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Instant Replay for AHSAA Football 2018 Season

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Instant Replay approved for AHSAA for 2018 Football Season

 

Article from Alabama High School Athletic Association

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) football coaches expressed excitement about the newly approved instant replay option for all regular-season games beginning in this fall.

The AHSAA received permission from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to provide instant replay in the regular season and postseason as an experiment beginning in the 2018 football season. The experimental period can be for up to three years. Current NFHS football rules prohibit the use of instant replay. Minnesota and New Jersey have also been granted permission for use during championship games.

The AHSAA has partnered with instant replay technology leader DVSport to provide Instant Replay Solution for its member schools. Participation by member schools is optional.

Clifford Story is a 20-year coaching veteran headed into his 10th year as head football coach at Lanett High School in Chambers County on the Alabama-Georgia border. His Panthers, the 2017 Class 2A state champions, are moving from Class 2A to 1A next season – and he’s eager to put the new technology to use.

“I think it’s a great thing for the Alabama High School Athletic Association,” Story said. “I’m very excited for it. My staff is excited for it. I know the way the Association works. I know the way the Alabama High School Athletic Association runs things, they will make it cost-effective for 1A through 7A.

“We had a representative from DVSport come to look at our stadium to talk to us about how it would work,” he said. “I told our administration if we need to, I’m willing to give up a lot of other things to be able to get it at our school. I want to make sure it’s something we can get done at Lanett High School. It will make football even better.”

At Birmingham City School Jackson-Olin High, head coach Tim Vakakes said he called DVSport the first day he heard the AHSAA’s announcement of the instant replay experimental period.

“We’re going to have it,” said Vakakes, who is headed into his sixth season at J-O. “I think it will help the referees get it right, and I don’t think it will slow the game down. You’ve got to be sure before you drop that (challenge) flag.”

Sideline video for coaching staffs was approved by the NFHS in 2013, but officials were not allowed to use those videos for replay. Vakakes’ Class 6A Mustangs have been using computer tablets on their sidelines.

“We already have a way to watch the game on the sideline with iPads and TVs,” he said. “A lot of times we’ve been able to realize that there was not a good call, but now that it’s reviewable it will be nice to have a way to get the call right.

“I think it’s going to be a good thing. What’s going to determine it is how many angles the cameras have. The more cameras, the more efficient it will be.”

Andalusia High School’s Trent Taylor, 218-127 in 30 years as a head coach, is proud that Alabama is at the forefront on instant replay. “A lot of our game is influenced by what the NFL and the colleges are doing,” Taylor said. “I felt it is was just a matter of time before instant replay filtered down to the high schools. I am proud that Alabama is the first state to bring it to the regular season for all schools that wish to participate.

“I have thought about it a lot but last season, I can’t think of a single time that I would have challenged a call. The year before, however, we had three or four. This gives us an opportunity to improve the game. Obviously, we will have to educate officials and educate our coaches, too, on how to use the system.  From my standpoint, I see nothing but positives.”

Fred Riley, head coach and athletic director at Davidson High School in Mobile for the past 14 years, is for instant replay for one simple reason: Officials want it.

“I like it,” he said. “The officials association endorsed it, and that was my reason for supporting it. I was on the committee that finalized approval from our coaches association. Everyone now has some type of replay even if it is on their phones. That makes it very tough on the officials.”

Like Taylor, he doesn’t expect a lot of challenges. “Our officials get it right much more often than they get credit for,” he said. “I think the goal is to overturn the obvious mistakes that can be reviewed that impacts outcome. I do not see challenge flags flying all over the place. Our officials do not miss many of those.”


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New Day for Parkinson’s Support Group

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Our monthly Parkinson’s Support Group has changed the day of the month for our meetings. The new meeting time is the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 pm.

This group is for people diagnosed wit Parkinson’s Disease and their family members. A variety of healthcare providers lead the group to provide information and better understanding of problems associated with the disease and resources for how to improve daily life. Members will be encouraged to share their experiences and questions with other members and healthcare providers. Questions are welcomed!

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Physical Therapy instead of surgery

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Demetria Patterson could not bend her knee. She visited her doctor who recommended Physical Therapy to see if she could avoid surgery.

Demetria says, “My doctor told me I had some wear in my knee that therapy would be best for me, that if it was not enough, there was nothing else to be done but surgery. Since being at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, Mrs. Suzanne Jarvis has really helped me reach my goal of bending my knee pain free. She has been a great therapist and I feel like I have benefited totally from where I was in the beginning. I went from not being able to bend at all in my left knee to bending 120-125 degrees.

