Equipment Turn In will be next Sunday, Oct 27 from 12:30 to 2pm in the Ben Franklin parking lot adjacent to the batting cage and the BF Shed,
The players can keep their socks, mouth guards, chinstraps, and helmet decals. All other issued materials including Helmets, Shoulder Pads, game jerseys and pants, practice jerseys and pants, belts, girdles,and miscellaneous pads should be returned.
If you can't make it, please make arrangements with your head coach or Lou Sanicola to return the gear.
Menomonee Falls Jr Indians Football and Cheer families are The Best! The outpouring of donations at the Food Drive today were just amazing! Collectively, the 5th-8th grades collected 526 non-perishable food items and $256 in cash! These were all donated to the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry to help our community and neighbors in need. Just AMAZING! On behalf of the Jr Indians Football & Cheer program and the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry, THANK YOU!
WAY TO GO 8th GRADE!!!
The 8th grade is the winner of the friendly competition between the grades. Between items and cash (1 item for each $1 donated), the 8th grade had a total of 389!!! They had a lead of 221 over the 2nd place grade! Great Job 8th grade! We will be in contact with your coaches to arrange your prize.
Thank you again for generosity and your support this season. Go Falls!
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!!
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!!
The 2019 Jr Indians Schedule is available for download in the schedule section to the right of the text
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 12th - Jr. Indians Food Drive
Oct 19/26 - Last games depending on 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: