Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Detroit Lions Youth Camp

We would like to let you know about an exciting opportunity that is being made available this summer. Calendars are filling up quickly, so we wanted to be sure everyone was aware of this great youth camp experience.

We are excited to announce that Eaton Rapids will be hosting a Detroit Lions Youth Football Fundamentals Mini-camp this summer.

The camp will be taking place at Eaton Rapids High School on July 25th and will run from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Eligible youth are all children ages 6 to 14. The cost is $95.00 per player.

The camp is put on by the Lions and the teaching is done by players on the team. They teach a variety of skills that pertain to life both on and off the field.

This camp is not required by, nor is it affiliated with Lakewood Youth Football. We just wanted to make mention of it, for those families who would be interested in having their child attend. We don't normally see these camps anywhere near Lakewood, so this is a great year to check it out!

Click here  to view the Detroit Lions Youth website. Registration can be completed by clicking on the option for Football Camp Schedule, and then finding Eaton Rapids on the list. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Big Thanks!

Lakewood Youth Football would like to say thank you to the following people:

Marie Stansell
Kristi Waddle
Rachelle Sweet
Tammy Sullivan
Amber Coleman
Mandy Stowell
Jessica Sayer
Cliff Weller
Crystal Terry

Thank you all so very much for volunteering your time and working our Tripper's fundraiser. The poker room was a busy place this weekend and you helped raise a good chunk of money for the program! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Opportunity To Help Your Son's Team

Team Parent

New for the 2014 season Lakewood Youth Football is trying a new concept in which we are titling “Team Parent”.  The role of the team parent is a concept that many of the local youth football organizations are using with great success and something we at Lakewood Youth Football are proud to bring to our community.  As many of you know the logistics of any single team can be very hectic and a lot for a coach and assistants to bear throughout the season along with the preparations of 15-30 kids to play a football game each Saturday.  We would like to add a team parent to each team that will assist the coach in non-football preparations throughout each week.  The team parents’ role would consist of these duties:
  • Team snacks
  • Handing out forms applicable to the team
  • Preparing rosters for the Saturday games
  • Reaching out to other parents on the team to fill open positions in the concession stand
  • Reaching out to other parents on the team to fill open chain gang positions
  • Retrieving equipment for the team ( knee pads, mouthpieces, straps, etc..)
  • Team Communication ( sending emails for the team)
  • Anything extra that the team parent wants to do for the team ( pictures, team specific facebook account, shutterfly account…etc.)
If you are interested in taking a role as a team parent for your athlete’s team please sign up to volunteer for this at sign ups on March 12th.  If you are selected for this role you will be asked to give information for a Michigan State Police background check.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Pigskin Party and Fundraiser

I am selling tickets for the annual pigskin party coming up on March 21st at 6:00pm.  Tickets for the event are $25 dollars a piece and all proceeds go to the Pigskin Club who supports Lakewood High School football.  The night will consist of a catered meal, games, prizes, and live auctions.  If you would like to support Lakewood Football by purchasing a ticket I am at the high school every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8:15 or you can call me at 616-902-4433 and I will make sure I get a ticket to you.   This years theme for the party is Football Frenzy.  Wear your apparel for your favorite high school, college, or professional football team.  There will be prizes for the best dressed.  Thank you so much and we hope to see you there.

Victor Stank
Lakewood Youth Football

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Trippers Dates Coming Up!

Great news! Changes with charity poker are not set to take effect until at least February and we were able to reserve a set of dates in January, which is wonderful! This will take the pressure off of our fundraising concerns, should we no longer be able to participate in Tripper's events after February.

So, of course, that means we have a need for some workers. It's the same deal as usual. We need two workers per shift. The dates are as follows:

Thursday, January 2nd

Friday, January 3rd

Saturday, January 4th

Sunday, January 5th

The shifts will run from 11:30am-6:00pm and 6:00pm-2:00am

Contact Jessica if interested. You can call or text 616-902-7351 or email

Thanks for supporting Lakewood Youth Football!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Equipment Hand In

If you have equipment to return to us we will be at the shed on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30.  This will be your last chance to hand your equipment in before being invoiced.  If your equipment is not returned your child will not be eligible to play next year until it is brought to us or invoice is paid.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Year End Banquet and Equipment Hand-in

Can you believe we have reached the end of the football season already? Where has the time gone? We would like to let you know about our end of the season plans.


The Lakewood Youth Football Banquet will be held on Sunday October 27th at 2:00 pm in the auxiliary gym at the high school.

In an effort to have things run more smoothly and to speed things up a bit, we will not be having a meal prior to the program. We will meet in the gym where Vic will give a short talk and then the coaches will each have an opportunity to recognize their teams in front of the audience.

We look forward to seeing all of the boys recognized as well as the many volunteers who help make the season possible.


We will be taking equipment at the shed on the following dates:

Saturday October 17th from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday October 26th (during the final home game) from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday November 5th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are unable to make any of these dates, please call a board member and make arrangements for drop-off. If you fail to return your child's equipment, you will be invoiced for the cost of the equipment.

Other announcements:

If you have not paid your child's fee, please plan to do so by the equipment hand-in date. If you fail to pay the fee, you will be invoiced for the amount and your child will not be allowed to play until the balance is paid in full. We have scholarships available, but arrangements need to be made prior to the start of the season.