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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!

TELL A FRIEND TO COME AND BE A GIANT TOO!
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.

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

Week 3 – Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Another reminder of upcoming events for our team and the league.

The following paperwork needs to be turned into your team mom by August 18th:
~Birth Certificate (if you played last year, please verify that we still have a copy).
~Physical
~Age/Grade Verification (needs signed by school representative)

These forms are due to the league shortly after that. If it is not turned in, your player will not be allowed to play until all forms are completed.

August 20th – Fundraisers are due. Please turn in your trash bag orders/ticket numbers on this date along with the $$ for each. Please keep in mind that you need to profit $100.00 in trash bags sales. To reach your $100 dollar obligation, that is a sale of 34 rolls of bags. Trash bags should be available for pick-up in a couple of weeks.

August 20th – All fees must be paid. If you have not paid already, please be sure to get this done. Tackle is $255.00, Cheer $255.00 and flag is $125. Fundraising profit/buyout is $100.00.

August 22nd – Simone Tournament (@ Oak Park High School) for tackle players and Pleasant Valley Flag Tournament (our home field) for flag players. This is a pre-season tournament to help get our players acclimated to playing football and geared up for the coming season. Schedules for both are online at www.nsyfl.com, home page underneath upcoming events. Team moms will also have information on when to arrive for the games.

August 29th – Tentative first scheduled games. A final schedule will be available at weigh-ins (more information to come).

On a side note, please do not park by the trailers or in front of the dumpsters at any time, practice or games. This space needs to be clear for any emergency that may arise.

Please let us know if you have any questions at anytime.

PV Giants Staff

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.
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