Spring into Action
Saturday, May 13th | 10K, 5K, & Fun Run
Texas State Rowing Championships
Check out what events are coming up in Waco and how you can get involved.
We are always looking for new community partners! Please email [email protected] if you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities with new events for your business.
GWSC Volunteer Opportunities
Click here to check out upcoming opportunities.
In the pipeline for Waco Sports
Baylor Spartan Stadion (5K OBSTACLE COURSE)
(4/1/23 @ McLane Stadium)
Unbound’s Light Up the Dark 5K
(4/1/23 @ Cameron Park Zoo)
Texas Rowing Championship
(4/22-23 @Trading House Lake)
Kentucky Derby Watch Party
(5/6/23 @ Milo All Day)
Mother’s Day Weekend 10K/5K/Fun Run
(5/13/23 @ Waco Surf)
Texas Enduro Cup: Present by Team Trail Party
& OTB Cyclery
* See calendar with more info on each event *
or * post your event *
A Word from Dr. Adesina
Getting enough quality sleep is important for all children and adolescents, including young athletes. Adequate sleep is essential for physical, emotional, and mental well-being, and can have a significant impact on athletic performance.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children and adolescents aged 6-12 years get 9-12 hours of sleep per night, while adolescents aged 13-18 years get 8-10 hours of sleep per night. However, many young athletes may have difficulty getting enough sleep due to their busy schedules, early morning practices or competitions, and other demands.
Research has shown that sleep deprivation can have negative effects on athletic performance, including decreased speed, accuracy, and reaction time, as well as reduced endurance and strength. It can also lead to increased risk of injury, fatigue, and mood disturbances.
To promote healthy sleep in young athletes, it is important to prioritize sleep as part of their overall training and preparation. This may involve establishing consistent bedtime and wake-up times, avoiding electronic devices in the bedroom, and creating a relaxing bedtime routine. Young athletes should also be encouraged to avoid caffeine and large meals before bedtime, and to get regular physical activity during the day to promote good sleep at night.
If young athletes are having difficulty getting enough sleep, it may be helpful to discuss their sleep habits and schedule with a pediatrician or other healthcare provider. They may recommend further evaluation or provide strategies to promote healthy sleep habits.
At Ascension Medical Group Providence Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our team offers a comprehensive pediatric & adolescent sports medicine program for young athletes. For appointments, please call 254-752-9638.