Come on down and join in the fun as we celebrate the opening season of the 2012 Season of our Cheer and Football program.
On the day we will introduce the Players, Coaches and Team Parents.
Special performance by our Cheerleaders. Concession Stand will be open along with the selling of
VCI Merchandise and Spirit Wear.
Midget Football Team 2011 Empire State Classic Champions
WOW!For some it is their 4th Consective Empire State Classic Championship - but non was sweeter - that that finial click of the clock on th eve of November 26 2011.
These young men were destine to be Champions - no matter what - np matter how. All they've known from the start of the season and for some prior to that - that hard work ends with positive results. But the road was not an easy one. THey like Champions before them were challenged right out of the block. Would there be a team - would they subtain enough players (HEALTHY PLAYERS) to keep their quest and dream alive.
They like their counter parts in our Cheer Program overcame these challenges and more in the beginning and during the course of the regular season. With that being said - you would have been very proud of our young men as they carried themselves well and displayed great pride and sportsmanship. They executed flawlessly and overcame the elements of the day.
And for those that came down in support of our Midget Football team – thank you. Your support meant a lot to the players and coaches. And I look forward to continuing the celebration with you at the Annual Awards Brunch on January 7th.
By the way the score was:
Valley Cottage Indians 14
Baden Street Bulldogs 7
Also; Some of the players on this team with this victory celebrated their 4th Consecutive Empire State Classic Championship (our family members from Sufferns 2008 Jr. Peewee Team – who joined our Peewee Team in 2009).
And those players from our 2009 Peewee Championship, 2010 Jr. Midget Championship team and now thisd players of our 2011 Midget Championship Team. What a race - and with the youth of this team who knows what tomorrow may bring.
Congratulations Midgets – job well done.
Education Budget Petition
The Restore Education Budget Petition
As parents, voters, and concerned residents of Congers, Nyack and Valley Cottage, New York, we the undersigned hereby request that Governor Cuomo and our State Llegislators demonstrate that they value Public Education for our children.
We request our elected officials to work effectively to restore the more than 1.3 billion dollars in public education funds cut statewide (causing the loss of 1000s of teaching positions).
Click the Restore Education Funding Petition link below:
I really think this is an important cause, and I'd like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes just a few seconds of your time.
See Upcoming Games/Competitions at the bottom of this page.
Due to Weather and Field Conditions all Football Practices will resume on Thursday - November 3rd. There are also Football Games Flag and Tackled scheduled for this weekend.
Jr. Midgets Football Team wins 2010 Empire State Classic Championship
What a run.
This just didn't start in 2010 - it was a continuation of 2009 that carried over to 2010. These young men refused to be
denied their place in history. They kept fighting from start to finish and that same attitude and determination was displayed on the field at Rome Free Academy Stadium in Rome New York. The past of the game was fast and the hitting fierce. Each team was well balanced and loaded with talent and speed. The crowd was on its feet from the start to finish.
Both teams refused to be denied what each felt were rightfully theirs. All this writer can say is that the game lived up to its billing as the feature game of the day.
The Stadium crew came out to brush of the top layer of snow from the turf field while others used shovels to trace the lines of a field and line markers. With each game played on the day came various visits of mother nature and the elements of the north. Wind, sleet, snow dustings, and an occasional glimpse of the sun. Just enough to tease you into a false sense of warmth and comfort - but did not cloud or take away from the action on the field.
You would have been very proud of our young men as they carried themselves well and displayed great pride and sportsmanship. They executed flawlessly and overcame the elements of the day.
And for those that came down in support of our Jr. Midget Football team – thank you. Your support meant a lot to the players and coaches. And I look forward to continuing the celebration with you at the Annual Awards Brunch on January 8th.
By the way the score was:
Valley Cottage Indians 28
Southwest Colts 18
Also; Some of the players on this team with this victory celebrated their 3rd Consecutive Empire State Classic
Championship (our family members from Sufferns 2008 Jr. Peewee Team – who joined our Peewee Team in 2009).
And now those players from our 2009 Peewee Championship team that are members of the 2010 Jr. Midget Championship team.
Like I said “What A Run”.
Congratulations Jr. Midgets – job well done.
