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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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Coaches Perspectives: Major League Season Opener

Coaches Perspectives: Major League Season Opener

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In a surprise scheduling change, and only 4 days notice, the National Youth Sports league kicked off the official start of the 2010 Spring Season with a Major League Double header, pitting the Argos Navy Major Team 1 against the Warriors and Argos Columbia Major Team 2 against the Hurricane. Navy Majors 1, most of [...]

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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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Pee Wee Head Coach Ron – “We Are 8 Man Strong”

Pee Wee Head Coach Ron – “We Are 8 Man Strong”

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Never second guess, that coaching a Pee Wee football team is an easy task.  At the midway point in the practice season, Pee wee head Coach Ron Brock and his son, youth coach Tre Brock, have started to bring a squirrely group of 6-9 year olds into the fold of football.  For most of the [...]

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Coach Jason “You are all Argos Now” Major/Senior Speech

Coach Jason “You are all Argos Now” Major/Senior Speech

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Published: March 7, 2010 | By Team Spirit

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This season the Argos have 2 Senior League teams and 2 Major league teams.  The boys, ranging from 7th grade through 11th grade represent over a dozen different middle high and high schools from across the valley.  Rivalries can run deep in valley high schools sports teams. Coach Jason, in his first practice Speech to [...]

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“Be Leaders”- Coach Jason 1st Practice Speech

“Be Leaders”- Coach Jason 1st Practice Speech

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Within football traditions we have come to appreciate the inspirational speeches of the great coaches at pivotal moments in the sports history. We quote the greats from college to pro. It is not a far stretch in my mind that the same level of value and inspiration are not also found in the words of [...]

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Midget League Coach Evan Kirk – “Give it 100%”

Midget League Coach Evan Kirk – “Give it 100%”

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Published: February 20, 2010 | By Team Spirit

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Since i have known Coach Evan Kirk over the past few seasons, i have often referred to him as the “Argo Whisperer”.  In the heat of the game, or under the intensity of learning in a practice, you can see him sort of gravitate to a player – lean in to talk close, and then [...]

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Coach Goodnight: “The Coaches are dialed in..”

Coach Goodnight: “The Coaches are dialed in..”

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Published: February 12, 2010 | By Team Spirit

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When you look down the roster of coaches supporting Jason & the Argonauts, all of them are Dad’s with sons that are playing, or have played on the team.  It is a testament to the organization, passion and spirit of the team that keeps the dad’s coming back even when their son graduates from the [...]

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Coach Jason on NIKE SPARQ training

Coach Jason on NIKE SPARQ training

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No one can deny, that one of the advantages the Argos have is Coach Jason’s background in sports training and medicine.  As a trainer with Velocity Sports Performance Centers in Scottsdale, Jason offers the Argonauts an opportunity to train in one of the finer youth sport athletic facilities in the valley.  Participation at any of [...]

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Coach Cheek: Big Guy. BIGGER HEART

Coach Cheek: Big Guy. BIGGER HEART

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Published: February 4, 2010 | By Team Spirit

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In keeping with the mythic story of Jason and the Argonauts as the analogy behind the Scottsdale Argos journey through the Spring season towards the National Championship, then Coach Cheek is the gentle giant that you want in your crew that will toe the line when you need it most.  In rough waters, Cheek would [...]

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Coach Andy: The Littlest Argos “They become my guys.”

Coach Andy: The Littlest Argos “They become my guys.”

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Published: February 2, 2010 | By Team Spirit

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Coach Andy has been with coach Jason from day one when the team started as the Mustangs, a flag football team for the city of Scottsdale back in 2002.  Coach Andy and Jason became friends in college at ASU when they played on an inter-mural coed flag football team that went on to win a [...]

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Coach Gramer: INSIDE THE ARGOS “…Its Palpable”

Coach Gramer: INSIDE THE ARGOS “…Its Palpable”

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Published: January 31, 2010 | By Team Spirit

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Youth football coaches 9 times out of 10 i bet,  are born out of some seated passion for football that likely started when they were young.  Most start with their own sons on the team and most drop out or hand off the team to the next dad in line when his boy moves on [...]

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Coach Jason Interview #1: Intro to Argos Football

Coach Jason Interview #1: Intro to Argos Football

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Published: January 17, 2010 | By Team Spirit

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In the first of a series of Interviews, Assistant Head Coach Jason Mohns shares a little bit about the beginning of the Argos Football club.  Established in 2002 with its roots in Jr. High flag football for the city of Scottsdale, the Argos football club is founded in fundamentals with an emphasis on family and [...]

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