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Why do they do that? Many marketers know that people are attracted to free offers, everyone loves to get something for free and especially something that they consider valuable. So by luring them in with gifts, customers would discover your site and hopefully come another time. To access the gift, you will need to provide your email information and, in some cases, your shipping information, phone number, and date of birth. This information, on the one hand, can be used to deliver your offer to you. Email can also be used on a later day to market other offers. However, you can opt out of your contact list at any time.

How do free gift cards work?

Easy! Since most offers only require you to submit your email and maybe your name, just sign up at different times with different emails. Emails can be opened for free. To be sure of your offer, you can use different devices in different locations to subscribe to the same offer. Here’s a good reason to use the contact addresses of your parents, your friends, and even your neighbors who aren’t normally enthusiastic about such things. Once you receive your credit for purchases, simply order and ship to these addresses and then go to pick them up. Use this method and you can enjoy up to $ 10,000 in a single gift offer.

Types of gift cards

Gift cards come in various forms. But the most popular are coupon cards for online stores like Amazon, Walmart, Netflix, etc. The other very popular type of gift card is credit card offers. To get these cards, you just have to join with your email. When you join the offers, you are providing your agreement to receive marketing materials in your email. Sometimes these emails can be a great resource for you. But if you don’t want them, you can opt out at any time just by hitting the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email and you will stop receiving your emails. What I do is create a separate email for this purpose. And I have specific times when I check these emails.

MLB’s longest active winning streak came to an end last night as the Rockies’ ninth of two runs was enough to outscore the Dodgers 3-1. LA had won 11 games in a row, its longest streak in 13 years, and avoided the team’s first 12-game winning streak since 1976.

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The Athletics and Angels had the second and third longest winning streaks behind the Dodgers and both teams not only lost, they were shut out! The Athletics had a six-game winning streak starting Wednesday’s game and lost 14-0 to the Rangers in an afternoon game. It was the worst shutout loss the Athletics have suffered in Oakland. The Angels took a four-game winning streak in their game of the night in Cleveland and lost 4-0.

Cleveland’s Jake Westbrook scattered nine hits in the Indians’ shutout over the Angels, six days after allowing 15 hits in a win over the Red Sox. Only two other pitchers in the past 50 years have thrown a complete game shutout after allowing up to 15 hits in their previous appearance: Roger Clemens in 1988 and Jack Billingham in 1977.

The Rangers and Indians had entered Wednesday’s games with losing streaks of four in a row, the longest active losing streaks in MLB. Yesterday’s results leave the Mets’ modest four-game winning streak as the longest active streak in the majors and Boston and Pittsburgh’s four-game losing streaks as the longest active losing streaks.

More highlights on Wednesday include the Twins defeating the Tigers for the second night in a row, 4-3. Johan Santana clinched the win and is now almost unbelievable 34-3 during the second half of the season since the 2003 All-Star break. Justin Morneau’s home run in the eighth inning, the Twins’ winning hit by 4-3 over the Tigers, it was his 30th home run of the season.

Morneau is the Twins’ first player to reach that level since Kent Hrbek, Tom Brunansky and Gary Gaetti did it in 1987. Minnesota’s 18-season streak without a 30-homer player was the longest since the White Sox put end to a 69-year drought. – the longest in major league history – when Bill Melton hit 33 home runs in 1970

Speaking of the White Sox, the Yankees’ Randy Johnson barely hit them, but then they nearly pulled off a staggering comeback in a 7-6 loss. Johnson’s bid for his third no-hitter was spoiled by a single by Tadahito Iguchi on a 0-2 pitch early in the seventh inning. The White Sox scored two runs in the seventh and four in the eighth.

Johnson owns two career no-hitters, including the MLB’s last perfect game (against the Braves on May 18, 2004). 5,990 games have been played since May 19, 2004, by far the longest span of games without a no-hitter in Major League Baseball history. It was the 12th time Johnson was hitless in six innings, the highest total among active pitchers. The Rocket has done it seven times and Pedro six.

While many may not like the idea of ​​the joker, it sure keeps things interesting. A great three-team career is brewing in the American League as the Twins 67-46 lead the White Sox 66-46 and the Red Sox 65-47. The Reds 59-55 lead the way in the National League, closely followed by the D’backs 58-56 and the Dodgers. Just 3 1/2 games behind at 55-58 is three more teams; the Astros, Phillies and Rockies. Stay tuned.

