Tips for Staying Warm During Winter Sporting Events

Snowy turf soccer field Hoover Met

The cold can sometimes be unbearable, especially after the 3rd Quarter of a football game. There are certain winter weather tips you need to take to stay warm throughout the game, whether you are a player or a spectator.  Often, winter conditions are harder on the spectators because players are actively keeping their blood moving […]

What Coaches Should Know Before Leading a Sports Camp

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If you are going to be a coach for a sports camp, there are a few things you should know ahead of time to make sure your camp is a success. Sports camps are a great way for campers to build skills through fun games and activities while also focusing on improving their overall game.  […]

Most Popular RV Campgrounds in Alabama

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Alabama has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the South, whether you are in Gulf Shores or downtown Birmingham. Rich history, college football atmosphere, and crystal-clear waters bring over 25 million tourists to Alabama each year. For these tourists, one of the best ways to travel and soak up all of Alabama’s beauty is […]

Different Types of Rock Climbing Techniques

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Rock climbing has taken over the extreme sports world, constantly pushing the limits of both upper and lower body strength. These climbers put their bodies to the test as they scale massive rock walls, sometimes completely free of equipment. There are many different versions and techniques of rock climbing that have become popular, always testing […]

Tennis Basics: How to Play Tennis

Female tennis player sitting on outdoor court

Tennis is a fun sport for all ages. Whether you are a beginner, or you have been playing for years, tennis can challenge you in unique ways. It tests your physical endurance, balance, coordination, speed, and mental toughness. Here in Hoover, AL, you can enjoy outdoor tennis for about nine months of the year. In […]

Heating Up: How to Improve Your Game During Winter

Weights in a weight room

For outdoor sports like baseball, football, and soccer, they typically aren’t practiced in the winter. However, if they are, the practices are normally for training, season preparation, and exercise workouts. It can be easy to lose your rhythm when you aren’t playing in a sporting event every weekend or practicing throughout the week. It is […]

Back to Basics: Volleyball Player Positions

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There are six positions on a volleyball court, and each position serves a unique role in the success of the team. Just like other competitive teams, you need to depend on each player to not only do their job but do their job well. Volleyball is extremely fast-paced and requires serious athletic ability. Depending on […]

RV Checklist: Everything You Need for a Long Trip

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Road trips are the best time to get a glimpse of different landscapes across the country. Being able to stop and soak in everything nature has to offer makes an RV trip worth every minute on the road. Before you hit the road, it’s important to make a checklist of everything you need. Depending on […]

Upcoming Event: AGCA Gun Show

Close up picture of an antique gun’s trigger

Hoover Met Complex is excited to host the Alabama Gun Collectors Association (AGCA) for the third time. These avid gun collectors will be in Hoover from October 4th – 6th to showcase some of their rare guns, knives, military weapons, and much more. The AGCA Gun Show promotes friendship among collectors, always respecting the history […]

What Scouts Look for at Basketball Tournaments

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Basketball tournaments deliver some of the most heated and intense games of any sport. Tournaments are a great way to showcase your skills to other teams, coaches, and fans. These showcase tournaments are designed for collegiate or professional scouts to learn more about players and decide if a player’s style will mesh with their team. […]