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Rob Costlow

Hello eteamz Fans,

My prayers and thoughts are with the U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq. What a sight it was to see the statue of Saddam being torn down. I'm proud of the incredible performance and dedication of our Armed Forces. May complete victory and a safe journey home be near.

Congrats to Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orangemen, 2003 NCAA Champions! As a serious Indiana Hoosiers fan, I was cheering for the Orangemen. I'll never forget the exciting 1987 championship game between Indiana and Syracuse. Just about as exciting as Monday night's game.

I bet Kansas is already back in the gym practicing their free throws. Do you think the missed free throws were from pressure or from being unprepared? Will Carmelo Anthony be sticking around all four years? I'm sure the scouts are on him in full force. Voice your opinion on the basketball discussion board.

Be sure to check out the Template Design Contest below. Show us how you think the PLUS sites should appear and function.

 
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  • What's New?
  • Be Your Own Ad Firm
  • Clean Up Your Team
  • 101 with Ericha
  • Soccer Online Registration Sale
  • Got Post March Madness Blues?
  • epointz Winners
  • Live from the Red Carpet
  • Gold Rush in Baltimore!
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    Site Updates

    Ad Options - If you have eteamz PLUS with Ad Options, the eteamz logo and links are now removed from the top of the page. This makes a cleaner look and feel to your site. This was a result of your feedback and suggestions. Enjoy!

    Template Design Contest - We've received a ton of requests from eteamz community members suggesting new looks for the eteamz PLUS web sites. So, we designed a contest just for you. There won't be a new look without you. Click here for details!

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    PLUS Feature Raises Money!

    Do you have the PLUS Ad Options feature on your site? If you don't, think twice. Many eteamz members have found it to be a great resource to raise money.

    For example, banner ad space can be offered to your local sponsors or companies interested in reaching your site visitors.

    Another effective way to use the Ad Options is to offer your team or league parents ad placement to congratulate or wish their child well on their birthday or in the next game. See example banner below.


    Check the "Add a Banner" link in the Web Site Help section of your Admin. You can create banners easily through many free or low priced banner maker products.

    Get Ad Options within the PLUS folder of your web site Admin. Save 10% with the coupon code: NSZW78

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    eteamz Special Offer Clean up with FREE Product Samples from Sun & Earth

    If you are affiliated with a Soccer team or league in the North Eastern U.S., Sun & Earth wants to give you FREE product samples for your participants. Click on the link below to find out more and register!

    www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1043186

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    101 with Ericha 101 with Ericha

    Happy April! I'm beginning to wonder if spring will ever truly arrive. It's snowing here in the North East. I feel bad for all you coaches that are playing outdoor sports. Click here to check out a Fastpitch Board discussion for some great ideas in bad weather.

    Below are some of the top site related questions we've received during the last month:

    How do I change my email address?

    I'm a League site Admin. How do I limit access to my team sub-sites?
    When assigning Team Admins you will see a list of Admin Access settings (click the edit icon to the right of the Admin name after assigning). These settings apply to the specific Team sub-site. Remove the check mark in the boxes that you do not want the Admin to access. Keep in mind that some of the folders are shared between the main League site and Team sub-sites.

    The shared folders are:
    Locations
    People
    Members
    Schedules (they have access to games, etc. in which their team plays)
    Seasons
    Teams
    Uploads


    As an example, if you don't want the Team Admin to have access to the Files section, you can keep Uploads checked (so they still have access to Images), but uncheck Files. You may want to send this list to your Team Admins so they know that some things they remove/edit affect the whole league.

    How do I compress images and sounds (reducing the file, so it takes less time to download)?
    Here are a couple links to some compression applications:

    www.spinwave.com/crunchers.html
    www.webattack.com/freeware/gmm/fwgcomp.shtm

    There are so many great sites out there; it was hard narrowing it down. Here are a few cool sites I came across:

    www.eteamz.com/thoroldlegionbaseball
    www.eteamz.com/bfhssoftball (check out the 'Think About It' section)
    www.eteamz.com/surfsoftball (Happy Easter, everyone!)
    www.eteamz.com/widistrict6
    www.eteamz.com/bamaslammers (that trophy is almost as big as the girls!)

    Look out...your site may be next.

    I received quite a few emails regarding images, and where to find them. A great resource is www.google.com. You can type in key words in the search field such as 'baseball gifs', 'animated soccer jpgs', and so on.

    If you have any suggestions for the next newsletter, send an email to: erichastips@eteamz.com.

    We really appreciate your business. It is because of your support that our business continues to grow and we are able to provide you with new tools, features and support.

