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Friday, April 30, 2021

Youth Sports Action Photography



Even little kids play action sports…

Take away… the Blue team player came across and took the ball away from the Orange team player, and passed it forward to a fellow team member just down the field for a break away and a score…


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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Youth Sports Action Photography



Forearm push-off foul that  was not called, while offensive player was in the air attempting a head-ball pass.

The ball did go where it where it was meant to and the player wound up on the ground sore with a bad bruise.

The ref waved it off saying it was incidental contact… 


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Monday, April 26, 2021

Youth Soccer Action Photography



Flying to the ball...

The ball deflected off of the goalie and the Winger went after it aggressively and saved it to finally score...


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Friday, April 23, 2021

Youth Football Action Photography



Stopped at the goal line..

This was a game saving stop of the runner who never made it into the end zone...

I knew the game, anticipated the action and was there to get this one shot. Timed it just right...

Any good photographer can do the same thing. It is just a matter of knowing the game, anticipating the next play and timing the shot... 

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Youth Football Action Photography



Nothing was going to stop him from getting that first down on a fourth long play...

He came up a yard short... just one to many defenders to fight...


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Monday, April 19, 2021

Youth Football Action Photography



Blindsided tackle. The runner was looking in a different direction and did not see the kid coming...


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Friday, April 16, 2021

Youth Sports Action Photography



At the sound of the bat hitting the ball, the outfielder takes off running, with his back to the plate, to where he thinks the ball will go.

At the last moment he looks up, sees the ball and holds out the glove as the ball lands in it and he holds on to it for the out while still running at full tilt... 


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Youth Sports Action Photography



Out at home...

Last inning, one run lead, tying run on second and two outs. A hit to the outfield could possibly tie the game. 

Suddenly a hit to the gap in the outfield and the runner at second takes off. However, the center fielder runs over and grabs the ball after one hop and without hesitating throws the ball on a fly to home plate. 

The ball came flying in as the runner was heading home. At the same time as the runner started his slide the catcher reached over and caught the ball after one bounce with his glove in just the right place to tag the runner as he was going by. 

As the runner went by his body hit the catchers glove bending his wrist sideways but the catcher held on and the umpire yelled, "Out".

Game was over on a bang bang play at home and I was able to get the play of the game.

I knew the game, I anticipated where the play might be and timed the shot beautifully. 

Photographing youth action sports is fun and exciting...


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Monday, April 12, 2021

Youth Sports Action Photography



Tagged Out at third...

If you know the game you can anticipate what might occur ahead of time and, when you are ready and prepared for action, all that is left is just point and shoot just when you think the action is going to happen...

Knowing, anticipating and timing is all it takes. This what this month's photos are all about...

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Youth Sports Action Photography



Hot shot to shortstop, and he caught it. 

Every sport, even baseball, begins somewhere, and it needs to be captured for them to see...

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Youth Sports Action Photography



Years later, a son of the young basketball jumper published in Monday's post, also became a top defender and scorer as well in basketball.

Here, he out jumped the other boy and came down with the rebound and was able to put it back up for the score...


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Monday, April 5, 2021

Youth Sports Action Photography



Not in my house... Shot blocker. First class of beginners basketball at a Summer YMCA class. Went on to be a top defensive player, and scorer,  in high school ...


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Friday, April 2, 2021

It’s Friday But...



Yes, it is Friday. Jesus has been crucified, He died and was buried in a tomb that had never been used - but...

Sunday is coming. Then we will praise God and shout with joy...

He is risen!

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

April Fools Scene?



April first, April Fool's day, but sure isn't an April Fools joke...


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