Thursday’s 11-game schedule includes three afternoon games, two of which start when I go to print (but are worth mentioning). The Padres are in New York to face the Mets (12:10 ET) and the Cardinals are in Cincinnati to face the Reds (12:35 ET). Chris Young starts for San Diego and the 6-10 junior is an incredible 5-0 (2.42) on the road in 10 starts this year with the Padres winning nine of the 10 games.

Bronson Arroyo starts for the Reds and will make his 10th attempt for his 10th win. That’s how it is. Arroyo went 9-3 in the 2006 season with a 4-2 win on June 19 against the Mets. However, he has made nine previous attempts to win his 10th game of the year, going 0-4 with a 5.31 ERA (the team is 3-6 in his nine starts)!

NFL Rankings

Week 1 of the NFL preseason begins tonight with the Browns on the Eagles (7:30 ET) and the Colts on the Rams (8:00 ET on FOX). Two interesting streaks are up for grabs tonight, as the Browns incorporate a seven-game preseason ATS winning streak into their game with the Eagles. Romeo Crennel in his rookie year as Cleveland’s head coach led the Browns to a 3-1 (4-0 ATS) mark last year, plus the Browns had also ‘covered’ their last three games of the season. preseason 2004.

When the Colts meet the Rams tonight, in Scott Linehan’s NFL coaching debut, they will attempt to break a six-game preseason losing streak (1-5 ATS). The Colts went 0-5 SU and ATS in preseason last year and also lost (but covered) in their last game of preseason 2004. Just a word to the wise, the Colts were so devastated by the bad preseason record last year who opened the 2005 regular season by winning their first 13 games.

The Chiefs, who visit the Texans on Saturday night (8:00 ET on CBS), also have a six-game losing streak in the preseason and the Chiefs have outscored the Colts, 0-6 ATS in those six. defeats. The Broncos, who went 4-0 in last year’s preseason (3-1 ATS), have the longest active preseason winning streak.

Tomorrow’s stories will focus on some of the best and worst recent preseason records, as well as providing some insight into various NFL coaches and how they have fared over the years in these “practice games.”

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Second place is not a bad place to be when July starts, as the season is at its midpoint. Now that there are two Wild Card clubs to qualify for the postseason, you’d think no team in that position would want to ditch some of the players who helped them reach second place.

Well this year there is at least one second-place team that needs to wave the white flag, even though the schedule calls for early July. Because they are eleven games behind first place Cleveland, the Twins have no chance of winning the AL Central.

Optimistic fans at Target Field might rebut the above statement, recalling that just last year the Twins finished second behind the Indians and still made the playoffs as a Wild Card team. The difference, of course, is that Minnesota was playing .500 ball last July, a pace that was enough to qualify for the second Wild Card.

The 2018 Twins, on the other hand, are currently ten games under .500 and possess the 10th worst record in the league. Three of the four teams that have played worse than Minnesota are in the same division, which is the only reason the Twins are in second place.

Given the poor record and the huge gap between them and the Indians, the Twins need to make a trade that will benefit them going forward. His best trade card would be veteran starter Lance Lynn, who is signed only this season.

His departure would not hurt Minnesota, as All Star ace Ervin Santana is expected to return from the disabled list this month. His presence will more than make up for the loss of Lynn, who is being watched by several contenders.

One of those potential business partners, and the most practical, is the closest geographically to Minnesota. In fact, the two teams share a broadcast network, the Fox Sports North cable station.

Milwaukee is currently atop the National League Central, but the defending champion Chicago Cubs are just a game away. To avoid a breakdown like last year, the Brewers may be looking for a veteran starter like Lance Lynn, especially since Brent Suter had to be pulled from his last start due to injury.

Lynn could bring in a Top Twenty prospect, perhaps even number seven Lucas Erceg. Drafted into the second round in 2016, Erceg is a promising third baseman who is expected to hit the big leagues next year.

People in Minnesota might wonder why the Twins would go after third base, considering the most feared slugger on their list was an All-Star at that position last year. The answer, of course, is that Miguel Sano has no future in the hot corner, even if he surpasses his current offensive struggles while playing Single A Fort Myers.

It will most likely take over early in 2019, leaving the hot corner as a question mark. Certainly, utility infielder Eduardo Escobar has nobly replaced Sano’s absence this year, but the Twins need a long-term fix for that position.

