Seagull Youth Football & Cheer
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Youth Sports Philosophy The Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department strives to improve on our existing Youth Sports Programs while working to build new programs to service even more kids in our community. We are committed to providing you with an organized and quality program in which kids and families alike can experience the benefit of being active and staying healthy. Parent involvement and early sign-ups are essential to the success of our programs. Our main emphasis is on the development of each child in our program. We will primarily focus our energy on three areas of a child's development including:
Physical development, by learning new skills while improving on fitness and conditioning
Psychological development, by learning to control emotions and developing positive feelings of self worth
Social development, by learning how to be a part of a team and display appropriate sportsmanship.
We feel that the best environment for a child to develop in these areas is one in which there is no pressure to win! If we strive to encourage each child to do their very best and not be concerned about winning, then we feel like each child will be able to experience personal success and growth - and that's a winning program! To help create this type of atmosphere, we have instituted the following guidelines: · Every child plays in every game. · Win-loss records are not kept. · There are no post-season tournaments children in Kindergarten through 4th grade. At this level we value playing the “game” for its developmental and safety benefits more than we value playing to win!
Volunteers are needed in all divisions and for all seasons Make a difference in a life of a child; become a volunteer! Contact our office at 934-0860 / email@example.com
2019 SEAGULL FOOTBALL PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
Touchdown Tykes (K-2)
This is an introductory program that will focus on the valuable skills of passing, catching, running, and kicking while having fun and playing with friends! We will mix skills & drills with a combination of fun games to keep kids active.
NFL Flag Football (ages 7/8 & 9/10 as of August 1st, 2019)
This iprogram introduces competitive football and does include traveling. The kids will begin to learn plays and techniques on successful sportsmanship & teamwork. Teams will be made up of 5 - 8 participants.
This program will have opportunities to attend high school, middle school, and home travel flag games. Sideline cheers as well as a halfway routine will be taught throughout the season.
Practice and Games Schedules
ALL SCHEDULES AND DIRECTIONS TO FIELDS WILL BE POSTED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
1 session a week Saturdays 9:00am (9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26)
2-3 practices a week with games on Saturday or Sunday (practices start August 19th; Games TBD)
2-3 practices a week Starting August 20th with games on Saturday or Sunday Starting Sept 8th. Cheer will have opportunities for cheering at OOB High School, middle school, and travel flag home Football Games.
No special equipment required. Sneakers and gym pants or shorts recommended. A Seagulls Football t-shirt will be provided for all participants.
A jersey & flag will be provided. Comfortable clothing and rubber cleats recommended.
Team Shell, Skirt, and body liner are provided to all participants. Cheer shoes or sneakers are mandatory.
In case of cancellations a facebook message, email blast, & text blast will be sent to all registered participants. All games or practices cancelled will be removed from the website before announcement is sent.
It is our policy that if the Loranger School cancels practice, all OOB Recreation practices will also be canceled.
Anyone interested in coaching for the Flag Football or Tackle program should email Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the recreation office at 934-0860. Coaches must fill out a coaching interest form and background check to be placed in consideration. DEADLINE FOR HEAD COACHES: June 1st, 2018
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