Health and Training Information
When is it safe for your young athlete to begin weightlifting?
The link below, to a story by USA Football, does a good job of answering this question. It's worth a read.
The link: USA Football on Weightlifting
School telephone number: 952-806-7772
Cell phone number: 763-742-9336
This is Jefferson’s strength and conditioning program
This is the website developed by the University of Minnesota coaches and whose foundation is the Jaguar Power Program.
NEED A PHYSICAL?
If you are due to have a physical to participate in fall sports,
Twin Cities Orthopedics
is offering free qualifying exams
All student athletes competing at Jefferson must have a current physical on file with the school district.
Each physical is good for three years.
For details please click the thumbnail
IF YOUR PLAYER GETS A CONCUSSION
Call HealthEast, Bethesda Clinic,
651-326-HEAD (4323), M-F, 7a-3:30p
The clinic will make the appointment and answer any questions. This is the organization that did the baseline screening for the neurological testing. Parents need to check with their health insurance to get whatever referrals they may want to assure insurance coverage.
To be sure your body is running as efficiently as possible, here is some nutrition information, prepared by Jefferson Athletic Trainer Ashley Bethke to help you select good choices for meals. NOTE: The sample meals and snacks are just suggestions. The main idea is to eat healthy, so you keep your energy level up! To download the entire packet of information and resources, please click this link: Sports Nutrition
• Whole wheat bagel w/ peanut butter
• Yogurt w/ granola
• Egg white omelet with turkey or ham and cheese (can mix in fresh veggies)
• Fruit smoothie with protein powder
• Whole wheat toast
• Cereal (avoid those high in sugar)
•Fruit (bananas can help with muscle cramps)
• Meat sandwich on multi-grain or whole wheat bread
• Chicken breast
• Pita or wrap filled with meat, cheese, fresh veggies, or really anything fresh
• Cold pasta noodles with fresh veggies, chicken breast, tuna or crab (go light on the dressing)
• String cheese
• Fresh salad (add favorite toppings)
• Peanut butter sandwich
• Pasta with marinara sauce
• Chicken breast (preferably grilled)
• Fresh fruit and veggies
• Seafood (shrimp, crab, lobster, tuna)
• Brown rice (can add veggies or meat)
• Black beans
• Turkey burger
• Fruit & Veggies
• Dried fruit
• Granola bar
• Fruit smoothie
• String cheese
• Banana w/ peanut butter
• Protein shake
•Reduced fat popcorn
•Hard boiled eggs