry standards and ensures that players legs are well protected. The no strap construction is also an advantage of these shin guards that most professional players are finding highly beneficial. No straps means no itchiness or uncomfortable velcro digging into the players legs. The design is inspired by Lionel Messi, so you can rest assured that there is speed, agility and ultimate performance in mind.

The aesthetics of the shin guard will also be appealing to many players. The allover print is very funky and will make any player stand out at training. This all round brilliant shin guard is sure to aid performance and provide protection ensuring that players stand out on the field of play too.
Source: Adidas
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June 11, 2014 - "We Got Ice"

Eighteen months ago we did a review of Pro Ice, a product we loved so much it made our 2012 Product of the Year list. With four athletic kids who are always getting dinged up, we use it in our personal lives all the time.

 

What makes Pro Ice so special and unique is that there is no water melting, no mess; all of the cold comes from the dozens of small pockets nestled inside a cozy, comfortable, compression wrap that maintains a constant temperature and creates a more thorough, longer-lasting cold experience.

 

When my soccer-playing daughter came up hobbling from a bad ankle, I noticed that the larger wraps we had did not fit perfectly around her foot. The good folks at Pro Ice wanted us to fall in love with the product all over again so they kindly sent not only ankle wraps (pictured), but another full cooler with wraps to take care of backs, knees, elbows – you name it. She loves the ankle ice and uses it if she's having pain, but also therapeutically after practices and games, even if it doesn't hurt.

 

What I don't understand is why every high school and college doesn't have these cooler packs on hand for each sport. My son just finished his high school baseball season. On their team and, on nearly every high school and travel team anywhere, whenever a kid at bat jumps out of the way of a pitched ball instead of “taking one for the team," the guys in the dugout yell out with derisive humor, “We got ice.”

 

Well, no they didn't. There was no cooler of ice in the dugout. What this means is that if someone were to twist an ankle, get hit by a ball, anything that would call for immediate ice treatment, there was nothing available. I guess in an emergency they could try to trek to the school, find a container and an ice machine and lug it back, but that never happened. And pitchers? Shouldn't all of them ice their arms after every outing? Our pitchers didn't have access.

 

All a team would need is a Pro Ice Cooler, two or three of their pitchers shoulder wraps and 2-3 of the basic wraps that work on elbows, knees, backs, and even rap around those ribs that get plunked by a fastball. Simply put it in a freezer a few hours before a game and then bring it to the field each game and practice. No need to waste gallons of water, lug a huge cooler filled with heavy, wet ice. Pro Ice is the obvious solution not only for baseball but for football, soccer, lacrosse, - you name it.

 

We love spreading the Pro Ice gospel, because we love the product. If you're skeptical, just start with one of their wraps. Stick it in the freezer for a few hours then take it out and wrap it around what hurts. You'll be sold within minutes of feeling that cooling relief.

 

Source: Pro Ice