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Hamptons Wellness: Injury Prevention in Young Athletes..The core is the key

Young athletes are at great risk for injury. All parents, coaches and the young athletes themselves must become aware of these facts. Our children are very competitive. Some of them will become involved in team sports and excel. Kids that take part in one sport are more at risk for repetitive motion injuries as well as kids who engage in many sports who do not rest sufficiently between sporting events and training routines. Appropriate nutrition is a key to injury prevention too. Unfortunately, some will get injured early and never be able to participate in sports again. This is a missed opportunity that does not have to happen.

This discussion is not only about the best young athletes. The risk of injury is present in everyone who participates in sports no matter his or her age. However, it is important to recommend sports participation early in our lives because it sets us up to remain healthy throughout our lives. Improved cardiovascular and muscular-skeletal development and maintenance, leads to sustained cognitive function, as we get older. So participation in sports when we are young is a leading indicator of a healthy life.IET-indoor

This begs the question; how do we prevent injury? We are all familiar with the terms Rehab or rehabilitation. This is usually the course of action after an injury has occurred. I suggest that for our young athletes, we become familiar with PREHAB. Why not prepare the body for the rigors of exercise and sports by specifically targeting the training and exercise routines necessary to prevent injury?

Many of our young athletes train improperly. This is not an indictment of our team coaches or trainers but recognition of the limited time and resources they have to address the needs of all the athletes they have to manage, especially at the Middle and High School levels. It is well known in the area of sports medicine that the development of the core and core training, exercise and strengthening is very important to the prevention of injury in young athletes.

I have a daughter who is an athlete and has aspirations of becoming an elite athlete in track. She has been injured before with a strained Achilles tendon. This injury impaired her ability to run and she lost time on the field as a result. This year, we sought to help reduce her risk of injury by investigating where we could get her trained and strengthened and we discovered IET, Integrated Exercise Therapy in Bridgehampton. We learned that some of her field hockey teammates had been participating at this facility and were excelling in their sport and we figured, what the heck, lets give it a try.

When we got there, Andrew and Molly greeted us and then very quickly started an evaluation of Allura’s flexibility, strength and core weaknesses. The video that we are presenting shows one segment of that evaluation. We were amazed at how quickly IET identified risks for injury and developed a structured, progressive PREHAB routine for Allura to follow.

We can only suggest that any parent of a young athlete pay close attention to the risks of injury in their kids. It is amazing how frequently injury occurs with young athletes and the costs associated with health care and rehabilitation after the fact; not to mention problems that may arise as a result of growth plate abnormalities and subsequent life long impacts.IET_NHB_7592

Our kids are participating in organized sports teams; football, basketball, baseball, field hockey, track, soccer and volleyball as well as skateboarding. Injuries are going to happen. We have chosen to seek additional sports therapy outside of her normal work-out routine with her team to help Allura reduce her injury risks by improving her physical strength and flexibility. Whether you choose IET or another method for reducing the risk of injury in your young athlete, do not hesitate in getting started as soon as possible. Lost time in the athlete’s sporting life as a result of injury can be prevented. The Core is the Key!

For more on this topic: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248796.php

photos and video by Kurt Leggard…

Hamptons Happenings...(Riverhead, NY) And the Teeny Awards goes to….I had the pleasure to attend the 11th Annual  2013 Teeny Awards on June 9th at the Southold Junior-Senior High School presented by The East End Arts. This was my first time going to a Teeny Awards, my oldest was not interested in ActingNominees were decked out in their formal attire, decorated the pre-show red carpet, and at the commencement of the awards ceremony, were presented individually to the audience as they filed into the spotlight onstage one at a time to thunderous applause. Arts supporters, theatre professionals, and prominent community members presented the winning awards, and each winner received a glass trophy. The Teeny Awards, conceived from the idea of the Antoinette Perry Awards – The Tony Awards – for Broadway shows, has been celebrating excellence in high school theatre across the East End of Long Island since 2002, and is presented and coordinated by East End Arts.

The audience was treated to scenes from some outstanding performances from this year’s productions from the 17 participating high schools in the region, and celebrated the best of the best in East End high school theatre. Performances included: “Summer Nights” from Grease by Southold High School; “Brotherhood of Man” from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Longwood High School; “The Tornado Ballet” from The Wiz by Center Moriches High School.