Peewee Footballl Players 2009 Empire State Classic Champions
November 28, 2009
ROCKLAND COUNTY POP WARNER - PHYSICAlS for CHEERLEADERS and FOOTBALL PLAYERS
What: Rockland County Pop Warner Physicals Cheer and Football When: August 14th Where: Congers VMA: 5PM - 8PM
66 Lake Road, Congers NY 10920
Hosted by: Valley Cottage Indians Fee: $10 per player
August 1, 2012
What: First Day of Cheer and Football Practice When: August 1st Where: Rockland Lake South Time: 6PM - 8PM
The following levels first day of practice is as follows: Tiny Mite thru Midget August 1st from 6PM - 8PM Flag August 8th from 6PM - 7:30PM
Practice Days: Tiny Mite thru Midget Monday thru Friday Flag Wednesday thru Friday
Photos will be taken on the Saturday, October 30th, 2010. If you would like to purchase any of the products listed (ob the form), please submit completed form with payment to your childs’ Business Manager or Head Coach by, October 30th.
The Photo form can be found in the HANDOUT FOLDERS OR YOU CAN CLICK on the title above where it says
"Click here for Photo Form".
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September 30, 2010
Football Practices for September 30th Canceled due to weather.
Devin McCourty getting used to the feeling of playing football without his twin brother, Jason.
August 31, 2009
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Devin McCourty is starting to get used to the feeling of playing football without his twin brother, Jason. For three years, the two were bookend cornerbacks on the Rutgers football team. Before that, they played for St. Joe's Regional High School and were together ever since starting for the Valley Cottage Indians.
Devin is older, by just a few minutes, but once he was redshirted by Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano his freshman year, he got to see his brother be first- on the field, as captain and now as a sixth-round draft pick trying to crack the Tennessee Titans' roster.
They still talk every day by phone, but it isn't the same as when they were elbow-to-elbow on the field and off.
"It's a little weird, but I'm starting to get used to it," Devin said.
On the turf practice field earlier this week, Devin stood alert during a special-teams session. He heard the kick and saw it as high as the cameras on cranes parked by the field. McCourty got under the ball and pulled it in, high and tight. He ducked and ran right behind a wedge of red shirts, finding a gap and dodging quickly to get through it, emerging to break free of his blockers.
It's a new role for the 5-foot-11, 190-pound No. 21, but just one of the ways in which he'll be expected to perform this year.
It unfolded just as he visualized, hitting the gap before his opponents even see him arrive.
"I expect big things from Devin," Schiano said.
Last year Jason had two interceptions for Rutgers and Devin pulled down one. This year he is the most experienced senior in the secondary, and the only captain. Cornerbacks coach Chris Hewitt said he leads through his work ethic and, when he has to, by talking.
As tough as it might be for Devin to go it alone, this won't be an easy year for Phyllis Harrell, either. The McCourtys' mom has always gone to each of her son's games, home or away, putting miles on the family car to get to West Virginia or Pittsburgh. This year she will have to divide her time as judiciously as possible to support both sons.
"It's something I have to do," she said.
It may be difficult for Harrell to organize it all, but she knows this is the payoff after years of struggle. The boys' father, Calvin, died when they were just 3 of cardiac arrest brought on by asthma.
They lived in Nyack Plaza at the time, a housing project in this tie-dyed town beside the Hudson River. Harrell worked as a nurse, and by the time the twins were 11 she had saved enough for the down payment on their Nanuet home.
"We've never had a lot, but we've always had enough to get by," Harrell said.
She is glad to see they will get their degrees. Devin has even earned Big East academic honors along the way. His coaches see that kind of aptitude as a plus on the field as well.
"Any time that you have a smart player on the football field, as well as a good athlete," Hewitt said, "now you have a great player."
McCourty will get a big test right at the start of the season when Rutgers hosts Cincinnati and All-Big East receiver Mardy Gilyard in their opener on Sept. 7.
While Devin hopes to follow Jason to the NFL, he is learning how different their experiences will be this season. Devin will be a senior captain on a Big East campus with all the status that affords, while Jason has seen other fringe players get cut during a meeting and their locker nameplate is gone when they adjourn.
For now, Devin is concerned with the Scarlet Knights on a turf field in the glaring light of mid-afternoon, taking a drink from a water bottle elbow-to-elbow with his teammates.
"I'm trying to be a leader on this team," McCourty said. "That's what I'm trying to do."
Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty won't have his twin brother, Jason, on the other side of the field this season. Jason was drafted in the sixth round by the Tennesee Titans. (Mark R. Sullivan/Gannett)
Camps and Clinics
See Camps and Clinics folder for Detail and information on upcoming Camps and Clinics.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots announced today the signing of first-round draft choice CB Devin McCourty. In addition, the team announced that they have released LB Shawn Crable.
OXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today the signing of first-round draft choice CB Devin McCourty. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In addition, the team announced that they have released LB Shawn Crable.
McCourty, a defensive back from Rutgers, was selected by the Patriots in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 27th selection overall.
