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Happy New Year eteamz Fans,

www.robcostlow.com OK, we have a new year to do things better, grow mentally and physically, and reach new goals. Radio and cell phone frequencies of the world are penetrated with sounds of "time to get that six pack" or "gotta lay off the chips and salsa". But, there always seems to come excuses about this time of the month. Just over a week into the new year, things start going downhill. Goals dim from our mind. Why? Because we're lazy and we like it! Simple. Just like the eteamz web site, everything is at the tip of our fingertips.

I was appalled to hear this week that U.S. is rated higher than 14 other countries in teen obesity. I don't even want to know the new rates for young children and adults. If more and more youth keep getting involved in sports, why is this happening? It's kind of a paradox. Is it due to lack of complete cardio workouts in sports these days? Are coaches and parents too lax on the kids...rather them play video games instead of play outside? Are the nation's laws and sport league rules getting in the way due to possible injury lawsuits?

I used to have intense workouts in junior high and high school. It prepared me for the game. Are we losing the ability to truly prepare youth for their sports. If so, what can we do about it? Click here to voice your opinion.

 
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  • eteamz Updates
  • New League Administration Software
  • 101 with Ericha
  • Fitness Answers
  • Conveniently Collecting Fees & Data
  • epointz Winners
  • Spotlight Sites
  • SnapShotz Photo of the Month
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    eteamz Updates

    End Times Fixed - Attention Web Site Admins - The bug related to end times not "sticking" when scheduling practices and calendar events has been resolved. Thank you for your patience while we investigated and fixed the issues.

    PLUS Pricing - Attention Web Site Admins - As of February 8, 2004, there will be a price adjustment for the eteamz PLUS services. It has been over two years since any price adjustments. If you don't have PLUS, now is the time to upgrade and lock yourself into the current rate for your first month or year. Click here to review current prices. New prices will be posted on February 8, 2004.

    NOTE: All current annual and monthly subscriptions will renew at the new prices (starting February 8).

    PLUS Trials - Attention Web Site Admins - For those of you who have not logged into your Admin recently, all web sites are now receiving a free one week trial of the eteamz PLUS features. This will apply automatically to your site. At the end of the trial week, you will have a choice to upgrade or revert back to basic service. There will be a short survey to take if you choose not to upgrade. Your feedback will be very helpful for future improvements and service. You may upgrade to PLUS at anytime during the trial period. You do not have to wait until the trial is over. Click here to read all about eteamz PLUS.

    eteamz Buddy eteamz Buddy - More and more eteamz members are making extra cash to pay for uniforms, equipment, team travel expenses and more. Sign up for Buddy (eteamz' referral program), and start making cash for telling others about the service you already enjoy. Click here for more details and to get your own Buddy account.

    Choose Your Topicz - Who do you want to see next as the Hot Topicz speaker? Send your suggestions to hottopicz@eteamz.com. Don't know about Hot Topicz? Click here to check it out.

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    Logical Solutions League Organizer™ from Logical Solutions

    Check out our new partner, Logical Solutions, now providing league administration software solutions to organize your league's registration, scheduling, uniforms, equipment, and finances. This software is now FULLY compatible with our Online Registration services. The software is used by over 25 state soccer associations and thousands of leagues around the country. Click here for more details and to get the latest version for your league.

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    101 with Ericha 101 with Ericha

    Hello eteamz fans!

    Have you checked out the new eteamz home page? Let me know what you think of it by taking my poll.

    Are you looking for music to add to your site? We have a variety of sound files within the "eteamz Library" of sounds. You can add sound wherever you have an "Add Sound" button. For example, your Welcome and News folders. Once you click the "Add Sound" button, you will see a drop down list of the sounds we offer. If you don't find a sound file there you can upload your own. You can search on any major search engine such as www.google.com. Keep in mind that it's best to upload MIDI files as they're small in size. We also recommend keeping your sound files around 100K. The larger the sound file, the longer it will take for your members to download. You can also compress your sound files by using a compression program such as the two below.

    www.spinwave.com/crunchers.html
    www.webattack.com/freeware/gmm/fwgcomp.shtm

    For more information on uploading sounds please visit our FAQ page.

