Last Updated: July 30, 2015
Last Updated: July 30, 2015
Parents, Coaches, Administrators
April 9, 2015 – 11:42 PM
We're very excited and proud to be sharing with you all, that for the 2015 football season,the coaches,officers and administrators of the Mt.Pleasant Area Junior Football League,Inc., M.P.A.J.F.L., will be taking strides to become the LEADER in the way football will be coached and played now and in the future. M.P.A.J.F.L., pride ourselves in leading the way in the surrounding area when it comes to the safety of our players. Instructing players on proper techniques to make sure the game is played as safe as possible and to help prevent injuries is ensured,one requirement is that every coach must have a current certification or re-certification from USA FOOTBALL. This will continue into this season and beyond. All coaches will need to have their certification or re-certification from USA FOOTBALL, before the season begins, in order to coach and further provide a safer environment and a place for the players to play,learn and grow.We will be conducting background checks for all coaches, assistant coaches,officers and administrators of the league through NCSI an affiliate of USA FOOTBALL,before any of the coaches,officers and administrators are able to be on the practice or game day fields. Safety is a two way street, and to support this, M.P.A.J.F.L., requires that all players must have their BASELINE TESTING and PHYSICALS completed before they can practice. M.P.A.J.F.L., provides the opportunities for the BASELINE TESTING and PHYSICALS during pre-season. It will be up to the parent/s to ensure that these requirements are met and completed before their child or children are allowed to practice. Through M.P.A.J.F.L., and USA FOOTBALL working together, we assure you that the game of football will be coached at the highest level expected by the league. The league has initiated these changes and will continue to move in the direction of becoming the LEADER in the way football is coached and played among the other leagues in the area. It's the goal of the M.P.A.J.F.L. to provide the youth a recreational sport that they can be proud to be a part of, now and into the future. These changes are not only beneficial to the cheerleaders,players, and parents, but to all the coaches,officers and administrators of the league. As we head into our 50th anniversary of the league, the coaches,officers and adminstrators would like to take this opportunity to say; THANK-YOU to all you, for your support,cooperation and understanding as we continue to make changes for the betterment of our league for the 2015 season and beyond.
Some SUCCEED because they are DESTINED to, but most SUCCEED because they are DETERMINED.
If we all work together, we can make our league; BIGGER, BETTER, and GREATER than it has ever been.
50th Anniversary Copy
July 18, 2015 – 11:20 PM
The Mt.Pleasant Area junior Football League will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. We would like to cordially invite all former coaches,officers,players,cheerleaders who were involved in the league from 1965 to the present. We want this 50th Anniversary to be a very special and memorable occasion for all who attend, to reminisce about the teams, coaches,games and memories that they have about playing in the league. Opening day will be August 22nd starting at 1:00 p.m. at Hurst Stadium in Norvelt.
Anyone that would be interested in putting an autograph block ad in the Anniversary book with your name, the team you played or cheered for and the years you were involved. The cost will be $3.00. This autograph block ad will help make the program book that much more special by recognizing all the people who were involved in the league.
Anyone that would have any information,pictures, or other items about the league from the past 50 years, please contact one of the following league officers listed below. Access to any information,pictures, or other items that anyone would have from years past and would like to share them, that we may put them in our program book would be greatly appreciated. All items will be returned to you as soon as we are finished with them.
To help make the 50th Anniversary of the Mt.Pleasant Area Junior Football League that much more memorable there WILL NOT be any ADMISSION CHARGED at the GATE on that DAY ONLY!!!!! Plan to come out and celebrate with all the administrators, officers, coaches, cheerleaders,and players of all the football and cheerleading squads, a great milestone in the HISTORY of the LEAGUE on AUGUST 22nd starting at 1:00 P.M. Help us commemorate this special day where all of the lasting memories and traditions started and will continue as we move forward in making the MT.Pleasant Area Junior Football League the BEST in the AREA now and into the future.
Rick Albright 724-331-6296
Ed Farzati 724-953-7040
Chad Secosky 724-771-6466
July 18, 2015 – 11:21 PM
The league has learned that baseline testing should be done every year on anyone participating in any sport from 7th grade down. This is why we are notifying all parent/s and /or guardian/s on this new information we received. We are committed to being PRO-ACTIVE on this issue about BASELINE TESTING and CONCUSSIONS. The BASELINE TESTS will be administered by Dr. MASTERSON again at his office located at Medical Commons One 530 South Street, Suite 200 Greensburg, Pa. 15601. Call 724-689-1070 for an appointment starting JUNE 22nd thru AUGUST 8th. The leaague just found out today 7-29-15 that Dr.Masterson is moving his office to a new location on Pellis Road in Greensburg. Pellis Road is just off of Route 130. He is rescheduling the base line testing for the league. Hopefully they all will be completed by the 10th, but if not we will make arrangements so your child can practice. This is a circumstance beyond anyone's control,and the league will make all attempts to allow players to practice, so they are ready and prepared to play. If there are any questions please contact Rick at 724-331-6296.
July 18, 2015 – 11:25 PM
The FIRST DAY of PRACTICE is AUGUST 10TH 2015. The coaches may start on AUGUST 3rd using this week for HEAT ACCLAMATION, so the players get use to the heat. There will be no pads or helmets allowed during this week. This will also will help the players get acquainted with each other and their coaches. Coaches will notify their players if he plans to do the heat acclamation the week of August 3rd. If anyone has any questions please contact your head coach for further information; Donegal Browns; Sal Nicotera 724-424-5181 or 724-433-9387, Norvelt Colts; Chad Secosky 724-771-6466, Mt.Pleasant Packers; John Yester; 724-542-7702 or 724-771-3405, Shaft Cardinals Carmen Giallonardo 724-547-8236 or 724-972-6573, United Steelers; Brad Harkcom 724-600-5754, or one of the administrators; Rick Albright 724-331-6296 or 724-547-7229, Ed Farzati 724-953-7040.
We want to THANK all the parents for their cooperation and understanding. ALL the ADMINISTRATORS, OFFICERS, COACHES, of the MT.PLEASANT AREA JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE wants to take this TIME to wish all the TEAMS GOOD LUCK this YEAR and have a SAFE and FUN SEASON.