Tag: Alcohol

What Athletes NEED TO KNOW About Alcohol, Their Training, and Competition

In looking through my Google alerts the other day I came across this, Parent Tip: Know! The Athlete/Alcohol Link at the website SouthingtonSteps.0rg. My thinking was that I had come across some very good and pertinent information supporting athletes’ abstinence of the use of alcohol. What I found was not only solid information but also... Read more »

Star High School Athlete Tells Survival Story, Inspires All

Follow @KirkMango Former three-sport varsity high school and college scholarship athlete Dan Duval, voted most popular, most likely to be remembered, and best athlete by his high school classmates, knows the consequences of making poor choices–no doubt about that. According to George Morse’s article, Survivor details dangers of drugs and alcohol (EastBayRI.com), Dan headed down... Read more »

High School Sports: Athletes And Alcohol In The News...AGAIN!!!

Photographs, originally on Facebook, of 11 athletes in possession of alcohol and/or tobacco were recently turned over to Melrose High School (Melrose, MA) administration as reported by myFOXBOSTON.com. According to information currently available, suspensions of these athletes could reach 60% of their athletic season, along with other possible consequences. Here is the news story direct... Read more »

Burroughs High School Baseball Coach Gives Beer To Student Athletes Ending Their Season

With the number of years I have taught and coached (30+ years teaching and 17 coaching), with many as a head coach, it never ceases to amaze me the stupidity of some people, especially those who should know better. Such a case of imbecilic behavior, downright ignorance really, took place recently at Burroughs High School... Read more »

Sports, Drugs, Alcohol, Athletic Codes and High School: Some Just Don't Get It!!!

A recent article in the Examiner (examiner.net), titled ‘Just Say Know’ takes an unexpected turn, was originally expected to be a series focusing on “the pressures your child faces to use drugs and alcohol and how those pressures relate to their roles as athletes.” An interesting play on words, this title, as the inference “Just... Read more »

High School Athletes And Alcohol In The News Again: How To Make A Difference

 Seven WHS athletes suspended (No Video, Click Above Link)  Eight Seekonk student athletes suspended   These two stories above could have come from anywhere in the U.S., from any town or community, any high school, and on any given weekend. Next week the story could read “Four Student Athletes from ___________ High School in _________... Read more »

High School Athletic Codes, Have They Gone Too Far - Opinion Poll

Based on my last piece, School Board President Initiates Change In High School Athletic Code Without Community Input, I thought I would put the question of athletic code consequences for off-campus infractions out there for a vote. Feel free to comment as well!!!  poll by twiigs.com

School Board President Initiates Change In High School Athletic Code Without Community Input

Should high school athletic codes include consequences for alcohol or drug use outside of school time and off school grounds as many of them do? It appears Frederick County Board of Education school board President Brad Young doesn’t think so as he took it upon himself to initiate a change that removed the penalty for... Read more »

New Mexico Takes The Lead In Addressing Underage Drinking By Athletes

Consumption of alcohol by minors, and the problems and heartache it causes, is a common issue facing most all communities today. Especially bothersome is the fact that some of the worst offenders seem to be athletes, most of whom (if not all) have promised to refrain from partaking in such activities by signing an athletic... Read more »

Playoff-Bound H.S. Football Program In Utah Suspends Athletes For Drinking, Is It An Epidemic???

“Two Cottonwood football players [Cottonwood H.S., Utah] were suspended this week after they admitted to school and team officials that they drank alcohol at a school dance, sources close to the team said.” Wow, twice in one week. This past Wednesday, I detailed the suspension (and some attitudes about that suspension) of eight athletes out... Read more »