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Saturday, May 18
Detroit Northwest Youth Athletic Association

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                                E-Mail Address: detroitnwlions@yahoo.com

                                                                     

 Detroit Northwest Lions  is a Volunteer Organization

 

 

Detroit Northwest Lions is run by a group of dedicated parents that comprise the board of directors.  As parents and board members, our main goal is to give the youth of  Lions  the best football experience possible.  As a volunteer organization, we need the assistance of other parents to help ensure their children will have a fun-filled, memorable 2013 football season at Detroit Northwest Lions Youth Athletic and Enrichment Program.

Detroit Northwest Lions is an organization of adult volunteers that provides opportunities for children to participate in athletic activities.  All aspects of the organization are volunteer, so WE CAN USE ANY HELP OR TIME!  Please contact Coach Dee, President, at detroitnwlions@yahoo.com for more formation on how YOU can make a difference. 

Detroit Northwest Lions Board of Directors is asking parents for help with the following:

 

  1. Help to get the fields ready for all games, first game scheduled for June 2013.  
  2. Help with cooking and serving in the concession stand.
  3. Field Security 
  4. Team managers, assistant coaches, team moms.   

    

 REGISTRATION FEES AND INFORMATION  

Important Registration and Information for the 2013 Season      Detroit Northwest Lions  Athletic Assn prides itself on teaching the fundamentals of football with some of the finest volunteer coaching staffs in the country.  Fundamentals and morale are the two most important things in the development of a successful football team. Detroit Northwest Lions Athletic Assn will only explore the option of having Division1 and Division 3  teams if we have qualified coaching staff.   Detroit Northwest Lions Athletic Assnhas done a considerable amount of research on other youth organizations and here are some of the changes that we’ve found.   *

Mandatory Fundraising – In order to keep the registration cost down we need 100% participation from each player. You will learn more about our Mandatory Fundraiser Policy at the Mandatory Parent Meeting (date TBD). * Average

Average Registration Cost is $275.00 -

We realize that there are economic challenges and because of that we’ve tried to maintain our registration fee at $150.00 football before April 1st  and $25.00 for Flag football and seven on seven . 

Registration fees must be paid in Full to receive equipment. Equipment will NOT be issued without submitting the signed Equipment Release Form. Football and Cheerleading  After April 1st - $200. -Multiple family registration discount 1st member must pay $200.00 2nd member pay $175.00  Flag Football - $25.00 and Seven on Seven   - No Multiple registration discount Applied .

 Football/Cheerleading - Multiple family registration discount where applicable  :Form of payments: On-Line Credit Card Payments , Money orders, Cash and Personal checks . Please make checks /money orders payable to:  Detroit Northwest Lions Athletic Assn or (DNWL).  If writing checks to receive equipment please allow adequate time for check to clear. 

                                   



Saturday, May 18
2013 REGISTRATION FEES AND INFORMATION



REGISTRATION FEES AND INFORMATION  

Important Registration and Information for the 2013 Season      Detroit NW Lions prides itself on teaching the fundamentals of football with some of the finest volunteer coaching staffs in the country.  Fundamentals and morale are the two most important things in the development of a successful football team. Detroit NW Lions will only explore the option of having Division1 and Division 3  teams if we have qualified coaching staff.   Detroit NW Lions has done a considerable amount of research on other youth organizations and here are some of the changes that we’ve found.   *

Mandatory Fundraising – In order to keep the registration cost down we need 100% participation from each player. You will learn more about our Mandatory Fundraiser Policy at the Mandatory Parent Meeting (date TBD). * Average

Average Registration Cost is $275.00 -

We realize that there are economic challenges and because of that we’ve tried to maintain our registration fee at $150.00 football before April 1st  and $25.00 for Flag football and seven on seven . 

Registration fees must be paid in Full to receive equipment. Equipment will NOT be issued without submitting the signed Equipment Release Form. Football and Cheerleading - $200 After April 1st  -Multiple family registration discount 1st member must pay $200.00 2nd member pay $175.00  Flag Football - $25.00 and Seven on Seven   - No Multiple registration discount Applied .

 Football/Cheerleading - Multiple family registration discount where applicable  :Form of payments: On-Line Credit Card Payments , Money orders, Cash and Personal checks . Please make checks /money orders payable to:  Detroit NW Lions or (DSAA).  If writing checks to receive equipment please allow adequate time for check to clear. 

