Palos Stars Football & Cheerleading: Welcome
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2018 EARLY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
PALOS STARS FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING
TIME: 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: JOHNSON CENTER
114TH & SW HIGHWAY
(OUR HOME FIELD AND PRACTICE SITE)
Registration Fee Per Child
If you would like to learn more about the Palos Stars Football & Cheerleading Family after reading the information below, please email us at email@example.com or contact our Athletic Director - Lou at 708/371-4074.
The Palos Stars' mission is to not only teach the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, which will enable players to achieve their highest level of performance, but to also teach children useful lifelong values such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, respect for others, commitment, strong work ethic, leadership and the value of education.
The Palos Stars Association is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1972. The Stars are members of the Southwest Midget Football League. Our program provides our community's boys and girls, age 6 to 14, an opportunity to play organized junior football and cheerleading. Players will learn the fundamentals of football as well as physical conditioning. Our coaches are committed to teaching our boys and girls the value of teamwork, commitment and dedication, respect and good sportsmanship. Our organization is very proud to have had a number of players that have continued on to play Pro, Semi-Pro and Division I College football.
The Stars' Home field and practice site is located at the George Cuevas Park at 114th Place and Southwest Highway in Palos Hills. (Located directly across from the Metra Train Station in Palos Heights.)Palos Stars Boundaries - Our program serves the following communities: Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Orland Park, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Bridgeview, Alsip, Worth, Hickory Hills, Justice, Summit, Willow Springs and Chicago. Any questions on boundaries please call.
Our football and cheerleading season runs from the beginning of August through the middle of November each year. Varsity and possibly Junior Varsity players have the opportunity to compete in a national tournament over the Thanksgiving holiday, which extends their season a few weeks.
Practice for both football players and cheerleaders begins Monday, July 30, 2018. The practice schedule is from July 30, 2018 through about August 24, 2018 is Monday through Friday from 6 - 8 PM. Starting around August 27, 2018 through the end of the season, the practice schedule is Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 - 8 PM. (This change in practice days also depends on when school begins.) Varsity and possibly Junior Varsity will continue to practice through Thanksgiving if they participate in a tournament.
Fees are the same for both football players and cheerleaders. The registration fee is $185.00 per child through 2/4/2018. Starting 2/5/18 the registration fee will be $200.00 per child. There is also a $125.00 raffle ticket book which each family is required to sell. Familes can pay in full when registering or just pay a $100.00 non-refundable deposit per child. All balances are due at time of equipment pickup in late July. We also request $100 for the season to fulfill 6 hours (per family) work committment (this will be deposited). If all work committment obligations are fulfilled by the end of the season, the money will be returned at equipment/cheer uniform turn-in.
We offer a free conditioning camp (optional) during the month of July on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 - 8 PM. The first day of training camp is July 5, 2018. This provides players an opportunity to learn fundamentals, refine skills and begin conditioning for the 2018 football season. Also, you have a chance to meet the coaches and other players.
Games are usually played on Saturday. However, there can be Sunday games especially when we play away games as other teams don't always have lights on their field.
The Palos Stars provide the following equipment to each football player:
Game jersey (which player will keep at end of season),
1 mouth guard
Players only need to provide their own practice jersey and football cleats (cleats must be MOLDED only - no metal screw-in spikes will be allowed at all) and any additional mouth guards.
The Palos Stars will provide Cheerleaders with their uniforms. Participants will need to purchase their own cheerleading shoes and bow. These will be ordered once practice begins.
The 2018 age by teams are listed below. Teams are still determined by age (by 9/1/18) as follows:MIGHTY MITES
Age: 6 - 7
WIDGETS (new name)
Age: 8 - 9
Age: 9 - 10
Age: 11 - 12
Age: 13 - 14 (not in high school)
(will be split into groups depending on number of participants)
Age: 7 to 14
We hope you will join us as we look forward to a great 2018 football season.
Thank you for visiting us today.