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League Scrimmages set for Aug 24

8th grade at Menomonee Falls:  9am vs Sussex, 11am vs Oconomowoc Purple

7th grade at Watertown:  10am  vs Watertown, 11am vs Sussex Blue

6th grade at West Allis Hale: 10am vs WI Lutheran, 11am vs Hale

5th grade at Waukesha West HS: 10am vs Marquette, 11am vs Waukesha West

 

Weigh ins start 1 hour before the 1st scrimmage for those players within 20 lbs of the ball carrier weight limit for each grade

Volunteers Requirements for the 2019 Season

Each family is required to volunteer 4 hours towards the program.  Upcoming opportunities for volunteer hours include Picture day on Aug 26, Cookie Dough Handout Sept 10, working concessions stand during home games, or Equipment Turn In at the end of the year.

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming volunteer SignUps.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/hyEVJex
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

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 Indians Football Program and your hours are very much appreciated!!

2019 Schedules

The 2019 Jr Indians Schedule is available for download in the schedule section to the right of the text

Important Dates for 2019

Sat Aug 3 - Equipment Handout 9am at High School Field

Mon Aug 5 - First Day of Practice 5:30pm; then practice Mon thru Friday 5:30 to 7:30 until Aug 29

Sat Aug 24 - League Scrimmages 

Mon Aug 26 - Picture Day Starting at 5pm

Aug 30 to Sep 2 off for Labor Day Weekend

Tues Sept 3 - First day School - Football practices change to 5:00 to 7:00 (or Dusk later in the year) Tues, Wed, Thurs

Sat Sept 7 - First Games

Oct 19/26 - Last games depending on Grade

"USA Football Rookie Tackle" format coming to 5th Grade

Our league has decided to implement "USA Football Rookie Tackle" for 5th 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 grade games with more plays and activity.

Our league's Rookie Tackle rules will be posted when finalized but more information is available in the PDF link listed below.  

Rookie Tackle was recently discussed on the Mike McGivern Youth Sports Show. A link to the podcast is shown below:

Podcast Link

Youth Sports Show - CYFL Rookie Tackle Football Program

 

Youth Sports Show - CYFL Rookie Tackle Football Program

Mike McGivern welcomes in Ted, Schneider, Jeff Mazurczak (FINALLY), Bryan Gill and Mike Cuzzone to discuss CYFL,...

Links

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Game Schedules

League Rules