WHERE NURTURING IS OUR NATURE...AND FOOTBALL/CHEERLEADING IS OUR PASSION!
WHO WE ARE
The Elizabeth Packers is a community based, recognized 501(c) (3) organization primarily established to develop and solidify a positive relationship for the youth of the city of Elizabeth through a program geared towards elementary and middle school aged children between the ages of 5 years and 15 years old. The program is designed to provide a positive alternative to the streets. Our goal is to (a) encourage and reinforce education and the importance of education/higher education through the PACKERS Packs & Pads Tutorial Program (b) provide a recreational outlet for youth which fosters the techniques and fundamentals of football and cheerleading.
WHAT WE STRIVE TO DO
The philosophy and purpose of the Elizabeth Packers is to provide an atmosphere for both boys and girls, to be involved in a program for either football or cheerleading. In addition, the Elizabeth Packers also provides mentoring and academic assistance. We are committed to improving the skills of all youth through exceptional coaching practices, competition, daily life lessons and coping skills.
In our program young men and women are given the opportunity to establish, develop positive relationships. They are given an opportunity to learn all the fundamentals of the sport through proper instruction and adult supervision. We promote and foster the community ideas of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and integrity of supervised competitive sports. It is our basic policy that the attainment of exceptional athletic skills or the winning of games is secondary. Of primary importance is the development of character and true sportsmanship in youth and the promotion of friendship and civic responsibility among children, youth and adults.
The curriculum for each of the below programs has been developed within a framework which promotes Character… Discipline… Dedication…Teamwork…and Sportsmanship.
Flag Football: The flag/tackle football program will be extended to youth 5 – 7 years of age.
Tackle Football: The tackle football program will be extended to youth 7 – 15 years of age.
Cheerleading: The cheerleading program will be extended youth 5 to 15 years of age.
PACKER’S Packs & Pads Tutorial Program:
Within our football and cheerleading program, we also provide an academic arm we call PACKERS Packs & Pads. The PACKERS Packs & Pads Program is designed to address academic readiness, implementation of educational initiatives, homework and the general educational needs of our youth. The objectives are to encourage and facilitate the completion of homework, develop consistent study skills, encourage them to ask questions and, when requested, provide one-on-one instruction for youth in their own environment.