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At the 1969 Ryder Cup, Jack Nicklaus was tied in the final championship match with England’s Tony Jacklin.

It had come down to

the last hole of the last match. The winner of the hole would claim the Ryder Cup championship

Adolescents who play sports have better eating habits and nutrient intake than those who do not, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. Eating habits and nutrient intake are two important factors that contribute to performance in sports. The need for adequate

for his country.

energy and nutrients is especially important for adolescents, since their total nutrient needs are higher than during any other time in their lives, and participating in sports can increase energy and nutrient requirements even more. More than 4,700 junior high and high school students were studied for their meal and snack frequency, energy and nutrient intake and physical activity. The researchers found “sport-involved youth generally ate breakfast more frequently and had higher mean protein, calcium, iron and zinc intakes than their nonsport involved peers.”

feet closer to the pin. Jacklin’s solid putt stopped According to the researchers, “These findings, like others, support a positive association between adolescent sport participation and health.”

After good tee shots, Nicklaus and Jacklin were



still tied when they reached the 18th green, with Nicklaus ten about thee feet short of the hole. Nicklaus had a five foot putt that went past the hole. He then sank the final putt leaving Jacklin with one putt to tie the game. In a remarkable display of sportsmanship, rather than letting Jacklin risk

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the putt, Nicklaus picked up the ball marker, giving him the hole.

For the first time in

history, the Ryder Cup ended in a tie. Nicklaus was quoted as saying, “I don’t think you would have missed that putt but in these circumstances I would never give you the opportunity.” Jack Nicklaus’ gesture showed tremendous respect

“Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.” - Phil Jackson

for his opponent and for the spirit of the game. The stakes were high when Nicklaus and Jacklin teed it up that day. Bragging rights for entire nations were at stake. The tournament had been a very controversial and heated affair and



not all of his teammates agreed with Nicklaus’ decision to give Jacklin that final putt. But what is remembered forty years later is not the


outcome of the match but the sportsmanship of

EDITOR Jared Martin

transcended the game itself.

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a great champion. On that day, sportsmanship Youth coaches, young athletes, and parents can learn a lot from the lesson that Jack Nicklaus taught us that day. Though he is regarded as one of the fiercest competitors in the history of sports, Nicklaus showed that he was not willing

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to win at any cost. His gesture spared Tony Jacklin from facing what would have been a devastating blow, had he missed that final putt in front of the home crowd. Good for Jack!

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Where to play Soccer?

just for kicks Soccer is big in Greensboro. Greensboro

level and still another 350 playing

Youth Soccer (GYS) alone has 1800 kids in its

Challenge. GYS has recreation

recreation program, another 600 playing Classic

programs for kids of all ages. under, play coed games. GYS has both girls and boys teams in all age groups from five and up. U4 players have six games in the fall and six in the spring. U-5 and U-6 players have eight games in the fall and eight games in the spring. U7 and older players have an eight game fall and the spring season is run by the

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Boys and girls, ages four and

Here are some of the organizations with soccer programs. For contact information, visit and click on sports links/soccer.

Greensboro Youth Soccer Association Guilford United Soccer Jamestown Youth League Oak Ridge Youth Association Pleasant Garden Recreation Commission Spears YMCA Upward Soccer

Jamestown Soccer Club announces Jammers tryouts

Greensboro Parks and Recreation department. GYS also offers a free Player Development Academy (PDA) to all of its U7-U10 recreation players. Each age group has the opportunity to photo by GYS Soccer

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participate in six extra training sessions run by GYS professional coaches where the emphasis is on skill development in a fun environment. Online registration is available starting May 1st at

2007 Guilford College

football camp Non-contact instructional day camp Two Sessions: Sunday, June 10 - Friday, June 15, 2007 Sunday, June 17 - Friday, June 22, 2007

with the Jamestown Youth League which offers a range of sports programs including soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, golf and cheerleading. This year’s tryouts will be conducted between the dates of May 21 through May 26 at the Jamestown Athletic Complex on East Fork Road. There will be an $8 fee to cover the expense of the player’s tryout tee shirt which the players keep. Players are encouraged to complete the registration before tryouts and mail to the appropriate individual listed at the bottom of the registration form as well as the $8 tryout fee. Registration forms and a tryout schedule by age group can be obtained at the club website, Registrations will also be accepted the day of tryouts. Each age group will offer two available tryout dates – and a possible third make-up

tryout sessions. Players need to be equipped with shin guards, cleats, water and soccer ball and be ready to begin promptly at their scheduled time. Players will be evaluated for their technical, tactical, mental and physical soccer abilities. Coaches will evaluate the players and selections will be made by the coach of the team from the pool of information established by various coaches evaluating players. Players making a team will be notified by May 27. Players accepting a position on a team will be required to secure their spot with a $75 deposit by May 30. Team rosters will be posted on the Jamestown Soccer Club web site by May 31. For additional information, please visit the JSC web site or call the JYL office at 454-6259.

