2013 WELCOME LETTER FOR NEW AND RETURNING PLAYERS FROM OUR PRESIDENT BERNIE CAPUTO:
Welcome to Tiger Pride Football.
North Allegheny Tiger Pride Football continues to provide the very best that youth football and cheerleading has to offer from competition, learning, skills, safety, and family fun. We emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership and greatly depend on the volunteer efforts of our parents as Board members, coaches, and volunteers.
Tiger Pride remains a stalwart on the G19 Youth Football League, our 12th season. A North Allegheny team has brought home a championship in 7 of the 9 previous seasons and we had 2 championships in 2 of these seasons. Further, a North Allegheny team has had a team competing for a title each of those years. Our coaches continue to be outstanding and are teaching the kids the same system used in the high school, which has yielded 3 consecutive WPIAL titles and 2 State titles. Tiger Pride gives the players basic knowledge of football, a base knowledge of the system that they will use later, and it teaches proper blocking, tackling, and running skills, all of which gives them a competitive edge once they graduate Tiger Pride into middle school football. Our cheerleaders are taught by the high school cheerleader volunteers.
Tiger Pride remains at the forefront of providing safety to the players. Our equipment is checked annually and older equipment is replaced in favor of newer, safer equipment. Most of our helmets have been purchased within the last 3 years and are certified by law every 3 years. Older helmets are discarded. Our shoulder pads have all been replaced in the last 2 years. We recommend a solid plastic chin strap rather than the manufacture provided leather strap. We are currently looking to replace the pants to provide a comfortable fit with all parts integrated, so that do not move or come out. Our facilities are some of the best in the League, and our Blueberry game field is the best grass field in the League.
Football and cheerleading are FUN! It is fun when the kids are taught well, perform hard, and display sportsmanship.
Help us keep Pride in Tiger Pride Football and Cheerleading. Sign up and get your child’s friends to sign up. Let’s all be part of a great organization.
President, North Allegheny Football Club