• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Destination Recreation Expo at JCC Recreation Center 2/22

Tomorrow’s the day! The annual Destination Recreation Expo is Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at the James City County Recreation Center. It’s your family’s one-stop-shop to all Parks and Recreation has to offer! Get your sneak preview of the 2014 spring/summer activity brochure, explore information booths, interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities – see you there

 

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Petanque anyone ?

Petanque/bocce courts are now available at Mid County Park in James City County. JCC Parks and Recreation provided court space and construction materials and the Mid County Park Petanque Group members built the courts and will maintain them.

Petanque can be played by two teams of one to four players. Metal balls, known as boules, are thrown with the goal of placing them closest to the target.

The courts are open during park hours and players should bring their own boules and equipment. If you prefer to play with the Group, games are held every Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For those wanting to try out the game, there will be instruction and extra boules available.

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Find out more about outdoor activities on Williamsburg Outside.com

Redskins head to Richmond VA for training camp

Want to see the Redksins in action at training camp ? Don’t be surprised if you hear a lot of people talking about going to Richmond in the next few weeks.

Starting this week , July 25th, 2013 the Washington Redskins will hold training camp in Richmond, VA for the first time this summer, at a new facility that’s expected to draw 100,000 fans — 60 percent of whom will be tourists .A chance to watch Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo and the rest of the defending NFC East champions practice (free of charge) is a great reason to make the drive down Interstate 64

 

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Redskins 2013 Training Camp Schedule

 

2013 BON SECOURS WASHINGTON REDSKINS TRAINING CENTER FAN SCHEDULE

The practices listed below are open to the public free of charge. Practice dates are subject to change without notice (especially in the event of inclement weather). Gates will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to visit www.redskins.com/trainingcamp for up-to-the-minute information.

 

***DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE–PRACTICE SESSIONS CAN BE CANCELED WITHOUT NOTICE***

 

Thursday, July 25 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Friday, July 26 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Saturday, July 27 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Sunday, July 28 No practice, players’ day off  
Monday, July 29 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Tuesday, July 30 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Wednesday, July 31 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Thursday, Aug. 1 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Friday, Aug. 2 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice

Saturday, Aug. 3

Fan Appreciation Day–Noon  
Sunday, Aug. 4 No practice, players’ day off  
Monday, Aug. 5 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Tuesday, Aug. 6 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Wednesday, Aug. 7 No practice, team travel  
Thursday, Aug. 8 No practice, game day  
Friday, Aug. 9 No practice, player travel  
Saturday, Aug. 10 1 p.m. Practice  
Sunday, Aug. 11 No practice, players’ day off  
Monday, Aug. 12 10 a.m. Walkthrough 3:20 p.m. Practice
Tuesday, Aug. 13   12:40 p.m. Practice
Wednesday, Aug. 14   12:40 p.m. Practice
Thursday, Aug. 15   12:40 p.m. Practice
Friday, Aug. 16 9:45 a.m. Practice  

 

  • Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during practice, overlooking the practice fields. No bleachers are available on-site. Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center visitors can walk around designated areas outside the practice fields to watch their favorite players.
  • For security purposes, all visitors and bags entering the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center grounds are subject to search by team security.
  • The City of Richmond will offer a variety of parking options for Redskins fans during training camp. With the exception of City Stadium, which will cost $7 and includes a shuttle, all parking facilities will be $5. A list of available parking lots provided by the City of Richmond can be found at www.redskins.com/trainingcamp.

  • Camp Breaks on Friday, Aug. 16. All practices from this date on will be closed to the public.

New High School Lacrosse Team in Williamsburg

Many thanks to Coach Charlie Turner for his efforts in bringing a boys high school lacrosse team to Williamsburg VA

imageSpring signals the return of baseball, track, tennis and soccer for many greater Williamsburg athletes. But for a continually growing segment of the population, lacrosse is becoming the sport of choice for the warmer weather.

Walsingham is perhaps the only Williamsburg school that has been able to meet the demands of establishing a lacrosse program. With a boys varsity team in place, the Trojans introduced a middle school girls team this spring.

And the Williamsburg Warriors Lacrosse League has also been a great option for youth interested in the sport.

But there has still been little opportunity for high school boys. Realizing this, a few prospective players and coaches banded together with the common interest of forming a new team in Williamsburg. After several years of planning and with the support of the Hampton Roads Lacrosse League, a chapter of U.S. Lacrosse, the Williamsburg JV High School team makes its debut this spring.

The squad, better known as the Royals, is made up of ninth, 10th and 11th grade boys from Warhill, Jamestown and Lafayette high schools. And the team includes both players with experience in the sport and some that are brand new. The team will compete with high school teams that include Grafton, Menchville, Poquoson ,Tabb , York, Cox , Currituck ,First Colonial, Grassfield ,Great Bridge, Hickory , Kellam, Maury, Princess Anne from the York County, Newport News, Poquoson, Va Beach, Chesapeake and Outer Banks areas

Charlie Turner the Royals head coach  is thrilled for this lacrosse expansion in greater Williamsburg.

Read more here

Read more about other youth lacrosse opportunities in Williamsburg VA here

Destination Recreation Expo at James City County Rec Center 2013

imageIt’s Expo time! – Come to the FREE Destination Recreation Expo Feb. 23 ,2013, 9 a.m.-noon at the James City County Recreation Center.

Be one of the first to register for the upcoming summer camps, discover your parks and learn about classes and programs.

Interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and raffles are just a few great features of this event. We’ll keep your children engaged while you gather information about summer camp opportunities, sports, aquatics, special events, parks and facilities, REC Connect and inclusion programs.

