Football Organizational Reminders

A message from Athletic Director, John Hiden:

We hope you have had a great summer.

With the football season fully underway right now, we would just like to send out a few organizational reminders.

Lately, we have had a problem with participation in practice, as well as coaches not being notified if a player is not able to attend practice.

At the bottom of this email, you will find all emails for head coaches, please utilize these emails to communicate with your head coach.

All coaches are currently trying to put together final rosters as well as positions, and build final game plans, this cannot be done with out the

commitment of your athlete. If an athlete is on a family vacation, or has a school function this is completely understandable and the head coach just needs to be notified ahead of time.

Please understand we are very passionate with running a “well-oiled” organization. It’s also a liability to your athlete and the team if a player isn’t there to understand plays or what they are supposed to be doing. They could very well get themselves injured, or a teammate. This season we have the ability to get your athlete max playing time due to the amount of kids we have. We are not a pay to play organization, the athletes who show up and put in the work will see the field. If we have 18 out of 30 kids showing up for practice, we are likely to pull JV teams. Please take away from this that practice is very important, and we want your athlete to be successful.

Finally, as an organization we can’t drill into these kids enough how important school and good grades are. We try to instill in each athlete that good grades allow you

to participate in sports, especially when you get to high school. Please note we are not a school organization, but still strongly support the importance of the student/athlete relationship. This is not mandatory, however, if your athlete would like to participate in turning in progress reports, tests, quizzes, etc. to their head coach or myself during Thursday night practice, or Friday’s walk through throughout the season, we will make sure these athletes are recognized at the end of the season for this achievement. Again, this is not mandatory.

Thank you for your time and let’s keep the hammer down for a successful 2018 season!

Sincerely,

J. Hiden

Athletic Director

Smurfs- Head Coach is Chris Hake

hakec@live.com

PeeWee-Head Coach is John Hiden

bink55@aol.com

Pony- Head Coach is Mike Brant

brant5@yahoo.com

Midget- Head Coach is Eric Calaman

ecalaman40@gmail.com

Sub/Pretzel Sandwich Fundraiser!

This week your athletes should be getting sub/sandwich papers for R and K subs. We need as much participation for this fundraiser as possible! This helps our organization with referee fees and other necessities!

The top two football players and top two cheerleaders who sell the highest, will get two tickets for our end of the year banquet. (A $50 value!)

Money and order forms are due to Leah Hiden by 8/20/18. If you don’t receive a form, please let us know and we will gladly get one to you! Thanks so much for all your help!

Important Football Info For The Week Of 8/6/18

🔴Please read completely.🔴

▪️Practice is Tuesday through Friday this week. Full pads.

▪️There will be a scrimmage on Saturday 8/11 at Red Land. The address for the field is 520 Locust Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070. (Right across from FountainBlu skating rink.)

▪️PeeWees play at 9, Ponys at 10, and Smurfs and Midgets are at 11. Players should be at the field at least a 1/2 hour early.

▪️ R and K Sub/Sandwich sales paperwork will be out this week. Remember our fundraisers aren’t mandatory, but if you can participate it’s very appreciated! ♥️

Registration Closing 8/5

Due to the overwhelming amount of athletes registered this season, we will have to close cheer and football registrations on Sunday, 08/05/18.

There is one exception to this, if your athlete is interested in playing football and is between the ages of 11-13, we will still accept registrations, please contact us directly to register!

We can’t thank our community enough for their involvement and dedication to this organization. Everything we do is for these kids! Without further ado, let’s get this season started! #DYFA #wingsup #protectingthenest

Mandatory Heat Acclimation Schedule

🏈 Schedule for 7/30-8/3/18🏈

Monday through Friday

6-8PM @ Ketterman Park

Heat acclimation begins!

Rain or shine!

It’s officially football time!!

Monday and Tuesday- Helmets only

Wednesday and Thursday- Helmets and Shoulder Pads

Friday- Full Pads

▫️Please remember we must have your signed CFA form by practice clearing you to play. No exceptions.▫️

Late Equipment Handouts

We will be having late football equipment handouts on Saturday, July 28th from 6:30-8:00pm at Ketterman Park! If you were unable to make it to our last handout please plan to attend with your athlete to pick up their equipment! If there are any questions please contact Football Athletic Director, John Hiden at Bink55@aol.com ❤️🦅🖤

Football Equipment Handouts

Equipment Handouts for Football Players will take place on Sunday, July 22nd at the Dover Community Building (3700 Davidsburg Rd. Dover) during the following times:

Midgets- 12:00pm

Ponies- 1:00pm

PeeWees- 2:00pm

Smurfs (and anyone who couldn’t make the above times)- 3:00pm

*Balances must be paid in full for your athlete to receive their uniform! NO EXCEPTIONS. Payments can be made online under the “Make A Payment” tab or in person at equipment handout* 

Pancake Breakfast With The Dover Eagle!

Kick off the season and upcoming school year with the Dover Eagle and fellow team mates! Saturday August 4th from 8:30-11:30am at the Dover Community Building. Breakfast includes Sausage, Fruit, Hot & Cold Drinks and all you can eat pancakes! Please contact us at DYFAeagles@gmail.com for ticket information. We hope to see you all there! ❤️🦅🖤