Monday, June 16
TDYF Update!

Football Fans!

INTERESTED IN JOINING TDYF BOARD: We have a few board members who are transitioning to TDMS and would love to have some more families interested in contributing to the program. Please feel free to contact us with questions. Please come to our open meeting Thursday June 19th at 6pm at Spooky's. TDYF Board of Directors are in full swing with registration, meetings and league logistics. We appreciate your help in keeping this program successful.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please pass the word to any players and families that are still thinking of signing up for TDYF. Our registration deadline is Thursday, July 31st. Tackle Football will play until October 18th. Flag Football will /practice/play from late August into the 2nd week of October.

THE DALLES HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP: Come out and join TDHS football players in a week of football fun July 21 - 24 from 5:30-8:30pm at Amaton Field. See attached registration form, complete and mail to PO Box listed on the form. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated.

CLEATS: If you have cleats that would survive another year of tough youth football action, please let us know, we would love to pass them along to someone who may need them. If you would like to save a few bucks and grab a pair of used cleats, please look for a board member with the box at TDHS youth camp and at TDYF conditioning camp. TDYF

CONDITIONING CAMP: We'll be holding TDYF Conditioning Camp (non-contact) Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7 at St. Mary's Academy for kids participating in the tackle program. If your child is in the 3rd and 4th grade division, that camp will be taking place from 5 pm - 6 pm. If your child is in the 5th and 6th grade division that camp will be held from 6 pm - 7 pm. ALL participants registered in the tackle division are encouraged to attend all four days of camp. Shorts, t-shirt, cleats and plenty of water are recommended.

PAPERWORK: If you registered Online or in-person, all forms still need completed and turned in prior to practice. A copy of your players Birth Certificate and Medical Insurance card and forms on our website 1) Player contract, 2) Parent/Guardian Contract, 3) Insurance Info/Waiver, and 4) TDYF Web Photo Release can be mailed to our PO Box 101, The Dalles, OR 97058. Paperwork is due Tuesday August 5th at Conditioning Camp. Players not having all paperwork turned in by Wednesday, August 6th will be unable to participate in practices with gear starting Monday, August 11th.

GEAR FOR TACKLE BALL: Fitting and gear sign-out will be at Quinton Street Ballpark. Stay tuned for further information and times. Heads will be measured for helmets, shoulders measured for pads and practice jersey and football pants will be checked out to families. Players need to be present to be fitted properly. Parent/guardian will need to sign the checkout form. These items are on “loan” to every tackle player and will need to be returned at “Gear Check-In Day”. A mouthpiece will be provided.

TACKLE PRACTICES: Teams may begin practicing in gear (contact) the week of Monday, August 11th. Coaches will let you know ahead of time of practice dates, times. All tackle teams will practice at St. Mary's Academy.

FLAG PRACTICES, GAMES AND GEAR: Players will be assessed August 20th. Practices for Flag participants will begin on/about August 25th. We anticipate the games being on Saturdays beginning September 6th and ending on October 11th. Coaches will have jersey, flag and mouthpiece for participants.

TACKLE JAMBOREE AND GORGE LEAGUE GAMES: The Jamboree will be held in White Salmon on Saturday, August 23rd, times are still TBA. Gorge Youth League games will begin on Saturday, September 6th. The Gorge League Schedule will be made available online as soon as it's completed.

Thank You~ TDYF Board of Directors

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