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Ever wanted to try an escape room, but didn’t know where to start looking for one, or what it really means? What if you’ve researched what escape rooms are, but don’t know how to start the process of finding a game and then solving the puzzles to get out?

Luckily for you, Brittnee is here! I will explain to you from start to finish how to get the most out of your Escape Room experience!

Step 1: read this article

It’s a prank

Step 1: Google and Yelp are your best friends

Google “Escape Room * YOUR CITY NAME *” and see what appears. Dig deeper and check the map so you can find one closest to you. Once you’ve found some great prospects, head over to Yelp and see how they stack up to other rooms. Read some of the reviews, you may even find that one is too scary for what you are interested in … or that it does not do well with children.

Step 2: check their social networks for promo codes

You have found the escape room that you think you would like to visit, amazing. You can Google and yell like it’s nobody’s business. Now you will want to see if they offer special codes on their social media pages. We always have the best deals on our Facebook and Instagram in my escape room. Sometimes you will be able to find $ 5 off promo codes that wouldn’t be mentioned anywhere else.

Step 3: go to your website

Now that you have the discount on your smarty pants, you will want to know when the place has availability and what rooms they have. Most of the venues you will see will have multiple rooms with different themes. Also, most escape rooms make you book in advance and some can be quite busy. Check out their reservation page and see what they have open. Then book it before anyone else!

* Be careful when reserving a partial room. If there are 6 spaces available and you have only reserved 4 players, 2 more players could join your game; however if you call the company they can help and block it for you

Step 4: Be on time!

Your Game Master will love you for it and being on his good side can’t be bad. A game master is the one who offers you hints or clues if you are fighting after all.

Step 5: Listen to the rules / introduction

They are there for a reason! Not only do we hate when guests break things, but we’ll generally tell you how to avoid things that will only waste your time. Remember that we want you to have fun and go out! We won’t tell you not to get on something as a trick. Plus, some rooms have informative introductions that may even include a few additional tips, so listen up!

Step 6: Don’t make lollipops

Well now you are in this gloriously decorated room and all you want to do is look at all the nice details for the next 5 minutes. No do not do that. Most rooms give you 60 minutes, so you’ll have to rush. Take 10 seconds to appreciate the work they put into the aesthetic and then start to tear it apart. (Okay, not literally, that would suck, just start moving things around and looking everywhere)

Sometimes you will have to find hidden objects around the room to help you with other puzzles … sometimes you will have to find the riddles … so start searching and gathering everything you find!

Step 7: divide

Some rooms are more difficult than others or have more puzzles than others, but there is nothing wrong with dividing up. Some rooms have multiple linear and non-linear puzzles (linear means that you will solve a puzzle that leads to the next puzzle and so on). Therefore, you will benefit from breaking up into a couple of teams and tackling multiple puzzles at once.

Step 8: contact your group

There is nothing worse than spending 10 minutes looking for a key that your teammate found when he first walked in and forgot he had put it in his pocket. Don’t be that person. When you find something, tell everyone, maybe they need it right away or sometime in the room.

Also, if you are struggling with a puzzle, let the others know. Everyone sees things differently, so they may get something you don’t. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, I’m sure you can do the same for them later in the game.

Step 9: Ask for help!

Don’t be afraid to make the game master do his job! It’s what they are there for and have probably been eager to help you for the past 30 minutes as well. Don’t wait until it’s too late to ask for a hint. Some rooms have limits, others don’t. Make sure you know when you enter the room.

Always try to solve the puzzle on your own or ask a team member for help first, but if it’s really affecting your ability to succeed, ask for a little push and get to the end!

Step 10: always take a group photo

Even if you didn’t go out, I bet you really had fun. Don’t let the memories fade away. Get the group photo and share it on social media. Tag also the escape room, they will love it.

Optional Additional Step 11: Check the Escape Room

They will really appreciate it and it will significantly help their business. Remember how you searched for them on Yelp, others will too. If you liked the room and want them to add more for you to play with, they will need to grow as a company. So check and tell your friends which is the best compliment.

The reason it is necessary to learn to play effectively as a point guard in basketball is because it is the most difficult position, the most important and, in fact, requires the most responsibilities.

It is the position that acts as the glue of the team and holds it together. Without the leadership and diverse qualities of point guard, the team will have no sense of direction and will eventually lose.

Too many players today are confused and want to know how to effectively play point guard in basketball.

In fact, point guards at all levels – from high school, high school, college, and even professionals – have wondered how to improve at point guard.

