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14 Jan

Basketball – One Week at a Time

For many children in our program, Spirit League is their first experience with team sports. Bryan is one of those children. Bryan started his first day of basketball afraid to walk onto the court; hiding on the sidelines. The former Spirit League Athletic Director and a Spirit League Board Member sat on the floor with him, offering encouraging words. While it took nearly 30 minutes on the sidelines, Bryan eventually joined his Team on the court; passing the ball to...

14 Jan

Overwhelmed… in a Good Way

Athletes Sam and Jake with their parents, Coach Sam and Katie. Our athletes with special needs gain so much when they participate as part of a team. Take Sam and Jake for example. These brothers, ages 9 and 6 years, play in Division 3, our youngest age division. On their first day with Spirit League, their mom Katie stood crying on the sidelines while watching them play soccer. When asked if she was alright, she responded saying that she couldn’t believe...

13 Jan

Benefit from Spirit League Noticed Beyond the Game

Esteban enjoying a treat after a great soccer season. Sure, Spirit League is a fun Saturday activity for our athletes. But did you know that benefits from the Spirit League experience can, and does, reach into everyday life? Take Esteban Soto for example. Following in the footsteps of his big brother Eric, Esteban started baseball in 2015 as a tentative and overwhelmed player. He wanted to play badly but struggled with some of the physical and social skills needed to play a...

01 Jan

Meet Teresa, our new Program Director

At Spirit League, we want our athletes to enjoy their game day and have an incredible team sports experience. In order to achieve this goal, the Spirit League team works behind the scenes during the week. But on game day, we want our families, coaches and team mentors to have a “go-to” person for questions and guidance. We have just the person for this important role. Meet Teresa Loge (pronounced Lo-Jay), our new Spirit League Program Director. As Program Director, Teresa will manage...