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May 22, 2011: Inspect Your Pole Vault Equipment

There is something comforting about watching an airplane pilot walk around the outside of an airplane for a visual inspection prior to takeoff. Even though there are mechanics that work on the planes, the pilot who knows it is his or her ultimate responsibility for everyone’s safety onboard takes his or her due diligence seriously. It should be no different for athletes, and especially coaches, to inspect sporting equipment prior to each use.

May 16, 2011: Eleven Strategies for Facility Maintenance

Proper maintenance of a facility can save you money by extending the life of your facility and your equipment plus proper maintenance can also keep people safe from harm. As part of your business operations, maintenance should be actively approached and include both cleaning and making minor and major repairs. Consider the following strategies to successfully maintain your facility:

May 9, 2011: Bike Riding in the Sand

Have you ever taken your two-wheeled bicycle to the beach and ridden your bike on the sand? This recently was a first for me and it was an experience that was exhilarating yet challenging. My adventure, though, was made more complex because I expended a lot of energy dodging people, waves and debris. Despite the joy of the activity, I could not help but reflect on ways to minimize the risks associated with my ride, and ultimately making the activity more enjoyable.

May 1, 2011: Save Money with Pre-Event Research

When thinking about starting a new event in your area, like a running race or a triathlon, you should do a little planning and research before investing any money. First, think about what type of event you would like to host. Choose a particular event in which you have a high level of competency, which will make it easier for you to understand all the details needed to host a particular competition. Though to further improve your chance of success, consider starting with a more logistically simple race, such as coordinating a small running race.

April 16, 2011: Violent Opening Day Provokes Changes in Security Measures for the Dodgers

Opening day creates excitement and joy amongst many baseball fans; that is unless you go to a stadium wearing the jersey of a visiting team. This was the unfortunate scenario, which occurred in the parking lot of the L.A. Dodgers’ stadium when two Dodgers’ fans physically battered a man who was wearing San Francisco Giants’ apparel. Even though the Dodgers’ won the opening day game against the Giants, it was not enough satisfaction for two of the home team’s fans.

March 29, 2011: A Dead Body Should Not Be Brought to a Soccer Game

In Columbia a group of avid soccer fans paid a unique tribute to their friend who was murdered. The fans carried the dead body of a seventeen-year-old, who was resting in his coffin, into a stadium for a professional soccer game. This raises the question: Were the group of friends required to purchase a ticket for the entrance of this unusual guest? Not to make light of the gravity of their friend’s death, but ticket takers for the game had to have noticed a group of fans carrying a large wooden coffin into the stadium.