Sunday, June 28, 2015

Challenger British Soccer Camp Great Camp!!!!

*This post was sponsored by USFamilyGuide and British Soccer Camp. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in North America – 150,000 campers! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert’s right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!

Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Hundreds of Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential.

Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament.

The early mastery of technical skills is one of the most important elements in the development of youth soccer players.  Challenger’s NEW 1,000 Touches Curriculumhas been created to address the key areas of technical development that have the biggest impact on their performance in the game.

Challenger’s New 1,000 Touches Curriculum will provide high levels of repetition of the most valuable and frequently used soccer skills and as the title suggests, it will give each player over 1,000 points of contact with the ball in each 3 hour daily camp.

Each day, the coaches will take the players through a progressive series of skill building practices from unopposed, to opposed, game related and finally into a game.

Soccer ABC – Players will improve their Agility, Balance and Coordination.
Dribbling – improve the ability to change direction and move at speed.
Moves – master more than 20 different ways to turn and fake opponents.
Passing – improve accuracy, pace and 1st touch control.
Shooting – improve power and placement with each foot.
Heading – learn how to safely and confidently head the ball.
Tackling/Defending – improve your tackling skills and learn how to defend.
Freestyle – daily program of juggling, lifts and balances by John Farnworth.

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When I discovered that British Soccer Camps was being held in my area this summer I was excited.

My 6year old newphew  has been playing soccer for the last year. I thought that this camp would help me work more on his skills and give him some more help to learn the game.  So off to soccer camp we went !!  J had a very good time and camp all week and asked already if he could go again next year.  I can not believe all the stuff that he learned and they give you a
progress report at the end of the camp and he only needs to work on a couple of things.  Most of them he was advance in which I was suprised as he has only played the game one year and did not have many pratices.  So thats a plus.  We will diffently be back next year we can't wait now go and see if they are having one near you.

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I am being sent a promotional item for my honest review of my child's experience with British Soccer Camps all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

British Soccer Camp Programs National Come find one for your Child

British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in North America - 150,000 campers! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert's right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wiccan Book of Shadows

AKA: Grimoire
A diary in which a Witch records his or her personal spells, invocations, rituals, dreams, recipes for various
 potions, and so forth. Some traditions say it must be hand-written, others say it doesn't matter. A Book of 
Shadows may be kept by an individual witch or by an entire coven . In the event of a Witch's death, the 
Book of shadows may be passed down to his or her children or grandchildren, kept by a High Priestess &

High Priest of the Coven (if the witch was a member of one at the

time of her death), or burned in order to protect the secrets of the Craft. whichever course of action is taken,
 of course, depends entirely upon the customs of the particular Wiccan tradition and/or the Witch's own 
personal wishes.

A magickal journal kept by each wiccan initiate, in which spells, invocations, ritual notes, herbal recipes, dreams, divination results and material from the coven book can be recorded. Some people write in Thesbian script or in other alphabets.

Sew into the cover of the Book leaves of the sacred herbs vervain, rue, bay, willow or others, if you wish. They should be well-dried & secretly placed by the light of the moon. The covers of the Book of shadows should, of course, be covered with cloth.

Book of Shadows Outline

Book Blessing

Favorite Quotes & Magickal Rules
Magickal Information
1.Alphabet (Magickal) Research

2.Astral Projection Research

3.Astrological correspondences

4.Alantean Wand Instructions

5.Bi-Location Research

6.Biofeedback Research

7.Candle Magic Research

8.Chakra Research

9.Crystal Research

10.Color Magic Research

11.Compass Point Research

12.Divination Research

13.Dowsing Research

14.Druidic Research

15.Earth Magic Research

16.wiccan Magic Research

17.Elemental Tables

18.Emotions (Human) Research

20.Gem Research

21.Ghosts & Talking to the Dead

22.God/Goddess Research


24.Herb Magic Research

25.Magickal Correnspondence Tables

26.Magickal Definitions t

27.Moon Magic Research

28.Power Research

29.Psychic protection Research

30.Sensitivity Research

31.Shamanistic Research

32.Spell Casting Research

33.Symbol & Sigil Research

34.Tarot Research

35.Telepathy Research

36.Time Research

37.Vision Questing Research

38.Webweaving Guide

39.Women's/Men's Spirituality Research

Spells, hands-on information, working information, rituals, healing herbs, formula & other Basic instructions.

