Dear Falls Youth Football Families & Friends,
With a recent announcement from the WIAA, Fall Sports have been pushed back to September 7th as a starting date for Football. With this being said, we are cancelling the equipment pickup on Saturday, August 1st and not starting practice on Monday, August 3rd. The new dates will be announced at a later time.
In the meantime, Lou and I will be meeting with the league and other teams next Wednesday to discuss the 2020 Season based on this news from the WIAA and other guidelines, as well as to see what other teams in our league are doing.
We just ask for your patience in this process as this is very fluid and things are changing frequently. No decisions are being made right now on anything until all avenues have been explored, thought about, discussed, and addressed as a board with feedback from our league, WIAA, school district, CDC, and Menomonee Falls Rec department.
Thank you for your patience in this process and we will keep you updated as new details come in.
TBD - Equipment Pickup
TBD - First Day of Practice
Please be on the lookout for emails regarding the season and events that will take place.
Please remember that all Jr. Indians are required to have a current Medical History Form, completed by a Physician on file. No one will be allowed to participate in practices or games without a physical examination form on file! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Each family is required to volunteer 4 hours towards the program. Upcoming opportunities for volunteer hours include Picture day on Aug 31st, Cookie Dough Handout, working concessions stand during home games, or Equipment Turn In at the end of the year.
Please Note: Concessions volunteers are only needed for our home games. No need to volunteer for games on the road. Also, we recommend you do not volunteer to help with concessions during time slots when your son’s game is scheduled (we want you to watch your son play and cheer for his team.) As such, we recommend volunteering for shifts either before or after your son’s scheduled game. Please contact Lou Sanicola if you have any questions or need to sign up manually.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Junior Football Program and your hours are very much appreciated!!
Our league has decided to implement "USA Football Rookie Tackle" for 5th and 6th grade. Rookie Tackle is a small scaled tackle football game designed to be an introduction into tackle football for new players and a bridge into tackle football for players with experience in flag football. The main advantages are a smaller field of only 40 yards with only 8 players instead of 11. In addition, coaches will be on the field to assist with play calling and provide more in game coaching and teaching. All kids will be able to play any position. Also roster sizes will be limited to about 12 kids so all players will have meaningful play time and the opportunity to learn and improve. The game should be faster paced than normal 5th and 6th grade games with more plays and activity.
Our league's Rookie Tackle rules will be posted when finalized!
Fun was had by all at the Packer Game! What a great experience for the kids, parents and coaches! You all made us proud to be Menomonee Falls Jr. Indians!!