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Hello eteamz fans,

A happy August to all of you. I'm sure many of you are preparing to pick up the pace as you head back to school and start your fall sports season. Very exciting.

Active is cutting my chain loose and sending me away from my computer. We hoo! I'm heading out to the Little League World Series, which is August 15-24. If you plan to attend, be sure to stop by the Little League Network trailer. Check out for updates on the series.

On another note...almost a year ago I began eating a PowerBar and banana for breakfast on a regular basis. Before that, I never really ate breakfast. Of course I stuck to my vice, Diet Coke, but that was about it. Since I've started my new habit, my metabolism and overall fitness level have never been better (with regular exercise).

What am I getting at, you ask? Well, I think PowerBar has a truly great product and they want to get the eteamz community involved. The PowerBar team has come out with a new product called Energy Bites. They are currently inviting all eteamz basketball and football teams to take a shot at becoming one of their brand ambassadors. If those are one of your sports, I encourage you to check out more information at

Be sure to check out the new eteamz Snap Shotz program below. Send in favorite pics from your team or league for possible publication on

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  • What's Up?
  • Send Us Your Snap Shotz
  • 101 with Ericha
  • Join the PowerBar Energy Bites Crew
  • Too Tackle or Not to Tackle?
  • Featured Registration Customers
  • epointz Winners
  • Spotlight Sites
  • 12 Little Big Indians

    NFL Punt Pass & Kick competitions & NFL Flag Fall Leagues are starting up soon! Use the PPK Finder or the NFL Flag Finder to locate a league or competition in your neighborhood!

    Find out more about NFL Youth Football by visiting our web site at!
    eteamz Updates

    eScoutz Coming Soon - By popular demand eteamz is launching a new online community for Scouting. We're referring to the camping kind of Scouting, not recruiting. There is a very large worldwide Scouting community, which will soon have all the great services and features currently available for participatory sports through

    If you're involved in Scouting, check out later this month. Please tell your fellow Scout leaders about the new community so they can get a Scout web site for their troop or pack.

    Site Templates - PLUS members may now choose a new look for your site. We have launched the first of several new upcoming site templates. Go to the Site Templates section of the Admin Display folder and choose Modern PLUS to get the new template. Click here to check out a sample.

    TB Pro - With this downloadable software, you can easily build tournament brackets and pools. To purchase, go to and type Tournament Builder in the quick search box.

    • See, edit, update, post and print brackets for up to 128 teams in single or double elimination and consolation play, plus up to 512 teams for pool play.

    • Post tournament files directly to the News section/home page of your web site for everyone involved in your event to see. Visitors can check out schedules, standings, and results with just a few clicks of the mouse.

    • Print single sheet handouts and wall-sized bracket posters, as well as a wide variety of tournament forms.
    Congrats to the Giants - June eteamz All-Stars winners, the Alabama Giants, placed 2nd at the 2003 USSSA World Series! They faced some of the best teams they had seen all year. Way to go!

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    Send Us Your Snap Shotz

    eteamz wants to see what you're all up to on the field, court, rink, water, whatever. Be a part of the new eteamz Snap Shotz program and email us your favorite team or league photo to Please include your name and web site address.

    Photos must be in good taste. Teams in action, players in action, and unique team photos are all welcome photo topics. Blooper photos are also welcome.

    All submitted photos will be reviewed. One or more photos will be highlighted in upcoming eteamz newsletters on a regular basis. We also plan to have an online submission process in the future and approved photos will be displayed online and voted on for best photo (Photo of the Year, Funniest Photo, etc).

    NOTE: All submitted photos are not returnable and may be used by in any way (in sportsmanlike conduct of course). We strongly suggest you receive signed or verbal permission from all persons in the submitted photo.

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    101 with Ericha 101 with Ericha

    Hello sports fans! I hope you enjoy your last few weeks of summer. It's one of my favorite times during the summer, the Little League Baseball World Series. Representatives from Active (including Rob) will be there all week, ready for your questions and handing out the famous pins. I'll be there Saturday and Sunday for the Championship games. Be sure to check next month's newsletter for pictures.

