Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Train specifically for your sport.

Playing a sport involves perfecting the movement patterns of the sport over and over again. Try to get creative and specific with your training. If you are training for a sport or activity that involves movement in a lot of different directions then you should spend a lot of time doing drills on the ground that involve the movement patterns of your sport. Take 5 – 10 of the main movements of your sport and create both cardio and strength drills for these movements. Give it 4 – 8 weeks and you will notice improvement.

Freeport Middle School Red Ribbon Week

Freeport Middle School celebrates Red Ribbon Week! Students wore red as a reminder that they are committed to staying healthy and drug free. They also made a bulletin board that emphasized how drugs affect a teen’s brain and School Resource Officer Mike McManus spoke to students during lunch.



Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

This video from Turning Point states, “Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain also changing enormously during this period. Recent research suggests that these maturational changes make the adolescent brain more vulnerable to the damaging effects of alcohol, with areas associated with memory and learning particularly affected.”

This 4 minute video shows the impact of alcohol and the teenage brain.


Red Ribbon Week 2017

The National Family Partnership launches Red Ribbon Week starting today! The annual week-long event recognizes the Red Ribbon to serve as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

To learn more about Red Ribbon Week, visit the website here.

Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Report

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area has released it’s newest report: The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact – Volume 5. Click below to access the full report.

FINAL 2017 Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado The Impact


Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Choose not to use marijuana as it impacts your health, safety and potential for academic and athletic success.

THC (the chemical in marijuana) builds up in the brain and affects the skill recall area of the brain and delays reaction time. Marijuana compromises judgment and affects many other skills necessary to be a proficient athlete. These skills include alertness, concentration, coordination and reaction time.