NO Refund Policy: The registration fee is a donation towards the operation of Detroit NW Lions . The following is the Detroit NW Lions  Refund Policy of the registration fee. All other funds collected from fundraiser, sponsorships, donations, etc. are not refundable  .

Detroit NW Lions  is a not for profit organization and has a no refund policy in place. The only reason for which a refund may be granted medical related conditions only . A $20 administrative fee will be charged and the remaining balance will be refunded'

To request a refund you need to submit  in writing or sent via electronic mail to detroitnwlions@yahoo.com in your refund request the following information: Player and parents name, full mailing address & phone, and brief reason for refund request.  The appropriate documentation should be included with your request (documents relating medical condition or a letter from your doctor).  A representative from Detroit NW Lions will reply when we receive your e-mail and a refund check will be mailed directly to your home within a few weeks. No cash refunds will be given

No refunds will processed without a letter.   

PRACTICE  Practices begin on August 1st.  Practice may be held 5 days a week during the summer. All coaches may not practice every day so check with your respective coach. Practice hours are 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. TBD. Once school starts, practice will be held four nights per week (Tuesday-Friday) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Practice days and times are subject to coach’s discretion. The regular season will run through October. Playoffs can run through the last week of November. On occasion there may be a need to alter our schedules above.  You will be notified should this occur from your coach or via email.  Parents are requested to stay during practice.  However, due to safety concerns and insurance reasons, parents, relatives and children watching practice are asked to stay at the periphery of the filed during the entire practice session.  The first two weeks of football practice are primarily physical conditioning without pads or helmet.  Football players are required to wear your cleats, gym shorts and mouthpiece.  After this, players will need to come in their full practice gear (see below).  

EQUIPMENT/UNIFORMS Each participant must provide the following mandatory items:    Cheer - shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes     Flag -    cleatspractice pants Tackle Football - cleats, mouth piece, practice football pants,  pads (hip, knee, thigh and  tailbone) Parents may choose to purchase additional protective equipment items such as; rib protector pads, neck rolls, girdles and gloves.

*New Equipment Handout Schedule* 

Registration fees paid in Full by August 6th will receive equipment on August 19th.

Registration fees paid in Full by August 13th will receive equipment on August 26th.

Registration fees paid in Full by August August 20th   will receive equipment on August 31st  

 

Each player is issued the following items and must be returned:

  • Helmet
  • Shoulder pads
  • Game jersey and pants
 Please note:  The care of the uniforms is your responsibility.  Please refer to the washing instructions listed on the garment labels.   Also, parents are responsible for all DNWLAA's equipment.  If any equipment is lost or stolen you must replace the item (s): 
  • Game jersey and pants          $75.00 each
  • Helmet                                     $100.00
  • Shoulder pads                         $75.00
  • Cheer uniforms                       $125.00 each

Football equipment is usually issued out around the 2nd week of practice.  A parent or legal guardian must be present at issue date. 

The following must be turned in prior to issue of football equipment/cheer uniform: ·      

   Registration must be PAID IN FULL·  2013 Pop Warner Parental Consent Form· Equipment Release Form (signed by parent/guardian)  ALL EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS MUST BE RETURNED!!  

   MANDATORY REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents are required at the time of registration or due by August 1, 2013.   

    2013 Completed Player Contract form

  • Copy of Birth Certificate - (original will be required for teams advanced to playoffs)
  • 2013 Pop Warner Medical Form – (Must be the official form on Pop Warner letter head) dated after January 1, 2012, signed by a doctor and certifying player is physically fit to participate.  Schedule your child’s physical early.
  • June 2013 End of the Year Report Card (this applies to all  football and cheer )
  • 2013 Scholastic Eligibility Form – This form is only required if a participant does not have a 2012-2013 report card and/or has a GPA below 2.0.  This form must be accompanied by a progressing report on school letterhead dated between September 16, 2013 and October 16, 2013.

 GAME DAY  Each team play one Saturday game each week (usually 6-10 games per season) unless for whatever reason a game needs to be reschedule or made up.  Make up games will be on a Sunday or during the week.  Away games will require some travel time.  Each player should arrive at their games site 1 hour and 15 minutes before scheduled game time, fully dressed in uniforms.  Game times and directions are provided for each player every week.  Game schedules will be posted on the website when it becomes available.   

