Parents’ Guide to Helping their Kids Overcome Performance Anxiety when Playing Football

Anxiety can impact performance. An anxious athlete may worry about how the performance will turn out or it can be the worry over pleasing a person such as coaches or parents. As a result, poor performance can result from too much anxiety and stress prior and during the performance. Lack of focus, concentration and fatigue can be factors that can bring down the performance. Learning how excellence in sports and handling performance anxiety can lead to less choking and more brilliant performance. It is easy to mistake the adrenaline rush as anxiety. It is important to know the role of parents in helping their kids adjust in order to perform splendidly.

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Selection Sunday Predictions

Selection Sunday is arguably my favorite holiday of the year, and it is already upon us. I’ve already started planning my Selection Sunday party, and I am just itching to fill out my bracket. (I’m going to win Warren Buffet’s prize, everyone!!) Before March 16th, I wanted to share my picks for the four no. 1 seeds we’re going to see this year.

Michigan State University

Even with the loss to the Wolverines, the Spartans have a fighting chance. Anyone could easily look at this team and notice that they are doing pretty well despite the massive amount of injuries they’ve sustained. The Michigan loss was devastating but I am still seeing the Spartans pulling off the Big 10. I can’t help but root for Tom Izzo, and I hope to see MSU high in the tournament and sticking around for a bit, too.

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Super Bowl Advertising

Super Bowl AdsIn recent years, the Super Bowl has turned advertising into a very different ball game. Not only do advertisers have to put their best work forward during this commercial-fest, but they also have to stay on their toes in case a sudden ad opportunity arises (who could forget Oreo’s quick thinking during the Super Bowl Blackout of 2013?). At a price of more than $3 million for 30 seconds of airtime, the stakes are pretty high. The Super Bowl is annually recognized as the most-watched television event of the year, making it a field day for advertisers and brands of all kinds. Here, we’ll explore some of the ins and outs of Super Bowl advertising.

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Dave Chappelle: Not Your Ordinary Celebrity

Dave Chappelle“The comic genius of America” according to Esquire magazine in 2006, Dave Chappelle became the man of the hour in 2003 when Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central came out. The show was an indisputable success and its DVD was touted as the bestselling TV series of all time. His attack was raw and hilarious and he was able to mix different ingredients in the show that made it stand out above other stand-up comedies. Despite the all-out popularity of his comedy show and himself as an actor, Chappelle decided to retire from the show two seasons later.

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Being A Loyal Football Fan…

Do I dare to even bring up the Giants? That is a question that I keep asking myself.

I’ll start by saying that I have been a Giants fan my entire life. If you open my closet during football season, you are going to mostly see NY Giants t-shirts. Needless to say, I am a fan.

With that being said, we all know that the Giants are not having the best season of their lives up to this point. Thankfully, the G men are no longer tied for last place and have been able to get a couple of wins under their belt, but it hasn’t been easy to be a fan this season.

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The Football Diet

So, here’s what: you can be the youngest, the best or even the greatest potential for football players here in this century but take this seriously; you can never be the best footballer you dream to be if you don’t know how to eat right and keep your nutritional regimen football-fit.

Basically, training and diet are the two keys to ensure that you’d be at your performance’s peak whenever you’ll play. The training part is easy. It may come hard to do because you really have to sweat a lot in practice but all you have to do is do the drill, follow training routines you’ve done well even before and perfect your part. But to do the training and be able to go with the match, you have to have enough energy and fuel to go and get going. Smart as you are, the only thing that will be able to give you that kind of fuel you need is the food you eat.

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Can Video Games Help Improve Football Skills?

Football Video GamesBy now most people are aware of the claim that playing video games significantly improves hand-eye coordination; so much so that surgeons are encouraged to warm up by using surgical simulation software prior to conducting a delicate surgery. It has also been observed that visual skills and reflex speed are enhanced by video gaming. This article investigates to what extent these improvements might be a benefit in team sports such as American football; and at what level of play the benefits might be most apparent.

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5 Frugal Tips for Throwing a Fall Football Party

Football Party FoodWhen the autumn leaves start to fall off the trees, football is not far behind. Starting around September, football parties start to really heat up. When you consider how many people can actually show up at these parties and the appetites involved, it is easy to see how they might become quite expensive. If your home doubles as a fall football party checkpoint, finding ways to save cash is a must. Here are some awesome tips to keep all those appetites satiated without costing a fortune:

Always Serve Appetizers

Big appetites like you find at football parties do not mix well financially with expensive main dishes. Most people want to have some kind of main dish such as buffalo wings, hamburgers, sub sandwiches or even steaks. If you are planning on having something like that, appetizers are an absolute must. The primary reason for this is to help fill them up so that they do not require multiple servings for the expensive stuff. Simply put out a tray of inexpensive appetizers like celery, carrots, chips and salsa, potato chips and dip. These will help quell the hunger.

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Touchdown Dance Pays Off In a Big Way

Joseph FauriaJoseph Fauria, a tight end for the Detroit Lions, made a name for himself on Sunday. Fauria contributed to the Lions 27-20 victory over the Redskins with a five-yard touchdown, but his football skills aren’t the reason people are talking. His dance moves are what caught everyone’s attention.

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The Perfect Shot of Your Chicago Bears

Chicago BearsThe Bears have been around since 1919, picked up nine NFL championships, and make some of the best plays in the NFL. The Internet is full of great Chicago Bears pictures, from locker room photos and sideline shots of players and fans to action shots from each game and training days.

If you want to get your own set of photos from your favorite game or of your favorite player, the Bears offer a lot of photos and even some videos on their own website. There are also other sites dedicated to photos just of the bears or of their cheerleaders and superfans that are available all over the Web.

If you want printed photos, there are also many different services you can go to for a great version of your favorite shot.

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