Linked Up – 9/14/2012

Linked Up – 9/14/2012

  • From AnnArbor.com: An interesting study that determines participation in high school sports decreases major crime and school suspensions, reinforcing the portion of the CIAC Mission Statement that the athletics experience is a significant part of the academic and social development of students and the benefits of participation go well beyond on-field results.
  • From NFHS.com: The National Federation of High Schools is offering a valuable coaching resource for free. The course provides on-line resources for anyone interested in “Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment”, and deals with issues such as hazing, bullying and inappropriate behavior.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Coventry’s Tommy Myers had no trouble getting noticed by college recruiters, despite coming from a smaller high school program. His ability to participate and excel in multiple sports has garnered plenty of attention.

    Ledyard High School’s Chevy Perry left, with his twin brother Kyle. NorwichBulletin.com photo by Aaron Flaum

  • From the Norwich Bulletin: Identical twins Kyle and Chevy Perry may be tough to tell apart, but it’s not hard to tell the impact they have for the Ledyard football team. It is particularly striking to see how succinctly the twins explain their closeness off the playing field.
  • From the Waterbury Republican-American: For the first time, some athletes in Waterbury are enjoying the benefit of access to a certified athletic trainer. This is an outstanding development for the student athletes of the Brass City.
  • From NECN.com: Speaking of athletic trainers, here’s a story of a great collaboration between some Indiana high schools and a medical facility to provide valuable athletic training staffs. A good example of a creative partnership to benefit student-athletes.

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