• ARGO Spring Season Kicks Off. Why We Do It.

    Some traditional football purists will say the best day for a game is a nippy day on the cusp between fall and winter.   For me however football fever hits  every year on a Saturday in Spring when the Scottsdale Argos take the field for the first games of the NYS season.   Although it [...]

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  • Spring 2011- Argos The Cause Of Champions

    What is a Champion?  What does it mean to be a champion on and off the field?  What is the Champions’ cause? Team Spirit Stories sets out this Spring to ask these questions as Coach Jason and the Scottsdale Argonauts officially kick off the 2011 NYS youth football season with it’s first all teams practice [...]

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  • Team Spirit Stories Rededicated

    Dear Friends of Team Spirit stories.  If you are receiving this post first, thank you for tagging along on the journey and subscribing to these tales.  If you are coming into the story of “Jason and The Argonauts” Passages in Youth Football  for the first time- WELCOME!  Please bookmark – Like us on Facebook – [...]

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  • The Rite To Wear The Ring of Champions

    At the beginning of the Argos 2010 Spring Season, I asked the question, is youth football a rite of passage for boys involved in the disciplines, rituals and challenges of the sport?  I suspected there was something there to look for as i watched the season unfold for our boys and our families.  Little did [...]

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  • To Wear The Ring of Champions

    Dear Fans, Family and Friends, What a dynamic and dramatic conclusion to the Spring 2010 Argo Season.  Try to disagree!  I dare ya!  When i set out to document “Jason & The Argonauts” I was first inspired by the thread it naturally lead to the Mythology of  questing for a cherished honor.  I had no [...]

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  • Team Spirit Stories Dedication

    DEDICATION There is something in sport that sets in a boy the Spirit of the man he can become. Through challenge and competition, where once there was the hunt and quest, the sport of youth becomes his rite of passage.

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ARGOS Arrive In Force To Championship Series

ARGOS Arrive In Force To Championship Series

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Published: June 16, 2010

Posted in: Family, National Championships

ArgoAnnouncement3 As individual teams were announced in National Championship opening ceremonies this evening at San Diego Mesa College, when it came time for the Argo Minors to step into the spotlight – all three Argo Teams, Minor, Major and Senior joined together as one club to break it down for the Argo Families cheering in [...]

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ARGOS HEAD TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

ARGOS HEAD TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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Published: June 16, 2010

Posted in: Welcome

The Scottsdale Argos are finally on their way to San Diego this week for the NYS Youth Football National Championships with record breaking goals.  The single elimination tournament opens this evening with ceremonies at Mesa College in San Diego and kick offs for the Minor team on Thursday morning.  For the Minors their eyes are [...]

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Champions Are Made One Practice At A Time

Champions Are Made One Practice At A Time

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Published: June 5, 2010

Posted in: Features, Photo Journal

As summer turns to 110 degree days, conditioning, training and Championship practices have begun in earnest for the three Argo Teams headed to San Diego in two weeks.  Featured here – an uncut photo journal of portrait style images and a little indulgent play with time lapse featuring the Major, Minor and Senior players and [...]

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Argo Brothers: PeeWee’s Frank and Charlie

Argo Brothers: PeeWee’s Frank and Charlie

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Published: May 31, 2010

Posted in: Family, Interviews, Pee Wee

The Argo teams have brothers in every league but only in the Pee Wee League are they playing on the same team.  I sat down a few weeks ago with Frank and Charlie to talk about the Argos, football dreams and being brothers.  This is what they had to say.

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Season Closes as State Titles slip from the Argos: Focus Turns to National Championships

Season Closes as State Titles slip from the Argos: Focus Turns to National Championships

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Published: May 29, 2010

Posted in: Features, Major1 Navy, Seniors, State Championships

The Argo Seniors and Major 1 Navy teams had every opportunity to take down rival opponents Vipers and Cowboys on Thursday night, but victory for the semi finals slipped from their hands and focus now turns to the National Championship tournament in San Diego next month. Im struggling with words to capsulate the games and [...]

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From the Littlest Argos to the Majors and Seniors

From the Littlest Argos to the Majors and Seniors

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Published: May 26, 2010

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Tonight, on the eve of  the semi finals for Argo Seniors and Major 1 Navy – in their final games of the season the PeeWee turned the Predators to prey, taking them down cleanly in a mercy rule game and the midgets faced and rode the Storm for a 32-0 victory. It was an Argo [...]

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Game 1 State Championships: Argo Seniors Win By A Red Coyote Hair

Game 1 State Championships: Argo Seniors Win By A Red Coyote Hair

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Published: May 25, 2010

Posted in: Game Videos, Seniors, State Championships

Coming off of their first loss of the season, heading into Game 1 of the State Championship Playoffs, the 3rd seat Argonaut Seniors were motivated, focused and hungry for a win against the 6th seat Coyotes of the South East Valley. Starting off early with a safety by #13 linebacker Farthing and touchdowns for QB/Running [...]

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Argo Minor2Navy-Vs-INVADERS. Player perspectives

Argo Minor2Navy-Vs-INVADERS. Player perspectives

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Published: May 18, 2010

Posted in: Features, Game Videos, Interviews, Minor2 Navy

INVADERS ARE COMING May 15, 2010 on the Grid Iron of Shea, North of the Crags of Piestewa Peak The Argo Minor 2 Navy set out to take the rival Invaders.  The Argos arrived and began their warm up’s.  First morning games are the best time of day to ease into a long day ahead [...]

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Game Highlights: Minor1 White and Navy Teams Win

Game Highlights: Minor1 White and Navy Teams Win

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Published: May 14, 2010

Posted in: Game Videos, Minor Navy Team 1, Minor2 Navy

May 8, 2010 had  Argonauts in a dog fight with Minor 1 White and Minor 2 Navy pitted against the Bulldogs and Wolf Pack.  No great dramas unfolded or bigger sideline stories to tell.  The boys came out, focused on the game and each pulled off solid wins.  Minor 2 Navy broke up the Wolf [...]

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As “The Team to Beat”-Argo Family Spirit Evoked

As “The Team to Beat”-Argo Family Spirit Evoked

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Published: May 11, 2010

Posted in: Family, Features, Game Videos, Major1 Navy, Seniors

Argo Family Spirit evoked with big wins and tense moments for Major 1 Navy and Senior teams.

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Argo Team Midget- May Day Double Victories

Argo Team Midget- May Day Double Victories

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Published: May 8, 2010

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In the third and final May Day game series, we go to the Argos Team Midgets to find the glory of celebration and victory.  It was a double header day for the boys and their families, starting first on the field of Shea against  a competitive band of warriors, the Argo Midgets took the game [...]

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Argo Major 2 Columbia “…Get Jersey in your hands and fight!”

Argo Major 2 Columbia “…Get Jersey in your hands and fight!”

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Published: May 6, 2010

Posted in: COACHES, Features, Game Videos, Major 2 Columbia, Major2Columbia, Team Archives

The real spirit of the Major 2 Columbia Vs Cowboys game did not really show itself until i had time to reflect  a few days after in the images and sound bytes of the game.  At the time of this post, the Major2 Columbia team has played another game leading to their 2nd defeat within [...]

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