Youth Football & Youth Cheer: Football/Cheer News

Wednesday, September 16
Middle School Cheer Time Change for September 16

The Middle School Cheer team is slated to cheer today at 4pm.  However, we have just been informed by West Ottawa that the only game that will be played today will be the 5:30pm game.  Therefore, we would ask for our Middle School Cheer team to meet at the Varsity football field at 5pm for warmups by the scoreboard.  We will cheer for the 5:30pm game so please be prepared.  For those kids that are planning to stay after school, we will have staffing at Macatawa Bay in the caferteria for a study hall by 3:30pm.  We will then head out to the field by 4:30pm.  We apologize for the inconvenience

Wednesday, September 2
2015 Rocket Football Cheerleading

Rocket Football Cheerleading is ran in conjunction with the West Ottawa Varsity Sideline Cheer team and is one of the most popular programs in the fall for girls.

* WHO: Girls entering Kindergarten - 6th grade for the 2015-2016 school year

* PRACTICES: Wednesday's @ Woodside Elementary from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

* PRACTICE DATES: September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7

* ROCKET FOOTBALL GAME DAYS: Saturday's - September 19, 26 & October 10
   - No game on Saturday, October 3rd due to homecoming activities
   - Games will be on the field at West Ottawa High School South - with the bleechers & scoreboard
   - Games will be at either 9:00am or 10:30am - time varies on specific Rocket Cheer team

* PICTURE DAY: Wednesday, September 23 - make sure to get a picture packet at practice on Sept. 16th

We will also be cheering for one half of a middle school football game on Wednesday, October 14th and for a quarter at Rocket Night on Friday, October 16th at a West Ottawa Varisty Football game - more details coming about these dates.

For more information on the Rocket Cheer programs or a complete schedule of dates for practices & games, please click on "Rulebooks, Handbooks, Schedules, General Info" to the left of this page and find the "2015 Rocket Cheer Information Sheet"

Wednesday, September 2
2015 Middle School Sideline Cheer Information

For the second year in a row, Holland Township Recreation and the West Ottawa High School Cheer Program will be offering a sideline cheer team program, with coaches. Teams will cheer at the home games only, for the 8th grade games during the fall football season.

WHO: Girls entering 7th & 8th Grade for the 2015-2016 school year

TRYOUTS: Tryouts will be on Tuesday, Setpember 8th & Wednesday, September 9th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Macatawa Bay in the cafeteria

PRACTICES: Mondays & Tuesdays - beginning September 14 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Macatawa Bay in the cafeteria

GAMES: Games will be on Wednesdays beginning September 16 and ending on October 21. 8th grade games will begin right after the 7th grade games conclude, which is at approximately 5:30pm. Coaches will have more details on game day procedures after tryouts.

COST: $80.00
* Fee's include coaches, sweatshirts, t-shirts and other materials
* You do not need to register before September 8
* Checks made payable to Holland Township Recreation

Wednesday, September 2
2015 Youth Flag Football Information
The 2015 Fall Youth Flag Football program is open to Boys & Girls entering 1st & 2nd grade for the 2015-16 school year. This program is a team format where team practices and games will happen. Practices will take place on weeknights beginning after Labor Day. Games will be on Monday evenings & Saturday mornings at Quincy Park Softball fields.

* Monday Game Days: September 21, September 28 and October 5 @ 6:15pm

* Saturday Game Days: September 19, September 26 and October 3 @ 9:30am

For more details or information regarding this years program, please click on the tab "Rulebooks, Handbooks, Schedules, General Info" to the left of this page and find the "2015 Youth Flag Football Packet" this packet does contain the 2015 game schedule.

Wednesday, September 2
2015 Fall Rocket Football

The 2015 Fall Rocket Football program is available to those entering 3rd & 4th grade or 5th & 6th grade for the 2015-2016 school year. We are apart of the West Michigan Junior Football League that is comprised of teams from Byron Center, Dorr, Fennville, Hamilton, Holland, Holland Christian, Kelloggsville, Sailor YPD, Saugatuck, Unity Christian, Wayland, Wyoming, and Zeeland.  

* Practices started the week of August 11th.

* Game dates: Saturday's - September 12, 19, 26 & October 3, 10, & 17

* Please visit for more information regarding schedules, rules, standings and more!

Concussion Information

A new concussion law for youth participants, parents, and coaches is now a part of the registration process.  Parents and participants must sign a concussion information sheet while coaches must now take a mandatory online concussion training test in order to volunteer coach for any youth activity.  For more information on this law please click the "Site Home Page" tab at the top of this page and then click the tab entitled "Sports Concussion Law" for all of the details.