Dear football family,
I am thrilled to announce that after three years in the Youth Football Program, two years as Team Manager and the past year serving on the Board as Treasurer, that I will be taking over as Board President. We are all grateful for Meredith Cervantes and her many years of leadership and extraordinary commitment to our Youth Football Program. Thank you Meredith!
As you are well aware, football is in a challenging and transitional time right now. As a Club we are committed to creating the safest environment possible for our players. To do this we have a three-pronged approach. 1) Ensure that kids are wearing the safest equipment possible. We bought all new helmets and shoulder pads last year. We are continuing to stay abreast of new helmet technologies and are investigating ways to purchase new helmets for our older players who invariably hit harder. 2) Mandate that all coaches have gone through critical training so that they know how to teach kids the safest ways to block and tackle. We also bought several more tackle dummies last year so that kids can better practice their new skills. 3) Advise players and families on which team will be the best and safest fit for them. While the Ute conference mandates the weight cut-offs, we are given the opportunity to Y-up and Z-down players. For many of our players this is a fantastic opportunity to play with similarly sized players, be safer and more competitive.
We received incredible feedback from over 46% of our parents on our year-end survey. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and for your thoughtful responses. The great news is that 93% of your kids had a positive experience this past year and 91% were satisfied with their coaching staff. On the whole you felt that coaches were knowledgeable, respectful, gave kids an opportunity to try out multiple positions and communicated effectively. The couple of areas where parents voiced concerns were around 1) Concessions – where was it and could they serve healthier fare? 2) “B” teams – how can these teams be more fairly created and coaching staffs better supported? And 3) Volunteer Hours – can we offer a wider variety of options to make it easier for parents to get their hours in? I think that those are all fair points. The Board is committed to responding to them and making improvements for 2019. As we get closer to the season, I will report back on our plan to address these concerns and others.
In addition to the concerns above, over the off-season, the Board will be interviewing coaches, bringing them up to speed and assisting them as they start to develop their practice strategy and game plans. Tim Chesley is the VP of Coaches and already has two training sessions planned for new and returning coaches. I know that we don’t say it enough - we are so thankful to our parent-coach volunteers for the hundreds of hours that they dedicate to coaching and mentoring our kids. Please consider becoming part of our coaching staff. Whether you have ever coached before or not, we need your help! Email Tim Chesley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to become part of our phenomenal team.
The Board is also seeking a few new members to help out with myriad opportunities. We have jobs big and small. If you are interested in joining, please email me at email@example.com The Board meets once per month in the evening, approximately 10 times per year.
Last thing – I’ve already received a few emails from parents wondering what their players can do over the off-season to stay in shape and get ready for next season. We are so fortunate that John McCurdy and a host of other football-minded parents have put together a Passing League which is independent of the Ute Conference. This is a non-tackle program where kids focus exclusively on throwing and catching, zigging and zagging. Registration opens February 15th and closes March 14th, with an evaluation day for 4-7th graders March 14 from 7-9pm at Basin Rec. Games will start March 24th . Please go to the following www.parkcitypassingleague.com for more info.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Board President. I am always available to listen to your feedback and any ideas or concerns you may have. Please do not hesitate to reach out via email, phone or text.
PCMYF Board President
Dear Park City football families!
Welcome to our 2018 season! My name is Betsy Wright and I am the Board Treasurer. I am writing on behalf of the entire Board of Directors to answer some questions that you may have as the season gets underway.
1) Which team am I on? For the first day of practice, you should show up to practice based on your age group unless you have arranged something different with one of the coaches. Throughout the first week of practices, coaches will be working with kids and, if necessary, make a mutual decision (coach, parent, player) if the player should move to a different group. A child's age is calculated by how old he is on July 1st. These are the groups:
- Bantam (13-14 years old)
- Grid Iron (12 years old)
- Mity Mite (11 years old)
- Pee Wee (10 years old)
- Gremlin (9 years old)
- Scout (7-8 years old)
2) When/where is practice? Practices start on Monday, July 23rd. Practices will be held at Matt Knoop, Jeremy Ranch School or Ecker Middle School so please take note. Practices are organized by age group. For the first few weeks before school starts, practices are M, Tu, W and Th for 1.5 hours. Each coach will communicate with all registered players before July 23rd to let them know the schedule for the 1st week. At this point you should expect that practice will start at 6:30pm.
3) What to wear to practice? Kids should come to practice on Day 1 with t-shirt, shorts, cleats and plenty of water. Coaches will let kids know when they will need pads, but probably the 3rd day of practice. Please see separate posting about the REVISED equipment handout dates.
4) Making the team? ALL kids will make a team. If there are enough players for more than one team in an age group, coaches will split the teams in early August (~Aug 3rd).
5) Who is my coach? Tim Chesley, VP of Coaches, is working with the coaches and making adjustments as the final player registrations come in. You will hear from your age group coach by July 22nd to let you know about your practice time on the 23rd. If you have any other questions about your coach, please contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited for the start of the 2018 season. Go Miners!!!
Objectives of the Park City District shall be the following:
A. To build healthy bodies and minds.
B. To develop skill and proficiency in football and related activities.
C. To teach concepts of teamwork, sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty and pride.
D. To stimulate community interest in sports.
E. To have fun.
F. To do all of these things with the welfare of the youngsters first and foremost, without adult ambition for personal glory.
4th of July Parade
All of our teams had a stellar showing this season!! 7 out of the 8 made it to the Championship Game
Bantam B, GridIron A, Pee Wee came home with the Championship trophy!!!
Looking forward to an awesome 2019!!! Season.
If your child is interested in playing youth football, please contact email@example.com
Below is a link to make a donation to a fund that has been set up for Shawn's children.
Friday nights are for PCHS Football!!!
If you are looking for a great strength and conditioning program for your player(s) this summer, check out MOVE Park City!! This is a great program designed for kids and coached by knowledgeable and excellent coaches. Check it out the flyer below!
Scholarships are available!! Please fill out the application AND email Betsy Wright firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to apply. Please put PCUC Football in the subject line.
Volunteer Requirements have changed this year, please read!!
Every family is required to provide 8 hours of volunteer time to receive the $150 volunteer reimbursement. Volunteer opportunities will be posted under the Dibs Tab and that is where you will sign up and keep track of your hours. If you are not signed up, you WILL NOT receive credit.
Please read the list of volunteer opportunities below for some have changed!!
Team Manager (This position fills all 8 hours) If you are interested in being Team Manager please contact Jodi Butler email@example.com
Team Photographer (This position fills all 8 hours)
Team Videographer (This position fills all 8 hours)
Equipment Handout & Return
Chain Gang is back!!
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