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From the May 8, 2013 newspaper
By RICHARD HARRIS
When Keith Wright was a youngster he talked his mom into letting him play baseball so he could get out of doing so many chores at home. It did not lead to him becoming a star athlete, but that choice so many years ago may now pay off big-time for Wright and the Marion County community.
Wright is one of the partners and the director of the new Southeastern Team Sports Academy (SETSA) that recently opened at the former campus of Tri-County/Marion County High School in the Draneville Community. He recently hosted the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and gave an update on the academy and its plans to become a mecca for high school sports teams across the state (and country) that want to take their training to a higher level.
I was really not a good athlete, but what I learned was that being part of a team really meant something for me,
said Wright. I made lifelong friends and got some guidance and instruction from adults outside the home.
That is one reason SETSA is focusing on the team concept rather than offering the more traditional sports camps that are designed for individual athletes.
Another reason is simply that they believe it to be a good business plan. Not only will they be one of only a handful of places that focus on team instruction, they will offer one of only two nationwide to offer full-contact football camps. The other one is clear across the country in Oregon.
We went out there and talked to the manager (in Oregon) about what they do and we came back feeling like we could make it go,
said Wright, noting that in Georgia alone there are 440 high schools, not to mention the teams in nearby states of the football fanatic Southeast.
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