Milwaukee is well placed at third with Travis Shaw, a left-handed hitter with a lot of power to solidify half the batting order. Even if the Brewers refuse to trade Erceg, they have a couple of promising receivers and pitchers among their top two dozen prospects. The Twins could certainly use a young catcher or a young arm that is close to the majors.

San Francisco has a rich history full of great moments and players as they have five World Championships under their belt and have had greats like Carl Hubbell, Bobby Thomson, Wille McCovey and Juan Marichal.

The San Francisco Giants can say that they have had the two best players who have played the game with the great Willie Mays and the incomparable Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, Mays hit 660 home runs in his illustrious career and it is believed that of many to be the best player who has ever played due to his ability to be able to play all aspects of the game at a high level and without possessing weaknesses, as for Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, all he has done is win the award . His career consists of winning the National League Most Valuable Player award seven times, winning eight gold gloves, twelve silver slugger awards, being voted into the National League all-star team thirteen times, and winning 708 home runs, which is only 47 less than Henry Aaron’s. timestamp of 755.

In the 1930s, the San Francisco Giants participated in three World Series, winning the 1933 World Championship, with National League MVP Carl Hubbell of the San Francisco Giants leading the way in a defeat of the mighty. Washington Senators, the San Francisco Giants pitching staff totally frustrated the Washington Senators bragged about offense as they only allowed eight earned runs in the entire series on the way to four games to a win.

It would take until 1951 for the San Francisco Giants to return to prominence, as they qualified for the fall classic again, but the New York Yankees denied it, but in 1954 against the Cleveland Indians the San Francisco Giants with Willie Mays from San Francisco returned. of his tour of duty with the U.S. Army defeated the highly favored Clevealand Indians, who won 111 games in the regular season, one play perhaps changed the entire look of the ’54 World Series, as Willie The San Francisco Giants’ Mays made perhaps the greatest defense, tied with the Cleveland Indians with a 2 in the eighth inning of Game 1 at the Polo Grounds and two Indians running backs on base, the Hall of Center fielder. Fame caught a 460-foot smash off over his shoulder. With the Cleveland Indians bat Vic Wertz, the San Francisco Giants won 5-2 in ten innings, and the series became a fugitive for the San Francisco Giants.

The San Francisco Giants made an appearance in the World Series in 1962 but were defeated by the New York Yankees in six games, and would not make the playoffs again until 1971, the year the San Francisco Giants did not have a pitcher who won 20 games or batter with a .300 average and were eliminated by the Pittsburgh Pirates, it would be a 16-year drought before the San Francisco Giants reached the playoffs again, in 1987 they led the San Cardinals. Luis to a seventh game in the National League Championship Series before succumbing, in 1989 the San Francisco Giants had a powerful squad led by NL MVP Kevin Mitchell, who scored 47 HRS and 125 RBIs and drove in. the San Francisco Giants to beat the Chicago Cubs in the National League and World Series against Bay Area rival the Oakland Athletics, who boasted of being a j A virtual star player with AL MVP Jose Canseco and slugger Mark McGwire to accompany an award-winning pitching staff, the San Francisco Giants were no match for the Oakland Athletico. s and were defeated in four games in a row.

The San Francisco Giants would reach the playoffs in 1997 and 2000 but would lose in the first round to the Florida Marlins and the New York Mets respectively, in 2002 they would again qualify for the National League playoffs, this time behind the powerful bat of Barry Bonds. Of the San Francisco Giants who hit .370 with 46 home runs, 110 RBIs, 198 walks and a .582 on-base percentage, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves three games to two in the divisional playoffs and continued to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS and earn the right to face the upstart Anaheim Angels.

The 2002 World Series was one of a kind for all ages, as the San Francisco Giants and Anaheim Angels dueled and battled for a seventh game, where the Anaheim Angels narrowly defeated the San Francisco Giants to win your World Series.

The 2006 San Francisco Giants will be a National League powerhouse with Barry Bonds and pitcher Jason Schmidt regaining health and newcomer Steve Finley adding strength to an already potent lineup, the offseason acquisition of P Matt Morris from the St. Louis Cardinals will do it. It would be a huge boost, one that could give the San Francisco Giants the lead in the National League West with many tickets sold for the San Francisco Giants.

