About - Southwest Cleveland

We believe sports change lives

TGA Programs combine athletics, academics, and life lessons

Cheer, dance, stunt, and tumble!

Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be with TGA

Pass, catch, run, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting flag football can be with TGA

Dribble, pass, shoot, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting floor hockey can be with TGA

Cradle, pass, catch, and defend!

Discover how fun and exciting lacrosse can be with TGA

Mark, catch, and throw!

Discover how fun and exciting Ultimate Frisbee® can be with TGA

Serve, set, block, and spike!

Discover how fun and exciting volleyball can be with TGA

Drive, chip, and putt!

Discover how fun and exciting golf can be with TGA

Coming soon ! Updated curriculums, Summer Camps, Fall schedules, and much more…Stay safe, be well, and Keep Playing!®

Meet the Team

Rupal Dhruv
Chapter Director

Rupal joined TGA in February 2019 as a Chapter Director after conducting an extensive search for a sports-minded organization that would allow her children and the children in her community to be exposed to quality coaching and sports.

Rupal played field hockey for three years when she was in her middle school and beginning high school years. She played for the state team as well as the school teams.

Rupal graduated from college with a Master’s Degree in Accounting and became certified as Chartered Accountant (Statutory Certification in India.) As she recognized how critical technology had become to operations in every field, she worked to expand her knowledge and skills in the technology area.

As a mother of two children, Rupal has always been passionate about sports and education. Her son is a first degree blackbelt tai kwon do and her daughter is a soon to be black belt tai kwon do. Her children also are involved in swimming, basketball, dance, and gymnastics and  multiple other sports.

In addition, she has always had a desire to do something for the Medina, Ohio community where she and her husband have lived for more than 20 years while also successfully operating several businesses.

Rupal doesn’t see limitations. She sees opportunity! Rupal believes that if you are in a continuous learning mode, you continue to grow!

 

Ryan Kortokrax
Golf Program Director/Head Coach

Ryan Kortokrax is excited to bring his experience in athletics and youth coaching to TGA Premier Sports as a Golf Program Director/Head coach. Ryan has an extensive history of involvement in multiple sports programs.  In high school, he was a multi-sport athlete who enjoyed playing varsity football, basketball and track. He has been presented with various awards including state honors in football and track, and district and county honors in all three sports. He has also spent much of his free time playing golf with friends and family. After high school, he pursued his love for sports by attending the University of Akron on a full football scholarship, where he earned a varsity letter and graduated with Bachelors in Sports Management. Since graduating from college, he has had the opportunity to coach track and field at Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio as well as to coach Freshmen football at Canton McKinley in Canton, Ohio. He has also served as the head coach for the flag football and baseball programs for Jump Start Sports. Ryan believes that sports play a critical role in a children’s development and he is eager to share his passion for sports with our TGA children:) Keep Playing!

 

Matthew Sipos
General Manager/Head Coach

Matthew has attended the University of Akron where he played intramural football, basketball and volleyball. He grew up playing several different sports and says he wouldn’t be who he is today without sports as they have played a big role in his life. He has coached several different sports and refereed for 3 years. What he enjoys most about coaching is that he gets the great opportunity to watch the kids improve each week not just in sports, but as a person as well. Matthew looks forward to training the future generation while focusing on the fundamentals of the game and learning something new each week.

Maxwell Wagner
Head Coach/Program Director

Maxwell Wagner, is a student athlete at the University of
Akron. He has been playing lacrosse & football since the third grade and
has been ever since. He Currently plays lacrosse for the University of Akron. Being part of TGA team, Maxwell wants to bring the love for games and knowledge on various sports to local communities in the area. He is currently also a student of Hospitality Management and is actively involved in the management club, men’s lacrosse team, as well as he is a current intern at a local hotel in Cleveland. Maxwell says “Growing up in Pittsburgh and moving to Akron has grown my passion for sports and the future of our youth  and I’m looking forward to bringing it to TGA”.

