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    Health & Wellness 101

    12/08/2016, 10:00am CST
    By Henry Shih OD,MD


    What are Sprains?
    Sprains are torn or stretched ligaments. Ligaments connect bones together at joints. They are tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. Symptoms will include swelling, pain on movement, bruising and inability to move the joint. You may feel a pop or tear when the sprain occurs.

    The areas of your body that are most vulnerable to sprains are your ankles, knees, and wrists. A sprained ankle can occur when your foot turns inward, placing extreme tension on the ligaments of your outer ankle. A sprained knee can be the result of a sudden twist, and a wrist sprain can occur when falling on an outstretched hand.

    Sprains are classified by severity:

    Grade 1 sprain (mild): Slight stretching and some damage to the fibers of the ligament.

    Grade 2 sprain (moderate): Partial tearing of the ligament. There is abnormal looseness (laxity) in the joint when it is moved in certain ways.

    Grade 3 sprain (severe): Complete tear of the ligament. This causes significant instability and makes the joint nonfunctional.

    What are Strains?

    Strains are stretched or torn muscles or tendons. Tendons connect muscle to bone. Sudden twisting or pulling can cause strains. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle
    strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

    Soccer, football, and other contact sports put athletes at risk for strains, as do sports that feature quick starts, such as hurdling, jumping, and running races. Gymnastics, tennis, rowing, golf and other sports that
    require extensive gripping, have a high incidence of hand sprains. Elbow strains frequently occur in racquet, throwing, and contact sports.


    Treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, elevating the area (R.I.C.E.) and medicines such as Motrin, Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy. More severe strains or sprains
    may require surgery.

    When should I call or see the doctor?

    1. If you are unable to put weight on your ankle or knee.
    2. If there is a deformity of a joint or it looks crooked.
    3. If a joint feels unstable.
    4. If your pain is very severe.
    5. If you are unsure how serious your injury is.

    Registration Details:  2016 Spring Lacrosse Regular Registration runs December 07, 2016 – February 28, 2017.  Late registration runs March 1, 2017 - March 13, 2017 with an additional $25.00 late fee.  Practices begin week of February 6 with games starting in March.  Season plays February 2017 - May 2017.

    Registration Fees:

    Girls 3rd - 4th grade:  $225.00 

    Girls 5th - 6th grade: $275.00  

    Girls 7th - 8th grade: $300.00  

    A free clinic will be offered January 22, 2017 from 3pm - 5pm at Field #11.

    All girls teams will receive a jersey to wear that will be returned after the season has closed.  Each girl will receive a T&C lacrosse shirt at the end of the season, team fees for games/officials, and individual and team pictures.  Additional small fees may be required to participate in end of season tournaments.

    All registrants are encouraged to consider US Lacrosse Membership.

    Questions on program contact Guillermo Ponce, Girls Lacrosse Director.

    Player needs the following equipment: A mouth guard, protective eye guard, and a stick are required. Turf shoes or tennis shoes are suggested for practice. Cleats are allowed for games. It is the responsibility of each girl to purchase a game skort. 

    Lacrosse Refund Policy: There will be no refunds given once the season starts. There will be a 10% admin fee deducted on ALL refunds. If you request a refund after team formation there will be a 25% fee deducted along with the 10% admin fee. No refunds are given to decal orders, donations, late fees, or because of team placement.


    12/05/2016, 11:15am CST
    By K Cyree


    When: Dec. 10th, 2016
    Registration: 7:30AM – 8:20AM
    Race Start: 8:30AM
    Where: Town & Country Sports Complex

                9100 Meadowheath Dr., Austin TX, 78729
    Entry Fee: $20 Before day of the race (t-shirt size guaranteed ONLY if register by Nov. 21)
                    $25 Day of the race
                    $15 All RRISD Students

    All Proceeds benefit the McNeil HS Teacher Wish List.  Sponsored by the MHS PTSA.
    Forms and checks can be mailed to:
    McNeil PTSA 
    5720 McNeil Road, Austin, TX 78729
    We will NOT have packet pick-up at Town and Country tomorrow night for the 5K Fun Run.  We will have everything ready on Saturday morning.  You can even grab your shirt after the run so you don't have to worry getting there early and carrying it with you.  The run will start at the Large Pavilion by the North Parking Lot, off Amberglen road.  Here is a map of the facility and course.
    How to Register:
    By form - link to document with details here OR
    By the Student Store by clicking here
    T-Shirt sizes listed on the registration form and within the student store.
    Thanks to our Sponsors - we will be giving out long sleeve t-shirts for the run. 
    Sign-up NOW.

    T&C October Newsletter

    10/11/2016, 5:30pm CDT
    By Evalyn Hodges

    Fall Weather Is Here And So Is The T&C October Newsletter


    Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Fall weather and all your activities. The T&C October Newsletter is attached below.  Send me your comments, pictures and feedback about how T&C Sports is doing.



    Executive Director




    2017 Spring Girls Lacrosse

    Registration OPENS Dec 7th!

    T&C Office Hours

    9100 Meadowheath Drive
    Austin, TX, 78729


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