FORKS TOWNSHIP FOOTBALL
Welcome to the Forks Township Football program. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with some information about the program and provide answers to some of the most asked questions.
ALL PLAYERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE A COPY OF THEIR BIRTH CERTIFICATE BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICE. PLEASE GIVE THE COPY OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE TO YOUR COACH.
AGES AND WEIGHTS
FLAG (5 & 6) (NO WEIGHT LIMIT)
JUNIOR PEE WEE (7 & 8) (95 POUNDS)
PEE WEE (9 & 10) (115 POUNDS)
MIDGETS (11) (140 POUNDS)
(12)† (135 POUNDS)
(13)† (120 POUNDS)
The age cut off for each level is August 1st. The only exception to the rule is at the midget level. A player may not turn 14 during the calendar year.
Weights are established by the league. Players must weigh in before each game. If a player does not make weight at their level at the beginning of practice, there are options:
1) If a player is close to the weight at his level at the beginning of practice he can choose to lose the weight to get under the limit.
2) The player, with and only with the approval of the commissioner, can move up to the next level.
We do not condone nor will we be any part of any non-natural (i.e. supplements)
Weight loss for any player.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING DATES
Uniform hand outs will be from 9:00 AM to 12 PM as follows:
Saturday, July 28, 2012
9:00 - 10:00 Midgets
10:00 - 11:00 Pee Wee and Flag
11:00 - 12:00 Junior Pee Wee
Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00 - 11:00 All levels
THERE IS NO MAKE UP DATE. IF YOU CANíT MAKE EITHER OF THE ABOVE DATES, EQUIPMENT WILL BE HANDED OUT DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICE.
PRE SEASON PRACTICE WILL BEGIN MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
6:00PM - COMMUNITY PARK
We are allowed 5 practices a week up to the first game. Coaches at each level will set their own practice schedules.
It is important that players attend all practices. We will have 16-18 practices prior to our first game. Conditioning, instruction, especially in contact areas, putting players in position and establishing line ups are all done during this period. Unexcused absences may effect playing time. Because of the age span in our program will have its own set of rules regarding this and any other issues the coach at that level feels needed. Be advised that the does not require a team to play anyone who has missed practices during the week prior to a game.