Bonnie Grice, award-winning broadcaster, producer, host and interviewer, returned once again to serve as the Master of Ceremonies. 

The 2013 Teeny Awards winners are:

Lead Actress in a Musical
Emily Hinz, Pierson, Funny Girl
 DRAMA
Lead Actor in a Drama, Brian Rocha, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
Lead Actress in a Drama
Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Patrick O'Brien & Danielle Allen
Patrick O’Brien & Danielle Allen
 
 
Supporting Actor in a Drama
Patrick O’Brien, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Supporting Actress in a Drama
Danielle Allen, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
 
Lead Actor in a Comedy
Sean Mannix, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
 
 
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Rachel Riennecker
Rachel Riennecker
Lead Actress in a Comedy
Rachel Rienecker, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
Jack Vicari
Jack Vicari
Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Jack Vicari, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
 
Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Gwen Foley
Gwen Foley
Gwyn Foley, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supporting Actor in a Musical
Matthew Drinkwater, Greenport, Guys & Dolls
 
Supporting Actress in a Musical
Lea Giambruno, Shelter Island, Legally Blonde
Lea Giambruno
Lea Giambruno
Lead Actor in a Musical
John Coyne, Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
 OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
This category was created to recognize a student who shines brightly in a role that is not eligible for adjudication in the leading or supporting categories.
Rebecca Dwoskin, Pierson, Funny Girl
 
 
JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD
This award is for a particular scene, musical number, dance number, or group that the judges feel stands out enough to warrant special recognition. This year, the recipient is The Greek Chorus from Shelter Island’s Legally Blonde.
Ryan Schaefer & Anita Boyer
Ryan Schaefer & Anita Boyer

CHOREOGRAPHY – TIE

Megan McGuinness and Jennifer Navarrete, Eastport-South Manor, The Music Man
Ryan Schaefer, Center Moriches, The Wiz
 
PLAYBILL/POSTER ART
Amanda Tomasello, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
Amanda Tomasello & Fred Thiele
Amanda Tomasello & Fred Thiele

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECHNICAL DESIGN RECOGNITION – I really do wish that this was a judged category, and I have to admit I did not understand why this category was only reduced to recognition. I guess it is because they were all so good they could not choose a winner.

Savannah Calderale, Southold, Grease – Set Design
Denis Hartnett, Pierson, Funny Girl – Set Design
Shane Hennessey, Pierson, Funny Girl – Lighting Design
Catherine Penn, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace and Footloose – Costume Design
Daniel Lilley, Longwood, M*A*S*H* – Lighting Design

 INNOVATIONS IN THEATRE EDUCATION This award recognizes the efforts of a school that goes above and beyond to support exceptional theatre arts education. This year, Bridgehampton High School is being recognized for its production of A Night on Broadway: A Musical Revue, which was a non-book musical written, performed and produced by its students and volunteer staff.  This is the first theatrical production in the school, and, we hope, will be the first of many.

Congratulations to All of the 2013 winners…. You are all so very talented…Next year Lilly Spellman, you are so talented, Congratulations on being nominated.

Lilly Spellman & family
Lilly Spellman & family

For more information on East End Arts and the great work they do in the East End…visit their website..www.eastendarts.org for more on Hamptons Happenings click here. 

Nominations for the 11th Annual Teeny Awards are…..Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers.….I am especially excited to see some extremely talented young people who I know on this list. Congratulations to all the nominees you are all very talented and should be very proud of this accomplishment. Below is a Press release sent today from East end Arts…

 11th-Annual Teeny Awards Nominations Announced

Awards Ceremony to be held on June 9, 2013

Presented by East End Arts

East Hampton High School's South Pacific
East Hampton High School’s South Pacific

(RIVERHEAD, NY, May 8, 2013) – East End Arts is thrilled to announce the 2013 Teeny Awards Nominees. Theatrical productions presented by the 17 participating East End high schools have been attended and reviewed by a panel of volunteer judges. Evaluations of student performances were based on skills demonstrated in Movement (physical expression, gesture, posture, fluidity), Delivery (projection, articulation, interaction, timing, expression), and Stage Presence (confident, believable, enthusiastic, charismatic, dynamic). Evaluations of performances in Musical Productions also include skills in Singing (intonation, range, interpretation, phrasing, rhythm, articulation, ensemble work) and Dancing (technique, fluidity, expression, gesture, ensemble work). The Teeny Awards, conceived from the idea of the Antoinette Perry Awards – The Tony Awards – for Broadway shows, has been celebrating excellence in high school theater across the East End of Long Island since 2002, and is presented and coordinated by East End Arts.