Great moment in team history

After trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers by 13 1/2 games on Aug. 2. On September 11, manager Leo Durocher’s troops posted 16 consecutive victories and won 37 of their last 44 regular-season games to force a draw with Brooklyn. The two teams met in a three-game elimination to see who makes the playoffs, the San Francisco Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers split the first two games with the winner taking all of Game 3 on the polo field, the San Francisco Ginats followed the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-2 with two in the ninth and one out in the ninth when Bobby Thomson of the San Francisco Giants got to the plate, the rest is history, Thomson drilled a pitch from 0-1 off Brooklyn Dodgers reliever Ralph Branca to left field and leapt to the plate to put an exclamation point on “The Miracle of Coogan’s Bluff,” as legendary Giants announcer Russ Hodges called it.

Steelers (2-0) 10, Browns (0-2) 6

The Steelers braved the lake effect wind and a better Cleveland team Saturday night to move into sole possession of first place in the AFC North.

Willie Parker rushed for more than 100 yards (28 of 105) for the second straight game, and Ben Roethlisberger put in another efficient performance completing 12 of 19 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown to Hines Ward.

The Steelers defense held the Browns to 53 yards rushing on 25 attempts. Cleveland’s offense could only muster 208 total yards.

It may not have been the 49-12 apocalypse I predicted, bad weather has a way of leveling the playing field, I don’t think these teams are as close as the scoreboard indicates.

The Browns Again defense couldn’t stop when they needed it late in the game. Derek Anderson didn’t make the decisive plays his team needed.

Not that I agree with the decision, but I see the logic behind Crennel taking all 3 points when they were in range with three timeouts and more than three minutes to go. However, the mismanagement of waiting time and clock that was shown in the last moments of both halves was staggering.

When the Browns recovered the ball with 26 seconds left, needing two completions, Kellen Winslow wasn’t on the field, interesting.

Ben Roethlisberger allegedly played with a separate shoulder. What a show of faith in an unproven offensive line that has shown solid, if unspectacular, play for two weeks. I don’t know for sure, but it has to be his non-throwing shoulder that is supposedly separated.

I’m not a fan of the term “statement game.” The logic behind this does not satisfy me in the least, inferring that only certain games allow “statements”, while one could argue that all games tell us something, therefore all games are “statement games”, so the cliché should be abolished. However, if the Browns were trying to “make a statement” about their final position in the AFC North standings this season, it would read “second.”

The offense should benefit from playing in calm conditions against a defensively deprived Philadelphia team next week.

If you were a Browns fan:

I’d call for Crennel’s head and for Brady Quinn. Who needs stability in QB and head coach anyway? There is no justification for the play call late in the first half that resulted in Troy Polamalu’s second interception in two games, and the coach played scared kicking a field goal seven late in the game.

Mission Impossible: The 2008 Steelers Schedule. Much has been said about the Steelers team’s overwhelming schedule this year. How much of that is justified? Let’s take a look at how the Steelers’ opponents fared this week.

PHILLY (1-1) 37, DALLAS (2-0) 41 The BCS says, the Browns are eighteen points worse than the Cowboys, therefore the Cowboys are 14 better than the Pittsburgh (BCS does not take weather into account) for what the Eagles are 10 points better than Pittsburgh? Phooey! This is how the Big Ten send teams to national title games. Next week will be a fantastic game to watch. When he’s not playing the Steelers, I’m a McNabb fan; I remember when Philadelphia fans booed him when he was drafted in place of Ricky Williams. Neither team seems to play defense at all, the Steelers pay very well on defense. I bet the Eagles are a slight home favorite for next week. I can’t stand 99% of the Philadelphia fans, they don’t know anything about everything, and they’re not afraid of everyone knowing.

BALTIMORE (1-0): HURRICANE SURPRISE GOODBYE WEEK As if the Gulf Coast hadn’t had enough trouble. The Texans should be glad they weren’t forced to play a home game in Baltimore, or that they weren’t scheduled to play the Giants or Jets this week, and that the home game moved to the away team’s home field. so the league could. make more money.

JACKSONVILLE 16 (0-2) BUFFALO 20 The Jaguars offensive line resembles the Steelers last season, and suddenly Garrard looks average, it’s good they have a capable back in Byron Left ….. It seems like The Bills are the team in the AFC East. Nobody wants to play right now, it doesn’t bother me that they aren’t on the Steelers’ schedule.

I think someone has chosen the steelworkers to lose during their goodbye week.

