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Conditioning Camp: Record Breaking Summer

As the heat of the summer day hit its full effect, a few select young men decided to take their sporting ability to the next level. On June 10 a group of 12 young men embarked on a summer of change in the Academy’s Conditioning Camp. Athletes from multiple grades, sports, and backgrounds showed up…

Summer Camps: Staying Fit and Getting Ready for 2017-18

Summer Camps at SMA Summer provides the opportunity for students to relax and take a break from the stress of school, but it is also a good time to plan ahead and prepare for the year to come. This is especially true for student athletes or those who want to try out a new sport…

Artificial Turf: McCoy Foundation Gift Will Fund Field Facelift

Artificial Turf Field Coming Soon When future San Marcos Academy Bears take the field for football and soccer games, they will line up on the artificial turf of a new athletic field complex, thanks to a $900,000 gift from the Emmett and Miriam McCoy Foundation. Mrs. Miriam McCoy presented the gift March 8 to SMA…

Soccer: A Thankful Player Finds Beauty in the Game

Soccer: The Beautiful Game The game known as football all over the world (known as soccer in the USA) has been referred to as “the beautiful game.” Although the exact origins of the phrase is unknown, it is widely accepted that Pele (the most famous footballer of all time) coined the phrase. In 1977, he…

Middle School Football Coming to SMA in Fall 2016

Athletics Teaches Life-long Skills As the summer seems to pass quickly, fields and gymnasiums all across Texas are preparing for the arrival of students. Research has proven that school athletics, when combined with academic rigor, provides opportunities for students to grow and mature in responsibility, leadership, and teamwork. These are life-long skills that will help…

Letter from Coach Wade: Final Goodbye to SMA Championship Seniors

Two days after Thanksgiving, the SMA Bears football team won the T-CAL State Championship!  Since then, I have wanted to write something to honor our seniors. When we won state, I was literally overwhelmed,  both by the emotions of winning state and by the outpouring of congratulations from friends and family.  I put off writing…

High School Soccer v Club Soccer: A Father’s Reflections

“Foot”ball . . . Futbal . . . The Beautiful Game . . . Soccer! Called Soccer in the USA, but known as football everywhere else, this sport is a uniting element in the lives of many young people. No other sport brings players from multicultural backgrounds together as this sport does. At SMA, the…

In Praise of Football, Coaches and All Gridiron Heroes

Kenny Chesney’s song (and video) “Boys of Fall” describes the allure of football and why the game is woven so deeply into the fabric of American culture: Well it’s turn to face the stars and stripesIt’s fighting back them butterfliesIt’s call it in the air, alrightYes sir, we want the ballAnd it’s knocking heads and…

Football: The Ultimate TEAM sport at SMA

The summer is quickly flying by and football season is drawing near. I encourage all the young men coming to SMA in the fall to give the best of their talents to help us achieve our goal of a championship football season. Last year we took a big step in winning our first play-off game…

The LTC James D. Rogers Challenge Course at SMA

Today almost everyone knows what a challenge course is and many have enjoyed the thrill of going through one. Challenge courses, also known as “ropes courses,” offer a great way to help build team cohesion, improve self-confidence, enhance communications skills, develop problem solving skills and techniques and have fun at the same time. There are…

San Marcos Academy – Why Use a Challenge Course?

By Harold Compton, Guest Blogger San Marcos Academy – Why Use a Challenge Course? Challenge courses are used frequently by businesses and schools to help their workers and students. But, if you have ever seen a challenge course in use, you might wonder why anyone would choose a challenge course for team building or helping self-confidence. Challenge…

Tips From Our Trainer: Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Editor’s Note: San Marcos Academy is blessed to have the assistance of an excellent trainer for our student athletes. Megan Haynes is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University. She also serves as Co-Director of the Athletic Training Summer Camp at Texas State. Read on to learn…
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