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date if necessary. Players must attend one of the available dates to be considered for a roster position. If a player is injured or will be out of town, parents must notify the JSC Director of Coaching or the JSC Director of Soccer before tryouts begin to make arrangements for a supplemental tryout. All players are encour-

Ages 7-15 $120 per week for campers Family discount ($10 per child if two or more children from the same family attend) Multi-session discount ($10 off if a child attends both sessions)

Located at Guilford College - 5800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greenboro, NC 27410 For a brochure, e-mail or call

The Jamestown Soccer Club welcomes you to the 2007/08 Jammers Classic and Challenge soccer tryouts. The Jammers are affiliated


aged to attend both tryout sessions. Players should arrive at least 20 minutes before their scheduled time to warm up and complete the registration process. Players

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Here are some of the organizations with baseball programs. For contact information, visit and click on sports links/baseball.

Alamance American Little League Archdale Community Center Greensboro Parks and Rec. Jamestown Youth League

Oak Ridge Youth Assn: Pleasant Garden Community Ctr Spears YMCA Summerfield Recreation Assn:

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Scott Bankhead’s

North Carolina Baseball Academy Scott Bankhead’s North Carolina Baseball Academy is committed to providing quality professional instruction to coaches, and players of all ages and skill levels. Located in northwest Greensboro at 1137 Pleasant Ridge Road, just west of Hwy. 68, the North Carolina Baseball Academy offers year round training and seasonal camps in its 17,000 square foot, stateof-the-art training facility. It also offers a travel team program for ages 10-15, as well as a program for college prospects. With nine batting cages, an indoor instructional center, three game fields, and

a pro shop selling equipment and team uniforms, the Notth Carolina Baseball Academy has something to offer every aspiring ballplayer. Bankhead, a two time All-American pitcher at UNC-Chapel Hill, member of the 1984 Olympic Team and ten year veteran of the Major Leagues, borrowed from his vast experience to design a curriculum and teaching philosophy that mirrors those of top collegiate and professional organizations. To learn more about the North Carolina Baseball Academy and the various programs that it offers, call 336-931-1118 or visit on the web at Sink Photographic Designs

There are other baseball affiliations. Little League Baseball is the most wellknown. The Little League is based in Williamsport, PA, home of the annual Little League World Series. There are a few Little League organizations in the area. Alamance, Kernersville, Archdale/ Trinity, and High Point are the nearest locations listed on the Little League website. Travel teams are also an option for the dedicated ballplayer. Travel teams may be independent or sponsored by a local business. In Greensboro, the Greensboro Batting Center, the North Carolina Baseball Academy, and Proehlific Park all sponsor age group teams. These teams generally play weekend tournaments in and around the area. The tournaments are sanctioned by USSSA baseball or AAU baseball and managed by the local organizations. Sink Photographic Designs

If you want to play baseball in the Greensboro area, there are plenty of programs available no matter where you live. The season is now underway and there are league games and tournament games somewhere on almost any night. From Summerfield to Pleasant Garden, spikes are flying everywhere! Most of the area recreational leagues follow the Pony League structure and adhere to its age classifications. Some leagues may modify the Pony rules slightly to better fit its program. For example, some leagues have T-Ball for the younger kids or may have the option of hitting from a T after a certain number of strikes. In general, the age groups are Shetland, ages 5-6; Pinto, ages 7-8; Mustang, ages 9-10, Bronco, ages 11-12; and Pony, ages 13-14. Many of the leagues form all-star teams after the regular season and participate in area tournaments with other all-star teams.

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Coming Soon... Ricky Proehl knows what it means to train like a champion. He has the Super Bowl rings to prove it. In his 17 year NFL career, the sure-handed receiver has played for the Carolina Panthers and for Super Bowl championship teams at St. Louis and last season at Indianapolis. More recently, Proehl’s efforts have been directed toward the development of a new multi-sport training complex for kids at Jessup Grove and Horsepen Creek. The county board unanimously approved a special use permit that allows the complex to be built. According to Proehl, the complex, known as Proehlific Park, will provide Greensboro kids with a place to play and develop athletic skills. While athletic training is obviously a big part of its program, Proehlific Park will also encourage the development of life skills and academic achievement through seminars, mentoring programs and an on-site computer lab and academic success center. The park itself will include a 60,000 square foot indoor facility, three baseball/softball fields, three soccer/lacrosse

fields, a playground and parking areas. The Indoor muliplex will house three basketball/volleyball courts, a 70 yard indoor turf field, seven batting cages, locker rooms, and the academic enrichment and computer lab area. Proehlific Park plans to open its doors by the end of the year. Planned programs include individual skill instruction, sports performance training, travel teams, open play, group clinics, sports camps, academic enrichment programs, and life skills seminars. Applications for membership are now being accepted. To learn more, call 336-882-6114 or visit the website at: www.