CINCY (0-2) 7, TENNESEE (2-0) 24 The Bengals remain irrelevant. The Titans defense is fantastic and I’m a Kerry Collins fan (he needs some). The Titans are still stuck with chronic underperformance that may or may not be a head case, and a back up over the hill. Too bad the Steelers Titans game on Dec. 21 doesn’t take place in a snowstorm in Pittsburgh. The Steelers defense has a greater advantage over the Titans defense than the Titans defense over the Pittsburgh offense.

GIANTS (2-0) 41, RAMS 13

If the Rams can score 13 against the Giants, NY is in trouble.

WASHINGTON (1-1) 29, Saints 24. Campbell will lose more games with his arm than he wins, this was an exception. I could be wrong. Randel El, he deserves better. The Redskins are tough, but they still allowed 24 points to a team with David Patten on their way to WR.

COLTS (1-1) 18, VIKINGS 15 Indy’s is fighting the Jags to see who can win the most games before their offensive line recovers. Peyton Manning is good, the Colts defense is unlikely to be compared to the ’76 Steelers.

SAN DIEGO (0-2) 38, DENVER 39. What a game this was. I’m glad I was forced to watch the end of the Pats Jets game (which consisted of Matt Cassell getting down on his knees three times) instead of watching more of what is likely to be known as the most exciting game of this season. . The Chargers were really bothered by the umpires, but the Broncos still made the plays to score and take the lead with double. SD is probably the best 0-2 team in the league, losing two games by a total of three points. However, his defense has allowed 64 points in two games.

NE (2-0) 19, NY Jest 10. New York isn’t that great, the Pats are now a boring team running first without a superstar quarterback. The Patriots defense is still solid, but aging. I say make a play for Randy Moss on the deadline. Buffalo wins this division.

Opponent Record: 12-11% Winning: .522

Still tough and still very early, but four wins vs. Bengals and Ravens are chickens worth counting now; a low estimate of .500 ball the rest of the way would result in 11-5 and a division crown. The Steelers would be battle tested and ready to enter the playoffs. Staying healthy.

Come on Steelers!

There are very few people who have neither a positive nor a negative opinion about President Donald Trump! It seems that about 35% of Americans strongly support this individual, and his behavior, statements, unusual actions, etc., do not seem to change, their positive and strong belief in him! Apparently, around 40% of the electorate seem, strongly, to disapprove and would vote, for almost anyone besides him! Therefore, in the end, the remaining 25% and the number of potential voters who do not exercise their right to vote will be the determining factor in the next election. Furthermore, it is important to recognize that we elect our presidents, not by popular vote, but by whoever wins, the Electoral College! In 2016, although he lost the popular vote, by more than 3 million votes, Trump won the elections, because he was able to win narrowly, in the smaller states, which have a statistical advantage, in those calculations. Many 2016 voters cast their vote, largely based on his celebrity status and belief / perception, he was a great businessman, and would do better for them, and supported some of his promises, including the now infamous statement, Drain the swamp. With that in mind, this article will briefly attempt to consider, examine, review, and discuss 6 examples.

1. Response to a pandemic: Most of the previous leaders relied on the expertise of their experts and advisers, especially in those areas where they were less than expert! Trump calls himself, has Stable temper, taking action (or not), during this pandemic, that went against the advice of public health experts around the world. In this case, Trump’s apparent desire to be different seemed to make an ill-health event worse.

two. Rhetoric / vitriol: Have you ever heard the kind and degree of rhetoric and vitriol, as we have, from this president? His use of these forms of divisive language has been polarizing, when we would probably be best served by an individual, prioritizing bringing people together and bringing them together, for the common good!

3. Lies: Political facts: Inspectors claim that he has told more lies and misstatements than we experience from his predecessors. Why would lying be considered a positive trait in any public leader?

Four. Blame and complain: This president seems to avoid taking any personal responsibility, and tries to transfer it, to others, resorting to blaming and complaining! While politically this can be effective, for him it is not something that we should seek, in the individual, to occupy the highest position in our land.

5. Policy on people: Many believe, Trump, that he considers everything, mainly from a political perspective, and how it might affect him. He often seems, said, politics. about people and politics, when, in general, we would benefit, when the highest priority was to introduce an effective and quality policy, to serve and represent all our citizens, rather than simply their political supporters.

6. Stirring the pot !: It seems, to, skillfully, use all current concerns, etc., for your political gain. His political opponents must realize and recognize that while protests and the right to assembly are essential rights, unless they are peaceful and do not appear threatening, Trump will use them to stir the potand increase fears, prejudices and the perception of your best interests.