BEHAVIOR  We expect all adults to at accordingly.  We must remember that this is a “Youth Football and Cheerleading organization” and it’s for the kids.  We appreciate everyone that coaches, volunteers and those who just want to be part of the children’s memories; please just make them good memoriesRemember, it’s just a game.  The biggest part is for them to learn and have fun.  Please be mindful of the Player/Parent Contract guideline that was signed upon registration.

MANDATORY PLAYER WEIGH IN/CERTIFICATION  There is an OFFICIAL MANDATORY WEIGH IN of all players.  All football players are required to weigh in before the first official game of the season. No player will be allowed to play any games unless they are certified.  Location and times will be announced once we have the information.  The following documents are required at time of certification:  

  1. End of the year report card (June 2013) (2) copies
  2. 2013 Scholastic Eligibility Form (only to be completed if your child has less than a 2.0 GPA and/or does not have a report card
  3. Copy of the birth Certificate

 LITTLE SCHOLAR   DSAFL requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play.  The Detroit NW Lions  Program offers a valuable added incentive for academic excellence outside of the educational community.  Our goal for this year is to provide our student athletes with the educational support, guidance and recognition that they need to succeed on and off the field.  During the season please watch for upcoming Little Scholar Contest & Recognition and Award Programs including Overall Team Grade Point Average, Best Individual Grade Point Average and Most Improved Grade Point Average! Participants must maintain a 2.0 academic average to be eligible to participate in the program.  Failure to do so constitutes grounds for being dropped from the roster  However; we understand that not all student-athletes are able to meet our scholastic requirements. If a child does not meet the requirements of scholastic fitness, he/she may fill out and submit a Scholastic Eligibility Form which is to be signed by a school administrator stating that the child will benefit from participating in the Pop Warner Program. It is the discretion of the school administrator as to whether or not the student would benefit from participating in Pop Warner. This form allows us to monitor the progress of the child so that they maintain a minimum standard and understand the value of academics in conjunction with athletics.  If you should have any questions concerning the Detroit NW  LionsLittle Scholar Program, please feel free to contact Kathleen Spain.

Please remember to keep and make a copy of your End of the year June 2013 Report Card!  

 VOLUNTEERS (WE NEED YOUR HELP!)  As always, the success and growth of our program is dependent on all of our volunteers.  We thank those who have helped out in the past, and invite those who haven’t to help out this year.  For those of you who are new to the program, volunteering even 2-3 hours a week during practice or 1-2 hours during home games can be a big help.  Let us know that you are out there and we can all work together to see how we can best help the program.  All parents are expected to volunteer.  Our program is run solely by volunteers!!  Without the volunteers in our program we simply would not have a program!  In this information package you will have a Volunteer Sign Up Sheet. Anyone who comes in direct contact with the children MUST complete a Volunteers Form which requires a Background check. This is very important that checks be done, and are safety of your children. 

E-MAIL UPDATES  If you would like to have email updates regarding the program sent to your inbox, please send an email to detroitnwlions@yahoo.com ded to the distribution list. 

 FUNDRAISING The funds raised through fundraiser will be used to defray expenses incurred during the season including, trophies, banquets, uniforms, travel, transportation, referees, permits, insurance, fields/facilities fees, etc.  Also, if a team (s) advanced to playoffs or the Pop Warner National Super Bowl in Orlando, Florida additional fundraising will be required. Our fundraiser is MANDATORY participation for each participant in our program.    

Prizes – We will recognize our top 3 athletes with a prize who raise the most money in total fundraisers.  

 

 

 



Saturday, June 1
Scholastic Information



53rd Annual Pop Warner Scholastic Banquet on Friday, May 24 & Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Downtown Boston.

For the fourth time in five years, Pop Warner eclipsed the $100,000 mark in scholarship donations for its deserving top scholar-athletes.

At the 53rd Annual Scholastic Banquet in Boston on May 25, $103,500 was awarded in scholarships to 79 Pop Warner Scholar-Athletes, to be used towards their higher education.   

 

Scholastic Coordinator Needed

Please inquiry within  at detroitnwlions@yahoo.com    

 

Little Scholars Information

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play. We believe that the standards we have set give these children a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for academics and athletics that will help them develop later on in life.

Like such organizations as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), PWLS has academic guidelines and criteria that need to be met in order for a child to participate.

SCHOLASTIC FITNESS: THE NATIONAL POLICY Proof of satisfactory progress in school is required. A 2.0/70% or the equivalent shall be the minimum grade point average acceptable to participate. In cases of doubt, conflict of opinion, or if a valid report card is not submitted, the nationally published scholastic eligibility form shall be used and deemed final.

