Issue 78 - South Charlotte Sports Report

South Charlotte Sports Report
“HOMETOWN TEAMS ... HOMETOWN KIDS”
Volume 4, Issue 10
www.southcharlottesports.com
October 8, 2009 - FREE
92G MUNDIAL TEAM IS SCORING FOR A CURE
CSA 92G MUNDIAL TEAM
In a perfect world, kids play
soccer, hang out with their
friends and laugh out loud together with no real worries in
the world. Unfortunately we
don’t live in a perfect world as
tens of thousands of children
across our great country are
faced with a family adversity
such as Breast Cancer. For one
new member of the Charlotte
Soccer Academy 92G Mundial
Team, Rebekah Jackson, the
adversity comes in the form of
her mother’s fight against the
disease.
Rebekah’s Mom, Nikki, was
diagnosed recently with breast
cancer and is undergoing Chemotherapy treatment.
At a recent tournament in
Asheville, Mundial Head Coach
Bucky McCarley asked Nikki
to speak to the girls and share
her story and help educate the
girls regarding Breast Cancer
Awareness. One frightening
statistic that comes to the front
in all discussions of the disease
is that 1 in 7 women are expected to develop Breast Cancer in
their lifetime.
Following the talk, the girls
went into action on their own.
They decided to wear pink
headbands and pink shoe laces
and had pink Soccer Balls donated to the team to use before
each game.
After witnessing the early
response by the team, Coach
Bucky McCarley challenged
the girls to go out and make a
difference in the fight against
Breast Cancer.
They quickly accepted his
challenge. Team “Nikki” was
formed and the CSA 92G Mundial team walked in The Making
Strides event, September 26th
along with a team of over 50
people including Coach Bucky
and Nikki. Amazingly Nikki
had just finished her last chemo
treatment 4 days prior to the 5K
walk.
Team “Nikki” - CSA 92G
Mundial raised over $1,800.00
towards the fight against Breast
Cancer.
They have pledged to not
stop with just the walk. This
very determined group of young
soccer players listened to the
words of Nikki Jackson and
their coach Bucky McCarley.
They are bound and determined
to make a difference in the fight
against breast cancer.
The South Charlotte Sports
Report salutes The Mundial
Team for their efforts and response to such an important
challenge. Don’t stop now girls,
continue to make an impact on
the lives of others!
92G MUNDIAL TEAM
Kristin Boice
Caitlin Kelly
Allyson Murray
Rebekah Jackson
Katherine Peters
Morgan Harris
Alexis Chandik
Amanda Granow
Krista Loomer
Logan Mcallister
Christina Giusto
Megan Hibler
Alexandra Niles
Jessica Jones
Anna Quattlebaum
Carly Griffith
BASEBALL ARM CARE CLINIC TO BE HELD
... Unique clinic set for pitchers age 12-18 and their parents
The South Charlotte Sports Report is proud to join forces with one of the leading arm care specialist in the Southeast, Physical Therapist Alan Tyson of Architech
Sports and Physical Therapy, to offer a BASEBALL ARM CARE AND VELOCITY
DEVELOPMENT CLINIC on December 12th. This unique clinic is designed for
both baseball pitchers and their parents to learn valuable information on arm care
and velocity development. Our goal is to help reduce the amount of injuries suffered
by pitchers in our area.
Alan Tyson of Architech Sports and Physical Therapy has worked with more
pitchers on every level of baseball than anyone in the Southeast. His clients range
from professional pitchers to 10 year old recreational league pitchers.
“Every day I speak to baseball parents and their number one question is; How do
keep my son’s arm healthy? The next question usually comes from the son and he
wants to know how he can increase his velocity,” said Tyson. “This clinic is designed
to help provide education and instruction on specific exercises that go hand in hand
in reaching both the parent and the son’s goals.”
The statistics on injuries for pitchers are staggering; 45% of pitchers under age
12 have chronic elbow pain, among high school pitchers this number rises to 58%.
Pitchers suffer the most injuries (21.6%) of any position in all sports that were followed over a 3-year period by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. Alan
Tyson and other baseball and arm specialists will provide the best possible exercise
and flexibility instruction on how to reduce your son’s chances of becoming an injury
statistic.
The athletes will perform flexibility and strengthening exercises specific to pitching and will leave with a plan of what to do before their season starts in February.
Alan has developed two programs; Pitching for Success and Power Pitching to
train young pitchers and has written a book entitled the Pitcher’s Toolbox to give
guidance to pitchers wanting to know more about how to train their arm
safely. The clinic will combine his knowledge with other guests speakers
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from both the baseball and physical conditioning industries.
We would like to invite all baseball pitchers ages 12-18 to attend this
unique clinic, scheduled to be held
October 24 & 25 Basketball Tryout Boot Camp
inside at Ardrey Kell High School
November 14th South Charlotte Sports Report Carolinas Gridiron Classic Bowl Game
on Saturday, December 12th from
9:00am - 3:30pm Cost to attend is
December 12th Baseball Arm Care and Velocity Development Clinic
only $90 per pitcher and the enrollDecember 21 & 22 Basketball Camp
ment is limited to provide the very
December 21 & 22 Volleyball Skills Academy
best instruction.
December 28 & 29 Indoor Baseball and Softball Camp
To enroll in the Baseball Arm Care
December 28 & 29 Indoor Football Camp
and Velocity Clinic, please visit www.
