There is a direct relationship between play and learning. As science has proven, when you exercise the body, you exercise the mind. When students have an opportunity to move and play it translates to sharper focus in the classroom.

Hear more about playing smarter from Thomas Davids '18. 

What can we do to help our student athletes play smarter? What do they need to be safe, competitive, and have fun? This page provides helpful links and resources in categories submitted by parents of student athletes. 

Student athletes need a balance of the following in their daily lives. Click each topic.


Hydration is critical for athletes. What's the right amount? How about sports drinks? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

What to Drink for Proper Hydration During Exercise


Food is fuel. What's the best-odds diet for a high-school athlete? What foods should be avoided?

Nutrition 101 for High School Athletes


Sleep is critical for athlete bodies and brains to rejuvenate and restore. Is more sleep really better?

Sleep and the Athlete: Time to Wake Up to the Need for Sleep


Balancing and managing time can be a challenge for student athletes. Why is this important?

Tips for Helping Teens Balance School and Sports


There is the intensity of practice and there is play for playing's sake. What is play and what role does it play in overall health?

Can We Play?
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