Dear Junior Wolfpack Football Members,
We are hosting our Parent Clinic through our partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance THIS Saturday, January 24th. There will be two separate 45 minute sessions at Cottage Grove Middle School Cafeteria. You only need to attend one session. Please register using the links below.
CGAA announced earlier this year that a partnership was formed with the Positive Coaching Alliance in an effort to transform youth sports so sports transform youth. So far, over 125 CGAA coaches and board members have attended clinics to learn about the principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance and specific tools on how to implement them. CGAA anticipates that the implementation of these principles will help our kids perform better on the field and stay in sports much longer. Thus providing our community more time to teach life lessons on and off the field.
There is one more very important piece of this puzzle - YOU! This session will help parents understand their extremely important role in this process. The charitable gambling* segment of CGAA has agreed to purchase books for parents that attend one of these sessions.
Please REGISTER by selecting one of the session registration links below.
For the session that runs 12:30-1:15, please use this link:
For the session that runs 1:45-2:30, please use this link:
For more information on the Positive Coaching Alliance please visit www.positivecoach.org
Once again, Junior Wolfpack Football is proactive and implementing a concussion management program. In recent years, there has been new research into sports-related concussions. For the second straight year, Junior Wolfpack Football is adopting a management process based on this knowledge and the most current medical guidelines. Our goal is to provide the greatest degree of safety for the athletes.
Junior Wolfpack Football offers FREE Baseline Concussion Testing for ALL Players- CLICK NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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.
We are very excited to announce our First Off-Season Development Program. Junior Wolfpack Football will have SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!.
Listening to the community, we are implementing Spring and Summer practices that will allow players to focus on short sessions of individual skill development for all positions and follow with a non-contact passing scrimmage (7 on 7). This is a FREE TRAINING for anyone interested in Junior Wolfpack Football. CLICK NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
If you are in need of more infomration on Financial Assistance, please CLICK NOW
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.