Dogwood Classic to be held April 2013 @ Colonial Downs

imageSteeplechase horses will compete at Colonial Downs in New Kent and tailgaters will party on the country’s second largest dirt oval as Central Virginia’s new spring racing event will kick off with an early April date.

The first ever “Dogwood Classic” will be held the afternoon of Saturday April 6th, 2013. Colonial Downs will produce the new event and oversee all operational aspects. A number of National Steeplechase Association (NSA) races are expected to take place on the Secretariat turf course and tailgating will be available on the track’s 1 ¼ mile dirt track.

The name “Dogwood Classic” was obtained thru a contest and promoted by Cox Radio stations in Richmond. Of all potential names submitted, five were chosen by a panel and posted for on line voting. Dogwood Classic received 33% of the votes while Commonwealth Spring Classic was second with 20%. The next three in order were Colonial Downs Spring Fling, Kentland Races and Brick House Races.

“We want to kick off the inaugural Dogwood Classic with an immediate vibrancy,” said Colonial Downs President Ian Stewart. “We’re excited to offer this event at the beginning of the spring festival season when nice weather has arrived and everyone is ready to shake off winter and enjoy terrific racing in a great party atmosphere.”

More event details and tailgating information will be available in the coming days at dogwoodclassic.com and via facebook.

A  “launch party” is being planned for November 15th. For more information, call 804-966-7223.

Inside the BRD: Hornsby Middle Football Team beats Grafton 13-12 in OT thriller for Bay Rivers title

Our son has been blessed to be part of youth football in the Williamsburg VA area for the past eight years. First as a Williamsburg Hornet and this past year at Hornsby Middle School.

The teams success is mostly due to the amazing coaching staff most of whom have  have been with the team for the entire eight year span. 

Although the local high schools get all the press coverage I wanted to share this recap from the end of the season championship game played last Saturday.

Hornsby Middle School’s game-tying touchdown and game-winning point after in the Bay Rivers District football championship game were nearly disasters. Instead they will be remembered by Hawks players as the great ending to a 13-12 overtime victory over Grafton Middle School on Saturday at Bailey Field in Yorktown.

With the Hawks trailing 12-6 in OT, Hunter Brittain collided with teammate Jack Erwin vying for quarterback Caden Darber’s pass near the back of the end zone. Brittain gathered in the ball before it hit the ground and before going out of the back of the end zone to tie the game at 12-12.

Hornsby Middle School’s game-tying touchdown and game-winning point after in the Bay Rivers District football championship game were nearly disasters. Instead they will be remembered by Hawks players as the great ending to a 13-12 overtime victory over Grafton Middle School on Saturday at Bailey Field in Yorktown.

Then Carter Weissenfluh, all 5-feet and 78 pounds of him, came on to kick the extra point, admitting “I was nervous.” But Weissenfluh kept his focus despite a “wiggly” hold and kicked the ball through the uprights to give the Hawks (8-0) the title.

“He’s clutch,” Hawks coach Scott Vinson said of Weissenfluh. “He missed one early in the game, but he’s made 13 this season.

“A lot of middle school teams don’t have kickers.”

Weissenfluh said, “The reason I was nervous, is because I knew it was such a big kick, but I knew I was going to make it.”

The ending was disappointing for the Clippers, who often outplayed the Hawks in building a 187-90 total offense advantage through regulation. The Clippers (6-2) lost the regular season meeting between the teams by three touchdowns, but controlled the action after a shaky beginning.

Darber, who’s zoned to play for Jamestown High, got the Hawks off to a spectacular start by running 54 yards on the first play from scrimmage. Two plays later he passed to a wide-open Erwin for a 23-yard touchdown and the Hawks led 6-0.

The Clippers, led by the rushing combination of Xavier Longoria and Jordan Ballowe, as well as the passing of Evan Cole, moved consistently every time they had the ball. Ballowe, a seventh-grader, made a terrific 25-yard run inside the Hawks 10, only to be stopped when Darber recovered his fumble.

“Caden Darber is the kind of kid you can build a around,” Vinson said of his QB and hard-hitting linebacker, who made tackle after tackle for the Hawks defense. “He’s a beast.

“And (linebacker) Trey Drummond, who’s all of 85 pounds, made a lot of tackles. He’s one of 15 players we have who are under 100 pounds.”

The Clippers had better luck on a drive early in the second half. Longoria had a 15-yard run and Cole (6 of 8 passing, 67 yards) threw for 14 yards to Ray Gonzalez (62 yards receiving).

That set up Longoria’s 1-yard touchdown run that tied the game at 6-6 late in the third quarter. But Marcos Piggott stopped Ballowe short on the two-point conversion run and the game would remain tied into overtime.

Longoria put Grafton on top 12-6 with a 1-yard TD run in overtime, following the block of big Chase Wilson into the end zone. Zach Pennycuff, one of the Hawks’ biggest players at 5-9, 148 pounds, came up big in stopping Longoria short of the goal line on the two-point conversion try.

“He came crashing down and penetrated through the line,” Pennycuff said. “I hit him, stopped him and we won.”

They did indeed, avoiding two near disasters when they got the ball in overtime. They celebrated, all 50 of them, by mobbing Weissenfluh after his clutch kick.

“We kept 50 kids and 10 coaches, none of them paid, which is probably the largest roster any middle school team has ever had,” Vinson said. “Many have played four or five years of little league, so we wanted them to have a place to play.

“They all got along, and among the 50 kids there were 200 A’s on their report cards at five classes apiece. These kids did what they were supposed to on the field and off.”

