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Cavaliers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 21 – August 27


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Clover Hill High School, August 21 – August 27

MONDAY

August 21, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 22, 2017

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey
vs. Trinity Episcopal
SCHEDULE
5:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Atlee High School
SCHEDULE
5:45 PM Boys Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Atlee High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Atlee High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Volleyball
vs. Atlee High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

August 23, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 24, 2017

6:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Mills E. Godwin
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

August 25, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Mills E. Godwin
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

August 26, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

August 27, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Cavaliers News · Event Recap: Week of August 12 – August 18


Saturday, Aug 12th

No event results

Sunday, Aug 13th

No event results

Monday, Aug 14th

Girls Varsity Field Hockey
vs. Tba
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey
vs. Tba
N/A
Boys Varsity Volleyball
vs. Prince George High School
N/A

Tuesday, Aug 15th

No event results

Wednesday, Aug 16th

Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Powhatan High School
N/A

Thursday, Aug 17th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. Powhatan High School
N/A

Friday, Aug 18th

No event results

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Cavaliers News · PHYSICAL THERAPISTS CAN HELP PREVENT INJURY IN CHEERLEADING – Presented By Bon Secours


By Kelly Boutchyard, PT, DPT

Cheerleading has been around since the late 1800s. What began as a men’s-only
sideline event full of encouraging Ssst! Boom! Ahh! chants has evolved throughout
the last century into a highly competitive sport all its own.

Watch any cheerleading event today and you’ll witness a spectacular showcase of
athleticism filled with high-flying stunts, impressive dance routines and gymnastics-
style tumbling. This new competition-styled cheerleading creates an exciting
dynamic, but with the amped-up routines comes an increased risk of injury.

The popularity of cheerleading has increased tremendously in the U.S. in the past 30
years, with participants as young as age three. Cheering takes many forms and
functions. These include traditional school-based cheerleading squads, as well as
“all-star” competition cheerleading squads, whose exclusive purpose is competing
and is often a year-round commitment. With the increased physical demand,
complexity of skills and increased participation, cheerleading has developed an
intense competitive spirit, which makes injury prevention a worthy discussion.

The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research reports that within high
school sports, football had the highest total number of direct catastrophic events,
followed by female cheerleading. However, when accounting for the number of
participants in the sport, cheerleading and male gymnastics topped the list with the
highest rates per 100,000 participants.

The areas of the body most commonly injured in cheerleading include wrists,
shoulders, ankles, knees, head/neck and back. These injuries can range from muscle
strains and ligament sprains to complete tears that require surgical repair. Other
injuries can range from fractures and dislocations, to even more catastrophic
injuries such as spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries. The most common injury
mechanisms in cheerleading are basing/spotting stunts, tumbling and falls from
stunting.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, some risk factors for injury
include cheerleaders who have a higher body mass index (BMI), have sustained
previous injury, perform stunts, and have coaches with a low level of training and
experience. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 4,954 hospital
emergency department visits for cheerleading injuries in 1980. By 2007, the
Commission found this number had climbed more than 400 percent to 26,786.

Head and neck injuries account for about 15 percent of all cheerleading injuries
seen in U.S. emergency departments. In a prospective surveillance study, it was
found that from 1998-2008, “concussion rates in cheerleading increased by 26
percent each year, a rate greater than any of the other girls’ sport studied.
Concussion rates increase with age and competitive level, likely because of the
increasing difficulty of stunts.”

The data collected over the decades demonstrate very clearly why injury prevention
in cheerleading is so important. To prevent injury, it is vital for cheerleaders to have
active warm-ups and participation in strength training exercises. These training
sessions should focus on core, legs and shoulders.

Proper body mechanics is critical to preventing injury, particularly when
performing tumbling passes, jumps and stunting. The American Association of
Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) has enforced rules and
recommendations to increase safety, including required coach training and
certification, proper strength and conditioning for all cheerleaders, and avoiding
stunting and tumbling on hard surfaces, to name a few. The AACCA clearly lists all
safety regulations to prevent injuries on their website, here.

Physical therapists can play a key role in injury prevention for these athletes.
Physical therapists perform musculoskeletal evaluations and screens to identify
areas of muscle imbalance, joint restriction, overall stability and coordination
deficits that could precipitate an injury and/or pain in the future. Physical therapists
then provide exercise prescriptions to address these impairments with the goals of
improving flexibility, increasing strength and teaching young athletes proper body
mechanics.

In addition to therapeutic exercises, physical therapists use manual therapy
techniques to improve joint arthrokinematics and correct alignment, as well as soft
tissue mobilization techniques to enhance muscle activation and performance.
Preventing injury is always the goal, but properly treating and training after an
injury is important to longevity in any sport and overall lifelong mobility. Working
with a physical therapist after an injury can help cheerleaders and any athlete
recover to maximum sport-specific potential and prevent future injury. Specific to
concussions, an unfortunate and common sports injury, vestibular rehabilitation is
used post-concussive injury to facilitate safe return to play.

