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Back to School/Sports - Tax Free Weekend Discounts

    

CYC partners Sports Authority and Dick's Sporting Goods are offering 20% off coupons for the Tax Free Weekend, August 7-9.  Not only do they have all the sporting goods you will need for CYC volleyball and soccer, but you can also find some good back to school deals on items in the stores.  These coupons are good for stores throughout the St. Louis area.  Print one coupon, print both and save yourself some money on good deals and no taxes.

Dick's Sporting Goods Coupon            Sports Authority Coupon

Coach It Right Soccer Clinics - FREE

           

FREE Coach It Right Soccer Clinics will be held this August.  This is a great clinic for both new and experienced coaches.  It is geared to teaching youth soccer coaches how to make practices fun and encourage your players.  The trainer is St. Louis Soccer Hall of Famer, Denny Vaninger.  Clinics will be held:

  • Thursday, August 13, 7-10pm at Ursuline Academy (341 S. Sappington Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122
  • Thursday, August 27, 7-10pm at Holy Spirit Parish (3130 Parkwood Ln., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Although the clinic is free, registration is required, and space is limited.  CLICK HERE to register.  Many CYC coaches attended last year, and most rated the clinic excellent!

More Playoff Baseball & Softball RAS

Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS) were seen in a number of ways with the Summerball Playoffs.

  • Two Incarnate Word 6th grade Open softball teams were on a collision course to play in the Championship final game.  Coaches Dan Walsh and Bill Snyders got together to discuss the situation.  It is impressive that two teams fromt he same school made it all the way to the Archdiocesan Championship game.  They decided that accomplishment should be celebrated.  They also know that the players on both teams are good friends, not only in school but outside of school too.  Plus these two teams often practice together.  The decided the best solution was to go ahead and play the game, but declare the teams co-champs!  Which they did.  Who won the game you might be wondering...both teams!

                                          

  • Zach Spalding - 6th grade baseball player for Queen of All Saints was also recognized for his sportsmanship and determination during their Archdiocesan Championship game against SMMA.  For those old enough to remember former major league pitcher Jim Abbott, Zach was a flashback to him when he pitched.  He is a left handed pitcher who holds his glove in his right arm when he pitches.  As soon as he releases the pitch, he puts the glove on his left hand and is ready to field his posiiton.  Which he did once during his two strong innings of work on the mound.  Congratuations to Zach for being an inspiration to all who watched the game.
  • There are many CYC volunteers who do tons of work behind the scenes and are never recognized for their hard work.  The volunteers are the ones that make all the games possible.  They are the backbone of the CYC organization.  The CYC would like to recognize Mark Bozich, grounds keeper at Queen of All Saints for his (and his crew's) hours of work they did on the baseball field to get it ready to play after 3 inches of rain on Sunday morning.  Behind the scenes Sportsmanship!

A reminder to all coaches, parents, officials, players and fans to keep a lookout for any Random Act of Sportsmanship you might see at your games.  Just email buzzswanston@archstl.org with a brief explanation of the act(s) and we will recognize those acts.  Because we want to encourage all CYC participants to always practice Sportsmanship.  Good Sportsmanship makes Great Sports!

GRAND OPENING of a Sports Authority in Ellisville!

Try these deals and save some money when you go to purchase your sports equipment for your next CYC Sports season! CLICK HERE for details

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