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  • Visit piscatawaynj.org/recreation for all P-Way Rec. Dept program information
  • Visit piscatawaynj.org/recreation for all P-Way Rec. Dept program information

PARENTS - You Can Help Prevent Staph and MRSA Viruses

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In 'Links', click on 'Expert Advice for Sports Parents'.

Parents: Make sure your child is hydrated before games and practices

Click on the link below for more information on the importance of drinking fluids.

Drinking Fluids Before, During and After Sports Important For Children
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Surprising, as it may seem, the most important part of an athlete's diet isn't what they eat, it is what and how much they drink. Hydration before, during and after exercise is especially important for preadolescent children because they have special fluid needs [1] compared to adults, or even teenagers. As a parent or coach, you are responsible for taking precautions [2] to prevent heat illnesses [3] in exercising children and making sure they drink enough fluids.

One of the most important functions of water is to cool the body. As a child exercises, his muscles generate heat, raising his body temperature. When the body gets hot, it sweats. The evaporating sweat cools the body. If the child does not replace the water lost through sweating by drinking more fluids, the body's water balance will be upset and the body may overheat.

To keep from becoming dehydrated [4], your child must drink fluids before, during and after exercise. To promote fluid intake in kids, fluids containing sodium (i.e. sports drinks [5]) have been shown to increase voluntary drinking by 90% and prevent dehydration [6] compared to drinking plain water. To ensure that your child is drinking enough, you should see that she drinks fluids according to the following schedule:

Before Sports
Drinking fluids prior to exercise appears to reduce or delay the detrimental effects of dehydration [6].

•1 to 2 hours before sports: 4 to 8 ounces of cold water

•10 to 15 minutes before sports: 4 to 8 ounces of cold water

•A good meal with containing water (e.g. fruits)


During Sports
•Every 20 minutes: 5 to 9 ounces of a sports drink, depending on weight (5 for a child weighing 88 pounds, 9 ounces for a child weighing 132 pounds)

•Any time a child feels thirsty

•Encourage drinking fluids during timeouts and breaks

•Encourage drinking from their own fluid container and avoid sharing with others

•Encourage the ability to drink whenever they want and not to wait until they are told to take a break

•Adjust fluid needs during practice according to the weather [7], amount of equipment worn, and practice duration and intensity.


After Sports
Post-exercise hydration should aim to correct any fluid lost during the practice.

•Within two hours: at least 24 ounces of a sports drink for every pound of weight lost

•Replace all fluids lost during exercise plus any lost after exercising (going to the bathroom)

•Eat a good meal with foods containing water

•Chocolate milk or a specially formulated sports drink containing protein in addition to carbohydrates are good recovery drinks that encourage recovery and hydration. The protein helps the body recover from exercise by enhancing muscle repair and by replenishing glycogen stores in muscles, which are a source of fuel during prolonged exercise.

Expert Advice for Youth Sports Parents

Click on 'Links' for helpful information on the following youth sports topics:

1. The MRSA Virus
2. Swine Flu


or visit http://www.piscatawaynj.org/recreation/expert-advise-for-parents

Contribute to the Jeff Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Jeff Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund is designed to create a scholarship fund to:

• Memorialize Jeff Fox; his character and being as well as his volunteer spirit and his many contributions to our community and its youth, especially through his involvement in the Piscataway Recreation Middle School Basketball League and Pop Warner football program.
• Award two annual scholarships in Jeff’s memory to two deserving graduating seniors at Piscataway High School. The scholarships, which will be awarded at the PHS Senior Awards Night program, will be given to a graduating football player who played Pop Warner and a graduating basketball player, whether a boy or girl, who played Middle School basketball. The recipients will be chosen by the PHS football and basketball coaches.

Our ultimate goal is to raise enough money to allow the fund to eventually be self-sustaining through interest earnings and dividends as well as future contributions.

We need everyones assistance to generate initial ‘seed’ money for the scholarship fund. Please consider making a donation in support of this very worthy endeavor. No contribution is too small or too large. All donations will be tax deductible once the fund obtains a tax exempt ID number.

Checks should be made payable to:
‘Piscataway Middle School Basketball’

Mail checks to:
Jeff Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 1044
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Parking at the Quibbletown Practice Site

Parking at the Quibbletown Football & Cheering Practice Site


Parking is available in Quibbletown Park, at Quibbletown School and on
Academy Street. Be sure to observe all local parking and handicapped parking regulations at all times as these areas are routinely patrolled by the Piscataway Police Department.


Parking in Quibbletown Park
The entrance to the park is 75 yards beyond the Recreation Building on the
right side of Academy Street. Cars must be parked in designated parking spaces.
Parking in the park entranceway, driveways and alongside curb lines is
prohibited.


Parking at Quibbletown School
The school parking lot is located next to South Washington Avenue and
can be accessed from Academy Street. Cars must be parked in designated
parking spaces. Parking in the driveways and alongside curb lines is prohibited.


Parking on Academy Street
Parking is permitted on the north side of Academy Street only. Parking is
prohibited on the south side (school side) of Academy Street. Please do not
block driveways.


Important Reminder:
When parking your car, always be mindful that in case of a police, fire or
medical emergency, emergency vehicles must have access to all of the
above areas.


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