January 6th-February 24th 6U & 7U Baseball Skills Development Program
southcharlottesportscamps.com EnJanuary 23rd
3rd Annual Greater Charlotte Hot Stove League Baseball and Softball Dinner rollment is limited and the clinic will
February 26-28 2nd Annual South Charlotte Sports Youth All Star Basketball Tournament
close once all the spaces have been
purchased to insure the very best
For more information on camps, please visit: www.southcharlottesportscamps.com
clinic experience.
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SOUTH CHARLOTTE SPORTS REPORT
THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
It seems as if once a month, I receive a story idea about a local student-athlete with a
mother that is battling breast cancer or another form of cancer. Just looking back across
the last few issues, I run into stories about how The 92G Mundial Soccer Team is supporting the Mom of a teammate with breast cancer, how Ardrey Kell is helping to support
the sister of front office staff member Bridget Wornick and the support that Jane Moll is
receiving from the Charlotte Catholic community. Sadly, this disease seems to strike way
to many females.
The last week or two there have been lots of walks and other fundraisers for Breast Cancer Research and the very popular Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. These
events are fantastic and very worthwhile. They not only raise money for research, but
also serve the purpose of making younger females more aware of the disease. These
events often bring our children into the mix and provide a great learning tool for children. They can learn the value of working hard for a goal and how to help other people in
a time of need. It seems like every year more and more school children are helping out
in the fundraising events and learning lifelong lessons.
Take a look at your child’s football team, their classroom, your neighborhood, your swim
team, chances are someone from one of your groups is in a fight right now with Breast
Cancer. About 1 out of every 7 women will get breast cancer over a 90-year life span. It’s
a scary statistic that we all need to be aware of. Clearly there are ways to reduce your
risk and I highly encourage every female reading this story to look into those options.
Consider it a game of baseball or football, you are the coach, you need to make the best
decisions possible to have the best chance to win the game. Follow your game plan and
give it everything you possibly have to win!
I wish I had an answer to when we would officially be able to declare victory over Cancer.
Billions and Billions of dollars have been spent, but for some reason, Breast Cancer and
other forms of Cancer are one heck of an opponent. For now, all we can do is continue to
raise funds for this and other diseases and hope and pray than the winning answer is just
around the corner.
To those of you that are in a battle with Cancer at this time, I send out my very best
wishes for a successful battle. Please know that you have lots and lots of people pulling
for you. I also send out a special note of thanks to the close friends that are right there by
your side, those folks are heroes as well and are an inspiration for us all.
Tripp Roakes
South Charlotte Sports Report
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ON THE COURT
WITH BRIANNA NORRIS
By Katie Domitrovich, Charlotte Latin School
Fifteen year old Brianna
Norris, the daughter of Kimberly and James Norris, is a
sophomore at Covenant Day
School and an avid tennis
player. She began playing tennis at the age of 6, but did not
begin playing tournaments
until she turned 10. To better
her game, Brianna takes, on
average, two private lessons
per week with her coach Calvin Davis. . In total, Brianna
estimates her practice time as
6 to 8 hours per week.
Brianna overpowers the
competition with her speedy
footwork, stating that her
strength on the court is her
quickness. Still, she aims to
improve her fitness by partaking in weight training and
agility training. Currently, the
only thing stopping her from
being at the top of her game is
a back injury, which has kept
her out of action for 2 months.
In hopes of getting back on the court, she is presently going to a sports medicine
doctor.
When asked if she preferred singles or doubles, Brianna chooses singles
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saying that “she has more control over the result.” Although
she is unsure as to whether or
not she wants to play tennis in
college, she continues to play
• Saving money by consolidating services with
the sport for the good comMecklenburg County
petition and experiences. She
notes that tennis is a “life-time
• Re-hiring effective teachers
sport,” which is another rea• Adopting a student assignment plan that
son why she enjoys it so much.
keeps neighborhoods together
Competing in the Zonal Team
• Re-prioritizing capital projects to focus on
Championships this year was
additional classroom space
one of Brianna’s most memorable experiences, saying she
enjoyed the team aspect of the
• Married 19 years to Janet Morgan
entire thing.
• Children: Bryce and Taylor (9th & 10th grades at Ardrey Kell H.S.),
Brianna also is a part of her
Elizabeth (deceased-former special-needs student at Eastover E.S.)
high
school tennis team, play• Graduate of Independence H.S. & Appalachian State University
ing
position
one her freshman
• Master of Public Administration (UNC-Chapel Hill)
and
sophomore
years. When
• South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church (Elder and Sunday School
she
was
in
middle
school, Briteacher)
anna
was
named
all-confer• Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout
ence
and
all-state
both her
• Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Commission (Vice Chair)
seventh
and
eight
grade
years.
• Mecklenburg County Citizens Capital Budget Advisory Committee
In
her
freshman
year,
Brianna
(2003-07)
was named to the all-confer• Gov. Jim Martin’s School Building Solutions Committee (2006)
ence team. Although she en• Partners for School Reform (2004-06)
joys school tennis, competi• CMS Long-Range School Facilities Master Plan Task Force (2003)
tive tennis is more enjoyable
for her, mainly because of the
“Most experienced candidate in the District 6 race”
stronger competition in the
tournaments.
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When she is not on the
Paid for by: Committee to Elect Tim Morgan
court, Brianna is a very social
person and enjoys hanging out
with her friends.