NOTE: This rule as it relates to scholastic grades may not be made more stringent by any team, association, or league, as other rules may be. No local team/squad may be allowed to participate in Regional/National sponsored championships or bowl games if it has not met the nationally published scholastic requirements.

 WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A 2.0/70% GRADE POINT AVERAGE ? We understand that not all student-athletes are able to meet our scholastic requirements. If a child does not meet the requirements of scholastic fitness, he/she may fill out and submit a Scholastic Eligibility Form(2013 form).

This form is to be completed by those participants in the Pop Warner program that have not met the National Scholastic Requirement of 70 percent and/or 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) at the time of certification. This form must be accompanied by a progressing progress report or report card to be eligible for play after the October 21, 2013 deadline. That report must be dated between Sep. 21, 2013 and Oct 21, 2013. If no progressing progress report or report card is given in this window then the player shall be found ineligible for the rest of the year.

POP WARNER ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR PROGRAM: Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner kids compete for Academic All-American status. This process begins at the association level and up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions to the national level. In 2010, approximately 400,000 kids participated in Pop Warner. As our numbers once again reached record levels, 276 First Team members, over 5,000 Second Team members and 1,000+ Honorable Mention scholars were named as Academic All-Americans at the National Level for 2010-2011. The PWLS All-American Program requires a minimum 96% grade point average to apply for All-American status. After the applications have been processed, Pop Warner determines National First Team All-Americans (35 football, 35 cheer per grade), National Second Team All-Americans and National Honorable Mention Scholars.



Friday, January 11
Age & Weight Structure



There are seven Divisions of play, all determined by a strict age/weight scale to ensure safe and balanced competition. AGES AND WEIGHTS FOR TACKLE 

 **New for 2013 Season**

*5 lbs Jr. Midget Older/Lighter*  

*10 lbs added to Midget*

 

 

Football Divisions of Play:

 

*New for 2012 Season

 
Age/Weight Division Age(s) Certification Weight Range
TINY-MITE
(older/lighter)
5-6-7
No older/lighter
35-75 lbs
No older/lighter
MITEY-MITE
(older/lighter)
7-8-9
N/A
45-90 lbs
N/A
JUNIOR PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
8-9-10
11*
60-105 lbs
60-85 lbs
PEE WEE
(older/lighter)
9-10-11
12*
75-120 lbs
75-100 lbs
JUNIOR MIDGET
(older/lighter)
10-11-12
13*
90-145 lbs
90-120 lbs
MIDGET
(older/lighter)
12-13-14
15*
105-170 lbs
105-140 lbs
UNLIMITED
(older/lighter)
11-12-13-14
No older/lighter
105 lbs+
No older/lighter


*The asterisked (*) provisions in each division allow the so-called "older but lighter" player to also qualify. The last year of eligibility falls under more stringent weight restrictions, per above. A child's age on July 31 is his/her age for the season. A player may gain 1 pound per week after the second game, up to a maximum of 9 pounds.

 

 

 

Flag Football Ages:

 
 
Division Age Range
Cub =  Tiny/Mitey Mite 5-7
Bobcat = - Jr. Pee-Wee 8-10
Wildcat =  Jr. Midget 11-13
Panther = Midget 14-16
 


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Wednesday, February 20
Congratulations Jr. Pee-Wee and Midget State Champions !!!!



 

Division I 

SOUTHEAST MI STATE CHAMPIONS   

 Congratulations Coach Tony and your Jr-Pee Wee team 

AND  

Congratulations Coach Julius and your Midget Team   

Way to GO !!!!

Best of Southeast MI 2012 

 



Lions Midget Regional
Wednesday, February 20
Lions on Top Again



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Division I 

SOUTHEAST MI STATE CHAMPIONS   

 Congratulations Coach Tony and your Jr-Pee Wee team 

AND  

Congratulations Coach Julius and your Midget Team   

 

Way to GO !!!!

 

Best of Southeast MI 2012 



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Saturday, June 1
Powarner Flag Football Season



Detroit NW Lions ...

Wednesday, February 20

Annual Award Banquet

Annual Award Banquet 

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

 

Karas House

 

23632 Plymouth Rd

                                         Redford Charter Township, MI 48239

 

12:30pm -4:30 pm