Palos Stars Football & Cheerleading: Welcome

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WELCOME TO THE PALOS STARS FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING FAMILY

" COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE "

" THINK POSITIVE "

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   WELCOME TO THE 2016 PALOS STARS FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING SEASON

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THE 2016 SEASON BEGINS

PRACTICE STARTS

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016 FROM 6-8PM

Practice will be Monday - Friday from 6-8pm for most of the month of August.

When school starts or about the last week ofAugust practice days will change toTuesday, Thursday, Friday from 6-8pm.

IF YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR EQUIPMENT THIS PAST WEEK, YOU CAN DO SO ON MONDAY, 8/1.  FAMILIES WILL BE REQUIRED TO STILL PAY ALL FEES BEFORE ANY EQUIPMENT IS RELEASED.  TYPICALLY THERE WILL BE A GOOD NUMBER OF FOOTBALL PLAYERS THAT WILL STILL NEED TO GET EQUIPMENT THE FIRST COUPLE DAYS OF PRACTICE, SO WE ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS TIME.

CHEERLEADERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY ANY OUTSTANDING BALANCES IN FULL THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE.

Game specific equipment (pants, jersey) will not be issued until the week of the first game

 

REMINDERS

FEES

Balance of all fees must be paid in full before any equipment can be issued. 

REGISTRATION FEE is a total of $185 if registered prior to 2/29/16 and $200 if registered 3/1/16 or after.  

RAFFLE TICKETS are $125 per family.  Families will have a number of weeks to sell the raffle tickets and then ALL money collected will be yours to keep. 

WORK COMMITMENT DEPOSIT is a total of $75 per family.  This should be paid via a SEPARATE CHECK which will be held until the end of the season.  If your 4 hours of work commitment has been completed and all equipment returned - we return your check.

FORMS

BIRTH CERTIFICATE - NEW PLAYERS only must turn in a copy of their birth certificate.  This is required by the league as proof of age.  The Stars will keep on file for the following years.

SPORTS PHYSICAL - every football player is required to have a sports physical turned in by Wednesday, 8/10/16.

 

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Registration is still open for football players and cheerleaders for the upcoming 2016 season.  Stop by the field during the

Following are the specifics for registration

 

 
Registration Fee Per Child
$185 if paid by 2/29/16.  
$200 if paid 3/1/16 or after.
 
Raffle Ticket Fee Per Family
$125 - pay this upfront before start of season, but have chance to earn this money back when you sell the tickets.

  Work Commitment Fee Per Family
$75 - work 4 hours of volunteer service at home games or during season, return all equipment and this
will be refunded at the end of the season.
 
Other Documents Needed
 All football players will need to turn in a Sports Physical.
All NEW football players will need to turn in a COPY of their birth certificate.
 
Families can always print off the 2016 Registration Form and complete at home and then mail it with the $50 non-refundable deposit to
PALOS STARS FOOTBALL
12820 S Loveland St.
Alsip, IL  60803
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION SCROLL DOWN AND READ BELOW OR TAKE A LOOK AT THE 2016 REGISTRATION FLYER FOUND ON THIS SITE.
THANK YOU
 

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      WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL AND BE A STAR!

    Are you interested in playing football or being a cheerleader?  It is that time again to start thinking about the 2016 season.  So if you are a new player or cheerleader or returning for another season with the Palos Stars - join us for the 2016 Winter Registration dates.  Come to the Palos Stars field on JANUARY 30 or FEBRUARY 6, 2016 from 10am-2pm.  If not able to make one of the registration dates families can print out and complete the 2016 registration form available on the website, include the non-refundable deposit of $50 per child and mail it to

PALOS STARS FOOTBALL

12820 S LOVELAND    ALSIP, IL  60803

The remainder will be payable in July 2016 during equipment pickup.  Please be aware that registration rates will be $185, but rates will raise to $200 starting March 1, 2016.  So register now and save.  Click on the 2016 Registration Form link on the menu for more details.

For information about the Palos Stars' program read below.  If you would like to learn more about the Palos Stars Football & Cheerleading Family after reading the information below, please email us at palosstarsfootball@gmail.com or contact our Athletic Director - Lou at 708/371-4074.

OUR MISSION
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 north of 135th Street, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Bridgeview, Alsip, Worth, Hickory Hills, Justice, Summit, Willow Springs and Chicago.  Any questions on boundaries please call.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
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, August 1, 2016. The practice schedule from August 1, 2016 through about August 26, 2016 is Monday through Friday from 6 - 8 PM. Starting around August 29, 2016 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 2/29/2016.  Starting 3/1/16 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 $50.00 non-refundable deposit per child.  All balances are due at time of equipment pickup in late July.  We also ask that families supply a separate work committment deposit check of $75.00 for the season.  If all work committment obligations are fulfilled (4 hours per family) by the end of the season, the money will be returned.

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, 2016.  This provides players an opportunity to learn fundamentals, refine skills and begin conditioning for the 2016 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),
game pants
game socks
helmet
shoulder pads
rib pads

girdle
hip pads
knee pads
practice pants
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.
 

TEAM DIVISIONS

 The 2016 age and weight limits by teams are listed below.  Teams are still determined by age (by 9/1/16) and weight as follows:

MIGHTY MITES
Age: 6 - 7 
Weight: up to 70 pounds

WIDGETS (new name)
Age: 8 - 9
Weight: up to 80 pounds

PEE WEE

Age: 9 - 10
Weight: up to 100 pounds

BANTAM (new team)

Age: 10 - 11
Weight: up to 110 pounds

JUNIOR VARSITY

Age: 11 - 12
Weight: up to 125 pounds

VARSITY
Age: 13 -

Weight: not to exceed 175 pounds


CHEERLEADERS
(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 2016 football season.


Thank you for visiting us today.