Aging is inevitable, and for many, it signals the beginning of a new chapter - one where you cross off bucket list items and live life to the fullest, on your own terms. However, for some men, aging is a horrible prospect, filled with chronic fatigue, irritability, and inability to perform in the bedroom. If you're concerned about life in middle age and beyond, we've got great news: there are easy, proven steps that you can take to help stop the negative effect of aging.
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For men, getting older comes with its perks, like living life on their own terms and not having to "sweat the small stuff" day in and day out. At the same time, there are aspects of aging that men dread, like hormonal changes. Yes, you read that right â men, not just women, go through hormonal changes as they age. For men, the biggest change involves a drop in testosterone.
Lower levels of testosterone can wreak havoc on a male's mind and body and when left untreated, can result in symptoms like:
Those symptoms are concerning, but with testosterone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine, many males improve their quality of life with age. The good news is that TRT and anti-aging meds aren't only reserved for "old guys." In fact, there's no magic age at which men should start thinking about hormone replacement therapy. Everyone's body is different, so if you're experiencing the above conditions in your mid-30s, TRT could be a viable solution when you consult with a doctor.
Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
Are you used to blasting through a productive day and accomplishing all your daily goals? Do you find yourself losing muscle mass and the craving to be intimate with your partner? Does your partner complain about how irritable you have become? If you're not usually a curmudgeon, your body could be giving you a sign. It could be time to speak with a doctor about TRT and anti-aging medicine for men in Manchester, FL.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be battling against low testosterone:
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Manchester, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Manchester, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men are numerous. TRT not only grants relief from low-T symptoms but can help give protection against age-related diseases. Additionally, doctors now recognize male testosterone as an important role in alleviating depression.
Some of the most exciting benefits of TRT can include:
Because men do not go through a specific period of hormonal changes like women do (called menopause), many doctors refer to "male menopause" as androgen decline. This is just another term for low testosterone, but like female menopause, the symptoms can be serious and affect your quality of life.
The best way to fight back against male menopause is with male HRT treatment from Global Life Rejuvenation. We provide the following HRT treatments for men:
Our treatment options are personalized for your body and are available as creams, gels, injectables, and implantable pellets. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is safe for you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to schedule your comprehensive testing and anti-aging treatment consultation.
Growth hormone peptides are an innovative therapy that boosts the natural human growth hormone production in a person's body. These exciting treatment options help slow down the aging process and give you a chance at restoring your youth.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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A Manchester councillor and her partner sheltered in their hotel room in Florida due to the ongoing hurricane, which has caused mass devastation across the sunshine state. Jade Doswell, Labour councillor for Fallowfield, flew out to Orlando with her partner Liam on Sunday September 18 for a two week trip, but her holiday soon saw her on lockdown in the hotel room for two days.Jade, 32, has spoken of the terrifying scenes she has witnessed on television news reports, seeing 'houses floating in the water' and 'mass devastation' but says...
A Manchester councillor and her partner sheltered in their hotel room in Florida due to the ongoing hurricane, which has caused mass devastation across the sunshine state. Jade Doswell, Labour councillor for Fallowfield, flew out to Orlando with her partner Liam on Sunday September 18 for a two week trip, but her holiday soon saw her on lockdown in the hotel room for two days.
Jade, 32, has spoken of the terrifying scenes she has witnessed on television news reports, seeing 'houses floating in the water' and 'mass devastation' but says she and her partner have stayed safe, with the brunt of the disaster mainly hitting the coast. Hurricane Ian was recorded as massive Category 4 storm and fifth-strongest US hurricane on record, causing around 2.5 million people to evacuate their homes this week.
And as the storm passed over Orlando in the early hours of Thursday morning, Jade said that her hotel room windows on the second floor were 'rattling' but that she is 'thankful to be safe' ahead of her flight home this Sunday.
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Speaking from her hotel room on International Drive, Orlando, Jade said: "We came out here almost two weeks ago, we knew it was hurricane season and expected storms, but nothing anywhere near this bad.
"Every time we turn on the TV it's all over the news. It has caused such awful devastation, especially at the coast. Houses are floating in water and bridges have been blown down. So many people have had to leave their homes, it is just awful."
The storm began heading inland on Wednesday (September 28), where it was expected to weaken - but residents in central Florida were still warned of hurricane-force winds. The massive storm triggered flooding across much of the state, leaving a path of destruction in the south-west, trapping people in their flooded homes and knocking out power to two million people before aiming for the Atlantic Coast.
And as the somewhat weakened storm passed over Orlando towards Atlanta, Jade said her windows began 'rattling', with all those staying in the hotel urged to remain in their rooms for safety. She added it would've been 'too dangerous' to go outside.