Athletic Fees to start in WJCC Schools

Starting in  the 2012-13 athletic year WJCC School Board has adopted an Athletic Fee for all students wishing to participate in school sponsored sports.  Williamsburg/ James City County Schools  will collect athletic fees from all student- athletes at the middle school and high school levels. The fee is per season and is $60 for high school sports and $50 for middle school sports. Fees will be collected after team rosters are finalized and before the first game. If a student plays for multiple teams in one season, the fee is only collected once. .

Top Gun Football University Camp Returns to Williamsburg for 2012

Football University’s Top Gun camp is coming back to Williamsburg VA for 2012.

More than 1200 athletes from around the nation will  descend upon the facilities at Warhill Sports Complex.  Last years event drew players from across the US ,  Canada, ,the United Kingdom and Austria as the coaches put them through their paces.

This will be the third  year for FBU to finish their camp season in Williamsburg with the Top Gun event. This final camp is the culmination of a camp season that started in Hawaii in January.

The camp which showcases  the country’s top middle and high school  top high school football players will run from  July 19-21, 2012.

What a boon for our area economy. It was reported last year that this event brought  a $2 million return to the Williamsburg/ James City County economy. (SPORTS MARKETING WORKS !)

Top Gun is the culmination of Football University’s 43-camp nationwide tour gathering the most elite performers from across the United States and allowing them to display their abilities together on one stage. Football University has an impressive alumni list that includes some of the top college football players in the nation, such as 2008’s No. 1 prospect and current Ohio State Buckeye Terrelle Pryor, 2009’s No. 1 prospect Bryce Brown, and 2010’s No. 1 prospect Ronald Powell, as well as U.S. Army All-Americans, Football University Youth All-Americans, and hundreds of Division I players. 

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For 2012 FBU Top Gun will bring the 1000+ of the nation’s top athletes in grades 6 – 11 to Williamsburg, VA.  Participating athletes are hand-selected by our NFL coaches from FBU’s 40 regional camps.  At the heart of FBU Top Gun is its elite instructional staff made up of former NFL coaches and NFL athletes, who will spend three days with these elite athletes at Top Gun.  Almost all of the instructors currently coach, play, or train top NFL and college athletes.  Now entering its fourth year, FBU Top Gun will feature the next generation of football talent, including future U.S. Army All-Americans, college stars, and NFL stars. 

New this year in Williamsburg is an additional youth football camp following the Top Gun event

Top Gun- Youth Camp 2012– July 23-25 for 6th-8th Graders

Football University: Top Gun- Youth Football Camp Will take place July 23-25, 2012, at Warhill HS and Sports Complex. All athletes must have been in 6th-8th grade in the fall of 2011 to participate in TOP GUN- Youth Football Camp. FBU is the nation’s most exclusive and elite football camp experience. Although FBU does have an invitation-only policy, due to the elite level of training and athletes, we strongly encourage athletes to nominate themselves. Please refer to the  nomination and policy page for more information.

More details on Football University can be found at www.FootballUniversity.org.

Highlight video from 2010 camp in Williamsburg VA

 

 

TOP GUN: Who, What, Where, When?

Who? Approximately 1,000 elite youth and high school players chosen from the best of the Football University camps along with about 100 former NFL players and coaches.

What? The largest assimilation of prep and youth talent in North America where the top athletes from Football University can square off against each other to improve their skills and technique while finding where he stands through intense competition.

Where and When? This year, TOP GUN will take place Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 23 at the Warhill Sports Complex located at 4725 Stadium Road, Williamsburg, Va., 23188. Opening ceremonies kickoff at 2:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 21.

Do you have to go to a FBU camp to attend TOP GUN?

–TOP GUN participants are chosen from those standout athletes at their local FBU camp.

Who decides which athletes are selected for TOP GUN?

–TOP GUN participants are chosen by our NFL faculty and our FBU staff.

What ages may participate at TOP GUN?

–Athletes from grades 6 through 12 are invited.

We’ve Got Camp

imageThe James City County Parks and Recreation Spring/Summer 2012 catalog  is now available online.

The brochures highlights summer camps and all Parks and Recreation programs, events and activities through September.

Youth camps are offered for art., writing, golf, soccer, tennis, kayaking, 4H, Cycling, baseball, basketball, aviation, cooking, engineering, fencing, Lego-robotics, and many more.

Copies of the brochure can also be picked up at the Community Centers, the Satellite Services Office in Toano and at the County and City libraries.

 

You can read the 2012 Edition here

Got Soccer ? in Williamsburg VA

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Over 100 soccer teams( and their parents and siblings)  from nine states (Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey) will be in Williamsburg, VA this weekend.

The Virginia Friendlies Soccer Tournament is set for this weekend at Williamsburg, Va.’s Warhill Sports Complex and Hornsby Middle School.

Players will be competing in matches against  other US Youth Soccer Regional ODP (Olympic Development Teams)  and State ODP Teams. The soccer players attending this event  have an opportunity to be observed and evaluated by a US Soccer National Team Scouts who will be attending this event.

This event is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), which is the National Governing Body for soccer. The USSF falls under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee and the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA). The mission of the USSF includes the preparation of teams for domestic and international competitions such as the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, US Cup, CONCACAF Championships and international exchanges.

Come on out and see them play games from Friday, Feb. 24 through Sun. Feb. 26.

See game lineup/ schedule here

Play Tarzan on five ziplines, two swings, and a series of rope ladders, bridges, and trapezes @ Freedom Park in Williamsburg

As previously reported in Jan 2012 , Go Ape, a treetop adventure company, is breaking ground on its second U.S. location.  The new course will be located at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, a convenient location for the area’s millions of tourists. Course Swings into Action in May 2012, Features a 600 Ft. Long Zipline —

As previously reported in Jan 2012 , Go Ape, a treetop adventure company, is breaking ground on its second U.S. location.  The new course will be located at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, a convenient location for the area’s millions of tourists.

