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 7 or 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 13 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 has not finalized the Rookie Tackle rules yet but more information is available in the PDF link listed below. Also we will have an informational meeting on Feb 19 at a time and place TBD for any questions and additional information.
Rookie Tackle was recently discussed on the Mike McGivern Youth Sports Show. A link to the podcast is shown below:
We are in the early stages of planning for the 2019 season. Look for registration information soon.
Just in case you are wondering...
1st day of practice 2019 - Mon Aug 5, 2019
League Scrimmages - Sat Aug 24
1st Games - sat Sept 7
Player Packs and other Spirit wear will be available to purchase on line this year. Look more more information soon.
Each family is required to volunteer 4 hours towards the program. Upcoming opportunities for volunteer hours include Cookie Dough Handout on Aug 27 or working concessions stand during home games.
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: http://signup.com/go/jehhyLP
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!!
In order to keep our league funded for equipment and to pay for all of the services we are asking the players and cheerleaders to assist by selling cookie dough.
Below is the Prize Program for what they can earn as an incentive to help the program.
Help sell cookie dough and drive the program to a new level and earn prizes!
2018 Registration is now closed.
If you are still interested in signing up for football or cheer please email to the address below.
Thanks to all who have registered and more updates with dates and ability to upload physical forms from physicians coming soon!
Here is a list of upcoming important dates:
-Fri Sep 1 thru Mon Sep 4, off for Labor Day Weekend, no practices or games
DO YOU LOVE FOOTBALL?
We are looking to add 3 new board members to the Junior Indian Football Board. If you would be interested in more information about joining our board please email us at: