I've decided to help out my son's grade 7/8 soccer team this year as a coach but I have no experience with the game or coaching in a team environment. What can I do to make this fun for everyone involved? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin
on Sep 21, 2013 -
I am signed up to run the Manchester 10 k on 26 May. I have never run any kind of race in my life before, and am REALLY „not sporty“ though I am used to hiking/cycling.
I have not, to put it mildly, trained as much as I should. By now I can jog for 2.5 – 3 km in half an hour, and have mostly „trained“ on the treadmill rather than outdoors (I strained a muscle running outdoors and feel like it’s my muscles and joints that are most struggling with the running rather than anything „cardio“ related as such. So my actual question: is it still possible to get myself into a condition where I can get round the route without walking it and without injuring myself (too badly) in the remaining time? [more inside]
posted by runincircles
on Apr 25, 2013 -
Flying out to Vancouver this weekend for work, and it'd be great to find somewhere to watch the final Six Nations rugby matches. Can anyone reccommend a good, friendly place that might be showing them? Staying in Downtown, so somewhere nearish there would be good!
posted by TheTelf
on Mar 14, 2013 -
Cross-country Skiing Outfit: I'm seeking clothing advice so that I don't freeze when XC skiing for the first time this winter (in Norway). [more inside]
posted by fakelvis
on Dec 3, 2012 -
Should I continue my swimming lessons? I'm an exchange student, and I'm thinking of spending part of my grant on finally getting a good grasp of swimming, but not sure if it's worth it. Moar details to follow. [more inside]
posted by lethologues
on Nov 1, 2012 -
What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air
posted by divabat
on Aug 7, 2012 -
Can you help me find football match reports from between the two World Wars in Esperanto? Specifically I'm looking for any match report featuring the Austrian national team of the era (1918-1937) but anything even remotely connected would be of help. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on May 15, 2012 -
I'm looking for software that will help me schedule play and practice sessions for teams in a sports league. Ideally, the software would be free and be flexible enough to take into account: the number of teams, how many times each team should play each other, & the number of available fields. [more inside]
posted by woodman
on Mar 30, 2012 -
Looking to try rock climbing for fitness and mental health, but I don’t have many friends who do it currently and honestly not interested in a social experience if or until I get any good. It seems like it’d be a great sport for me but I’m daunted by the need for belaying partners and all that business. Is this a sport that you even can do solo, or are there other sports that involve a combination of strength and puzzle solving I should be looking at?
posted by migurski
on Feb 17, 2012 -
I think I'm in okay shape. I lift weights 4 times a week, play soccer and have a good diet filled with vegetables, fruit and lean proteins. My body makes all kinds of crazy cracking noises (from my ankles to my shoulders) during and after exercise. Do professional athletes have this problem or am I not in as good shape as I thought?
posted by klwatts
on Dec 12, 2011 -
I'm in the UK, I've just started Couch to 5k, and I'm having trouble getting suitable running gear. Particularly a sports bra. Help! [more inside]
posted by mippy
on May 12, 2011 -
I used to produce a public radio show and do journalism. I love writing and the work of program-making. They say everyone should change their careers at least once in their life. I moved in fundraising, which I do not honestly think is in itself a career. Since October 2010 I am the commercial director of a pro basketball team in England. I don't know how long the job will last but it has brought a lot of meaning to my life to do real executive producing again. I would like to find a mentor in sports business but most mentoring organizations in the UK are not equipped to deal with this request. What are some logical resources in Europe and the USA I should be looking at?
posted by parmanparman
on Apr 12, 2011 -
As a 38 year old guy with no significant experience AT ALL of playing sports, it is very hard to see how I might start to get into them. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots
on Mar 20, 2011 -
I stretch 3-4 times a day (for about 10 minutes each time), and get 1-2 massages a week, but my muscles are still SO tight, and my flexibility isn't increasing! What can I do? [more inside]
posted by hasna
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Wife and I are looking for a sports bar near Union Station / Chelsea that will be showing the most NFL games this Sunday so we can get our Steelers fix.