 

Jessica Beebe
Head Coach-Cheerleading
Jessica Beebe serves as the Head Cheer Coach at TGA located at several vicinities throughout Southwest Cleveland. She has a diverse dance background, training since the age of 3. Furthermore, she has been a cheerleader since the age of 6, and starting her tumbling career at time. Starting in her high school years, she began hosting cheer camps for younger students through her school champions in 2010.
She continued to cheer throughout college, where she graduated from University of Dayton in 2015. Cheerleading is the “face of the game”. At every sporting event, Cheerleaders are in the crowd, with the fans, representing their team. These professional skills are very valuable for all those learning, growing, and developing. She continued to work in the community and host camps for local schools.
She has 8+ years experience teaching cheerleaders from ages varying from preschool to high school. She is knowledgable in competitive cheerleading as well as sideline cheerleading for Football and Basketball. She has extensive training in Stunting and Tumbling, thus ensuring safety in learning these advanced techniques.
Now, she is ready to impart her knowledge on the next generation. With her years of experience, she would like to share the joy of cheerleading with all those excited to learn this sport. Please join Jessica in her upcoming Cheerleading Sessions. She looks forward to having you with her.
Mariah Matthews
Head Coach-Cheerleading

Mariah joined the TGA team in September 2019 as a Cheerleading coach. Mariah is a Medina local who started cheering for Cloverleaf at 7 years old. She went on to join a competitive varsity cheer team with her high school in Colorado. Her team would compete at the annual Elitch Garden Cheerleading Competition and also compete at the Colorado State Cheerleading Competition.

Mariah enjoys farm life near Chippewa Lake where she teaches equestrian classes. She is also mother to Maverick and takes pride in teaching him farm life as well as sports and academics.

She is looking forward to meeting each and every one of her students and helping them to meeting their TGA Premier Sports goal!

Alexander Kacinari
Head Coach

Alexander is a sports enthusiast with a passion for teaching. Alex, has played sports all his life which includes soccer, baseball, football etc. He went to Cloverleaf High School in Lodi, Ohio where he played varsity soccer all four years. He then went to Marshall University in Huntington; West Virginia and it was there that he learned how to play many other sports including ultimate frisbee. Alex says “I’ve always enjoyed the feeling of teaching others and I want to bring the joy of sports that I have to others.”

Samantha Fink
Head Coach

Company History

2003

TGA launched its first Golf Enrichment Programs at six Los Angeles schools. TGA’s focus was to provide PK – 8th grade students with an opportunity to learn golf through an innovate 5 level after-school program. This program made golf affordable and accessible for children, and received an overwhelmingly positive response from schools, parents and students. TGA expanded its programs within Los Angeles area schools to accommodate the demands from students and parents who wanted a golf program within the safe, convenient environment of their schools. The curriculum also provided transition for students to go from their schools to programs at the golf course.

2004

TGA’s first camps and clinics were offered at golf courses. TGA also incorporated the expansion of physical fitness and education components as well as adding a character development initiative within its school programs.

2006

Golf professionals along with entrepreneurs began expressing their interest in the unique sustainable and scalable model of TGA. By the end of 2006, after three years of honing and improving the TGA business model and curriculums, TGA began offering geographically exclusive franchisees which became the TGA Premier Junior Golf Program now running throughout the United States.

2008

The USGA approved TGA’s curriculum under the rules of amateur status and TGA became National Partners with the After School Alliance and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness.

2009

TGA achieved its first ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, and won two industry awards for Business Achievement and Player Development.

2010

Golf Magazine named TGA’s CEO, Joshua Jacobs to Golf’s 40 Under 40 list. TGA was named as one of 10 Best Franchise Deals around the world by Entrepreneur, along with jumping 131 spots in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking from #450 to #319. TGA was also termed the 4th best youth fitness franchise. TGA also formed the 501c3 TGA Sports Foundation, to be able to apply for grants and funding to serve under-resourced areas as well as mentally and physically disabled youth.

2011

TGA gained its 50th franchise along with having seven multiple franchise owners across the country. TGA also branched out into the sport of tennis, signing a National Partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). TGA’s model is now being offered in both the golf and tennis industries and is known as a leading initiative to grow both sports while providing small business ownership and job opportunities. The TGA / USTA proprietary Enrichment Curriculum is solely used by TGA Franchises within schools. TGA works with USTA National along with USTA Sections, Districts and CTA’s to complete the Player Pathway and help feed the USTA’s adult and junior initiatives to grow the sport.

2012

TGA signs its first tennis franchise. TGA’s Youth Sports Franchise model is now one of the fastest at growing junior golf and youth tennis participation amongst 3-13 year olds. TGA’s motto is to Keep Swinging!® and we strive to provide all American youth with the opportunity to learn golf and tennis in a fun and educational environment.

2017

TGA launches a third franchise opportunity that includes 6 team-based sports: cheerleading, flag football, floor hockey, lacrosse, ultimate, and volleyball.

2018

TGA celebrates its 15th anniversary and impacting over 775,000 children through sports programs across the U.S. and Canada.