NO BREAK FOR SCHOOL AND ATHLETICS?
We might have the solution
EVERY STUDENT ATHLETE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM
Maybe it involves the crippling feeling you get when you realize not only do you have 4 hours of homework, but also 3 hours of practice and a meet this weekend, preventing you from catching up on sleep or homework. Yeah, being a student AND an athlete isn't easy, but we're here to try and make one of the two situations less stressful
OF COURSE, WE CAN'T CONTROL HOMEWORK, BUT WE CAN TRY TO CONTROL ATHLETICS
Our preposition is to reduce the stress level added by athletics. Yoga is proven to build muscle, flexibility, and while doing that, reduce stress. While taking a control group of a practice without stress-reducing techniques, we will be using the Varsity Competitive Cheer team, who competes this Saturday at Allan Park. We will gather data from coaches, athletes, and the scores at the competition.
OUR GOAL? HELP ATHLETES BY GIVING THEM TIME TO RECOVER
While no experiments like this have been done with this team, the results will be unpredictable. While students with extracurricular activities have magnified stress, some may not receive the benefits of the yoga breaks. Even though this may be a factor, long term this experiment may provide coaches with an easy way to condition athletes while calming down after a long and stressful day.