    Our top site related question is changing email addresses (your own and the member's of your site). Click here for instructions on updating your account information (while you're there be sure you create a Security Question).

    If your members are listed as Invited in your Access folder, you can click the pencil icon to the right of their name and change the email address. If they are listed as a Member, they need to make the change online.

    We've also received a lot of questions regarding transferring sites. If you're a Head Webmaster and you'd like to transfer your site to the new Team Admin/Coach/Manager, click here for instructions.

    Check out these cool sites I came across:

    Look out...your site may be next.

    With fall quickly approaching football fans are gearing up for the season, stocking their refrigerators with soda pop and preparing chips and dip. Will the Ohio State Buckeyes and Tampa Bay Buccaneers repeat? Click here to take a poll.

    If you have any suggestions for the next newsletter, send an email to

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    Join the PowerBar Energy Bites Crew

    PowerBar is now recruiting men's basketball and flag and touch football teams for its new PowerBar Energy Bites Crew! Are you the driving force behind your team? Are you the motivator? Are you the first one to try new products?

    If so, PowerBar wants you! Click here to apply now.

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    Tackling and Injury Tackling and Injury

    Fall is fast approaching, which brings a very busy season of Soccer. Be prepared.

    More injuries occur during tackling than during any other activity. Wonder why? It could be poor skill. Some people think tackling is something innate in a player; you either are or are not a good tackler. So, coaches who think this probably spend little time teaching and practicing the skill of tackling. Big mistake. More...

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    Featured Online Registration Clients Click to visit Stop the waiting in line! Collect team and player fees online!
  • OPRA Sports (NC)
  • Midland Soccer Association (TX)
  • Tonka United Soccer (MN)
  • MLS Soccer Camps (National)
  • Dacula Soccer Club (GA)
  • Pepperell Little League (MA)
  • Visit for details.
    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 - July 2003
    1. Champion Outlaw Allstar Cheer - 100704 pts.
    2. San Antonio RUSH - 55300 pts.
    3. Team Lenape Twist - 32918 pts.
      Top League Winners - July 2003
    1. Hopkinton Little League - 278514 pts.
    2. Northwest Girls Softball LV - 50556 pts.
    3. Cambrian Park Little League - 38734 pts.
    Visit 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 August 2003 Spotlight winners! Be sure to stop by their guestbooks or message boards.

    Guilderland Basketball Club for Girls Inc.
    Red Hots
    CMS Lady Indians Volleyball
    Mequon U16 Premier Red
    Gang Green
    Watertown Redwings Midget Hockey
    T-Wolves Pom
    Krusaders Girls Wrestling
    The Sackville-Fall River Wolves Lacrosse Association
    Tri-State National Adult Baseball Association
    Greater Cleveland Young Marines
    Mentor Youth Football Association

    If you think your site deserves to be in the spotlight, sign up today at!

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    eteamz All-Stars
    Powder Springs Indians

    Powder Springs Indians The Powder Spring Indians have won back to back Shetland Pony State Championships (2002 and 2003). A message from the coach is below.

    Congratulation Indians, you're the 2003 Shetland Pony State Champions! Indians, as a team we knew it would not come easy, becoming State Champs. We knew a lot of hard work was ahead of us. Many long hours of practice, throwing, catching fly balls, hitting and sometimes all in the rain. Indians, I'm proud of you all for making the sacrifice, the sacrifice that would earned you the title of Shetland Pony State Champions. This is a great accomplishment Indians one you will never forget. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with each of you. You are all very special children and I'm very happy to have been your coach. Indians, I have one request, keep working on's the secret to becoming a better baseball player. Remember all of the pros do fundamentals...even T-drills. Thanks again Indians for a job well done. - Coach Jeff

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    Want to be an eteamz all-star? 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 all-star entry, 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

    Have a great month! Good luck to those of you starting back at school. Be sure to try out the new PowerBar Energy Bites. Good item to pack in your lunches.

    Until next time...

    Rob Costlow
    Community Manager
    Active Team Sports

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    Amateur Athletic Union 

    MLS Soccer Camps 

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