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or if you are interested in taking steps to
prevent injury, you are in good hands with a physical therapist. Visit Bon Secours
Orthopedics to learn more and schedule an appointment today.

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Cavaliers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 14 – August 20


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Clover Hill High School, August 14 – August 20

MONDAY

August 14, 2017

8:00 AM Girls Varsity Field Hockey
vs. Tba
SCHEDULE
8:00 AM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey
vs. Tba
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Volleyball
vs. Prince George High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

August 15, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 16, 2017

6:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Powhatan High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

August 17, 2017

6:30 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Powhatan High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

August 18, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

August 19, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

August 20, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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Cavaliers News · Event Recap: Week of August 5 – August 11


Saturday, Aug 5th

No event results

Sunday, Aug 6th

No event results

Monday, Aug 7th

Coed Varsity Golf
Invitational @ Lake Chesdin Golf Club
N/A

Tuesday, Aug 8th

No event results

Wednesday, Aug 9th

Coed Varsity Golf
Tournament @ Magnolia Green Golf Club
N/A

Thursday, Aug 10th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. Meadowbrook High School
N/A

Friday, Aug 11th

No event results

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Cavaliers News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN


New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)

CheerDay

Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)

Racing

Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)

HRDerby

To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Cavaliers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 7 – August 13


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Clover Hill High School, August 7 – August 13

MONDAY

August 07, 2017

10:00 AM Coed Varsity Golf
Invitational @ Lake Chesdin Golf Club
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

August 08, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 09, 2017

1:00 PM Coed Varsity Golf
Tournament @ Magnolia Green Golf Club
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

August 10, 2017

9:00 AM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Meadowbrook High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

August 11, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

August 12, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

August 13, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Cavaliers News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN


Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from Active.com’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:

 

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Cavaliers News · Regardless of Severity, All Injured Student Athletes Can Benefit from Physical Therapy


7,868,900 teenagers participated in competitive high school athletics in 2015/2016.*

Virginia ranks 15th in the nation for participation in high school athletics. More than 177,000 student athletes take the court, field, pool or track each year to compete for their school, themselves and their teammates. Unfortunately, at some point in a student’s athletic career he or she is likely to sustain a sports related injury. It’s simply a part of competitive sports. Like professional athletes, as students push themselves to win, injuries happen.

High school sports injuries range in severity. Ankle sprains will feel better with rest, while more severe injuries may require surgery to return to the sport. No matter the severity, however, every injury can benefit from physical therapy. Yes, your ankle sprain will feel better with rest and you will be able to return to competition.  However, the likelihood of re-injuring the ankle goes up without therapy intervention.  Therapy will help to speed up the healing and strengthen the injured body part to prevent re-injury once the athlete returns to his/her sport.

At Bon Secours, we know that many injuries occur because the body is out of balance due to weakness or a lack of appropriate sensation. If you inflict repetitive stress on a specific portion of your body more than normal, there will be a time that it won’t be able to withstand the pummeling anymore and that is when injuries occur.

Oftentimes in physical therapy, we work on the acute stage of the rehab, such as gaining range of motion and strength. What many do not realize is that the return to sport phase is just as important. At Bon Secours, we work with student athletes to get their body working together as a unit through different re-education exercises that duplicate and help translate to game-like movements. The purpose of these specific exercises is to help the athlete get the right and left side of the body to communicate together and work in sync.

Studies have shown the importance of movement sensation physical therapy. The positive effect it has on our bodies includes a decreased risk of injury. Deficits in the body’s core may contribute to decreased active control of the lower extremity, which may lead to an increased strain on the ligaments of the knee.**

The more athletes we treat, the more we discover that student competitors between the ages of 12 and 16 have the most deficits. The reason behind this seems obvious in its simplicity. These athletes are hitting their growth spurts between these ages. An increase in growth at more than normal speeds leads to lack of coordination. Think of a puppy tripping over large paws or Bambi stumbling on his long, wobbly legs. Both are clumsy until they grow into their bodies. It’s the same with our young athletes.

Even with the poor coordination, physical therapy can help these young athletes become more aware and learn how to train properly to return to the court, field, pool or track even more competitive than before.

Visit Bon Secours Orthopedics to schedule an appointment for your athlete today.

* 2015-16 High School Athletics Participation Study: The National Federation of State High School Associations

** The Effects of Core Proprioception on Knee Injury: A Prospective Biomechanical-Epidemiological: Am. J. Sports Med. 2007: Bohdanna T. Zazulak, Timothy E. Hewett, N. Peter Reeves, Barry Goldberg and Jacek Cholewicki

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Cavaliers News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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