What is a Book of Shadows?

A Book of Shadows is a place to store all the information that you collect while you are studying. You can put anything from the Gods & Goddesses to rituals to even your deepest thoughts into it. Some people even have a DOS (Disk of Shadows) or two different books that they use. A Book of Shadows for information that they collect & a Book of Rituals for their rituals and spells.

What is in a Book of Shadows?

Book Blessing (ex: Morrigan’s Book Blessing)
Wiccan Law 
Wiccan Rede
Index if desired

*Alphabet (Magickal) Research
*Astral Projection Research
*Astrological Correspondences
*Atlantean Research
*BiLocation Research
*Biofeedback Research
*Candle Magic Research
*Chakra Research
*Civilization Magic Research (ex: Druidic, wiccan, Lemurian)
*Crystal Research
*Color Magic Research
*Compass Point Research
*Divination Research (ex: Tarot, Dowsing, Runes)
*Earth Magic Research
*Elemental Tables
*Emotions (Human) & Sensitivity Research
*Ethics (ex: Rule of Three)
*God/dess Research
*Herb Magic Research
*Magickal Correspondences Tables
*Magickal Definitions
*Moon Magic Research
*Power Research
*Psychic Protection Research
*Religion Research (ex: Hindu, Buddhism, Pagan)
*Shamanistic Research
*Spell Casting Research
*Spirit Research
*Symbol & Sigil Research
*Telepathy Research
*Time Research
*Vision Questing Research (also meditation)
*Webweaving Guide
How To Make Your Own Book of Shadows


Binder or Folder (Lever, 2 ring)
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
Super Glue
Fabric - Purple
See-Through Over-Lay - Lighter Purple with Silver Stars
Ribbon - Purple (Thicker) and Gold (Thinner)
Purple and Gold Thread
Fake Jewels
Iron and Ironing Board

Turn on hot glue gun, with glue inside. Place binder in the middle of cloth. Squirt glue on
one the shorter side of the folder. Place cloth over. Squirt more glue on the front shorter
side and affix. Place more on the bend and attach. Fix the longer side, but the bottom
only so you can stuff the covers. Stuff the front and back and place inside any herbs
which correspond to protection, spiritualism, consecrating, general magic, cleansing etc.
Add pot pourri if wanted. Glue top of fabric on. Glue on more fabric on the inside of the
folder. Attach second layer of cloth, include inside as well. Turn on iron and unfold
ironing board. Iron all ribbon in half so it looks crisp. Make sure iron setting is on low.
Make a pentagram with the gold ribbon and affix it with super, PVA or craft glue. With the
glue put on the fake, or real, jewels. Insert separators, paper and plastic sleeves. Label
the separators with numbers. Put down what the numbers mean on the front contents page, it
should be included with the dividers. Use plastic, but paper is more natural. Use a special
pen to write in your book.

Your book of shadows is complete.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS

Eight performances! -- Apr. 25th at 7pm; Apr. 26th at 11am, 3pm and 7pm; Apr. 27th at 11am, 3pm and 7pm and Apr. 28th at 7pm.
The one-and-only Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to Youngstown. Surprise and wonder will delight audiences with feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds, so does the anticipation. Anything can happen! Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance.

Covelli Centre
229 E Front Street
Youngstown OH 44503
tickets: 330-746-5600, option 3, or
Ringling Brothers All Access Pre Show


Thursday, April 10, 2014

I am Here

I just wanted to take the time to let you all know that I was sick and have not been able to get here until today I am going to make up my post here very soon and they will be posted Thank you all for hanging in with me Please look back in a couple of hour and I will be up to date Thanks everyone

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A-Z Challenge G Noah's Goat

GOAT. Goats are one of the earliest domesticated animals, providing humankind with milk, meat, hides, and fiber. They include several species of small, cloven-hoofed ruminants constituting the genus Capra. Similar to other ruminants, including cows and sheep, goats process plant roughage through a fermentation process within their compartmentalized stomachs, and they chew regurgitated, partially digested food known as cud. Unlike other ruminants, goats are agile browsers, preferring to reach upwards for foods such as the leaves, fruit, and bark of small trees rather than grazing on grasses. When the desired foods are unavailable, however, goats will consume any plant material accessible. It is this foraging ability and flexibility of diet that has secured the importance of goats as a food source in the world's subsistence economies.

