There has been a lot of talk about sports at HubPages Headquarters lately, so I’ve decided to make this week’s theme beginner’s guides to individual and team sports. Evergreen (that’s non-newsy) sports Hubs actually have great long-term potential!
As I’ve shared on our blog, you don’t have to be a huge sports fan to be a potentially great sports writer. Nearly everyone is an expert in some sort of sport, be it something more common, such as basketball, or something a bit more obscure, such as jousting.
Here are some ideas for titles you might use:
A Beginner’s Guide to _______
The Basic Rules of ___________
Important ________ Safety Tips
_____________________ for Kids
__________: Rules of the Game
How to Play _________________
And if you’d like some further prompts, here are some keyword researched titles on various different sports:
Basketball Rules for Beginners
The Anatomy of a Fencing Sword
Soccer Rules for Beginners
Table Tennis Rules for Beginners
A Guide to Medieval Jousting Rules
Tennis Rules for Beginners
How to Play Tennis: A Beginners’ Guide
The Most Commonly Overlooked Rules of Golf
10 Funny and Strange Baseball Rules
How to Play Soccer in the Rain
Coaching Soccer: A Beginner’s Guide
Basic Baseball Rules for Beginners
Essential Fencing Equipment for Beginners
I don’t know about you, but I would LOVE to read articles on these things!
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I can’t wait to read your Hubs!!! I do hope you’ll be joining us this week.
OoOoh I'm excited! Great idea! This is going to be a fun one!
Hey Simone I'm finally on my holidays I'll get a hub or two on sports out there
Sweet! Can't wait to read 'em, lobobrandon!
I have only joined hub page a week ago and I am really interested in sport and cant wait to start a hub. My plan is to start tonight when the house is quiet. I have decided what to write about and of course it will be my son of nine years old whom I will be thinking of when I am writing. Please check me out.It will be just coming from the heart. tune in tomorrow.
My Second hub - http://lobobrandon.hubpages.com/hub/Whe … onal-court
It's about finding a place to play tennis if you can't afford a real court
Thanks for the great inspiration. I really enjoyed doing this, so here's my hub on the spot of rogaining....
http://janheath.hubpages.com/hub/A-Begi … -Rogaining
This is awesome. I enjoyed lasts weeks hub ideas quite a bit and this weeks topics even more. Now I have to pick one of your ideas and start writing.
Be back soon.
I have two worries. First, the hub I created may be off-topic. I'm not really sure. I won't teach any one how to play a sport. But I will explain some rules. Second, my hub might be considered adult content. I certainly hope it won't fall under that category. In any case, I'm taking the risk. If I violate any rule, I'd be more than willing to delete my hub.
I wrote about the art of butt slapping. Yeah, you read that right. After learning about this week's topic, I watched sports on TV, hoping to get an idea on which sport to write about. But instead, I noticed some strange antics in sports. And so I thought of writing about the strangest of them all: butt slapping.
If you want to learn more about one of the greatest mysteries in all of sports, please read my hub. http://cliffmendrez.hubpages.com/hub/Th … ports?done
I'm also looking forward to reading other sports hubs here.
Well, I think it's awesome and funny (and voted as such).
I've got a sports hub in the works too, potentially even more controversial. Prepare to learn some things you never wanted to know about obscure sports.
Cliff Mendez, this Hub ROCKS.
In addition to being funny, it's TOTALLY about a real thing in sports, and it's on a niche topic to boot!
Alright guys and gals here is my contribution to this week's topic. It is about being a hockey mom and what to expect if your child starts playing on a travel hockey team. Hope you enjoy. http://lindysworld.hubpages.com/hub/The … Hockey-Mom
I did quite enjoy this! You've given a very honest view of the responsibilities of a hockey mom- and they're no small responsibilities to take on!
Took me longer than I thought to do the research for this, but it was fun! I used to love going to the local Renn-faire.
Well, rugby is certainly a niche in the US sports market, but some exciting things going on with development for you guys'n girls.
I decided to jump in and create one with some basic rugby stuff, although from an Aussie viewpoint!
Hope it's ok!!
Thought I would join in on this week's topic with a list of essential equipment for first time T-Ball and Coach Pitch players. Here is the link:
http://alissaroberts.hubpages.com/hub/E … -Beginners
Mine is MUCH longer than I thought it'd be, and I even took quite a bit out. lol - Soccer Rules for Beginners. http://veronicafarkas.hubpages.com/hub/ … -Beginners
Alissaroberts- your advice about that equipment is lovely, and props on the great original photos!
