We hope your child had a great first week as we look forward to week 2. Here’s are the updates for this week:
Padded practices start Monday, August 30th: This week is still helmets, mouthguards and cleats only. Players should be adjusting their chin straps, etc to ensure they have a good fit before padded tackling starts next week. Every player needs at least 8 hours of practice before they can wear pads at practice. Coaches can count any hours they have had since August 16th. If a player has missed practices and is not at 8 hours by August 30th, those individuals need to practice without pads and obviously would just condition during times everyone else is doing contact drills. Even if players have MORE than 8 hours, no one can put on pads until August 30th.
Equipment: Mark Thiel (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be at the YMCA South at 3:30 on Wednesday if any players need to swap out sizes on equipment. If you need to come for this, please bring your player with you and enter only through the overhead door (not the main entrance). Also, please come right at 3:30; this is not an hour window… it may be done in 15 minutes if everyone is all set.
Fundraiser: Reminder that fundraiser orders are due September 7th and are delivered on October 4th. Coaches will likely look for a parent volunteer to pick up the forms and items for each team. Reminder that the packets have some good directions on how online sales work as well. Some talking points:
TC Youth Football is not funded by the YMCA or TCAPS. We are a 501c3 Non-Profit run by a volunteer Board of parents strictly to offer a safe tackling football opportunity for TCAPS and GTACS kids as their schools don't offer 11 on 11 football until 7th grade.
Football is very expensive and we keep our registration fee very low ($125-$150) compared to any other team sport that travels to other towns.
Funds raised this year will go toward updating and filling out uniform sets, and continuing our regular shoulder pad and helmet replacement so kids are always playing in safe equipment.
Team Store: Sorry, the Threads team store crashed on Sunday, but is back up now. You can order and pay online and then pick your order up. Items will be available before our first game on September 11th. https://www.threadscustomgear.com/your-store/tc-youth-football-wear/