Wild ancestors of modern goats, known as Persian or Bezoar goats (Capra aegagrus ) once roamed from South Asia to Crete. It is believed human goatherding began 10,000 years ago in the Zagros highlands of western Iran, as evidenced through selective slaughter of young males. DNA studies support that domestication began at that time due to the rapid growth of the goat population. Domesticated goats (Capra hircus ) demonstrate remarkable genetic uniformity worldwide. Genetic analysis suggests that goats were a commonly traded in ancient times, which dispersed the population to Europe, Africa, and Asia. Later, they provided a convenient source of milk and meat aboard the ships of European explorers, who introduced goats to the New World.

Selective breeding of goats has resulted in animals smaller than their ancestors, and with greater diversity of coat length, texture, and color. Noses are straight or convex; ears vary from negligible external organs to pendulous and droopy. Both males (bucks) and females (does) are horned. Hornless (polled) animals have been bred, though the recessive polled trait is associated with infertility. (Goat horns are frequently removed after they bud to prevent accidents.) One characteristic that has not changed with domestication is goat intelligence, judged superior to that of dogs. Numerous breeds have been developed for meat, milk, and fiber (including angora for mohair, and cashmere), in addition to being bred for hardiness and suitability to specific geographic regions.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that in 2001 close to 693 million goats were kept worldwide, with 95 percent of all stock found in developing countries. This compares to 1.3 billion cattle and 1 billion sheep. Regionally, South Asia has the most goats, with 205 million head, followed by East and Southeast Asia, due largely to the 157 million in China. Other nations with significant goat populations (in descending order) are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, and Somalia.

Official statistics on goat meat and milk greatly underestimate production since many goats are raised for personal family use. Primarily nations with large numbers of animals accounted for the most meat: over one-third of the global supply in 2001 came from China. Other significant producers include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Sudan, and Iran. Commercial milk production did not correlate so closely with number of head, however, reflecting cultural differences in dairy food use. In 2001, major producers were India, Bangladesh, and Sudan, followed by Pakistan, Somalia, Spain, Russia, France, and Greece.

Goat Products
Meat. Goat meat has a taste similar to mutton, with a slightly gamy flavor. It is lower in fat than either beef or mutton (due to a fat layer exterior to the muscle rather than marbled through it), and can be drier. The United States Department of Agriculture describes quality goat meat as firm and finely grained. The color can vary between females and males, from light pink to bright red. Kids, defined as under one year old, are often slaughtered at three to five months of age. Their meat is less flavorful and juicy, but more tender than the meat of older goats.

Goat meat is an important protein source in South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. It is consumed regularly in some parts of Latin America, such as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Brazil, and is regionally popular in China, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. The entire goat is usually consumed. An eviscerated carcass is typically cut, flesh and bone, into cubes for stewing, used in dishes such as curried goat and garlic-flavored caldereta, a Spanish specialty found also in Latin America and the Philippines. Roasted goat is popular worldwide, often considered a special-occasion food. In Saudi Arabia, the cavity is stuffed with rice, fruits, and nuts. Jerked goat leg, heavily seasoned before cooking over allspice wood, is a Jamaican specialty.

Organ meats are eaten, too. Goat's head soup is prepared in most regions where the meat is consumed. The dish is known as isiewu in Nigeria; the eyes are considered a delicacy. In Morocco, kidneys, liver, heart, lung, and pancreas are added to the meat to make goat tagine. In Kyrgyzstan, the testicles are roasted separately over the fire for consumption by men, and washed down with vodka. In the Philippines, paklay is an Ilocano specialty that combines goat intestines with sour fruits, such as unripe pineapple.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A-Z Challenge F Fox

Identification. The Fox were a hunting and agricultural society whose name for themselves was "Meskwahki-haki," meaning "Red earths" or "People of the red earth." Their identity is often confused with the Sauk. But even after the development of a close alliance between the two groups in the eighteenth century, the Fox have remained a single, clearly defined group.