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STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
CAMERON WELLS
ALEXIS MARKO
Age:
17
School:
South Mecklenburg High School
Grade:
12th
Parents:
Tom and Liz Wells
Hobbies: Fishing, going to the lake jet skiing,
anything outdoors, basketball
I am most proud of: My accomplishments received from
running since picking up the sport in the 9th grade.
If I could donate $100,000: I would give to the Lou Gehrig’s Foundation in memory of my grandmother who passed away with this very disabling disease.
Best Advice I was ever given: I may be dreading the miles ahead but will never regret those behind me.
Favorite Subject: Business Marketing
Age:
School:
Grade:
Parents:
Hobbies:
I am most proud of:
If I could donate $100,000: Best Advice I was ever given:
Favorite Subject:
Athletic Accomplishments: Cameron Wells, a South Mecklenburg Senior this year, has been a
varsity runner on both the South Meck Cross Country and Track teams since his freshman year. He
is a three time team MVP in Track & Field and a 2 time team MVP in Cross Country. Cameron has
been a two time SW4A All Conference Team Member in Cross Country, finishing 2nd in the conference in 2008. He finished 7th in the west region to be named to the all region team in 2008.
Cameron was a State Qualifier in Cross Country in 2008. Has qualified for the indoor state meet
in the 1600m, 3200m and the 1000m twice. His highest finish was 4th in the 1000m at the 2009
indoor state meet. Qualified for the outdoor state meet 5 times. Twice in the 1600 and 800 and
once in the 4x800. He capped a stellar outdoor season with a fourth place finish in the mile at the
2009 Outdoor State Championship.
Academic Accomplishments: Cameron is a solid student and a member of the Key Club.
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Marvin Ridge High School
10th
Dave and Chris Marko
Reading , playing music, hanging out
with my friends and spending time
with my family.
Making the varsity softball team as a freshman, becoming the Drum Major for the MRHS marching band as a sophomore and having a family that supports me in all that I do.
I would give half of the money to my church to help with projects that need funding, and I would give the other half to the Make A Wish Foundation.
To pursue things that I enjoy doing and to give 100% effort in the process.
English
Athletic Accomplishments: Alexis is an ultra successful softball player with the Charlotte Blaze
Travel Team. Her team won the NC State Championship this summer, a feat accomplished in the
past as well. In her championship game, Alexis singled twice in the final inning, with the last hit
driving in the winning run. She was also elected to play in the Inagural Battle of the Border All Star
Softball Game this summer.
Alexis is also the Drum Major for the Marvin Ridge Mavericks Marching Band.
Academic Accomplishments: Alexis has a 4.25 grade point average at Marvin Ridge. She is an
Honor Roll student and has received an Academic letter and bar.
The two Student-Athletes of the Week will receive a Scholarship to Architech Sports and Physical Therapy for a Functional Movement Screen.
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BEYOND THE GAME WITH ALEX ANTONESCU
Written by Tara Suess, Ardrey Kell, Class of 2010
Although he’s only been in the
game for six years, senior and
left midfielder, Alex Antonescu,
17, is a key player in the Ardrey
Kell soccer team. He has become
devoted to the sport over the
years, and has been lucky too!
Last year , the son of Mario and
Simona Selar, suffered a serious
injury that resulted in a broken knee and a torn Anterior
Cruciate Ligament. Unlike most,
Alex had a quick and painless
recovery and was right back on
the field in no time at all . Alex
and his teammates have surely
been playing well this year with
a current 2-1 conference record
and an outstanding 7-2 record
overall- talk about teamwork!
How long have you been
playing soccer?
“I started playing soccer in 7th
grade.”
Do you play for a team outside of Ardrey Kell?
“Yes, I play for Charlotte Soccer
Academy which is a club team
here in Charlotte.”
Where is the farthest you’ve
traveled for a soccer tournament?
“I’ve been to Michigan before for
a tournament.”
How do you and your teammates get ready for a big
soccer game?
“Before we get to the fields, we
get some good food, then watch
some ‘YouTube’ videos of our
favorite players. When we arrive, we listen to some pump-up
music and warm our muscles
up.”
Who has been the most influential person to developing your game and why?
“My dad. He was the one who
forced me to play the sport
because he used to play in Germany professionally, so he took
me under his wing.”
What is your favorite thing
about playing soccer?
“I like the relaxation I get when
playing; my mind clears and
stress leaves my body.”
What is your best advice for
other players who want to
develop their game?
“PRACTICE. As a freshman, I
made JV and practiced everyday in the summer from A.M. to
P.M. Then sophomore year, I
made varsity and my coach said
I greatly improved.”
Do you have plans to play
soccer in college?
“Yes, I want to play for UNCW,
but if not, anywhere will be
fine as long as I can be near the
sport forever.”
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DANIEL BELSITO TRANSFORMS INTO A TENNIS PLAYER
After many years of playing
the traditional stick and ball
sports, eighth grader Daniel
Belsito felt like something was
missing from his list of sports.
It was if the son of Stephen
Belsito and Gail HendersonBelsito was looking for a new
challenge when he ran across
the sport of tennis. To make a
long story short, Daniel began
taking lessons locally while at
the same time entering state
juniors tournaments (12U division) throughout the year.
