What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Phoenixville Area Soccer Club Announces New Director of Coaching and Travel Soccer Tryouts

Phoenixville Area Soccer Club (PASC) is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Pryor to its staff of coaches in the role of Director of Coaching. Michael brings enthusiasm and experience to the position, and begins his tenure overseeing Fall Travel tryouts next week.

"It's my responsibility to ensure that each player's development is our top priority," says Pryor. "One of my favorite parts of coaching is watching players develop a love for the game that is everlasting. I feel that the memories made and the relationships formed are as important as the soccer skills learned."

Pryor's coaching credentials include his role as Academy Director at Total Soccer, Asst Coach at Wilkes University, and Head Coach at Wyoming Area High School, in addition to coaching locally. His playing experience includes club ball at Wyoming Valley Soccer Club (1998-2005), high school soccer at
Coughlin High School (2002-2004), and college soccer at West Chester University (2005-2009).

"I've had an amazing soccer journey," Pryor continues, "and I am deeply connected to this area. My goal as DOC is simple: to create a fun and challenging learning environment that fosters a love of the game in every player who steps onto our fields in Phoenixville."

Travel Soccer tryouts for the 2015 Fall season will be held at PASC's club fields beginning Sunday, April 19th. PASC's club fields are located at Charlestown Park, adjacent to the campus of The University of Valley Forge, at Beulah Heights St and Southwest Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

The schedule for tryouts includes: U9 Boys (Mon 4/20 & Thurs 4/23 @ 5:45-7:15 PM), U9 Girls (Sun, 4/19 & Wed, 4/22 @ 5:45-7:15 PM), U10 Boys (Mon, 4/20 & Thurs, 4/23 @ 5:45-7:15 PM), U10 Girls (Sun, 4/19 & Wed, 4/22 @ 5:45-7:15 PM), U11 Boys (Tues, 4/21 & Fri, 4/24 @ 5:45-7:15 PM), U11 Girls (Tues, 4/21 & Fri, 4/24 @ 5:45-7:15 PM), U12 Boys (Tues, 4/21 & Fri, 4/24 @ 5:45-7:15 PM), U12 Girls (Mon, 4/20 & Thurs, 4/23 @ 5:45-7:15 PM), & U13 Boys (Sun, 4/19 & Wed, 4/22 @ 5:45-7:15 PM). U15-16 Boys tryouts are TBD. U13 Girls & U14 Boys are encouraged to try out for the newly
formed Alliance FC.

Travel tryout registration for all PASC teams is at https://pasc1.sportngin.com/register/form/918353736.

Learn more about PASC travel soccer at the Travel Soccer page of the PASC website.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Iron Cross Athletics hosting Free Community Workout on April 26

On Sunday, April 26, Iron Cross Athletics will be hosting a free community workout. The class, being held from 11:15-12:00pm (check-in at 11), is open to anyone/everyone in the local community! Individuals of all fitness backgrounds and abilities are welcome, no prior CrossFit experience is needed! Kids must be at least 12 years old. Class size is limited to the first 20 people to register.

To sign up or ask questions, email Nikki at ironcrossathletics@gmail.com or give them a call at 203-558-7281. Iron Cross Athletics is is located at 723 Wheatland St, Phoenixville PA. For more information, visit them on the web at iron-cross-athletics.com.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hickory Springs Pet Farm Hosting Easter Celebration

On Saturday, March 28th, Hickory Springs Pet Farm will be hosting an Easter Celebration. The event will be held from 10am-1pm and will feature pictures with the Easter Bunny, goodies and giveaways.

Hickory Springs Pet Farm, 1095 Pike Springs Rd, Phoenixville, is a family-owned and operated cat and dog kennel nestled on 16 acres in the beautiful rolling hills of northern Chester County. They offer boarding, daycare, grooming and training services. For more information, please visit them at hickoryspringsfarm.com.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Kimberton Waldorf School Announces Forest, Field, and Farm Kindergarten Program

Kimberton Waldorf School, the second-oldest Waldorf school in North America, serving approximately 300 students from early childhood through grade twelve, is pleased to announce an outdoor, nature-based kindergarten program beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.

In the new Forest, Field, and Farm Kindergarten, the “classroom" is the school’s breathtaking 430-acre campus, with its rolling hills, farm and gardens, conservation trail, bubbling creeks, and wooded areas. Held outdoors, this program encourages children to play, explore, and immerse themselves in the natural environment — giving them the opportunity to use their imaginations, develop critical thinking skills, stretch their muscles, and hone their motor skills.

The curriculum grows out of the ever-changing environment. The children are busy working in the garden, observing animals, witnessing changes in the land, crafting, and playing in nature’s playground. These kinds of activities develop a deep sense of wonder about the natural world and lay the foundation for scientific inquiry. Sticks, acorns, leaves, and other treasures become props for imaginative play and implements for counting, sorting, and pattern-recognition. Storytelling, songs, and poems provide a rich, language-based experience. Each day, children connect with the Earth, themselves, and others through exploration of animal habitats, nature crafts and handwork projects, water and sand play, farm chores, hiking, swinging, running, and more!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Great American Pub Hosting Muder-Mystery Fundraiser for PACS on March 28th

On Saturday, March 28th, the Great American Pub & Hotel (148 Bridge St) will be hosting a Murder-Mystery dinner to support PACS (Phoenixville Area Community Services). Visit a Recipe for Muder for more information and for tickets.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Spring-Ford Music Association hosting Rock the Runway Prom Preview Fashion Show

On Saturday, February 21st, the Spring-Ford Music Association is hosting a Rock the Runway Prom Preview Fashion Show. This fundraiser will feature 'students, teachers and mystery models ... modeling the latest Spring and prom fashions from local retailers and designers'. In addition to the fashion show, they will have a vendor showcase, door prizes, a 50/50 and raffle prizes. A portion of ticket profits sold by music students will be contributed directly to their Student Point Account, the remaining portion will go to the SFMA to help support the music efforts throughout the district.

For more information and to order tickets, visit the SFMA at springfordmusic.org.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Iron Cross Athletics introduces ICA Kids

Iron Cross Athletics, home of CrossFit Phoenixville, is starting a kids program aptly called ICA Kids. The five week long session begins on Sunday, January 25th and is open to kids 7-12 years old. From their blog:

Finally! ICA Kids is coming in two weeks! ICA Kids sessions are taught in the same structured environment you’re used to and are led by Karen (Sarge). Each ICA Kids session is five weeks long, and classes are scheduled at 9am on Sundays.

Our first session will begin on Sunday, January 25th and will be offered to kids ages 7-12. Classes will be about 45 minutes in length, and during each class, we will warm up (usually by playing a game), complete a kid’s WOD, and finish by working on a skill.

The five week session costs $75, and space is limited to 10 kids, with a minimum of 4. If you have questions, contact Sarge. To sign up, talk to John or Nikki next time you’re at the gym.

Looking forward to kicking this off in the new year!

(Class dates are 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22)

For more information or to register, call 717-572-3994 or visit them on the web at iron-cross-athletics.com.