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All-Pro Running Back Matt Forte in partnership with the City of Slidell presents his 4th Annual Free Youth Football Camp
Chicago Bears’ star and Slidell native, Matt Forte will host his 4th Annual Free Youth Football Camp on June 20, 2015 at the Slidell Youth Football Association Field.
The camp will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and is open to current SYFA players, the first 250 youth with be taken, conditioning techniques and position specific fundamentals. Campers will strengthen their knowledge of key football skills and learn how to maximize their natural ability.
Matt will also speak to the campers during the camp’s mentoring segment, entitled Chalk Talks. His aim is to provide positive reinforcement and encourage campers to reject negative influences. Campers will receive football instruction, camp t-shirts, lunch, beverages and awards.
Sponsorship proceeds from the camp will benefit the Slidell Youth Football Association, the organization where Matt got his start as a young football player. We hope that you will join Matt’s team and assist him in making a difference in his community!
Saturday,July 11th 9-5pm
Sunday, July 12th 12-5pm
Saturday, July 18th 9-5pm
Sunday, July 19th 12-5pm
Saturday, July 25th 9-5pm
Sunday, July 26th 12-5pm
Slidell Youth Football Association Mission Statement
The Mission of Slidell Youth Football Association is to provide all youth in our community the opportunity to play football or cheer; without regards to his or her size, athletic ability or experience. Our goal is to teach our Youth the Fundamentals of Football, Discipline, Respect, Team Work, Sportsmanship, Leadership, and Character. This will help our Youth develop important life skills while cheering and playing the game of football. Together with the participation of parents, coaches and players, we will have a fun and exciting season.
Welcome SYFA Family!
There are not enough words to describe how amazed and grateful we are for the dedication, compassion and generosity of the individuals who have given of themselves to the Slidell Youth Football Association.
This football and cheer program would not be possible without time and devotion from each one of you. You, our dedicated and compassionate volunteers, have decided to not only “talk the talk” but also “walk the walk” and give of yourselves in a most precious way, your time! Without you, none of the work we do would be possible!
We also want to recognize the amazing work and commitment of our coaches that give their time day in and day out to help our kids learn the fundamentals of football and cheer. On behalf of our Board, our players and cheerleaders, we would like to say thank you for your unwavering devotion and generosity.
Another Successful Season has come to an end.
We have crowned four new Division Champs this 2014 season. Congratulations go out to the Peewee-Jets, the Division 1 –Spartans, the Division 2 Rams, and the Division 3 Vikings. The kids again have made some new friends. We have seen kids do some amazing things on the football field this year: One kid went on to win FIVE championships in a row!! An Autistic kid scores a touchdown on a great run!! Several nail biting overtime games!! One coach went from a losing season to making it to the championship game!! Three undefeated regular season teams; two of which went on to win their division championship!! We have seen a 4th seed team knock off the 1 & 2 seed teams to win it all and that kid that runs like a rocket was at it again!!!!! Do you guys remember that new head coach with only one win two years ago? I believe they are RAM TOUGH NOW, and yes they are still having a great time!! We (coaches, cheerleaders, parents, visitors) all dressed out in “PINK” to show our support for a cause that maybe some of the kids were too young to know about. Many participated in the ALS ice bucket challenge. We proudly introduced our very first SYFA "Spirit Card" which was a success. The icing on the cake for this year was the dedication of Field 2 as The Matt Forte field, Thank you Matt for another successful Football Camp. We cannot forget the amazing artwork, a football player statute, to remind everyone that SYFA is 100% Kids First. As always the Ladies Auxiliary went above and beyond the call of duty to keep the park moving in a positive direction. Shout out to the Kitchen Manger!!!! So, thank you Coaches, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, players, cheerleaders, cheer coaches, referees, the concession stand workers, to everyone that had a hand in making the SYFA 2014 football season a great success. Hold on tight 2015 will be even bigger!!!!
We, the Board of Directors, would like to thank all of you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all next year for a bigger and brighter season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!!!!!!!