The American Heritage College Dictionary, Third Edition” defines the word athlete as “a person possessing the natural or acquired traits necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those performed in competitive contexts.” In our community, there is no shortage of leagues for almost all athletes at every age. Our schools offer a wide variety of fall, winter and spring sports for both male and female athletes. Local pools are filled every Saturday morning at o’dark thirty for eight weeks during summer swim season. You haven’t lived until you are eating a cheeseburger at 9 a.m. on a Saturday because you’ve been at the pool since 4:30 a.m. helping with setup for these athletes. Children who are interested and parents who are willing will find league sports available year-round
for the child who wishes to hone his or her athletic skill to play at the next level. Did you know that Prince William was the first home to many professional athletes?