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KnightTime05

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  1. Congrats Paige!!! Avg. 17.5 points, 8.2reb, 2.8 steals, 2 assists a game! One of the States BEST!!
  2. JPII wins 42-39. I believe that was FRA's first loss?
  3. Golden Tate, former JPII standout, wins the Biletnikoff award as College Footballs best wide receiver!!! Congratulations Golden!!!
  4. You may want to check on those times for the JPII games. Without lights it will be hard to play an 8:00 PM game.
  5. Exactly....You have to be very careful where you place this monitor. Obviously, if you leave it in your vehicle, it will register off the charts. And, if you leave it out in the direct sunlight on any hot surface, it is not very accurate. With mine, I have to make sure that it is not touching anything that could change. I am about to get one of those ones in the link above. That is what the county AD recommended after I had already purchased one. I am going to have the rec league mount the one I got at the park by the concession stand, so everyone can get to it. And buy the SkyScan one. Just a little FYI with the SkyScan one, It says on the box, " USE IN SHADE"
  6. We use the SkyScan Thermal Indicator TI-Plus Model http://www.ambientweather.com/skthinti.html It's a very good investment. This morning at 10:00 the HI was 99
  7. Not at Hendersonville or Beech. I'm the Athletic Trainer at JPII. I was hoping he would start a Sports Medicine forum. Maybe he will soon if enough people ask about it.
  8. Here is a great article I saved from ESPN.COM 3 years ago. Proper training can reduce ACL risks in female athletesEmail Print By Anna Gramling ESPN.com Archive It's the three-letter acronym that is every athlete's nightmare. Yet a torn ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is an injury that can't be ignored, especially by female athletes. What is the anterior cruciate ligament? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four knee ligaments that connect the upper leg bone (femur) with the lower leg bone (tibia). The ACL stabilizes knee movement by: ??? Preventing the lower leg bone from sliding forward or turning inward when the leg is straight. ??? Preventing the knee from being stretched or straightened beyond its normal limits (hyperextended). ??? Supporting the knee ligaments that keep the knee from bending sideways. Source: WebMD According to The Houston Chronicle, one in every 10 female college athletes will suffer a torn ACL each year. Recent statistics show the chances for a major knee injury are four to eight times higher for females than males. Why such a large discrepancy between men and women? The answer to that question remains unresolved, but there are numerous theories. Some link the higher injury rate in females to environmental, anatomic, hormonal and biomechanical factors, while others claim that differences in training (coaching and strength techniques) lead to the devastating injury. "I think that being in great shape physically can help in preventing an ACL tear, but I honestly believe that an ACL injury can happen to anyone at any time," Baylor softball player Kelly Osburn told ESPN.com. The outfielder tore the ACL in her right knee in 2005 before making a comeback last season. "When my injury occurred, I feel like I was in very good shape, and that is why it came as a huge shock to me. Now that I have had some time off, I am just starting to feel pain free. I still do not feel like I have all of the strength back in my right leg." MVP Sports Media Training North Carolina State guard Billie McDowell spent the summer rehabbing from a torn ACL.Some NCAA schools emphasize proper training and exercise, including a strong strength and conditioning program, in hopes of reducing the risks for their athletes. Sara Wiley, the strength and conditioning coach at Minnesota, says her players utilize a multidimensional approach to prevention. "First, we teach athletes to decelerate with proper mechanics either from a jump or a sprint. This way, we reinforce proper mechanics of landing and deceleration, as well as strengthen around the joint. It also contributes to the development of explosiveness, quickness and agility. We also move in multiple planes [i.e. forward-backward, side-to-side, etc.] In addition, we include simple drills that teach the nervous system to fire rapidly, as well as promote stability around the knee joint." Wiley also has her athletes participate in preventive exercises that she says set the stage for further development of performance (speed, power, quickness and agility). "We do activities prior to strength training or conditioning that can be consider 'prehab' type exercises that fit nicely in the warm up -- single and double leg line hops, catching and throwing while the athlete is squatting, single leg hamstring work, etc., to activate the hamstrings prior to beginning training. These vary daily, but [they] reinforce the mechanics, balance, coordination and muscle activation we are training more aggressively in the actual workout." In the case of the women's basketball team at Tennessee, it's about wearing the right shoes. Jenny Moshak, the Vols' assistant athletics director for sports medicine who works primarily with Pat Summitt's team, said she talked with adidas about redesigning their shoes a few years ago. Moshak requested several characteristics in a shoe: 1. A neutral last -- which is the bottom base of the shoe around which the rest of the shoe is constructed -- as opposed to a curved last. This was to start with a neutral base. 2. A high and deep heel counter, which is the portion of the shoe that stabilizes the heel of the foot once it hits the ground. A shoe will not be able to control how [or in what position] an athlete's heel hits the ground. However, once it does hit, the heel should not move, slide or rotate. 3. A stable forefoot -- not flimsy. The movement in a foot/shoe should occur at the midfoot and not the forefoot. 