posted by terrapin
on Oct 14, 2010 -
I want to understand the science of different kinds of helmet foam and how it protects brains. Specifically: is a helmet with hard (EPS) foam always preferable, or is there scientific evidence that in some situations soft foam may provide better protection? [more inside]
posted by davar
on Sep 15, 2010 -
I know the basics of (American) football, and enjoy watching it on TV, but what's the best way to get to grips with the tactics etc? [more inside]
posted by fabius
on Sep 14, 2010 -
I really want to get two tickets to the third day of the third test between England and Pakistan at the Oval (in London). The only tickets on public sale are in the premium section at £100ish each. Any cricket fans know if there's likely to be another release of tickets nearer the time, or whether there's any other legitimate avenue for buying tickets?
posted by ascullion
on Jul 16, 2010 -
I've got a problem fitting in working, exercising and sleeping. Some activities are in the evening, and I eat after, then I can't sleep. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Jul 8, 2010 -
Which Podcasts/Twitter Feeds are most worth my time in the run-up to (and during) next month's World Cup? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on May 25, 2010 -
What is the best method or tool for organizing, scheduling and communicating with an amateur sports team? [more inside]
posted by kellyrickert
on May 15, 2010 -
Can any golfers out there recommend a decent golf bag for under £100 (if such a thing exists)? Failing that, what do golfers look for in a golf bag? Are there any particular brands that'll earn you a bit of kudos? It's a gift, but I haven't the first clue.
posted by nthdegx
on Apr 15, 2010 -
I'm interested in the way that athletic performance changes with age, and how this varies amongst different sports. Can anyone point me to some data sources on age-specific performance for any
sports? What about age at retirement for pro/semi-pro athletes in different sports? [more inside]
posted by jonesor
on Mar 22, 2010 -
Where can I find a somewhat casual, good quality blue blazer made of cotton, linen, or a cotton/linen blend? [more inside]
posted by jayder
on Mar 15, 2010 -
What does a person's body tell you about the kind of sports or athletic activities they engage in? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on Feb 27, 2010 -
I live in East Thetford, Vermont. I've never shot a gun or cross-country skied. How do I become a biathlete? Does one take lessons?
posted by billtron
on Jan 2, 2010 -
I coach a high school soccer team. Each practice we go through a routine which involves repetitions of various skills. The number of repetitions accomplished by a player for each skill is recorded in an excel spreadsheet for ranking purposes. I want to determine the rate of improvement so the players can see their progress and who's improving most. Is there a simple excel function that would help me do this?
posted by TheManticore
on Sep 19, 2009 -
I'm going to Barcelona in October and am going to take in a football match at Camp Nou. Tickets are currently freely available in the stadium - is there a particuarly good or bad place for a neutral/tourist to sit?
posted by ascullion
on Sep 19, 2009 -
What are the trends around the world underlying the most successful (I guess I am talking financially mostly) high schools around the world these days? What are the marketing buzzwords driving the race for students? My old high school is in trouble and I'd like to help if I can. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Aug 17, 2009 -
Some time ago I remember seeing an event on TV that involved horse riding and car driving in the same event.
Does anyone know about this? [more inside]
posted by markturner
on Aug 13, 2009 -
I'm 30 years old, in the UK, and I want to start playing a team sport. Probably rugby. I haven't kicked a ball in anger since I was 15, and I wasn't very good at it even then. (I am reasonably fit though - I jog.)
How does someone like me get (back) into team sport, and am I likely to enjoy it, or will I just find myself frustrated?
posted by ascullion
on Jan 8, 2009 -
It's sport identification time, hive mind. There's a kid I see around campus who travels using... well, they're sort of like roller skates. Except where roller skates' wheels are fixed and point forward, these are pivoting and are ridden sideways, as if you're riding a longboard without the board. [more inside]
posted by optimuscrime
on Dec 14, 2008 -
What is the best way for a fairly unmotivated but still moderately fit guy with a lot of time on his hands to build upper body mass in the comfort of his own home?
posted by zaebiz
on Sep 29, 2008 -
What happens when marathon cyclists need to urinate during a race? Multi-part question follows. [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Aug 10, 2008 -
Serving an ace aside, what are the advantages of serving in tennis? Why is it so hard to break a serve? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Jul 7, 2008 -