The top five scoring students are the nominees. A formal awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Southold Junior-Senior High School, hosted by award-winning broadcaster, producer, host and interviewer, Bonnie Grice, during which the winners will be announced. The 11th-Annual Teeny Awards ceremony is open to the public. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.eastendarts.org/programs/events/teeny-ceremony.html. Tickets are $20 in advance (must purchase by 5 PM on June 7), and $25 at the door. Southold Junior-Senior High School is located at 420 Oaklawn Avenue in Southold, NY.

And the nominees are:

DRAMA

Lead Actor in a Drama

Eliminas Abromaitis, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
Casey Pitcher, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
Brian Rocha, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
Jonathan Troiano, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
Jamie Tuthill, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 Lead Actress in a Drama

Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Brionna Cook, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
Amanda Osborne, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
Jordan Tapley, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
Alex Stanco, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind

 Supporting Actor in a Drama

Anthony DeFeo, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
Aubrey Jowers, Ross, One Acts: The Sin Eater
Perry Ladouceur, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
Andrew Nucatola, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
Patrick O’Brien, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Supporting Actress in a Drama

Danielle Allen, McGann-Mercy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Emma Bernhardt, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
Erin Plitt, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol
Maria Popova, Ross, One Acts: The Sin Eater
Jessica Sisti, Riverhead, A Christmas Carol 

COMEDY

Lead Actor in a Comedy

Chris Durst, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
Zach Fisher, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
Yori Johnson, East Hampton, Pygmalion
Sean Mannix, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
Oliver Orr, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?
Southold/Greenport's Trixie Teen Detective
Southold/Greenport’s Trixie Teen Detective

Lead Actress in a Comedy

Maggie Daley, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
Gayle Gammon, Southold/Greeport Co-Production, Trixie, Teen Detective
Mally Fogarty, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?
Rachel Lohrius, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
Rachel Rienecker, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
Julia Tyson, East Hampton, Pygmalion

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Nicholas, Auletti, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
Tom Batuello, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?
Anthony DeVita, Shoreham-Wading River, Don’t Drink the Water
Jack Vicari, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace
Ryan Zlatniski, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, You Can’t Take it With You
Gwyn Foley, Mattituck, Are Teachers Human?
Abigail Gianis, Sag Harbor, Hurry Up and Wait
Denise Mulemga, Ross, One-Acts: No Dogs Allowed
Sydney Campbell, Southold/Greeport Co-Production, Trixie, Teen Detective

MUSICAL

Lead Actor in a Musical

Sam Bracken, Southold, Grease
John Coyne, Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
John Drinkwater, Greenport, Guys & Dolls
Francesco Logozzo, Westhampton Beach, Footloose
Ryan Schaefer, Center Moriches, The Wiz

 Lead Actress in a Musical

Emily Hinz, Sag Harbor, Funny Girl
Laura Logan,  Sweeney Todd
Susanna Kelly, Southold, Grease
Kayla Matters, Southampton, Fame
Brianna Pagano, Greenport, Guys & Dolls
Doree Primavera, Hampton Bays, Annie Get Your Gun

Supporting Actor in a Musical

Matt Drinkwater, Greenport, Guys & Dolls
Denis Hartnet, Sag Harbor, Funny Girl
Daniel Lilley, Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Brian Rocha, Eastport-South Manor, The Music Man
Jack Dunne, Southold, Grease

Supporting Actress in a Musical

Lea Gianbruno, Shelter Island, Legally Blonde
Isabella LeBoeuf, Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Michaela Manno, Southold, Grease
Shelby Pickerell, Southold, Grease
Lily Spellman, Hampton Bays, Annie Get Your Gun

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

This category was created to recognize a student who shines brightly in a role that is not eligible for adjudication in the leading or supporting categories.

