BOBCAT BASEBALL UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT:
The Munroe baseball team wraps up their summer season this week.
The team was coached by new assistant coach Jayme Williams and later joined by new head coach Tyler Finley. Williams was a JV/MS coach at Bainbridge and assisted the varsity as a hitting instructor. Finley was assistant head coach at Godby for Robbie Zimmerman and is a lead instructor in pitching and hitting at The Southern Ball Academy in Tallahassee. Williams will be a Science instructor and Finley a Social Studies instructor.
Coach Joey Striplin and his West Gadsden Panther Pride have been busy this summer. So far they have played in 7-on-7 games against Wakulla, Bainbridge and Maclay and have another scheduled with Leon next week. They have been working out as well and even watching movies (Blindside, Remember the Titans) together for team-building.
Striplin’s 6’5” senior receiver Marquis Brown was invited to attend the FSU football camp two weeks ago. Brown is also the center for the Panther basketball team.
The FHSAA recently heard recommendations from its Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and approved a policy proposal to make changes to the current heat acclimatization policy. The original policy went into affect last August and the changes will take place this August. The changes are:
1. Changing the time limit to three hours for a practice during the first two weeks in order to stay consistent with NCAA rules which use the three-hour benchmark.
2. Walk-throughs are not permitted on days that have two practice sessions.
3. Weekly practice time shall not exceed 24 hours for days 8-14.
4. Voluntary conditioning — defined as prior to the first official date of practice — is recommended not to exceed three hours.
1. Helmets only the first two days of practice.
2. Shoulder pads added on days 3-5.
3. Full gear and body contact begin on day 6.
4. Six practice sessions are required before any student-athlete is available to participate in a contest.
5. During first five days of practice, arm shields, tackling and blocking dummies, sleds and other devices can only be used for teaching. Deliberate body-to-body contact is prohibited.
Bandon High School in Oregon will begin random drug testing student-athletes this fall. 92% of students surveyed at the school say the policy will hurt participation.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.” –George Orwell