“I choose Encore because I was recommended by my doctor because Encore is close to my  home. I thank him for the recommendation and I thank Mrs. Jarvis for working with me. She has a great way of working with people and doesn’t push you to do anything that will cause you any type of further injury. Thank you to Brian as well for always helping out with suggestions. Thank you again, Mrs. Jarvis, for taking the time to help me heal in such a short time.

Thank you, Demetria, for choosing Encore! We are glad you were able to use Physical Therapy and avoid surgery. Great job!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
205-671-0914
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Meet the St. Martin Physical Therapy Staff

Meet our excellent Physical Therapy Staff from
St. Martin Physical Therapy, Biloxi, Mississippi!

Physical Therapist Jim Hunt of St. Martin Physical Therapy, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Clinical Director Jim Hunt, Physical Therapist

St. Martin Physical Therapist Kaitlin Quave

Kaitlin Quave, Physical Therapist

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St. Martin Physical Therapy
15012 Lemoyne Boulevard
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
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Torius Shepard is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle

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A big shout out to Torious Shepard for being selected Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle!

Torious is a Senior at Citronelle High. He is a multi-sport athlete competing in Basketball and Football for the Wildcats. After graduation, Torious plans to attend Alabama A & M University and obtain a bachelor’s degree. In his free time, he likes to play sports and hunt.

Torious is the son of Latara Jones and Quindon Thomas.

Congratulations, Torious! Enjoy the rest of your Senior year!

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Citronelle, Alabama 36522
251-866-0464
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Compassionate and Professional Care at Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden

A car accident left Mary Francis Wilson with injuries in her neck, shoulder and low back.  She chose Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden as her rehab provider. 

After returning to better health and completing her rehab, Ms. Wilson wrote Encore a note regarding her therapist, Emily LaRue, DPT.

Ms. Wilson says, “I should like to take this opportunity to commend Emily LaRue, who is in charge of your operation at Encore Hayden. Emily is first and foremost a true professional, not only is she extremely competent in the physical aspects of her profession, she is also very gifted with an understanding of the mental and emotional make-up of her patients. Emily is a tireless worker and is gifted with unequaled energy and the ability to focus on a myriad of functions simultaneously.

“I have recommended Encore to several acquaintances and will continue to do so. Emily is a real winner and your company is blessed to have her.”

Thank you, Ms. Wilson, for your note! We are proud of Emily and all our rehab staff for the quality care they provide our patients!

Emily LaRue, DPT

Clinical Director Emily LaRue, DPT, Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden

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1387 State Highway 160
Warrior, Alabama 35180
205-647-6849
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WALK MS: Cullman 2018, April 14, 2018 at Heritage Park-Cullman, Alabama

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Come join Team Encore Rehab! Register or donate today!

WALK MS-Cullman 2018 will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Heritage Park (1705 Lee Ave SW, Cullman, AL 36055). Registration at 10 am. Walk starts at 11 am.

Why we walk~~
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. MS is different for everyone, and that makes it all the more challenging to solve. The first Walk MS event was in 1988, and since then more than $1 billion has been raised for research and programs to improve the lives of people living with MS. Today, there are treatments where there weren’t any before, and the dream of ending MS is becoming a reality. But there is still so much to do.

That’s why we’re walking. We’ve set an ambitious goal because we know with support from people like you, we will have a great chance at reaching it. The money raised will drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. This cause is important to us, so we hope you can do your part to help end MS forever.

To register or donate to Walk MS: Cullman 2018, Team Encore Rehab, click here.

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Cullman, Alabama 35055
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Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation Facilities-Part 1

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Encore Rehabilitation Clinical Director Tiffany Davis, PT, and Regional Director Barri Lenox, PT, visit with Dr. Jun Hu, Assistant Dean at Shanghai University College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Encore Rehabilitation facilities were recently visited by medical professionals from China who were learning more about how physical therapy is used for rehabilitative care. The use of Physical Therapy is growing in China as they look to add “Western Medicine practices” to their services for an aging population.

One of the stops on their tour was Encore Rehabilitation-Athens, Alabama.  Read more about their visit to Encore Rehabilitation-Athens,  here  as reported by Jessica Barnett of the Athens News Courier.

**Article and photo used by permission of the Athens News Courier.

PART 1 of a 5 part series.

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22423 US Highway 72 East Suite B
Athens, Alabama 35613
256-232-1221
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Part 2-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle click here.

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