The Jr Wolfpack Football program is excited to announce that we are now taking registrations for our Spring 7-on-7 Flag Football league for student-athletes currently in grades 3rd through 8th.
Last year, the football program introduced Sunday Night Football and it was received very well. This program has evolved from the Sunday Night Football program and will include 4 teams per grade level that compete in a 7-on-7 flag football format taking place at the soon-to-be repurposed West Hockey Rink at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena (new turf is being installed in early March).
The current format allows for 96 athletes to participate (32 per level). The 3 levels include 3rd/4th graders, 5th/6th graders, and 7th/8th graders. Each level will warm-up, work on skills, and compete for an estimated 60-90 minutes during the time frames below. Final times will be posted on or before March 15th, 2015.
Game 1 -- Sunday, March 22nd, 1:30 – 5:00pm
Game 2 -- Sunday, March 29th, 1:30-5:00pm
Game 3 -- Sunday, April 12th, 5:00-8:30pm
Game 4 -- Sunday, April 19th, 5:00-8:30pm
Championship Sunday -- Sunday, April 26th, 5:00-8:30pm
Where: Cottage Grove Ice Arena – West Rink
Who: Student-Athletes in grades 3rd – 8th
Why: To have fun playing football while developing football skills
How Much: $35 (includes t-shirt and mouth guard)
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The Junior Wolfpack football program is for all individuals in Grades 1-6. The primary goal of our program is to teach the game of football in a way that emphasizes the fundamentals, creates a competitive atmosphere, and allows the players to have fun learning the game.
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The Flag Program:
An introductory flag football program for 1st and 2nd grade players with little player to player contact. No pads are worn at this level. Our Flag Program will have designated teams along with weekly practices and flag football games in which each of the players will be able to participate. Players in this program typically practice/play 2-3 times per week and compete against other Junior Wolfpack teams at Hamlet Park or Park High School. For the 2014 season, we are expecting to practice/play on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
3rd and 4th Grade:
This program is divided into a 3rd grade division and a 4th grade division and is 11-player full contact on an 80 yard field. At this level, players are introduced to the Heads UP Football tackling and blocking techniques. They also begin to learn the rules of the game and compete in games played against other teams in the Metro East Youth Football Program. The boys will practice on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Cottage Grove Middle School. Individual coaches may choose to schedule an additional practice during the week as well.
5th and 6th Grade:
This program is divided into a 5th grade division and a 6th grade division and is 11-player full contact football played on a regulation size football field. At this level, the players learn to sharpen their football skills as they get ready to make the next step to junior high football. Junior Wolfpack Pee Wee participants will also play in Metro East Youth Football Program. The boys will typically practice 4-5 times per week at Oltman Middle School.
The Junior Wolfpack football season begins in late July with the Park Wolfpack football camps. Following the Park Football camps, all players in the 3-6 divisions will participate in pre-season evalutions and teams will be created based on the results of these evalutions. After teams are created, Junior Wolfpack Football players will participate in both individual and group practices that focus on the development of your football player and prepare them for games against other teams in the Metro East Youth Football League.
We look forward to seeing each of you on the field this season. Thank you again for your support of the game of football and the Junior Wolfpack football program.