Gwen Clarke, Southampton, Ms. Sherman in Fame
Rebecca Dwoskin, Sag Harbor, Trixie in Funny Girl
Alexandra Lasot, Southold, Teen Angel in Grease
Lara Mahaffy, Southold, Ursula in Trixie, Teen Detective
Tye Granger, Westhampton Beach, Arsenic and Old Lace

JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD

This award is for a particular scene, musical number, dance number, or group that the judges feel stands out enough to warrant special recognition. This year, the recipient is The Greek Chorus from Shelter Island’s Legally Blonde.

 CHOREOGRAPHY

Victoria Carroll, Riverhead, Fiddler on the Roof
Megan McGuiness and Jennifer Navarette, Eastport-South Manor, The Music Man
Southold Dance Captains, Southold, Grease
Ryan Schaefer, Center Moriches, The Wiz
Mattituck's Once Upon a Mattress.
Mattituck’s Once Upon a Mattress.

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE

Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Mattituck, Once Upon a Mattress    

 PLAYBILL/POSTER ART

Sadie Klughers, East Hampton, Pygmalion
Daniel Pritchard, Longwood, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Amanda Tomasello, Eastport-South Manor, Inherit the Wind
Stephen Spinelli, Shoreham-Wading River, Sweeney Todd
Gretchen Walter, Southold, Trixie, Teen Detective

STAGE MANAGEMENT RECOGNITION – The following students are all recognized for their invaluable contributions as STAGE MANAGERS

Mariah Brengel, Shoreham-Wading River
Jesse Buchter, Westhampton Beach
Ian Byrne, McGann-Mercy
Quinn Carey, McGann-Mercy
Helen Chen, Mattituck
Jaclyn Conway, Southold-Greenport Co-Production
Jaclyn Conway, Southold
Emily Fey, Center Moriches
Mayra Gonzalez, Mattituck
Jennifer Hall, Sag Harbor
Melissa Hickox, Mattituck
Julie Lindell, Shoreham-Wading River
Kyra McAlary, Eastport-South Manor
Rae LaBorne, Sag Harbor
Shelly Matthers, Sag Harbor
Scott McVetty, Center Moriches
Kevin O’Brien, Center Moriches
Anne O’Rourke, Mattituck
Solomon Polshek, Ross
Christine Sipala, Longwood
Stephen Spinelli, Shoreham-Wading River
Jerilynn Toole, Riverhead
Zoë Vatash, Sag Harbor
Kerrie Vila, Sag Harbor
Sean Walden, Greenport
Rachel Williams, Riverhead

 TECHNICAL DESIGN RECOGNITION – The following students are all recognized for their invaluable contribution in TECHNICAL DESIGN 

Savannah Calderale, Southold, Grease – Set Design
Denis Hartnet, Sag Harbor, Funny Girl – Set Design
Catherine Penn, Riverhead, Arsenic and Old Lace and Footloose – Costume Design
Daniel Lilly, Longwood, M*A*S*H* – Lighting Design

INNOVATIONS IN THEATRE EDUCATION

This award recognizes the efforts of a school that goes above and beyond to support exceptional theatre arts education. This year,Bridgehampton High School is being recognized for its production of “A Night on Broadway: A Musical Revue,” which was a non-book musical written, performed and produced by its students and volunteer staff. This is the first theatrical production in the school, and, we hope, will be the first of many.

 The 11th Annual Teeny Awards is made possible by the support of our sponsors. We extend our thanks to our Lead Sponsors, Suffolk County National Bank and Riverhead Toyota, as well as Astoria Federal Savings, Mary Ann & Joseph Martorano, TangerOutlet Center, Applebee’s, and Bridgehampton National Bank, as well as Media Sponsors WPPB 88.3FM, MyLITV.com, and Hamptons Magazine.

For more information about the Teeny Awards, contact Morgan Vaughan at teenyawards@eastendarts.org or 310-600-4296, or visithttp://www.eastendarts.org/programs/events/teeny-ceremony.html.

East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission of bringing the arts to everyone and inspiring communities through service, advocacy and education.

Stephanie Smith
Marketing & PR Manager
East End Arts
133 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-0900

stephanie.smith@eastendarts.org

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