The smash requires precise positioning underneath the ball. The smash should be used when the oncoming ball travels too high for the player to hit as a volley. Sometimes, however, a player can have difficulty deciding whether to smash, drive volley, or volley a ball because the trajectory of the oncoming ball (i.e., its height, spin, and depth) is hard to read.
MLB rookie phenom Mike Trout has signed his first major endorsement deal with start-up nutritional drink company BodyArmor Superdrink. Per the deal, Trout will be paid, but he’ll also receive a small equity stake in the company, which projects $10 million in sales this year. Several other athletes also endorse BodyArmor, including Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy and Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul.
Scott Niedermayer, Rob Niedermayer, and Peter Laviolette can attest to the advice of internationally renowned power skating coach Laura Stamm. Now, she offers the techniques that have led these players to success on the ice with the new edition of Laura Stamm’s Power Skating, Fourth Edition (Human Kinetics, 2009). Laura Stamm’s power skating system has been adopted by hockey teams around the world.