Sports

 

Amateur Sports: Big Five Coaches Like On Court Skills and Off Court Character

Amateur Sports: Big Five Coaches Like On Court Skills and Off Court Character

The Big Five college basketball teams in Philadelphia – Temple, St. Joseph’s, La Salle, Pennsylvania and Villanova – each have their own strategies for how they go about evaluating a player’s talent and how to attract them to their school. It’s up to the players to decide if one of these schools fits them better than any other […]

 

Amateur Sports: Sports Groups are Important for Mental Health

Amateur Sports: Sports Groups are Important for Mental Health

The physical benefits of sports and exercise have long been established. Staying active can help fight disease, improve your immune system and show better character traits to help you develop as a person. But what about the mental health side of sports? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common […]

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Amateur Sports: Where People Run Around On Broomsticks and Peg People with Dodgeballs

Amateur Sports: Where People Run Around On Broomsticks and Peg People with Dodgeballs

The name of the game is quidditch. Based off J.K. Rowling’s fantasy literature series Harry Potter, United States Qudditch was founded in 2010. Quidditch is a co-ed contact sport that is a mixture of dodgeball, flag football and rugby. There are seven athletes on the field for each team at all times, and players must […]

 

Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

Fishtown: ZogSportsPHL Giving Back to Charity Through Amateur Sports

On the Morning of 9/11, Robert Herzog was on his way to work. His office building was located on the 96th floor of World Trade Center One (North Tower). That morning, he did things he didn’t usually do. He hit the snooze button twice. He usually took an express train but took a different one […]

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Germantown: Officer Ernest Pollard Helps Keep Inner City Youth Off the Streets

Germantown: Officer Ernest Pollard Helps Keep Inner City Youth Off the Streets

Those around him have often recognized Officer Ernest Pollard (above) for his dedication and desire to help others inside of the Goldie Paley PAL Center, as well as on the streets of Philadelphia … and on the basketball court. The Paley PAL Center, located on Germantown Avenue, is where Pollard spends much of his time during the […]

 

Haddington: Eyekonz Sports League Takes A Trip Out Of The City

Haddington: Eyekonz Sports League Takes A Trip Out Of The City

A kickstand jammed its way into a windblown patch of grass at the top of a hill on Radnor High School’s campus. Black rotating tires on a three-wheeled stroller stopped spinning as a small baby was hoisted from the seat and cradled in the arms of Aminta Ghilyard. Ghilyard, the assistant coach with Eyekonz Sports […]

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North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

Malik Tape, 27, is currently the sports director for the Columbia North YMCA, located at 1400 North Broad St. Tape runs a city wide program called Get Hype Philly! that promotes children’s health and development. He’s doing everything he can to give back to the city of Philadelphia. How did you get your start in the […]

 

Graduate Hospital Area: Philadelphia Youth Organization Helping Kids Through Sports and Education

Graduate Hospital Area: Philadelphia Youth Organization Helping Kids Through Sports and Education

The goal of the Philadelphia Youth Organization is to help educate kids in academics and athletics. The organization was founded in 1989 and is based at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater streets. The PYO has given children alternatives to life on the streets. The programs include baseball, basketball, and soccer. New baseball programs are being […]

 

North Philadelphia: Funding a Philadelphia Blackhawks “Dynasty”

North Philadelphia: Funding a Philadelphia Blackhawks “Dynasty”

When the season for the Philadelphia Blackhawks begins, the team is never certain whether its budget revenue will get it through the year. The Blackhawks, a Pee Wee youth football organization at 11th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, collects the majority of its budget from sponsors across the city. There is about $30,000 collected from entry fees for players each […]

 

North Philadelphia: “Don Father” Gets Job Done for Philadelphia Blackhawks Youth Football Team

North Philadelphia: “Don Father” Gets Job Done for Philadelphia Blackhawks Youth Football Team

After playing for the Frankford Chargers as a child, Don Richardson thought his son would follow in his footsteps. But when Eric Richardson wanted to play football in 1999, he had a different team in mind. Instead of the team his father played on, Eric wanted to join the Philadelphia Blackhawks, a youth football team […]