McCourty, 5-10, 193 pounds, started the last 39 games of his college career at cornerback and recorded 238 tackles, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and intercepted six passes with two returned for touchdowns. He also blocked seven kicks (six punts and one field goal), scored on a 98-yard kickoff return and recorded 49 special teams tackles.
Crable, 6-5, 250 pounds, was originally drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Michigan. He was inactive for the first eight game of the 2008 season before finishing the year on injured reserve. He was injured during the preseason last year and spent the season on injured reserve.
VCI Players in the NFL
Jason McCourty - #30 Cornerback Tennessee Titans
Draft: 2009 - 6th round (30th pick) by the Tennessee Titans
Devin McCourty - #21 Cornerback New England Patriots
Draft: 2010 - 1st round (27th pick) by the New England Patriots
Haiti Relief Fund
Please join the Valley Cottage Indians in their efforts of supporting the Haiti Relief fund.
Donations to the Red Cross's Haiti Relief fund will also be taken at the game.
Peewee Football Team win 2009 Empire State Classic Championship
November 28, 2009
How sweet it is.
Just when you thought they had no chance of fielding a team - these young men exceeded expectations.
From August the 1st they had to fight for each and every ounce of self perseverance. And as the temperture of the month raised so did that of its supporters. Some of the comments and words of the past will remain just that - words of the past.
For this team had risen from the land of the forgotten to the winners of the 2009 Empire State Classic. They've joined two other teams of VCI this year to claim the title of 2009 Empire State Classic Champion:
2009 Jr. Peewee Cheerleaders
2009 Jr. Midget Cheerleaders
These young men, of 19 strong, were the nomads of 2009. When on the road they took a path different than the rest including the opening game in Suffern against Ramapo, Spring Valley. Man – how far have we’ve come and how sweet it is.
At the conclusion of the day some said – this was great for VCI – to “get us back on the map”. I say it was great for those young men, their coaches, families and friends. Because like a few of our teams this year – it was an act of faith and steadfastness by all that keep the ship afloat.
Just think what would have been or not if we would have given up hope – and just threw in the towel. In a word, this year was one fraught with pain, hard work and a “can do” attitude.
And for those that came down in support of our Peewee Football team – thank you. Your support meant a lot to the players and coaches. And I look forward to continue the celebration with you at the Annual Awards Brunch on January 9th.
Jr. Midgets Lose a tough one to New City in Empire State Classic Championship
What a game. Braving the elements the Valley Cottage Indians lost a very tough game against the New City Rams as both teams battled for the 2008 Empire State Classic Championship in the Jr. Midget Division of the AFL Conference. The game was full of excitement from start to finish with outstanding play on both sides of the ball by both teams. Each was not going to be denied the coveted title as they proceeded up and down the field of play. Both teams displayed great sportsmanship and athleticism thought the day. Exciting long runs were followed by powerful short runs. Missed receptions were followed up by spectaular receptions as well as some very close ones. Hats off to both teams for an outstanding game and this writer’s congradulations to the players and coaches for an outstanding season filled with excitement, a little drama and then a special growing of family and team. In the finial game of the day our Jr. Peewee team faced a tough North Rockland team well as the elements of Mother Nature. The frigid winds and cold temperatures were too much of an obstacle this day. One after one we were losing players not to the contact on the field – but to the chillness in the air and lost of feelings in hands and feet. We may have lost to both the Red Raiders of North Rockland and the elements of the day – but these young men did not lose sight of what they have become and the job at hand. They gave their all and grew together. On this day the children from the various communities we serve gave it their all – for the love of family and the honor of competition. They left it all out on the field and I for one was very proud to have been there.
To be witness to the desire and termination that was displayed not just on this day but from the very first day. Thank you all – Moms', Dads’, Grandmothers’, Grandfathers’, sisters and brothers – Aunts, Uncles and Cousins for your continued support - the journey was great and the adventure unbelievable.
Valley Cottage Indians - Jason McCourty (CB) - Selected by: Tennessee Titans (6th Round) 2009
Rutgers coach Greg Schiano was blessed to have talented twin brothers starting at cornerback. Jason McCourty -- who didn't redshirt as did brother Devin -- made 52 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups in 2008, his third season as a starter. He has the skills to be at least a solid NFL nickel cornerback, if not more, but his ability on kickoff returns (25.8 yards per attempt) in '08 also opened eyes to his speed and versatility.
