It seems Mr. Mike Ingram is on the run. As posted earlier he is wanted for child porn. Not surprised that he is on the lamb. I hope they find this creep and he gets what he deserves. Will keep everyone updated on this and Mr. Ahmed.

On a better note, I will get back to the original intent of the blog, youth sports and training. Coming soon.......


Disturbing News

For the second time this year an athletic acquaintance has been arrested. It is a very disturbing trend to say the least. Worst part about the recent indictment is we had alerted the Triangle Football Club, in the coaches review at the end of the season, that we felt there was improper conduct on the part of the coach. We did not suspect anything was going on, we just thought it improper that a coach would allow a team member to spend hours in said coaches room alone, just coach and player as well as other instances of improper conduct. To my knowledge this was never addressed as my son was promptly cut the following year(wonder why?), and coach continued to work with the kids.

I actually was good friends with Mr. Ahmed and was truly shocked when this news broke. Coach Ingram was an idiot, I knew something wasn't right with this guy.

So lets get right to it, here is both creeps who are in trouble(innocent until proven guilty):

Raleigh, N.C. — A former youth soccer coach has been indicted on charges of having child pornography on a computer.

A Durham County grand jury indicted Michael Anthony Ingram Monday on seven counts each of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Ingram hadn't been arrested by Wednesday evening. He couldn't be reached for comment.

The charges stem from videos and pictures on a computer hard drive that depicted minors engaged in sexual activity.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case, but it was unclear Wednesday what prompted agents to search the computer.

Ingram was a soccer coach at Leesville High School from 2004 to 2006, when he moved to coach at East Chapel Hill High School. He also worked as a teacher's assistant at both schools.

The indictments allege that the pornographic videos and images were obtained between July 2004 and August 2007 – the period he was at the two schools.

Ingram also has coached in youth leagues across the Triangle, including working for the Triangle Futbol Club until February.

Dewan Bader, director of coaching for Triangle Futbol Club, said club officials asked East Chapel Hill High officials why Ingram resigned from the school after one year but couldn't get any details.

Ingram was let go from Triangle Futbol Club for failing to hold up his responsibilities, Bader said.

Raleigh, N.C. — A Wake County grand jury has indicted the co-owner of an Apex sports facility on charges involving sex offenses against children.

Richard James Ahmed, 47, of 210 Michelangelo Way in Cary, was indicted on indecent liberties with children, soliciting a child by computer and attempted dissemination of obscenity to minors.

Ahmed was arrested three weeks ago at a Raleigh park after a meeting had been set up with a 14-year-old girl he had met in an Internet chat room, police said. Ahmed told police he went to the park to lecture a girl about meeting people online.

He is the co-owner of Dream Sports Center in Apex, which offers facilities for basketball, roller hockey, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and other sports and hosts camps and clinics for children ages 5 and up.


Must you travel?

I have been asked the question a lot. Does my young athlete need to play with the big clubs(which almost always involve a ton of travel)? My answer to that is no. Contrary to what the big clubs want you to believe, it is possible to land a college scholarship without traveling all over the country. It is possible to get recruited off the local High School team. It takes a bit of work on the parents part, but it can be done. If your son or daughter is good enough to play at the collegiate level then with a bit of effort on your part, your son or daughter will play college ball. We will get into this subject in greater detail later. It is time however to get back to the journey.