On Saturday, Aug. 19 we will officially kick of the season with Party in the Park! A day for players and families to have some fun on and off the field. The day will start with a punt, pass and kick competition in the morning, scrimmages in the afternoon and a party for PAFA teams that night. A full day of football and celebrations!
Your team mom will be communicating to you the schedule for your team’s scrimmages and details for the party that evening. The evening activities will start around 6:30 p.m. at the Community Park band shell. Sports Scene will be on site with PAFA fan gear, each team will have tables for food, there will be special guest speakers, and Sound Difference will DJ until 10 p.m.
A great time for PAFA families! We look forward to seeing your there!
PAFA players are encouraged to wear their PAFA jersey to school on Fridays to show their Panther Pride!
Aug. 10: Team Parent Meeting, Palatine Community Center, Room 1C
Aug. 19: Party in the Park! Srimmages in the day, party for teams in the evening at Community Park. More information coming soon!
Sept. 2/3: Games begin
PAFA is focused on creating a culture that is safe and supportive for youth athletes. To support this objective, PAFA requires at least one parent for each player to complete the on-line concussion training course provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention at the following address:
Link to required Heads-Up Concussion training:
One parent is required to provide to their DA on the first day of practice the certificate showing he/she has completed the training. Please click here for more details.
[Note to coaches—since this training is included in your USA Football certification, your family does not need to submit a certificate showing completion of this additional course.]
In February, all BGYFL towns unanimously voted in the below changes to the 2017 Age / Weight Matrix Playing Rules in the interest of player safety, competitive parity, and overall enjoyment for participants.
Below are the changes (please click here for the weight chart with additional detail):
· Player age is now determined based on a player's age as of August 1 rather than September 1.
· Divisions have been renamed BG8U, BG9U, BG10U, BG11U, BG12U, Varsity.
· Older lighter and young heavier designations have been eliminated and the small percentage of players who were categorized as such will now play with players of the same age. What this means is that kids will be able to play with their own age group regardless of weight, and players who are light for their age will no longer be able to play down (e.g. 8th graders playing with 7th graders).
Past President Pride