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    Featured Online Registration Clients Click to visit active.com Stop the waiting in line! Collect team and player fees online!
  • AYSO Region 59
  • Boca Raton Youth Soccer League
  • Lincroft Soccer Club
  • Conestoga Valley 3v3 Soccer Shootout
  • Coconut Creek Soccer
  • Soccer Online Registration Sale!
    Visit www.eteamz.com/soccer/registration for details.
     

    Camps and Clinics
    No more college hoops on the tube!? No problem. We've got all the hoops you need. Choose one of the great basketball camps below and register online.

    Arizona M Bball | Stanford M Bball | Cal M Bball | Utah M Bball | Arizona W Bball | USD M & W Bball Louisville W Bball | Cincinatti W Bball | Cal W Bball | Duke W Bball | Carolina W Bball
    South Carolina W Bball | Kansas W Bball | CSUMB M Bball | Pete Newell Tall Women's Bball Camp
    IMG Basketball Academy | Divac & Stojakavic Basketball Camp | Kenny Smith Carolina Bball Camp


    Featured Specialty Camp
    Lifeletics Baseball Academy is a high quality summer camp with a maximum coach to athlete ratio of 6:1, and an official member of the USA Baseball Athlete Development Program. Bringing "Life" and "Athletics" together, Lifeletics provides a unique format combining the benefits of an instructional lesson in hitting, pitching and fielding along with the traditional station-to-station camp format.

    Lifeletics Summer Baseball Academy - Fountain Valley Camp
    Lifeletics Summer Baseball Camp - South Orange County

    Search for a different camp or find out more about Online Registration at www.activeteamsports.com/camps.

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    epointz
    Want a shot at some cash just for telling a few friends about your site? Get your fellow team and league members involved today!
      Top Team Winners - March 2003
    1. Strikers All-Stars - 175060 pts.
    2. Cape Ann Bubba Ball - 50077 pts.
    3. Diamond Peak Ski & Snowboard Team - 26616 pts.
      Top League Winners - March 2003
    1. Sharon Springs Youth Football Association - 122418 pts.
    2. Raritan Valley National Adult Baseball Association - 55322 pts.
    3. SALSA Baseball - 34626 pts.
    Visit www.eteamz.com/epointz for details on how to participate and qualify for your shot at some big bucks.

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    Spotlight Sites
    How do they do it? Where do they get the time? Well, it's not as hard as it looks. Below are a few of our site building stars that can provide some inspiration and ideas for both new and long time eteamz users.

    Congrats to the April 2003 Spotlight winners! Be sure to stop by their guestbooks or message boards.

    RRHS Dragonettes
    CASL Lightning
    Mesquite Panthers
    Texas Deja Vu Softball
    Vista American Little League
    Hiram Cannons
    Virginia Cheer Velocity
    Blackhawk Lady Cougar Basketball
    Smithville Warriors
    TC Williams Ice Hockey

    If you think your site deserves to be in the spotlight, sign up today at www.eteamz.com/company/sites/spotlight!

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    The Springfield Fire eteamz All-Stars Winner
    Baltimore Bays Gold
    www.eteamz.com/bfcfuego


    The Baltimore Bays Gold Under-10 Girls soccer team captured the National Indoor Soccer Championship in competition against fifteen other teams from across the country on February 8 and 9 at the Soccer First arena in Dublin, Ohio. Maurice Boylan, Girls Varsity Coach at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland, coaches the nine, ten, and fourteen-year-old girls teams.

    Playing a total of six games in two days (with a 6:00 a.m. game time each morning, requiring a 4:30 a.m. wake-up time), they competed in the final game against last year's Under-9 Champions, the Michigan Gators, beating the Gators 2-1 in sudden death, '3 vs. 3' overtime.

    The girls, who have been playing together since 1999, received medals marking the accomplishment. The team plays together eleven months of the year, taking off only for the month of July when their coach vacations.

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    Everyone feel free to chat about the Gold or any related topic on the Soccer message boards.

    Send me a photo and description of your team, league or individual all-star. I'm looking for all-stars to highlight in upcoming newsletters. If I choose your team, league or individual all-star, I'll publish your information in the newsletter and give your web site eteamz PLUS free for a year.

    Send your photo, description and web site address to all-stars@eteamz.com.

    I wish you all fun and safe competition this spring. Be sure to practice good sportsmanship. I encourage you to find one flaw that you can improve.

    Until next time...

    Rob Costlow
    Community Manager
    Active Team Sports
    www.activeteamsports.com
     

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