Saturday, September 21, 2019

South Orange County

Alumni Spotlight: Dan James & Chasen Ford – El Toro High School 2013 Graduates

From a similar start in Little League baseball, Dan James and Chasen Ford followed varied paths to successful high school baseball careers, college scholarships in the sport they both love. Dan James and Chasen Ford were both highly regarded baseball players at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, CA. Dan is now a utility infielder at Oregon State University …

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Cool 2 Be Kind – Students Against Bullying

On May 1st of 2009, San Clemente was shocked by the tragic loss of 16-year-old, Daniel Mendez. Daniel loved football and skateboarding, and he was an outstanding student and friend. He lost his life to bullying-related suicide. After his death, Daniel’s friends banded together and fought back. They started the Cool 2 Be Kind club to combat bullying on campus …

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Training: Got Sand?

Training tips to help with your game I am often asked three questions about training during the volleyball offseason: “How do I jump higher?” “How do I get to more digs?” “How do I hit the ball harder?” My answer: “Get sandy!” I have done research and have many ideas but the one common denominator I have for all of …

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RSI: What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are injuries that happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, resulting in inflammation (pain and swelling), muscle strain, or tissue damage. This stress generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again. RSIs are common work-related injuries, often affecting people who spend a lot of time using computer …

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Cheer Safety

The Emergence of Cheer and Their Injuries By Chris Phillips An estimated 400,000 high school aged athletes are now involved in competitive cheer throughout the United States. The sport has evolved from a mixture of gymnastics and sideline cheer, with the first club like squad being formed in the early 1960’s. Back then, early cheer teams used acrobatic stunts and …

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Research Made Easy

5 Ways to Make Online Research Easier Going online to do research when you’re writing papers and doing projects is a no-brainer. But all of the choices at your fingertips can seem overwhelming sometimes. Knowing how to evaluate and choose online resources can help you avoid headaches and wasted time. Here are 5 ways to make researching online as easy …

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Vitamins and Minerals

What does it all mean? Breakfast cereals advertise that they’re packed with vitamins and minerals. Sports drinks claim they can rev up your flagging energy with a jolt of vitamins or minerals (sorry, but even powerful vitamins and minerals can’t act that fast!). You know vitamins and minerals are good for you. But which ones does your body really need? …

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Speed Training Warm-ups

How to warm-up the body for sprinting activities By Coach Dixon I believe the warm-up should take about 20 – 30 minutes to raise the core temperature and get your muscles ready for sprinting. The warm-ups are done from low intensity to high intensity with each segment and rep. The intensity of the workout scheduled for the day will determine …

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