Kids America Sports Complex - Monthly Newsletter
Kids America, Inc. * 1600 Otsego Ave * P.O. Box 1177 * Coshocton, OH * 43812
2nd Session Soccer Underway at Kids America
Kids America’s 2nd Session morning, noon, and night at
Children & Families
of Indoor Soccer got un- Kids America.
derway with a mighty kick Celebrate the New
on Saturday, January 6th.
Of the 66 teams participat-
Year at Kids America Monthly Newsletter
ing in indoor soccer, only
For the next seven weeks, 38 squads call Coshocton Over 275 people attended
66 teams will play matches County home. 19 teams the Kids America New Years’
come from other Ohio Eve party on December 31st.
counties, while 9 clubs
travel from West Virginia
Families enjoyed the inflat- Upcoming Events
able rides, played games,
every other weekend to participated in the scavenger • U.S. Indoor Soccer Offi-
participate in KA’s local hunt, and watched movies cials Certification Course
indoor soccer leagues.
- Jan. 14th
The county by county
breakdown for teams in- • Collegiate Soccer Train-
Bryce Duncan enjoys a bot- clude: Coshocton (38), ing - Jan. 18th
tle of water during a break Holmes (9), Knox (5), Tus-
from his Shorties Soccer carawas (2), Washington • Get Healthy - Nutritional
match at Kids America. (2), and Muskingum (1). * Program for Families
Meeting - Jan. 18th
Pass, Set, Spike! Girls Volleyball Clinic Reas Pepper prepares to
climb into the “Looney • March Indoor Soccer
Toons” inflatable ride at Tournaments
With successful girls vol-
the Kids America New
leyball programs at
Years’ Eve Party.
Coshocton, River View, and New Years’ Party Photos
Ridgewood, it is no surprise during the 4-hour event.
that Kids America’s middle
school girls volleyball The event was a family
clinic had such an over- friendly event with free pop-
whelming number of regis- corn, .50 cent slices of pizza,
trants. soft drinks, and candy.
43 young ladies are par- Businesses who donated piz-
ticipating in the clinic on zas, prizes, or in-kind ser-
Monday nights from 5:30 to vices included: Papa Johns
7pm. Pizza, Crowtown Pizza, The
Coshocton Yard, Figaro’s
Guest instructors for the Pizza, Pizza Hut, Plus One
clinic include Trista Claxon, Devan Olinger is one of Pizza, Burger King, Arby’s,
Karen Zinkon, Dan Smith, 43 young ladies partici- Taco Bell, McDonalds, Pearl
Elise Erwin, and Kyla pating in the Middle
Valley Cheese, and Centre
Weaver. * School Girls Volleyball
Clinic at Kids America. Party Rental. *
Happy New Year!
Kids America Monthly Newsletter January 2007 Page 2
Collegiate Soccer Training Comes to KA Indoor Officials Course
Soccer players interested in collegiate Willie Merrick - Coach Merrick has played offered at Kids Amer-
level soccer training are invited to Kids the game of soccer at all levels. After one
America on Thursday nights from 6pm to
8pm this winter. Professional collegiate
year at the University of Rio
Grande, Merrick transferred
ica on January 14th
coaches will be at Kids America to offer to Marshall University in Kids America will be the site for a U.S.
players expert training, skills, and colle- Huntington, WVA and let- Indoor Soccer Officials Certification
giate drills. This level of training is also a tered in both Soccer and Course on Sunday, January 14th. The
great time for student-athletes to learn Football for the Thundering Herd. Merrick certification is a 3 to 4 hour class taught
more about playing the game after high also play professional soccer in Columbus, by Mark Dyrness from U.S. Indoor Soc-
school and pursuing a college degree. Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. cer. The class will begin at 10am in Kids
Coach Merrick will begin his America’s Austin Meeting Room. Tuition
Registration is $60.00 per player for all
3rd season at Ohio Dominican for the course is $50.00 per person. To
seven 2-hour training dates. A daily rate is
University in Columbus this RSVP for the class, contact Sue Renner at
also available at $15.00 per night. Training
fall. Prior to coming to ODU, Kids America at 740.622.6657.
is open to boys and girls ages U-12 to High
Merrick was the Men’s Soccer Coach at Tho-
mas Worthington High School in Columbus.
Collegiate Soccer Training Instructors:
Eric Nichols - Coach Nichols will be en-
tering his 4th year as Head Men’s Soccer
Recardo Warren - Coach Warren will be
entering his second year as a member of the
Coach at Ohio Dominican Men’s Soccer A Nutritional Program for Families
University in Columbus. Coaching Staff.
