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Exercise and Adolescents, 5 Reasons Why It’s So Important

Most of us would agree that exercise is important, whether we put theory into practice or not is another story entirely.  Physical activity has special importance and benefits for adolescents, not just for their physical well-being, but for their emotional state as well.  Here are five scientific reasons why: 1. Exercise helps to release endorphins, […]

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Soccer - Field and Court Athlete Agility

Field and Court Athlete Agility

Knee Injury Prevention So why am I getting hurt? Welcome back, nerds. This blog will focus on the agility field/court athletes with lateral movements that include (but are not limited to) soccer, football, rugby, field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. These sports are specifically called out because they often have non-contact knee ligament tears that can

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Pacific Ridge School Athletes Develop Community and Character

Developing Healthy Student-Athletes at Pacific Ridge School by Macaroni Kid Carlsbad  According to non-profit Common Sense Media, teens consume an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day, with tweens averaging six hours. With that kind of online connectivity, it’s important for adolescents and teenagers to develop healthy physical, mental, social and emotional skills.

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X Games Preparation at NAKOA: A Look inside

Some of NAKOA’s top action sports athletes just wrapped up a bountiful trip to Minnesota, bringing back some serious hardware from another successful run at the Summer X Games.  We wanted to give you a little glimpse into how our team prepares these athletes for one of the biggest events of the year. Our BMX

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Student Athlete Training in Carlsbad

NAKOA has innovative approach to train Pacific Ridge athletes

NAKOA coaches are working with Pacific Ridge athletes to incorporate strength, conditioning, speed, and agility into the school’s PE classes. CARLSBAD – In December, Carlsbad resident and Pacific Ridge School sophomore Kai Kelly were playing for his club lacrosse team when his hip suddenly tightened up during a game. “I could tell right away something

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Grind….what you all know about GRIND???

Two Saturdays ago I found myself arriving home around midnight, after more than a couple celebratory IPAs and an ill-advised whiskey nightcap.  Sleep was in major need but not gonna happen, as I was still buzzing from my friend Keanu Asing’s requalification on the Championship Tour.  So I decided to throw on one of my

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