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High school athlete health and wellness program now available through Mitchell School District

The program aims to provide education on how to care for the body and mind to maximize potential.

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Mitchell High School's Joe Quintal Field is pictured at sunrise on Aug. 15, 2019 during a Kernel football practice.
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MITCHELL — The Mitchell School District announced it is making new athlete health and wellness education information available to students, parents and staff members, through a partnership with a pair of national organizations.

Students, parents and staff members will have access to the Athlete Health, Safety and Wellness Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Council for Athletes Health and comes through a partnership with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. The program aims to provide education on how to care for the body and mind to maximize potential.

“I am excited to provide these resources to support those in the Mitchell School District,” Mitchell Activities Director Cory Aadland said in a news release. “This program will provide our students, parents and staff with access to educational materials that will benefit everyone. And while the program is designed with student-athletes in mind, many of the resources will benefit our entire student body and their parents.”

Some of the programs include recovery techniques, nutrition and hydration, preventing overtraining, sleep and mental health information. The educational modules are available through an app made available through the Mitchell School District on its website and through its counselors.

“The program offers great content in modules that can be taken in very manageable amounts of time,” Aadland said. “The past two years have been hard on everyone and this program addresses not only physical potential but also mental health and wellness.”

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