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Seminole Leagues

by Rebekah Grier

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Sports too often have a way of taking over the life of a family with school-aged children. Not at Seminole Leagues. Going into its fourth year, Seminole Leagues is a family-friendly sports program focused primarily on building character in its athletes, but the program also encourages the mastering of sport fundamentals for basketball, soccer, flag-football, and cheerleading.

Seminole Leagues, founded by Holy Cross Lutheran Academy and affiliated with Upward Sports as an outreach to the community, practices only one night a week and holds all games on Saturday mornings to give families a less-chaotic schedule. Each of the four co-ed sports are divided by age groups for athletes age four to 11 (Pre-K through fifth grade). While many athletes enroll from the Academy or Holy Cross Lutheran Church, new Seminole Leagues director Scott Yebba says his passion is to have a larger outreach.

“My vision is to get more kids from the community to join our leagues,” Scott says with great enthusiasm.

Seminole Leagues teams meet at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy’s upper school campus in Sanford and play either in the school’s gym or on its recently re-landscaped, regulation-sized soccer field. All coaches and referees are volunteers and help foster an environment of healthy, honest competition and sportsmanship.

With continued growth in athlete enrollment, Seminole Leagues is always looking to expand its programs, and organizers hope to add volleyball for 2018.

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