Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dreaming of the Warmer Days of Football Season

A few off season updates for you:

Lakewood Youth Football is pleased to announce that Becky Boucher has joined the board as Treasurer. We welcome Becky and thank her for offering up her time to fill this position. We are excited to have her on board.

Sign up dates have been set for 2015. The first sign up will be April 15th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM and the 2nd will be during the boy's portion of physicals night on June 2nd.

One last thing:

Lakewood Youth Football prides itself on being a feeder program to and supporter of the high school football program. As you are likely aware, school affiliated sports programs have lost nearly all of their funding in recent years and the outlook for the coming years is very bleak with regards to budgets. Most of the high school sports programs can only operate properly with help from booster clubs. Lakewood Football is no different. The booster for the high school football program is called The Pigskin Club. Pigskin pays for all of the busing expenses for the teams, buys equipment and uniforms, along with other needs presented by the head coach.

The Pigskin Club raises money through a few unique fundraisers throughout the year including a dinner/dance in early spring. It's a fun night out for a great cause.

The theme of the party this year is Halloween in March and it will be held on Friday, March 20th at Centennial Acres. Doors open at 6:00 PM with an awesome buffet dinner served at 7:00. There will be contests, raffles for prizes and silent auction items, along with food, drinks, and a really good time! Party goers are encouraged to dress up!

Cost is $25 per ticket.

A showing of support from the youth level would be greatly appreciated! After all, it won't be long before our youth players are playing at the high school level. They need our support!

If you would like to purchase tickets to the dinner (Lenten meals available upon request) you can stop by APEC and see Jessie anytime between 8:00 and 4:00 Mon-Fri, or call Vic at 616-902-4433.  

Tickets can also be purchased from the other Pigskin members: Rick and Kathy Forman, Nick Boucher, Tom Newton, Greta McKinney, or Chris and Missy Stambaugh.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Final Equipment Hand In

Our final equipment hand in date will be Thursday, November 6th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

One of the things LYF does that most programs don't is supply equipment for our players. It costs well over $200 to outfit a single player. Lakewood Youth Football has made a large investment in equipment and it is important that we get all items back at the end of the season.

If you have items to return, please plan to come up to the equipment shed between 5 and 8 and see us. We would like to hear about your experience this year!

Any players with equipment still missing after we close up shop will have a bill sent to their house for replacement costs of the equipment. Thank you and we will see you Thursday!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Equipment Hand In

Lakewood Youth Football wants to congratulate all of our teams on a great season! Most of the teams have wrapped up their game schedules with 8th grade and 5th grade finishing things off this coming Saturday. 

8th grade plays at home at 10:00 AM. At the conclusion of that game we will be accepting equipment in the shed. We will be taking equipment until 2:00 PM. Please wash your jerseys and pants, place pants pads into a plastic sack, remove mouthpiece from your helmet. (Also, if you purchased an aftermarket chinstrap, remove it and replace with the chinstrap that came on the helmet). Also bring in your shoulder pads. 

We will accept any cleats that you wish to donate. Consider bringing them to us instead of taking them to Goodwill. We hand out a lot of used cleats and we are happy to take any that you can't use any longer.    

8th grade: You are allowed to turn in equipment immediately after your game. LYF will handle the cleaning of your items. 

5th grade: We will set up another date for your team. 

It is important that all equipment belonging to Lakewood Youth Football is returned to us. Failure to return your child's equipment will result in you being invoiced for the cost of replacement. It costs roughly $250 to outfit one player. Please get that equipment back to us so we can inspect it and prepare for next season!   

Thanks again for a great year! Info on the year end celebration will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Few Updates

Lakewood Youth Football has had a great season so far, over all. The coaches and teams have worked hard, learned a lot, and made the community proud. The 4th and 5th grade teams will wrap up their seasons at home this weekend. 3rd, 6th, and 7th grades will finish their seasons next weekend with 8th grade wrapping things up on October 25th. What a great year!

Keep your eyes open for news about equipment hand in and the year end celebration.

Good luck this Saturday, Vikes!  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Third Grade's First Game Info From Coach!

3rd grade team needs to be at Fulton-Middleton no later than 8:30am Saturday morning ready to hit the field! Address for Fulton-Middleton is here on the blogspot! Can't wait to see everyone there! Go Vikings!
Good Luck to all the teams Saturday!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Week One Games!

Good luck to the 7th and 8th grade teams as they play their first games today! 

7th grade will be playing Eaton Rapids at 12:00 @ Home

8th grade will be playing Portland at 1:00 @ Portland

If you are looking for something to do this afternoon, head on up to the high school or over to Portland and cheer on the Vikes. 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Picture Day!

Pictures are going to be Tuesday, August 26th. Rachel Ward of Capture Photography will be taking the pictures again this year. She does great work!

7th and 8th grade will have their photos done at Unity Field at 5:00.

3rd-6th grade will have theirs done at the practice field at 6:00. Rachel will start with 6th grade and work her way down to third.

Please bring your blue game jersey and blue game pants in addition to your practice attire. The blue pants can be pulled up over the white pants for the picture.

Picture forms will be handed out on Monday and will also be available on Tuesday.