Caught in the act of Serving :)
Carolina Homeschool Cougars Team manager, Amber Hilt, along with Radio Station Magic 89.9 was collecting homemade Valentines cards to take to area children's hospitals. Amber gathered our team together for a wonderful time of fellowship and giving of themselves to others. Here are the beautiful results from that day! Thank you, Amber, for making this happen!.
Front Royal Flames #STRONG Both Flames' JV Girls and JV Boys teams are supporting loved ones who are battling cancer and this season are wearing these special "shooter shirts" during game warm ups. #MaliaStrong - in support of a mom of 2 daughters on the JV Girls team (one is a player, one is an assistant coach). #RyansRoad - in support of a teenager struggling with leukemia whose brother is on the JV Boys team (and sister on the MS Girls team). No doubt these families and teams appreciate your prayers.
Austin Royals Our High School Boys & Girls took part and volunteered at the 19th Annual @rivercityyouth Merry Memories event this past Saturday. "We are proud of our Royals Families who helped make this event a great success! A big thank you to River City's founder, Mona Gonzales for allowing us to take part!"
DASCHE Spartans Basketball For the 3rd year in a row, DasCHE Spartans Basketball players and families took time to volunteer and help at Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. They were able to help pack and prepare shoeboxes of toys and gifts to send to children in need around the world. (courtesy Melissa Cannon )
Southwest Virginia Conquerors Alumni Coach Their Own... Salem resident Hannaleah Hoyt and her friend, Ellee Goad of Roanoke County, both 18, coached the Southwest Virginia Home School Conquerors for the 2016 season which ended Oct. 15, taking second place in the Regional Division JV Championships held at Dayspring School in Blacksburg. Both girls were Conquerors players themselves from the sixth grade until their recent graduations. The team lost so many 2016 seniors that they could not field a varsity team this year, and had an overabundance of JV level players, but no coaches. Hannaleah and Ellee, dedicated to the sport and their former team, rose to the challenge and offered to co-coach the team by themselves!
With a little initial hesitation on the part of some parents, the girls were endorsed and solidly supported through what became a JV Conquerors’ recordbreaking season. Their division record was 8-0; they fell only to Timberlake in the final match of the Regional Championship (25-16, 25-17). Both coaches are students at Virginia Western Community College. Ellee (with her sister Kaylee) also coached this season for Roanoke Catholic Middle School volleyball team. On days when Ellee would be late due to Roanoke Catholic obligations, Hannaleah managed on her own – no parents allowed in the gym.
Hattiesburg Forerunners Girls Soccer The girls soccer team served at Hawkins Elementary on Friday painting faces and leading games. The school said they could not have done it without them
Dallas Thunder (team profile...) BIG SERVE: 12/14ug girls serving at Oxford Glen / VB White and JV Girls serving at Equest / 10u boys and girls serving at The Walk Church and Sasche Park & Rec / 14ub White serving at FBC Parker / 14ub Blue serving at Pursuit Church
Baton Rouge Eagles Thank you Coach! Please join the Eagles in thanking Coach Jerald Hardy for his years of faithful service to homeschool families in their area! As you know, the Eagles continue to be active with basketball and track teams, but this year interest in football and baseball was short of what is necessary to field teams. Jerald wrote a very graceful letter to me over the weekend in which he asked to be relieved of his role(s) and responsibilities with the Baton Rouge Homeschool Eagles. He expressed a desire to redirect his time and attention going forward to other aspects of life which have taken a back seat to the responsibilities of coaching.
For everything there is a season.
God has been very faithful to each of our families in providing opportunities for our children to participate in team sports with other likeminded homeschoolers. Because of the initiative and faithfulness of volunteer coaches like Jerald, and the enthusiastic participation of parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents, our kids have been blessed. Today many have moved on into adulthood with fond memories of their experiences as Homeschool Eagles athletes. I know because my son is one.
Thank you Coach Jerald. Well done! Mission accomplished.
New Orleans Home School Saints football team caught in the act of serving to gut a house in Baton Rouge
KASH Lady Eagles Volleyball caught in the act of serving after tornado hits. (video)
A tribute from the Owosso FALCONS basketball teams to THE BEST COACH EVER!!!! 12 years of service to first and foremost Christ our Lord and Savior and to these boys!!
