Stay safe in the Sun

Stay safe in the Sun

5 Sun Safety Tips for Student Athletes

In this article by Taylor Carlington- readers are offered several ideas on ways to beat the heat as School sports are starting up. 

Here are our tips to stay safe in the sun while you’re at practice or a game:

  1. Remember to stay hydrated and well-nourished! Being back in school sports means that you’re probably exerting more energy exercising, learning and socializing than you were while relaxing over summer vacation. With that being said, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, before, during and after practice, and have a snack to keep your energy up! Pro tip: salty snacks help maintain electrolytes and reduce chances of hyponatremia, a medical condition that occurs due to low sodium.
  2. Consider your uniform. If you’re sports uniform requires thick and heavy layers, take extra precautions to hydrate yourself more. The extra insulation can make you sweat more and lose more fluids, which may cause you to get dehydrated easier.
  3. Look out for your fellow teammates. If someone looks like they’re getting overheated, help them out by getting them to a cooler area and slowly drinking water. For the signs of heat-related illness check out this . If a teammate passes out or starts acting strange, call 9-1-1 immediately. This is life threatening.
  4. Protect your face and eyes from the sun. If your coach or supervisor allows for hats and sunglasses, try wearing a baseball cap and UV protected glasses that will protect your face and eyes from the sun. And don’t forget your sunscreen! Use a ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreen of at least 15 and reapply at least every 2 hours. You want to fully protect your face since that’s in direct contact with the sun.
  5. Download the Red Cross First Aid App. In case someone does get sick from a heat-related illness, be sure to have the Red Cross First Aid App on your phone. Online and in-classroom training courses are available – even for coaches
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Shining Stars

Kids say it best! Listen in to one of our Shining Stars talk about how the Academy has made her a better player and person. 

Making History

Making History

Stacy Piagno Makes history 

With seven innings of one-run ball, Stacy Piagno led her Stompers to a 16-1 victory over the Pittsburg Diamonds and, in the process, became  one of only three women to get a “W” against men.  

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Jammin with Jon

Jammin with Jon

LEADERSHIP! Listen in as Coach Jon talk about what it means to be a Leader at the Academy. It's so easy to become a follower in this day and time, but to truly become a leader it starts with leading by example each and everyday. 

Jammin with Jon

Jammin with Jon

There is no such thing as an off season here at the CP3 Basketball Academy! Check out Coach Jon as he talks about how the academy gives you skills and drills you can use anytime-anywhere. 

Stay Healthy and Happy this 4th of July

Stay Healthy and Happy this 4th of July

Via: TIME 

The 4th of July is all about friends, family and food, and you can still have fun without sacrificing your healthy habits or beach body. Health experts Dr. Wayne Andersen, medical director of Take Shape for Life, and Cristina Riveraa registered dietitian and president of Nutrition In Motion PC, share some tips for how to enjoy the holiday without a BBQ hangover the day after.

Continue to read the Full article Alexandra Sifferlin on how to survive a BBQ and ways to stay Active this 4th of July.  Where there is a will, there is a way.

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Jammin' with Jon

Patience: Coach Jon talks about the importance of Patience. Working on the fundamentals is key to success in your game. 

Keep your Kids Active this Summer

Keep your Kids Active this Summer

Via: Active     By: Ryan Fernandez

The end of the school year can cause a panic in parents. It doesn't matter if you're working full time or at home with the kids, the fears are the same: you don't want your children to spend their summer in front of the TV all day or texting as their only means of communication with the rest of the world.

Kids need to stay active and occupied during the summer months to make sure they get the most out of their summer before heading back to school

Continue Reading the Full Article by Fernandez on several Ideas to help keep your child active this summer. And remember even though school is out, the CP3BA is in session all summer long. 

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Jammin' with Jon

An Article by:  Gary Vaynerchuk   Explains

"When you have passion around something, you’ll do whatever it takes to execute on it. You’ll work and grind away until you’ve squeezed every last bit of juice out of that ‘lemon.’ When you’re truly in that hustle, you are maximizing every last bit of energy you have in order to produce. Sure, people say they’re “hustling” all the time, but are they really?"

Watch This weeks Jammin' with Jon and listen to Coach Adams talk about the importance of Hustling on the court and off the court.  CP3BA really focuses on hustling, day in and day out. 

Jammin' with Jon

Coach Jon Adams Talks about defense. Everyone knows defense wins championships. 

Heal Faster

Heal Faster

Why do some people heal faster from Injuries?

Via: US.News

Think about the last time you got injured. Maybe you sprained an ankle or sustained a stress fracture . Were you back to 100 percent (or at least close to it) in next to no time? Or did the injury seem to linger – and the recovery process drag on?

Certainly every injury is different. However, why is it that some people – such as pro athletes – often seem to recover faster than others? Experts say some big factors may be out of your control, such as genetics (the same physical gifts that, say, make a person faster and stronger may speed recovery, too) and having hyper-ready access to world-class care that allows for treatment and rehab at much more regular intervals.

While you may not be a pro athlete, there are things most people can do to speed recovery. 

The article by staff writer Micheal O. Schroeder explains  a few steps you can take to help with the recovery process and to get your athlete back in the game. 

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Jammin' with Jon

Coach Jon Adams talks about Internal Motivation and how important it is to the game.

It's all about the Eyes

It's all about the Eyes

Chris Paul's Most Dangerous Weapon? His Eyes

The NBA is afraid of what Chris Paul sees. Opponents show it in the way they react to his stare, selling out into passing lanes simply because Paul's eyes suggest it. When Paul slows down to survey the floor, it can paralyze his defender with possibility. His attention is a weapon. The fear of it can lead a defense to do senseless things—the kind that leaves smart players baffled in the moment and shaking their heads in a film session. There are anxieties in guarding any great player, but with Paul, the greatest concern is the imbalance of information. Russell Westbrook kills with speed and Stephen Curry with space. Paul wins by seeing things that no one else could and exploiting a defense that knows it.

The rest of the article talks about how our Founder Chris Paul uses his eyes to become a "once-in-a-generation passer"

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Is your child getting enough water?

DRINK UP

Summer is almost here, and the weather is heating up.  Are you drinking enough water? Many kids aren’t, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

The study’s lead author, Erica Kenney, a scientist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, originally planned to look into the amount of sugary drinks kids were consuming in schools. However, during her research she found that many kids were simply not drinking enough water.

Continue reading the article to learn how much your child should be consuming and ways to stay hydrated as we enter what we can expect to be a very hot summer.

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