Posts Tagged ‘Athletics’

High School Sports Injuries: When to Get Assessed

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

High School Sports Injuries: When to Get Assessed

If your Wildcat’s athletic aspirations include winning a state championship or earning a college scholarship, they cannot afford to be limited by an injury. Season ending surgeries, like ACL reconstruction or Tommy John, have recently become increasingly common in teenage athletes. Not only do they require a substantial amount of recovery time, but even with the best physical therapy, imbalances can develop that will impact athletic performance after returning to play. Biomechanical inefficiencies, which can be caused by compensations from a previous injury or recent growth spurt, lead to high risk movements that have been correlated with increased risk of injury and decreased performance. Weak stabilizing muscles and poor trunk control often trigger these movements. An individualized assessment is necessary to determine the specific mobility, stability and strength imbalances to determine the appropriate course of action.

1A State Swimming Championships Recap

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 Tags: , ,

On Saturday, Nov. 15, four Academy at the Lakes swimmers competed in the 1A State Swimming Championships in Stuart, Fla. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Abbey Duncan ’17, who claimed the state title in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.05. She also placed fifth in the 100 butterfly with a time […]

Wildcats Celebrate “Last Hit” Tradition

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 Tags: , ,

  On Monday, Nov. 10, the Wildcats’ football team celebrated a tradition called “Last Hit” with its seniors, their family, friends, and many faculty and staff members. During Last Hit, the team’s coaches and underclassmen form a handshake line for the seniors. At the end of the line, each senior take one “Last Hit” at […]

Academy Swimmers Advance to State Championship

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

Seven members of the Academy Swim Team competed in the Regional meet on Saturday, Nov. 8. The swimmers combined to finish seventh overall out of 24 girls teams. Abbey Duncan ’17 won the 1A Regional Swimming Championship in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke. She will move on to the State Championship meet in […]

District Swim Results Are In

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 Tags: , ,

  Nov. 1 was a tremendous Saturday for Academy swimmers. Despite some cold weather and nasty winds, several swimmers posted personal best times. Abbey Duncan ’17 claimed the District Championship in both the 100 back and the 100 fly. The girls’ team placed fourth overall, and Ethan Cisler ’21 had a terrific showing for the […]

Duncan and McCormick sisters lead Academy to 6th place finish in the Tampa Bay Classic Swim Meet

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 Tags: , ,

  Despite having the fewest number of swimmers and the least number of event entries, Academy swimmers walked away finishing in 6th place out of 15 teams at the Tampa Bay Classic Meet this weekend. This meet provided the swimmers with a preview of the competition for the State swimming series which begins Nov. 1st. […]

Academy Spirit Shines at Cross Country Meet

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

  At the cross country meet on September 29, runners slogged through a tough, two-mile course combined with a healthy afternoon shower. However, the Wildcats were not done when they reached the finish line. As the last of the runners headed in, our Academy student-athletes were looking for their teammate, Jackson B. ’21. After battling […]

Academy Swimmers Shine in the Pool

Posted on: September 24th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

  The Academy at the Lakes swim team is off to a strong start. In its season opener, the girls’ team defeated Carrollwood Day School,  85-80. They then moved on to compete against Bishop McLaughlin and Nature Coast Technical school in a tri-meet. The girls’ team, comprised of 10 swimmers, beat both schools 64-30 and 68-25, […]

Community Comes Together for Friday Night Fanfare

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,

On Jan. 10 the Academy community celebrated Friday Night Fanfare in support of the varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Families enjoyed activities including an agility course (provided by Daniel Peterson’s Performance Training), face painting, a performance by the Upper Division pep band, dinner from Carrabba’s – Lutz, and dessert from SugarDarlings. We extend our […]

Lower Division Runs for Fun & Fitness

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,

The Annual fun run is the culminating event to our Lower division fitness unit. All the students are encouraged to have a goal in mind whether it be a top spot, jogging the entire race, or just to cross the finish line with a friend. Fitness can be fun and this years theme “If you […]