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FLEX Tae Kwon Do


... building a strong community, one black belt at a time Master Clarence Franklin owns and oper-

Instructor Clarence Franklin, a high level

tournaments, many are involved for the health

ates the Flex Tae Kwon Do Center located at

competitor himself, has won several national

benefits, increased self-confidence and fun

3706 Old Battleground Road, next to Guilford

championships, including the 2006 AAU

that taekwondo offers.

Court House National Park.

National Sparring Championship, and has

sportsmanship, patience, perseverance, and self-

been involved in taekwondo for

control. It also provides excellent cross-training

thirty-four years. His students

for nearly every other competitive sport.

With over 300

have been successful in the

Taekwondo teaches

Flex Tae Kwon Do stresses family fitness

photo by Flex Tae Kwon Do

sport, too. Franklin’s daughter,


Milady Richter, was a 2006 AAU

taekwondo and aerobic kickboxing for all ages.

national champion in poomse

In addition, there is a tumbling program for ages

and sparring and she, along

3-5. Summer camps, including jump rope and

with teammates, Rivka and

cheerleading are new programs being offered.

Hannah Cohen, will be training

For more information about the programs at

at the Lakeshore U.S. Olympic

Flex Tae Kwon Do, visit its website at: www.

trainging site in Birmingham, or phone 336-323-1114.






Community One Black Belt at

making it one of the largest taekwondo training

a Time, Flex Tae Kwon Do has

centers in the area. Flex Tae Kwon Do stresses

trained policemen, firemen,

discipline, respect, self-control, confidence,

FBI agents, secret service

concentration and self-defense. Its approach

agents, doctors, lawyers and

has obviously been successful; Flex Tae Kwon

people from all walks of life

Do received the GoTriad Reader’s Choice

interested in learning the art

Award for Best Martial Arts School for the last

of self-defense. While some

three years!

students train for competitive

Favorite College: N.C. State Favorite Coach: Master Clarence Franklin

Favorite Subject: Spanish Favorite Teacher: Mr Crissman (8th Grade) Favorite Pet: Heidi (my cat) Favorite Color: Red

photo by Flex Tae Kwon Do

slogan, Building a Stronger

to a 6200 square foot free-standing building,

Sport: Tae Kwon Do Age: 15 School: Western Guilford High School

Favorite Food: Mac’ n cheese Favorite Movie: Warriors Favorite Music: Rock

True to its

students, Flex Tae Kwon Do has expanded

Milady Richter

Favorite Achievement: 2006 AAU National Team Trials Quote: “Make training fun!! It’s a great feeling to run with teammate, Scott Murray on a cool evening in Battleground park. We both have the same goals and extra training is made more fun when we push each other. We hope more of our teammates join us when they see the example we set.”

What is Taekwondo? Taekwondo is a martial art that traces its origins back to 57 B.C. when a Korean warrior class, the Hwa Rang, developed a combative art using hand and kicking techniques called Tae Kyon. The art was refined and practiced for nearly five hundred years until the Yi Dynasty discouraged its practice. Ta Kyon’s secrets were passed along in secret from generation to generation. During World War II, Japan banned the practice of Ta Kyon in Korea. Following the war, the ancient art was combined with other forms of martial arts that exiled Korean’s had learned. The newly formed martial art was called Taekwondo, from, Tae – meaning kick or strike with the foot, Kwon – meaning to punch or strike with the fist, and Do – meaning a philosophy of life. Though often used interchangeably, the art of taekwondo differs from karate and kung fu, two other distinct martial art forms. In taekwondo, the physical mastery of kicking and self-defense techniques is balanced with mental discipline and character formation. Training is broken down into three parts, Poomse (basic forms), Kyorugi, (sparring), and Kyukpu (breaking). A student’s level of development in the art is signified by the color of belt worn. While the progression is different from school to school, generally a student begins as a white belt and progresses after years of training to black belt. Once at black belt level, several more stages of training, testing, and certification are required to advance to a higher rank or Dan. 4th through 6th Dan are known as Masters. 7th through 9th Dan are Grandmasters. Taekwondo was included in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea as a demonstration sport and again in the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain. In 2000, taekwondo became a full medal sport in the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Today, over two million people in the U.S. participate in taekwondo along with over twenty-two million people worldwide.

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Rick Murphy’s Carolina Golf Academy is one of the premier golf practice and learning facilities in the southeastern United States. Located on Pleasant Ridge Road, just west of Hwy. 68, the Academy offers instructional programs to golfers of all ages and skill levels. All six of its instructors are PGA members and they combine for over 100 years of professional training. The Carolina Golf Academy’s 30 acre facility includes:

Tips on Sunscreen Use by Dan Henley

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Most people get 80% of their lifetime sun exposure before age 18. Use a sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.

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Choose water resistant sunscreen that blocks both UVA & UVB rays.

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Use sunscreen on cloudy days, near water, snow, and at high altitudes.