Earned All-State (Star-Ledger, Associated Press) and All-League honors as a senior ...All-Parochial pick as both a junior and senior out of St. Joseph's (Montvale) ...Named to MSG High School Heisman Team ...Helped New York team to victory in the 2005 Governor's Bowl ...Carried 94 times for 1,083 yards as a senior, averaging a school-record 11.5 yards per carry ...15 catches for 407 yards, an average of 27.8 per catch ...Accounted for 25 touchdowns for St. Joseph's, which finished the season at 11-1 including a 42-8 win over Pope John in the Parochial Group III Final at Rutgers Stadium ...Played defensive back as well, returning an interception 81 yards for a touchdown vs. Paterson Eastside ...Gained 125 yards and two touchdowns on just three carries in win over Belleville ...Rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns on three carries vs. Nutley ...Ranked by Scout.com as the 38th-best player in New Jersey ...Starting guard on 26-2 basketball team.
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September 3, 2009 – 07:00 PM
VCI Jr. Midget Football Team Scrimmage – Thursday September 3rd
at Meadowlands as part of the Halftime Show of
New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles Pre-Season game
Mode of Transportation: Bus for Players and Coaches
Departure Location: NyackHigh School Christian Herald Road (by Tennis Courts)
Departure Time: 3:30PM(should be at NHS by 3:00 PM)
Departure Date: Thursday – September 3rd 2009
Valley Cottage Indians - Devin McCourty (CB) - Selected by: New England Patriots (1st Round) 2010
McCourty attended Rutgers University beginning in 2005. After redshirting his first season, McCourty appeared in all 13 games as a freshman in 2006 and recored 38 tackles and two interceptions. In 2007, McCourty and his twin brother Jason McCourty started at cornerback, with Devin compiling 63 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, and three blocked kicks on special teams. He was named an All-Big East Conference academic selection in his first two seasons. McCourty started 13 games at cornerback in his 2008 junior season, picking up 57 tackles, one interception, and a blocked punt. In his final season at Rutgers in 2009, McCourty started 13 games at cornerback, while still also working on special teams units. He had a career-high 80 tackles and also recorded one interception and 10 pass deflections. He also averaged 25.4 yards on kickoff returns and had a 98-yard kickoff return, third-longest in school history. Following the season, he was named to the All-Big East first team.
04/26/2010 - New England once again traded its way around the board to find value on the way toward adding 12 players. Most of the picks filled immediate needs at tight end, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive line. But first-round pick cornerback Devin McCourty left some scratching their heads. Overall the Patriots had a solid three-day effort, as Bill Belichick put it, "replenishing" the roster.
04/26/2010 - One thing he has going for him is his 4.42 time in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine, but he's rather thin and lacks the bulk (at least right now) to bang heads with stronger, taller receivers. As always, it's anyone's guess where he'll fit. Perhaps the Patriots went with a defensive back not only to address a need but to keep up with the proverbial "arms race" in the AFC East as well. The Jets have asserted themselves as the best defensive team in the division thanks to the acquisition of cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who teams with Darrelle Revis for a formidable 1-2 punch. Once considered the most dangerous defense in the league, let alone the division, the Patriots have been spotty as they've tried to infuse more youth and speed. With McCourty, they'll be faster and younger, but will they be better? This all depends on where he fits. Clearly, the Patriots didn't see much value at No. 22 or 24, nor did they think McCourty would be off the board if they traded down. In addition to adding another young defender, they also acquired a fourth-round pick from Denver and moved up from No. 119 to 90 in the second trade with Dallas.
04/26/2010 - Having NFL bloodlines is generally listed as a positive on a draft prospect's scouting reports, and seemed to carry some weight with the 2010 draft in New England. Three of the Patriots' 2010 draft picks have relatives who currently play in the NFL. First-round pick Devin McCourty's twin brother, Jason, plays for the Tennessee Titans. Second-round pick TE Rob Gronkowski's brother, Dan, is a tight end for the Detroit Lions, and second-round pick LB Brandon Spikes' cousin is San Francisco 49ers LB Takeo Spikes. Devin and Jason are among 11 sets of twins that have been on NFL teams.
04/26/2010 - A closer look at the Patriots' picks: Round 1/27 -- Devin McCourty, CB, 5-11, 193, Rutgers, McCourty is a well-rounded corner with zone and man skills who was also considered one of the best special teams players in the draft.
04/26/2010 - As always the Patriots were active in the trade market on draft weekend. Not only did Bill Belichick and Co. move around the 2010 draft to maximize value and target specific players, but they once again added picks in future drafts. Already holding the Raiders' first-round pick in 2011 thanks to last summer's Richard Seymour trade, New England sent a third-round pick to the Panthers in this year's draft for a second rounder next spring. As it stands today, the Patriots will have four picks in the first two rounds of 2011, the third straight year for the Patriots.
