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Sports on the Side for March 3

Pinewood grad Jump scores 17 for Stanford

Pinewood School graduate Hannah Jump scored a season-high 17 points for the Stanford University women’s basketball team in its 80-41 rout of visiting Arizona State Feb. 19.

The sophomore guard made seven of her 13 field-goal attempts.

Local high schools seek coaches

Los Altos High needs head coaches for varsity and junior varsity wrestling, frosh-soph boys swimming and cheer/rally. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Michelle Noeth at 960-8811, ext. 2023, or [email protected] Mountain View High seeks head coaches for varsity wrestling, varsity girls water polo, frosh-soph boys water polo, JV boys lacrosse and JV girls lacrosse. To apply and for more information, contact athletic director Shelley Smith at 940-4600, ext. 1421, or shelley.smith[email protected].

CIF offers newsletter for parents, guardians

The California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body for the state’s high school sports, issues a free monthly newsletter via email for parents/guardians of student-athletes in California. The newsletter aims to keep parents informed of issues such as health and safety, eligibility and upcoming state championship events. To subscribe and for more information, visit cifstate.org.

Free online courses aid parents, coaches

The National Federation for State High School Associations offers several free online courses for parents and coaches. Positive Sport Parenting provides information on the importance of proper behavior by parents in school sports and the role they should play to ensure their children have a positive sports experience. NCAA Eligibility is designed to educate high school coaches, administrators and parents about the NCAA’s initial-eligibility requirements. Social Media aims to assist parents and coaches in setting clear boundaries and guidelines for their students’ responsible social media use. The courses are available at nfhslearn.com/courses.

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