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Everett Crimson Tides first Annual Team Appreciation Day! April 6th, 12pm to 3pm @ Everett Stadium. Food, Games and Activities for all ages. Players and Coaches are free,THERE IS A CHARGE FOR NON PARTICIPANTS AND A TICKET WILL BE NEEDED. $10.00 AN ADULT AND $5.00 FOR A SIBLING.
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Date: Wednesday March 27, 2019 at the Schiavo Club located at 71 Tileston St
Time: 5:30pm -7:45pm
Early Bird Discount $50 for registration paid in full on this day only
The Registration fee for this year is:
$225.00 for 1st player, $150 for 2nd child and $100 for 3rd child
2nd & 3rd child discounts apply to any SIBLING (football or cheerleader)
Registration for our Tiny Might (6U division) is $150 (Early bird discount not applicable)
New age base for football is:
(age as of July 31, 2019)
6U ( 5 & 6 year Olds)
8U ( 7 & 8 year Olds)
10U ( 9 & 10 Year Olds)
12U ( 11 & 12 Year Olds)
14U (13 & 14 Year Olds)
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Welcome to the 2019 Season!
We would like to introduce the Board of directors
President Brian Dimond
Vice President Micael Vitukevich
Treasurer Jeannie Vitukevich
Secretary Lisa Sylvester
Equipment Manager (Boys) Mel Fiore
Assistant Equipment Manager Nick Olson
Equipment Manager (Girls) Kim Auger
Fundraiser Coordinator Patti Scalesse
Assistant Fundraiser Jacqui Bullens
Football Coordinator Chuck Leo
Cheerleading Coordinator Nicole Dimond
Registar Diane Groux
Scholastics Director Michele Seward
Saftey Director Andrea Bitto
Concessionaire Stephanie Fiore
Coaches Elections Will be held on March 24th.
All coaches interested in coaching must contact Chuck Leo for football and Nicole Dimond For Cheerleading on or before March 23rd.
POP WARNER BECOMES FIRST NATIONAL FOOTBALL
ORGANIZATION TO ELIMINATE THREE-POINT STANCE
Nation’s oldest youth football program is also eliminating kickoffs in a fourth division and introducing age-specific programs:
Adding alternative to Age-Weight. Pop Warner leagues may continue the current structure of divisions based on a player’s age and weight or it can now implement a division by age only. Currently, an estimated 75-80% of youth football leagues nationally abide by an age-only structure
LANGHORNE, PA (February 28, 2019) – Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc., the nation’s longest serving youth football organization, today announced that it will become the first national football program at any level to eliminate the three-point stance as it advances efforts to make the sport safer for young people.
The ban, which will be introduced in Pop Warner’s three youngest divisions this season, is aimed at changing how offensive and defensive linemen engage in contact when the ball is snapped. Under the new rule, players in Tiny Mite (5-7 years old), Mitey Mite (7-9) and Junior Pee Wee (8-10) will not be allowed to position themselves on the line with their hand on the ground before the snap. Instead, they must either be upright or in a modified squat position with their hands on their legs.
“We believe this change is another major step in creating a safer, better football experience for young people,” said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars. “By moving away from the three-point stance at our youngest levels we are changing how players are introduced to the sport and how they learn to play the game. We are also setting the stage for our higher levels of play to adopt the change. Because our sport has been willing to evolve over the past 150 years it is safer than ever, while maintaining what makes it so great.”
“When making decisions like this we first look at them from a medical standpoint and examine whether the change will make the playing experience safer for our young athletes. We believe this rule does that,” said Julian Bailes, MD, chairman of the Pop Warner Medical Advisory Committee and NorthShore University Health System’s surgical director at NorthShore Neurological Institute and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. “Eliminating the three-point stance should lessen the amount of force between linemen and we expect it will cut down on unintentional helmet contact at the line.”
Pop Warner will use this coming season to assess the new rule in the younger divisions as it considers implementing it later for the program’s higher levels.
Pop Warner also announced two additional changes for the 2019 season, which starts in September:
No kickoffs at the Pee Wee (9-11 years old) level. Pop Warner’s 2016 rule banning kickoffs in its three youngest age groups will be introduced at its Pee Wee division this season. Instead of kicking the ball off following a score or to start a half it will be placed at the 35-yard line.
Adding alternative to Age-Weight. Pop Warner leagues may continue the current structure of divisions based on a player’s age and weight or it can now implement a division by age only. Currently, an estimated 75-80% of youth football leagues nationally abide by an age-only structureOver the past 10 years Pop Warner has instituted other major safety-foucsed changes, including:
To teach kids how to better recognize if they or a teammate have suffered a concussion, Pop Warner is providing access to CrashCourse, an interactive concussion education program developed by TeachAids, a nonprofit education initiative, and researchers at Stanford University.