Go Ape launched its first U.S. course in May 2010 in Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville, MD.  Since then, more than 30,000 people have monkeyed around in the trees. 

The eco-educational outdoor experience will provide visitors with 2-3 hours of outdoor fun and exercise while they navigate through the treetops.  The course will span seven acres and feature five ziplines, two Tarzan swings, and a series of rope ladders, bridges, swings, and trapezes, all situated in the treetops of Freedom Park.  In addition, Go Ape is excited to reveal new obstacles that will be the first-of-their-kind in the U.S., including a 600 foot long zipline.

imageCatering to all skill levels, Go Ape is ideal for friend and family outings, corporate team building, birthday parties, date nights, bachelor/bachelorette parties, school groups, scout events, and church groups – basically anyone who is looking for a fun and exciting activity that gets them into nature.

“Given the great success of our first course, we are thrilled to have been awarded the opportunity to expand Go Ape’s U.S. presence with the new site.  We are thankful to all of our supporters for helping to make this happen and are excited to offer a second location that will provide Virginia residents and area visitors with a unique opportunity to live life adventurously,” commented Dan D’Agostino, managing director of Go Ape USA.  “Williamsburg is an ideal location for us and we are happy to provide a family-friendly and healthy activity for residents of the community and tourists.”

D’Agostino anticipates hiring 12 employees at the Williamsburg location.

imageIn addition to attracting families, Go Ape courses are popular groups from corporations, churches and universities.  “We cater to a lot of different team building groups,” says D’Agostino.

“Tourism is a huge business in Williamsburg and family-friendly outdoor adventure activities are in high demand.  There is nothing like Go Ape in the area and we anticipate a lot of interest in the course,” commented John Carnifax, James City County Parks and Recreation Director.  “Go Ape is a great way to attract more visitors to Freedom Park and James City County and to help generate revenue during these tough economic times.”

Go Ape hopes to add courses throughout the U.S. Go Ape began in the United Kingdom in 2002 and has 28 courses around the world.

To learn more about Go Ape or to book your visit to the course, please visit www.goape.com.  To see images, join the fan page of Go Ape USA on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GoApeUSA or receive updates via Go Ape USA on Twitter

Got Kids in James City County Va ?

kids sports in james city county Then plan on attending the “Destination Recreation Expo” on  Saturday, February 25, 2012 from  9 a.m.-noon at the  James City/Williamsburg Community Center on Longhill RdThen plan on attending the “Destination Recreation Expo” on  Saturday, February 25, 2012 from  9 a.m.-noon at the  James City/Williamsburg Community Center on Longhill Rd

You can learn about all the recreational programs ,summer camps, sports classes and leagues, outdoor programs, aquatic programs, Rec Connect, inclusion programs and special events available to you and your family through James City County Parks and Recreation and its programming partners. Representatives from all of the local athletic leagues will be on hand to answer your questions about youth football, lacrosse, soccer, baseball softball, running, track and field, gymnastics and many more sports.

Take part in fitness and activity demonstrations, speak with the more than 40 park, recreation, sports and fitness exhibitors on site for the day, and tour the Community Center with a guided host!

Be one of the first to register for summer camp!

Raffles and discounts given throughout the day!

For more information on the James City County ,Destination Recreation Expo visit

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Kingsmill Hosts USTA Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament October 2nd–9th 2011

The Kingsmill Tennis Club in Williamsburg VA will once again be the host site for the 2011 Women’s USTA Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament  This year’s event will be the third year we have held a women’s professional tennis tournament at Kingsmill. Based on  past years experiences, you can expect another week of great tennis from up-and-coming female players from all over the world.

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Registration Opens For 2nd Annual Run For The Dream In Colonial Williamsburg

Runners interested in participating in the 2nd Annual Run for the Dream Half Marathon and 8K Run/Walk may register online here beginning this Friday, July 15. The half marathon will take place in Williamsburg on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Early general registration for the half marathon is $75 until October 1. Active duty members of the military may register for $45. Wounded Warriors may register for free. The first 3,000 registrants for the half marathon will receive a free pass to Busch Gardens and the first 6,000 registrants in either race will receive a free pass to Colonial Williamsburg, both to be used race weekend.

Runners interested in participating in the 2nd Annual Run for the Dream Half Marathon and 8K Run/Walk may register online here beginning this Friday, July 15. The half marathon will take place in Williamsburg on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Early general registration for the half marathon is $75 until October 1. Active duty members of the military may register for $45. Wounded Warriors may register for free. The first 3,000 registrants for the half marathon will receive a free pass to Busch Gardens and the first 6,000 registrants in either race will receive a free pass to Colonial Williamsburg, both to be used race weekend.

The Fit to Run, Fit to Dream 8K Run/Walk will take place the same weekend on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Early general registration for the 8K is $40 until October 1. The registration fee for active duty members of the military is $25. Armed Forces Day is May 19 and the 8K will honor Wounded Warriors and our nation’s military personnel and veterans.

Both races start on the campus of The College of William & Mary, wind through Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and finish at William & Mary’s Zable Stadium. The half marathon course also takes runners on the Colonial Parkway to the James River before returning to the City of Williamsburg and the campus. A Race Expo will be held Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, at the Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands Conference Center, which serves as the Race Headquarters.