If you do not believe in Donald Trump and feel that he is wrong, for America, it is important to remember, you must avoid, playing – in – their – hands! Will you be a more responsible and conscientious voter?

As the trade deadline approaches, most announcers are naturally discussing completed and possible transactions in Major League Baseball. During a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins, the announcers had just received the news of a great trade that had been completed.

The Orioles had traded Zack Britton to the New York Yankees, prompting the television analyst to criticize the deal. He complained that the Orioles, who are deeply buried in the east side of the American League, had violated some unwritten rule about never trading within their own division.

He had doubts that such a rule existed, as any club planning to trade a player would make a deal that produced the best return. When you want to do what is best for your organization, geography will not prevail over your own interests.

The next day reinforced my doubts as to the so-called unwritten rule the announcer had alluded to, as yet another huge internal division trade had been completed. The Tampa Bay Rays sent starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to the Boston Red Sox, who are currently at the top of the AL East.

Giving the announcer the benefit of the doubt, I wondered if the rule had ever existed but disappeared as complete sets and sacrifice touches of the current state of the game. However, recalling some notable transactions over the past fifty years, I realized that there was no unwritten rule suggesting that teams should not trade within their own divisions.

Here are eight cases from the 1970s in which well-known players were traded from a team to a rival in their own division.

San Francisco traded future Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey to a team not only in the same row in the standings, but also in the same state. The San Diego Padres acquired Stretch from the Giants in 1973.

Early in the next decade, the Houston Astros traded All-Star outfielder Cesar Cedeño to Western rival Cincinnati, which in turn sent third baseman Ray Knight to the Reds.

The year immortalized by George Orwell’s futuristic novel, 1984, saw remarkable trade in internal division. The Philadelphia Phillies sent popular outfielder Garry Matthews to the Cubs, and shortly thereafter he helped Chicago reach the playoffs.

Two years later, future Hall of Fame receiver Gary Carter was traded by the Montreal Expos to Eastern Division rival New York, where Carter helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series Championship. against the Boston Red Sox. Apparently, the Expos, like the Astros and Giants before them, had ignored the rule not to trade rival clubs.

All-Star slugger Carlos Delgado, less than a year after winning a World Series Championship with the Marlins, was sent from Florida to the New York Mets in 2005. Three years later, on July 29, 2008, the Texas Rangers traded first baseman Mark Texiera. to the Angels.

In 2010, the Milwaukee Brewers traded center fielder Jim Edmonds for NL Central rival Cincinnati, who felt Edmonds would help the Reds reach the postseason for the first time since the late 20th century. Again, if such a rule existed, most clubs would continue to ignore it.

In a more recent transaction, the Minnesota Twins agreed in 2011 to send designated hitter Jim Thome to the Cleveland Indians, the club with which he began his illustrious baseball career. Thome was thinking of retiring and wanted to end his playing days as a member of the Tribe.

The basketball base in our country is developed and nurtured at the youth basketball level. The quality of engagement and training at this level can greatly alter the overall health of basketball in the United States.

Those who coach the youth have an incredible opportunity to mold the youth as students, players and young men. Character and values, along with a sense of teamwork, listening, and hard work are the foundation of a strong philosophy for youth coaches. Yet all too often, this important work is taken at random and followed, albeit with little effort and commitment. The result is a group of young people who are not inspired by the game of basketball and carry with them apathy and poor skill development.

At CoachRB, our goal is to facilitate and challenge youth coaches to take their task seriously and learn as much as they can before and during the training experience. We are here to guide and provide youth coaches with the tools they will need to positively lead and develop young basketball players in our communities and in our country.

For those of you who put your heart into coaching youth sports, we take our hats off to you. His countless hours and effort are being used to enhance the skills and enjoyment of thousands of young players. The work you do can never be fully appreciated by those who have never trained or played in their youth. Congratulations, coach!

Scheme of positive experiences in youth basketball Coaches’ perspective

1. Develop your own coaching philosophy

to. State your main reason for training.

B. Be flexible and adapt your philosophy to everyday learning and experiences.

vs. The young people you train should be your first priority.

D. Keep it extremely simple … this is true from youth to NBA.

2. Communicate with young people

to. Develop the art of communicating with children. This skill will be the key to the completion of your training and the enjoyment of the child.

B. See the game through its eyes, not yours.

vs. Instruction should be positive or constructive only.

