Canton Lions Football and Cheerleading: Football

Lions JV Celebration 2014
Photo credit: Michael Vasilnek

Canton Lions Football 

Varsity -  Ages 11-14 (by Sept. 1); Weight Class: 100-175 pounds

Junior Varsity -  Ages 10-12 (by Sept. 1);   Weight Class: 75-145 pounds

Freshman -  Ages 9-10 (by Sept. 1); Weight Class:  75-125 pounds 

Junior Freshman -  Ages 7-8 ( by Sept. 1); Maximum Weight: 110 pounds 

Practice Schedule

PRACTICE BEGINS

Football practices begin Monday, July 27, 2015, 6–8 p.m., for all squads at Heritage Park. Once daylight saving time ends, and it gets darker earlier, the practice start time will change to 5:30 pm.

PRACTICE LOCATION

The practice field is located off of Canton Center Road, one mile south of Cherry Hill, behind the Canton Township fire station.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

ALL teams will practice five days per week Monday, July 27, 2015, 6–8 p.m. at the practice fields. Western Suburban Junior Football League rules require four weeks of conditioning training prior to the first game to help reduce risk of injury. After the first game, freshmen, JV and varsity athletes will practice four days per week (Tuesday–Friday) from 6–8 p.m. at the practice fields; junior freshmen athletes will practice three days per week (Tuesday–Thursday). Once daylight saving time ends, and it gets darker earlier, the practice start time will change to 5:30 pm.

PRACTICE ATTIRE

Players should wear football shoes, shorts and a t-shirt with their last name printed across the back for the first two weeks of practice.

 Practice Cancellations

Practices are rarely cancelled due to rain. However, if LIGHTNING occurs, practice will be suspended for 30 minutes from the last lightning occurrence. Practice cancellation will be determined by the football and cheer unit directors. Canton Lions staff will remain with the children until every child has been picked up. If thunderstorms/severe weather is in the forecast on practice days, please be prepared to pick up your child early, in the event practice gets cancelled. If practice should be cancelled for any other reason, the unit director and/or the head coaches will communicate the cancellation. A representative of the Canton Lions will be at the field to inform parents of the situation.



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