Some have resorted to simply learning from their own mistakes, listening to their father’s advice, attending overblown and useless camps, listening to tapes of coaches who have no idea what they are talking about, and so on.

Okay, so how do you play effectively at point guard position in basketball?

Well, to keep things simple, here are the 3 easiest ways:

1. Leadership

As a point guard, proving your leadership is imperative. As a leader you must be confident, calm under pressure, take risks to help the team win, motivate your team, be fearless, always be prepared for a game or practice, etc.

Most players lose control of their emotions, panic, and drown under pressure. But few players have the ability to remain calm, collected and in control under pressure. Be one of the few.

The best way to become a leader as a point guard in basketball is through your actions. By setting the bar and showing your teammates and coaches how hard you work and how much you want to improve and ultimately win, you will automatically be seen as a leader.

2. Vision

Having a great view of the court in basketball is one of the most valuable skills a point guard can have. The reason is because it opens up so many scoring and passing opportunities for you and your teammates, and it makes dominating the game seem so much easier.

The core elements behind having a great view of the court is keeping your head and eyes up at all times, then finding an open teammate who is in a good position to score, and finally passing the ball at the right time and place. correct. It’s as simple as that. But many point guards tend to overcomplicate it and make it much more difficult than it should be, either overthinking about making a mistake or trying to impress the crowd with a classy pass.

The way to achieve great vision on the court is through repetition and practice. To be more specific, what I mean is to really practice trying to keep your head and eyes up at all times of the day, even outside of basketball. For example, you can go out with your friends, watch a movie, or hang out at the mall just relax. And (if you are a boy) play a game with your boys and see who can find the hottest girls in 5 minutes. I’m sure you will have no problem holding your head and eyes up for those 5 minutes.

3. Change of pace

And finally, having a quick change of pace is crucial because it is a skill that will allow you to easily fool defenders and make you appear faster and more explosive to those who protect and watch you. What’s even better is that you can use it in whatever situation you find yourself in.

The change of pace is basically a hesitation or a change of speed.

The most effective way to use the change of pace in your game like top point guards like Chris Paul, Steve Nash and Deron Williams do is to dribble full speed towards your defender, then stopping for a quick second (changing your speed) and then in a hurry. at full speed like you did when you started dribbling towards him. This is called a change of pace and it will literally make you unstoppable.

So, I hope you took away some valuable tips and realized how valuable these tips really are.

Now go out and apply them to your game today!

Your journey to becoming an unstoppable base starts right now …

Good luck!

A violation is an offense to the rules. The team that committed an offense is penalized by awarding the ball to the opposing team. Below is the list of the most common violations committed in the game of basketball.

1. Ball out of bounds

As a general rule, the ball is out of bounds when it touches the player or anyone who is out of bounds; the floor or any object on, above or outside the boundary line; and the board or any object on the field of play.

2. Dribble

Dribbling is a movement of a live ball caused by a player in control of the ball who throws or taps the ball on the ground. During dribbling, the ball may be thrown into the air as long as the ball touches the ground or another player before the player who threw it touches it again with his hand. If you touch it first, then it is a violation. The ball will be handed over to the opposing team.

3. Travel

Traveling is said to be an illegal movement of one foot beyond the bounds in any direction while holding the ball on the field of play. It occurs when a pivot foot, the foot that is held at its point of contact with the ground, accidentally takes unnecessary steps.

4. Three seconds

A player must not remain in the opponents’ restricted area for more than three seconds while his team is in offensive possession. This is the common violation of most centers and forwards. To avoid this, a player must place both feet on the ground outside the restricted area.

5. Twenty-four seconds

A player must shoot a field goal within twenty-four (24) seconds. Not only must the ball leave a player’s hand before the 24-shot clock signal sounds, but it must also touch the ring or enter the basket. Failure to do so will be considered a twenty-four (24) second shot clock violation and the ball will be automatically delivered to the opponent.

6. Ball returned to the backcourt

As a general rule, a player in offensive possession of a live ball may not have the ball illegally returned to his backcourt.

7. Fouls

Foul is the most common infraction in the game of basketball. It involves illegal personal contact with an opponent or unsportsmanlike behavior. It is often called a personal foul or technical foul. Any number of fouls against a team can be called. Regardless of the penalty, each foul will be charged to the offender and penalized accordingly.

The simple infringement of the rules can change the momentum of the team and therefore the outcome of the game. To maximize your team’s winning potential, try to familiarize yourself with these common infractions and avoid committing them.


