A New Sport? The 100m Hurdles in Swim Fins

100 Hurdles in Swim Fins There are a number of hybrid sports:  the biathlon combines nordic skiing and shooting; the heptathlon combines seven track and field events;…

Are Cheerleaders Tough? You Betcha!

Who says cheerleaders aren’t tough? (Not me, by the way). In fact, the high-flying flips, tricks and acrobatics they perform gives cheerleading one of the highest catastrophic…

Is It “Diving” or Vuvuzela Pain?

If you’ve been watching the World Cup of soccer, you’ll have observed many occasions in which players, although seemingly untouched, have dropped to the ground and writhed…

NBA Coach is a Class Act…So Are You!

School is almost over!! Before you head off for your summer holidays,  I thought I’d leave you with a demonstration of character by an All-Star professional basketball…

Hotel Room Prom

In our February 8, 2010 blog, I discussed the problems that occur when high school administrators schedule prom and graduation ceremonies on the same day as championship…

Thunderstorms, Night Meets, Canada Geese and Fireflies Provide an Unforgettable Experience

I ‘m a track fan and I love night meets. There’s nothing quite like them as the stadium lights turn the track into a giant stage while…