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Titans News · Regardless of Severity, All Injured Student Athletes Can Benefit from Physical Therapy


7,868,900 teenagers participated in competitive high school athletics in 2015/2016.*

Virginia ranks 15th in the nation for participation in high school athletics. More than 177,000 student athletes take the court, field, pool or track each year to compete for their school, themselves and their teammates. Unfortunately, at some point in a student’s athletic career he or she is likely to sustain a sports related injury. It’s simply a part of competitive sports. Like professional athletes, as students push themselves to win, injuries happen.

High school sports injuries range in severity. Ankle sprains will feel better with rest, while more severe injuries may require surgery to return to the sport. No matter the severity, however, every injury can benefit from physical therapy. Yes, your ankle sprain will feel better with rest and you will be able to return to competition.  However, the likelihood of re-injuring the ankle goes up without therapy intervention.  Therapy will help to speed up the healing and strengthen the injured body part to prevent re-injury once the athlete returns to his/her sport.

At Bon Secours, we know that many injuries occur because the body is out of balance due to weakness or a lack of appropriate sensation. If you inflict repetitive stress on a specific portion of your body more than normal, there will be a time that it won’t be able to withstand the pummeling anymore and that is when injuries occur.

Oftentimes in physical therapy, we work on the acute stage of the rehab, such as gaining range of motion and strength. What many do not realize is that the return to sport phase is just as important. At Bon Secours, we work with student athletes to get their body working together as a unit through different re-education exercises that duplicate and help translate to game-like movements. The purpose of these specific exercises is to help the athlete get the right and left side of the body to communicate together and work in sync.

Studies have shown the importance of movement sensation physical therapy. The positive effect it has on our bodies includes a decreased risk of injury. Deficits in the body’s core may contribute to decreased active control of the lower extremity, which may lead to an increased strain on the ligaments of the knee.**

The more athletes we treat, the more we discover that student competitors between the ages of 12 and 16 have the most deficits. The reason behind this seems obvious in its simplicity. These athletes are hitting their growth spurts between these ages. An increase in growth at more than normal speeds leads to lack of coordination. Think of a puppy tripping over large paws or Bambi stumbling on his long, wobbly legs. Both are clumsy until they grow into their bodies. It’s the same with our young athletes.

Even with the poor coordination, physical therapy can help these young athletes become more aware and learn how to train properly to return to the court, field, pool or track even more competitive than before.

Visit Bon Secours Orthopedics to schedule an appointment for your athlete today.

* 2015-16 High School Athletics Participation Study: The National Federation of State High School Associations

** The Effects of Core Proprioception on Knee Injury: A Prospective Biomechanical-Epidemiological: Am. J. Sports Med. 2007: Bohdanna T. Zazulak, Timothy E. Hewett, N. Peter Reeves, Barry Goldberg and Jacek Cholewicki

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Titans News · Event Recap: Week of June 10 – June 16


Saturday, Jun 10th

No event results

Sunday, Jun 11th

No event results

Monday, Jun 12th

Boys Varsity Basketball
vs. practice
N/A SUMMARY

Tuesday, Jun 13th

No event results

Wednesday, Jun 14th

No event results

Thursday, Jun 15th

No event results

Friday, Jun 16th

No event results

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Titans News · Event Recap: Week of June 3 – June 9


Saturday, Jun 3rd

No event results

Sunday, Jun 4th

No event results

Monday, Jun 5th

No event results

Tuesday, Jun 6th

No event results

Wednesday, Jun 7th

No event results

Thursday, Jun 8th

No event results

Friday, Jun 9th

Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Tba
N/A

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Titans News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Titans News · All Teams Schedule: Week of June 5 – June 11


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Cosby High School, June 5 – June 11

MONDAY

June 05, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

June 06, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

June 07, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

June 08, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

June 09, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Tba
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

June 10, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

June 11, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Titans News · Event Recap: Week of May 27 – June 2


Saturday, May 27th

No event results

Sunday, May 28th

No event results

Monday, May 29th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Tba
N/A
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
@ Tba
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Tba
N/A
Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Tba
W 2 – 1 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
@ Colonial Forge High School
L 14 – 13 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Tba
N/A

Tuesday, May 30th

Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. First Colonial
L 1 – 3 SUMMARY

Wednesday, May 31st

No event results

Thursday, Jun 1st

No event results

Friday, Jun 2nd

No event results

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Cosby High School Girls Varsity Soccer falls to First Colonial 3-1


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

6:00 PM

First Colonial
AWAY
3

Cosby High School
HOME
1

Game Recap

The Titans lost in the 6A South Region semifinals to the First Colonial Patriots. Becca Shelek scored early in the second half to cut the first half deficit to one goal. First Colonial scored in the last few minutes to secure the win. Congratulations to Cosby for a remarkable season!

Box Scores

1
2
First Colonial
2

1

Cosby

1


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Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse, Girls Varsity Lacrosse · Cosby High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse falls to Colonial Forge High School 14-13


Monday, May 29, 2017

1:00 PM

Cosby High School
AWAY
13

Colonial Forge High School
HOME
14

Game Recap

The Girls Lacrosse team fell 14-13 to Conference 4 Colonial Forge (17-0) Monday in the Region 6A Semi Final. The Titans were led by Lexi Baumhover with 7pts (4g,3a) and AJ Jimenez with 5 goals. The defense was led by Abbi McCormack with 5 ground balls and 1 goal while Jamie Culley had a season high 16 saves in goal. The girls ended the season with a program best record of 13-3. Congratulations to all or our seniors on a great season!

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Cosby
7

6

Colonial Forge
5

8


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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Cosby High School Girls Varsity Soccer beat TBA 2-1


Monday, May 29, 2017

12:00 AM

TBA
AWAY
1

Cosby High School
HOME
2

Game Recap

The Riverbend Bears scored early in the second half, but Brittany Borchardt earned two penalty kicks on breakaways. Linden Kelly converted the first penalty kick and Emma Muir converted the second. The Titans held on for the win and will advance to the Region Semifinal on Wednesday.

Box Scores

1
2
TBA

1

Cosby

2


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Titans News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 29 – June 4


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Cosby High School, May 29 – June 4

MONDAY

May 29, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Tba
SCHEDULE
TBA Boys Varsity Lacrosse
@ Tba
SCHEDULE
TBA Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Tba
SCHEDULE
TBA Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Tba
SCHEDULE
1:00 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse
@ Colonial Forge High School
SCHEDULE
4:30 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Tba
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 30, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

May 31, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

June 01, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

June 02, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

June 03, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

June 04, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!