Yao Ming is a Chinese professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Like Dikembe Mutombo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Tracy Mc Grady (United States) and Luis Scola (Argentina), he is one of the best players in the world.

Liu Xiang won the gold medal in the men’s 110-meter hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He was the first Asian man to win an Olympic gold medal on the track, and his victory in Greece was hailed in his country as a jump. cultural forward because it went against the stereotypes of what makes a great hurdler. 110-meter hurdles, Liu said: “My victory has shown that yellow-skinned athletes can run as fast as white and black-skinned athletes.” He was born on July 13, 1983 in Shanghai, China.

The Chinese delegation participated in the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney (Australia) and won 28 gold medals in events such as athletics, badminton, diving, gymnastics, judo, shooting, taekwondo, table tennis and weightlifting.

Kuoshu is the national sport of the People’s Republic of China.

Lang Ping played volleyball in the 1984 Summer Olympics for China. In the 1980s, she was the best volleyball player in the world. In 2004, she became the head coach of the United States women’s national volleyball team. “Lang Ping is a person who has been extraordinarily successful in all phases of her career as a player and coach, and her accomplishments are unmatched,” said United States CEO Doug Beal. “She won every major event as a player for China during her career and was clearly the dominant player in the world in the 1980s.” And she transitioned smoother than almost anyone in volleyball history to her coaching role, leading China to a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and successfully coaching professionally in Italy for many years. ” .

China sent 246 athletes to the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona (Spain). He participated in gymnastics, athletics, boxing, cycling, fencing, diving, judo, shooting, swimming, table tennis, archery, badminton, sailing, weightlifting, wrestling, modern pentathlon, basketball, and volleyball. The People’s Republic of China finished 4th in the medal table, with 54 (16 gold), behind the Unified Team (112), the United States (108) and Germany (82).

The Chinese metropolis has hosted the 11th Asian Games in 1990. More than 6,122 athletes from more than 35 countries participated, along with 1,000 coaches. It was the largest sports event in the Third World in 1990.

Beijing has hosted the 1990 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship. It is the capital city of China.

The Asian country has had many famous athletes in the last century: Kuo-tuang Jung (table tennis), Lu Li (gymnastics), Chen Yueling (athletics), Fu Mingxia (diving), Zheng Meizhu (volleyball), Gao Min ( diving), Haixia Zheng (basketball), Yang Xilan (volleyball), Zhuang Xiaoyan (judo), Hong Qian (swimming), Gu Jun (badminton), Chuang Tse-tung (table tennis), Wang Huifeng (fencing), Hsie -ting (table tennis), Wei Qiang (softball), Yong Zhuang (swimming), He Ying (archery), Ge Fei (badminton), Le Jingyi (swimming), Wang Junxia (athletics), Xu Yanmei (diving ), Sun Fuming (judo), Li Duihong (shooting), Mo Huilan (gymnastics) and Qu Yunxia (athletics).

Zhu Jianhua was one of the most famous athletes in China and Asia. He was an Olympic bronze medalist and a former high jump world record holder.

The Chinese team won the Women’s Volleyball World Cup by defeating Cuba (3-1) in 1985. It was the 2nd victory for the People’s Republic of China in the World Cup.

China did not participate in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, USSR (now Russia). Many Chinese athletes, notably hurdler Tsu Lin, high jumper Ni Chih-chin, long jumper Hsia Chieh-ping, runner Sung Mei-hua, and volleyball players Liang Yan, Zhang Rongfang, Zhou Xiaolan, and Zhu Ling- lost their Olympic chances.

Li Ning won three gymnastics gold medals at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California (USA). Like Nadia Comaneci (Romania) and Vitaly Scherbo (Belarus), he was one of the best gymnasts of the 20th century. Li Ning was born on September 8, 1963 in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China.

From 1993 to 1996, Wang Junxia was one of the best runners in China and Asia. She set three world records in 1993 (3,000 meter and 10,000 meter events). This year he won a gold medal in the 10,000m at the Stuggart World Championships (Germany). At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta (Georgia, USA), he notified the world of his championship capabilities by winning the gold medal in the 5,000-meter race.

The Asian country won the silver medal in softball at the 1996 Olympic Games in the United States.

Diver Fu Mingxia won 5 gold medals in three consecutive Olympic Games: Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000). She is an idol in her hometown of Wuhan, China.

Chuang Tse-tung was one of the best known players in the history of table tennis (also known as ping pong). In the 1960s, he was an idol in the People’s Republic of China.

