Athletics

Crossfit August Kid of the Month, Wyatt Combs

“Cross training is imperative in the development of the youth athlete, particularly at the elite level.  Their muscle groups and coordination are increasing at a rapid pace particularly during the pre-pubertal/pubertal years as the body is entering its final growth stages progressively into young adulthood.  Strengthening the core is a solid base to build a foundation on, while building the …

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Teen Boys Teach Leadership Through Hockey

Austin Hopkins & Ben Mapp are learning the significance of leadership this summer as volunteer Hockey coaches at the Tri-City branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix.  Both boys are former players who wish to share their knowledge of the sport and stress the importance of teamwork and having fun. Q: What is your favorite thing about …

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Freedom Academy’s, Max Rabin, Talks Fencing

 Tell us about your journey so as a fencer. My aunt is a Sport Psychologist who works with a lot of college  Fencers. She told me that with my personality and sport sense that fencing would be a perfect fit for me.    How old were you when you started? Where do you see your future as far as fencing …

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Ben Heward, New Way Academy Junior, Talks Sports and School

How long have you been attending NWA? What do you like most about your school? 3.5 years, I started in the middle of my 8th grade year. I like that New Way has a transition program that gives me the opportunity to attend College in my senior year of High School.   How tall are you? What are some of …

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BMX Racer, Addison Henny, Talks About School

What do you think makes you a great kid? I get straight A’s and I listen to my parents and my teacher. What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject is Social Studies.  I really like learning about the Vikings. What is the best thing about Hillcrest Academy? My class is small so my teacher gets to spend …

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Club Member of The Month, Jazmin Cantley

Jazmin Cantley is an energetic, spunky member of the Woodrow C. Scoutten/Tolleson Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. She’s a talented athlete who keeps the Club staff and members smiling whenever she’s around. How long have you been coming to the Club? I started coming here when I was eight, so about six years. What are some …

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Cyler Wins Gold Medal in Special Olympics Skills Challenge

How did you feel when you won the gold medal for basketball? I felt happy and excited! I did a really good job. Is this the first time you have won a medal? No I recently won a medal in another basketball competition. How did you become to know so much about basketball? I watch a lot of games and …

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New Way Academy’s Soccer Team

In its second year, New Way Academy has already seen improvements from the first.  They have moved to a new campus that has a soccer field and practices are drastically different.  Practices can now include full blown scrimmages, more meaningful drills as well as spatial awareness.  The team consists of 17-19 players and they are improving every day…positivity is the …

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Arcadia H.S. Lacrosse Team Brings Sense of Community to Arcadia

Arcadia HS is home to both the Arcadia Titans Lacrosse Team and the youth Phoenix Lacrosse Club. In their inaugural year, the Phoenix Lacrosse Club team won the A.Y.L.L. (Arizona Youth Lacrosse League) Division 1 Junior High State Championship in April! The majority of the players attend one of the Arcadia neighborhood schools including Hopi, ANLC, Ingleside, Christ Lutheran, St. Theresa, and Veritas. The high school and youth teams shared …

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Zona Crossfit Student of The Month, Cooper Parson

CrossFit Full Strength is the premier CrossFit in Central Phoenix.  By being one of the oldest CrossFit gyms in Phoenix, we have created a one of a kind facility that offers CrossFit, USA Weightlifting and Barbell Club, Yoga, and a lot more.  We are a one stop shop for any level looking to get involved in the CrossFit Community. Here is what …

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