Hello eteamz Fans, The low carb craze is everywhere and is surely starting to annoy some of you. As this is a "hot" topic recently, I couldn't avoid it. I believe this topic applies to all of us in some way. Although, I understand not everyone needs as much carbohydrates as the next person, I'm not so sure about eating so few or getting rid of them completely. For appearing to be such a positive health benefit, it may be having the opposite impact.

I'm not a nutrition expert (obviously), and my opinions are from my own observations. How can an individual stay "fit" on a diet only? Yes, you can be slim, but are you really healthy? Is this carb craze causing individuals to exercise less or not at all? If a person does exercise, do they have enough energy? What happens when the "diet" is over (many people quit when they reach their target weight)? The individual may gain weight, as their metabolism has not changed (or changed very little) due to not having a regular exercise routine.

Is this just another excuse to avoid exercise, but not look it? I have friends who have joined the "low carb" bandwagon. I haven't seen any long term results. I've seen results with individuals who exercise along with eating healthy (who also feel "fit" and less tired). Hmm, is that the key? Count calories (avoiding foods high in fat and cholesterol) and exercise? History seems to scream "stick to the basics". The basics take work and time, but can be fun and have long term benefits. It will become a habit, and good habits will make all the difference.

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    eteamz Updates

    Site Templates - Attention PLUS Web Site Admins - Get a new look for your web site! Introducing the first eteamz template where you choose the placement of your site menu! Choose to display the menu on the left or top of your site pages. You can also display your site logo in the top left of the web site! We call this template "Linkz PLUS". Visit the Site Templates section of your Admin Site Appearance folder to choose your look. Click here to view a sample site.

    - Attention ALL Web Site Admins - Now you can choose the amount of games you want displayed on your schedule page(s)! Currently, the site displays the next and last 5 games. Within your Admin Schedules folder, use the drop down at the top of the form to choose your preferred number. This will apply to all your schedules listed on the main site pages. In the future you will be able to set a game display number for each specific schedule (if you have more than one entered).

    Hot Topicz Guest - Attention ALL eteamz Members - Voice your opinion with our latest guest, Jeff Pill, the U19 Women's National Team Assistant Coach. Get involved! Discuss, debate and share your own ideas with the eteamz community. Click here to read and/or reply to Jeff's topic on the Hot Topicz message board.

    eteamz Domain Change Coming Soon - Attention ALL eteamz Members - In the next week or so, you may notice that when you type in your browser, you end up at Rest assured; the address, your eteamz web site address and your custom web address (domain name, if you have one) will function as usual. You DO NOT need to change anything. If you wish, you can use the new address, but your current eteamz site will continue to work as it does today. Why the change, you ask? This will help implement a universal login for and, and will pave the way for new integrated registration forms, fundraising programs and more, built right into your eteamz web site!

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    Customer Chitchat

    Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with one of our customers and their experience with eteamz. This customer happens to be part of The Little League Network, powered by eteamz and Active Team Sports. Click here to check out the discussion. Feel free to pass this discussion on to your friends!

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    101 with Ericha 101 with Ericha

    Hello eteamz fans!

    March Madness is just around the corner. Who do you think has the best chance of winning the NCAA National Championship? Take my poll and let me know.

    Are you looking for tournament bracket software for your own tournaments? We offer Tournament Builder Pro software, which allows you to build and schedule tournaments and post them directly to your eteamz site with a click of a button. Check out the Active Sports Shed for more information.

    We've received quite a few questions regarding menu icons. If you'd like the menu icon to appear you'll need to select one sport only within the Listing folder of Admin. For an example of a menu icon visit They have basketball selected as their sport, so you'll see the little basketball image next to the menu links.

    We've also received a lot of questions on closing pages you're not using, changing label names and adding new pages.

    Hall of Fame Questions
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  • Adding more than three images to your Welcome folder

  • I had the pleasure of meeting the webmasters of the following sites at the USYS Soccer Convention in Boston last month. They're this month's "cool sites". Check out these cool eteamz sites:

    Look out...your site may be next.

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

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    Featured Online Registration Clients Click to visit Stop the waiting in line! Collect team and player fees online!
  • Alpine Little League (CA)
  • AYSO Region 1010 (TX)
  • BCS Soccer Spring 04 Season (TX)
  • Jr. Basketball Roseville/Granite Bay Spring 2004 (CA)
  • Alpharetta Youth Football (GA)
  • Dumont Soccer Club (NJ)
  • Reston Summer Basketball (VA)
  • Topsfield Little League (MA)
  • Broomfield Baseball League (CO)
  • Nashville Area Women's Soccer Association (TN)

  • Click the image below to walk-through a sample registration!

    Click to View a Sample Registration!
    NOTE: You do not need to fill out any information. Simply view the content and click the links at the bottom of the pages to walk-through.
    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!

    Keep in mind, winners displayed are for the previous month. The contest starts over the first of each month.
      Top Team Winners - February 2004
    1. Prodigy-FastPitch Softball - 221708 pts.
    2. San Diego Raptors - 52908 pts.
    3. Cheer Spirit All-Stars - 37203 pts.
      Top League Winners - February 2004
    1. Nor' West Optimist Soccer Club - 406056 pts.
    2. NorthWest Georgia Track League - 54924 pts.
    3. Carroll Manor Athletic Association - 39980 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 February 2004 Spotlight winners! Be sure to stop by their guestbooks or message boards.

    St. Charles Xplosion VBC
    '91 D'Feeters
    GA Red Devils Basketball Association
    Indiana Shockwaves 12U Red
    Piranhas Roller Hockey
    2003-2004 Gloucester-Cumberland Girls Atom A Stars
    Texas River Cats
    Eastlake Little League
    Connecticut Cheer & Dance Company, LLC
    Marshfield High School Rams Football

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

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    In Synch SnapShotz Photo of the Month

    In Synch
    Submitted by: Dennis Academia

    This photo was taken at a cheerleading competition at the University of California Irvine, on February 8, 2004. The photo is of the "Small Juniors" team of the Champion Outlaws All-Star Cheerleading organization, performing toe-touches as part of a 2 minute routine. The photo was taken at the instant the girls left their feet and shows them "suspended" in mid-air. The teams of Champion Outlaws, located in San Diego, have won numerous National championships in their nine-year existence.

    eteamz wants to see what you're all up to on the field, court, rink, water, whatever. Be a part of the eteamz SnapShotz program and send us your favorite sports photo. Click here to submit a photo.

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    Does your sport need to evolve? We'll be discussing this in the next newsletter. Does your sport need new rules? New types of equipment? Another player position? Think about it. Have a great month!

    Until next time...

    Rob Costlow
    Community Manager
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