04/23/2010 - Five picks and two trades after we all thought they'd make their first selection of the 2010 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots finally got on the board at No. 27 with -- surprise, surprise! - a defender, though not the one many thought they'd snag. Various mock drafts weighed in during the days leading up to the draft, with some experts guessing the Patriots would go with Texas defensive lineman Sergio Kindle, or perhaps his teammate, safety Earl Thomas - either way, all eyes pointed to a defensive upgrade. In the end, Bill Belichick traded out of the 22nd pick, acquired the No. 24th pick in exchange, and then dealt that selection, too, in order to scoop up Rutgers defensive back Devin McCourty with the 27th overall pick. McCourty certainly fills a need on defense. The Patriots still haven't replaced Asante Samuel - entering his third season with Philadelphia - and they spent last year filling in the blanks on the opposite side, too, after trading away Ellis Hobbs. According to scouting reports, McCourty (5-feet-10, 196 pounds) appears to be much faster than fundamentally sound, which is strange sine Belichick often preaches the virtues of solid ball skills -- a trait McCourty apparently lacks. One thing he has going for him is his 4.42 time in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine, but he's rather thin and lacks the bulk (at least right now) to bang heads with stronger, taller receivers. As always, it's anyone's guess where he'll fit. Perhaps the Patriots went with a defensive back not only to address a need but to keep up with the proverbial "arms race" in the AFC East as well.
Jr. Midget football Team playing for Empire State Classic Championship
November 22, 2008 – 01:00 PM
Jr. Midget Football team will be playing this Saturday at Torne Valley against the New City Rams for the Empire State Classic Championship in the NFL Division.
Our Jr. Peewee team which will be playing North Rockland in a Friendship Bowl Game following the Jr. Midget Football Game.
Also all proceeds from this weekends events will be donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation as well as other local charities in Syracuse, Rochester, Greater Watertown, Utica, Albany, Hudson Valley, New York City and Rockland.
Team and individual pictures will be taken on October 12th at Christian Herald sports Complex <Nyack High School> at least 90 minutes before your child's scheduled game. See Photo Form for the various packages.
If you would like to purchase any of the products listed, please check the appropriate choice and complete the information within the Photo Form, including your child’s program, name, team and jersey # for football, and submit form and payment on Photo Day or return form to your team’s business manager no later than Saturday, October 18th.
Photos & DVD’s will be distributed at the Awards Brunch in January.
The opening games involving the Valley Cottage Indians kicked off with our Flag Football Teams - playing Suffern Flag Football Teams at Suffern. The flag games were very exciting and introduced a lot of firsts for several of our children. All teams on both sides of the ball performed well and had an enjoyable - and family filled day.
The Flag Football Team will be playing host to Suffern this Saturday at Rockland Lake South starting at 12 noon.If Saturday was any indication it is sure to lead to an exciting and enjoyable day for all.
After being rained out last week the Tackle Football teams got off to a rough start against New Rochelle at New Rochelle. The scores are the games were not indicative of the exciting play showcased by both New Rochelle and Valley Cottage. Valley Cottage may have come up short on the win side - but did not lack in heart, dedication and determination. It was the first time for many of the Valley Cottage Teams to tackle and compete against someone other than themselves. It was also the start of a new era for VCI - and era in which the Indians have revamped its offensive and defensive packages to complement the local High School programs serving their communities.
From this writers point of view it is a step in the right direction and one that I look forward to seeing in the weeks to come. The players and coaches are adapting and will continue to improve over the season. Going against a strong and formidable opponent as New Rochelle will only lead to strengthening the program as well as it players and coaches along the way.
The Jr. Peewees were down by two scores - but return the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown only to have it called back for a personal file. The Peewees coming close on several drives came up yards and an occasional inch or two on some very close plays. The Jr. Midgets - taking the lead with under 2 minutes to play - ended up in a 12-12 tie with seconds left to play. With our Mitey Mites being down 2 scores to none coming up short after closing the gap down by 1 score.
VCI may have come up short on the side of victory - but it was a great day of football and left the fans as well as the players on their feet. You would have been very proud of our children for the talent and sportsmanship that was displayed on the day as well as the performance of our Cheer Squads during the game and at half-time. The scores below are indicative of the close contests as well as the ups and downs of the day.
Jr. Peewee 0 New Rochelle 19 Peewee 0 New Rochelle 12 Jr. Midget 12 New Rochelle 12 Mitey Mite NA New Rochelle I NA MidgetNo Game
Pop Warner rules do not allow official scores to be reported on the Mitey-Mite level, but the Indians played some very impressive football.
