Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Timing, movement and coordination are all affected by THC, the main ingredient in marijuana.

Marijuana effects athletic performance even days after use. Your coordination and movements are diminished and your reaction time is delayed. Using marijuana not only is detrimental to you but to your team as well.

Keep Medications Out of Wrong Hands

Watch this video featuring Lt. John Kilbride of the Falmouth Police Department as he talks about tracking, monitoring and locking your prescription medications. Please visit your local law enforcement agency this Saturday, April 29 from 10a – 2p to drop off any unused or expired medications (including pet meds!).

http://www.wmtw.com/article/how-to-keep-your-medications-out-of-the-wrong-hands/9567399

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Studies show one night of binge drinking (5 drinks for males and 4 drinks for females in 2 hours) can lead to 14 days of lost training, an 11% decrease in performance and a total of 96 hours to rebalance hormones.

You may show up to practice or a game but will not see any gains for 2 weeks and it will take 4 days for your body to fully recover.

Alcohol Awareness Starts With Adults

Thank you to Lieutenant John Kilbride of the Falmouth Police Department! His article is shown below and can also be accessed here.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. What does that really mean? What can I really do to help my child make good and critical decisions in their vulnerable years? It can get overwhelming when the youth are inundated with pro-alcohol social media ads, commercials and at sporting events. Remember your children watch everything you do, you hold the greatest influence over them regarding their decision process, not me. Lead by example; make a point to not drink alcohol while taking them to a sporting event. Take full advantage of your time together by sending a non-verbal message to them that you can enjoy life and the people around you without alcohol and drugs. They watch everything you do. Be the hero in their life.

Lt. John Kilbride
Falmouth Police Department

Thank you Bow Street Market!

Thank you to Bow Street Market and Bow Street Distributors for displaying April Alcohol Awareness Month prevention materials!

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Participate in your natural high over school break, choose an activity that is drug and alcohol free

Natural high activities can include family outings, sports, drama, playing music, writing and more.