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Week 2 Practice – Season in full swing

With full swing practice we get into full contact with our tackle teams.

It is critically important that your players arrive on-time with all their equipment (INCLUDING MOUTH GUARD attached to helmet and fitted per manufacturers instructions), and PROTECTIVE CUP, as well as all other issued equipment and pads.


Players should also have a more-than-adequate supply of water every practice.

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

Registration Weekend and First Practice Monday August 3rd

The season is almost here, lets get off to a great start!

Registration / Signups are Saturday August 1st and Sunday the 2nd from 12pm – 3pm at Pleasant Valley field. 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, this weekend is your opportunity to register, see the PV Giants home field, and talk to a coach.
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 insulated water jug, half-gallon size or larger (a clean gallon milk jug with water 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.
youth football camps

2015 Youth Football Camps – Kansas City Metro

Please see the list of available youth football camps at the league website.

2014 Homecoming T-Shirts

2014 Homecoming shirts

If you ordered a shirt – they have arrived!

$7.50 each, $9.50 for 2x or 3x.  Homecoming is September 27th!

Place your order by Friday, September 12th.

See Johnna Schindlbeck at the Spirit wear area by the trailer to order during practice. Payment must be made at time of order.

2014 Homecoming


Practice will be as follows, 6-7:50 pm:

Flag – TBD.
3-4 – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
5-6 – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
7-8 – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Games will be as follows:

Tackle players should arrive 1 hour prior to game time.

7/8 – Tuesday Aug. 26th at 6:15 pm.
Map to Raiders home field

5/6 – Wednesday Aug. 27th at 6:45 pm @ Leavenworth.
Directions to Pioneers field

Flag – Thurs. 28th in Leavenworth. 7:00 pm – please arrive before 6:15 pm. (updated due to continued heat on Monday)
Tuesday & Wednesday from 6-7pm.
Directions to Pioneers field

The official schedule is under last minute revisions. The schedule will be released as soon as it is available from the league.


Practice has been canceled for Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

The practice make-up is scheduled for this Saturday August 9th at 9am for all Tackle divisions.

Reminder: Saturday August 16th is the Simone Tackle Tournament at Oak Park Highschool from 8am-3:30pm. The Flag Tournament from 4pm-9pm in Smithville, MO. Details for arrival times for your players will be indicated at practice next week.

Go Giants!