Location. In aboriginal times the Fox were located in Present-day southern Michigan or northwestern Ohio. Prior to European contact they were driven by the Iroquois into Wisconsin, where they were located at the time of first direct Contact with Europeans in the mid-seventeenth century. Their territory at that time centered on the Wolf River and spread from Lake Superior south to the Chicago River and from Lake Michigan west to the Mississippi River.

Demography. In 1650 the Fox numbered approximately 2,500, and in the early nineteenth century, between 1,600 and 2,000. By 1867 the Fox population had declined to but 264 persons. In 1932 they numbered 403, and in 1955, 653. In the 1980s the Fox numbered about 1,000, with some 500 on the Sac and Fox Reservation in Tama County, Iowa.

Linguistic Affiliation. The Fox spoke an Algonkian Language, which those in Iowa still speak.

History and Cultural Relations
In the mid to late seventeenth century the establishment of a French trading post at Green Bay drew the Fox to the Wolf River area. Almost from the start, tension and conflict characterized Fox-French relations. This stemmed in part from Fox opposition to the French extending the fur trade to their traditional enemies, the Dakota. In 1712, twenty-five years of continuous warfare were initiated when the Fox who had moved to Detroit and were presumed by the French post there to be planning an assault were attacked by a coalition of tribes organized and incited by the French commander. During this period the Fox were nearly wiped out by warfare and disease. In 1733 they took refuge with the Sauk at Green Bay and soon thereafter both tribes fled to Iowa. Shortly after the cessation of hostilities in 1737 the Fox returned to Wisconsin, but by the late eighteenth century they were living on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River.

Between 1832 and 1842, Fox and Sauk ceded their lands to the United States and moved to a reservation in Kansas. On the Kansas reservation, relations between the two groups were marked by tension, and between 1856 and 1859 the Fox returned to Iowa and settled near Tama. The federal government opposed this move, but was unsuccessful in returning them to Kansas.

The descendants of the Fox have maintained many elements of the traditional culture, including their language and clan-organized ritual activities. An important factor in this process has been tribal ownership of land and resistance to land allotment.

In the early nineteenth century, the Fox settlement pattern alternated between large semipermanent villages occupied during the summer planting and fall harvesting seasons and small dispersed camps used during the winter and early spring hunting seasons. The semipermanent villages were located in river bottoms near agricultural fields and moved periodically as firewood resources were depleted. Generally, fewer than twenty dwellings or lodges made up a village, with the lodges aligned in parallel rows along an east-west axis. A typical summer lodge consisted of an elm-bark-covered pole scaffolding measuring forty to sixty feet long and twenty feet wide. Winter camps varied in size from one to a few extended families, with dwellings consisting of dome-shaped, poleframed structures covered with cattail mats. On the 3,476-acre reservation, the Fox now live in scattered modern housing.

Subsistence and Commercial Activities. The Fox were hunter-farmers whose subsistence focused on deer, bison, maize, squash, beans, and pumpkins. Trapping and hunting for the fur trade became an important part of the economic pattern very soon after European contact. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the seasonal pattern of economic activities included planting crops in May and June and harvesting in the early autumn, after which the summer villages dispersed and the people journeyed to their hunting grounds. Hunts were also carried out during the summer growing season. Midwinter was spent in temporary camps in sheltered river bottoms where the people remained until hunting activities were renewed in the early spring. In April the dispersed families returned to their summer village and initiated a new cycle of agricultural activities.

Since the 1950s, commuting to work in nearby cities has been an important part of the economic pattern of Fox living near Tama, Iowa. Tribal income is derived from renting tribal lands to local farmers.

Industrial Arts. The Fox displayed a typical Woodland pattern, relying on the bow and arrow for hunting and warfare. Clothes were made from deerskin. Aboriginal manufactures were quickly replaced with items obtained from Europeans.

Trade. Apart from furs taken to obtain European trade goods, hides and tallow, a by-product of deer hunting, and lead ore obtained through surface mining were important trade items for the Fox during the historic period.

Division of Labor. Traditionally men hunted, and women were responsible for growing crops and gathering roots, nuts, berries, and animal by-products such as honey and beeswax.

Land Tenure. When they settled near Tama, Iowa, in 1857, the Fox purchased 80 acres of land; since that time additional land purchases have brought tribal holdings to 3,476 acres.