China has competed in the Winter Olympics 8 times and has won a total of 33 medals. He has more Olympic medals than Iceland, Hungary, Australia and Poland combined.

Michael Chang, who had won a Grand Slam, plans to open an academy for young players in China. He once said: “I have a wish, which is to contribute my accumulated experience of playing in world tournaments to the development of tennis in China.”

China sent 219 athletes to the 1984 Olympic Games, which were held in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Chinese delegation had athletes competing in 16 sports: archery (6), athletics (22), basketball (22), canoeing (4), cycling (7), fencing (17), gymnastics (14), handball (15), wrestling (10), rowing (9), shooting (17), swimming (35), tennis (1), volleyball (22), weightlifting (10) and sailing (4).

The Vegas Golden Knights have already exceeded the highest expectations for fans of an expansion NHL team. Not only did they advance to the NHL playoffs, they swept the LA Kings in the first round. When it comes to expansion teams, the Las Vegas Knights have already secured a seat at the discussion table for the best freshman teams of all time. Today, we take a look at the great expansion teams of all time in the history of professional sports.

Vegas Knights compared to expanding teams from other sports

Vegas tops NHL expansion teams in terms of success early on. The Florida Panthers were a competitive team, but they were never really a threat to compete in the Stanly Cup Championship. So to argue that the Vegas Knights are the best expansion team ever, we must compare them to the best first-year franchise teams in other sports.

Vegas Golden Knights versus MLB’s best freshmen teams

The Los Angeles Angels were the only team to finish the season with more than 70 wins. The Golden Knights had a difference of +.7 points during the regular season. Los Angeles de Los Angeles were a -.3. When you consider that baseball has more total runs per game, this statistic is even higher. So by far, they’ve easily beaten the Los Angeles Angels in terms of the NHL’s best freshman team versus the NFL.

Let’s now look at a quick rundown of the other professional sports:

In the NBA, the 1967 Chicago Bulls are ranked at the top of the list of the most successful NBA expansion teams. No one has been able to beat their 33-win season as a freshman team. They were still well below a team of 500 and never in serious discussion for being a championship caliber team.

What was the Vegas Golden Knights record during the regular season? They went 51-24 with 7 OTLs (overtime losses). Only the Tampa Bay Lightning (54), Nashville Predators (53) and Winnipeg Jets (52) had more wins during the regular season. Vegas was in uncharted waters and setting all-time records for expansion teams throughout the season.

In the NFL, no team has won more than 7 games during its inaugural season. The Carolina Panthers were 7-9 in 1995. So once again, there is no team in football that can even match the performance of the Las Vegas Knights.

Vegas Golden Knights is the largest expansion team in the history of the sport, hands down

In conclusion, the Vegas Golden Knights took home the “Best Expansion Team in Sports History” award. The Golden Knights had a 200-1 long shot to win the Stanley Cup (Las Vegas odds) at the start of the season. Now, they have 4-1 odds to take the cup home.

If the Vegas Golden Knights never win another game for the remainder of the playoffs, they can still claim to be the largest expansion team in the history of the sport.

It is very ironic that a sports team from “Las Vegas” is able to challenge so many odds to perform so well. If you want to build a fan base, all an expansion team has to do is perform well and provide hope for the future. In Las Vegas, the future is NOW! Whatever happens from here on is just the icing on the cake. The Vegas Golden Knights are here to stay and their growing fan base couldn’t be more excited!

Have you ever tried to drop a bag into a 6-inch diameter hole 30 feet away from you? If so, then you’ve played corn hole in the backyard. Cornhole, also known as bag throwing, soft horseshoes and many others is a tailgating sport increasingly practiced by all ages. Whether you are with your family at home or at a soccer game grilling and drinking, everyone can enjoy this game.

The hardest part of this game is tossing the bags into their respective holes. There are many different techniques that you can try. When it comes to tossing bags onto cornhole boards, there are two main things you’ll need to focus on. The first has to do with the throwing style. Most people like to take the bag in the palm of their hand and toss it that way. However, there have been many other ways and techniques. Below are the 3 most popular ones you can try. Like I said before, choose the ones that work best for you.

1. Flat Toss – This involves holding the cornhole bag completely flat in your hand. This will ensure that the corn inside the bag remains uniform throughout the toss. It is always better to launch it from below, as you will have more control over distance and accuracy.