Just last month he achieved
a state ranking of #12 (out of
400) with a match record of
85-41. Daniel finished 4th at
the recent State Closed Championship in Cary, NC and 5th
at the State Clay Courts Championship at Old Providence
Racquet Club in August. He
started playing and winning
tournaments at the 14U level
this summer and has already
achieved at State ranking of
#29 in that age division (3614 record). In total, he’s won
7 singles and 7 doubles tournaments over the past 9-10
months.
So how did tennis all come
about?
“It happened after watching the sister of a friend of
mine play in a tennis tournament up in Statesville in the
early summer of 2008 ,” said
Daniel. “I was supposed to
be there with my friend, Luke,
but he had a summer league
basketball game at the same
time. When my father and I
arrived at his sister’s match,
we found out that he was not
going to be able to come but
we decided to stay and watch
her play anyway. It looked like
a lot of fun, and since I love
playing sports by myself, it
seemed like it would be a good
fit for me.”
Daniel thrives off the one
on one challenge of tennis.
“It’s just me out there:
when I face a challenge, only
I can respond. When I have
success, I congratulate myself (and my family and my
coach, of course) for putting
together a winning strategy.
This is the first time I have
played an individual sport, so
it is completely different than
everything I have done before.
When I get down on myself,
there isn’t anyone else who
can pick me up when I am on
the court. The hardest thing is
to keep myself from having a
mental breakdown during a
match and staying strong out
there. There is no coach there
during the match, so if my opponent is doing something
new or different, there is no
one to tell me how to respond.
I have to figure it out on my
own.”
“My father and I spend
hours every week online, on
the tennis court, in stores,
reading books, always looking for ways for me to improve
my game. Plus I have a great
coach, Jeremy Princell, who
has taught me a lot of techniques and strategies. And I
just love to play, so the more I
can be on a tennis court some-
place, anyplace, the happier I
am and the better I get.”
Over the next few months,
Daniel plans to practice both
indoors and outdoors for upcoming tournaments.
Daniel is home schooled at
The Silvermine Academy and
he enjoys math class.
“I love playing with numbers in my mind and seeing
if I can figure out the answers
in my head without writing it
out on paper. I’m pretty good
at it, if I do say so myself. Plus
I have always loved spelling.
Wait, maybe I shouldn’t say
that - I don’t want anyone to
think I’m a geek.”
Daniel also enjoys collecting sports cards and hanging
out with his friends, He especially loves his family time
and playing board games and
cards with his family.
The South Charlotte Sports
Report salutes Daniel for finding a sport that provided the
perfect challenge and we wish
him the best in the future.
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Page BEYOND THE GAME WITH MELANIE
THE Q SHACK COACH OF THE WEEK
AND MEGAN RECHER
DR. TIM CLARE
OLDE PROVIDENCE BASEBALL
Written By Brendon Reid, Cuthbertson High School, Class of 2011
Melanie and Megan
Recher are sophomore
sisters, who play for the
Cuthbertson High School
Volleyball Team. Together
they are leaders on a
team with no juniors. On
and off the field, they are
motivated by family and
friends to give everything
they’ve got regardless of
the task at hand.
Dr. Tim Clare is the head coach of his youngest son
Matthew’s baseball team in the Olde Providence
Recreation Association Minors Division. Coach Clare
shows a genuine interest in his players and seems to
bring out the best in each player. After coaching his
older son Chris for many years, Coach Clare is now
heaviliy invovled in the athletic development of Matthew. With a strong personal athletic background,
Coach Clare is able to provide positive instruction for
all of his players.
Who inspired you to
MELANIE AND MEGAN RECHER
first start playing volleyball?
lenge for the team?
Megan: “My church started a rec recMegan: “We have a very young team
reation league and I thought it looked
with no juniors. It has been tough playlike fun.”
ing against girls a lot older than us.”
Melanie: “My friend’s Mom was starting a league at our church and they
needed players so she asked me to
play.”
Was it tough for the team to bond
this year?
Megan: “Not at all. All the girls connected from the beginning. It’s as if we
played together for years.”
Melanie: “Not really. We all got along
pretty well. Even though we came
from different schools we clicked right
away.”
What are some team goals for this
year?
Megan: “We would really like to make
it to playoffs this year.”
Melanie: “Our team wants to make it
to playoffs but overall we’re looking to
better improve ourselves for the upcoming years.”
What motivates you as a player?
Megan: “My family and teammates
play a big role in my desire to do well.”
Melanie: “The fans are really motivating, but most of my motivation comes
from wanting to beat other teams
to prove that even though I’m only a
sophomore, I can play at their level.”
What has been the most memorable part of the season so far this
year?
Megan: “I’d say the team dinner at our
captain’s house has really stood out to
me. We were all close, but this really
brought us together as, not just teammates, but also friends.”
Melanie: The whole season has been
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time would be the big team dinner we
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school and why?
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SOUTH CHARLOTTE SPORTS REPORT VOLLEYBALL
CAMP TO RETURN ON DECEMBER 21ST & 22ND
...Limited to only 40 campers
The South Charlotte Sports Report is very proud to
announce the return of our volleyball camp featuring
two of the best volleyball coaches in the State of North
Carolina.
Zoe Bell is the head volleyball coach at Ardrey Kell
High School. Before arriving at Ardrey Kell this season,
she built the Providence High School volleyball team
into a state power. As head coach of Providence, Ardrey
Kell and National Travel Teams, Coach Bell has trained
nearly every top volleyball in the area over the last decade.