The inaugural 2011 Run for the Dream was a resounding success and attracted runners from across the nation. The combination of races made the weekend event a popular choice for families. A Kids Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 following the 8K. Registration is $15 per child and includes a t-shirt and finisher medal. Colonial Williamsburg will serve as the official race hotels with special weekend rates at the Governor’s Inn and the Woodlands Hotel and Suites.

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Top Gun To Host Free Concert At Wanner Stadium in Williamsburg VA

This year the Top Gun Football Camp  in Williamsburg VA has added a new, exciting element to the already amazing weekend. The band Ocean Street will perform on Saturday night July 23rd, 2011 at Wanner Stadium in conjunction with the camp’s award ceremony. The concert is open to all FBU athletes and parents, along with the general  public.


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Ocean Street sound has been described as a “melodic collision of Southern-Soul and Songwriter-Rock”. They are known best for their lyrically-catchy songs and great live shows. The band has recently toured and played alongside big-name performers such as Sister Hazel, Gin Blossoms, Lifehouse, Corey Smith, Zac Brown Band, and Lonestar.

The band’s self-titled, independent release has received major attention and great feedback. Songs from the album were licensed for use on six MTV shows. “Till I’m Gone,” was played in three different episodes of MTV’s “The Real World”.

Having played over 200 shows in 2010 alone, Ocean Street is excited for the opportunity to play in front of athletes and fans from all over the country. The scheduled appearance will be a special performance during what will be an exciting and fun-filled ending to the Top Gun weekend.

Spread the Music
If you would like listen to their music for FREE you can download six of their songs at no charge by signing up here

. For a full album, just visit the Store Section on this site or go to iTunes and search for Ocean Street .

Listen to their music here

For more information regarding the football camp, visit FBU’s Top Gun site at http://www.footballuniversity.org/topgun/welcome.php

Who: Ocean Street & DJ Nolan

What: Concert & Top Gun Awards Ceremony

When: Saturday, July 23rd 8:30-10:15 PM (Doors: 7:45 PM)

Where: Sanford B. Wanner Stadium @ Warhill Sports Complex

Directions:

map to Wanner Stadium

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Football University’s Top Gun All-Star Camp Returns To Williamsburg In 2011

The Top Gun football camp will return to the Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg VA for 2011.

The camp which showcases  the country’s top middle and high school  top high school football players will run from  July 21 to Saturday, July 23, 2011.

The three-day camp offers on-field training, classroom sessions, parents seminar, NFL player symposium, individual performance analysis and more.

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FBU was founded as an elite educational football camp, and will be using an invitation policy as its guide to enrollment for the upcoming 2011 camp season. FBU is designed to train a small and elite class of football athletes who have already demonstrated their elite football ability, their seriousness for football, and have chosen football as their primary sport.
At the heart of FBU is its elite instructional staff made up of former NFL coaches and NFL athletes – the best technicians ever assembled.

Top Gun is the culmination of Football University’s 43-camp nationwide tour gathering the most elite performers from across the United States and allowing them to display their abilities together on one stage. Football University has an impressive alumni list that includes some of the top college football players in the nation, such as 2008’s No. 1 prospect and current Ohio State Buckeye Terrelle Pryor, 2009’s No. 1 prospect Bryce Brown, and 2010’s No. 1 prospect Ronald Powell, as well as U.S. Army All-Americans, Football University Youth All-Americans, and hundreds of Division I players. 

More details on Football University can be found at www.FootballUniversity.org.

Highlight video from last years camp in Williamsburg VA

 

80 Colleges Compete At Colonial Relays @ W&M Starting Today

imageThe William and Mary track and field programs welcome over 80 college teams and 39 All-Americans to Zable Stadium this weekend for the 46th Annual Colonial Relays, beginning Thursday afternoon with the women’s hammer throw and continuing through Saturday’s 4x400m relays.  Live Results from all the weekend’s action can be found at www.TribeAthletics.com.

Meet Information (schedules, heat sheets, event progressions, etc.)

They Come From All Over
The Colonial Relays have always attracted a large and diverse field of athletes, and this year is no exception.  There are 38 men’s colleges and 43 women’s colleges that have entered athletes this weekend, as well as a scattering of post-graduate, unattached, and professional athletes.  The teams represent all three NCAA Divisions, and 18 different conferences.  There are five teams entered from the ACC, Atlantic 10, and Big East, along with four from the CAA and individual representatives from the Big Ten (Michigan), SEC (Vanderbilt), Horizon (Detroit), and Ivy League (Harvard).

More on the William and Mary website here

Wanna play some Football in Williamsburg VA ?

Williamsburg HORNETs Just a short note to make Williamsburgers ( is that what we are called) aware that sign-ups / registration for the Williamsburg Hornets Youth Football team are fast approaching.

Hornet’s Coach Scott Vinson ( Mr Youth Football in Williamsburg)  has compiled an FAQ that attempts to answer all questions and concerns that first time parents might have about youth football or cheerleading in the Williamsburg / James City County area of Virginia

Now, the first question you might be asking is … When is Registration for new players & cheerleaders?

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Parks and Recreation Brochure for 2009/2010

James City County Parks and Rcreation Are you one of the parents who would always look through the James City County Parks Activities brochure to see what sports and activities you were going to sign your kids up for ? ( we were)

Well, in an ongoing effort to cut costs the brochure will no longer be mailed or available for pickup at the Rec center. You can access it online here .There is also a special kiosk  now  available at the James City/ Williamsburg Community Center to look up programs.

Whether you prefer the great outdoors or the warmer inside, there’s something special for you and every member of your family in this Winter/Spring 2010 edition of the Destination Recreation Activity Brochure.