3. Work with parents

to. Being a leader means setting guidelines for parents and players. By doing this, you will minimize most potential roadblocks with parents.

B. Let players and parents share their policies and philosophies.

vs. Consider the best interests of the child as if it were your child.

D. Define “Success” and share this with parents and kids THEN work to meet that definition every day.

4. Develop a fundamentals program

to. The best coaches are the ones who know that the game is about passing, dribbling, shooting, and teamwork. Y you can show them to your players on a daily basis.

B. Teaching the fundamentals is a step-by-step process, every day.

vs. Set up a “Fundamentals Mastery Game” where players are evaluated according to their ability to exhibit key fundamentals. By doing this, players will constantly work on passing, dribbling, shooting, and teamwork. WHY? FACT – NBA players aren’t even “masters” of the fundamentals of the games, so why should we think that kids are?

D. Always sacrifice core work and solid exercises for games. We play too many games in our country at an early age.

5. Establish a positive and energetic practice environment

to. Share your practice goals with the players before each practice.

B. Simple design, single-purpose drills involving all players.

vs. Keep the practice short and to the point, mixing a fundamental emphasis with 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 competition.

D. Use a practice checklist to help organize your practice.

me. Finish the practice by discussing the outcome of the goals for that day.

6. Playtime — Teach Life Lessons

to. Games are for children, period. Make this your goal and it will greatly improve your chances of enjoying, performing, and succeeding.

B. Determine the playing time in advance and stick to it during the game.

vs. Offense – If your players can pass, dribble, and shoot, they can play. Design an offense that is geared towards space and movement, NOT the game. Coaches undermine all experience with “plays.” Leave sophisticated plays and strategies to older children.

D. Defense: teach players to run backwards, point out to the player that they are protecting. A DUTY is to properly teach players the concept of “standing between your man and the ball.”

me. Teach players to run into the game and run out of the game.

F. Meet with your team before and after the game off the court. Talk about how great the opportunity to play is and to remember the basics of the game. Teach lessons that will stay with these young people for a lifetime.

They may not remember you in 30 years, but they will remember what you taught them!

7. Evaluation — Preseason and Postseason

to. One of the biggest mistakes coaches make is avoiding this crucial opportunity to help their players.

B. Before the season, rate each player according to a menu of skills that will be taught to him during the season. Do this in great detail as it will pay off later. Share this with the kids and their parents so they know where YOU see them before the start of the season.

vs. Use this information to remind players of areas for improvement as they gain skills and confidence throughout the year.

D. After the season, rate each player the same way you did before the season. THIS IS WHERE KIDS GET EXCITED. Their improvement in many areas will show them what their hard work, listening, and attitude did for them. Parents will also greatly appreciate your efforts to show the improvement of each player. Also show the areas for improvement that they can address on their own in preparation for the upcoming season.

me. You’d be surprised at home that many middle school, high school, college, and professional coaches miss out on this golden opportunity. This could be your greatest contribution to the lives of your basketball players.

Coaches, I encourage you to put your heart and soul in your coaching. The good youth coach knows that it is 100 times more about communicating with youth and keeping things simple than it is about fancy plays, bad habits, or victory.It’s called Youth Basketball for a very good reason. It’s not about anyone’s coach, W’s, parents, or ego … IT’S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS!

Kobe Bryant is probably one of the top ten basketball players to ever walk the court. His unmatched ability to drive to the bucket or stand up and launch devastating jump shots makes him one of the most dangerous players in the NBA today. His exercise routine is rigorous and keeps him in top physical condition. It is a unique routine designed to add muscle, while maintaining your physical speed and quickness.


Kobe spends a lot of time improving his cardio. They vary their runs from slower, long-distance training (3 to 5 miles) to high intensity interval training (HIIT), which generally consists of short, fast sprints.

On HIIT days, workouts are usually something like 4×400 meter sprints with 2 minutes of rest between efforts. Sprints of 10×15 meters to work on explosiveness. Then do 2 x 200 meters, again with a 2 minute rest between attempts. These distances range from 400 to 1200 meters. The most important part of the routine is to maintain variety so that the body does not get used to a set of stimuli.


Day 1 and 4: Bench press, lateral push-ups, incline press, military press, sit-ups.

Day 2 and 5: Dumbbell side raises, barbell curls, tricep curls, bicep curls, sit-ups.

Day 3 and 6: Back squats, front squats, leg curls, leg extensions, calf raises, power cleanses.