VeronicaFarkas, I can TOTALLY see how you ended up creating a longer Hub than you expected- there's much more to soccer than meets the eye!
This is a great topic, one that I didn't think I would be able to write about at first. Then I remembered that I used to play Underwater Hockey in college! I though, what an obscure sport, I bet nobody has ever even heard of that! So I decided to write a hub on it, I hope everyone enjoys it!
http://elani-lee.hubpages.com/hub/An-Ob … ter-Hockey
THAT. IS. SO. COOL!!!!! I *must* figure out how to rustle up a game. I'd suck at underwater hockey, but it would be so much fun to try!
I'm glad that you wrote that hub! It was really interesting! =]
Ok--here it is--my personal favorite sport, which I miss very much since injuring my knee back in 2001...oh, but it's so tempting to get back into it...
http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/In-L … ToGetGoing
I joined my high school's brand new lacrosse team my Freshman year as a totally out-of-shape, awkward, quiet girl who was bullied and abused verbally and online for several months previous.
Girl's lacrosse honestly changed my life. I was never very good at it, I only played for three years (one on Varsity) and it definitely had some major up's and down's, but I treasure the experience and want others to know and love the sport like I do.
http://shanna11.hubpages.com/hub/Girls- … -Beginners
Wow, how cool! I wish lacrosse was offered at my school.
I tried lacrosse when I was at University, and whilst i was never very good it was great fun. Thank you for sharing this, It always fascinates me how the guys and gals game can be so different.
Love this topic and have been buried in other work projects this week. Finally finished my hub on Pickleball - my absolute favorite sport/recreational game I played growing up:
http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/pi … ners-guide
Who knew that the game is experiencing a huge growth in popularity? Hope you enjoy!
Wow this really was a great hub, I love that I have been shown a new sport, now to find somewhere in the UK who play it Looks like a lot of fun . Thanks for sharing this.
I totally enjoyed this! Hadn't heard of Pickleball before
Loved it! I shared it w/ my fiance, too, Steph. I think we may try playing this spring! lol =]
Hi, I went for the table tennis one, haven't played since I was at school, so it was good to have a recap.
http://dipless.hubpages.com/hub/Table-T … -Beginners
Here's my hub Hope its good
http://lobobrandon.hubpages.com/hub/How … -a-trainer
I definitely think it's good- you've touched on some important aspects of good coaches for ANY sport.
Interesting hub, enjoyed and some good tips about coaching athletes and people in general. Thanks
HEEE! Dipless! You rock for including that clip from Friends!
I set out to write an article on building water confidence for beginning swimmers, but my research led me in a different direction. I think (hope) this still qualifies for the WTI. It is now called: Is it safe to take your baby swimming?
http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/A-Beginn … o-Swimming
Wow, so interesting! You mention a bunch of complications and conditions here I'd never even heard of. I say that the different direction is great!
Hi Simone, I'm always a "day late, and a dollar short"! Am I too late to do a Home Improvement Hub???
It's been too long since I've done a Weekly Topic Inspiration. Here is mine for this weeks topic. It's about children's tee ball http://just-ask-susan.hubpages.com/hub/ … r-Children
Very interesting hub Susan. Being from the UK I didn’t even know tee ball existed.
And being from a non-sporty family, I've never had the chance to play it. What a shame! Sounds like fun.
Here is my second of the week
http://dipless.hubpages.com/hub/The-Mos … es-of-Golf
How could I not chose this with the great material supplied by CaddyShack and Happy Gilmore
Here's an interesting and not too-well-known sport - Canoe (Kayak) Polo
A Beginner's Guide to Canoe Polo
Interesting hub, and one I shall pass on to the kayakers in my family.
Had never hear of it, thanks for sharing, looks like an interesting sport
OH MY GOSH WE LIVE IN AN ENCHANTED, WONDERFUL WORLD!!! Canoe Polo!! EPIC WIN!
Sigh, this week's topic just isn't coming together for me. The more crazy sports I find, the more I keep finding the same sports...over and over and over again, in list after list of "world's craziest sports." That's no fun. I'm going to start working on something else. Maybe inspiration will strike over the weekend.
This is my hub for the weekly topic inspiration:
http://ruchira.hubpages.com/hub/Learnin … -and-above
This hub talks about the basic ground rules of playing cricket and why a 5 year old should be learning it.
