Archive for August, 2011

Roc Carmichael on watching Film!

August 29, 2011

As we continue to work on the development of Our supporters will be giving Professional Tips on training and preparation tactics. This week we have Tips by Roc! is focused on helping you “Get to the Next Level”.

Roc Carmichael from the Houston Texans – Tips on watching film.

1…He who knows himself and his opponent need not to fear the outcome of 1000 battles…therefore before you study anyone else you must study yourself.

2…Watch a few whole game tapes of your opponent to see what style of play they use as a team.

3…Pay attention to formations…how much they pass and run under center vs the shotgun.

4…Next you have to pay close attention to small details…like down and distance. This will help you learn a lot about a team…example…3rd and short is a bread and butter down…usually run plays they feel good about.

5…You study your direct competition and pick up how he likes to play…tendencies he gives away…example…corner backs watch WR’s get off press…get in and out of brakes…and how good his hands are can take you a long way…

Bless All People,

Roc Carmichael

Arena Football Champion Vladimir Richard from the Jacksonville Sharks Supports!

August 26, 2011

Meet AFL Champion Vladimir Richard!

The Sportrait Team would like to introduce Vladimir Richard from the Jacksonville Sharks. Vlad is a proud supporter and member of who leads by example both on and off the field. We at Sportrait want to thank  Vlad for coming along to help talented youth “Get to the next level!”

Vlad Richard joined the Jacksonville Sharks as a rookie for the 2011 AFL season. Vlad has also worked with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an Undrafted Free Agent in 2010. He played briefly for AFL’s Spokane Shock in 2011.

Vlad  graduated from the University of Tennessee. As a Volunteer, Vlad appeared in 36 games throughout his collegiate career in a variety of positions along the offensive line. As a senior Vlad started games at Right Guard while helping lead the Volunteer offense to 383.5 yards per game in total offense including 157.2 on the ground while only allowing 18 sacks all season. He started the final six games at Left Guard during his junior season as well. He was named to the VOLScholar Honor Roll and also participated in the NCAA National Student-Athlete Leadership Conference in 2007. Vlad graduated with a degree in Legal Studies.

Vlad attended Piper High School in Lauderhill, Florida where he was named to the Florida Times Union Super 75 team in 2004.

Vlad with the Kids!

Meet Sportrait Supporter Professional Soccer Player Diego Restrepo!

August 24, 2011

The Sportrait Team would like to introduce Diego Restrepo Professional Soccer player from Colombian soccer club América de Cali. Diego is a proud member of who leads by example both on and off the field. His work ethic and determination both on the field and in the classroom have aided him in reaching his Dream. We at Sportrait want to thank  Diego for coming along to help talented youth “Get to the next level!”

Diego Restrepo's Journey!

College and Amateur
Restrepo lived in Colombia until he was 13 before moving to West Palm Beach, Florida with his family. He attended American Heritage School, and spent time at the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida, before going on to play three years of college soccer at the University of South Florida. He transferred to the University of Virginia prior to his junior year, and quickly installed himself as his team’s starting goalkeeper for Virginia, with whom he won the ACC Championship and the NCAA National Championship in 2009. During his championship season Restrepo broke school records previously held by Tony Meola for games played (25), minutes played (2348), shutouts (16), consecutive shutouts (11) and consecutive scoreless minutes (1176). He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the ACC Tournament and Defensive Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Tournament.

During his college years Restrepo also played for the Bradenton Academics in the USL Premier Development League.[8][9]

In January 2011, Restrepo signed a professional contract with Colombian soccer club América de Cali.

Despite being born in Venezuela, Restrepo has represented the United States at youth level. He is a graduate of the USA U-17 Residency Program. In 2005, he was a member of the USA U-17 World Cup squad that participated in the 2005 Youth World Cup in Peru. He has also been a member of the USA U-20 National Team.

Diego living his DREAM! "You can too!"