Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Youth Camp

Lakewood's Varsity football team is hosting their youth camp next week. 

Where: Lakewood High School
When: Monday, July 28 - Wednesday, July 30.
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Cost: $40.00

Come early and register at the gate. This camp is not mandatory nor is it affiliated with Lakewood Youth Football. However, we encourage your child's participation in this wonderful camp to prepare them for the season, let them meet the varsity players, reconnect with their football friends, and have a great time!

They can dress in comfortable clothing suitable for working out and don't forget to send water!

    

Friday, July 18, 2014

Equipment Hand Out Make Up Date

If you are unable to attend our equipment handout date of July 26th, we will be having one makeup date for those who need it.

Equipment Makeup date: August 3rd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

We will also be collecting signup forms, money, and physical forms on that day, for anyone who would like to avoid the chaos on the first day of practice. 

Thanks and we will see you at one of the equipment handout dates!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Equipment Handout Day Reminder!

Equipment handout will be on Saturday, July 26th at the equipment shed behind the middle school. We have set times for each age group starting with the oldest ad working down to the youngest. Please try to come during the designated time if at all possible. If you have more than one child in the program feel free to bring everybody at the same time. You don't have to make multiple trips. 

YOUR CHILD MUST BE WITH YOU WHEN EQUIPMENT IS PICKED UP, AS THEY HAVE TO BE PROPERLY FITTED FOR THEIR HELMET AND SHOULDER PADS. 

The times are as follows: 

8th Grade 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
7th Grade 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
6th Grade 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5th Grade 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
4th Grade 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3rd Grade 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

Each player will be given the following equipment:

Helmet
Shoulder pads
Practice pants (white)
Game pants (blue)
Pants pads
Belts (if needed)
Game jerseys (blue and white)
Mouth piece

We do not provide cleats, but we do have a large selection of used ones that have been donated to the program. They will be available on a first come first served basis.

You are welcome to buy your own helmet, shoulder pads, and mouth piece if you prefer. If you choose to do so, make sure the coach or a member of the board looks everything over to be sure it meets safety standards. 

If you have any questions, you can comment below or email lakewoodyouthfootball@gmail.com.  

Monday, June 30, 2014

2014 Coaches

Lakewood Youth Football is pleased to announce the coaching staff for the 2014 football season! All coaches will be required to complete concussion training and pass a MSP background check. 

3rd grade: 
Head Coach: Jamie Haight
Main Assistant: Adrien Horn

4th grade:
Head Coach: Craig Willette
Main Assistant: Steve Keeler

5th grade:
Head Coach: Rick Stank
Main Assistant: Charlie Everitt

6th grade:
Head Coach: Nick Rodriguez
Main Assistant: Vic Stank

7th grade:
Head Coach: Dave Tacey
Main Assistant: Jason Makley

8th grade:
Head Coach: Mike Dillon
Main Assistant: Jim Caudy

There will be additional assistant coaches for each team as determined by the board. All assistant coaches will be required to pass the same criteria as head coaches and main assistants. Adults who are not on the coaching staff or on the LYF board will not be permitted to work with the children at practices or be present on the sidelines during games. We require this in order to provide a safe and consistent environment for our players. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Conditioning

Conditioning week will be Monday, August 4th - Thursday, August 7th from 6:00-8:00PM.

Grades 3-6 should report to the Lake Odessa field across from the Family Dollar. All of their practices will be held there. 

Grades 7-8 should report to the high school practice field. All of their practices will be held at the high school. 

Please have your child dress in t-shirt,shorts, helmet and cleats. Send water with your child! 

The MMPFL requires 8 documented hours of conditioning for players before any football activities are allowed. If any conditioning time is missed during that initial week, the player will be required to make that time up before they will be allowed to practice in pads.

After conditioning week concludes, the board will turn over all players to their respective coaches and padded practices will begin. Each coach is responsible for determining their own practice schedules. We do not practice on Fridays.    

PHYSICAL FORM MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE A PLAYER CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANY FASHION!

If your child had their physical done at the high school and they kept the form, we will have record of that. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Equipment Handout

Football equipment handout will be July 26th at the equipment shed behind the middle school. The times for each team are below, starting with the 8th grade and working backwards. You are welcome to come up after your team's designated time, but be aware that numbers will be going out on a first come, first served basis, and you will have less selection. Please do not come before your team's designated time.

8th Grade 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
7th Grade 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
6th Grade 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5th Grade 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
4th Grade 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3rd Grade 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

If you are unable to pick up your child's equipment on this day, please let us know.

YOUR CHILD MUST BE WITH YOU WHEN YOU PICK UP EQUIPMENT.

They need to be properly fitted for their helmet, shoulder pads, and pants.

Thanks! 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Youth Football Clinic Coming to Grand Rapids

SWAGNEW Game Breakers Football Camp on Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th at MVP Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids at a cost of $50 per day for 5th – 12th graders.
Vince’s father has been battling the devastating disease of lupus for many years and as a supporter of our 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, the Agnew family has generously offered to donate all proceeds from the Football Camp to the Michigan Lupus Foundation.  Vince graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School as well as Central Michigan University, and played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins, the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs.  He is an excellent ambassador for the great sport of football and a terrific role model for adolescents.
Please consider supporting the SWAGNEW Game Breakers Football Camp at MVP Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids on July 12th & July 13th in any of the following ways:
In addition to football specific training, attendees of the SWAGNEW Game Breakers Football Camp will discuss life skills such as goal setting, teamwork, communication, sportsmanship, the importance of education, and developing leadership qualities in school, the community, at home and on the playing field.  As leaders of young people within the state of Michigan, I sincerely appreciate your consideration of this dynamic opportunity for 5th – 12th graders to be mentored by NFL professionals with extremely high integrity. 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  I will be in the Lake Odessa area numerous times between now and mid-July and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally to discuss the Football Camp.  Thank you for your support of the nonprofit autoimmune sector and our programming geared to enhance the lives of youngsters throughout our communities.