Karen Bradbury is the current head coach of Providence High School. She has continued the tradition of excellence in volleyball for the
Panthers. Karen also instructs many of the top volleyball players in the community. Over
the years, Karen has helped many of her players earn college volleyball scholarships. Her
own daughters also came through the Providence Volleyball Program, allowing Karen to
relate to the parents of the players she coaches.
With these two outstanding coaches, area volleyball players will have the opportunity
to once again receive the best instruction in the area. Whether you are a younger athlete
looking for a new sport or a current middle school volleyball player, this is the camp that
will allow you to grow and develop as a volleyball player.
Volleyball skill development is emphasized during the on-court instruction in the following areas: serving, serve receiving, forearm passing, setting, attacking, team defense,
blocking, team reception, attack coverage and team transition. Each camper will receive
first class instruction for every position on the volleyball court.
In the three years of publishing The South Charlotte Sports Report, we have interviewed a number of the top volleyball players in the South Charlotte community. We
asked everyone when and why they began playing volleyball. The answers were all nearly
identical, “a friend talked me into trying the sport in middle school or one day I saw
people playing volleyball on television and it looked like fun, so I went out for a team.”
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player’s ability, whether your daughter has ever hit a volleyball in her life or if she is the
best player on the team right now, this camp will be a perfect match for your daughter.
We hope you will consider our camp over the winter break. Volleyball is a great sport
for building confidence, learning teamwork and discipline. The number of college scholarship opportunities for volleyball grows each year!
Based on the two coaches that are leading this camp and their knowledge of the game,
this is the one camp to sign up for fast as we expect all spaces to fill before the camp arrives. We have limited this camp to 40 campers to guarantee a low camper/counselor
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GET THE MOST OUT OF PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
TAKE ACTION TO RESOLVE ISSUES
When your child comes home with a note for parent teacher conferences, take some time and be
prepared. Remember, you are your child’s best advocate. By speaking to your child beforehand and
knowing what questions to ask during the conference, you will be able to get the most out of this
valuable session.
Prior to the conference, talk with your child about how he or she feels about school. Make a list of
concerns and areas of confidence. There may be issues that teachers are unaware of. Once you are
in the conference, be prepared to ask questions, such as:
* What subjects does my child find easy or hard? - Explore ways to help your child enjoy learning. Accentuate the positives and find ways to help them better understand the areas that are a
struggle.
* Is my child in different groups for different subjects? Why? - Schools often conduct tests and
evaluations of students. If your child is a slow reader, he or she might be moved into a group that
receives individual attention. Some tests can be medical, like for hearing or sight. If children do
not pass these tests at a certain level, their desk may be moved closer to the teacher. Be sure to ask
about any changes that have been made since the start of the school year.
* How well does my child get along with
others? - Children don’t always tell mom
and dad when they have been isolated, but
this can become a serious concern regarding
social development. Find out if your child is
involved in a social group. Ask how the group
interacts and if you should be concerned with
group norms.
* Is there a possible personality clash that
may need to be addressed? - Every child has a
unique personality, so don’t be afraid to talk
with the teacher about personality conflicts.
Ask about the specific teaching and learning
styles that work best for your child.
* Has my child missed classes or assignments that I’m unaware of? - If your child
is missing classes or not handing in assignments, the issue should be addressed immediately. Give teachers your phone number
and email address so they may contact you if
the problem persists.
Most teachers only allow 15-20 minutes per
parent session, so make sure to ask the most
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SOUTH CHARLOTTE SPORTS REPORT
Volume 4, Issue 10
BASEBALL ARM CARE AND VELOCITY DEVELOPMENT CLINIC
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH 9:00AM-3:30PM
ARDREY KELL HIGH SCHOOL
AGES 13-18 $90 PER PITCHER
Two very important questions for baseball parents and players.....
1. What is the one goal of every baseball pitcher?
2. What is the # 1 goal of all baseball parents?
“More Velocity”
“Keep my son’s arm healthy.”
The South Charlotte Sports Report and Architech Sports have teamed up to deliver a first-class
clinic that is designed to both protect and improve the arms’ of local baseball pitchers.
A couple of very important facts for the parent’s of baseball pitchers......
45% of pitchers under the age of 12 have chronic elbow pain
Among High School Pitchers, 58% have chronic elbow pain.
Pitchers suffer the most injuries (21.6%) of any position in sports that were
followed in a three year period by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.
Alan Tyson, President of Architech Sports and Physical Therapy, has worked with more pitchers on every level of baseball than anyone in the Southeast. His clients range from professional pitchers all the way down to 10 year old recreational pitchers. Alan and Tripp Roakes, Publisher of The South
Charlotte Sports Report have joined forces to present this clinic with the goal of providing the best advice and instruction possible for area baseball pitchers.
This clinic is limited in numbers and enrollment is now open at www.southcharlottesportscamps.com
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Ardrey Kell High School staff members join together to support Aileen’s Army.
Aileen is the sister of Ardrey Kell front office employee Bridget Wornick and she
is a one year survivor of breast cancer. Aileen’s Army walked for the second year
in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This year, Ardrey Kell participated in
the National Denim Day for a Cure.. Everyone paid $5.00 to wear jeans this past
Friday and Ardrey Kell raised over $1,500.
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“Gym class injuries up 150 percent.” “Lack
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World Report
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Training young athletes is the fastest-growing niche within the entire fitness industry.
It’s worth over $4 billion a year in the United
States alone. Yet the increase in youth sports
related injuries keep climbing. Instead of complaining about this epidemic we need to stop
and ask ourselves, “why are so many injuries
occurring?”
