Category Archives: PRACTICE


2017 NSYFL SUMMER YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP – June 19th, 20th & 21st


Coach Josh Hood and his Park Hill Trojan Staff will be hosting the NSYFL Summer Skills Camp this year.  Park Hill is located at 7701 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City MO, 64153

  1. Camp dates are June 19th 20th & 21st – 6 pm-8 pm each night
  2. Camp is for all children in the community regardless of whether or not you play football both Flag and Tackle.
  3. This is a non – contact skills camp 
  4. This programs is for all children regardless of their league affiliations –  we encourage all area athletes to come and get ready for the Fall season.
  5.  The cost is $50 which includes refreshments after practice and a camp shirt

Click here to register for camp

June 19th, 20th & 21st

6 pm to 8 pm each night

Week 1 – First Practice Monday August 1st

The season is here, let’s get off to a great start!

New parents, players and cheerleaders GET DIRECTIONS… Pleasant Valley field.

What you will need for the first practice:
  • White shirt with players name and grade on the front and back (sharpie marker is fine).
  • Large water jug, half-gallon size or larger (a clean gallon “milk” jug will work too).
  • Football cleats (Recommended as soon as possible)
  • Signed medical waiver
  • Any emergency medicines, inhalers, etc.
Items needed by the end of the first week or first day of the second week of practice:
  • Mouthpiece that will attach to face-mask, and not easy to remove (the flat type with a knob are recommended over the cable type). Please follow directions to mold the mouthpiece (avoid clear or white, referees must be able to see mouthpiece). Buy several now, and follow the instructions to mold to fit, put one on the helmet and one in a plastic bag for every vehicle you may drive this season.
  • Supporter and protective cup (please make sure the fit is correct before practice to avoid unnecessary discomfort. Have them run, squat, stretch, crawl, and dance around to make sure the fit is appropriate).
All other equipment will be distributed after the first week, and game uniforms before the first game.
Be sure to to hydrate by drinking 16-24 ounces of water during the day prior to practice. No heavy meals before practice, only light snacks. Eliminate the sugar and syrupy sodas and replace with water. Find out more about heat safety here.
Becoming a football player may be the most physical and mentally challenging task your young person has ever wanted to take on.  Along with your continued encouragement, please ensure your players success by providing the mentioned essentials, and make sure they arrive on-time and prepared with their needed equipment for practice and games.
Other Reminders:
  • Parents, please stay at the field in the event of inclement weather or injury.
  • Only coaches and staff are allowed on the fields and sidelines. There are great places to watch from a distance, bring a folding chair.
  • Volunteer! There will be many opportunities to pitch-in around the field and concession stand, get on the list early, make it a great season!

Online registration is available at If you chose to pay offline during the online registration you may pay during the registration weekend, this fee will be deducted from your balance total. If you are unable to register online, come to the field and talk to a staff member at the concession trailer.

End of Regular Season and Playoff Notes

Several reminders and notes for the end of Regular season. Be aware that the PV Giants tackle teams will be advancing to divisional playoffs next week, including practice days. More information to come on schedules and game fields.

October 24th, we are playing at the Pioneer’s game field (different location from the last 2 years).
Directions to Leavenworth – Abel’s Field (4th and Poplar)

Take MO-152 W.
Continue onto Route N.
Continue onto State Hwy N.
Turn left onto NW Jones-Meyer Rd.
Turn Right onto MO-45 N.
Turn left onto MO-45 Spur
Slight left onto MO-92 W (Entering Kansas)
Continue onto KS-92 W/Metropolitan Ave
Turn left onto N 4th St (right after you cross the bridge).
Drive about 1 1/2 to 2 miles south till you see the arch and the field on the left at 4th and Poplar).

End of Season Banquet – The season’s end is nearing. Details are to come in regards to the end of season banquet. We are taking donations for coaches gifts to show our appreciation for the time and knowledge that our coaches have passed onto all of our players. If you would like to donate something for this, please bring to the concession stand during practice or on game days see Debbie or Jennifer.

