Sports know-how... short and sweet
A perfect example of that would be when you first saw the sport of Curling on the schedule during the 2008 Olympics. Like many other Americans who suddenly became aware of this intriguing sport, we were hooked on watching the competition and couldn't get enough of it. HOWEVER, we wanted to know more about the rules and scoring; you know, short and sweet, the sports know-how... just what was the significance of those lines and circles - not to mention the strategy of "brushing" the ice and technique of throwing the "stone" to gain points. Our feeble search attempts on-line gave us enough insight to follow the game during the Olympics, but we hungered for more after the games were over.
Sports know-how for the newbies
So with Curling, the seed was planted to do a series of articles on knowing how to play different sports so the newbies can follow it… you know, a one pager explaining the basic rules with layout or diagram of the playing field (or a link to it). After all, maybe you're not the athletic type; but, want to know enough to be able to watch a game with your spouse, kids, or friends... a bonding opportunity.
Sooo… here’s the first of the series of articles on sports know-how that we’ll be covering… our test page, so to speak, on Barrel Racing. Let us know what you think.
More... if you'd like to hold some mini events that mimic the big Olympic Games try these gymnastics in your own backyard or game room. We found some great infographics to use for the summer games (shown above) that give you visual insight into the individual event. For many of the winter sports, you'll find in-depth explanations at this site with more fun visuals.
CHART BELOW: We added these winter "one-pagers" to our Sports Know-How category in time for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) that were held in January 2012. We got inspired by the 2012 London Summer Games to add to our Summer Sports category. We'll be adding sports periodically so keep checking back. If the titles are shining brightly in white text, they're ready for you to click on! ^.^