4. Proportions suitable for narrow feet. Just because a foot gets longer, it does not necessarily get incrementally wider. "The relationship between the shoe construction and ACL prevention is that we do a lot with foot orthosis," Moshak said. "If our athletes' feet do not hit the ground in a neutral position, we will bring the ground up to their foot with orthotics and correct biomechanical issues. Therefore, we want stable, neutral, movement-correct, properly fitting shoes so that the orthotic works optimally." The Lady Vols have been wearing shoes with these characteristics since 1999, according to Moshak. Although they do not keep statistics on whether or not the shoes prevent injuries, Moshak is convinced that they help in alleviating a number of injuries. How do you avoid another ACL injury? If you have already had an ACL injury, you can avoid another ACL injury by: ??? Strengthening the injured knee through rehabilitation exercises. ??? Changing your sports techniques to avoid motions that might stress the injured knee. ??? Changing your lifestyle to avoid sports that have a high risk of injuring your knee further, such as skiing, football, soccer or basketball. ??? Wearing a knee brace during high-risk activities. However, braces should be used only if rehabilitation is also being done. Wearing a brace alone may be of little benefit and may give you a false sense of security. Source: WebMD Another popular and rigorous program that helps reduce ACL injuries and enhance performance is Sportsmetrics, which was founded by renowned Cincinnati surgeon Dr. Frank Noyes. The U.S. Naval Academy, Kentucky, North Carolina, Washington, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Kansas and Baylor are just a few of the Division I schools that have used Sportsmetrics, administrative director Tommy Campbell said. The principle element of Sportsmetrics teaches female athletes the benefits of proper jumping and landing techniques. Sportsmetrics is a six-week rehabilitation program that consists of three one-hour sessions per week. It incorporates stretches, jump/plyometric training, and strength and coordination exercises. The landing techniques emphasized by Sportsmetrics allow for more controlled knee joint actions while providing stability at the same time. Participating in one or all of these methods isn't foolproof and an ACL injury can still occur. But the earlier a female athlete begins a preventive program, the better off she may be in the long run. "I can tell you that in the last five years we have trained and/or tested over 1,000 female athletes," Campbell said. "Our program is geared for high school athletes and in our attempt to train as many athletes as possible, we feel comfortable that the athletes that decide to continue their sporting careers are trained in the areas of injury prevention. The goal is to train younger athletes in order to give them the chance to continue their career and not to be out of their sport due to a preventable injury."
  9. Does your school have an Athletic Trainer?
  10. It was actually Vandy, Georgia Tech, and Miami of Ohio. He chose Vandy, and Devin Wilson from JPII will play receiver at TSU. Congrats to both of these young men
  11. I e-mailed CoachT last January about setting up a Sports Medicine forum, but I guess he didn't like that idea or didn't think it would a lot of traffic on there. I even told him I would head it up.
  12. I know it's difficult for you, but could you please stay on topic here!!
  13. There is such thing as "overtraining". Your body needs rest to be involved in any type of athletics. Working out 7 days a week is just too much. It's good to take days off from weight lifting because muscle is gained while your body is resting. You should stretch BEFORE and AFTER EVERY workout. The more flexible you are the less likely you are to get injured. As far as preventing ACL injuries there is not a brace on the market that can completely prevent someone from injuring their ACL. Females do have higher injury rate to the ACL because they have an increased Q angle, different size of the femoral notch, and hormonal influences. Plyometeric training is one of the best ways to help the body get ready for the physical strain athletics places on the body. Plyometric exercises are designed to help with speed and explosion. Most athletes don't know how to "land" when they jump. I have seen, in my experiences, a basketball player will "land" with their legs locked. I most commonly see this in females as opposed to males. This places the ACL at a very high risk because one mechanism for an ACL tear is a hyperexteded knee. Also, just because you do everything to get ready for a season doesn't necessarily mean you will be injury free, but it will help. Coaches are starting to realize now that shorter practices, days off, and proper off-season workouts will also help with preventing injuries. Some schools have Certified Athletic Trainers who are educated and trained to specialize in preventing, rehabing, assessing, and treating injuries. I would suggest if you have any questions or concerns to address them with your Athletic Trainer. Any more questions please ask /thumb[1].gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumb:" border="0" alt="thumb[1].gif" />
  14. Nice win ladies /thumb[1].gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumb:" border="0" alt="thumb[1].gif" />
  15. I deal with athletes like you everyday lilc3, and I understand what you are going through. My advice to you would be to ask whatever questions you want to the Dr., Athletic Trainer, and Physical Therapist. If you are not sure why they ask you to do this or do that, then ask. Six months is pretty soon to come back 100%. It really depends on what damage you have done. That will be revealed in the MRI scan. The way Sports Medicine has come in just the past 5 years is truly amazing! Is there an Athletic Trainer at your school? If so, sit down with them and ask away! As Athletic Trainers we have been educated on the prevention, rehab, assessment, and treatment of injuries. Some athletes come back in better shape and more agile because some rehab protocols really help an athlete work on certain muscles they have never really focused on. The key to this will be patience and not trying to do "too much too fast". Just remember this: The Dr., Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, and yourself will all be on the same page and that's "to get you back as quickly and safely as possible!!" There will be times during your rehab when you may get discouraged and you have to battle through that. You may feel like you will NEVER get better, you will just have to push forward. Another key will be to set "short term" goals rather than "long term" goals. I tell all my athletes that we have to set reasonable goals. If you set goals that are more than likely not realistic you will be discouraged if that goal is not reached. Go into rehab everday and say, "Am I going to be better today and give more effort today than I did yesterday?" The reward will be you stepping back out on that court, nailing a three, and your teammates giving you a high five!!! Good luck
  16. It must stink going through life speaking before you think, huh Stu? /thumb[1].gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumb:" border="0" alt="thumb[1].gif" />
  17. Have to feel bad for the kids! http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20081.../811190337/1287
  18. To answer your question if Wesley has gotten stronger, yes. He squatted 405 lbs 7 times this summer! And yes, Wesley is the best RB in middle Tennessee, maybe the state!
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