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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
The local competition will be held 26 January from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the St Philip Neri School Gymnasium. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.
The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families and youth.
Perform ten minutes of accumulated time in the deep squat per day. “A full-range, butt-to-ankles air squat is an omnipotent diagnostic tool for identifying problems and fixing the broken athlete.” Dr. Kelly Starrett, Becoming a Supple Leopard, p.82 Look at the graph below. Why are less of our students able to perform the deep squat as they get older? Sitting. Sitting causes enough problems to have a book written about it. (See photo below) This graph actually looks a lot better than when we assessed the deep squat last year. We are making progress! Additionally, to decrease sitting, consider doing your other homework at a standing desk. I have read Deskbound, and I am using a makeshift standing desk 50% of the time. I would be happy to talk with anyone who is considering it. email@example.com
Many members of the faculty went to a workshop on flexible seating during a professional development day. Flexible seating allows students to choose where they work best. One way I heard it described is that the classroom is more like a coffee shop, as far as arrangement and seating options. I believe this will also help with mobility and body positioning. We will see what the data looks like on our next deep squat test.
There is a steady drop in ability to perform the deep squat from 3rd to 8th grade, except for the spike back up in 7th grade. The 7th grade has always been an exceptionally athletic class. Is it a coincidence that they also have an increase in ability to assume this position? I don't think so. The deep squat is attainable! If you cannot do it yet, (and I could not when I first read of its importance) you can scale it back by holding onto a fixed object or having a wall against your back.
What is the deep squat? Toes pointing forward. Feet a fist's width apart. Heels on the ground. Butt to heels.