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Hello eteamz fans,

Happy Halloween! Ahhh, fall, my favorite time of year. The temperature is perfect. The landscapes are colorful. Soccer and football games are being played everywhere, the baseball playoffs, etc. Most importantly, I get to eat a ton of junk all month long. I love the big bags of candy. Especially licorice and mini candy bars.

However, the intake of junk must be done with responsibility. I recently read an article on how childhood obesity is still on the rise. Very frustrating. What is being done? Are the right methods being implemented? Does the problem start at home? This is a very serious issue and I hope the eteamz community can help each other.

I think part of the problem is due to what I call "busy parenting." There are so many single parents, as well as families where both parents work. Parents are tired when they get home and have even more responsibility with chores and bills. You think the last thing they want to do is cook a healthy meal or exercise. A lot of junk and convenience foods are being consumed. Yes, better "fast foods" are being created, but are they really good for you? Does it all come down to portions and exercise? American portions are insane, and exercise increases energy. A little reprioritizing and motivation can have big results. Click here to voice your opinions and advice.

 
October 2004 Newsletter Menu
  • What's Up?
  • Spooky Site Contest III
  • Gym Mistakes
  • 101 with Ericha
  • Featured Online Registration Clients
  • epointz Winners
  • Spotlight Sites
  • SnapShotz Photo of the Month
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    What's Up?

    Video, Books, & DVD Store! - Attention ALL eteamz Members!
    Our new partner, Championship Productions, offers more than 3,000 high-quality instructional videos, books & DVDs ... in over 20 sports! The store features America's top coaches and instructors whose names and programs are synonymous with success! Click here to check it out!

    Inform Your Members of SPAM Issues - Attention ALL Web Site Admins!
    Our new Message Center has been a great success, however, there are still many automated and standard messages we must email to eteamz members. Many email services block or place automated email into SPAM filters. Please inform your participants to check their email service filters and ensure they can receive eteamz.com and active.com email. User account requests, newsletters, sport tips, and messages you send through the Admin area are automated. Thank you for helping us inform your participants!

    Update Your Email - Attention ALL eteamz Members!
    Everyday, hundreds of eteamz members change their email address. However, we don't always get the update. Please update your email with us and tell anyone else you know to do the same. You may update your email at anytime. Click here for instructions.

    From our Partner NFL Youth Football - Attention Flag Football Fans!
    Get out of the Stands and onto the Field! Participate in this year's NFL FLAG Regional Tournaments for your chance to advance to the National Tournament of Champions at DISNEY'S WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS® Complex in November.

    2004 Tourney Sites
    (site locations and dates subject to change)

    Miami Dolphins
    Miami Dolphins Training Facility
    October 9, 2004
    New York Giants
    East Windsor PAL Complex
    October 9, 2004
    Arizona Cardinals
    Arizona Cardinals Training Facility
    October 16, 2004
    San Francisco 49ers
    San Francisco 49ers Training Facility
    October 16, 2004
    Baltimore Ravens
    Druid Hill Park
    October 23, 2004
    Chicago Bears
    Grant Park
    October 23, 2004
    New York Jets
    North Campus Intramural Fields at Hofstra University
    New York Jets Training Facility October 24, 2004
    Atlanta Falcons
    Atlanta Falcons Team Headquarters
    November 6, 2004

    Click here to find out how to get involved with NFL Youth Football!

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    What to Eat When You Travel Spooky Site Contest III

    It's that time of year again ... to SPOOK your fellow eteamz members! Put on your wax lips, fake fangs, and creative caps. Start decorating your site with images, stories, games, and whatever you consider to be spooky and in the spirit of Halloween. We had some really great entries last year. We're hoping to top those out this year and see some new looks from our great community.

    On October 25, three winners will be chosen by our staff. Each winner will receive a free year of eteamz PLUS for their site! When your site is ready, email your web address to holidaycontest@eteamz.com. THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS OCTOBER 24, 2004. Winners will be notified via email.

