Concussion Protocol

May 23, 2017

Concussion Protocol Parents and coaches are not expected to be able to “diagnose” a concussion. That is the role of an appropriate health-care professional. However, everyone involved in athletics must be aware of the signs, symptoms and behaviors associated with a concussion. If you suspect that an athlete may have a concussion, then he or she must be immediately removed from all physical activity.   Signs Observed by Coaching Staff…

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Backs, Basketball, & Coasters.

May 1, 2017

Each year, millions of athletes go to amusement parks to spend time with friends, ride crazy rides and walk around for hours. Roller coaster rides can be extremely thrilling and fascinating, but they can also cause severe neck and back pain, trauma to the bones, ligaments, muscles and the other soft tissues. Roller coasters and other similar rides in the amusement park throw the body with a great force in…

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Shooting Better Under Pressure

April 24, 2017

If you’re going to put in the work this summer, make sure you’re practicing at game speed when going through your shooting drills.  If you’re making changes to your shot form, then you can slow down to make sure you get the form and timing down perfectly.  However, so many players forget to practice their newfound techniques at game speed.  So, find yourself a practice partner and ask them to…

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The High School Shot Clock Debate

March 20, 2017

If you’re an avid hoop fan, you may find yourself watching more than 2-3 games per week.  No matter if you’re a player, coach, family member, or fan, everyone can connect with the “flow” of the game.  Meaning – watching two teams that are playing with a lot of energy, passing the ball effectively, and putting up a large number of shot attempts.  At times, the game slows down in…

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Most Team Wins All-Time Boys Varsity

March 17, 2017

Here is a list of teams with the most wins all-time in the State of Ohio boys varsity basketball.  Where is your team?   1,813 – Canton McKinley, 1,813-584-2 (Updated through the 2013-2014 season) 1,613 – Archbold, 1,613-644 (1910-2016) 1,556 – Newark, 1,556-717 (Updated through 2016) 1,497 – Mansfield Senior (updated 2012) 1,474 – Middletown, 1,474-615 (1913-2014) (Updated through the 2013-2014 season) 1,472 – Delphos St. John’s (Updated through 2016)…

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OHSAA State Basketball Tournament Info 2016-17

March 17, 2017

State Tournament TV and Radio Coverage Spectrum Sports is the official television partner of the OHSAA and will televise the girls and boys basketball state championship games live. In addition, every game from the girls and boys state tournaments will be streamed live at http://www.myspectrumsports.com/ for Spectrum subscribers. The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast every game of the girls and boys state tournaments. Details are posted at: http://ohsaa.org/news/radio which includes…

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Restoring Courts

March 16, 2017

This is just one of the courts that will be resurfaced due to the generation donations from the National Basketball Association and the Alliance for the Advancement of Youth Basketball players.   Facility and Equipment Grants An up-to-date facility and safe court are essential components of youth basketball programs. Schools and groups associated with local schools can apply for a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to build or improve basketball…

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Bearcat’s Newest Star

March 21, 2016

If you could digitally create Sean Kilpatrick 2.0, you would probably make a player with incredible shooting ability, could play the 1 or 2 position while being listed at 6’4”, has a larger body frame to absorb contact in the paint, and a quickness that would rival that of a young Lebron James.  If you could have these things in real life, you would probably create a player by the…

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