Hello everyone, here is my hub. I hope you all like it. I did a couple of hubs on the subject a few weeks ago so was kinda of two minds to do another but I figured how to do this one differently.
http://cardisa.hubpages.com/hub/Self-De … nners?done
Alright, I finally got mine done. I didn't end up covering nearly as much as I wanted to. I was going to go over the ins and outs of finding the proper tennis racket size, including grip size, head size, weight, and length. But, I got started and realized finding the right grip size was a hub in and of itself. Sheesh!
A Primer on Tennis Racket Sizes: Finding the Proper Grip Size
Dude. Wordscribe43, this is really useful! I had no idea you were such a tennis expert!! AWESOME Hub.
Thanks, Simone! Sadly those years of tennis is precisely why I'm having yet another knee surgery (I think it's number 6, I've lost count) one week from today. But, heck... it was worth it. I love (and miss) the sport. Good thing I'm getting to teach my kids!
Ah, such is the unfortunate side effect of loving so many sports!! Even I, as a devoted swimmer (a HARMLESS sport, I thought!), am paying the price for spending all of my exercise time as a kid essentially weightless- my bone density is alarmingly low!
Since we're damned if we do and damned if we don't, I say we just go for it. I'm so glad you get to pass this on to your kids!
Got mine done but didn't follow the instructions lol! Art is like life for me.
http://elizadoole.hubpages.com/_o934ac9 … Darts?done
I decided to do darts as a sport because we were laughing at the pot belly champions of the World Matchplay Tournament 2012 recently.
Will certainly have to look into creating a sports hub soon. I will probably opt for Football (Soccer if you are American) as this is my favorite. Maybe i'll do a hub explaining the offside rule, to help the female hubbers out! LOL
A beginners guide to playing Snooker
http://barryrutherford.hubpages.com/hub … ooker?done
In order to get a couch potato to play sports, you need to get the couch potato to move off the couch. This is the part where you move the couch potato, and I hope the rest falls into place.
http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/The … -to-Sports
I gave this challenge a try ...
Essential Fencing Equipment for Beginners
Admit it: You play with your child's Nerf sword. But that's OK. You're a beginner swashbuckler and need essential foil fencing equipment, which this article will detail.
*sigh* well I tried to post a hub of mine that I published on my other account. unfortunately, something went wrong. The good news is that it went through as one of the answers to this topic's question. The hub is about Arnis.
I wrote this hub about my first experience on an ice skating rink. Unfortunatelly I forgot how to post to weekly topic and I didn't fallow the procedure. Instead i just post it like any other hub.
But I do want to share it here if I'm allowed.
http://cameciob.hubpages.com/hub/How-to … s-an-adult
Thank you very much for this opportunity. I must preface this with the fact that I am the inventor and as such very biased.
I have always wanted a swimming companion. I love the water but the life jackets are simply no fun. The much loved aquatic noodles are a big hit for children and water aerobics but I wanted more so I invented a fun swim board which I have named EZ Swimmer.
It is also great for fitness and I am about to relaunch my website complete with fitness instructions to showcase the right and wrong positions for targeting toning with sit-ups, push downs, tricep dips and the like.
The seated balance works like a balance ball in the water and has also been called the sea horse because it really is like riding a sea horse.
It appears that we are allowed to include links in this particular forum thread: http://gmagoldie.hubpages.com/hub/Begin … mming-Pool
Hey everyone! I have to say, I was totally floored by this week. I'm going to have to bring this topic back at some point again... I just learned so much form the Hubs y'all have published, and I bet some of them will do quite well in the long run!
Our new topic was recommended to me by AEvans, who was inspired in turn by Black History Month. We'll be Hubbing about important people, organizations, and developments in the history of business this month. I hope you'll join us!
I'm a little late with this, but I've been doing yoga for years. I know the practice of yoga can be a bit baffling for beginners, so here's my attempt to demystify it: http://deborahneyens.hubpages.com/hub/Y … -Beginners
My thirteenth-hour submission:
It's an Afghan sport played on horseback where the objective is to swipe a dead goat or calf without getting the crap beaten out of you. Fun for the whole family!
My probably too-late submission....I went rock climbing at an indoor gym in St. Louis with my son and had a ball. Here is a list of basic equipment, tips and techniques for beginners.
http://danettewatt.hubpages.com/hub/Bas … k-climbers
I'm still giving final touches to my Hub; will definitely submit tomorrow.
Hey Simone, will that count?
My submission, How to Play Cricket: Ultimate Guide For Beginners http://kannanwrites.hubpages.com/hub/Ho … ners-Guide
Here is my submission: how to play dodgeball.
It my be a school sport but it is growing in popularity and is actually one heck of a workout
http://tfscientist.hubpages.com/hub/how … ners-guide
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