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FVSU Coach Takes Coaching to the Next Level

FVSU Coach Takes Coaching to the Next Level

 

Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach Ellakisha O’Kelley took her coaching knowledge to another level when she completed the USA Track & Field (USATF) Coaching Education Level 2 Program on July 16, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Held on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology, the five-day course provided coaches with a more advanced, in-depth knowledge in one event group of their choosing. O’Kelley received her Level 2 Certification in the sprints, hurdles, and relays grouping.

Course instruction was divided into two segments: sports science concepts and training principles. According to O’Kelley, “Both segments were extremely informative.  The sports science instruction enhanced my understanding of sports psychology, pedagogy and sports medicine and the training principles session clarified my approach to student-athlete training in my chosen areas.” 

FVSU Basketball to Host Free Camp

 

On Saturday, July 16, 2011 the Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Basketball Program will host a free basketball camp for children ages 9 – 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Health & Physical Education Complex on the FVSU campus. 

That's according to a FVSU news release.

The camp will feature instruction from legendary FVSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Lonnie Bartley and high school coaches from the surrounding area.  Both women and men players from the FVSU Basketball Program will assist in the teaching of basketball fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, passing, offensive and defensive positioning, and basketball strategies.

Middle GA Fencers Finish Season in Good Form

Middle GA Fencers Finish Season in Good Form

Fencers from the Middle Georgia area wrapped up the season with a flurry of tournaments during the last 2 weekends in June.

The Middle Georgia Schools Fencing Association completed its inaugural season with its championship held in Warner Robins Georgia.  High school and middle school students from the Middle Georgia area competed in the mixed individual foil competition.  The competition was limited to foil as it was the only event class authorized for the MGSFA’s inaugural season.  According to MGSFA Executive Director, James Taylor “I am hoping more schools in the area will see the advantages of fencing for their students academically and physically. As the association membership grows to include other schools in the Middle Georgia, we will add epee and sabre events, accordingly, as interest grows.  Each school can select which event classes they want their students to be involved in.  Hopefully that will be all three.”

Crawford Co. Girls Win Second Place

Crawford Co. Girls Win Second Place

At the Dixie Belles State Tournament in Dalton

These girls won second place.

Things to do in (Middle) Georgia this Summer, Part V

Things to do in (Middle) Georgia this Summer, Part V

Things to do in Middle Georgia this Summer, Part V

After the adrenaline rush of Part IV, this installment slows things back down a tad so the entire family can jump in and have fun. As always, these venues are within a short driving distance from middle Georgia so pack up the kids for a day trip and have more fun while summer lasts.

Things to do in Middle Georgia this Summer, Part IV

Things to do in Middle Georgia this Summer, Part IV

Things to do in Middle Georgia this Summer, Part IV

This installment picks up the pace a little and was created with adrenaline junkies in mind. If you have nerves of steel or just like to have some serious fun, both parents and kids alike will find something they enjoy on this list. All events/venues are within 2.5 hours of middle Georgia so there's no excuse not to make a day of it while summer is still here.

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