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Apply often if sweaty or wet and apply hourly if swimming.

Try several to find the brand that works best for you.

Shake the sunscreen before you use it. Carefully apply around the eyes, ears, mouth, and on the head.

Apply one ounce of sunscreen for whole body coverage.

Further protect babies and children with hats, shirts, or other barriers.

This column on health and fitness is provided by the professionals at the four divisions of Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists, serving the Triad Region. Dan Henley is a Licensed, Certified Athletic Trainer with a masters degree in health and physical education and over 35 years experience in the field. Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and should not be considered to be medical advice

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Three tiered all bermuda grass practice tees Short game practice area (putting, chipping) 5000 Sq. ft. bentgrass putting green Two practice holes (par 3 and par 4) Two indoor studios Outdoor studio (April - October) Full service club repair shop Full service golf shop Custom fitting center

The Junior Golf Academy is designed to provide professional instruction to junior golfers in the triad area. Regardless of skill level, from beginners to aspiring collegiate golfers, the academy offers opportunities to learn and improve at the game of golf. The academy is headed by PGA Professional Bob Brooks. Carolina Golf Academy also offers Junior Clinics year around and week long Golf Camps during the summer. The Academy even hosts a free Junior Clinic during the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro at Forest Oaks Country Club. The clinics are divided into the following four age levels:

Red Level: Blue Level: Green Level: Orange Level:

Ages 5 - 8 Ages 9 - 11 Ages 12 - 14 Ages 15 - 17

The Golf Camps are a great way for young people to improve their game while having fun. Whether students are beginners, intermediate or advanced, the camps are designed to meet the need of each individual. All camps are half day camps from 9:00 - 1:00. The Parent/Child program involves instructional clinics where parents and children can learn the basic fundamentals, rules, and etiquette of golf while brushing up on their skills. Along with the clinics, Parent/Child tournaments are held throughout the summer months. Of course, Rick Murphy’s Golf Academy is not just for kids. A full range of adult programs and services are available, as well. To learn more about all of the programs offered by Rick Murphy’s Carolina Golf Academy, please visit the web site at: or call: 336-605-0052

Rick Murphy’s Carolina Golf Academy offers instructional programs for all ages and skill levels.


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Greensboro Parks & Rec Basketball All-Stars U10 Division Champion Runner Up Brown Center

Leonard Center

Greensboro Parks & Rec Basketball All-Stars U13 Division Champion

Runner Up

Lewis Center

Warnersville Center

Greensboro Parks & Rec Basketball All-Stars Junior Division Champion Runner Up Trotter Center

Lewis Center

Greensboro Parks & Rec League Championship Junior Division Champion

Runner Up

Trotter Team II

Warnersville Center

Photos on this page are courtesy of Sink Photographic Design

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Gaters win State Championship North Carolina Gaters AAU

(8U) - State Champions

It was a big day for the North Carolina Gaters. Both the 8 and under and 9 and under basketball teams became state champions on April 14th in High Point. The 8 and under team won their first ever state title. They won by five points, 18 to 13, against the Greensboro Warriors. J.P. Moorman scored 8 points and grabbed 23 rebounds. The 9 and under Gaters had a victory over the Charlotte Royals, winning 29 to 25. Michael Buckland led the team with 13 points including 3 three pointers and some critical free throws at the end. Both teams are coached by Stan Kowalewski and Jaquar Moorman, who must have been mighty proud.

North Carolina Gaters AAU

(9U) - State Champions

By Callie Carlson Team members include: Brendan Kowalewski, Andrew Kowalewki, Derek Brandon, Troy Minor, Tyeren Melton, Will Jones, Kameron Langley, Tyrece Cheek, Brian Williams, John Newman, J.P. Moorman, Jeremiah Praylor, Alec Hildreth. Head coach Stan Kowalewski, asst. coaches Jaquar Moorman, Stan Kowalewski, Sr.


Callie Carlson’s younger brother is a member of the North Carolina Gaters 9U team. Our Gater reporter will keep us updated with the progress of both teams as the 8U’s compete in AAU Nationals in Memphis in late June and the 9U’s compete in AAU Nationals in Orlando in August. Good Luck Gaters!

Team members include: Brendan Kowalewski, B.J. Wright, Covington Carlson, Stephen Abernathy, Anthony Brennan, Brendan Austin, Jaylen Gore, Michael Buckland, Jaylen Evans, J.P. Moorman, Michael Featherston, Mac McCain, John Lamot, Jamie Newman and Mac Stark. Head coach Stan Kowalewski, asst. coaches Jaquar Moorman, Jamelle Evans, Stan Kowalewski, Sr.

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Greensboro Galaxy AAU (10 U) Basketball Team Captain Jack Invitational Runner Up Back Row: Coach Spencer Abraham Christianna Hairston Sydney Smith Kayla Smith Essence Abraham Kyla Williamson Coach Lawrence Williamson

Summer Fun at YMCA camps!

