Good story, nice reporting.
Nice reporting. Good job.
Thanks for your comments. I disagree with your comments that USA is the worst run. You are basing you comments on your opinion with out going out and researching your facts. I have heard many horror stories from parents about other leagues. They are thankful for what we provide. Every season, I tell parents that we give more power to the parents to run their teams. I also tell them that their experience is going to be based on the effort they put in. USA is one of the more flexible and understanding organizations to parents. Also one of the most affordable. We do not hire coaches or ask for coach fees. We want families to participate.
In the short time that USA has been in existence, we have done great things for many kids and families. You are concentrating on the 0.01% of the league. the other 99.99% is very positive.
We have been working with some schools by offering sports clinics
We have build a relationship and support with U of A Women's soccer and basketball.
We encourage kids to do well in school.
We offer scholarships for low income families. (about 30% are low income in our league)
We hire youth and USA alumni to help with running games and setting up for game days.
We offer soccer camps during the summer
We helped Joe Blair in providing players to participate in one of his basketball camps.
We recently sent 9 youth referees to get their certification in soccer.
We are offering a chance for coaches to get trained at no cost for soccer through AYSA.
We teamed with City of Tucson Parks and Rec and sponsored a hot shot competition in basketball.
etc... I can keep going.
Each site is designed to be similar - baseball, soccer and Flag football are all done at each site and is designed for parents to be able to be at 1 place and allow their kids to participate. On the baseball field, tball plays first, then coach pitch then kids pitch.
In soccer, 3-4 yr olds have their own field, 5-6 yr olds have their own field and 7-8 Yr olds and 9-10 year olds have their own fields. We use the dimensions that pcjsl uses in club soccer. 11-13 year olds will either have their own field or will wait til field opens up after the little kids play - this is dependent on our parks permit. Flag football has their own field, we also, like baseball, start the younger kids first.
Unfortunately, Basketball gyms are at a premium in this town. City of Tucson Parks & Rec Gyms are so overused, a program like ours has a hard time to find play time. I'm my opinion, we, the community needs to help find more money to build gyms for our Youth. We now have the Sporting Chance Center, which has 5 basketball courts and is a top notch facility located in NW part of Tucson, but it is not enough for this town. We need to more courts in South Tucson, East Tucson and Sahuarita.
Contrary to your opinion, I do not run it all by myself, I have many people help. I have over 30 referees we contract. Gym costs are very high compared to the other sports. I do have many volunteers that are helping me, and I have been trying delegate. But as you know, when you delegate, there is always a learning curve.
Yes it is a lot for 1 person, fortunately we have many parents that volunteer to help out. We are always looking for volunteers and sponsors. I would like to ask the community, if you would like to become part of a our organization, please contact me directly by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to thank Tucson Parks & Rec, Pima County Natural Resourses, TUSD, Vail school District, Sunnyside School District, Sahurarita School Districtt, Faith Lutheran Church, Aardvark Printing, Awards to go, all the charter schools, Sporting Chance Center, U of A rec Center and all the vendors, sponsors, volunteers and staff for all you do to help me run USA youth sports.
President of USA Youth Sports, A Charitable Non Profit 501 c3 organization
The best multi-sports youth league in Pima County
Right from Wikipedia
Tale may refer to:
Cautionary tale, a traditional story told in folklore, to warn its hearer of a danger
Fable, a brief story, which illustrates a moral lesson and which features animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature which are anthropomorphised
Fairy tale, a fictional story that usually features folkloric characters (such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, witches, giants, and talking animals) and enchantments
Folk tale, a story passed-down within a particular population, which comprises the traditions of that culture or group.
Frame tale, whereby the main story is composed, at least in part, for the purpose of organizing a set of shorter stories.
Old wives' tale, a wisdom much like an urban legend, supposedly passed down by old wives to a younger generation
Tall tale, a story that tries to explain the reason for some natural phenomenon
Urban legend, a modern folk tale consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them
I'm waiting for the SisterApp to come out.
There are still people who don't know that they are on camera the whole time they are in a Circle K?
Tsk, no street smarts.
There is a long tradition of ignoring student complaints at PCC. Under the guise of academic freedom instructors can do pretty much what they please. Fortunately, most of them do a fine job. What is frustrating is the few who receive complaints and cannot get administrative attention to at least examine the issue. This is administrative malfeasance in my opinion. How hard is it to have both parties sit together with an administrator and discuss the difference of opinion and examine the evidence?
Ah yes, Frank, the ubiquitous Loyalty Oath required of all educators in this state. I have signed so many! And every time I engage in a public meeting I am required to Pledge Allegiance to the Flag, sometimes three times in a single day. Apparently loyalty and allegiance are in short supply and must be frequently and constantly reaffirmed, especially by those paid by the government in any fashion. And even when they aren't paid, but are performing government services. Isn't that just a bit silly? Just about as silly as the FB folks who rant about the Pledge in schools, even though every day of my 30 year K12 teaching career we recited it.
Only those who believe the only important purpose for a woman is to bear children, whether she wants to or not, are against both abortion and birth control. We have quite a history in this country of those who believe this way. Most of them are men, or want women to be subservient and dependent on men.
Certainly what Cathi Herrod does is wrong. She advocates the overthrow of the United States, and its Constitution, and wishes to supplant it with her own view of fundamentalistic Protestant religion. Her hatred of anyone not white, and heterosexual, and her belief that only she and her friends should share in this vast new "Christian country" indicate she is a force trying to tear down the fabric of the entire country. That the Arizona legislature always goes along with her poison pen is a mockery of the constitution. It is not representative, because the "silent majority" of Arizonans do not support this radical viewpoint.
Alessandra, I wasn't aware that swingers had "deformed sexual agendas," I just thought that they were simply loving their neighbors.
What a sweet family!
MMH: That would fall under "Best Radio Personality" for us, but yes, there should probably be a clearer distinction between "person who actually selects music" and "person who makes dumb jokes about boobs on a morning show."
OK...ONCE AGAIN PEOPLE, I shall ask one more tome...This slimy bastard has gotten aanyway one time too many? Read. Educate. Love & Sign.
Since we are lucky enough in Tucson to actually have DJs that bring their knowledge and love of music to the airways, why don't we have a category for best DJ? The bests in the media category for radio now sound like best corporate computer generated schlock e.g. best blabbermouth. Why not have a category that reflects Tucson's eclectic tendencies? I for example would vote for Pepe who curates the best Latin music show on air Wednesdays at 6pm on 91.3 KXCI.
Well, the article and reports say it was a Sheriff's Deputy that was person walking up the driveway when Mrs. Williams fired the warning shot. We are just going to disagree on this issue. I do not like her sentencing, but I agree with her being charged for aggravated assault.
Juan. Yes, I support law enforcement. I really hope you do not have any children. We already have too many of the younger generation not respecting law enforcement.
Eric: He's had it for awhile, but thanks for the kind words!
Thank you Jason for the article. The Tucson group is a fun group and very dedicated.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHUfHNEZDPc
want civil? buy a dog teabilly asshole and get a shirt with sleeves, your armpits smell like campbells chicken noodle soup. you're so 'PC'
mike is a pig lover.
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