Post-Season – Each of the tackle teams and the comp flag level will advance into either the upper or lower division play-offs. These games will be held the week of the 26th. Details will be finalized after regular season games have finished.

Volunteers for Concession Stand – We will need volunteers to help run our concession stand during the post-season play. If you are willing to help we would absolutely love it!

End of Season Flag Tournament – Our Instructional Flag team will have the opportunity to finish the season off with winning the trophy at the End of Season tournament. More information to come.

Mattress Raffle – Time is running out! – We are still selling tickets for the mattress raffle. $2.00 gets you a ticket, $5.00 gets you 3, and $10.00 gets you 6 raffle tickets. You do not have to be present to win this mattress from Burlington Mattress. We will draw the winner during the post-season week which is the week of October 26th. If you would like your chance to win a new mattress from Burlington Mattress, visit our concession stand during practice.

Pictures – If you have not picked your pictures up yet, they are available at the concession stand.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Thank you,

PV Giants Staff

Week 8 PV GIANTS B-Games – TEAM PHOTOS – Weigh-in

Homecoming – This weekend, please remember to wear your blue on this day and come early and stay late to cheer on all teams. Please remember if family members or you are walking your player on the field, we need to begin this process 30 minutes before game time.

Poker Tournament – Is this Sunday at Side Pockets off of Englewood Rd. This begins at 2:00. If you did not receive your tickets, still come and we can verify purchase at the door. If you know anyone who is interested in playing, we will take payment at the door as well.

Monday – Flag games
Tuesday – 5/6 & 7/8 B Games

Wednesday – 2nd weigh in for players who need to be weighed, please see Debbie at Concession stand.

Thursday – Picture Day, forms will be available next week.

Thank you for your continued support of the team.

For more about the Pleasant Valley Giants youth flag and tackle football, and our outstanding cheerleading program

Week 7 – PV Giants Practice Schedule, B-Games and Excellent Volunteers!

All tackle levels will practice this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00.

Tuesday night will be 5/6 & 7/8 B games. 5/6 will begin at 5:45 pm. Please have your player there by 4:45 or close to that as possible. 7/8 will begin at 7:00, please have your player to the field by 6:00. Volunteers are still needed for this night. Please see concession stand for slots needed or check your email for the sign-up genie.

Flag will practice on Tuesday and Thursday this week from 6:00 to 7:30.

Reminder, this week is homecoming. Forms for who will be walking players out will be at concession as well as team mom’s will have them. Please let turn these in by Thursday so a list can be completed for Saturday.

Extra Special thanks to all the volunteers for this weekends home-stand! There were still some open spots needing to be filled. And extra field decorators needed for homecoming. Let’s Go Giants! Take a minute and fill-in a volunteer spot.

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Please take pride in our fields and be sure to put your trash, and any of your neighbors trash in a bin to keep our fields looking great.

Go Giants!

Week 5 – Practice Schedule – Home Games Saturday Sept 12!

Week 5 – Practice Schedule

Tackle will be practicing this week on Tues, Wed, and Thurs, 6:00 to 8:00. (no “B” games)

Flag will practice this week on Tues and Thurs, 6:00 to 7:30.

Cheer will practice on Tues and Wed.


Home Games start September 12th (corrected)

A great chance to pick up some Spirit Wear as you cheer on all divisions of our Giants Family!


A few notes to make it a great day of fun, excitement and a display of good sportsmanship.

  • Have the players arrive on-time/early and with the correct uniform and all equipment.
  • Volunteers – please arrive on-time/early so other volunteers may enjoy their child’s game.
  • Cheer on your team, keep it positive and encouraging!
  • Be a good host for our visiting team and cheerleaders.
  • Keep younger siblings from playing with/on the roped field boundaries.
  • Pick-up football games on any fields/including half-time are NOT allowed (By coaches request, too many injuries).
  • Place trash inside the trash bins.
  • Keep smoking in the designated area, on the back side of the concession stand.
  • Keep the area near the concession stand clear for emergency vehicle access.

Go Giants! Let’s all do our part and have a great day!