Wissahickon Athletic Association

Wissahickon Braves (Roxborough, Manayunk, Andorra)

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PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

TACKLE FOOTBALL

MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 6-8PM ARROW FIELD (PRACTICE BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 6 PLAYERS SHOULD BE ON THE FIELD READY TO START AT 6 SHARP) 

 

TRAVEL FLAG

BEGINS MONDAY AUGUST 13TH 6PM ARROW FIELD (UPDATED PRACTICE SCHEDULE TBD)

 

INHOUSE FLAG

BEGINS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29TH 6:30-7:15 ARROW FIELD ( EVERY WEDNESDAY)

 

 


 


Flag Football

Participants cannot turn seven(7) prior to December 31st of the current year.

Practice will begin mid-August and will last until November.  The Kids will have 1-2 practices per week.

Parents interested in coaching or for more information concerning Flag Football please contact Deb Martelon 267-767-1000.

 

Instructional Tackle Football (Referred to as 65’s by the KSL)

Participants must be at least 6 years old by the end of the calendar year.  6 and 7 year olds who weigh a maximum of 70-75lb* in their game pants are eligible to play.  In addition 8 year olds who weight 50lbs or less.

Practice will begin on July 24thd.  The kids will practice 4 days a week until school starts and 2 days a week after school starts.  We usually play 2-3 preseason games between mid-August and mid-September.  Our regular season starts in mid-September and last till mid November. 

Parents interested in coaching or for more information concerning Instructional Football please contact Deb Martelon 267-767-1000

 

 

Peewee Tackle Football (Referred to as 90’s by the KSL)

Participants to old/big for Instructional up to 9 years old who weigh 90-95lb* in their game pants are eligible to play.  In addition the KSL allows kids who are older lighter to play at this level.

 A 10 year old weighing 65lb or less may play. 

 

 Practice will begin on July 24th.  The kids will practice 4 days a week until school starts and 2  days a week after school starts.  We usually play 2-3 preseason games between mid-August and mid-September.  Our regular season starts in mid-September and last to end of  November.  At this level the KSL has playoffs and this can add a week or two to the season for teams that qualify.

Parents interested in coaching or for more information concerning Peewee Football please contact Deb Martelon at 267-767-1000

 

Midget Tackle Football (Referred to as 105’s by the KSL)

Participants to old/big for Pewee up to 11 years old who weigh 110-115* in their game pants are eligible to play.  In addition the KSL allows kids who are older lighter to play at this level. 

A 12 year old weighing 85lbs or less may play on.

Practice will begin on July 24th.  The kids will practice 4 days a week until school starts and 2-3 days a week after school starts.  We usually play 2-3 preseason games between mid-August and mid-September.  Our regular season starts in mid-September and last till  November.  At this level the KSL has playoffs and this can add a week or two to the season for teams that qualify.

Parents interested in coaching or for more information concerning Midget Football please contact Deb Martelon at 267-767-1000

 

Junior Tackle Football (Referred to as 125’s by the KSL)

Participants to old/big for Midgets up to 13 years old who weigh 130-135* in their game pants  are eligible to play. 

Practice will begin on July 24th.  The kids will practice 4 days a week until school starts and 2- 3 days a week after school starts.  We usually play 2-3 preseason games between mid-August and mid-September.  Our regular season starts in mid-September and last till  November.  At this level the KSL has playoffs and this can add a week or two to the season for teams that qualify.

Parents interested in coaching or for more information concerning Junior Football please contact Deb Martelon at 267-767-1000

 

Senior Tackle Football (Referred to as 145’s by the KSL)

Participants to old/big for Junior up to 15 years old who weigh 150-155* in their game pants are eligible to play. 

Practice will begin on July 24th.  The kids will practice 4 days a week until school starts and 2- 3 days a week after school starts.  We usually play 2-3 preseason games between mid-August and mid-September.  Our regular season starts in mid-September and last till  November.  At this level the KSL has playoffs and this can add a week or two to the season for teams that qualify.

Parents interested in coaching or for more information concerning Junior Football please contact Deb Martelon at 267-767-1000

 

 

 

 

*The KSL allows the kids to gain a pound a week after week one up until week 6.  That is why all weights are listed with a 5lb range.


BECOME A 2018 SPONSOR

 

 

In order for the Braves to continue to provide services in our community and offer our children the safest most up to date training and equipment we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses  for support.   Last year through the generosity of our sponsors and donors we were able to purchase 25 new helmets, 15 sets of shoulder pads and 25 players were sponsored paying either a reduced fee or their fee was covered in total.   Our goal this year is to replace another 25 helmets, replace outdated  training equipment, maintain our registration fee and to be able to help families in need with their registration fee.  We ask that you make a commitment to support our appeal by making a donation.    Please note that your donation is tax deductible!  Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue in our work.  

