Thankful for Sport

Thankful for Sport

November 22, 2018

With the support of friends and family, athletes are able to share the growth in their sport with everyone who contributed to their success. This camaraderie is what will be remembered. This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for sport, specifically, for log rolling.

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Win a FREE Learn & Lead Log Rolling™ Workshop

November 12, 2018

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College Campus Log Rolling for College Camp Counselors

College Campus Log Rolling for College Camp Counselors

November 12, 2018

While you are busy with the work that keeps camp on-track for success, do you ever wonder what those fun loving counselors are doing during the off-season? This winter's college log roller can be next summer's champion of log rolling at camp for a fun, safe and innovative new activity for your campers. 

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Log Rolling at Summer Camp: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Log Rolling at Summer Camp: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

October 29, 2018

Generous supporters and donors of your camp may be interested in funding a new program activity, such as log rolling. We've come up with a few ideas on why and how to propose the concept of a log rolling program donation to your donors!

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    Key Log Rolling goes to College

    Key Log Rolling goes to College

    October 25, 2018

    We’re half way through the series and have been thrilled with both the level of competition we’re seeing and the overwhelming enthusiasm we feel from our tournament hosts and competitors. Log rolling has proven to be a fun, safe, competitive and innovative activity that college campuses are adopting to grow their intramural, club, or recreation student programs. It is so great to see!

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    Winter Programming Ideas!

    Winter Programming Ideas!

    October 25, 2018

    Log rolling in the winter time? You got it. We’re here to break the myth that log rolling is limited to the summer months. The portability opens up the calendar to create year round programming opportunities for the members and patrons of your aquatics facilities.

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    Meet Allison Kieley, New Director of Sport Development!

    Meet Allison Kieley, New Director of Sport Development!

    September 12, 2018

    We are excited to announce that Allison Kieley has joined Key Log Rolling® as Director of Sport Development. 

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    An Easy and Unique Addition to your Campus Recreation Events!

    An Easy and Unique Addition to your Campus Recreation Events!

    July 27, 2018

    One of the unique things about log rolling is that it can be done in shallow water, so even non-swimmers can participate. A shallow, inflatable pool provides a low-barrier way to get students to try it - they only get wet up to their knees and they don’t even need their swimsuits! 

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    Meet Hunter Brill: Pied Piper of LOG ROLLING in Colorado

    Meet Hunter Brill: Pied Piper of LOG ROLLING in Colorado

    June 26, 2018

    “The biggest thing for me being in the water is seeing other folks earn that sense of accomplishment, even if it’s just a split second they add on their time, their eyes light up and they smile. That’s what gets me to do it,” Brill said.

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    Tips for a Successful "Roll Out" of your Key Log Rolling Program.

    Tips for a Successful "Roll Out" of your Key Log Rolling Program.

    June 06, 2018

    You've got your Key Logs at the pool or lake and ready to roll, you've trained your staff...now what?! As an aquatics director for over 16 years I know this is a busy time, and planning out an entirely new program is daunting. So using the "Keep It Simple..." philosophy here are some next steps to get your log rolling program well...Rolling!

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    Tips For Training Your Key Log Rolling Staff This Summer

    Tips For Training Your Key Log Rolling Staff This Summer

    June 06, 2018

    The first step to a great summer of log rolling is picking the right staff. Some of the most effective staff can come from your lifeguard and swim instructor staff.

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    We Can Help You Get Ready for Summer!

    We Can Help You Get Ready for Summer!

    March 23, 2018

    It’s that time of year! Hiring staff and planning their training, so all is ready for the arrival of campers or the start of the summer pool season. Consider letting Key Log Rolling train your staff this spring and put your log rolling program on track for a summer of success!

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    Program director shares insights into benefits of LOG ROLLING at summer camp!

    Program director shares insights into benefits of LOG ROLLING at summer camp!

    January 16, 2018

    Adding log rolling to a summer camp’s waterfront creates an alchemy of empowerment and resilience that campers and staff alike are naturally drawn to.

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    OUT of the Pool & INTO the Community

    OUT of the Pool & INTO the Community

    November 02, 2017

    One of the unique things about log rolling is that you can do it in shallow water, so even non-swimmers can participate. A shallow, inflatable pool provides a low-barrier way to get people to try it.

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    Abby Hoeschler reflects on rise of LOG ROLLING in California

    Abby Hoeschler reflects on rise of LOG ROLLING in California

    October 30, 2017

    There are exciting points along the path of building a business when you think, “okay, we’ve arrived at a new level”.  This feels like one of those points.  

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    Can Log Rolling Benefit Children with Dyspraxia, aka, Developmental Coordination Disorder?

    Can Log Rolling Benefit Children with Dyspraxia, aka, Developmental Coordination Disorder?

    October 11, 2017

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    Log Rolling is a hit at Collegiate Midwest Regional

    Log Rolling is a hit at Collegiate Midwest Regional

    October 03, 2017

    We are confident that the success of the Midwest Regional at Mizzou can be transplanted around the country, and we encourage all college programs to recruit students and staff to attend the West and East Regionals.