Middle Row: Breana Hardnett Kayla Phifer

On Knee: Evelyn Baker


Not Pictured: Dinah Neal


visit website for on-line registration

The Greensboro Galaxy Girls’ AAU Basketball Organization will host the Second Annual Greensboro Galaxy Hoopfest on June 1-3, 2007. Three game guarantee with brackets for ages 9U through 16U. For further information please contact: Coach Ursula Williams at (336) 255-9820 or Coach Kim Fonville at (336) 772-3259

Try out a week of day or overnight camp. Be a part of the team with our basketball, lacrosse, or soccer camps. Meet new friends in cheerleading and dance camp, or ride a horse at our fantastic Camp Weaver. Jump in and swim with the Bears Swim Team. The Y offers great programs for teens and parents, too! for more info!


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Rogers leads GSA Swimmers at Tarheel States Greensboro Swim Association team

free (second), 100 free (second), Christian Hicks

members completed their 2006-2007 short

9/10 girls 200 IM (first), 100 back (second), 100

course season at the Tarheel States in Charlotte

IM (third), Natalie Labonge 11/12 girls 100 free,

the weekend of March 23-25. Jonathan Rogers

third, 100 back (third), Sara Quillen 11/12 girls

led the GSA charge, winning six events in the

100 fly (second), Chandler Liek 13/14 girls 100

11/12 boys age group. In addition to his wins in

breast, (second), Sara Walker 13/14 girls 50 free

the 100 free, 100 back, 50 breast, 100 breast, 50

(second), 100 fly (third), Hannah Martin 13/14

fly and 100 fly, Jonathan placed second in the

girls 50 free, (third), 200 fly (third).

50 free and third in the 50 back.

GSA swimmers will now focus training on

Other top 3 finishes for GSA included John

the upcoming long course season featuring GSA’s

Mikuta in 9/10 boys 100 breast (second) , Tim

Eastern Invitational July 6-8, North Carolina

Mann in men’s 100 breast (second), 200 breast

Senior State Champs July 20-23, and the North

(third), Sara Graham 9/10 girls 50 breast (first),

Carolina Junior Olympics July 25-28..

Jonathan Rogers with the gold he brought home after winning six events at the recent Tarheel States Swim Meet in Charlotte.

200 free (third), McKenzie Hirsch 9/10 girls 50

North Carolina

Long Course All-Stars Ten Greensboro area swimmers were named to the North Carolina Swimming’s 2006 Long Course All-Stars. Swimmers were selected based on the achievement of specific time standards during the 2006 summer season. Across the state, 103 swimmers made the All-Star list. Local swimmers included on the All-Star list are: Greensboro Swimming Assn: (GSA) Margaret Barden, Eugene Godsoe, Hannah Martin, William Ruhm, Austin White. High Point Swim Club (HPSC) Faith Johnson STAR Aquatics (STAR) Coleman Flynn, Isaac Klinger, Lauren Mock, Joseph Riley

Altitude Training in Mexico The current focus and research on the effects of altitude on exercise and performance can be traced back to the Olympic Games of 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico. At an elevation of 2300 meters above sea level, the “thin air” affected the performance of athletes, especially in track and field events. At sea level the percent of oxygen in the air we breathe is around 21%, however, at an altitude of 2300 meters the percentage of oxygen in the air we breathe is about 15%. In the short distance and field events, including the throwing events, there were lots world record performances while results in the middle distance and distance events fell far below the athletes’ previous best times. A point of interest was that many medal performances in the middle and distance events were recorded by athletes who trained and/or resided in high altitude based countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia.

DePasquale Wins One Hour Swim ...swims over three miles in record-breaking effort Mike DePasquale of Southwest Guilford High School won the National One Hour High School Postal Swimming Championship by swimming the greatest number of yards in one hour. DePasquale swam 5,375 yards over three miles - beating the previous record of 5,040 yards, which he also held. Lake Charles, LA swimmer, Lacie Carter won the girls’ division with 4,895 yard while Leah Cowperthwaite of Northwest High School finished third with 4,700 yards.

In team competition the American Hebrew Academy, located in Greensboro, finished first in the girls’ division. The team of Morgan Bober, Elyana Falk, and Hannah Silverstein swam 11,256 yards. Calvary Baptist Day School of Winston-Salem finished second. The National One Hour High School Postal Swimming Championship is organized and coordinated by the American Hebrew Academy.

