Friday, September 7, 2012

Fall Sports Information

 On Tuesday evening at 6:00 students, parents and coaches met to kick off the fall sports season.
The sports offered are 6/7/8 Field Hockey, 6/7/8 Cross Country, 6/7/8 Tennis, 7/8 Boys' and Girls' Soccer. Approximately 155 student-athletes attended - this represents about 70% of the 7th and 8th grade students and a lesser number of 6th grade students.

"Numerous authors and organizations have cited the potential benefits of participation in sport and physical activity programs. A representative list of such benefits, developed by the World Health Organization includes the following:
  • Improvement of motor skills and physical fitness;
  • Enhancement of normal physical and social growth and maturation;
  • Improvement of socialization, self-esteem, self-perception and psychological well-being;
  • Establishment of a basis for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong commitment to physical activity.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control lists the following benefits of physical activity, specifically for middle school students:
  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints;
  • Helps control weight, build lean muscle, and reduce fat;
  • Prevents or delays the development of high blood pressure and helps reduce blood pressure on some adolescents with hypertension;
  • Appears to reduce depression and anxiety, improve mood, and enhance the ability to perform daily tasks throughout the lifespan;
  • May contribute to a physically active lifestyle and may continue into adulthood.

Schedule Star
    Go to the HMS Webpage:Athletics:Upcoming Events:
  1. Select Team(s) Be patient as you will need to slide directly across.
  2. Level
  3. Gender

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