Abhishek Srivastava, 31, works with a private company,




at the same time as his spouse, Niharika, 28, is hired in a bank, in Bengaluru. They have high debt and need to shop for a residence, the 2 motives that their monetary goals will be staggered after a rise in income.

The couple’s goals consist of saving for emergencies, a residence, future baby’s training and wedding ceremony, and retirement. Financial Planner Pankaaj Maalde suggests that they first repay their three, high priced personal loans well worth Rs 6.9 l.

Hand Placement, Weighting and Stance Tips in Youth Football

The stance is paramount to your success as a youth football coach. It sickens me to be in game 3 of the season and seeing opposing players still not in proper stances. My guess is that if the coach can’t even teach or hold his players accountable to a perfect stance, he probably isn’t coaching other aspects of the game any better.

As in everything we teach, we teach the stance in a progression. Too many coaches like to tell the kids everything they should be doing in their stance all at once, without breaking the stance down and putting it in one simple step at a time. A player can’t remember all the coaching points of a proper stance, but he can be taught it if you teach him each step one at a time, give him easy to remember visual cues and add progressions to the previous step.

With the stance we ask the players to put their feet shoulder width apart with toes pointed forward. Any deviation from perfectly straight feet or parallel feet will make our offensive linemen V out in a formation and will most likely put us in an illegal formation. We call any feet that are staggered or not perfectly straight “ballerina’s feet” and stress our players would not make very attractive ballerinas. Many players stagger their feet into almost “track stances” so we do not stagger. If you have righties and lefties mixed around on your line, staggered stances make it very difficult for them to line up properly. When we get into step one we stress “no ballerinas.”

Once we have everyone perfect in step one, we then ask the players to squat down to the point where their thighs are almost parallel to the ground. We ask them to imagine they are in a stadium bathroom where someone has peed on the seat. We tell them to imagine they really have to go, they need to squat but not to touch their butts on the gross and wet seat. Kids like to visualize and this type of vivid boyish imagery helps them visualize and remember. We ask that the players elbows are resting on the kneecaps.

The last step in the youth football stance is to place the dominant hand down. We do not like much weight on this hand at all, maybe 15% of the body weight. You should be able to move the player’s hand away from the ground and he should not fall. If he falls when you do this, he has way too much weight on his hand. We ask that the player just rests his three middle fingertips on the ground. Too much weight on the hand is tiring and makes it very difficult to get to down blocks or pulling.

There is a slight body their lean at this point and need the thighs stagger 



are slightly above a parallel position. The player needs to be just barely on the balls of his feet, not the heels. The heels of his feet should be just slightly off the ground. We want to be able to just barely slip a piece of paper under his heel, use the paper imagery to help the player visualize what you are looking for.

See the post here in the tips section about “false stepping” to review the slight inward tilt of the knees to discourage false stepping. Do a search here on “False Stepping” a big culprit to slow offensive line play and how most backs waste time in getting to the hole.

Of course in the stance, we want the head up and the other elbow resting on the kneecap. Hold your players accountable to a perfect stance, it is something we require they do perfectly every rep of every practice.

Your body needs essential fatty acids for optimal health and wellbeing. Essential means that the body cannot produce the specific fatty acid and has to take them in from outside sources – either through food or supplements. Linoleic acid (omega-6), linolenic acid (omega-3) and arachidonic acid (this is formed from linoleic, linolenic acids) are indispensable for the biochemistry of the body. There are many forms of omega-3 fatty acids including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is a precursor to many other important omega-3 fatty acids. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is a further step in the omega-6 pathway.

You have probably heard of these before. Savvy food manufacturers, seeking to make the most of increased awareness of their health benefits, are increasingly putting these names on their labels if they possibly can. So what exactly do these substances do?

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) perform many functions. They:



  • are an important part of cell membranes. They help to determine the fluidity and chemical activity of cell membranes.
  • enable the synthesis of prostaglandins – hormone-like substances found in all cells which are responsible for many functions at the cellular level and regulate many body processes such as cardiovascular function, immune system processes and maintenance of the musculoskeletal system.
  • regulate oxygen use, electron transportation and energy production (these are the most important processes occurring in the cells).
  • help to form red blood pigments (hemoglobin).
  • support the production of secretions of digestive enzymes.
  • help make the lubricants that allow joints to move effectively.
  • help transport cholesterol in the blood.
  • help to generate electrical currents and keep the heart rate regular.
  • needed by the tissues of the brain, retina, adrenal glands and testes.
  • help immune function in fighting infection.
  • help balance the immune system and prevent allergies.
  • ensure proper nerve transmission from one nerve to the next – especially in the memory and concentration areas of the brain.
  • ensure adequate bone formation and repair.

This includes the fatty acids eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA). EPA is needed for the prostaglandins and DHA is a critical nutrient for the brain and nervous system and for vision. One problem for vegetarians who eat just enough plant sources of ALD is that a lot of the fatty acids are used as energy sources and only a small amount is converted to EPA and DHA.