Parent Meeting - July 11th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Equipment Hand-outs (Football)
Rinks - Wednesday, July 18, 6-7 PM & Saturday, July 21, 9-10 AM
Ponies - Wednesday, July 18, 7-8 PM & Saturday, July 21, 10-11 AM
Midgets - Wednesday, July 18, 6-7 PM & Saturday, July 21, 11 AM - 12 PM
All equipment hand-outs will take place at the IT Building, located beside the Spring Grove Intermediate School. You must bring your fundraiser letters (given to you at registration) and your equipment deposit ($150 for football) in order for your player to receive their equipment. Cheer uniforms and equipment will be handed out at a later date.
July 23-26, 5:30-7 PM, Spring Grove Middle School
July 30-August 2, 5:30-7 PM, Spring Grove Middle School
***Players will be evaluated during camp for team placement
Full Padded Practice (Football):
Practice will begin Tuesday, August 7th, and will run Tuesday-Thursday, from 5:30-7:30 PM for the duration of the season. All practices are held at Spring Grove Middle School.
Games will begin the weekend of August 25 & 26 with JV games typically being played on Saturday mornings and Varsity games being played either Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons. All game times are subject to change and the final game schedule will not be available until the week before games.
Physicals are required for football players. Please have your child's physical completed before practice begins. Per league rules, your child cannot participate in contact football unless we have a signed doctors note, no exceptions. There are physical forms below that you can take to your child's physical appointment. You can also have your child's physician sign a form stating that they are permitted to participate in contact football for 2018. Physical forms can be turned in during equipment hand-outs or during camp. If no form is received before practice begins on August 8, your player will not be able to participate in practice or games until one is received.
We will communicate with you by email, website, Facebook and the Remind app. If you are not receiving emails, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equipment & Heat Acclimatization - Football
All football players are required to wear the proper equipment at all times. This includes helmet, shoulder pads, padded pants, cleats and a mouth guard. If any player is not wearing the proper equipment for either a game or practice, that player will not be allowed to participate.
We follow USA Football's guidelines on heat acclimatization. Follow the schedule below to know which equipment your player needs to be wearing when camp and practice begins.
July 30 & July 31 - Helmet, t-shirt, shorts, cleats and mouth guard. NO SHOULDER PADS OR PADDED PANTS
August 1 & 2 - Helmet, shoulder pads, shorts, cleats and mouth guard. NO PADDED PANTS
Beginning August 7 - All equipment will be worn from here on out. This includes helmet, shoulder pads, padded pants (girdle if pants are not fully integrated), cleats and mouth guard.
***Full contact will not begin until August 7th, per YCYFA rules & regulations.***
The safety of our football players and cheerleaders is our top priority. All coaches are trained in what to look for should an injury occur during practice or games. There is an EMT present for all games. An AED is on site at all times during practice and games. No one without a league issued badge is allowed on the practice fields or game fields, at any time.
Just a few reminders for when you are on school property (this includes the practice fields, game fields and parking lots):
- No pets are allowed anywhere on school property
- No smoking or vaping is permitted anywhere on school
- You must park in a designated parking space, please do not
park in the grass
Below, you can access the PowerPoint presentation from the parent meeting, the cheerleading information that was presented and the YCYFA physical forms. You can also access our Facebook page and the Remind app.
Thank you!! Looking forward to a great 2018 season!
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