Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Winter Hits in October! It's official. Snow and ice have arrived before Halloween this year and caused our final county rd loop run to be canceled. The kids have been loving that three mile sunrise run but sadly we returned to indoor activity this am. We did a short jogging warm-up in the b-ball gym and followed with fifteen rounds of sun salutations. It's a good progressively graduating routine that stretches more as the muscles and joints warm more. Warm-ups are the most under rated aspect of fitness training. We have been trying to emphasize that all fall. You may also have been hearing about the line drills and movement training. Like the warm-up these are more important than weight routines or cardio training. Both of those more popular aspects of training become injury training rather than injury prevention training if an athletes movement patterns are unsound. Please back that up at home if it makes sense to you and shoot me an email if you don't follow.
I'm putting out some shots of recent training sessions and some proof of the weather. The kids have had a dense season of dryland training, skating and bouncing. Some of our snowboard athletes have held down varsity sport roster spots as well during the same stretch of time. This group tested as well in september as any group I can find data on here in the office. That is searching through some years and more than a few famous snowboarders. Huge support for these athletes. We are testing again on the week of nov 10. Then thanksgiving break will roll into fall and winter camps. It is an unprecedented amount of travel and widespread responsibilty for the athletes, coaches, teaching staff and parents involved. It will take constant and flexible oversight by us all to help make this time work out as intended for this team. Enjoy and stay in touch. Thanks again from the coaching staff.

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