2. Single-fold toss: This involves the same technique as the flat toss, but before pulling, fold the bag in half.

3. Sling Toss: This involves holding the bag in a corner and turning the wrist when throwing. It is not always the most accurate and requires a lot of practice until you can master this technique. Once you’ve figured out which throwing style you’d like to use, the next step is to find the correct bow. Most people will tell you that when tossing a bag, you need to include an arch and room for the bag to slide off once it hits the board. It is always possible to take into account both techniques, since you will have a more complete game and you will be able to adjust your throw according to the place where you are playing, the type of bags, etc.

1. Throwing a bean bag with an arc too high can cause the bag to simply fall on the board and stick. If this is the method you choose, your only goal will be to aim directly at the hole cut in the board.

2. Throwing a cornhole bag with too low an arc will cause the bag to slip. If you choose this method, you need to make sure it is accurate or the bag will slide right off the board. This is why you need a combination of both. Once you have a throwing technique and bow to match, mastering this cornhole game will be a breeze. Just remember, everyone has a different pitch and yours will be unique in the way you play the Cornhole game. Keep modifying it until you have the perfect shot.

A player makes a mistake. The game is still on. The player may still be physically on the court, but all the while his mind is preoccupied with reflecting on his mistake.

Mentally he is not in the game. The player is not able to isolate himself from these recurring thoughts, not because he does not want to, but as a result of the incessant operation of a certain electrical circuit in his brain. Electric energy stimulates recurring thoughts; the player commits a series of fouls.

On the way to the bench he “catches” the gaze of his coach and his feelings of frustration and helplessness grow even stronger.

At this stage we might have expected the player to take a deep breath and relax, however humans are the only creatures that continue to respond to the source of pressure, even when it is gone. Thought has such a powerful effect that it sometimes works against us.

Bruce McEwen, a neuroendocrinologist, explains in his book “The End of Stress As We Know It” that we can only reach a state of insanity through the use of thoughts, despite the absence of an apparent threat.

The physical trainers evaluate the speed of recovery of the player after the effort.

The faster you recover, the better fitness you will be diagnosed with.

Research has shown that when a player stays focused during their break, as an internal focus, their pulse will drop faster than the pulse of a player who is not focused. In our case, the player’s ability to disconnect from the electrical circuit that is “blocking” his brain is the factor that will influence the moment of his return to the court and the degree of mental preparation. This ability can be called mental resilience.

How can we help the player?

The following speech is not directed at players, who experienced this phenomenon only on several occasions, but at players who found this to be a typical behavior pattern that they are suffering from. These players should be aware of their tendency to “lock” their brain after making a mistake in the game. Such a simple recognition can motivate the player to reach this agreement with his coach: “I was wrong, replace me before doing the next one.” In this way, the player becomes part of the decision to sit on the bench and can maintain self-confidence by saying, “The coach saves me from trouble.”

In this preliminary stage it will be easier for the player to cut the electrical circuit, which has just been prompted in his brain. While the player remains on the bench, I offer to adapt some routes of action, which can help to cut the cycle of thought and get back into the game:

A. Diaphragmatic breathing, exercised at a rate of 3-6 breaths as follows:

1. The player sits with the body loose and exhales through the mouth.

2. Inhale through the nose (the stomach fills and inflates a little)

and as you inhale – heart count to 3. Hold your breath for one more second – then slowly release the air from your mouth (stomach empties and comes back inside – while you count to 6).

The player repeats this action for a minute and a half.

In this way, the player tempers the response to stress, and also by applying the count maintains the inner focus, which avoids external distractions and negative thoughts usually associated with this type of situation.

B. “The clock” technique to re-anchor the orientation point:

The player closes his eyes and imagines a large round clock, where the digits 12-6-3-9 appear in their usual order. While taking the time to take a series of relaxing stomach breaths, the player will imagine an illuminated dot appearing below the digit 12. The light will turn off and imagine an illuminated dot that will appear below the digit 6. The light will turn on. will turn off and once again you will imagine a lit dot below the digit 12. The light will turn off and you will imagine that an illuminated dot will appear next to the digit 3. The light will turn off and appear again below the digit 12. The light will turn off and appear an illuminated dot next to the digit 9. Again, the light will turn off and appear below the digit 12.

The player will be asked to repeat this process twice. In general, the player will spend a minute re-anchoring their orientation point.

The moment the player retains his sense of direction, he will be able to mark the coach who has recovered and is now ready to return to the game.

Of course the player needs to be trained and proficient with the “clock” technique before it can be used in real time.

By applying these techniques, the player feeds the electrical circuitry of his brain with stimuli that create new circuits in parallel to his relaxing breathing activity. Consequently, some of the energy that fuels the recurring thoughts, which annoy the player, will carry over to the newly created thoughts and catalyze the weakening of the initial circuit.

