Our Coaching Philosophy
Ballston Spa Board Members and Coaches adhere to the following coaching philosophy:
Assisting through Sponsorship
Dear Friends & Business Owners,
Our kids are counting on you to sponsor the Ballston Spa Football & Cheer Program. Each year our expenses continue to increase. Your donation is used to defray expenses such as purchasing football uniforms and cheerleading outfits, football equipment, insurance, field usage, referee fees and most important scholarships for those that cannot afford the costs. It has been said that any child participating in football or cheer will never regret the experience. Football has been called the ultimate sport because it teaches the valuable lessons in team work and all levels of leadership. This level of teaching and coaching is going on nights starting in August on the practice field at the Ballston Spa Middle School. We invite you to come down and watch.
|BSPW 2015 Mitey Mite National Division Schedule|
|Saturday, September 12, 2015||2:00||away at Guilderland||Nott Road Field|
|Sunday, September 20, 2015||12:00||Home vs. Troy|
|Saturday, September 26, 2015||5:00||away at East Greenbush||Genet Elementary School|
|Sunday, October 04, 2015||12:00||Home vs. Saratoga|
|Sunday, October 11, 2015||12:00||Home vs. Rotterdam|
|Sunday, October 18, 2015||12:00||Home vs. Schenectady Belmont|
|Sunday, October 25, 2015||12:00||away at Bethlehem||Bethlehem Middle School|
|Sunday, November 01, 2015||12:00||away at South Glens Falls||Moreau Rec. Fields|
|BSPW 2015 "TENATIVE" Pee Wee Schedule|
|Saturday, September 12, 2015||Bye||BYE WEEK NO GAME|
|Sunday, September 20, 2015||2:00||Home vs. South Glen Falls|
|Saturday, September 26, 2015||7:00||away at North Columbia||Chatham High School|
|Sunday, October 04, 2015||2:00||Home vs. Guilderland|
|Sunday, October 11, 2015||2:00||Home vs. Troy|
|Sunday, October 18, 2015||2:00||away at South Troy||Colonie Town Park|
|Saturday, October 24, 2015||5:00||away at North Colonie||Colonie Town Park|
|Sunday, November 01, 2015||2:00||away at Bethlehem||Genet Elementary School|
|Sunday, November 08, 2015||12:00||Home vs. Rotterdam|
|BSPW 2015 "TENATIVE" Flag Schedule|
|Saturday, September 12, 2015||2:00||Home vs. East Greenbush|
|Saturday, September 19, 2015||10:15||Home vs. Rensselaer|
|Saturday, September 26, 2015||11:30||away at Saratoga||East Side Rec.|
|Saturday, October 03, 2015||10:15||Home vs. South Glens Falls||**This will change to either 2:00 10/3 or on the morning of 10/4 waiting on CDPW|
|Saturday, October 10, 2015||10:15||away at Rensselaer||Rensselaer High|
|Saturday, October 17, 2015||10:15||away at Bethlehem||Hammegrael Elem|
According to the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Research shows that relying on thirst may cause athletes to underestimate fluid needs and replace on average only about 50% of the fluid lost in sweat. Therefore, the NATA recommends athletes drink on a schedule based on their individual sweat rate, regardless of thirst, to ensure that they are replacing sweat losses.
NATA recently convened an Inter-Association Task Force comprised of 18 sports medicine groups and injury prevention and health professional organizations to release an Exertional Heat Illnesses Consensus Statement. The Consensus Statement, which applies to activity at all levels of intensity, states:
THIRST IS NOT ENOUGH: There is scientific research to support the idea that thirst is not an optimal way to determine when and how much an athlete should drink. By the time an athlete is thirsty, they are already somewhat dehydrated and in most cases will not drink enough to fully replace the fluids lost in sweat.
TO BE SAFE, KNOW YOUR SWEAT RATE: Rather than relying on thirst or simply drinking as much as you can tolerate (which can also be dangerous), knowing how much you sweat is the best way to determine hydration needs. To figure out how much you sweat, weigh yourself before and after exercise. The weight you lost in ounces represents fluid and that amount is how much should be consumed (in total) before, during and after exercise to adequately replace sweat and keep the body balanced.
REPLACE FLUIDS & ELECTROLYTES LOST: Optimal hydration is the replacement of fluids and electrolytes based on individual needs. Drinking a sports drink helps replace the key electrolytes lost in sweat.
For more information, please visit the National Athletic Trainers' Association website.