Teams on the Move

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Aspiring to be like those girls

Five seasons ago, Coach Bridget took a group of seven girls on Level 4 and formed the first competitive team at Oconee Gymnastics & Cheer. They were young and fearless, and under her…

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New Moves

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MOVE IT and GET IT

The Omni Club has recently started some new classes and programs that are great for kids who want to get fit and/or improve their athletic abilities.  Part of ELEVATE, the Omni’s sports performance…

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Sports Feature

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In The Swim Of Things … For A Lifetime!

As we reflect back on fond memories of our youth, most of us can remember fun-filled days in a pool, lake, or ocean. Some may also remember the hours of practice we put…

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Coaches' Corner

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My Girls are going to College

A few weeks ago, four of my former golf students met up with me at A&F Golf. It was a reunion of sorts back at the place where they all first met. Anna Buchannan,…

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Athlete on the Move

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Always Running

Dawson Frey likes to run and he does it a lot. The 13-year-old eighth grader at Oglethorpe Middle School basically runs all year. He runs on the cross country courses in the fall,…

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Upcoming Events

  1. Annual Krispy Kreme Doughnut Dare 2015

    February 1 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
  2. 2nd ANNUAL RACE TO REACH THE WORLD FROZEN 5K

    February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. 30th ANNUAL ATHENS ACADEMY SPARTAN 5K and SPARTAN SPRINT

    February 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. 5th ANNUAL FAITH RUN FOR FUN 5K / 10.3K / FUN RUN

    February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Do you know someone with “different abilities”?

One of the major changes in the area of human services right now is to try to get people to start thinking of people with “different abilities” instead of “disabilities.” After all, people…

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Football is like a Family at Athens Christian

For a small private school, Athens Christian has an impressive football team this year. Sure, they have a large senior class, but that is still only 15 out of a total of 45…

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Ever wondered what if would be like to be trained and coached by an Olympic medalist?

Well, If you like to throw things, then have we have some exciting news!  Reese Hoffa, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist in shot put, has opened the Hoffa Throws Academy.  Reese is a professional…

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Kids Play Sports to Have Fun … It’s Usually NOT About the “W”

A recent George Washington University (Washington, DC) study with youth soccer players, coaches, and parents, shows clearly that winning ranked near the bottom of the list when it came to reasons children and…

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Fundamentally Sound: Words the Best Coaches (and players and teams) Live By

I recently had the pleasure of talking with James Banks, head basketball coach for Athens Academy, about what it means for an athlete to be ‘fundamentally sound.’ Here’s what he had to say…

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Keeping it Positive and Exciting

Volleyball doesn’t attract the big crowds like football and basketball, but that doesn’t discourage the captains of the North Oconee Girls Volleyball team. Senior Sadie Binkley and junior Lizzie Aldrich play volleyball because…

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No Whistle… No Problem for TJ.

Anthony (T.J.) Ellison is a senior football player at Clarke Central High School, but the thing that sets him apart from the others is his inability to hear. T.J. was born deaf ……

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They found the courage and drive to keep moving … what’s your excuse?

Swimming isn’t just therapy for this wounded warrior. He is here to win!  Alan Crawford is paralyzed from the waste down but paddles rivers throughout Georgia and even leads group trips. Silas Hicks…