See you all this weekend when VCI opens its home stand at NyackHigh School - Christian Herald Sports Complex against the Orangetown Patriots...
Sunday - September 7th - Home Games Canceled due to field condition and weather
The following games hosted by the Valley Cottage Indians on Sunday - September 7th are been canceled, due to the inclement weather as well as the condition of the field:
Mitey MiteValley Cottage vs Ramapo, Spring Valley
Jr. PeeweeValley Cottage vs Ramapo, Spring Valley
PeeweeValley Cottage vs Ramapo, Spring Valley
MidgetValley Cottage vs Poughkeepsie
The following games hosted by the New Jersey Giants on Sunday - September 7th at Paramus Catholic High School
are canceled, due to the inclement weather as well as the condition of the field:
Peewee Football Team plays for Empire State Championship
November 24, 2007 – 04:00 PM
Peewee Football team will be playing this Saturday at Torne Valley against the Sherman Park Bull Dogs of Rochester New York for the Empire State Classic Championship in the NFL Division. Please come out and support our team as well as all of the teams from Rockland that are competing this weekend. The other Rockland Teams competing this weekend include:
North Rockland <Jr. Pewee and Peewee>
Monroe <Jr. Peewee>
New City <Jr. Midget>
Games will be played on both Saturday and Sunday with the first game of the day starting at 10AM on both days.
Also all proceeds from this weekends events will be donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation as well as other local charities in Syracuse, Rochester, Utica, Hudson Valley and Westchester.
September 18, 2007
Ann Marie Smith
For those of you who were not aware, Ann Marie Smith is running for Legislator in the primaries on Tuesday, September 18th.
Ann Marie is a 37 year resident of the Congers/Valley Cottage community and as most of you know, she was the first woman elected to the Town of Clarkstown Town Council. Her experience and credentials are vast and include:
Former Member of Clarkstown Planning Board
Former Member of Clarkstown Industrial Development Board
First woman inducted into the Congers Valley Cottage Rotary
Recipient of Rotary’s highest honor – the Paul Harris Fellow Award
Recipient of the Rockland County 2003 Girl Scout Leadership Award
Member St. Paul’s School Development Board
Member St. Paul Parish Finance Committee
Board Member Veterans Memorial Association of Congers
Board Member Rockland County on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependence (RCADD)
Former Liaison to Clarkstown DARE Program
Author, DARE Book for 5th Grade Graduates
Ann Marie has fought for many important issues and most importantly, has always been a champion for the children of our community, and recently assisted me in helping to get the "word out" on the new athletic facilities at our high school, which resulted in an overwhelming victory on that budget vote.
If you’d like more information on Ann Marie, or more importantly, the issues that she believes are important to you, please visit her website at:
Lastly, let me say this. In a world where most son-in-laws try to avoid their mother-in-laws at all costs, I can tell you very honestly that my mother-in-law is a woman who always has the best interests of others in mind, and a person I admire very much. I’m both happy and proud to help her in any way I can.
That said, I ask for your help on Tuesday.
If you are a registered Democrat or Independent, and are a Congers/Valley Cottage resident, please get out and "VOTE FOR EXPERIENCE", and support Ann Marie Smith at the polls on Tuesday, September 18th!
Tackle Football and Cheer
September 23, 2007
If you were not there you missed some exciting football and cheering from the very 1st game to the last.
Our Jr. Peewee team played a very tough New Rochelle Jr. Peewee team that was undefeated and un-scored upon. At the end of the game New Rochelle remained undefeated but our Jr. Peewees were able to put 2 scores up on the board. The finial outcome of the game was not decided until the last couple of minutes of the game.
Our Peewee team faced a very tough New Rochelle Peewee team that was undefeated that was averaging 18 points a game and only allowing their opponents a little under 5 points per game. From the first play everyone knew that this was going to be a good contest. Our Peewees were able to end the day defeating New Rochelle 13 - 6 in a very well played contest. This game also was not decided until the last minute of play.
Our Midget team faced a very tough Eastchester Midget team that was undefeated and a defensive unit that allowed only 8 points per game. The game started out with a bang from the Blue Devils of Eastchester when they returned the pursuing kickoff 2 yards - while carrying a host of Valley Cottage players for an additional 7 yards. Within the blink of an eye Eastchester was up 14 - 0 with less than 2 minutes left in the 1st quarter. After that it was a totally different ball game.