The Fallowfield councillor has been documenting the scenes on Twitter, sharing her experience as the hurricane devastated millions on the coast of Florida. In one tweet, she explains her and her partner 'stocked up' on essentials from Walgreens, writing: "It feels very surreal here in #Orlando - we've just left Animal Kingdom as the rain started, and have gone for one last meal out at a Thai place across from our hotel, before we get supplies from Walgreens next door and bunker down for 2 days in the Hotel."
"They are saying it is the worst hurricane they have seen in 100 years," she continued. "Luckily, we are quite far from the coast, but even when the hurricane was 80 miles away the rain was lashing down and it would've been dangerous to go outside. The windows were rattling which was a little scary.
"We had trees crashing down and there was rubbish everywhere, but at least we are safe. We didn't even have a power cut, which we had expected.
"At around 2am on Thursday morning, I opened the hotel room door and it was like the rain was pelting down horizontally, it was bonkers. Everything around us has shut, you would be daft to go out in it, it just isn't safe.
"We had a warning flash up on our phones to tell us to stay indoors. There has been a general understanding that everyone should just stay in their rooms."
Hurricane Ian turned streets into rivers and blew down trees as it slammed into south-west Florida on Wednesday with 150mph winds, pushing a wall of storm surge. Its strength at landfall was category four and tied it for the fifth-strongest hurricane, when measured by wind speed, to strike the US.
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Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has spoken for the first time since announcing the club could be for sale.Sky News tracked him down near his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, and he spoke of finding "strategic alternatives" for the club and also responded to criticism by Cristiano Ronaldo.He did not answer when asked why he was now considering selling, saying only that "the board went through a process" and decided now was the time to explore their options.The club on Wednesday confirmed a ...
Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has spoken for the first time since announcing the club could be for sale.
Sky News tracked him down near his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, and he spoke of finding "strategic alternatives" for the club and also responded to criticism by Cristiano Ronaldo.
He did not answer when asked why he was now considering selling, saying only that "the board went through a process" and decided now was the time to explore their options.
The club on Wednesday confirmed a Sky News exclusive that it was starting a review designed to boost the club's success - which included looking at a potential sale.
Many Manchester United fans have long campaigned against the club's American owners and accused them of a lack of investment and saddling the club with too much debt.
The club's facilities, manager Erik ten Hag and the attitude of the Glazers were also criticised by Cristiano Ronaldo in a recent interview with Piers Morgan.
The Glazers were reportedly furious at the remarks and Ronaldo this week left United immediately by mutual consent.
But Avram Glazer refused to be drawn on the striker's claim - echoed by many fans - that his family "don't care about the club".
He told Sky News: "Well, I'll tell you about Cristiano Ronaldo - he's a great Manchester United player, I appreciate everything he's done for the club and I wish him the best luck in the future."
Mr Glazer then blanked a question on why the Portuguese player had to leave the club and walked away into a restaurant.
Jaded fans of Manchester United will be hopeful better days could be around the corner after years of underachievement since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
However, the Glazers ending their 17-year ownership is not guaranteed.
A partial sale to new investors, with money being raised to redevelop Old Trafford, is one potential outcome, says Sky's City editor Mark Kleinman.
If the Glazers do pull out of the club entirely, potential buyers include British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a Manchester-born fan of the club.
Read more: How 'scavenger' Glazers left Old Trafford 'rusting' and in a 'mess'
He said in the summer he would be interested if the club was up for sale, but in October revealed he'd met the Glazers and they "don't want to sell".
Billionaires from around the world would also likely be linked to bids, as would sovereign investors hoping to emulate the takeover at Newcastle United - now owned by Saudi state-backed investors.
Manchester United's review comes a few weeks after Liverpool's US owners said they were also open to offers and already had interest from groups looking to buy shares.
After years of effort, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has finally lured a new budget airline, Florida-based Spirit Airways, and officials hope it marks the start of the airport’s rebirth after a decade of decline.In particular, city and state officials hope Spirit’s arrival will echo the arrival of Southwest Airlines in 1998, which triggered a period in which Manchester-Boston was the fastest growing airport in the country.Florida-based Spirit, which has been flying to Boston since 2006, announced Wednesday that...
After years of effort, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has finally lured a new budget airline, Florida-based Spirit Airways, and officials hope it marks the start of the airport’s rebirth after a decade of decline.
In particular, city and state officials hope Spirit’s arrival will echo the arrival of Southwest Airlines in 1998, which triggered a period in which Manchester-Boston was the fastest growing airport in the country.
