We would like to welcome everyone to the start of the 2013 YorkTowne Patriot Football and Cheerleading season. We value each family that has trusted our organization to coach your child, whether it be for football or cheerleading and we welcome each of you to the Patriot Family! Contained in this Welcome Letter, will be much needed information for the upcoming season, so please keep this available to look back to for important dates and needed items. Once again, WELCOME and let’s get ready for some FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING!
REGISTRATION MATERIALS: For football players already registered, please submit a COPY of your child’s birth certificate if this is your first year. For returning players, this should already be on file. You will also need a PHYSICAL prior to practice beginning. We will provide a low cost physical at the equipment shed prior to the start of practice, but we encourage you to get a physical at your own DR.’s office if at all possible. Forms are available under handouts, but a prescription stating that your son “is medically cleared to play football” is also sufficient.
EQUIPMENT HANDOUT – Football Only:Football Equipment Handout will take place on Sunday, July 28th. Equipment will be given out by team. You will need the following forms filled out prior to receiving your child’s equipment (YCYFA Code of Conduct, Medical Information/Waiver, YCYFA Registration form, and copy of child’s birth certificate). All the forms are attached to this email. Please print and bring completed forms along with copy of birth certificate to equipment handout. If you do not have the forms, you will need to fill them out prior to receiving equipment, which will take you longer to get through the line.
SUNDAY, JULY 28TH -- Smurf (6 and first yr 7 yr olds) – 1:00 p.m. Rink (7 and 8 yr olds) – 1:30 p.m.
Pony (9 and 10 yr olds) – 2:30 p.m. Midget (11 and 12 yr olds – 3:30 p.m.
**If you cannot make any of these times, you will need to contact Julie at 676-6629 to make other arrangements. Please understand that equipment handout does take time and there will be a line so please expect to wait.
Items Received at Equipment Handout – New helmet this year, shoulder pads, game and practice jersey, mouth guard, pad set, pant and belt. You are responsible for this equipment. The practice jersey and mouth guard are yours to keep. All other equipment needs returned at end of season.
**Additional items needed – we highly recommend the purchase of integrated pant (pads are already in pants). At equipment handout, once your child receives his game/practice pants and we know the size, if you would like to purchase integrated pants, they will be $25. I will place the order and you will receive the first week of practice. This item would be yours to keep. For first time football parents, this will save the time it takes to put the pads in the pants each day.
**Also available on Equipment Handout Day – Patriot T-shirts and Hats will be for sale as well as on-line merchandise ordering as referenced below.
ALL OUTSTANDING REGISTRATION FEES MUST BE PAID AT EQUIPMENT HANDOUT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR CHILD’S EQUIPMENT. There will be no exceptions. We have purchased new helmets this year and new equipment, therefore all outstanding registration fees will be due on day of equipment handout. If you need your total, please contact Julie.
CHEERLEADING ONLY: Coach Cox will be in contact with you regarding all necessary information for cheerleading, in regards to uniform sizing and practice dates/times. Anyone needing to register may stop by Sunday, July 28th at the Cousler Park Equipment shed from 1-4:00 p.m.
FOOTBALL PHYSICAL DATE: If your child has not yet received a physical, we will be scheduling a date for physicals to be held at the equipment shed. I will email out that date when received from OSS.
MERCHANDISE ORDERS: To order YTP Merchandise, we now have our own On-Line store through 2 the Tee Outfitters! The link is to order merchandise is - https://2thetee.tuosystems.com/stores/ytpatriots
1. All merchandise orders must be placed on-line. No paper orders will be taken.
2. Deadline to order merchandise is August 11th.
3. Cheerleading and Football merchandise are both on the website if you continue to scroll down.
Thank you to Chris Markey for all his hard work on outfitting our club with awesome uniforms and apparel!
RULES AT COUSLER PARK:We ask everyone to please abide by all parking regulations as posted. Also, please pick up all trash before leaving the field. We value the use of the fields and facilities at Cousler Park and want to keep it clean. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
2013 Football Practice Schedule:
Monday, August 5th – Opening Day – 6-8 p.m. at Cousler Park, Field #12. Practice will be held Monday – Friday for the first two weeks (August 5 – August 9 and August 12 – August 16).