Sport-related injuries can be attributed to
two main causes- overuse injuries and inferior athletic development programs in some
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of today’s performance facilities and schools.
Overuse injuries have been
linked to specializing in one
particular sport at a young
age and/or being involved
in too many sports/activities during one season.
A study done by Harre
in 1982 in the former East
Brian Jacobs, the third grade son of Jason and Staci Jacobs
Germany, studied two
has been selected as the Dynamic Sports Performance
groups of young athletes
Young Athlete of the Week.
from 9-12 years old. One
group specialized in one
Brian is in 3rd grade at St. Matthew Catholic School and
sport while the other group
sports are his life. He plays sports year round, watches
participated in a multiple
sports on TV and maintains excellent grades in school. He
of sports. Two important
is currently working on straight A’s for the first quarter.
findings were discovered at
Currently Brian is in his second year playing tackle footthe outcome of this study.
ball for the Weddington Titans Mighty Mites under Coach
The group that specialized
James Shipley. He is a team captain & has really taken
in one sport had acquired
on a positive leadership role within the team. He plays
more injuries, and by the
defensive end and running back.
age of 18 many athletes
were burned out and quit
Brian also plays basketball for MARA in the Winter, Lacrosse in the Spring, Interclub
the sport. The group that
Golf in the Summer and Brian currently holds the title for State Sparring Champion
had played a multitude
in Tae Kwon Do for black belts his age..
of sports reported fewer
injuries and had reached
Congratulations to Brian Jacobs for being named the Dynamic Sports Performance
peak sports performance
Young Athlete of the Week.
between the ages of 16-18,
around the age of physiTo nominate an area athlete for Young Athlete of the Week, please email [email protected] and psychological
lottesports.com. The Young Athlete of the Week award is for students 6th grade and below.
maturation.
As far as training young
athletes there are many arAnyone can make you tired.
Not everyone can make you better.
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DYNAMIC SPORTS PERFORMANCE
YOUNG ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
BRIAN JACOBS
Charlotte’s ONLY facility specializing in
youth conditioning and athletic development.
701 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC
704-841-6018
www.dps4athletes.com
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eas where we have failed our youth. Look for
upcoming articles in which I will be giving
some insight on different ways to warm up,
stretch, and train our youth. Until then here
is something to consider when working with
young athletes.
The human organism that we call a “teenager” faces unique challenges that must be
factored into the programming and coaching equation. They tend not to eat well, and
don’t sleep much. Teenagers are riddled with
stress about school, relationships, and their
“futures.” They are under the care of sporting
coaches who, more than not, “run” and “condition” these kids into the ground at daily practice. They end up playing 4 soccer matches or 5
baseball games every weekend in the summer
to accommodate a youth sporting culture that
has gone collectively mad. Throw those realities together and add to the mix that you are
talking about an organism that is still in development from a structural and neural perspective and you’ve got the recipe for absolute
disaster resulting in: over-training, injuries,
and lack of appropriate skill acquisition. And
to top it off their parents want to sign them up
at some facility that claims they can add inches
to their vertical in just 6 weeks.
Adolescent athletes are in such a prime
phase of growth and development that biomotor improvements occur quite naturally,
Mother Nature has seen to that. Testosterone
output is high, muscle density and growth is
taking place and neural plasticity, although
starting to close, has established a base level of
coordination that enables proper summation
of forces.
Teenagers get faster, stronger, and more
powerful all by themselves. Our job with this
demographic is to help prevent injuries, aid
in the development of proper skill execution
related to power, force, and speed production
and add to the training age and knowledgebase of the organism in front of us. It’s not
always about making them vomit, tired or so
sore that they can’t move for days- right now,
it’s about making them better over time.
George Maoury is the owner of Dynamic
Sports Performance and is a certified Youth
Fitness Specialist through the IYCA. To learn
more about how to enhance your pre-teen and
teenagers’ athleticism, while preventing injuries please contact him at (704) 841-6018 or
[email protected]
References:
“The Symptomatology of
Training Young Athletes” Brian J. Grasso
“Total training for young champions”
Bompa,T. (2000)
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SEND US YOUR TEAM PHOTOS AND NEWS
EMAIL TO
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SOUTH CHARLOTTE SPORTS REPORT
Volume 4, Issue 10
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Open to players in grades 3
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BEYOND THE GAME WITH RAY ROYAL
By Brendon Reid, Cuthbertson High School
Ray leaves it all on the field when he
plays his sport.
How long have you been playing
football?
“I’ve been playing football all of my
life. My parents joke that when I was
born, I had a football in my hand.
I just started playing in organized
football in eighth grade and have
played on the school team ever
since.”
Sophomore Ray Royal is the starting
middle linebacker and fullback for the
varsity football team at Cuthbertson
High School. Ray brings hard work,
determination and the will to win
every time he touches the field. With
motivation from family and friends,
Who inspired you to first start
playing football?
“My Uncle Jimmy first inspired me to
play. I will always remember what
he told me. He told me that with some
practice, I could be the best and go
places and be successful.”
What motivates you as a player?
“My love for football is what motivates me. Football is a game that
needs to be played with passion and I
love playing it and having the chance
to play at the varsity level in front of
a great crowd. The crowd really gets
me hyped up too. We have a great
student section.”
What are some individual goals
that you have?
