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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. http://usafootball.com/health-safety/heat-preparedness
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
http://nsyfl.com. 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.

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!

Week 4 football – Weigh-in’s Wednesday – Practice to follow – 1st Game Saturday!

Tuesday night teams will begin receiving their game uniforms, to continue through Thursday night if needed.

Wednesday – Weigh-ins for all tackle teams and players (including injured players who plan to play before the end of the season). Arrive at Pleasant Valley Fire Station by 5:45pm, head to the east side doors. Shorts and t-shirts (leave helmet and shoulder-pads in the car). Players may need to be prepared to remove cleats for ball-carriers near the weight limit. Parking is limited but available at the community center or the school parking lots. Following the weigh-in the players will report to PV Park, for a practice in helmets and shoulder-pads.

  • Fire Station address is: 6801 Sobbie Rd, Pleasant Valley, MO 64068

Thursday night – Practice will end earlier to allow for a short pep-rally to prepare our teams for their first game at North Kansas City.

Saturday August 29th, Game Schedule:

  • No flag games this Saturday.
  • 4th grade game will begin at 10:30 am. Please have players arrive at 9:30.
  • 7 & 8 grade plays next at 12:00 pm. Please have your players arrive by 11:00 am.
  • 5 & 6 grade plays at 2:00 pm. Please have those players at the field by 1:00 pm.

Times and other preparations will be issued by team coaches at practice. A rule of thumb is to arrive ready to warm-up 1 hour before the scheduled game start time. If there are ever weather delays for the start time of games, a notification will be issued on Facebook and/or Twitter, otherwise please arrive one hour before the scheduled start.

A regular season schedule will be issued soon to each player, and available on the league and team sites.

Weather Reminder – August 18th


Due to the possibility of  inclement weather this evening, please DO NOT drop your player off and leave the park, in case practice is cancelled early. If practice is to be canceled prior to the start, another email will be sent out.

Please check Email, Facebook or Twitter for urgent notifications as practice time approaches.

Thank you,
PV Giants Staff