Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Daron's First Grade Basketball League at East Windsor, CT.

Daron wanted to play basketball but where we live dont have 1st grade league only 2nd grade league. Daron was pooped so I called the next town to see if they had first grade league. We found first grade league for Daron to participate in East Windsor. The first Grade League had players evalution day. Daron played great. After the evaluation, one of the coaches came up to me and told me that all the coaches wanted Daron to play for their team. I smiled. Daron had his first game last week for ten minutes. He scored 6 out of 8 team points. Daron's team won 8 to 2. Daron had lots of steals, blocks and lay ups. He was very aggressive. The parents asked my Dad, "who is that kid?" My Dad said thats my grandson! The lady told my Dad that he is very very good! My Dad said. "yes and Daron has a basketball court in his backyard."

Picture of Daron during League Evalution Day.

Check his 3 minutes video. Hes the one wearing red t shirt with blue headband and white/black MJ sneakers :-)

Big Ben gave Daron a football!

Daron will never forget this game. I took Daron to see the Steelers play against the Patroits at Foxboro, MA on Nov 20, 2008. We arrived at the stadium about 2 hours early. We watched Ben doing warm up throws with his wide receivers for 30 minutes. All of sudden, we saw Big Ben running towards to us from 50 yard line. I wasnt sure what Big Ben was doing. I told Daron maybe he was coming to you. Big Ben went right up to Daron and gave him the NFL football!!!! Then Big Ben tapped his head and smiled at him! Daron had a big smile on his face!!! All the steelers fans around us were so jealous of the football that Daron received from Big Ben. Steelers ended up beating the Patroits! It was a special day for father and son!

Daddy and Daron at the Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA.

That is where we watched Big Ben doing pre game warms up before he ran up to Daron.

Proud Daron is holding the football that Big Ben gave him!

Daron was sleeping on the way home while holding the football!

Video of Daron as a Quarterback Year of 2008

Daron s Football Season is over.

Hello friends and families.

I have been very busy since Daron s football season was over in Nov 08. Sorry for the delayed. I will try my best to update sports news down the road. Daron's football team had a good year. His team finished 2-5-1. Daron played all the games without missing any games. He was a starter for strong safety every game. He made nice tackles. He was a back up quarterback. He took some snaps all season long. He did very very well because it was his first time being a quarterback as 6 year old.. He practiced taking a lot of snaps during practice. He had some nice touchdown runs as a quarterback during practice. His coaches are very excited to have Daron back next year as a starter quarterback because their quarterback is moving to the next level because of his age. One of Daron's coaches told me that they think Daron is a better quarterback than Carter because of his natural for being a qb. Coaches told me that they tried convincing Coach Tom to give Daron more snaps but told me that Coach Tom wanted Carter as a quarterback because he played last year. Daron told me that he really enjoyed playing football this year and wanted to come back. He has been working on his 3 and 5 steps in the basement lately. He also has been playing with his younger brother, Jaxon as his dummy tackle :-) Daron will see his quarterback coach for his lessons in April 09 every weekend. He will be working on taking shotgun snaps and fake handoff while in shotgun. Daron is really looking forward coming back next year. Please enjoy the pictures and video below. Please feel free to post comments!! Daron would like to read it!

Daron as a Quarterback taking snap.

Getting ready before the game!

Daron playing as a quarterback.

Daron with his proud Daddy!

Daron with his good football friend Mason who is 8 year old in the football banquet.

Daron with his Daddy during Football Banquet

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Daron s Update News with Enfield Ramblers...

Hello Friends and Families,

It has been a while I update my kids blog... Daron has been very busy practicing with his Enfield Ramblers team every day Monday to Friday during August. Now his team is practicing monday wednesday and friday because of school. I am one of the assistant volunteer coach for Daron's team. Daron is the back up quarterback and safety starter for his team. Daron has not practiced taking reps much because the Coach Tom has been focusing on his starter quarterback, Carter most of the times. Carter is 7 and played last year when he was 6. Daron has impressed the coaches, players families when the team were looking for a back up quarterback this season. He became a back up quarterback automatically after the coaches couldnt believe his skills such as 3 and 5 step throw. Daron won the quarterback competition 3 times beating the starter quarterback. Few of the players families asked the coaches who the kid was after he won the quarterback competition. I will never forget that moment! The following week, Daron struggled taking the snaps and hand offs for the first time when Coach Tom put him in which I expected because it was his first experience taking the reps and hand offs. The head coach told me what Daron needed to work on.

