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Gordon Athletic Association
Annual GAA Membership Meeting
January 26, 2015 – 07:00 PM
Greetings and happy New Year. I hope all of our families had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for all the excitement 2015 has to bring. As we kick the 2015 year, I want to remind all parents that the GAA annual open meeting will be held on Monday, January 26th at 7:00 PM in the Gordon Cafeteria. This meeting is the perfect opportunity for our members to share constructive plans to strengthen our association, voice their concerns and most importantly to consider volunteering their time as a committee member, board member or sports director. There is no agenda for this meeting. It is an open forum for members to address the GAA board directly.
I want to share some board member updates with all of you. In the past year, we welcomed a new president, myself, Brooke Chambers, a new Vice President, Devin Robinson, and a new cheering director, Lori Eggleston. We all had big roles to fill thanks to the great job of those before us. We would like to thank Nicole Botkin for service as secretary and wish her the best. Carolyn Martin has been nominated to fill her position and we anticipate she will be voted in at the next meeting. If you have the opportunity, please take a moment to welcome our new board members and thank those that are moving on for their service. Our board has begun work rewriting the Gordon Parent and Player Conduct Codes and would welcome any suggestions that you may have that would help us in continuing to make GAA the best it can be.
Gordon Athletics has another successful year behind us. We had lots of wins and a few losses, but most importantly we have children and families that have been provided the opportunity to experience what Gordon Athletics are all about!
Remember, it is through all of the time people volunteer that keeps GAA strong. I hope to see many of you next week at our meeting.
Order Your Basketball Spirit Wear and Athlete Shorts
Spirit wear and team shorts available for purchase online. Orders placed prior to December 7 will be delivered prior to the first games of the season. Purchasing online is as easy as logging in and selecting your merchandise!
Girls and Boys Basketball Online Registration Launched Through New Website
Gordon Athletic Association, through the sponsorship of Dick's Sporting Goods, is moving to a new website. The new website, sports.bluesombrero.com/gordonpatriots, is still under construction, but one important feature is up and running - online registration for boys and gils basketball!
To register online, go to sports.bluesombrero.com/gordonpatriots and follow the few simple steps below:
There are just a few easy steps to this process. First, you (parent/guardian) must register as user of our new website/online registration and information system. Once you have established your account and added your participants (athletes), the new online registration system will select the programs open for you to register. Finally, select the program for which you are registering and complete all of the registration and payment information. It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
Basketball Appreciation Day at Dick's Sporting Goods
Sunday, November 9 is Basketball Appreciation Day at Dick's. Directors will be on hand from 12:00 noon until 4:00 PM to distribute discount coupons and take your player's registration for the 2015 season.
Basketball On-Site Registrations and Open Gym Times
2015 Basketball season is quickly approaching. On-site registrations have been scheduled for the following dates and locations:
October 18 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Gordon Football Field during the Football Home Game
October 23 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Gordon Elementary School Bus Loop during Fall Festival
November 9 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM Dick's Sporting Goods (behind Chesterfield Town Center)
Open Gym times and sites are as follows:
Tuesday, November 11 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Reams Elementary School
Thursday, November 13 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM at Gordon Elementary
Tuesday, November 18 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM at Reams Elementary School
Thursday, November 20 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM at Gordon Elementary
Tuesday November 25 time and place TBD Pre-Season Tournament
Practices will begin December 1.
2014 Football Schedule
Morning Game Times Night Game Times
FLAG 9:00 AM FLAG 5:00 PM
MINORS 10:00 AM MINORS 6:00 PM
JUNIORS 11:00 AM JUNIORS 7:00 PM
SENIORS 12:00 NOON SENIORS 8:00 PM
* Game times for Juniors and Seniors may not reflect accurate start times if the previous game runs long.
*NEW* Football Spirit Wear Collection
Get a jump start on this years Spirit Wear Collection! We will be placing an order the first week of practice in order to be sure it arrives in time for the first game. ALL orders must be placed online, flyer with directions attached.
We will be selling a limited number of "Gordon ELITE socks" as soon as they arrive from the distributor, more information to come as soon as I have it. They look awesome!
Check out all the great new designs, so we can show our Gordon Pride!
Gordon Appreciation Day At Dick's
On Sunday, July 27th, 2014 from, the Midlothian, Chesterfield Towne Center, Dick’s Sporting Goods store location will be hosting the 4th annual Gordon Patriots Appreciation Discount Day to assist families and players with preparing for the upcoming football season.
Any Gordon Patriots football and cheerleading participant can print out the attached appreciation day coupon that will enable you to receive 20% off your entire purchase (some exclusions apply) on Sunday, July 27th. This is a great opportunity to not only get 20% off all of your necessary football equipment but it’s a great opportunity for back to school shopping or to get 20% off that kayak or treadmill you have had your eye on.
If you are unable to make it to the appreciation day event please remember that you can click this link -http://app.dcsg.com/couponsheet/?s=336312 - to print out your Team Packet football coupon sheet, which is good for discounts off your football purchases (as listed on the coupon) all season long. You will not be able to use the football team packet coupon in addition to the appreciation day coupon on the appreciation day.