You can download and print the entire brochure here note it is  large file ( 54mb)
You can view it online here without downloading

 

No. 2/3 Villanova Edges No. 6 Tribe, 14-13, in NCAA Semifinals

william and mary From W&M Athletics: The sixth-ranked William and Mary football team concluded one of the best seasons in the program’s 115-year history with a 14-13 loss at No. 2/3 Villanova in the NCAA Semifinals on Friday evening.

Despite the loss, W&M finished the season with an 11-3 mark, which equals the school record for victories established in 2004. Additionally, the squad set school records for fewest points allowed per contest (since going to an 11-game schedule) (12.1 ppg), fewest rushing yards allowed per game (61.1), most sacks (49) and most tackles for a loss (112).

New Fitness Facilities coming to New Town

New health and fitness facilities are continuing to open or explore opening in the New Town area of Williamsburg, VA all catering to an increasingly fragmented health/sports market.

TPMG ( Dr Potter, Dr Carr, etc)  is opening a combined Physical Therapy and Fitness location on Discovery Park Blvd near Harbour Coffee. (More details to follow) 
American Family Fitness out of Richmond has confirmed that they are seeking a location in  New Town . A rumor was circulating that they would take over Old Navy’s spot but that isn’t confirmed yet.

AFF’s  most recently opened location in Short Pump is a 90,000-sf club  which is slightly less than two enclosed football fields. It was the company’s seventh location.They cater – as the name suggests – to the suburban family crowd.

Richmond Fitness Inc. operates seven American Family Fitness locations throughout Fredericksburg and Central Virginia with approximately 110,000 members. American Family Fitness was ranked the 30th largest revenue producing for-profit health club in North America in 2007, according to Club Industry magazine and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. American Family Fitness facilities are located in the Richmond/Petersburg area in Mechanicsville, Southside, Northside, Colonial Heights, the West End and Swift Creek near Brandermill and in Fredericksburg. For more information, visit www.amfamfit.com

The timing may not seem great, with consumers pulling back, but gym operators say their businesses are some of the last ones consumers cut when pinching pennies.

Tribe versus Villanova in final four

w&Mlogo William and Mary (11-2) is in the final four of the Football Championship Subdivision (Div. 1-AA) playoffs. The Tribe travels north to face Villanova on Friday night at 8 p.m. The game will be telivised on  ESPN2 Friday night. ( channel 60 on Cox) Not only is a spot in the championship game on the line, but it’s a Colonial conference rivalry that has belonged to the Wildcats recently.

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Tribe Stuns UVA 26-14 in football opener

From the Tribe Athletics Website:
Redshirt-freshman cornerback B.W. Webb intercepted three passes, including a 50-yard pick-six late in the fourth quarter, as the 14th-ranked William and Mary football team earned a 26-14 victory at Virginia in both teams’ season opener on Saturday evening.
The victory was the Tribe’s first against an FBS opponent (formerly Division I-A) since defeating Temple, 45-38, in 1998.
W&M’s defensive effort was outstanding all night long, as it caused seven turnovers and held the Cavaliers scoreless in the second half. Additionally, the Tribe limited Virginia to just 269 yards of total offense and 12 first downs, with just 79 yards and four first downs coming in the second half. Additionally, the College dominated the time of possession, winning the battle by nearly 15 minutes (37:18-22:42).
In addition to Webb’s outstanding collegiate debut, a number of other Tribe players on the defensive side posted good performances. Sophomore linebacker Jake Trantin finished with a game-high 11 tackles (7 solo) to go with two tackles for a loss, a sack and a fumble recovery, while senior All-American defensive end Adrian Tracy recorded 10 tackles (8 solo). Junior linebacker Evan Francks also came up big with a pair of fumble recoveries and two tackles for a loss.
A native of the Charlottesville area, senior quarterback R.J. Archer threw for 184 yards with a touchdown, while rushing for 46 yards on nine attempts. Led by senior wideout D.J. McAulay’s five catches for 51 yards, seven Tribe players totaled at least two receptions.
After a three-and-out on the Tribe’s opening possession, the Cavaliers utilized a short field to record the contest’s initial score on a quick three-play drive. Quarterback Vic Hall then gave Virginia the early 7-0 advantage when he scampered 34 yards down the right sideline with 12:15 showing on the clock.
W&M later knotted the score at 7-7 with 4:57 remaining in the opening quarter when Archer found senior tight end Rob Varno with a 5-yard touchdown pass. Highlighting the seven-play, 81-yard drive that lasted 2:43 was a 48-yard strike from Archer to redshirt freshman receiver Ryan Moody down the middle of the field that put the College on the Cavs’ 5-yard line. Archer was incredibly efficient engineering the drive, completing 4-of-5 passes for 65 yards.
The Tribe looked as if might take its first lead of the contest early in the second quarter, but senior place-kicker Brian Pate’s 42-yard field goal attempt from the left hash was blocked. W&M’s drive began when Webb earned his first career interception, picking off Jameel Sewell and returned it 18 yards to give the Tribe excellent starting field position.
Virginia retook the lead midway through the second quarter, 14-7, when Sewell capped off a 10-play, 84-yard drive with an 8-yard run.
W&M answered UVA’s scoring drive by moving the ball deep into the Cavalier’s territory, but it ended without points when Pate’s 43-yard field goal attempt struck the left upright. The drive was ignited on the opening play when Archer found McAulay on a 27-yard pass on the left sideline.
The Tribe retook possession just 1:02 later on Virginia’s 45-yard line when Webb intercepted Sewell for his second pick of the half. Five plays later, Pate converted a 40-yard field goal to cut the margin to 14-10 with 3:21 remaining in the half.
Just 36 seconds later, the Tribe caused its third turnover of the half when Francks recovered a fumble on Virginia’s 39-yard line. Although W&M moved to the Cavaliers’ 20, Pate missed a 42-yard field goal from the right hash wide to the left with 1:12 showing on the clock.
Shortly thereafter, the Tribe took advantage of UVA’s fourth turnover of the half when Trantin recovered a fumble on a bad snap at the Virginia 46 with 48 seconds showing. Pate later capped off an 8-play, 37-yard drive with a 26-yard field goal as time expired to get the Tribe within one, 14-13, at the intermission.
In addition to causing four turnovers in the opening half, W&M dominated the time of possession, 18:59-11:01, and out-gained the Cavaliers, 229-190. Individually, Archer put up impressive numbers, completing 18-of-32 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown. McAulay also had an impressive initial stanza with four receptions for 47 yards.
After redshirt freshman Dante Cooke recovered a muffed punt by Hall at Virginia’s 9-yard line, Pate gave the Tribe its first lead of the contest, 16-14, when he booted in a 20-yard field goal from the right hash with 5:35 left in the third quarter.
The Tribe’s defensive unit remained tough and came up with a huge stop on a fourth-and-one at midfield with 9:48 left when Trantin and senior defensive end Sean Lissemore stopped quarterback Marc Verica for no gain.
Francks’ second fumble recovery of the night, coming on UVA’s 36-yard line with 5:46 showing, helped set up another score for the Green and Gold. A 23-yard run by Archer on the first play of the drive helped set a 24-yard field goal by Pate, his fourth of the night, with 3:50 to play.
W&M then sealed the triumph on Virginia’s ensuing drive when Webb intercepted Sewell and raced 50 yards down the Tribe sideline for touchdown to give the College a 26-14 cushion and its first victory against Virginia since 1986.
The Tribe will return to action again next weekend when it hosts Central Connecticut State in its home opener at Zable Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Read more about Tribe Football here

