Athletes: in order to protect yourself from injury and illness and to give yourself the best chance at being successful, please do the following:
Sleep: Teenagers that play sports and go to school should get 8 hours of sleep each night. This will help prevent heat illnesses and allow yourself to have the energy for practice.
Mask: Wear your mask at school and any time you are not actively engaged in practice or competitions. We still need to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Water Bottle: Bring your own water bottle to school/practice each day. This will also help slow the spread of germs therefore slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Nutrition: Eat at least 3 balanced meals each day with 2 snacks daily. Balanced meals mean protein, carbs, and fats for the necessary focus and energy you need to be successful in school and at practices/games.
Hydrated: Drink enough fluid to maintain your hydration. Drink water throughout the day and often at practice. Then go home and continue to hydrate. Hydration helps prevent fatigue. Fatigue is what causes many injuries.
Snacks: Bring snacks to school. Have a snack prior to practice. Give yourself that extra dose of carbs to help give you the energy you need for practices/games.
Practice Clothes: Bring practice clothes and make sure you take your clothes home each day to wash them. Again, helping to prevent the spread of germs.
Study: Stay on top of your classes. If you need help, ask. Put in the work. Make the grade!