High School Sports
With parents more involved in guiding their kids, there’s a temptation for parents to get over-involved in their children’s sports and provide pressure.
The Atlantic County Institute of Technology bowling team is set to compete for a state title.
In the past 25 years, cheerleading accounted for two-thirds of all catastrophic sports injuries experienced by high school and college females in the US.
HS Football player Johncarlo Valentin of Imhotep Charter might just be Philly’s next big star.
A mother and nurse whose son died of an unknown heart defect, has started a movement offering free electrocardiogram screenings for teenagers. Not everyone is on board.
When you beat Dan Marino’s Alma Mater in the PIAA state championship game you earn respect.
Does a high school team beating another team by a huge margin rise to the definition of bullying?
Autopsies have been performed on many NFL players and others with head trauma and have uncovered chronic traumatic encephalitis as a result of repeated concussions.
They go back together to the “sowing room” days, back to the bleak times when they shared a two-year 1-and-22 stretch and nothing was going right. It’s when Haverford High School head coach Joe Gallagher and assistant coach Justin Mellor would retreat to the sowing room because it had the best white board in the school at that time and they had to draw up new plays.
School is underway and so are the wide variety of sports in which kids have the opportunity to participate. Don’t encourage them to over do it.
No matter what the level of ability a high school student athlete has, parents should understand the value of getting involved in their child’s program of choice as they collectively enter one of the most important chapters of their lives.
According to a Canadian study of almost 3000 teenagers, 20% of them said they had traumatic brain injury.
Not surprisingly, we’ve learned that school sports aren’t always fun. Fortunately, the Youth Sports Safety Alliance has proposed some major safety changes.
The Tebow bill, named for NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who was home-schooled in Florida yet played on a public school team, is now being considered by the Virginia legislature.
The name may have changed from cheerleading to “cheer team” but what hasn’t changed is that the activity so far has not been designated as a sport. Which presents both legal and other health-related issues for those who participate.