Well, I just got done shooting today, and well, it's kind of depressing!
I shot just over 1k pictures over a few hours time and there are maybe 20-30 pictures that are "usable" the rest for background is nice and blurred, but so is alot of the foreground. Even the ones that I thought I nailed seemed a bit OOF.
I think I've nailed down my problems as these:
Handholding, big mistake. I was trying to get ALL of the action, too frantic, I need to slow down and think more.
Not zooming enough. The comment about the narrower FoV makes perfect sense and is defiantly going to make a difference next time I shoot.
Position, I was too close to the action most of the time.
And probably a bunch of other things I don't know about... lol
I'll post some sample images in a bit, if not tomorrow to get some opinions, I'm tired now... lol
Some cameras, some lenses, plenty of gaffer's tape and beer.