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ARGO Spring Season Kicks Off. Why We Do It.

ARGO Spring Season Kicks Off. Why We Do It.

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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

Spring 2011- Argos The Cause Of Champions

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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

Team Spirit Stories Rededicated

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Published: November 9, 2010 | By Team Spirit

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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

The Rite To Wear The Ring of Champions

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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

To Wear The Ring of Champions

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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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Champions Are Made One Practice At A Time

Champions Are Made One Practice At A Time

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Published: June 5, 2010 | By Team Spirit

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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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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 | By Team Spirit

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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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Argo Minor2Navy-Vs-INVADERS. Player perspectives

Argo Minor2Navy-Vs-INVADERS. Player perspectives

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

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

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

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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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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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Argo Pee Wee VS. Popeye and the Gladiators

Argo Pee Wee VS. Popeye and the Gladiators

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When Cartoon, Myth and Pee Wee Football collide!  Coming Soon!

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2 Views: When Argos Win and Lose

2 Views: When Argos Win and Lose

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A intimate view of Argo winning and losing. Hard losses and narrow wins mark week three of the 2010 season. Argos are cracked open to become stronger in the season ahead.

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Spring Season Opener: “In the words of my middle school coach..”

Spring Season Opener: “In the words of my middle school coach..”

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As a teaser to the coming stories from the Major Teams’ season opener, I am sharing this video of Chaplain Derrick Moore from Georgia Tech.  This pre-game moment from Georgia Tech VS Notre Dame in 2007, was evoked today in the Argos Major 2 Columbia VS. N.W. Hurricanes game by Coach Jason.  I first heard [...]

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Midway through Practice Season – “We are starting to look like a football team”

Midway through Practice Season – “We are starting to look like a football team”

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At the midway point of the practice Season, Coach Jason shared some thoughts on the boys progress thus far.  With most of the administration tasks behind them, pads and jerseys assigned, its time to concentrate and learn the language of Football. There is nothing like a spring saturday practice.  Birds singing, parents soaking in sun [...]

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