Valley Cottage came out in the 2nd qtr and scored on a long pass to end the half down 14-6. The 2nd half of the game saw both teams exchange touchdowns but it was still not over until a 4th down and long came up short by 1/2 a yard - ceiling the victory for Eastchester. But it was a very physical and well played game by both teams.
Valley Cottage hosted at the Jr. Midget division Eastchester and BergenCounty - this game was won by BergenCounty.
The last game of the day was our Mitey Mites against New Rochelle - this game was indicative of the entire days games with thrills and excitement from the very first play to the last play. There were long runs for touchdowns, game saving tackles as well as tough up the middle running to kill the clock. The Mitey Mites ended the day for VCI on a very high note and we look forward to that momentum taking us into next weeks games at Monroe and our Midgets playing Newburgh at Suffern.
Pop Warner rules do not allow official scores to be reported at the Mitey-Mite level.
See you all this weekend when VCI is on the road for the next two weeks - first stop Monroe and Newburgh.
Welcome back to school!
The Valley Cottage Indians wish all of our children, their families and educators much success this school year.
Academic excellence comes with hard work and support from all stake holders.
Assist our children and educators in preparing our children to be all that they can be.
Challenge them... Encourage them... Support them... Nurture them...
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Tackle Football and Cheer
The Jr. Peewee, Peewee and Mitey Mites played host to the Eastchester Blue Devils while the Midgets played Mid-Hudson rivial Poughkeepsie. It was another tough weekend for the Indians as they were defeated by Eastchester at the Jr. Peewee and Peewee and the Midgets feel to Poughkeepsie.
The score was not indicative of the days action but it was another tough day on the field. Each game had it's moments of ups and downs.
Jr. Peewee 0 Eastchester 25 Peewee 13 Eastchester 14 Midget 6 Poughkeepsie 20 Mitey Mite NA Eastchester NA
Pop Warner rules do not allow official scores to be reported at the Mitey-Mite level, but the Indians played some exciting football.
See you all this weekend when VCI plays on the road at Suffern Middle School against the Sufferm Mounties - while the Midgets will face off with cross town rival Ramapo, Spring Valley Hornets.
What a day and what a game. As the temperatures soared to the mid 60's on Saturday in East Rochester, it did not dash the hopes of our players, their parents and fans that followed them throughout the season. It was a great game and contest between Fairport Red Raiders and Valley Cottage Indians.
It was a hard fought game with excellent play on both sides of the ball. The crowd was treated to some tremendous running, catches and furious hitting. Being down 16-0 going into the 4th quarter the Indians were still holding their own as the crowd was left on pins and needles knowing that this game was far from over.
It was not until the finial score of the day with less than 4 minutes in the game that the reality of there being a victory declared during regulation was evident. It was not until Fairport took their finial snap that the crowd and players realized that they were part of a great game between to fine champions.
Those that benefited most from the day’s events were not fortunate enough to be in attendance on this day but will reap the benefits of the stellar performance on and off the field. All proceeds from the day after expenses will be donated to various charities throughout our region including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
On behalf of the players and their coaches - thank you family and friends for your continued support and dedication. Your support was tremendous and appreciated.
To our children from Flag to Midget - thank you for your dedication, hard work and efforts. This is not the end but the beginning of a wonderful journey - which we will take together to the next level.
Just think - in 9 months we will be back - bigger and bader than ever.
On the Road to Rochester
November 24, 2006
The Peewee football team will be leaving Friday - November 24th at 9AM from Nyack High School to compete for the New York State Championship in East Rochester against Fairport.
The finial rooming list with chaperones’ is needed by Monday along with the final tally for the bus.
Please make sure your child’s business manager have the requested information - regarding this event.
More information to follow.
After our day of Thanks on Thanksgiving Day - the Peewee Football team will be departing from Nyack High School at 9AM on Friday - November 24th. They will be playing Fairport at East Rochester High School at 12 noon on Saturday for the New York State Championship at the Peewee level in the NFC Division of the Empire State Classic.
