New Amateur Inline League for Aggressive Skaters
The Amateur Inline League (AIL) is official and dates are set and locked in for 2006! The Amateur Inline League is founded and created by Richie Velasquez, Pam Velasquez, and Cory Miller. The trio has been working hard to create a new inline skating series to increase the involvement in the sport of inline skating.
"A grass roots program is critical for the growth and stability of our sport. We want to focus on creating something exciting, rewarding, and fun for kids. Our goal is to aim at those kids who are just starting to skate and those kids who do not know much about it but love to roll around and jump off of things, recreational skates are even welcome," said Pam Velasquez.
The Amateur Inline League is for kids who are interested in learning more about skating and want to strengthen their skills, it is not about turning kids pro. The AIL is a great place for our younger generation to start but once their skills and ability are above amateur level they have the opportunity to then focus on becoming a professional skater through the MSS (Mobile Skate Park Series). The MSS offers great events for those advanced skaters who want to skate and compete with the best and top ranked athletes in our sport.
The Amateur Inline League will have four events in 2006. There will be 3 series events and 1 championship event. All stops will be held at the premiere extreme sports camp, Woodward West and be based on a point system. Not only will kids be recognized for their placing at each event but for their involvement. Professional skater Richie Velasquez commented, "We want all kids to leave each event feeling like they are a winner so every competitor will receive a goody bag from Rollerblade. Each competitor will also have their head shot and BIO on our website."
The Amateur Inline League is also working with the USA Inline Stunt Skating organization (USAIS) to incorporate day camps at key points throughout the United States. It is key that kids have the opportunity to learn the basics of skating. These day camps will be instructed by professional athletes and aim at getting more kids involved.
AIL EVENT SCHEDULE
March 18, 2006 - 1st Event
May 13, 2006 - 2nd Event
August 26, 2006 - 3rd Event
November 4, 2006 – Championships & Award Banquet
For more information please contact Pam Velasquez at 661-972-0794 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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