    These are the top questions we receive throughout the year. I've made them our new "Hall of Fame Questions" and will include them in each newsletter.

  • How to change your
  • Web Address
  • How to change your
  • Email Address
  • Make someone else the new
  • Head Webmaster
  • Adding more than three images to your Welcome folder.


  • Who will win in the NFL playoffs this weekend? Take my poll and let me know who you think is Super Bowl bound.

    As always, check out these rockin' sites I came across:

    www.eteamz.com/SimiValleyVikingBasketbal
    www.eteamz.com/sluggers14u

    Look out...your site may be next.

    If you have any suggestions for the next newsletter, send me an email to: erichastips@eteamz.com.

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    Click to Read Article Fitness Answers

    With the holidays come the annual vows to get into shape, but often-conflicting fitness advice makes it hard to stay on track. Here are the answers to some basic fitness questions. More...

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    Featured Online Registration Clients Click to visit active.com Stop the waiting in line! Collect team and player fees online!
  • West Portage Little League (MI)
  • Birmingham Little League (MI)
  • Diamond Council of Columbia (MO)
  • Tuckahoe Little League (VA)
  • Damascus Soccer Club (MD)
  • Lakeland City Little League Baseball (FL)
  • Norfolk Baseball Association (MA)
  • Northborough Baseball (MA)
  • Salem Youth Baseball (NH)
  • Western Hills Little League (TX)
  • The American Soccer Club - Spring 2004 (AL)
  • AYSO Region 1010 (TX)
  • Visit www.eteamz.com/registration for details.
     
    epointz
    Want a shot at some cash just for telling a few friends about your site? Get your fellow team and league members involved today!

    Keep in mind, winners displayed are for the previous month. The contest starts over the first of each month.
      Top Team Winners - December 2003
    1. Archbishop Spalding Boys Basketball - 121932 pts.
    2. Bob Jones High School Competition Cheerleading - 53352 pts.
    3. West Anchorage High School Hockey Team - 36602 pts.
      Top League Winners - December 2003
    1. Mason District Little League - 414236 pts.
    2. Santee American Little League - 59278 pts.
    3. Greater Columbia Volleyball Club - 37744 pts.
    Visit www.eteamz.com/epointz for details on how to participate and qualify for your shot at some big bucks.

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    Spotlight Sites
    How do they do it? Where do they get the time? Well, it's not as hard as it looks. Below are a few of our site building stars that can provide some inspiration and ideas for both new and long time eteamz users.

    Congrats to the January 2004 Spotlight winners! Be sure to stop by their guestbooks or message boards.

    Boy Scout Troop 48
    New Braunfels Bombers - White 12U Fastpitch
    Greater Columbia Volleyball Club
    Fremont Heat Hockey
    Ken-Tenn Cubs
    Hartselle 7 & 8 Football
    The Elm Grove Express
    Eagan Traveling Basketball
    UAF CHEER TEAM
    Ohio District One LL
    Angels Tee Ball

    If you think your site deserves to be in the spotlight, sign up today at www.eteamz.com/company/sites/spotlight!

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    Sun Catcher SnapShotz Photo of the Month

    Stuck in a Moment
    Submitted by: Jim Blando
    www.eteamz.com/queenvs


    This photo of the Queen V's Soccer Team was shot last season in the heat of a divisional playoff. The Queen V's went on to win 5-3.

    Note from the coach: "The ball just seemed to sit on her head forever."

    eteamz wants to see what you're all up to on the field, court, rink, water, whatever. Be a part of the eteamz SnapShotz program and send us your favorite sports photo. Click here to submit a photo.

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    All of you in cold places, stay warm. All of you with the privilege of being in warm places, don't take it for granted! Get out and be active. Have a great month!

    Until next time...

    Rob Costlow
    Community Manager
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    www.activeteamsports.com
     

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