7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Pool Cue Stick

Written by Ashley Barnard

7 Tips for Choosingrepparttar Perfect Pool Cue Stick

So, you're ready to buy your own pool cue. If you've done any looking around at all, you may have more questions than answers. Pool cues can range from around $50.00 to $5,000.00. How do you know which one isrepparttar 151000 "perfect" cue for you?

First of all, you need to know some ofrepparttar 151001 terminology. There are two basic types of Pool cues -- called production or custom.

Production cues are computer designed and mass produced. Custom cues are handmade, often from exotic materials, and are created just for you -- based onrepparttar 151002 length of your arms,repparttar 151003 size of your hands, how you shoot, etc.

While choosingrepparttar 151004 right Pool cue stick is a largely a matter of personal preference and style, there are some basic tips that can help you findrepparttar 151005 perfect stick for you.

1. Size does matter! It's actually related torepparttar 151006 length of your arms. Longer arms -- longer stick. Cue sticks typically start at around 57 inches.

2. Make sure thatrepparttar 151007 stock ofrepparttar 151008 stick is completely straight and not crooked. It's fairly simple to figure out. Putrepparttar 151009 stick on a flat surface like a table, and roll it under your palm a couple of times. If it's crooked, you'll know it. You can also holdrepparttar 151010 stick tip pointed down, and site down alongrepparttar 151011 length.

3. Experts agree thatrepparttar 151012 tip isrepparttar 151013 most important part ofrepparttar 151014 stick, although they are divided as to which type of tip is best. For example, a soft tip is believed to be better if you use a lot of English when playing. A hard tip gives you more control and power. However, a soft tip will have to be replaced more often than a hard tip.

Tips On Running A Baseball Tryout

Written by Coach John Peter

Tips On Running A Baseball Tryout

If you need a tryout format for your league, All-Stars, or for an individual team, here are some good guidelines that are flexible and give coaches a good idea ofrepparttar players' abilities.

Make sure you run them. Whatever distances your bases are, make sure they run a dash from home to first and a dash from home to second. Time and log everything! HINT: Run them side by side if you are running inrepparttar 150917 outfield. The competition makes for better times.

Hitting will make or break a team. Have a coach or a consistent pitching machine throw about 10 pitches to every player. Giving only 3 or 4 pitches may eliminate some good hitters. Don't always look forrepparttar 150918 guy who can knock one overrepparttar 150919 fence if he strikes out a lot. Look forrepparttar 150920 guys who hitrepparttar 150921 ball hard, hopefully gap doubles. While some players are hitting, make sure you have other groups doing something else, such as running or fielding. Don't put allrepparttar 150922 guys onrepparttar 150923 field and have them play a game.....yet. When picking your team, always pickrepparttar 150924 guy that may hit for average and hopefully, some power. Remember, base hits will win you more ball games thanrepparttar 150925 occasional long ball.

Fielding.... When hitting to them, make sure you hit pop ups, grounders, line drives, slow rollers, and make them go right and left. I would take a guy who is a below average hitter and an above average fielder rather than a good hitter and a poor fielder (you just run out of places to hide them on defense, especially if you have more than one of this type of player). Offense wins games but pitching and defense prevents losses. Another potential problem to avoid isrepparttar 150926 guy that is very limited to one position. This absolutely will hurt you more than you can imagine. You will find yourself realigning an entire teamís defense when that one catcher-only or 1st baseman-only player is on your roster. Let me list what positions need what attributes:

Catcher- Needs to be a very loud, aware take charge guy; May be evenrepparttar 150927 smartest and most baseball-knowledgeable player on your team. You can't have a slow catcher, he must be agile and quick. If not, sooner or later it will come back to haunt you.

1st baseman- Also can't be very slow or it will hurt you. He must be able to cover some ground as more infield errors occur from bad throws than missed balls!

2nd baseman- Quick hands and quick feet. Doesn't have to be very big so he needs to be able to make contact atrepparttar 150928 plate especially if he is small and doesnít bring too much pop withrepparttar 150929 bat.

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