“My goals are to physically and mentally get better at football.”
What has been the most memorable part of the season so far
this year?
“When we scored the first touchdown
of Cuthbertson football history; it
was the greatest moment. That’s
when we realized why we work so
hard at practice. The feeling was
unforgettable. The fans were screaming, and the sideline went crazy. It
was awesome.”
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and
why?
“I would choose to have a power that
gave me good reflexes so that I could
make the tackle every play.”
If you could play for any team
in the world, (for your sport)
which team would it be, and
why?
“I would stick with the Cavaliers because no matter what the scoreboard
says, our stands are packed. Plus,
I could never leave my teammates.
They’re like my brothers.”
Where do you see yourself ten
years from now?
“I see myself coaching football at a
small high school in North Carolina .”
What is your favorite subject in
school and why?
“English because I feel English is
something that a person needs to
have to be successful in life. You use
English a lot more than you would in
classes like biology and chemistry.”
The South Charlotte Sports Report has openings for freelance
photographers and an advertising sales representative.
Please email [email protected]
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Volume 4, Issue 10
Ballantyne Country Club Rally week launched on Sunday September 20th
with over 600 neighbors enjoying a day of running, walking, golfing and playing carnival games, to raise funds for Susan G Komen and to raise breast cancer
awareness in the Charlotte community (www.bccrally.com).
This year, a cross country run was added to BCC Rally’s Family Day activities,
to encourage a new group of neighbors to participate in Rally, now in its sixth
year. Despite the torrential rain of the night before, about 45 runners gathered on
the rather soggy start line positioned on the 18th hole of the Ballantyne Country
Club golf course. Family Day was promoted as a fun day out with a run, family
walk and golf event, however, as several of Ardrey Kell High Schools top runners
live in the neighborhood, it was clear from the start that this event was going to
be competitive.
Interestingly, the design of golf courses, which typically incorporates many
picturesque hills, lakes and sand traps, may not be such an ideal course for cross
country runners. With a wide age range of participants from 8 years old to several
over 50, the first long incline up the 18th fairway showed that this was going to
be a grueling race.
As the runners battled along the beautiful, but hilly back nine of the course, the
AK runners soon broke away. Having raced in a school competition in Cary the
day before, the high schoolers were under coaches orders to take it easy. But boys
will be boys, and although no one recorded any personal records, there was a lot
of effort to turn in a decent time over this unusual course. So it was no surprise
that the first seven runners over the line were all from the top ranked Ardrey Kell
Cross Country Team. The first four runners Noah Brown, Nick Kapur, Madden
Souder and Josh Fisher joined hands as they crossed the line at 18.50 minutes,
perhaps unwittingly reinforcing the goal of the event to encourage friends to help
friends in the battle against cancer. Max Nagle who had powered down the 18th
fairway at the beginning of the race was second and Matthew Dockstader a close
third. Try Sports of Blakeney generously donated prizes and Pepsi supplied beverages and pink water bottles to all the participants.
After the race, most of the runners attended the carnival and found sufficient
energy to throw the ball at the dunk tank and soak a very sporting Brian Zelk,
Ardrey Kell Cross Country Coach, repeatedly tipping him into the tanks murky
waters!
The Cross Country Race was a great way to launch Rally week. It brought
some new faces to this phenomenal community effort and fulfilled the event’s
goal to help save lives by raising awareness and supporting Susan G Komen in its
promise to help end breast cancer forever.
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SOUTH CHARLOTTE SPORTS REPORT
Volume 4, Issue 10
MARVIN RIDGE GETS PUMPED FOR THEIR FIRST REAL HOMECOMING
By Kelly Pope, Marvin Ridge High School
Marvin Ridge High School
was very excited for its first
real homecoming football
game. To begin the excitement, on Wednesday the girls
faced off head to head in an
intense flag football powderpuff game. This years juniors
had a reputation to uphold
seeing as they won the pow-
der-puff game their freshman
year! Both teams had been
practicing outside of school
and working hard to perfect
their plays. The juniors had
a difficult start dropping almost every ball, where as the
seniors made their way easily
to their end zone. However, as
the game went on, the juniors
began
running the ball
and
leaving
the seniors in
the dust. Both
teams had a
total of two
touchdowns at
the end of the
fourth
quarter and the
game went into
thirty second
overtime. Seniors were a
little confused
and tried to get
their offensive
line ready as
the clock ticked
closer to zero.
Seniors never
snapped
the
ball so the juniors and seniors
ended with a disappointing tie
at two touchdowns each.
On Friday, the school attended one loud pep rally led
by their principal Mr. Bill
Cook. Each class followed the
drum line down to the football field. After recognizing
all the sports teams and their
captains, the student body
was entertained by both their
cheerleaders and their dance
team. Following these great
performances came the spirit
stick competition. The student body was in sections according to their grade level,
and when the spirit stick (an
orange and blue maverick
head on a wooden stick) made
its way towards a grade level
they were asked to scream as
loud as they could. The loudest class would be considered
the winner. Once again the
junior class had a reputation
to uphold! This tradition was
started only last year and last
year’s sophomores (this years
juniors) had been rewarded
the spirit stick for having the
most spirit! So this year the
juniors were even louder and
more excited as they tried to
out scream the seniors for the
spirit stick. Even now there
is confusion as to who really won. The seniors would
tell you that they were given
the stick (by a fellow senior
classmate) but the juniors and
most of the teachers would tell
you that it was the juniors who
were really the loudest and
that really won.
