News and Announcements
The Viking Spirit Dancers are having a Movers and Shakers Dance Camp! This day promises to be a ton of FUN! For more information, please see the attached flyer!
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Enjoy this article from the Houston Chronicle that features our high school boys Varsity basketball team!
Gary Smith, Village alumni and member of the pioneer graduating class in 2012, is playing solid basketball for Xavier of Louisiana in his final season. Over the holidays, Gary did not start, but scored 13 points in 21 minutes in a 68-44 victory against Fisk in the Gold Rush Holiday Classic. He also made a career-high three 3-pointers in three attempts, tied his career high of three steals, scored in double figures in back-to-back games for the first time in his career, and led the Gold Rush Holiday Classic in field goal percentage, shooting 10-of-14 for 71.4%.
For the season, Gary Smith is averaging: 6.9 points per game (4th on team), 2.9 assists per game (tied for 2nd on team)
Xavier: 12-4, ranked 17th in NAIA Division I
Congratulations to Gary for his stellar play and being a fine representative of The Village School!
The Village Vikings are TAKING OVER! On Friday, January 15th, the Village Athletic Department will bus 60 students to the Girls and Boys Varsity basketball away district game against St. John 23rd High School. The first 60 students to email Coach Thomas (email@example.com) will have their seat reserved on the bus! In an effort to make this event even more special, those 60 students will also be given a complimentary Village Pride T Shirt to be worn at the game!!
Lets make this event special! Lets show what Viking Nation is all about! Don’t miss out!!!
See attached flyer for details.
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It was an exciting start to the school year as we opened our new Sports Performance Training Center. Our student-athletes really bought in*vto the training programs and it showed in their improvements. We were able to train and perform baseline and progress testing of all of our pre-season and off-season student-athletes. At the same time, we performed in-season training for our fall sports. The in-season training helped our student-athletes stay healthy and maintain their strength.
A special thanks goes out to all our coaches for the support they have given to the strength and conditioning program. The success our student-athletes achieved is due in large part to the support our coaches have provided.
There are three areas of strength that we test. They are the Power Clean, Squat and Bench Press. We collect baseline data to compare to each student-athletes’ progress tests. Over a three month period, our student-athletes collectively improved by adding 1,160 total pounds to their totals. We were able to perform baseline and progress tests on the following sports: B/G Basketball, Tennis, Lacrosse, B/G Soccer, Swimming, Golf and Track & Field. Football and Volleyball were in-season and therefore, were not able to test. We will be testing them in January.
I want to congratulate our Girls Lacrosse team as they had a combined total improvement of 490 pounds in all three lifts! These girls worked very hard to make themselves better and it will pay off for them this spring.
Second, were our Girls Basketball team with a combined improvement of 390 pounds. The girls were extremely dedicated to their training. Our girls remain focused on their training and train two times per week while they are in-season.
A special mention goes out to our girls’ soccer program who had an improved team total of 300 pounds. This total does not include testing of the power clean as we were in the process of teaching the girls’ technique.
Finally, congratulations go out to our Boys Basketball team who had a combined improvement total of 310 pounds. Chandler, AJ, Antonio and Marcelo represented the team in the weight room five days per week. They had more than 70 pounds of improvement per man. This is the highest average per student-athlete of all boys and girls athletic programs.
I am pleased with the attendance in the weight room so far and proud of these accomplishments. However, we have a long way to go and I encourage all our student-athletes to participate and make the commitment to their team and embrace every opportunity to make themselves better. Remember this moment will never pass again.
ATTITUDE | CHARACTER | EFFORT