I have been taking Daron to practice early at 5 o clock everyday before his team practice starts at 6. We are the only people there at 5. I have been training and working hard with him. Daron has been improving so much lately with his throws ( he can even throw 20 yards in the air), hand offs and his 3 step throw. Daron has been telling the Coach Tom that he has been working hard with his hand off. Coach was glad to hear that.

Overall, Daron has been enjoying practicing with his team and meeting new friends such as RJ, Cameron, Mason, Wyatt, and Brett. He is playing his first ever football game tomorrow against RHAM at 9 am in the morning. He is very excited and anxious to get out on the field. His jersey number is 14, a quarterback number! :-) Go get em Daron!!!! We all love you! Play hard and you will do well!!!

Heres the picture of Daron s quarterback lessons with his coach, Evan the last 2 months.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Daron's first quarterback lesson with Evan..

Daron had a blast learning from his quarterback coach, Evan this morning. He was smiling the whole time. Evan taught him how to throw the ball correctly, 3 and 5 steps, and tossing the ball to running back. Evan told me he was very impressed with his athletic skills especially for his age 6 year old.. He said that Daron seems so natural playing as a quarterback and would be a great quarterback down the road. He mentioned that Daron's mighty mites coach would be very thrilled to have him as a quarterback for his team this season. Daron told me he really likes Evan a lot and wants to see him again.

Daron asked me to take him to football field to practice more tonight after dinner. I took Daron and Jaxon to the football field. Daron practiced the drills he learned this morning from his coach. Jaxon was running around the football field with his own football and played with sand too! They had fun! Daron wants to practice on the field every day. I told him I would take him if he behaves and listen to his mother everyday! :-) I guess being a football player is his blood.

Daron will see Evan every Sunday til September. His first practice with Mighty Mites (6 and 7 years old league) Enfield Ramblers starts July 28th.

Daron practiced his 5 steps back.

Daron listened to his quarterback coach.

Daron giving the ball to his coach, running back.

Daron smiling as Evan was explaining to him how to hold the ball when giving to running back.

Daron working on his 3 step back throw

Nice throw Daron!

Daron with his quarterback coach, Evan.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Daron's busy with his sports summer camp!

Daron is very busy this summer participating sports summer camp. He just finished participating New York Giants Youth Football Camp (June 21-26) He met former New York Giants players at the camp. He wants to do it again next year. He had a great time and learned so much how to play football especially being as a quarterback. He felt in love playing as a quarterback. The coaches at the Giants Camp said he has a beautiful spirtual football throw. He signed up to play for Enfield Ramblers this season for Mighty Mites League for age 6-7 years old. They play with helmet and pads. Daron asked me to teach him more tips how to play as a quarterback. I never play football in my life so I am sending Daron a private lesson with Evan Bowen who is a great quarterback coach, in Shelton, CT. Evan is the founder of Elite Passing Academy. He was a very successful quarterback all his life. Bowen was all state quarterback in state of Connecticut when he was younger. Bowen started to learn how to play quarterback at age 7. Evan will teach Daron FIVE one on one lessons in July before he starts first day of practice with Enfield Ramblers Mighty Mites on July 28th. Daron is very thrilled to work with Evan.

Daron is also participating UMass Basketball Camp and Indoor Action Sports Basketball Camp in late July. He is going to be very busy which is good to keep him away from video games and from being bored at home!!!

I cannot wait for Jaxon to go to sports summer camp when he gets a little older!!

Daron playing defense one on one.

Daron playing as a wide receiver.

Jaxon is tuning up with his hoop skills!!

Jaxon started learning how to dribble basketball with his left and right hands at age 2.. He learned from watching Daron and his Daddy... He has been playing basketball shooting hoops in the living room with Daron. He loves to say "Defense! Defense!" with his arms stretch out. He is adorable when he does that.

Daron Pee Wee Baseball

The coaches put Daron in Pee Wee Baseball League instead of playing another year of Tee Ball League this year because of his skills. Daron had a great baseball season and learned a lot especially hitting, base running and fielding... He is the only kindergarden player on the team while most of his teammates are first or second grade. He won the game ball on his first ever Pee Wee baseball game! He is looking forward playing baseball next year in the spring!

Daron s Tee Ball (5 years old)

Daron played Tee Ball League for 5-6 years old last year. He won the game ball two times. He had a great season and his coach said he was one of the top three players on his team.

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