Forever Scott Scorpions!
On May 15th 2017, THREE Scorpion Alumni (2008-2012) signed their NCAA Letters of Intent to play College Football! These three athletes played together as Scorpions for 5 years, then Thomas Dale Knights for 4 years. They now move on to the next level....but are FOREVER SCORPIONS!
Well done young men.
Matt Lawton - Bridgwater College Eagles (Old Dominion Athletic Conf)
Davonte Russell - Averett University Cougars (USA South Conf)
Christian Faber - Hampden Sydney Tigers (Old Dominion Athletic Conf)
Pictured Left to right - Coach Lawton, Matt Lawton, Davonte Russell, Christian Faber, Coach Faber
Our Scott Scorpion Minor A Basketball Team wins County Championship!....AND....
meets with the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia! WELL DONE SCORPIONS!
Pictured here (left to right) is:
Front Row: Benjamin Street, Brennan Ridley, Governor Terry McAuliffe,
Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Chase Swift
Second Row: Brogan Gallagher
Third Row: Oscar Whitely, Jordan Seaborne, Ethan Minter, Maddax Lee
Fourth Row: Coach Travis Ridley, Coach Michael Edwards
The Scott Athletic Association is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and was formed to provide football, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, and NOW girls softball for the youth in our community. The Scott Athletic Association was formed to ensure that the youth in our community would be better served and have a greater opportunity to participate in organized sports.
Develop well-rounded young men and women who learn not only the fundamentals of athletics, but also the importance of education, teamwork, and strong character - and having a good time along the way. We practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness. Our program stresses learning lessons of value far beyond the playing days, such as self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, and, good sportsmanship.
The Value of Sports
Sports are one of the greatest tools that exist in today's society to help children develop positive character traits and life values. Early adolescence is a time when children are looking for basic values that they can count on in their lives. Under the right conditions, many youth sports experiences can be enormously beneficial, teaching the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and hard work, among many other qualities.
During the years in which most children are typically involved in organized sports they are learning about themselves psychologically, physically, emotionally, and socially. During this time in their lives their personalities are being molded, their bodies are going through all sorts of changes, and their minds are forming lasting impressions on the importance of sports in their lives. It is at this level that parents and coaches play the greatest role in making the sports experience positive, healthy, but safe. Clearly, the results of a child's experiences during these years are crucial, especially when we consider the positive role sports can play in their overall development.
Children learn a multitude of important lessons through sports that are basic to leading productive adult lives in our society. Sports provide an ideal forum to teach such valuable fundamentals as ethics, abiding by the rules, winning and losing with grace, coping with success and failure, respecting authority figures, always striving to do your best, etc. These traits provide the building blocks that help young citizens of our communities become well-balanced adults, and which translate into leading productive lives. Activities at home, church, school and clubs, to name just a few, all play a big role in a child's growth and development.
Organized sports are certainly at, or near, the top of that list.