Kobe is a famous gym rat, but his training is geared toward building muscle that is useful for basketball. That’s why he squats, raises his calves and, most importantly, performs powerful cleanses, which generate explosiveness for sprinting and jumping. The rest of his training is designed to improve his size and strength, allowing him to cut towards the basket or throw himself at other players.

It is important to note that Kobe takes one day off a week to rest and recharge. Rest is a key component of an effective weight lifting routine. It allows your muscles to recover and gives them a chance to truly relax, ultimately reducing the chance of injury.


A solid diet is key to building a stronger body. Not only do you need to eat a lot of calories to build muscle, you also need to consume between 1 and 1.5 grams of protein per pound of your body weight. Protein can be found anywhere, but it’s especially abundant in chicken, tuna, red meat, and nuts. Each pound of muscle you add to your body represents approximately 3,500 calories. Consume 500 calories per day over your body’s normal intake and you can add a pound of muscle each week!

If you’re serious about building a body like Kobe Bryant’s, diet and exercise will only get you halfway there. Supplements like nitric oxide will help you increase blood flow to your muscles. It will give your muscles exactly what they need to grow bigger, stronger and more powerful with each workout. It will improve your recovery time and give your energy and metabolism a boost.

The Singapore Open Super 500 tournament with a prize money of $ 355,000 in World Tour events begins on July 17, 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Single men

Individual male Indian players, fourth seed Sameer Verma and sixth seed B. Sai Praneeth are likely to meet in the quarterfinals, based on the draws. While under-seeded Parupalli Kashyap will have the difficult opening, as he will face 2018 Thailand Open finalist and seventh seed Tommy Sugiarto. Another men’s singles player, Subhankar Dey, will face Jason Anthony Ho-Sue of Canada in the first round.

In the previous version, Praneeth won the title against his compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in the summit match of all three games, which lasted 55 minutes. Will the former defend his title? Let’s wait and watch.

Other seeded players in the tournament in the men’s singles event are Chou Tien Chen (1), Ng Ka Long Angus (2), Wong Wing Ki Vincent (3), Khosit Phetpradab (5), Lee Hyun II (8).

While, Gurusaidutt RMV, Shreyansh Jaiswal, Rahul Yadav Chittaboina and Sourabh Verma are required to pass the qualifying rounds before playing in the round of 32.

Female singles

In the women’s singles category, India’s top players Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka, Gadde Ruthvika Shivani and Mugdha Aggrey will have the difficult opening playing on the international circuit.

Vaishnavi will face Japan’s Minatsu Mitani, while Mugdha must fight hard to overcome the tough seventh seed and the underdog. 21 Gao Fangjie.

The six-day tournament will feature elite players Ratchanok Intanon (1), Nitchaon Jindapol (2), Beiwen Zhang (3), MIchelle Li (4), Sayaka Takahashi (5), Cheung Ngan Yi (6) and Pornpawee Chochuwong (8) in the women’s singles event.

Sai Uttejitha Rao, Rituparna Das and Vaidehi Choudhari from India will start the tour of the tournament from the qualifying round.

Top stars on the world leaderboard Viktor Axelsen, Lee Chong Wei, Shi Yuqi, Son Wan Ho, Kidambi Srikanth, Kenta Momota, Chen long, Lin Dan, HS Prannoy, Tai Tzu Ying, Akane Yamaguchi, PV Sindhu, Chen Yufei, He Bingjiao, Carolina Marin, Nozomi Okuhara, Sung Ji Hyun, and Saina Nehwal will miss the action as they are gearing up for the next World Champion starting July 30.

Double category

In the doubles event, second seed Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty, seventh seed Arjun MR / Ramchandran Shlok and unseeded Arun George / Sanyam Shukla will battle for the men’s doubles title.

After a very long gap, eighth seeds Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will share the pitch at the 2018 Thailand Open in the Women’s Doubles category.

Meanwhile, Ashwini will be paired with Satwik in the unseeded mixed doubles event and India’s best pair and eighth seeded Pranaav Jerry Chopra / N Sikki Reddy will play straight from the second round.

The tournament will see emerging Mixed Doubles pair Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan from India, who will play third favorites Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith from England.

The 2018 Singapore Open will be different unlike the recently concluded 2018 Malaysian Open, 2018 Indonesia Open and 2018 Thailand Open as the tournament will see different genres of play on the court, in the absence of some elite players. .