These results posed the following questions. How does altitude affect exercise and performance? How does physical training at altitude affect performance at altitude and, particularly, after the return to sea level? This summer, Greensboro Swimming Association (GSA) will test these questions. GSA will travel with thirty-two swimmers, two coaches and four chaperones to the altitude training venue at San Luis Potosi, Mexico for a two week altitude training camp. The thirtytwo swimmers are expected to experience the differences of training in an oxygen compromised environment, experience the efforts and will needed to complete a training camp, and to enjoy the offerings and education that a foreign culture can provide. The altitude will provide many challenges during the workout sessions. Participants are expected to come away with an expanded view of the work necessary to reach the next level in the sport of swimming. Returning to sea level to compete in the season ending meets, swimmers should have improved aerobic capabilities and an increased ability to endure the added pressures of racing. They are also going to be taught the fine art of Salsa Dancing by their competent and proficient guide, Pepe. All in all, GSA will be richer for the experience. The participants will bring an enhanced workout capacity from the swim training, as well as the ability to teach the Merengue.

Submitted by Kevin Thornton, Head Coach of the Greensboro Swimming Association (GSA)

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YWCA Girls and Women in Sports Award Recipients Achievement Award - College Anna Rodenbough - UNC Anna played youth soccer in Greensboro before competing at Grimsley High School for four years where her team won the state title her junior year. After graduation, Anna took her soccer skills to the University of North Carolina where she plays goal keeper for the Tarheels. Last season she was a driving force on the 26-1 national championship team and was named Academic All-American.

On Sunday, March 25, at a dinner honoring Kay Yow, legendary women’s basketball coach at North Carolina State, YWCA of Greensboro announced the recipients of its first annual Girls and Women in Sports Awards. YWCA CEO, Carolyn Flowers, and Sandra Hughes of WFMY TV were on hand to present the awards. Guest speaker, Christine Brennan, a nationally known sports writer and USA Today columnist, spoke on Title IX issues. She discussed the state of women’s sports before and after the passage of Title IX and challenged our youth to be vigilant against attempts to repeal or change Title IX. She urged today’s young athletes to protect the law from alteration for the sake of their younger siblings and future children.

Achievement Award - High School Rickiah Wingfield - Grimsley According to her basketball coach at Grimsley High School, Rickiah is a model of perseverance. From her days as an undersized middle schooler, Rickiah has matured into a “tenacious defender, a totally unselfish player, and a leader on and off the floor.” Her leadership qualities are so strong that her teammates elected her captain in both her sophomore and junior years.

Achievement Award - Middle School Diana Nguyen - New Garden Friends Inexperienced as a player, Diana proved herself a leader on the New Garden Friends School basketball team. Even though she was learning herself, Diana took extra time to help other players. She played point guard and called many of the offensive and defensive sets. She set the tone for “class, sportsmanship, and determination” while maintaining her high academic standards.

Community Leader in Sports Teresa Lee Sanford The Empowerment Award for Community Leader went to Teresa Lee Sanford, who has played and promoted the game of softball for many years. She is currently serving on the board of the Greensboro Girls Fast Pitch League and has served on the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Athletics Advisory Board. She has also coached several different sports in addition to serving on committees and boards related to all aspects of athletics.

Coach/Teacher in Sports Jean Lojko The Empowerment Award for Coach or Teacher went to Jean Lojko, a native of Greensboro who graduated from Western Guilford High School. She has served in various coaching, teaching, administrative, and community roles for more than 20 years and is now at Greensboro College. In April, she was inducted into the Greensboro College Athletic Department Hall of Fame.

Sports Dreams, Inc. is a program that encourages the development of healthy, successful girls through a combination of life skills training and sports. Founders Amiel Rossabi and Mary Gill, along with its board of directors, govern the organization. Miche Franken, an active volleyball player, coach and educator, serves as executive director. Why Girls? It’s no secret that boys have always had an edge when it came to opportunities to participate in sports. Girls, prior to 1972, had few expectations of becoming an athlete. However, with the passage of Title IX, the odds of an American girl playing sports went from one in twenty-seven to one in three. Though opportunities in sports for girls have increased dramatically, there are strong social pressures that keep them out of the game. Girls are often socialized to give up early, shrink from fear, defer to others and spend a great deal of time in pursuit of male attention. Gender stereotypes, peer pressure and cultural barriers live on. As more role models step forward in our community to create the vision of girls in sports, we can move towards athletics being a part of every girl’s life. Why Sports? Participation in sports develops the mind, body and spirit of girls. Many physical health, mental health, and life success benefits are provided to girls who play sports. With regular exercise, girls gain significant health benefits including a lower risk of obesity, heart disease and certain cancers. Athletic participation provides reduced anxiety and depression levels; enhances selfesteem and confidence; offers adolescent

