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Sports Medicine Bible
for Young Athletes’
12, 2002] "The
Sports Medicine Bible for Young Athletes." Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.,
with Mark Jenkins, Sourcebooks, Inc., 2001, 252 pages.
Every year thousands
of children across America are injured while participating in
sporting activities. In the new book "The Sports Medicine Bible for
Young Athletes," authors Lyle Micheli and Mark Jenkins provide
important information that parents can use to "make their children’s
sports experiences safe, successful, and wholesome."
In the book’s
preface, Dr. Micheli writes, "Although a recent study showed that 90
percent of parents want their children to participate in sports,
many parents express concern about the potential for physical and
psychological harm in organized sports programs." The research and
expertise of Dr. Micheli and others in this field has resulted in
significant advances in the prevention and treatment of sports
The book is divided
into two sections, "What Every Parent, Player, and Coach Needs to
Know about Youth Sports" and "Sports Clinics." Part one is a
detailed examination of the subject of injury prevention and
treatment; part two discusses specific parts of the human body, the
injuries they can sustain and the treatment options.
There are many
advantages and disadvantages to participating in sporting
activities. Encouraging good fitness and heath, developing sports
and motor skills, building self-esteem and a competitive spirit,
pleasure, and friendship are some of the advantages.
The No. 1 risk
involves inadequately trained coaches. According to the authors the
United States is the only industrialized country in the sporting
world that does not have a national coaching education program.
Injuries are a
certainty in sports, and the authors discuss the preventative
measures every child should take during participation. They also
explain how to prevent injury in the most popular sports: soccer,
skating, basketball, baseball and football.
One of the most
important aspects of involvement in sports is physical fitness. How
to achieve and benefit from health fitness are two components
essential to better performance. There are programs that can improve
a child’s fitness through the cardiovascular system,
muscular-skeletal system and nutritional habits.
especially important to encourage the normal growth and development
of a child and to supply the energy necessary for physical exertion.
A proper balance between fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fluids,
minerals and vitamins must be achieved.
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Regardless of a young
athlete’s physical condition, the inability to cope with the stress
of competition can lead to a child’s withdrawal from organized
sports. According to the authors stress can result from insufficient
playing time, abusive coaches, an overemphasis on winning, fear of
failure, and mismatching of size and skill levels.
topics that parents must consider include the effects of strength
training on young bodies, meeting the needs of athletes suffering
from a chronic illness or disability, and how to recognize the
growing problem of substance abuse in athletes, particularly for
The second part of
the book is an introduction to sports clinics, the injuries to young
athletes and how to treat those injuries. This part is a primer for
virtually every part of the body that can be injured during
• Foot, heel and ankle
• Leg, knee and thigh
• Hip, pelvis and groin
• Back, shoulders and upper arms
• Elbows, wrists, hands and fingers
• Head and neck
Each section contains
a discussion of potential injuries and includes symptoms, causes,
self-treatment, what the doctor should do, surgical options,
rehabilitation and recovery.
"The Sports Medicine
Bible for Young Athletes" is a complete guide and first source for
information on the health and fitness of young athletes. In the
preface, Dr. Micheli writes, "This book describes measures parents
and coaches can take to improve youth sports. … I hope this book
helps you provide children with a sports experience they will take
with them into adulthood — along with a lifetime interest in health
This book is highly recommended for
parents of young athletes or anyone who has any association with
Lincoln Public Library District]
LCT box office opens
[JUNE 5, 2002]
The Lincoln Community Theatre box office opened for the
summer season on Monday, June 3. Season ticket holders may begin
making reservations for any of the three summer productions by
calling 735-2614 or visiting the box office from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. The box office is located in the lobby of
the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Lincoln
tickets for performances are offered one week before the opening of
each show, at $9 for adults and $6 for students through eighth
grade. The first production of the season, "Hello, Dolly!" opens on
Friday, June 14.
