Youth Football & Youth Cheer: Football/Cheer News

Monday, May 12
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.

Tuesday, July 22
2014 Rocket Football Information

2014 Rocket Football Information

  • Boys entering 3rd & 4th grades and Boys entering 5th & 6th grades for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Fee: $45.00, fee goes up to $50.00 after July 18.
  • Registration deadline is Friday, August 15.
  • Each foorball player must have a Helmet, Mouthguard (that attaches to the Helmet), shoulder pads, football pants with pads, athletic supporter, and cleats. The township will provide the jersey.
  • New equipment can be purchased at Superior Sports Store, MC Sports Store, Dunhams, or Total Athlete. Total Athlete will also sell/buy used equipment.
  • Practices will begin the week of August 18. All practices will be at Harbor Lights and/or between the two West Ottawa High Schools.
  • For the first week of football practices, the week of August 18, players will need Helmet, Mouthguard, and Cleats (conditioning).
  • Full equipment practices will begin starting the week of August 25. The player must practice 3 times without full equipment before they can practice with full equipment.
  • Most coaches will practice no more than 3 times per week.
  • Pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 4.
  • Scrimmage Saturday is on Saturday, September 6.
  • Games are on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, September 13. Game times will be at 9:00am, 10:30am, or 12:00pm. Last regular season games are on Saturday, October 4. Playoff games are on Saturday, October 11 and Saturday, October 18. Every team will play.