Pop Warner offers Rookie Tackle, a program to help kids transition from Flag Football to 11-player tackle. It is played on a smaller field with fewer players and meant to introduce the sport.
In 2016, Pop Warner announced contact is restricted to 25 percent of practice time.
Pop Warner coaches are mandated to train in USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, where safer approaches to tackling and blocking are taught.
In 2012, Pop Warner banned full-speed head-on, blocking or tackling drills where players lined up more than 3 yards apart.
In 2010, Pop Warner implemented the first youth sport concussion policy. Under the policy, any participant removed from play due to a head injury may not return to Pop Warner activities until he or she is evaluated – and receives written clearance – by a licensed medical professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions.
To ensure that Pop Warner stays on the forefront of health and safety issues and any medical developments that may affect our young athletes, Pop Warner formed an independent Medical Advisory Committee in 2010. Led by neurosurgeons, researchers, pediatricians and sports medicine professionals, the committee is focused on the prevention, proper identification and treatment of concussions; hydration awareness and proper nutrition guidelines; and general health and safety issues.
About Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, PA, Pop Warner Little Scholars is the nation’s oldest youth football, cheerleading and dance organization and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a prerequisite for participation. Pop Warner participants enjoy the opportunity to learn and compete in their sports in an atmosphere that emphasizes fun, academics and character. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs, visit popwarner.com or follow Pop Warner on Twitter @Pop_Warner, Facebook @PopWarnerLittleScholars, Instagram @popwarnerlittlescholars and Snapchat @popwarner1929.
Just in case you missed the announcement today from Pop Warner. It has approved the Age Base division starting with the 2019 season. In addition they announced 2 additional rule changes that will impact the safety of the game.
The first os they are removing kick-offs for the C teams this season. This will mean there are no kick-offs for F, E, D & C teams.
They are also eliminating the 3 and 4 point stance for the F, E & D team for this season. They are the first national association to make this decision. This has been used this past season in the Rookie football program and I have received positive feed back from this. The intend is to allow the linemen to better see the plays on defense and on offense the linemen can better see the player they are suppose to block. They have also introduced an new way to allow our players/parents/coaches to better understand concussions and the steps needed to be taken.
I have attached the link to this program on the National Web Site. (CRASH COURSE) More information will be coming on this. I have reviewed this and it takes the information to the player level and I think they are spot on in trying to educate everyone about the dangers of concussions when not treating this and the need of the player to sit out if they experience the symptoms of a concussion.
https://www.popwarner.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2519539 If this link does not work please copy and paste it to your broswer.
Should I let our son play tackle football?
This question is being asked in households in every city and town across the United States.Warriors Youth Sports in Denver and the Arapahoe Youth League would like to provide our answer to this question – a resounding YES – and then provide you information to help you reach the same conclusion.
Having played this sport, coached my own sons and instructed many others, I strongly feel that every child who shows interest should be allowed to play tackle football, the greatest game out there. Football provides the best opportunities for your child to learn many life lessons that will apply to the future. Life lessons to help them be better men, husbands, fathers, citizens, employees, bosses … you name it.
Football is a hard sport. There is no debating that. However, I believe many of you will echo that at times life is pretty hard as well. There is no other sport that requires the same levels of teamwork, self-sacrifice, reliance on others and physical preparedness that a player learns in tackle football. Like life, football knocks you down time and time again and requires you to get up and face those challenges until you master them. Football teaches perseverance, something that can be applied to playing a musical instrument, public speaking, math, chemistry, work skills, boot camp, special projects, family budgets and so much more.
You may accept all of this, but it doesn’t address your fears that your son will get seriously hurt playing tackle football. Unfortunately, this is an area where the national media has done a great disservice to this question. Football in America is news. It is the most popular sport on TV, and it will always attract the negative story if there is one out there.
In February 2012, USA Football commissioned a two-year study of injuries in football called the Youth Football Player SafetySurveillance Study. This independent scientific study monitored 13 leagues with more than 200 teams and 4,000 players, ages 5 to 14, in six states. For the study, medical professionals attended every practice and documented every injury – from an upset stomach to the smallest bruise to broken bones and concussions – during the course of the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The study’s findings include:
· Nearly 90 percent of youth players did not sustain an injury that resulted in missing a game or practice
· Of the 22.4 percent of players who reported an injury, 70 percent returned to play the same day
· Of the 11.9 percent of players who missed a game or practice because of injury, 60 percent returned to play within seven days.
· Bruises were the most common injuries (34 percent) followed byligament sprains (16 percent)
· 1.4 percent of players suffered a broken bone or fracture with 77 percent of these in the forearm, wrist or hand
· More than 95 percent of players in the study did not sustain aconcussion
· No youth player age 7 or younger sustained aconcussion at any time during the two-year study
· No catastrophic head, neck or heat related injuries were reported among the more than 4000 players during thestudy’s two-year span
· Injury rate and time loss rate goes up with age
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