SFSA is happy to announce that we will offer Intro to Wrestling this January- March 2017.
The Intro program will consist of teaching the fundamental basics of USA Wrestling. Wrestlers will practice two nights a week. They will also be responsible for wrestling shoes, head gear, and a mouth piece if they have braces.
Wrestling is open to boys and girls in grades 2nd- 6th.
The cost to participate is $50, which includes insurance, and other fees needed.
Our hopes in putting together the Intro to Wrestling program is that we will have enough wrestlers to start a competitive program next year, running from November to March.
SFSA will hold a parent information meeting on January 16th at 6pm.
Registration will be held onsite that night and online for the week following the meeting.
****Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest in wrestling!
The following dates are when wrestling will practice:
Feb. 2nd, Feb 7th, Feb. 9th, Feb 14th, Feb. 16th, Feb. 21, Feb. 23rd, March 2nd, March 7th, & March 9th.
All practice will take place in the Spanish Fort Middle School Cafeteria, from 6- 7:30pm. Please be on time.
Wrestlers need to wear gym shorts and t- shirts, wrestling shoes, and bring head gear. A mouth piece is needed for those who have braces.
Only registered players will be able to practice. Also all coaches will need a background check before, they can coach.
See you Thursday!
Thank you to Wind Creek " Good To Go" Food Truck for coming out to our Spring Opening Day! They donated $1700 in sales from concessions to SFSA!
The SFSA Board has started the petition "Support youth Baseball and Softball Tournaments in Spanish Fort parks and fields" and needs your help to get it off the ground.
Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:
Here's why it's important:
The city of Spanish Fort, local business and the Spanish Fort Sports Association (SFSA) are missing out on significant revenue and economic benefits associated with weekend tournaments at Spirit Park. Nearly every other park in Baldwin County and the rest of the state embraces these type activities and understand that tournament promoters need make money to bring these events to their parks. The city of Daphne estimated between $2.5 and $3 million in economic impact due to tournaments and has plans to build an additional sports complex. The cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have a sports tourism department and estimated more than $20 million in economic impact per year. The city of Foley is spending $16 million to build a sport complex and is advertising it across the southeast.
The direct cash inflows to their youth sports programs from concessions or other revenue sharing arrangements allow them to keep fees low for rec programs and fund their local team in outside tournaments while purchasing and maintaining equipment. A weekend tournament will normally consist of 10 to 30 teams which translates into 300 to 1000 people spending one or two days, shopping, eating and some staying in hotels in the local area.
Most cities have employees that work with tournament promoters and have city workers present at tournaments to maintain fields. SFSA is will take on this responsibility so tournaments will not cost the city any additional payroll or manpower and will keep the city fully informed of all activates scheduled at the park through the city parks department or other designee as directed.
You can sign the petition by clicking here.
SFSA Board of Directors
SFSA will hold an election for the office of President, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Spirit and Spanish Fort Elementary Ballparks. Ballot Boxes will be set up by each park concession stand from 6- 7:30pm
All SFSA members are allowed one vote per family.
The candidates for President are:
Lifelong resident of the Eastern Shore, Spanish Fort resident since 2007. BS Forest Management, Auburn University 1997. Employed by Regions Bank since 2004 as Vice-President and Forester. Registered Forester, licensed to practice in the State of Alabama (AL RF number 1954)
Ronald Jarrell is a native of Tuscaloosa, Al. There he varsity lettered in football, baseball, wrestling, and track and field for his high school. He received his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama. During college he was a part of several ASA and ISC men's fast pitch softball teams. He currently is a Sales engineer for Fluid Engineering where he manages one of the best performing territories in his company. He has been awarded Salesman of the Year four of the last six years.
Ronald and his wife Suzanne have been members of the Spanish Fort Sports Association for 8 years. He has coached football and baseball. His sons play both football and baseball. His youngest son has also joined the wrestling program.
His goal as president would be to continue foster a community where all kids can be apart of and learn the lessons provided by team sports in a positive environment.
I am a native of Mobile, AL . Our family has lived in Spanish Fort since 2003 and we attend St. John’s Catholic Church. I am married to Courtney Thomson and we have three children, Morgan 13, Parker 11, and Cooper 9. I have been an active coach in the park for about 6 years in both baseball and football. I am the current 11 and 12 year old baseball commissioner. My education: I received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Spring Hill College as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, from Spring Hill. I have managing the ECG / Echocardiography department at Thomas Hospital for close to 9 years. I have enjoyed my time being active in the community. I firmly believe that participation in youth sports is one of the best teachers for life that a child can have and having a quality youth athletics program is a cornerstone of the community.
I’m a proud TORO, and I hope to continue to serve this community in the role of SFSA President. Over the last 4 years I have volunteered in role of SFSA secretary. This involves working closely with league commissioners to set up various sport registration, ordering uniforms, scheduling of practice and games, and anything else that needs to be done. During this time, I have also help add two sports to SFSA – basketball and wrestling. One of my goals as President would be to provide a positive environment for all of our children.
I have been a teacher in Baldwin County for the last 19 years. I am currently teaching at Spanish Fort Middle School. I am married to Greg, and we have 3 boys. Harper, Emory and Murray.
Please come out and vote- March 23rd - Spirit and SFE Ballparks from 6- 7:30pm
President - Tommy Hallmark
Vice President - Michael Larson
Treasurer- Christina Bolin
Secretary - Leigh Walker
Baseball - David Chapman
Softball - David Evans
Football - Pete DiMario
Basketball- Amy Van Hulzen/ Cinthia Moore
Football and Cheerleading