Athlete on the Move

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A Triple Threat at OCHS

Amongst high school students, Alyssa Beckstead is what I would call a ‘triple threat’ (to borrow a term from musical theater). As a senior at Oconee County High School, Alyssa excels in athletics,…

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Adaptive Moves

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When We All “Adapt,” We All Win!

Usually, we use the “Adaptive MOVES” feature to talk about the latest technology, equipment, or activity being used to enable persons with disabilities to play sports and participate in recreational activities. This issue,…

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Medical Moves

SPARC- Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Center

SPARC Athens measurably improves performance through the application of the science of training.  Our 10,000+ square foot private training facility was developed specifically for performance training.  We offer science-backed, customized training programs through private,…

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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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Upcoming Events

  1. GLOW THE DISTANCE 5K and FUN RUN

    April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  2. 25th ANNUAL JAGUAR CAPER 5K RUN/WALK

    April 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
  3. 37th ANNUAL 5K HUMAN RACE

    April 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  4. Second Annual 5K Fun day and BBQ

    April 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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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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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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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…