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    College Log Rolling? How did THAT happen?!

    College Log Rolling? How did THAT happen?!

    September 12, 2017

    "It's a legitimate sport.... something we’ve always known and the world is now learning!"

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    Junior World Champions Meet the Log Rolling Queen of Texas

    Junior World Champions Meet the Log Rolling Queen of Texas

    July 30, 2017

    The past and the future worlds of log rolling came together recently when the Poupore brothers visited the Log Roll Queen of the University of Texas-Dallas.

     

     

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    Key Log Rolling launches initiative to organize Olympic future

    Key Log Rolling launches initiative to organize Olympic future

    June 17, 2017

    "Everyone loves the idea of log rolling in the Olympics someday!"

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    Get Your Campus Log Rolling at the 2017 Regional Tournaments

    Get Your Campus Log Rolling at the 2017 Regional Tournaments

    May 25, 2017

     "The goal of these tournaments is to grow the sport of log rolling" said Ward.

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    Staff Training Key to Successful Log Rolling Programs

    Staff Training Key to Successful Log Rolling Programs

    May 09, 2017

    Our motto — "a little learning goes a long way" — has proven itself over and over again.

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    You Don't Need a lot of Experience to be a Great Coach

    You Don't Need a lot of Experience to be a Great Coach

    April 27, 2017

    "If you’re going to become a coach, don’t be worried about the kids being better than you"

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    Log Rolling Strengthens World Champ with Scoliosis

    Log Rolling Strengthens World Champ with Scoliosis

    April 21, 2017

    Ellie Davenport's doctor encouraged her to keep rolling because it taught her to consciously tell her spine muscles to strengthen.

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    UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON IS LOG ROLLING AGAIN!

    January 05, 2017

    This has been hoped for and now it's a reality!  The University of Washington, Seattle, has joined the collegiate LOG ROLLING community, thanks to the staff at UW Recreation and the accessiblity of the portable Key Log®!

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    HALL OF FAME AQUATICS COACH JOINS KEY LOG ROLLING

    October 31, 2016

    Minneapolis, MN - Key Log Rolling (http://www.keylogrolling.com) is happy to announce that Emily Ward has joined the company as Director of National Sales and Program Development. Ms. Ward comes with a wealth of experience within the aquatics and education fields, including a 34-year career as a Hall of Fame swimming coach at the University of Buffalo; Program Director in Education Services at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); and most recently as Program

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    BLUE OX LOG ROLLING CLUB

    June 22, 2016

    At Key Log Rolling, we're confident that the technological advancement of the portable Key Log® will open up opportunities and allow people to dream bigger about what the sport could be including an Olympic sport.

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    "THE LOG ROLLING CONTEST" OMAHA, NEBRASKA, 1898

    June 21, 2016

    The first unofficial world log rolling contest was held Sept 9, 1898 at the Trans Missisippi Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. The first champion was Tom Fleming of Eau Claire Wisconsin, a skilled log driver on the Chippewa River, home of the greatest virgin white pine forests on earth.

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    DEAR ABBY, CONGRATS! LOVE, MOM

    May 28, 2016

    Dear Abby, No, I’m not looking for advice… I’m just writing to congratulate you on being a member of the 2016 Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal “Women in Business” honorees!  As your co-worker and mom, I know how deserving you are of this award.

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    CELEBRATING 5 YEARS & 500 KEY LOGS

    February 27, 2016

    Five years ago, Key Log Rolling® president, Abby Hoeschler, was cross-country skiing with her dad, Jay, when they crossed paths with two men on the Birkie ski trail in Hayward, Wisconsin.  "It was a random meeting on a ski trail,"  laughed Abby, "but it proved to be one of those moments you never forget.”

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    MINNEAPOLIS LOG ROLLING CLUB LAUNCHES FIRST TOURNAMENT

    February 10, 2016

    The Minneapolis Log Rolling Club (MLRC) is only six months old but it’s already jumping feet first into hosting its first log rolling tournament. The 1st Annual Twin Cities Indoor Open will be staged on March 13th at the Eden Prairie Community Center, featuring beginning and intermediate regional log rollers.

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    LOG ROLLING'S ROAD TO OLYMPIC STATUS, PART 1

    January 24, 2016

    When we launched Key Log Rolling® in 2011, we were confident about two things: 1) the historic sport had the right stuff to become a nationally and internationally-recognized Olympic sport, and 2) the main thing holding the sport back back was “the log, stupid”.  Heavy red cedar logs were/are difficult to source, challenging to move, and expensive to transport.  Due to agricultural restrictions, it’s almost impossible to ship raw logs across national borders. It was clear that the world

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    We're Rolling into  Épinal, France!

    We're Rolling into Épinal, France!

    December 01, 2014

    "Our hope is that, within the year, more Key Logs will hop the pond and set the foundation for organizing European Log Rolling championships within a few years."

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