As complicated as it may sound, this process is simple and efficient after just a few focused training sessions. The fact that a simple agreement between a player and a coach allows the player to achieve some degree of control of the situation is also simple and surprising.

Remember, the element of control is essential to the player’s mental resilience. Let him control the process!

Do you like watching football as much as playing basketball? In the NCAA world, it’s common for teams to have a solid soccer team or a solid basketball team. For example, the Duke Blue Devils have won three NCAA Division I basketball championships, though their soccer team is typically less than stellar. Meanwhile, while the Alabama football team has won 12 national championships, its basketball team is constantly under the radar.

However, some NCAA schools have excelled in both soccer and basketball. Here are some main examples:

1. Cincinnati Bearcats

The Bearcats football team has not only played in 10 bowl games; he has a 6-4 winning record in those bowls, and has won the last three. Cincinnati has appeared in the Sun Bowl twice, the Motor City Bowl twice, and most recently in the Bowl.

Meanwhile, the Bearcats basketball team has also achieved success. The team has appeared in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament 24 times. Those trips to the tournament included two national championships for the Cincinnati Bearcats (1961, 1962) and a loss in the championship game (1963).

2. Florida Gators

The Gators soccer team, which gave its name to the Gatorade sports drink, won two national championships. During the 1996-1997 season, past Florida quarterback Steve Spurrier returned to coach his alma mater in a 12-1 season and a national championship. Florida defeated Florida State in the Sugar Bowl. Then, during the 2006-2007 season, the Gators won their second national championship, defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes, 41-14. In addition to its national championships, Florida has produced three Heisman Trophy winners:

o Steve Spurrier (1966)

o Danny Wuerffel (1996)

o Tim Tebow (2007)

The Florida Gators men’s basketball team has recently risen to prominence. In 2000, the team made its first appearance in the NCAA championship, although it lost to Michigan State, 89-76. However, the Gators became “chompions” in 2006, winning their first NCAA title. The Gators demolished UCLA, 73-57. Then, in 2007, Florida defended its title by defeating Ohio State 84-75.

3. UCLA Bruins

Although best known for its basketball team, the Bruins football team has also achieved substantial success over the years. The Bruins’ greatest success occurred in 1954, when the team became co-national champions. UCLA has also won 17 lecture titles. In 1967, the UCLA soccer team also produced a Heisman Trophy winner: Gary Beban.

Meanwhile, the UCLA Bruins basketball team has been spectacular. It has won 11 NCAA championships, more than any other team. Under renowned coach John Wooden, the Bruins won 10 titles in the span of 12 years! The team has also been undefeated for four years (1964, 1967, 1972, 1973). UCLA won its most recent NCAA championship in 1995. Since 2006, the team has also appeared in three consecutive Final Fours at the NCAA tournament.

While it is commendable to excel in both men’s basketball and NCAA football, it is outstanding to excel in both sports. Cheer for your favorite NCAA team to victory in either sport, or both!

How many NCAA teams have won men’s and women’s basketball championships? As interesting as the teams that are on the list, are the teams that are not. On the men’s side, the Duke powerhouse has won three men’s championships (1991, 1992, 2001), but their female counterparts have lost their two NCAA championship games (1999, 2006).

Meanwhile, while Tennessee women’s basketball teams have won eight NCAA championships (1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008), their men’s counterparts have never made it to the NCAA tournament championship. . So which schools have won championships in the men’s and women’s tournaments? Here’s the full (and short) list:

1. Connecticut Huskies

The Lady Tennessee Volunteers and Lady Connecticut Huskies have won 13 of the 27 NCAA women’s basketball tournaments. UConn has won five championships, ironically beating Tennessee eight times, four of those times (1995 defeated Tennessee, 2000 defeated Tennessee, 2002 defeated Oklahoma, 2003 defeated Tennessee, 2004 defeated Tennessee). Also, the Lady Huskies have never lost an NCAA championship game.

Although less successful than their female counterparts, male Huskies have also won multiple NCAA championships. During the 1999 tournament, the Huskies outscored the Duke Blue Devils, by a score of 77-74. Then, in 2004, UConn defeated Georgia Tech in the championship game, with a more resounding victory: 82-73. The men’s team has never lost an NCAA championship game, either.

2. Maryland tortoises

In their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Final Four, the Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team won their first NCAA tournament. The game was a defensive battle against the Indiana Hoosiers, who had already won five national titles. Although Indiana played tough against Maryland, Terrapin players like Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter responded with solid plays of their own.