With this excitement in
the student body they came
back to school Friday night
to support the football team
for their first real homecoming. Last year’s graduates
made their way back to Marvin Ridge as well to cheer on
their previous team mates.
Most everyone could be found
in the famous student body
‘orange crush section’ as they
cheered and chanted for all
to hear. After the homecoming queens and princesses
were announced it began to
rain. Face paint smeared and
clothes got soaked. The crowd
of orange and blue turned to
a crowd of wet umbrellas. Although some went home, the
rain only seemed to add to the
excitement of the game. The
Mavericks ended up winning
against Lincoln and now have
a record of 6-0! I have yet to
see more school spirit than
the Marvin Ridge Mavericks!
MARA Basketball Cheer
(5-13 year olds)
Cheer for our MARA Basketball teams!
MARA Basketball cheer sign-ups will begin September 1st and continue through October 18.
Practice begins in late October. Teams cheer a 10 game regular season
schedule and finish with a post season tournament in the middle of February.
All activities are at local elementary and/or middle schools.
Fees:
Cheer Activity Fee: $75 (uniform not included)
Contact our cheer coordinator Brandie Smith
at 980-406-1520 or email at [email protected]
www.marasports.org
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2nd ANNUAL
SOUTH CHARLOTTE SPORTS REPORT
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BASKETBALL TRYOUT BOOT CAMP
OCTOBER 24TH AND 25TH
COMMUNITY HOUSE MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM
THE SOUTH CHARLOTTE SPORTS REPORT BASKETBALL TRYOUT BOOT CAMP IS DESIGNED TO
PREPARE 6TH, 7TH, 8TH AND 9TH GRADE BOYS AND GIRLS FOR THEIR SCHOOL TEAM TRYOUT.
TOP AREA MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL COACHES WILL SIMULATE THE TRYOUT
EXPERIENCE AND PREPARE THE CAMPERS FOR THE SCHOOL TEAM TRYOUT.
CAMP FOCUS INCLUDES:
• BUILDING A MENTAL ADVANTAGE FOR THE TRYOUT
• TRYOUTS FROM A COACHES PERSPECTIVE
• EXPERT COACHING ANALYSIS
• PHYSICAL CONDITIONING NEEDED TO EXCEL IN THE TRYOUT
• HOW TO MANAGE SUCCESS AND FAILURE IN A TRYOUT
THE GOAL OF THIS TWO DAY CAMP IS TO GIVE YOUR CHILD THE BEST
POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO FIND SUCCESS AT BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 3:30PM-6:00-PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH 2PM-5PM
$70.00 PER CAMPER
VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Checks and Cash accepted
REGISTER ONLINE AT
WWW.SOUTHCHARLOTTESPORTSCAMPS.COM
Or mail a check to:
SCSR, 9901 Zackery Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277
FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]
3RD ANNUAL GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA
HOT STOVE LEAGUE DINNER
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AN EVENING TO CELEBRATE THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF CHARLOTTE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
HOSTED BY CAROLINAS BASEBALL CENTER & THE SOUTH CHARLOTTE SPORTS REPORT
JANUARY 23, 2010
7:00pm
SPECIAL GUEST FOR THE EVENING
SEATING WILL BE ACCORDING
TO DATE PURCHASED
LIMITED # OF TICKETS
THIS YEAR
HEAD COACH MIKE FOX
UNC TAR HEELS BASEBALL
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The Biggest Night of Baseball and Softball in Charlotte History!
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS FOR AREA YOUTH
• EXCITING SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER AUCTION
• AUTOGRAPH SESSION WITH PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS
12 YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PLAYER AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED
• SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GAME OF BASEBALL AWARD
$95 PER TICKET FOR ADULTS $75 PER TICKET FOR Students
$1,000 CORPORATE TABLE FOR 8
(A CURRENT OR FORMER PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER WILL JOIN EACH CORPORATE TABLE FOR DINNER)
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.HOTSTOVEDINNER.COM OR BY MAILING PAYMENT TO
South Charlotte Sports, 9901 Zackery Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277
Event to be held at Carolinas Baseball Center, 1108-F Continental Blvd. Charlotte, NC
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 704-906-5466
OR VISIT WWW.HOTSTOVEDINNER.COM
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 12 GREATER
CHARLOTTE HOT STOVE LEAGUE AWARDS
The 3rd Annual Greater Charlotte Area Hot Stove League Dinner award nomination period is now open for area baseball and softball players. This
season, the awards dinner will present 12 unique awards to area youth and high school baseball and softball players.
The nomination period will close on November 30th at 11:59pm. Parents, coaches and friends may nominate a player or team.
To complete the nomination form, please visit www.hotstovedinner.com
These awards include:
* Greater Charlotte Baseball Player of the Year
* Greater Charlotte Baseball Pitcher of the Year
* Greater Charlotte Youth Baseball Player of the Year (grades 6-9)
* Greater Charlotte Softball Player of the Year
* Greater Charlotte Youth Softball Player of the Year (grades 6-9)
* Comeback Player of the Year***
* Student-Athlete of the Year***
* High School Team of the Year***
* Travel Team of the Year*** (age 18 and under)
* Youth Team of the Year*** (age 12 and under)
* York County High School Baseball Player of the Year
* Contributions to the Game of Baseball Award
*** These awards are open to both baseball and softball players and teams