Season tickets for
the summer, which include the June musical production of "Hello,
Dolly!" the July comedy "Dearly Departed" and the August musical
production of "The King and I" are still available. Send check or
money order ($20 for adult; $12 for children through eighth grade)
to LCT, Box 374, Lincoln 62656.
For more information on season
membership, call (217) 732-4763 or (217) 732-2640 or visit the LCT
selected for LCT’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’
Community Theatre has chosen cast members for the local June
14-22 production of "Hello, Dolly!"
as the ever-meddling Dolly Levi is Jill Nessler of Sherman, who has
previously appeared on the Lincoln stage as Miss Hannigan in LCT’s
summer 2000 production of "Annie" and as Lucy in last
summer’s opening show, "You’re a Good Man Charlie
role of millionaire Horace Vandergelder will be played by Roger Boss
of Lincoln. Boss has appeared in numerous LCT productions, most
recently as part of the barbershop quartet featured throughout the
1999 production of "The Music Man."
players featured in this June production are Marilyn Willmert of
Lincoln as Mrs. Malloy, Deb VanDeVoort of Springfield as Minnie Fae,
Andy VanDeVoort of Springfield as Cornelius, Kyle Pepperell of New
Holland as Barnaby, Josh Twente of Lincoln as Ambrose, Alison Maske
of Mount Pulaski as Ermengarde, Brian Welter of Lincoln as the
policeman/judge, and Nancy Schaub of Lincoln as Mrs. Rose.
members include Tina Mayer and Brian Willmert of Lincoln, Ann
Opferman of Petersburg, and Abby and Heidi VanDeVoort of
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play is directed by Dan Bailey of Lincoln, who will also design and
oversee construction of the set. Jan Mikelson of Hartsburg will
serve as accompanist; Jeff Kindred of Atlanta will direct vocals;
and Miranda Stone of Lincoln will serve as light and sound director.
performances are at Johnston Center for the Performing Arts on the
campus of Lincoln College and are at 8 p.m. with the exception of
the Sunday, June 16, performance, which is a 2 p.m. matinee.
information regarding tickets, contact LCT, Box 374, Lincoln, IL
62656. The LCT box office opens on June 3. For information
regarding season tickets, call 732-2640 or go to the LCT website, http://www.geocities.com/
Rader, LCT publicity chairman]
County Arts Association upcoming films
upcoming monthly features in the Logan County Arts Association
series of classic films will start at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cinemas,
215 S. Kickapoo.
Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London.
Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace’s
hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She
goes upstairs to complain, and the two are immediately attracted to
each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace.
Ford’s "Fort Apache" (1948)
Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen
John Ford’s somber exploration of "Custer’s last
stand" and the mythologizing of American heroes, he slowly
reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to
the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honor
which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with
military form and ultimately self-destructive, Thursday attempts to
destroy the Indian warrior Cochise after luring him across the
border from Mexico.
at Tiffany’s" (1961)
Hepburn, George Peppard, Buddy Ebsen, Patricia Neal
on Truman Capote’s novel, this is the story of a young jet-setting
woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her
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Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1931)
March, Miriam Hopkins
on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson. Dr. Henry Jekyll believes
that there are two distinct sides to men: a good and an evil side.
He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild
with a potion that changes him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.
Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)
Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe
alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) lands their spacecraft
on cold-war Earth just after the end of World War II. He tells the
people of Earth that we must live peacefully or be destroyed as a
danger to other planets.
will be available at Serendipity Stitches, 129 S. Kickapoo; the
Lincoln Public Library Annex; at the door; or by calling (217)
732-4298. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2.50
for children 13 and under. These features are one show only, with
County Arts Association ]
Lincoln Community Theatre
Community Theatre’s website is at www.geocities.com/lincolncommunitytheatre/index.html. Pictures from past productions are
included. The LCT mailing address is Lincoln Community Theatre, P.O. Box 374, Lincoln,
IL 62656. E-mail: email@example.com.
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