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    What to Eat When You Travel Gym Mistakes

    Gym workouts can be challenging, and mistakes are common. The American Council on Exercise shares the following mistakes commonly made in the gym and offers gym-safety tips. More...

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    Ericha 101 with Ericha

    Hello eteamz fans,

    I hope you're having a great fall season! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, especially since moving from California to Boston a few years ago. What are your favorite things to do during the fall? Take my poll and let me know.

    Accessing the Guestbook and Message Board
    You must be an eteamz member in order to sign a guestbook and post on the message boards. Even if the pages are "open to all" you still need an eteamz account in order to sign/post. This is due to the Federal COPPA law explained at: http://www.eteamz.com/support/faq/member.cfm#register.

    Sponsor and Banner folders
    If you don't see your Sponsor and Banner folders in Admin, then the problem is likely tied to Internet filters with Ad blockers. They have blocks set for banners and sponsors. Check your Norton, McAfee or other similar program such as Ad Subtract for the settings.

    If you're using Norton you'll find instructions below. For other programs you can refer to the "help" section within that program for instructions.

    Norton's Personal Firewall:
  • Open the program and click the Options tab at the top. Then choose Personal Firewall
  • On the new screen, click the Web Content tab at the top of the window
  • Click the Ad Blocking tab that's to the right of the window pane
  • Remove the items \sponsor and \sponsors

    Norton's Personal Firewall 2004:
  • From main panel select Ad Blocking, then select Configure (not under options)
  • From the new window (#1) select Advanced
  • From the new window (#2) select the Ad Blocking tab
  • Scroll the list to find/delete /sponsor

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

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    Featured Online Registration Clients Click to visit active.com
    Stop the waiting in line! Collect team and player fees online!
  • Rancho Penasquitos Basketball (CA)
  • Miamisburg Basketball Association (OH)
  • Newport Basketball (NC)
  • Mounds View Basketball Association (MN)
  • Millstone Roosevelt Little League (NJ)
  • Glendale Little League Baseball (WI)
  • Lawrence Lions Little League (IN)
  • St. Clare of Assisi Athletics (MS)
  • Hart Baseball (CA)
  • Newport Beach Little League (CA)

  • 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 www.eteamz.com/registration for full details.
     
    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!

    Winners displayed below are from last month's contest. The contest starts over the first of each month.
      Top Team Winners - September 2004
    1. Co-Lin Community College - 58116 pts.
    2. odessapermian.com - 35568 pts.
    3. Mississauga Jets Minor Atom 'AA' 2004-2005 - 30392 pts.
      Top League Winners - September 2004
    1. Seneca Ridge River Bend Basketball League - 540234 pts.
    2. MMOG-CYO - 271094 pts.
    3. Northborough Youth Basketball - 97094 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 October 2004 Spotlight winners! Be sure to stop by their guestbooks or message boards.

    Troop 1560
    Wolfpack Flag Football
    Lady Eagles
    Dusters Competitive 12-U Fastpitch Team
    COLORADO HARD-AT-WORK-KIDS (HAWKS)
    Duluth Rowing Club
    Petal Select
    Clinton Valley Little League
    Vipers Wrestling
    Orono High School Boys Hockey
    Greater Midland Football League
    U14 Girls
    Unionville Cheerleaders

    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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    Good Hit! SnapShotz Photo of the Month

    Good Hit!
    Submitted by: Terry McCoy
    www.eteamz.com/mudbugsfastpitch


    This picture was taken of my son Jesse, a 6 year old member of the Goodlettsville Pride as they played for the championship of the 2004 Seven Oaks Classic Tournament in Nashville, TN. They were undefeated and won the tournament.
    - Terry McCoy

    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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    Thanks for reading the October newsletter! Have a fun and safe Halloween!

    Until next time...

    Rob Costlow
    Active Team Sports
    The Active Network, Inc.
    www.activeteamsports.com
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