 

To become a sponsor/donor click here or go to our handout section and click on our sponsor packet. 

 

THANK YOU AND WE PROMISE YOU WILL FIND YOU DONATION TO BE A REWARDING ONE!!!!!

 

  

 2017 SPONSORS

 

 

 Jay Moderski & Gateway Funding 

 

Dave Falcione & Henry James Saloon

 

Roxborough Memorial Hospital

 

Steve Melchoire & KampusKlothes

 

Lou Fresta & CRC Industries

 

Philadelphia Sheriffs Office

 

(Clarence C Kittrell)

 

Prince Hall Masons Lodges of PA

 

-Hiram#5

 

-Light of Elmwood#45

 

-Prince Hall Mason#149

 

Summit Sports Group representing Will Parks

 

 


Who Are We?

The Wissahickon Braves Athletic Association is a nonprofit youth sports organization that was formed in 1967.  We are an organization that promotes youth football and cheerleading for children ages 3-15.  We believe we build character in today’s youth by teaching respect, responsibility, fairness, and good sportsmanship.   We are a longstanding member of the Keystone State League, which is one of the oldest and considered by many to be the most competitive youth football league in the area.  As a member of the Keystone State League, the Wissahickon Braves tackle teams play competitive football against other area  organizations in 4 weight classes 65lb, 75lb,90lb and 105lb..   We also have an instructional 55 pound weight class that plays a full schedule of games, yet offers an environment of learning about the game and sportsmanship. For our youngest participants and beginners (ages 3-6) we offer the opportunity for a travel flag team  and an in-house flag league.  The no-contact play allows our younger players to enjoy a fun and rewarding introduction to the game. .    

 

The Wissahickon Braves proudly participates in USA Football’s “Heads up” initiative as part of our dedication to the safety of our athletes.  This program provides education and resources for coaches, athletes and parents in order to provide the safest possible environment for completion.  WBF is committed to providing a safe environment for our members and your children. All of our volunteers have background checks and clearances.  Our coaches are dedicated to our players both on and off the field.  They understand their role as role model and mentor. We believe we have the ultimate mix of long standing coaches and new coaches that work together to offer our kids the best possible experience.  While many of our coaches had children involved at one point, they have continued or returned to offer the same experience to other children.

We have no geographic boundaries or limitations.  We have players from not only our community but also from other parts of the city as well as the suburbs.  We feel that is good for our players to have friends and teammates from many different communities as this helps creates friendships outside of their usual circles. These are friendships that the  players will value and last a lifetime.

 

The Wissahickon Braves have a long standing tradition of excellence.  We have had countless players from our program go on to play high school; collegiately and some have played professionally.  We believe that playing against the best competition in the area sets the tone for hard work and dedication and helps to develop the attitude and drive needed for future success whether on or off the field.


 

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Congratulations to the Braves 105lb team
2016 undefeated
KSL American Champs
No matter where your lives take you from this point on no one can ever take away what you all accomplished this season. Memories friendships and a bond that will forever make you BRAVES
thank you to the families and fans for your continued support. 
thank you to the team parents for keeping it all together all season
and thank you to our coaches, who believed enough in our boys to push them to RESPECT- themselves, each other, their opponents, and the game. THANK YOU for your commitment and dedication to our boys.

 


Wissahickon Braves

Indoor Winter Sports Programs

looking for something for the kids to do over the winter before baseball season starts?

Weeknights only so won't conflict with weekend activities or plans….

Braves Winter Sports Camp for ages 3/4

Indoor Flag Football  for  ages 5-7

ONLY $20!!!!!!  

Starts  on Tuesday January 9th, 2017 and will run until March. Programs will run out of Kendrick Rec Center and Cook Wissahickon School gym.  

So what are you waiting for, Don't miss out!!!!!

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.LEAGUELINEUP.COM/WAABRAVES

IN PERSON  WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-8PM  THRU DECEMBER AT ARROW FIELD

For more information

Mike Orensky 215-514-2397

Pat Guano  215-932-9579

Jeff Kane 267-688-0714

Chris Rosanova 215-880-0343

Deb Martelon-267-767-1000

 

 

www.leaguelineup.com/waabraves


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KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE.....


2016 NFL DRAFT... 


William Nyeem' Parks

 

Denver Broncos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENT, DEDICATION,
HARD WORK, FAMILY!!!!!!!

"We have been truly blessed to have been a part of your journey and could not think of a better role model for not only our kids but for us your coaches...and we cannot wait to see where it all leads...!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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