Tribe Football practices with the Williamsburg Hornets Youth Football

Varno(cl09rt)_8827How cool is this.  Our two sons play youth football with the Williamsburg Hornets. When we got to practice yesterday there were six players from the William and Mary Tribe Football team.

Through the course of the evening practice these starting players coached , participated in drills and ran plays with the team , as they demonstrated “high level” technique and proper form. W&M players also emphasized the important points of football and explained how practicing well will pay dividends in the future. The youth players also had the opportunity to ask Tribe players questions about their experiences playing football growing up and developing into Division I student-athletes.

We had over 200 kids  from ages 6-14 attending practice that day. Many of the youngest players enjoyed getting a chance to interact with the “giant players” who dwarfed them, while the older fourth- and fifth-year veteran players enjoyed trying to “school” the college players by testing them on pass routes and coverage.

What a thrill for the boys and what a great way to give back to the community. To give you an idea of how hot it was that day. We couldn’t even practice on the field at first since the heat index was over 102 degrees. That didn’t seem to phase any of the Tribe players has they showed the boys what to do.

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The six players included senior captains  who participated in our practice yesterday were: #16, R.J. Archer, Quarterback   #6 David Caldwell, Safety # 93 Sean  Lissemore, Defensive Tackle. #4 DJ  Mcaulay, Wide Receiver, #97  Adrian Tracy, Defensive End,  #98 Rob Varno , Tight End.

The Hornets participate in a few events at Zable Stadium, home of the Tribe, this fall. The Williamsburg Hornets Midgets squads (10 and 11-years old) will play against each other in an abbreviated halftime show exhibition game during the W&M contest against Central Connecticut State on Sept. 12. Additionally, when the Tribe is away at Northeastern on Oct. 10, all WYFCL Hornets teams will play regularly scheduled league games at Zable Stadium.

If you are interested in youth football in the Williamsburg, Va area come check out the Williamsburg Hornets. If you want to see them in action go to the William and Mary football  game September 12th at Zable Stadium as they play Central Connecticut State. Our Hornets will scrimmage during halftime as we did last year . Quite a thrill for these youngsters to play football in a college stadium during half-time.

The WYFCL fields seven teams that play in the Peninsula Youth Football League (PYFA), which is comprised of 16 leagues from West Point, Gloucester, Williamsburg, York County, Poquoson and Hampton.

Find out more about the Williamsburg Hornets Football here and here

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Here’s to the Heroes Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill- Free Admission

tickets_clip_image002 Under the Here’s to the Heroes program, all active-duty military members, police officers and firefighters, and one guest receive FREE complimentary grounds admission Wednesday – Sunday when valid active-duty ID shown at the tournament entrance gate. Juniors 17 and under receive complimentary admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult so this provides a great way for the entire family to enjoy the tournament all week. This offer is available on the day of attendance only; these tickets are not available in advance.

More info here:  http://www.michelobultraopen.com/tickets.html

 

Williamsburg, Virginia- Golf Special- Jan- 2009

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Call 757-220-7696 to book your tee time NOW!
*Price per person includes cart and green fees. Offer available Monday through Sunday. Subject to availability. Valid for up to four people. Offer valid January 1- 31, 2009. Additional round may be booked upon completion of first round. Not available to groups. Course operating schedules may vary.

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Williamsburg/ James City County Youth Sports Programs

Colonial Capital Basketball Club (boys and
girls ages 9-16)
This year round AAU/YBOA basketball program offers
a fall/winter league and a summer league. For information:
565-0758 or www.eteamz.com/ccbcbball.

