January means end of offseason doping

School is back in session on 09 January 2019. There are going to be a few students who if their school holiday social media pictures hadn’t already created serious doubts about the legitimacy of the substances they been taking to get so big with body builder like muscle definition, well seeing them in person will raise alarm bells. School employed biokineticist, sports scientists, fitness trainers etc are often the first to work out who’s legit and who has been doping after the first gym sessions. Typically kids start a tried and tested three month course in late October or early November which ends in January. By the time Craven Week and the other youth weeks come around in June/July, all traces of the banned substances have cleared out of their blood systems.

Needless to say, January would be a good time to conduct independent drug test in the interests of health, safety and keeping sports clean and drug free.

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  1. To me the school’s reputation is also at stake here, as all athletes represent the school. Random testing should be allowed at any time of the year or if the suspicion is created that an athlete is doping. The problem is that very few parents would allow or consent to the children being tested, thus making it easy for the children to take chances. Often parents want to advance their children at all cost and turns a blind eye. Bold statement but I know what I know.

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  2. Maybe they should rather just tell the kids of the tremendous risks associated with side effects and future impacts. I am convinced that some of the latter-life illnesses can be associated with some sort of substance abuse.

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  3. @Hooit: your support and agreement is overwhelming. A sports team picture does paint a very clear picture. Now what makes me say that¿

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  4. @Beet: what about schools and training institutions that support this. Obviously never officially, but managed from closed offices and locked cloakrooms. THEY should be named and shamed.
    Unfortunately it cannot be eradicated without support across board. The professional era has created many many skeletons. Where money and ego talks, the dark lord disciples will obey. :-$

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  5. There was some issues in Noord Vaal last year with even u/14 players. But it seems that the offending player was protected by his school and nothing came of it. Maybe the player got banned by school. Maybe not. Will obviously find out during virseker

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