Saturday, August 17th – All club scrimmage vs. Huntingdon Steelers – all levels will scrimmage at Cousler Park. Times to be determined. We will also be hosting a BBQ for visiting club and their families as well as ours that day. We are asking each family to bring a covered dish to the event. Anyone willing to volunteer that day, would be greatly appreciated. This is an annual event and this is our first year to host so we want to make it great!
Monday, August 19th – Beginning of regular practice schedule – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Cousler Park, Field #12. Teams may have a possible Friday, Walk-thru practice, but this will be at Coach discretion.
Saturday and/or Sunday, August 24th/25th – Opening game weekend – Varsity is away. JV schedule is still not posted yet.
Labor Day Weekend – We will not have any games scheduled.
Team Pictures – Monday, August 26th – beginning at 6:00 p.m. promptly. Please try to be at park between 5:30-5:45 to get set up. Please come in your complete uniform for pictures. Picture packets will be handed out prior to the day of pictures.
*If you will be on vacation at any time during the first weeks of practice, please inform your Head Coach ASAP.
GAME SCHEDULE:JV and Smurf games are held on Saturday mornings. JV and Smurf Home games are either at Central York HS or Cousler Park, Field #12. Varsity games are held on Sunday afternoons or Saturday evenings. Home Varsity games are held at Central York High School Football Stadium. JV and Smurf schedule is not yet available. Varsity schedule will be posted on website.
York Revolution Season Kick-Off: Please see attachment with information on our league season kick-off event at the York Revolution stadium on Saturday, August 31st. We hope to get as many YTP players/cheerleaders and family members as possible involved in the event. Flyer with needed information is also attached.
VOLUNTEERS:Volunteering is not mandatory at the Patriots, but anyone wishing to volunteer would be greatly appreciated. We need volunteers for helping at the Equipment Shed during the first few weeks of practice, concession stand, chain gang, time/scorekeepers, etc for all home games. We also will be looking for volunteers to bring game day snacks/drinks for all squads. During the first weeks of practice, please come down to equipment shed to fill in the book when you will volunteer for drinks/snacks or to volunteer for home games.
Advisory Board: Anyone willing to help the advisory board, please contact Julie.
TEAM MOM/DAD: Anyone willing to help out with either being a Team Mom/Dad or helping the Team Mom/Dad out, please see Julie the first week of practice. We need help with game day snacks/drinks for both football and cheerleading. Lists will go around during the first week of practice if you would like to sign up!
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Every Thursday, once the season begins, I will email the Weekly Newsletter, which will contain all the necessary information for the weekend games and important reminders of dates and times. Please look for this every Thursday!.
YORKTOWNE PATRIOT PARTY: We will be holding our ANNUAL YORKTOWNE PATRIOT PARTY towards the end of the football season! Look for date and more details soon to come! This is a celebration for all the adults in the organization and is always a great time. Hoping to see every Patriot Parent at the Party!
Club Fundraising: Due to ordering new helmets and new equipment this year, we will be holding a club fundraiser. We are asking each family to participate. More details to come!
THANK YOU: Once again, we thank you for participating in the 2013 YorkTowne Patriot Football and Cheerleading season and welcome you to the Patriot Family. If you ever have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak with your coach or contact Julie at 676-6629. Let’s get that Patriot Pride!
President / League Rep– Julie Clapsaddle – 676-6629 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Director / Director of Coaches – Gary Johnson – 443-9494 and email@example.com
Midget Head Coach – John Terpak – 542-4247 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Pony Head Coach – Ferdie Vaughn – 814-329-2947 and email@example.com
Rink Head Coach – Gary Johnson – 443-9494 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Smurf Head Coach – Marc Ehrman – 309-3021 and email@example.com
Cheerleading Director / Coach– Andrea Cox – 410-419-9848 and firstname.lastname@example.org