Famous for their overtime heroics, the Lady Maryland Terrapins needed another overtime to win their first NCAA championship, in the 2006 tournament. Down 13 points against the Duke Blue Devils, they bounced back and won in overtime, 78 -75. Surprisingly, the team was 6-0 in overtime games during the season. That included five road games and the NCAA championship.

3. North Carolina Tar Heels

The North Carolina men’s basketball team has appeared in the NCAA championship eight times and has won four NCAA championships (1957 defeated Kansas, 1982 at Georgetown, 1993 at Michigan, 2005 at Illinois). Famous Tar Heels players include:

or Vince Carter

or Billy Cunningham

or Tyler Hansborough

or Brendan Haywood

or Bobby Jones

or Michael Jordan

or Rasheed Wallace

or James worthy

The Lady North Carolina Tar Heels beat Louisiana Tech in the 1994 NCAA tournament, by the smallest of margins: 60-59. The teams played the championship in Richmond Virginia, at the Richmond Coliseum. Sylvia Hatchell was the coach of the winning Tar Heels. Meanwhile, Tonya Sampson and Charlotte Smith were the All-Tournament players who were key players for North Carolina.

While several NCAA colleges and universities have won a Division I men’s or women’s basketball championship, only three have one for both. Use NCAA merchandise to cheer on your team and become the “Final One” of the tournament!

As a coach and teacher for about 40 years, I have learned a few things for myself. Learning is a fascinating thing, and yet I think some of us take it for granted. “Life” itself is a tremendous journey filled with constant learning, to help us improve our position in life, hopefully have a respectable good life, and survive to the end in all aspects of life. Learning helps us make decisions for which we hold ourselves accountable, whether they are right or wrong.

The power to ‘choose’ is probably the greatest power we have in life. Everything we do can be traced back to a thought and then a choice that ultimately leads to a destination. I don’t want to philosophize too much here, but ultimately this article is about making an impact through visual symbols that possibly last a lifetime.

Charles Garfield once said, “A key to self-management is self-observation. It is important to realize that self-observation is not the same as excessive criticism, critical judgment, or paralysis by analysis. It is rather consistent monitoring. of one’s own performance “.

Another reason I am writing about symbolism is that the greatest teacher in all Jesus Christ taught in parables and symbols and if these parables and symbols left lasting impressions on my mind, then I hope they will have some effect on you, reader.

Throughout the many years of teaching, I have found that I have increasingly used visuals or symbols to help students possibly see what I see. Another teaching tool such as an overhead projector that projects an image onto a screen. There is a visual right there. We seem to get on the same page faster.

Here are 4 reasons why I use symbols in my training methods.

  1. Symbols create images that help you remember important concepts.
  2. Symbols can represent and create feelings that we can control.
  3. Symbols can teach different principles according to personal disposition to learn or improve.
  4. Symbols can possibly speed up learning by clarifying imaginary pictures or images.

As I’ve said before, when it comes to shooting free throws in an excellently consistent and efficient way, it takes more than just “being a human being.” You must become a “human doing”. Shooters are not born. They are done. So the first key is to find your max ability as a free throw shooter by learning what your best max line average is. If the best in the world, namely the NBA players, average around 72%, you can measure yourself with those numbers that are really very mediocre for a skill that is so simple and repetitive.

William James was the author of this comment which is perfect for my message. He stated: “A mind once stretched by a great idea or a new understanding will never fully return to its original dimensions.” That’s why once you hit 90% of the line, you won’t go back to 70% anymore. You will respect the changes you have made to raise your numbers through cognitive learning.

Since there are about 25 scientific principles to adhere to when shooting a free throw or a triple, I have found that almost all of the principles carry some symbolism with them. Don’t forget that every principle has some scientific attachment and there are few or no shortcuts. Try defying gravity. Try drinking unleaded gas. These are scientific principles that we all respect, whether out of fear or out of knowledge, it is irrelevant. The result is the same and that’s what we want, positive reinforcement and instant gratification.

Symbolism for the trigger mechanism.:

1. The ‘life’ of a free kick which is only about a second or so is a symbol of “life” itself. The free kick lasts one second and the average life is about 75 years depending on whether you are a man or a woman. Females are more blessed and average a few more years according to scientific studies. To shoot a perfect free kick you need a goal. IS the goal. It takes motivation, desire, dedication, knowledge, and the endless practice of perfect principles to achieve the desired result, which is perfection.

