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How to start your own sports team in five easy steps

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Sometimes, it has to be said, organizing team raiding sessions in World of Warcraft doesn’t really fulfill all your social needs. You love the taste of victory, or crushing an enemy and leading your comrades to triumph, but it somehow seems hollow when, afterwards, you’re still sat at your laptop with only half a bag of Doritos and a 2 liter bottle of Mountain Due to celebrate.

If you want to combine that feeling of victory and comradeship with being in the same room as other people, it may be that starting your own sports team is the thing for you. Starting a sports team, whether it’s for a five-a-side football tournament, beach volleyball, bowling or even motorsports is a great way to spend some time with your mates and get a bit of exercise.

To do this, however, you must first complete several important steps, and they will all be (slightly) harder than the montage in that underdog sports movie you love so much.

Step One: Assemble the guys!

You can recruit players from a bunch of different places. Once you’ve press ganged everyone you can from you World of Warcraft guild and your drinking buddies at the bar, you can also recruit players at the local park and stick posters up at the leisure center, town hall and local businesses for tryouts.

It’s not essential, but if you can find a once legendary player who’s since fallen on hard times and hit the drink, for whom this team might be his one last shot at redemption, then that’s definitely a plus.

Step Two: Financing!

Yes, the chances are everyone will have to pay money to join your team of sports legends. Most leagues will charge you an entry fee to take party. You’ll also need to buy equipment and uniforms. Once you’ve worked this out it will be the last bit of maths you have to do for this project, I swear.

Step Three: Pick a name!

The name of your team should strike fear into the hearts of your enemies, while inspiring your supporters. It will be a name whispered down the generations as people tell the tales of your team’s mighty exploits. So try not to make it too silly. When it comes to picking a team name, there are two main schools of thought.

School one is to think of an animal, then prefix that animal’s name with the verb “Fighting”. The Fighting Badgers, the Fighting Iguanas, the Fighting Anteaters- it works for literally anything.

School two is to take the name of the place you live in, and suffix a noun verb that sounds vaguely threatening. The Cambridge Destroyers, the Leicestershire Usurpers, the Southampton Shouters. I’m sure your suggestions will be better than mine.

Step Four: Get a uniform!

The uniform is what brings you together, turning you from a ragtag bunch of misfits into an actual team.  Think what the Storm Troopers in Star Wars would be without their distinctive white robot suits, or what Hipsters would be without their tiny mustaches and thick rimmed spectacles.

You needn’t go quite as extreme as full body armor or irritating facial hair however. It’s surprisingly cheap to get specially embroidered polo shirts, for instance. To bring your team colors to perfection, however, you’ll need a team logo. A symbol that describes everything your team is and aspires to be. If you went with School One of team name, this will be extremely easy. Just a picture of your animal of choice, fighting or looking like it’s about to fight. At this point, it’s a good idea to find your friend who’s a graphic designer and get them to help you out.

Step Five: Train!

This is the really hard bit. Now that you’ve assembled your team, picked an intimidating name and designed some really stylish uniforms, you’re actually going to have to get good at the sport you’ve chosen to play. So, good luck with that!

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Using a Trampoline Enclosure

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When you have a trampoline, especially a big one, you have to fear for the safety of the little kids in your family who use it. This is where the safety trampoline enclosure comes in. You surely have seen those, the ones with the net and poles that are installed on the trampoline so that the person who is inside and using it doesn’t fall outside of the trampoline. The enclosure is often used to be sure that the people who use the trampoline do not fall off it.

The enclosure around the trampoline can be bought separately from the trampoline or it could be with the trampoline you buy as a set. It is a great tool to use for the safety of those who play trampoline games. It can minimize accidents that people can have on the trampoline. An open trampoline, one without the enclosure, can be very dangerous and many accidents can result from playing in it.

It’s not that expensive to get a trampoline enclosure. For less than 500 US dollars, you can already get one for your trampoline. It’ll be for the safety of your kids and other family members so that is basically money well spent.

Getting a springfree trampoline with its enclosure may be costlier than just buying the enclosure when you already have the trampoline. When you buy both the trampoline and its enclosure from the same store, they could be asking you to add more to the total cost of the trampoline so that the whole payment can cover for the enclosure, too. You don’t really want to overspend so it might do you good to just buy the trampoline and look around for a trampoline enclosure that can be cheaper than those being sold to you from the store your trampoline was bought from.

There is definitely cheap enclosure for the trampoline you have to be found around. You can check the stores that specialize on sporting goods for them. You can even try the sporting goods section of the department store for a good yet affordable enclosure for you trampoline. Buying the enclosure for your trampoline separate from that of your trampoline may be able to save you a few more bucks. You certainly aren’t overspending this way.

When you are buying the enclosure for your trampoline, you have to be sure that it is suited with the trampoline you have at home. You have to know the size of your trampoline or perhaps its circumference and radius to know which trampoline is right for you. You should also know the kind of trampoline you have. If it is for the kids, you’d be best with the small enclosure. If it is for the adults, you can get the bigger enclosure.

The trampoline enclosure should be used for the safety of your kids and other family members and even your friends. It is being sold for that purpose. You can always find it cheap yet good.

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