Florida-based Spirit, which has been flying to Boston since 2006, announced Wednesday that on Oct. 7 it will begin non-stop service to Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, and in November will connect to Ft. Meyers and Tampa.
“What people want today are convenient non-stop flights,” said Matt Klein, executive vice-president of Spirit, during a press conference at the airport to announce the change. The airline is known for its low fares, made possible in part by charging for bags, seat assignments and even simple refreshments.
Spirit is the first airline to come to the airport since 2004. As a sign of the decision’s importance, the press conference attracted Gov. Chris Sununu, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, and representatives from federal offices as well as a host of business and local representatives.
Manchester airport has been trying for years to lure Spirit or JetBlue up to New Hampshire, needing a low-cost option to keep passengers from making the trek south to Logan Airport.
Its efforts have been stymied by industry trends, particularly airline mergers. These mergers freed up terminal space at larger airports like Logan and lowered the cost of setting up shop there, attracting low-cost airlines that had previously shunned big airports to cut expenses. The 2004 decision by then-upstart JetBlue to enter the New England market at Logan marked the end of good times for Manchester.
Manchester-Boston peaked in 2005, when almost 4.5 million passengers passed through the terminal and seven airlines served the city. Since then, the passenger count has declined each year, hitting 1.7 million in 2019 with just four airlines in the airport – Delta Airlines has since departed – and only half of its 15 gates are in use. By contrast, Boston’s Logan Airport boomed during those same years: in 2004 Logan carried about six times as many passengers as Manchester but in 2018 it carried 21 times as many passengers as Manchester.
COVID-19 was a further blow to all airports. Manchester’s passenger count in 2020 was lower than it has been since before the current terminal was opened in 1994, back when envelopes were left under the windshield wipers of parked vehicles with a request that drivers mail in the per-diem cost of parking in and around the airport.
The airport’s cargo business, by contrast, has been doing well, helped by the establishment of logistics business in southern New Hampshire and, more recently, by the pandemic’s boost to online business. More than 211 million pounds of cargo went through the airport last year, the most on record.
But passenger counts are the key to the airport’s financial success, from the airline income that they produce to the parking income and the income from stores and restaurants that set up there.
In his talks Wednesday, airport director Ted Kitchens cited the 2020 restructuring of three bonds issued for major construction of airport buildings for lowering interest costs and letting it reduce the charge for airlines to connect to the terminal by about half.
(David Brooks can be reached at 369-3313 or [email protected] or on Twitter @GraniteGeek.)
David Brooks is a reporter and the writer of the sci/tech column Granite Geek and blog granitegeek.org, as well as moderator of Science Cafe Concord events. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mathematics he became a newspaperman, working in Virginia and Tennessee before spending 28 years at the Nashua Telegraph . He joined the Monitor in 2015.
continue to enjoy the Florida sunshine as they splashed around in the pool before taking in more theme parks and wolfing down some mega hot dogs.After enjoying Disney, the clan headed for Universal Studios and...
continue to enjoy the Florida sunshine as they splashed around in the pool before taking in more theme parks and wolfing down some mega hot dogs.
After enjoying Disney, the clan headed for Universal Studios and it looks like they had plenty of fun.
After braving the chaos at Manchester Airport, Sue and Noel Radford along with 14 of their children flew out to America and have been keeping fans updated the whole way.
They dodged the huge delays at Manchester Airport and they landed earlier this week.
Today, the family's twitter account posted more of the action-packed snaps with a handful of the kids splashing around at a water park.
Then it was off to Universal and they didn't miss a moment as they went from ride to ride before enjoying the early evening parade.
The food looked good, too, with huge hot dogs and donuts going down a treat.
Mum of 22 Sue is loving every minute as the excitement levels of the family's trip keep going up.
Earlier in the week they were at Disney and another post shows a bunch of pictures of the family enjoying their holiday with the caption: "A few pics from yesterday what an amazing day we had at Disney yesterday."
One of the pictures shows girls Hallie and Phoebe in matching outfits smiling.
The pair had matching pink and white Mini Mouse t-shirts on and mini mouse ears. Other shows the family on rides and fireworks outside the castle at night.
One of the family's fans told them: "Awwwh there like two peas in a pod 2 little beautys Ian glad Ur all having a fantastic time." [sic]
Another said: "I just adore watching you & Noel with your lovely family. Beautiful to see all those happy smiling faces. My favourite place in the world I have so many precious memories. Continue having fun xx."
A final post is a video compilation that shows the family, clearly enjoying themselves but being unable to remember half of the rides they'd been on as clearly the excitement was too much.