Nichols played his colle- Ricky is a native of Kids, Moms, & Dads, are invited to Get
giate soccer at The Ohio Kingston, Jamaica. As a player, Warren was Healthy - a nutritional program for fami-
State University from a member of the Jamaican U-20 Youth Na- lies meeting at Kids America on Thurs-
1988 to 1991. Nichols also tional Team and the Jamaican U-17 Youth day, January 18th from 6 to 8pm. The
played soccer profession- National Team. As a collegiate player, War- program will take place in the Austin
ally in the NPSL, USISL, and ren played for Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univer- Meeting Room.
A-League. Nichols is a na- sity. Warren played in 82 career matches for
tive of Kansas City, Mis- Joy Benjamin, LD and Alice Matheney,
the Cougars. While attending MVNU, the
souri. DIR will be the guest speakers.
Cougars posted a record of 58-26-4.
Paul Furey - Over the past 17 years, Furey The event is being sponsored by
Jarred Renner - Coach Renner will begin
has led the Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univer- his second year as an Assistant Coach with Coshocton County Memorial Hospital in
sity Men’s Soccer team to the most wins Mt. Vernon Nazarene University Men’s Soc- partnership with Kids America, Ridge-
and the best winning percentage of any cer Team wood Local Schools, Coshocton City
coach in the program's 27-year history. this fall. Schools, Hopewell Schools, River View
During Furey's tenure at MVNU, he has Renner is Local School District, Sacred Heart
received several the Goal- School, Coshocton City Health Depart-
honors. He was keeper ment, and the Coshocton County Health
named the Ohio Coach for the Cougars and also works with Department.
Collegiate Soccer the MVNU defensive unit. He was also a
Association NAIA member of the Cougar squad from 2001 to
For more information on Get Healthy,
Coach of the Year 2004. Renner is a graduate of River View children should contact their school
in 2000. In addition, he was selected to High School. nurse or visit www.kids-america.org/
coach the OCSA All-Star Team following GetHealthy.pdf
the 2000 season. Furey recorded his 200th
career victory on October 12, 2005, in a 3-0 Visit www.kids-america.org/
victory over Malone College. In college activities.html for registration
Furey lettered in both Soccer and Baseball
for four years at Miami Christian College in
information on any of the
Florida. activities taking place
at Kids America. 1600 Otsgeo Ave. P.O. Box 1177
Kids America, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Available online at www.kids-america.org/newsletter
Kids America Sports Complex
1600 Otsego Ave.
P.O. Box 1177
Coshocton, OH 43812 Kids America, Inc. Mission Statement
Phone: 740.622.6657 The mission of Kids America is to provide the essential services,
facilities, and programs necessary for the positive development
and well being of the Coshocton community.
Executive Director, Newsletter Editor The goal of Kids America is to:
• Give children from Coshocton County, and the surrounding
Activity Director, Membership Coordinator area, a quality indoor sports complex in which to play sports
email@example.com year-round, to maintain their fitness, improve their skills and
keep them constructively occupied.
Kids America Executive Board of Directors
Paul Bryant Dave Kridler Karen Brown • Provide adults of all ages with a quality fitness venue.
President Vice President Secretary
• Further enhance the quality of life in Coshocton County.
Julie Pepper Paul Prater Dan Truett
Treasurer Board Member Board Member
Board Member Kids America, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Get A Plan By Amy J. Duncan ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Have you ever finally mustered up tant thing is to keep moving forward. builders but is especially important for
the motivation to go to the gym only to women of all ages as it helps to
2.) Be Realistic about the Amount of
find that once you arrive you’re not strengthen bones and fight osteoporo-
Time You Will Be Able to Invest.
exactly sure what to do? You are not sis.
Start slowly if you are a beginner or
alone. Even the experienced fitness
beginning a new type of exercise. 4.) The Ten Percent Rule. Whether
enthusiast needs a plan. Having a plan
Jumping into an intense workout regi- you are a just starting a fitness program
increases your chances of reaching
ment as a beginner will only set you up or have been exercising regularly for
your goals in a safe and timely manner.
for burn-out. It has been shown time some time progress should be made in
So take fifteen minutes to put your plan
and again that gradual changes benefit 10% increments or less per week. Use
in writing. Kids America will now be
you in the long-run. this rule to establish a timeline for your
providing a file cabinet for you to store
your workout log. Not sure how to cre- 3.) Achieve Balance. Dedicate a por-
ate this plan? Here are a few tips for tion of your weekly workout time for If you still have questions about creat-
designing a workout program: cardiovascular endurance and ing a workout program contact one of
strength, resistance, and flexibility Kids America’s trainers or fitness in-
1.) Identify Short and Long Term training. Even though you may have a structors. And as always if you have a
Goals. Give yourself a time line to favorite area, remember that each of fitness question you would like an-
reach those goals. Re-evaluate this
these areas provides their own health swered feel free to email me at
time line on a regular basis. Be easy on
benefits. For example resistance or firstname.lastname@example.org. *
yourself regarding set-backs. Every-
strength training is not just for body
one hits bumps in the road. The impor-