President Darin Van Tassell and coach John Miglarese of Tormenta FC talk about their Premier Development League team and the growth of soccer in South Georgia. The players come from all over the world. They’re hungry for a chance to move up the tiers of soccer. They’ll play USL Charleston Battery on May 10th.
Los Angeles postal service worker and marathon runner Johnny Jameson talks about perseverance, legacy and “grinding that bad boy out.” A man of grace and humor, he was the subject of Vincent DeLuca’s film “Mile 19,” which chronicled his 31 annual marathons in L.A. The film was presented as part of Mountain Film on Tour Savannah.
Abdel Metwally of Metwally Table Tennis Club in Pooler talks about the sport’s finer points. He talks about the difference between ping pong and table tennis. And he talks about how he transitioned from a recreational break room player to a club owner.
Ultimate Frisbee fans, including professional player Chris Gwinner, talk about the “flying disc” sport. Forsyth Park regulars explain how throwing and twisting keeps them fit. Savannah native Gwinner talks about his other globe-trekking outdoor adventures.
Surfing instructor Atsushi Yamada talks about his Happy Surf Camp Aloha on Tybee Island. Possibility, acceptance, humility, nature, laughter, stillness, competition and children all come up in his words. He talks about his background as a professional snow skier in Japan.
Savannah College of Art and Design soccer coaches Tom Melville and Rebecca Gunn talk about their teams, philosophies and roles within their larger academic setting. Their players provide fans with some of the best soccer in the area. But the hunger and pressure for more is constant.
Savannah Sand Gnats radio announcer Toby Hyde talks about the basic and not-so-basic skills that go into calling baseball games. He also shares his thoughts on minor league baseball and sports broadcasting in general.