Competition Squad Tryouts

๐ŸŽ€ ATTENTION PONY AND MIDGET CHEERLEADERS! ๐ŸŽ€

Practice for the competition squad tryouts will be this coming Wednesday (9/5) from 6-7:30 at the field for pony and midget cheerleaders who want to tryout. This practice will include material that we will be using at the comp. We will explain exactly what they need to know at this Wednesday’s practice. Also, the material will be video taped and put on our cheer page so it can be reviewed at any time. The actual tryout will be the following Wednesday (9/12) from 6-7:30. We will have a review at the beginning with everyone and then tryouts. We are excited to take DYFA to a competition this year! Good Luck to all who try out!

Picture Night CANCELLED (8/27)

Parents,

Please be advised that picture day, scheduled for tomorrow 8/27, has been cancelled. We are still waiting for jerseys to come in, and with team pictures taking place we need to postpone until all uniforms are in. We are sorry about the inconvienece, but it’s only fair that everyone matches. Our new tentative date is 9/10, however, this is subject to change if jerseys would still not be in.

Please bear with us as we work out the kinks. With new uniforms, come new hurdles to cross.

Thank you,

J. Hiden

Week One Update

Confirmed Football Games for Saturday 8/25/18:

PeeWees as 10:00am (Home)

Opponent: Harrisburg Cougars

Pony’s: 11:30AM (Home)

Midget’s: 1:00PM (Home)

Opponent: Cumberland Valley

JV and Varsity please dress for games.

Arrive one hour early. Thank You!

Smurf game TBA

IMPORTANT Opening Weekend Update

๐Ÿ”ดImportant Information about this weekends Games. Please read completely.๐Ÿ”ด

As you may know, this weekend signifies the start of our football season games! Saturday, 8/25, our kids will start the season off with a Home opener. Our original opponent was to be Shippensburg however, they have pulled from the game due to their organization folding.

**Our football Athletic Directors are working tirelessly, around the clock to organize games for this weekend. We will automatically receive a win via forfeit of the other teams. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

As soon as more information is received, we will advise. Thank you! ๐Ÿฆ…

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,ย 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