Gordon Patriots families should print off the attached appreciation day coupon and bring it with them to the Midlothian, Chesterfield Towne Center, Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 fromin order to take advantage of the discount. If you are unable to make it during those times, Dick’s Sporting Goods will still honor the discounts throughout the entire day.
Please make sure to stop by the Gordon Patriots table to register to win gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods!
Oh What A Night for the Yearling "Crushers"
The 2014 Gordon Yearling team (The Crushers) rallied to beat Clover Hill in the semi-finals and won the right to advance to the Yearling (9-10 Year old) Finals against Woolridge on Thursdayevening.
The first few innings went well for The Crushers but as the clock struck 9, the steam engine of Gordon began to wind down.
Even in defeat, this group was still all smiles as the hardware of plaques were handed out to each member of the team in attendance.
Boys in the picture starting from left to right front row:
Walker, Reid, Joshua (captain) Ryan, Hayden and Nathan. Second row l-r..Mark, Andon, Cambell, Ryan, Justin. Players not pictured: Landon and Bo.
Back row coaches l-r..Nathan Reeves, Lowell Ivy, Chuck Fox and Mike Evans. Coach Leamer, not pictured.
Great job boys!! Great Season!!
Good luck to the 5 Gordon players participating in the Pony VA state non-travel all-star tournament in Windsor, VA. The contingent includes from Gordon Mustang: Hadi Bruno, Brad Jenkins and Mitchell Bundick
Gordon Yearling: Bo Leamer and Reid Ivy
Tournament games begin . Look for more information as it becomes available.
VCU Baseball Camp
Every summer VCU Rams run week-long camps Youth Summer Camps. This year is their first year doing one at Huguenot Little League off of Robious Crossing. This year's baseball camp will run from . The goal of these camps is to work with kids and help to make them all better baseball players. Registration information can be found on through the following link: VCU-RAMS SUMMER BASEBALL CAMP
Gordon Athletic Association (GAA) neither supports nor discourages your participation in these camps. GAA merely makes you aware that they are occurring in the area.
Yearling's Win Keeps Them in Winner's Bracket
Gordon’s Yearling had an epic fight against the #3 seed Matoaca today at Iron Bridge Park. They persevered through a couple of tough middle innings, and managed to get every boy on base during the game. The team welcomed back Landon after his three week injury, he contributed 3 walks, a run scored and an RBI. Ryan on the mound and Campbell with his triple and work behind the plate in the first inning really rattled the other team!
Coach Ivy’s Yearlings advance to the final four in the winners bracket, and play Monday night at 6 PM on Field #11 at Iron Bridge.
Gold Division CYSA Softball Co-Champions
Gordon 10U Softball went 21-1-1 on the season and are co-champions of the Gold Division for CYSA Softball. Pictured below with co-champions Matoaca. Pictured in bottom photo: (L to R) bottom row: Katie Delany, Kaitlyn Tucker, Delaney Miller, Megan Coppola; second row: Lexi Burks, Zoë Smith, Colby Hayes, Kaelin Wright, Kyra Kerr; top row: Coach Beverly Wood, Lexi Folkes, Coach Bryan Smith, Coach Bill Wood; not pictured: Skyler Dixon. Way to go Gordon!!!
Monacan Football Meeting and Fall Physicals
Additionally, athletes who need physicals to play fall sports can sign up for Sports physicals to be held at Monacan:
Mojo Takes the Field
Baseball is in full "swing"..
Monacan Youth Football Camp Registration Open
Sign up by May 31 for your son or daughter to participate in Monacan Football's Youth Football Camp. Dates and times are included below. Additional information can be found at http://monacansports.com/index.cfm?action=main.teamcamps&id=65764.
2014 Cheerleading and Football Sign Ups
Monacan Boosters' Golf Tournament
Monacan Boosters are still looking for teams for their 20th Anniversary Golf Tournament. Interested golfers can find a brochure with registration information at monacansports.com. Don't golf? No problem. Organizers of this Monacan Boosters' fundraiser need sponsors for contests, hole sponsors, beverage cart sponsors and door prizes. For additional information, contact Denise Langford at 804-543-3877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play It Again Gordon
Gordon Football's Newest Addition - Play It Again Gordon
We've reached the end of another football season, and as you sort through your player's practice gear for use next year, consider donating equipment and practice wear your player has (or will) outgrow by next season to Gordon Football. Bring your player's old sports equipment (cleats, pads, practice pants, gloves, etc.) to spring sign-ups, Senior uniform returns or email Mike Martin, Assistant Football Director to arrange a drop off time and place. All donated equipment will be stored until the start of next fall's football season, at which time it will be made available for sale to players who may be in need of a “gently” used item or two for their start to the season at a price much reduced from even the second hand sports stores in the area.
Gordon Team Pictures
View and purchase photos and merchandise of your sports team at the home of Gordon Athletic Association's photographic site. All profits from merchandise sales go directly to GAA.