HR LAX (boys and girls ages 7-18)
Hampton Roads Lacrosse practices are held locally
with games held throughout the area. For information,
email Brian Erwin at blerwin@msn.com or visit
www.hrlax.com.
Neighborhood Basketball League (NBL)
(boys and girls ages 10-18)
A Williamsburg/JCC Community Action Agency (CAA)
program that provides a structured sports activity with
mentorship in developing self-esteem, self-discipline,
leadership and sportsmanship as well as offering
encouragement to excel academically. Season runs
March-June. For information, call CAA at 229-3316.
StageLights (girls and boys ages 6-13)

StageLights, Williamsburg’s theatre for children, introduces
youth to the techniques of acting, voice, dance and stagecraft
while increasing their appreciation of the Theatre.
For more information: 229-ACTS or stagelightstheatre.org

Team Flash Track and Field
(boys and girls ages 6-18)
Local track and field team offering running, throwing
and jumping events. Practices are held from mid-
March through mid-June. For information, contact
Ellen Womeldorf at 240-3713,
e-mail teamflashtrack@cox.net or visit www.teamflashtrack.com

Affiliated Organizations
Virginia Legacy Soccer Club
The club offers a year round youth development
program (ages 2-10), a premier travel team program
(ages 10-18) and the Premier Development Team
which plays in the professional league structure of
the United Soccer Leagues. For information, contact
admin@valegacysoccer.com or 253-1947 or visit
www.valegacysoccer.com

Williamsburg Aquatic Club (ages 6-18)
WAC is a year round program which gives swimmers
an opportunity to compete statewide and regionally.
For information, contact 229-8662.
Williamsburg Area Bicyclists
WAB has weekly bicycle trips offering four ride levels
(A, B, C and Casual). All ages and skill levels are
welcome to join or participate in any WAB activities.
For information, contact 229-4907, visit
www.wabonline.org or write:
Williamsburg Area Bicyclists
P.O. Box 2222
Williamsburg, VA 23187-2222

Williamsburg Lacrosse Club
(boys ages 12-19)
The club offers an opportunity for boys to compete
at the junior varsity and varsity levels (grades 7-12)
against state and nationally recognized teams while
adhering to Virginia High School League guidelines for
eligibility and participation. For information, contact
Mark Hofmeister at 564-8486 or Monty Hill, 565-2755
or visit www.williamsburgwarriorslax.com

Williamsburg Youth Baseball League, Inc.
(ages 5-17)
Local provider of T-ball, baseball and the Buddy
Ball Division. Buddy Ball is designed for children and
young adults, ages 5-20, with special needs who are
not able to participate in the established Cal Ripken/
Babe Ruth Leagues. Program operates in the spring,
summer and fall. Call 220-1530 for information.
Williamsburg Youth Football and
Cheerleading League (boys and girls ages 6-14)
Provides youth football and cheerleading. For information,
e-mail williamsburghornets@yahoo.com or visit
www.WilliamsburgHornets.com  or www.leaguelineup.com/wyfcl

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Research the area at www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com

Or ask any questions about homes, neighborhoods, schools, amenities, recreation , shopping or anything else about the area.

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Youth Football in Williamsburg VA

I thought I would share a few thoughts from one of our son’s youth football coaches. Youth Football in Wiiliamsburg VA has a huge following. Our two sons play for the Williamsburg Hornets their website is, www.williamsburghornets.com . Amazingly both of their teams are going to the playoffs this year having achieved records of 9-1. It is an amazing effort from coaches and parents alike to coach and run the teams as well as they do. We are blessed to have such a dedicated coaching staff and parent involvement.
I jokingly made a comment about these last few years to a parent, She responded try doing it for 12 years like we have !
 
you can check out the Williamsburg Hornets and all of the other youth football teams in the Peninsula area at the Peninsula Youth Football Website http://www.leaguelineup.com/standings.asp?cmenuid=7&url=pyfa
There are teams throughout the area including Gloucester, New Kent, West Point, York County, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg/ James City County
 
 
Wow, what a busy weekend!  — GAME NOTES —  what a mud-pit on Saturday. I’m thrilled for several reasons. The weather was horrid, but we played tough. The opponent was ruthless, but we hit harder. The score was against us, but we came back. The entire flow of the game wasn’t going our way, but we turned it around. The kids were frozen & wet on the sidelines, but they all cheered their team mates on. The crowd was amazing in their positive support  … I could hardly hear the cadence on the field over the cheers … THANKS A TON! 
 

— WYFCL Night at William & Mary Stadium — a huge hit again this year. Tons of folks around prior to the game, but most people I saw were in the “JUMBO-TRON” endzone having fun, watching the game, and supporting our GOLD & GREEN Midgets teams who did an outstanding job running plays and hustling.

  

 

 

 

— PLAYOFFS — SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15th vs Yorktown Patriots (9 – 1); the game will be played at Page Middle School in Gloucester … that’s Page Middle School in Gloucester. Kick-Off time is 11am, but be at Page Middle School in Gloucester by 10am for roll-call and warm ups.

 

Breaking News, William and Mary Tribe football defeats Towson..

The No. 16/19 William and Mary football team limited Towson to just seven yards of total offense in the second half as it extended its winning streak to four games with a 34-14 victory on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Tribe improves its record to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play, while the Tigers fall to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in league play.

After trailing 14-7 at halftime, the College outscored the Tigers 27-0 following the intermission. In addition to limiting TU to just seven yards of total offense in the final two quarters, W&M also came up with a pair of second half interceptions and recovered a fumble. Offensively, the Tribe totaled 296 yards of total offense in the second half and dominated time of possession, 21:01 to 8:59.

The Tribe will return to action when it hosts Northeastern next Saturday at 7 p.m at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg Virginia