Leading an almost perfect “life” requires the same process. The goal is heaven or eternal life. (Apologies to atheists and non-believers. My intention is not to hurt anyone’s feelings). Search and diligently acquire the appropriate knowledge, application of the principles learned, desire to follow a certain planned path (which can be good or bad), personal motivation, dedication, practicing and applying principles and values ​​that provide the desired result. Tell me if it is more difficult to dominate the second to shoot a free throw in the game of basketball or the 75 years to dominate in the game of life?

2.Hand-ball relationship. Not only should the hand with the index finger be positioned 90 degrees from the seams (the seams are not crucial here, but the index finger in the middle of the ball is). The hand should be as wide as possible to remove the palm of the ball and it will be easier to maintain a level of consistency with the wide hand.

The symbolism here is that of writing with a pen or pencil. Can’t you get your fingers to be positioned the same way each time on the writing utensil and don’t write with your fingers and not with your arm and the largest muscles in your body? The fingers walk. The yellow pages ad may ring a bell.

3. The guiding hand. This is the supporting hand that stabilizes the ball during the lift or catch.

The symbolism here is the image of the space shuttle ready to blast off into space. Moments after the rockets were fired and spewed megatons of fire and smoke into the ground and atmosphere, the supporting metal scaffold is seen slowly being peeled off to allow liftoff.

Same as the left guide hand, which after stabilizing the ball in the ‘shooting cavity’, is lifted a couple of inches to allow the shot to be fired unhindered just before pulling the trigger with the right hand. (Opposite for left-handed shooters).

Four.The ‘shooting pocket’ is the area of ​​the body near where the ball stops briefly after picking up the ball just before it is released. Depending on the size and strength of the shooter, this is where the shooting pocket may be. It can be near the abdomen, chest, or right side of the face, or even behind the top of the head.

The symbolism here is the cocked trigger, before the trigger is pressed.

If there is no pause before pulling the trigger, then the shot can be called a ‘pull’ or push. A shot is disciplined and a ‘throw’ or lunge is undisciplined. This pause generally separates males from females simply for lack of strength.

5. The shooting arm It includes the part of the anatomy from the shoulder joint to the wrist joint. When you straighten or “lock” the elbow during the shot to give the whole arm a straight look, you are actually symbolizing the barrel of a rifle with the bullet in the chamber just before firing.

6. Monitoring which is the final stage of the shot and is simply the hand wide open starting in a position with the palms up facing the ceiling (holding the ball) to end with the hand wide open with the palm down looking down at the floor.

The symbolism here is like closing the (hinged) lid of a cookie jar rather than putting your whole hand in the cookie jar. The hand remains somewhat curved without bending the joints except the wrist.

7. The broad finger was extended before and after the shot. Ensures consistency in ball delivery by limiting any excessive movement by keeping all finger joints in locked mode. The only joint that bends over the hand during a shot is the wrist.

The symbolism here is like a duck’s webbed feet that are always kept wide for maximum traction while paddling. Imagine rowing a boat with a broomstick instead of an oar. Same principle. No direction or power with fine tracking.

8. Shooting bow it is usually the same as the launch angle, which is also equal to the angle of entry of the ball into the basket.

The symbolism here for the bow is to imagine yourself shooting from the top of an old British red telephone box. You definitely don’t want your tracking to be at forehead level or close to your ear.

9. The ‘full follow-up’ it is the holding pattern during the shot at least until the ball hits the ring. This is the full arm extended with the wrist bent and the hand parallel to the floor and with no bent joints.

The symbolism here is the Statue of Liberty holding the burning torch proud and tall and for quite some time. (Hold the tracking for the life of the shot or until it hits the rim.)

10.The inner edge of the shooting doll. If you have the perfect shot pocket just a couple of inches above your forehead and the inside edge of your shot wrist will be in line with the front center of the hoop.

The symbolism here is that the inner edge of the firing wrist is compared to the sight on the tip of a rifle or shotgun. Therefore, when you have the perfect line, you will have the center of the front of the rim, the inner edge of the shooting wrist, and the eyes will form a perfectly straight line, like the barrel of a long rifle.

Frank Andrews made a good final statement for all of the above symbolism when he said, “Mindfulness is the practice of directing your attention, moment by moment, in the direction of your purpose. It is called mindfulness because you must keep your purpose in mind while watch their attention. Then when you notice that your target has drifted, calmly realign it. ” Absolutely perfect.

Copyright 2009, Ed Palubinskas. All rights reserved.