The team’s itinerary is as follows:
Friday November 24th
08:30 AM Meet at Nyack High School
09:00 AM Depart Nyack High School
03:30 PM Arrival at Clarion Riverside Hotel in East Rochester
03:45 PM Check-in at Hotel
04:00 PM Depart Hotel for practice at East Rochester High School
07:30 PM Team Dinner
09:00 PM All players should be in their rooms
10:00 PM Lights Out
Saturday November 25th
08:00 AM Team Breakfast
10:00 AM Check-out of Hotel
10:30 AM Depart Hotel for East Rochester High School
11:00 AM Weigh-in
12:00 PM Game Starts
02:00 PM Game Ends
03:30 PM Depart East Rochester High School for Nyack High School
10:00 PM Arrive back at Nyack High School
Valley Cottage Indians Wall of Fame
The following young adults went through our program and are now playing at the collegiate level:
Cheer and Dance Nicole Davis Pace University Alison Hefele Villanova University
Football Terry Baltimore 20 University of Connecticut - DB Pierre Louis Blaise 62 Pace University - DL Ken Mahoney 50 Iona Colledge - LB Devin McCourty 21 Rutgers University - DB Jason McCourty 25 Rutgers University - DB Nigel Morris 21 University of Toledo - CB Philippe Pierre 94 Pace University - OL
Lacrosse Bradley Gallin Boston University - Mid
Track and Field Johnny Baez 800M South Carolina
* If you know of any of our children that went through the program and are now playing at the collegiate level please let use know. After confirmation we will add them to our Wall of Fame.
Rockland County Football Championships
October 29, 2006
Please join me in congratulating our Jr. Peewee and Peewee football teams for their victories in football on Sunday - October 22.
The Jr. Peewees won in single overtime against North Rockland II at North Rockland 6-0 - and will be playing for the County championship Sunday - October 29th - Site TBD.
The Peewees with their victory over Bergen County at St. Josephs Regional High School will be playing the undefeated New City Rams for a 1st place tie at the Peewee Division on Sunday - October 29th -at McCalmann Field - old Nyack High School.
Our Midget team lost a tough battle against Bergen County in the 1st ever Rockland County Pop Warner - Semi-Finial Football game also played at St. Josephs Regional High School. The Midgets will be playing for 3rd place - October 29th - at McCalmann Field - old Nyack High School.
Our Jr. Midget team lost a tough battle against New Rochelle who clinched the Jr. Midget Rockland County Football Championships in the game played at North Rockland High School. The Jr. Midgets will be playing host to Eastchester - October 29th - at McCalmann Field - old Nyack High School
Rockland County Pop Warner Playoff weekend full of excitement and some disappointments
October 29, 2006
Special thanks to Ramapo, Spring Valley Pop Warner for hosting the Jr. Peewee and Midget Championship Football games.
Our Jr. Peewee team lost a well tough battle against the North Rockland I Jr. Peewee team. It was a game that the crowd saw two complete half’s of great football and athleticism.
Our Peewee team lost a tough battle against New City. The game attendance was standing and/or seating capacity. It was not until the finial whistle that family, friends and the players knew who would depart victorious from this contest.
Our Mitey Mites got off to a great start - but fell a little short in their contest against New City.
Our Jr. Midgets who started off the team lost a tough one with Eastchester. The game was packed with emotions and outstanding plays on both sides of the ball.
Our Midgets game was suspended due to darkness in their contest with Ramapo/Spring Valley. At the time the game was called our midget team was in the lead. With the strong wind and gray sky’s we saw some great running, catching and tackling on both sides of the ball.
The day may not have ended up on the plus side for some - but on a day that challenged both the spirit and wills of mankind - it was a great day for all. We had an opportunity to see our children perform. And within the blink of an eye and the ups and downs of the day - we also got a glimpse of the football players paying tribute to their respective cheer squads by presenting each cheerleader with a red carnation as a token of their appreciation for their continued support.
We salute each and every child in the program for their courage, dedication and efforts as they stay the course in their pursuit of excellence.
Some of our teams may receive an invite to compete for the New York State Championship - via the Empire State Classic. Invitations to the Empire State classic Football venue will be forthcoming in a few days.
Flag Games of October 26th are canceled
October 26, 2007
Due to inclement weather all Flag games have been canceled and will be rescheduled for Wednesday October 31st.
Check out the pictures in the PHOTO ALBUM
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Lost Jr. Peewee Football shoulder pads
Lost one pair of shoulder pads at St. Josephs High School at the conclusion of the Jr. Peewee football game
Wednesday Nite Football Game at Memorial Park / Seth Joyner Field
October 18, 2006 – 06:00 PM
See NEWS ALERT! for detail.
Wednesday Nite Football Games at St. Josephs High School and Don Bosco Prep High School
October 4, 2006 – 06:00 PM
See NEWS ALERT! for detail.
1. Pop Warner All-American Scholar forms:
Pop Warner-All American Scholar Athlete forms should be turned in by October 1st. The completed forms will be turned in to Rockland County Pop Warner on October 14th.
You need to meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the Scholar All-American program:
1. Currently be in 5th grade or higher for the Pop Warner season.
2. Have a 96% grade point average (GPA) from your previous school
years report card.
3. Have a complete Full-Years report card from your previous school
year to prove eligibility