The caption reads: "We're not very good at remembering the names of the rides."
MANCHESTER, NH – It was a historic victory 25 years in the making for Manchester East Cobras, who clinched the American Youth Football National Division 2 Championship in Friday’s final game at Austin-Tindall Park in Kissimmee, FLA.WATCH: Manchester East Cobras’ Satu...
MANCHESTER, NH – It was a historic victory 25 years in the making for Manchester East Cobras, who clinched the American Youth Football National Division 2 Championship in Friday’s final game at Austin-Tindall Park in Kissimmee, FLA.
WATCH: Manchester East Cobras’ Saturday night homecoming
Cobras President Maria Young said it has been an amazing ride this season for a team that came together and pulled off a “nail-biter” of a win against Texas. She noted that in the 25 years since moving to AYF, no New Hampshire team has ever made it this far or won a national championship.
“Yes, we’re the first New Hampshire team in 25 years to go this far,” says Young. “On Monday they beat Florida, on Wednesday they beat Washington, D.C., and today they took the championship from Texas, 27-26 – it was a crazy game. We were down at half-time and it was a real nail-biter, but they did it.”
It was a magical combination of 9- and 10-year-old players, many who’ve been playing together since they were old enough to put cleats on – 17 boys and one girl, Gracie Chantasiri, “our center nose guard – we call her our badass little lady,” says Young.
“We have five kids who’ve been playing up for the last three years, but this season I made a decision to drop them down to make the age ranges fit better, and between our coaching staff and the entire team effort, they just got better and better throughout the year,” says Young. “They were unstoppable.”
Young, who has been with the Cobras for nine years, three as president, said the support has been incredible. Although they fell short in a fundraising effort to get the team of 17 players and four coaches to Florida, she says they did what they had to do to be there.
“Unfortunately we didn’t hit our fundraising goal so a lot of parents had to do out-of-pocket costs, We’ve shelled out a lot of money to get these kids down here, but I didn’t feel we had a choice. If the kids didn’t go to the championships, AYF would have sanctioned me and not allowed anyone to go past states for the next two years, and they would have fined us $2,500 on top of it.”
So Young booked two vans on her credit card and divided the team into two travel units for the 24-hour trek to Florida.
She says the Cobras had a huge hometown cheering section for the game, including the Salem Rams, and Bedford Bulldogs Cheer squad, both also in Florida for the championships.
“And to make it even better, the teams we beat – Maryland and Florida – came over to cheer us on in the finals. They said if we’re going to get beat by you then we’re going to cheer you on for the win,” says Young.
After the 2 p.m. awards ceremony on Dec. 8, the team packed up the vans and hit the road, hoping to beat the forecasted snow and be back on home turf in time for a Saturday homecoming celebration at Al Lemire Field.
“They’re going to drive straight through. We’re trying to have everyone meet at Derryfield Park when they return, 3 or 4 p.m. I’ve got two coaches who took a week off from work, without pay, for this trip, and many parents who flew or drove down to support the team. It’s really been an incredible experience,” Young says.
She notes that the championship would not have been possible without the support of her four dedicated coaches, Will Corman, Matt McDonald, Gus Pares and Dave Landmesser, and team mom Shauna Burris.
There were some other challenges the Cobras rose to this season, including a smaller player pool to choose from based on geographical team enrollment guidelines set by the city, and although they are fortunate to be able to include players from low-income households thanks to a NH Housing grant, transportation was eliminated due to budget constraints.
“That meant coaches picking up and dropping off players all season, and sometimes having players stay over at our houses on weekends just to make sure we could get them to games,” says Weber.
Although the student players were granted time off from school for the trip, AYF requires players to spend two hours each day studying while in Florida, which means teachers put together homework packets for the kids before they left, so they don’t fall behind in school work.
For all the legwork involved, Weber wouldn’t change a thing.
“I love these kids,” she says. “It’s been an unforgettable ride.”
The public is invited to join the Manchester East Cobras for their homecoming celebration at Al Lemire Field, located at Derryfield Park, off Bridge Street, on Dec. 9 in Manchester.
Team Roster: Shawn O’Neil, Aidan Calden, Treyvohn Cannon-Bennitt, Steven Flattery, Aiden McDonald, Michael Landmesser, Chase Burris, Cayden Salvi, Liam Corman, Elijah Ellis, Jayden Pares, Ajow Luwal , Jaythean Obando, Matthew Koenig, Jhystoni Rivera, Nathan Sadia, Jonathan Sadia, Gracie Chantasiri. Teammates unable to travel: Xavier and George Whitehead.