• New Heights

    Senior duo Kyle Clancy and Nate Harper have Davis High boys track rising toward a title

  • Making Waves

    Nationally-ranked St. Ignatius boys lacrosse is helping legitimize West Coast lacrosse

  • Capital Gains

    The SJS baseball playoffs are under way and there's a heavy Capital Athletic League feel to Div. III

  • Celebrating 100

    To celebrate our first 100 issues, we catch up with our first cover athlete + rank the Top 25 athletes & teams


    Departments

    HOWLING SUCCESS: Behind a red-hot lineup and a  late-blooming ace, the San Ramon Valley Wolves pick up where they left off in 2014.

    Danville Bulls Summer Teams are forming. Check in to Lance Blankenship Baseball for May-August dates. Teams 12/13U thrugh JC/College. Plus Summer camps & Tournaments. See more here.

    Health, Training, and Fitness Experts Help to Take Your Game to The Next Level in Level UP! Before you shrug off Pilates and head to the weight room, listen up. Elite athletes are finding greater strength, flexibility and speed using Pilates. Think Pilates is just for girls? Aspire Pilates Center says, think again.

    Jam-Packed coverage of Sierra Smith's emotional reward and other highlights from the West Coast Jamboree, plus an MLK classic glance.

    St. Francis Soccer to Defend Section Title after Upset at No. 1 Davis. The Troubadours are the defending champion and enter the championship after upsetting the No. 1 team in the bracket for the second consecutive season. St. Francis upset Granite Bay last season before defeating Oak Ridge in the final.

    Unified Race To Highlight Special Olympics Northern California’s Games. More than 500 Bay Area special education student-athletes expected to participate in Special Olympics Northern California’s annual Bay Area Games at Acalanes High School in Lafayette. Read more

    Bishop O'Dowd's Ivan Rabb joins short list of elite high school athletes in a team sport who have closed their career with a shining moment. 

    CFA SUMMER 2015 FLAG FOOTBALL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 4 – 14 is ready to rumble. Three venues make it easy, Oakley, Concord/Walnut Creek and San Ramon. Summer fun awaits! See more here.

    SPORTS SWAG: Maximize Your Hitting Power with Pocket Radar, Pro-Level Speed Training Tool & Radar Gun. Now On Sale! Take a Swing Here.

    Your Motivation to Play Better is Right Here in IMPULSE!

     McIiroy Heads Star-Studded Field At Wells Fargo Championship. He hit a final round 62 that day; shattering the course record. Big Phil, Great Scott, Kis of Life and More. Read on!


    Congrats to Tiffany Cha, Jesse Gilbert, Priyanka Jadhav and Rachel Roter of TFT Tri-Valley. Through a partnership between The First Tee and the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), 46 teen participants were selected from a pool of national candidates to attend a week-long training at the IJGA in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Four of those come out of our local First Tee program in Livermore!


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    Columns

    TRAINING TIME: Speed Requires Recovery

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    There’s a fine line between condition training and speed training. TRAINING TIME : Tim Rudd for IYCA    If athletes are going to increase

    POWERED BY TRUCKS: Pay Attention to Pain

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       Pushing through discomfort isn’t always a sign of strength; it’s often an avenue to injury  POWERED BY TRUCKS: Anthony Trucks

    INJURY AVOIDANCE: Smart Swimmin'

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    Don't let “Swimmer’s Shoulder” drag you under this season INJURY AVOIDANCE : Hunter Greene, M.D. 

    GET MENTAL: Finding the “Magic”

    written by admin 04.02.15

    How do you find, and maintain, that perfect competitive balance where everything just feels easy? GET MENTAL : Erika Carlson

    FIRST PITCH: OVERwhelmingly Conflicted

    written by admin 04.02.15

       Regular readers of this column probably know our stance on the way the California Interscholastic Federation employs its Open Division wi

    BEHIND THE CLIPBOARD: Open For Debate

    written by admin 04.02.15

       It’s just not fair. I go to Miramonte, and our girls won the NCS title and beat Bishop O’Dowd. But because O’Dowd lost, they got to

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