TIME OUT! A Periodic Newsletter About Youth Sports in Urbana Volume 2 Issue 1 Urbana, Ohio November 2004 For a color version of this newsletter, Soccer season a success visit www.UrbanaYouthSports.com A total of 492 children played on 41 Urbana Youth Soccer teams this year. Teams In this issue... started practicing in August, and wrapped up ! Soccer Season Success with tournaments in October. The program notes many accomplishments for the year. ! 24 Years of Flag Football Among the more notable improvements were new aluminum goals and nets for both ! Winter Sports Sign-ups 11U fields and all of the 7U and 9U fields, and a new concessions stand, located in a ! Flag Pole Dedicated central location in the soccer complex. The soccer committee will be evaluating the ! Player Highlights possibility of replacing all 5U goals yet this year. ! Coach Highlight The program also provided new goalie shirts and balls to all teams. New equipment Basketball sign-ups bags have been purchased and will be put in Basketball sign-ups for 2nd and place next year. A new 25’ flag pole was 3rd Grade Boys and Girls are being dedicated on October 23rd. held at the YMCA until November The soccer committee would like to thank all who gave this year to make the season a 27th. Enrollment fees are $25 for Cassie Purdue of 15-U Medicine Shoppe Team. success. YMCA members and $35 for non- members. The season starts January 8th and runs through Flag Football approaching 25th year February 26th. Twenty four years ago, in 1980, Kurt Scott The YMCA also is offering and friend Bill Moss were sitting on their cheerleading and baton twirling this porch, talking and watching the kids across Winter. the street play football. Bill said “Let’s go Basketball sign-ups for 4th, 5th show these kids some plays.” and 6th Grade Boys and Girls were Today, Kurt is still showing those kids held November 8th and 9th at the some plays. What started with a handful of High School. kids on two teams, continued in 2004 with Find more information about 104 kids on 7 teams. these basketball programs on “That first year, we told the kids to meet at www.UrbanaYouthSports.com the field at the college and bring your Kurt Scott coaching during Sunday game. buddies. Seventy-two kids showed up. Bill coached one team and I coached the other. Wrestling sign-ups He beat me two out of three games that first Wr e s t l i n g s i g n - u p s f o r year,” said Kurt. elementary students are being held What is gratifying for Scott is to see the in November at the Urbana High kids improve. “Many over the years have School. There are two programs to gone on to play good high school ball or choose from this year. Fees for both college ball.” He stated that many that once are $45. played in the program come back later to For additional information on coach or to be a referee. both programs, go to Thanks Kurt, and all those involved in the www.UrbanaYouthSports.com. flag football program, for your time and for making a difference! Kyle Upchurch of the Browns runs ball. “Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.” - Joe Theismann, pro football player (937) 652-2088 The Best Value in Senior and Wedding photography... www.mbimages.net The Second Half Player Highlights of the Month Austin Caudill, 10, a fifth Julie Biddle, 11, a sixth grader at grader at Urbana Local, and son Urbana Local, and daughter of Dean of Steve Caudill and Patti Davis and Linda Biddle of Urbana, is of Urbana, played soccer for the playing flag football for the “Urbana Ace Hardware” team “Oakland Raiders” team this year, this year, coached by Dan coached by Kurt Scott. Her Murdock. This was his seventh positions are safety and tailback. year playing in the soccer This was her first year playing in the program. flag football program. Asked about his most Asked about her most memorable memorable moment in soccer, moment in football, Julie said that it Austin said that it was when he was this year when they played the was 5 years old, he scored a goal Steelers, because they had a lot of on a kick off. “It went straight in fast players and she had a lot of stops. the goal!” About this year’s team, Julie said About this year’s team, Austin she is having fun because she has a said he liked their team work and lot of friends on the team. “They’re work ethic. all nice, and I like my coach.” Austin’s advice to other When she’s not playing football, players is “Don’t worry so much she enjoys playing basketball and about scoring. Just find someone softball. She plays trumpet in the to pass the ball to.” band at Local. Austin Caudill Julie’s advice to other players: Julie Biddle Soccer Post-Season “Never give up!” Tournament Results CHAMPIONS 9-U: Ober’s Lawncare Coach Highlight of the Month 11-U: UrbanaAce Hardware at Cincinnati Princeton and high school 15-U: Urbana License Bureau boys at Blanchester, a suburb of RUNNERS-UP Cincinnati and at Cincinnati Northwest 9-U: Mercy E.R. High School. 11-U: Faith Fellowship One of his most memorable 15-U: Bill McKenzieAuto Sales moments playing youth soccer was when his coach spent time showing Completed Brackets and Team Photos him how to “bend the ball” when are available on shooting, a technique he practiced and www.UrbanaYouthSports.com. used in scoring goals. His advice to other coaches is to Flag Pole Dedicated Dan Murdock gives advice during a game. “immediately identify the strengths and weaknesses of the players on On Saturday, October Dan Murdock of Urbana does more than coach kids your roster. From there, create specific 23rd, Urbana Youth how to kick the ball. He coaches them how to play as a goals and objectives for each Soccer dedicated a team. He knows the importance of having a group of and every practice to work on the noted new 25 foot flag pole kids work together for a common goal. He also knows deficiencies and further enhance at the soccer fields in the result. identified strengths.” memory of Andy Barr. Dan has had a lot of success in the soccer world, and “Always make practices fun and A n d y ’s c h i l d r e n it all started when he was 5 years old. That was when he full of variety without neglecting raised the flag for the started playing soccer himself, in Cincinnati. necessary conditioning. Take notes first time, and Andy’s Since then, he has had plenty of experience. After during games for areas to work on parents, from playing in youth soccer recreational and select during practices. Let your players Cincinnati attended. programs, Dan went on to play high school soccer at know that you believe in them and Cincinnati LaSalles. continually demonstrate how to play After graduating from high school, he went on to together as a team.” play collegiate soccer at the University of Dayton. Thanks Dan, for giving your time to After college, he spent time coaching high school girls coach in our program! www.UrbanaYouthSports.com Your source for youth sports information in Urbana!
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