girls positive feelings about body image; and provides tangible experiences of competency and success. Girls in the Game? Girls in the Game is an empowerment fitness program for middle school girls. This collaborative effort between Sports Dreams, Guilford County Schools, GSO Parks and Recreation and community volunteers has shown to be a successful intervention to promote a healthier lifestyle. We are targeting middle school girls in response to the intense peer pressure, and physical changes that occur at this life stage. Media education has never been more prevalent and the images that bombard the public in regards to body image impacts girls so strongly that risky behaviors such as eating disorders, promiscuity, smoking and drug use have become more common place than we ever imagined. Sports Dreams, Inc developed Girls in the Game to provide a safe and nurturing environment where girls can try new activities, become more comfortable in their bodies and learn important life skills that will carry them into their futures. The program is preventative in nature, seeking to improve overall health, and avoid the health risks associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. This twenty four session holistic program is brought to your location twice weekly for twelve weeks. University interns monitor progress and help mentor the girls registered in the program. Two paid staffers oversee Girls in the Game, helping the girls discover new ways to move their bodies and explore the world of physical fitness. Healthy snacks are always provided along with bottled water. Nutritional information, journaling and discussion of life skills are an important part of the program. Sports Dreams has recently expanded its programming to include a boys’ segment in response to the national obesity epidemic. For more information on becoming involved with Sports Dreams, visit the web site at www. or contact Miche Franken at


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Hayes-Taylor YMCA Wrestling

wrestling photos by Allan Johnson - YMCA

The 4th Annual YMCA/UNCG Open Wrestling Tournament was held on Saturday, March 24 at UNCG. It was a seven mat tournament, one of the biggest in the area. Over three hundred wrestlers ranging in ages from five to high school age competed. The tournament awarded place medals but its primary purpose was to give the wrestlers and coaches valuable experience. The wrestling program at Hayes-Taylor is a partnership between the YMCA and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 25-30 local wrestlers practice at UNCG on Mondays and Thursdays. Former UNCG wrestler Jonathan Woodburn, along with former UNC-Chapel Hill wrestler Peter Bearse direct the program which gives kids an opportunity to learn wrestling techniques and skills, and at the same time, provides UNCG students with volunteer opportunities. Volunteers led by Dr. Charlsena Stone and her Parks and Recreation Management students, along with students from various other UNCG departments, handled everything from hauling mats to selling concessions and scoring the meet. Head UNCG wrestling coach, Jason Loukides is very involved in the youth program and his wrestlers also offered their support in making the tournament a tremendous success. The YMCA wrestling program is very flexible; its goal is to teach technique and offer sparring opportunities on a schedule that works for the wrestler. If you’re interested in learning more about the wrestling program, contact Jonathan Woodburn at marfark21@, show up at practice at 6:15 on Mondays or Thursdays at UNCG, or stop in at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA.

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When are the Triathlons? Below are the scheduled events for the 2007 season.

Age 6 and under Swim: none - 50 meters Bike: 1 - 3 miles Run: .25 - .75 miles

June 23, 2007 Cardinal Youth Triathlon Cardinal Swim and Tennis, Greensboro

Ages 7-10 Swim: 100 meters Bike: 3 - 5 miles Run: .5 - 1 miles Ages 11-15 Swim: 200 meters Bike: 5 - 7 miles Run: 1 - 2 miles What is the Triad Youth Triathlon Series? The Triad Youth Triathlon Series was developed to promote the sport of triathlon, to encourage participation from those of all abilities, and to recognize athletic achievement. The Triad Youth Triathlon Series helps directors promote and manage youth triathlons in a safe and cost effective manner and to solicit community and corporate sponsorships for its events.

May 19, 2007 Foster Friends Youth Triathlon Lake Jeanette Swim & Tennis Club

July 14, 2007 Winston Salem Youth Tri Wake Forrest, Winston Salem July 28, 2007 Y-Tri for Kids, Activate America! Salisbury, North Carolina August 4, 2007 Ridgewood Youth Triathlon Ridgewood, Greensboro August 18, 2007 Zoo City Youth Triathlon North Asheboro Park September 1, 2007 Tri for Kids’ Sake Triathlon High Point How can I learn more? website: e-mail: For sponsorship information: e-mail: or call: 336-644-1020

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Training errors are by far the most common factors predisposing to an overuse injury. The intensity, volume, and frequency of training are part of this equation. Injuries are the result of doing “too much, too soon.” Advancing training too quickly and inadequate recovery between training sessions does not allow the bones and muscles to adapt to the stresses of



Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes In the past decade there has been a significant increase in the number of young athletes participating in organized athletic and competitive sports programs. This is a trend that should be encouraged to help improve the health and well being of our youth. However, increased volumes and intensity of training in young athletes can lead to overuse injuries. Overuse injuries can be defined as those which occur as the result of repetitive stress or loads applied to otherwise normal tissue. For example, it is estimated that female elite swimmers move each shoulder through a full stroke as much as 660,000 times in a swimming season. Although overuse injuries are not as common as “acute” or traumatic injuries, they can require more time off from training and competition for complete healing. Overuse injuries can occur in a variety of tissues such as bone (producing a stress fracture), in tendons (producing tendonitis), and at bone tendon junctions (producing bursitis). Young athletes are also susceptible to injuries unique to the growing skeleton. These occur most commonly at the growth plate of bones (the epiphysis) and where muscles attach to bone (the apophysis). Risk factors for overuse injuries can be broadly grouped into intrinsic factors (those related to the athlete), and extrinsic factors (training errors). Intrinsic risk factors for overuse injuries include misalignments such as flat feet, “knees”, and leg length discrepancies. These can often be managed with shoe inserts or orthotics. Rapid bone growth can lead to several potential problems. The growth plate or epiphysis is more vulnerable to injury during periods of rapid growth. Additionally, bone growth occurs more rapidly than the surrounding muscles and tendons, causing a loss of flexibility that can contribute to overuse injuries. Maintaining flexibility in young athletes, especially during the adolescent growth spurt, can help reduce the risk and severity of overuse injuries.

