Category Archives: Athletics

Top 10 Best Boarding Schools Blogs from 2015

What a year! We’ve tallied the numbers and assembled the top 10 best boarding schools blogs from 2015. From applying to boarding school and finding the best school for you to preparing for the first day of school, we have all the information you need, and more! Continue reading Top 10 Best Boarding Schools Blogs from 2015

Top 5 benefits to playing boarding school sports

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An exciting part of attending boarding school is getting involved in sports. Like most public high schools, boarding schools offer robust and competitive athletics opportunities for both the seasoned athlete looking to play beyond high school and the novice athlete looking to learn the game and improve skills. Read on to get our top five reasons why you may want to play boarding school sports. Continue reading Top 5 benefits to playing boarding school sports

Preparing for high school sports: preseason tips

DSC_0085It’s summer time, which for most means fun in the sun and relaxation. But, if you plan on being a competitive athlete at boarding school in the fall, you want to stay in shape and prepare for your preseason practices. This is something most varsity athletes are required to do before high school sports start in the fall. I talked with Cheshire Academy’s Head Athletic Trainer Jenn Tirillo to get these tips on how to prepare: Continue reading Preparing for high school sports: preseason tips

Preparing For Pre-Season: Making the Most of Back to School Sports (for Athletes and Coaches)

As many student-athletes return to campus this week to begin fall practices, here are a few helpful tips to make the most of an exciting season ahead–for both athletes and their coaches.

  1. Practice!

Athletes- Nothing will enhance your team experience and success on the field like regular practice! Practicing your sport, supporting your practices with additional strength and weight training, and eating a well balanced diet will all contribute to your success on the field.

Coaches During practices, it’s a great idea to talk individually with your team members and provide personalized feedback on their skills, training and strategy. Athletics is as much mental as it is physical, so focusing on how each team member can improve individually will lead to success as a team. Use practice to address other necessities of the sport, like healthy living practices and sportsmanship. Continue reading Preparing For Pre-Season: Making the Most of Back to School Sports (for Athletes and Coaches)