Free cardiac screening for athletes in Grades 9-12. Should your child get tested?

Should your child take advantage of one of the cardiac screening tests? By now you’ve seen the social media posts offering free student athlete screenings at St. Francis. We did the legwork.. There is some controversy over whether these tests are necessary. What we’ve found is that 1 in 80,000 student athletes die each year Read more…

How to get on a college sports team – file this one under things I must remember!

Odds are if you read my blog your kid plays sports and you’ve been dreaming of a big fat scholarship. But first you have to figure out how to get them on a college sports team. I’ve spoken with college coaches and parents across different sports and here’s a great tip that everyone should know Read more…

Crucial Information about Peak Ages for Olympic Sports | The Stats Zone

What is the “peak age” for a particular sport? As we are in the midst of researching the topic of identifying talent we came upon this article that discusses the average age of medalists.  Perhaps not surprisingly gymnastics winners are often in their teens.  In contrast, horseback riding at the other end of the spectrum with Read more…