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exercise, and injuries can result. Generally, if the increase in volume and intensity of training is kept below 10% per week, most overuse injuries can be avoided. Poor technique in the performance of many sport skills can put excessive stress on musculoskeletal tissues and lead to overuse injuries. Strict adherence to proper technique can help minimize these injuries.

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by Kevin Supple, M.D. Management of most overuse injuries follows the same general guidelines: Relative rest: reduce the volume, intensity and frequency of training. A 50% reduction in training is a good starting point. If pain persists, reduce by another 50%. The goal is to find a level of activity that is pain free. Pursuing other forms of exercise (cross training) can help maintain fitness. Overuse injuries typically cause a low intensity “nagging” type pain that occurs with exercise. Playing through this type of pain does not necessarily mean that some type of permanent “damage” is being done. It simply means that it will take that much longer for complete healing. When the pain is so severe that technique changes (e.g. limping when running), then it is time to rest. Use ice: ice reduces swelling and inflammation. Three times a day for 15 minutes is a good goal. Anti-inflammatory medications: a short course of an anti-inflammatory such as Advil or Aleve. Regain flexibility and strength: regain lost flexibility and strength before returning. Gradual Return: gradually return to sport specific activities once pain free. Children and Adolescents are not “miniature adults” when it come to exercise and training. The growing skeleton is uniquely susceptible to overuse injuries. The exercise routine that a child easily completed just 6 months ago may become overly challenging due to a “growth spurt”. Being aware of these changes and encouraging young athletes to listen to their bodies can help avoid many of these injuries. A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Supple is a physician with Greensboro Orthopaedics. Dr. Supple has assisted the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, the Miami Hurricanes football team and the international Professional Water Ski Tour. He is also the physician for Grimsley High School.

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KIDSTUFF At the Easter Egg Festival sponsored by radio station 1075 KZL, we asked kids to draw sports pictures. Here are some of the interesting drawings that they came up with.

“Chick-fil-A Cow” ” g Three’s “Shootin

“The Shot”

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“One on One”

Balls flying into the outfield Alex Rodriquez hitting home runs Sounds of fans cheering Everybody shouting, “It’s going, going, gone, home run!” Bases that are getting ripped up Averages for batting are over 300 Long home runs that are guessed to be over 500 feet Lines for bases are turning from white to brown

ian” “LaDain

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Coaches Coach! The role of the coach and the role of parents in youth sports are critical but very different and it is up to the coach to be clear about this before the season starts. Allowing parents to “coach” without guidance will result in frustrated players, parents, and especially the coach. I have coached youth soccer for 9 years and I do invite parents to get involved on the field during practices to help with specific drills. I have also witnessed parents on other teams standing behind the goal screaming at a 4 year old just learning the game to pick up the ball. Parental support should focus on the team. Coaching involves “giving instructions to the players” and should come from the coaches. By providing “team” support, parents allow coaches to have more productive time to spend with the players. Here are five coordinator responsibilities coaches can assign to parents so they do not become bogged down in important

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but non-coaching activities: Drinks/Snacks, End of Year Party, Trophies, Communications and organizing the kids waiting their turn to play in the game, otherwise known as the “Blue Blanket” Coordinator. Parents can also provide team support by: Being role models of good sportsmanship, win or lose. Learning the name of every player and making friends with other families. Helping their child to understand the responsibilities of being at practice and games on time. Not giving instructions to the players unless asked by the coach. The hardest behavior during a practice and

especially at games, is for parents to not yell “run, shoot or kick the ball” from the sideline. Just ask any of the moms and dads on our White Hornets team! Promise your parents that if they refrain from shouting instructions from the sidelines, you promise not to show up at Coach Bill Howland pictured here with his Spears YMCA school to holler at the kids in White Hornets Soccer Team. their teacher’s classroom! When your parents feel the need to yell encouragement and this support will establish a from the sideline suggest that they shout major building block for a positive sports expephrases of encouragement, for example “way to rience for the kids! Copyright © 2007 by Bill Howland go, good for you, outstanding!” Children love

Bill Howland works at the Center for Creative Leadership and can be reached at His background coaching youth sports is fifteen seasons with the YMCA soccer program for ages 3/4 and 5/6.

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