Members of the Gulf Coast Heat baseball team took time to help out the Miracle League in Sarasota, Florida.
At the peak of national competition - on the day of the important semi finals - the East Coast Homeschool Basketball Championships always "shuts down" for a few hours to bring everything and everyone into focus. This year we were all challenged, committed and concentrated on knowing HIM by keynote speaker Madison Cawthorn followed by Coach Ray Vasser of the DMI Defenders who spoke to the Class of 2016.
This event is the hallmark of the ECHBC!
Dallas Thunder Varsity Boys still serving at the Terrell Police Department
HSAA Football (Texas) The Middle School team was a POWERHOUSE this season!!!! They had a 5-3-1 record, And most importantly they're a brotherhood so score never matters!!
Varsity was outscored at all their games all season on the field BUT THEY ARE UNDEFEATED! Never in our lives have we watched a group of high school boys persevere through challenge after challenge, encouraging one another all along the way! This group of young men WILL accomplish so much in life!!! How do we know? Because their character has grown much with all they've faced, but they never wavered in their faith or their task at hand. It has been an honor to witness it all. We are incredibly proud to lead these 36 boys and all the coaches who create this environment on the field!
~ Commissioners Monica & Kevin Wisel
Hornets Soccer Through this season we have prayed for the Good the Bad and the Ugly. Prayer for Team and Club success. Prayer for the struggles on and off the pitch. Prayers for the sick and injured. The focus reached beyond our roster to our Coaches, Club, Club families, competitors, referees and fans. Working to understand that building those around you is key in building yourself to reach individual success is a gift for a lifetime. We hope and pray that you all share in this focus, come alongside us, to guide, lead and be fed. Although we have seen many soccer successes along the way, we pray to continue to leave a larger focus on what is important as our players strive daily for a lifetime to be successful at play, work, family and beyond. We look forward to Nationals and another blessed time together.
Indianapolis Crimson Knights Cheerleading The Crimson Knights Cheerleaders donated and packaged snack bags for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis. Each bag contains a handwritten notecard with a bible verse and encouraging words for the precious children receiving care at Riley Children's Hospital. Thank you for letting us be your hands and feet, Jesus
Northern Virginia Centurions
Amazing Kayla Bratcher of the #KCEastLions varsity volleyball team. This morning Kayla ran a half marathon, then came to the gym to play a quad with her volleyball team. She is an amazing young lady! We have some great athletes in the homeschool world. (story from Van A. Stahr )
From Lubbock Titans The Titans showed up BIG time tonight at Lubbock Impact! Athletes & their families from each of our teams came out to serve. They prepared and served a meal for 200+ guests, donated and gave out 150+ bags of shampoo & conditioner, and helped sort items for the clothes closet.
From Lighthouse Christian Chargers: Homeschool running back uses football for higher purpose
story from Springfield News-Leader
Ben Friend may be the best high school running back Springfield hasn’t heard of.
That’s because Friend is the feature back on the Lighthouse Christian Chargers, a team of homeschooled students who practice on a patch of cut prairie grass off of North Farm Road 123 and play their games in borrowed stadiums.
If you think homeschool football isn’t the real deal, think again. The Chargers play against Missouri public schools such as Knob Noster, Class 1 No. 9 Cass-Midway and Butler. Friday night at Parkview’s JFK Stadium, Friend and the Chargers host Sherwood, a public high school in Creighton.
full story... From Eastern Shore Bucks: You'd never guess this photo was taken after a loss. What makes a team is not level of play but the level of relationships! 3 months ago some of these guys had never met, now the bond is strong
From Indy Silver Lightning: Great sportsmanship tonight!
From Columbus Crusaders (OH):
(credit: Ben Sam)
From PAC Panthers (SC): Unchained Faith! (photo courtesy Tonya Babb Rowe)
From PAC Panthers (SC): William Lawyer and Austin Tfa Coates injured 6-8 weeks and still show up for practice and continue to help out for the "betterment" of the team! (photo courtesy Tonya Babb Rowe)
From Columbus Crusaders in Ohio: Thank you Crusaders Coaches for your focus! (photo courtesy Kirby Hsu)
From HSAA in Dallas: God is ALWAYS in the details!!! After replacing helmets for VARSITY (through a miracle), we were able to add NEW VARSITY SHOULDER PADS!!! This was definitely another GOD thing!
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