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Optional Concussion ImPACT Testing

PAFA considers safety as the most paramount pillar of football today and with that is excited to be partnering with NovaCare Rehabilitation for the upcoming 2016 season. NovaCare will provide on-site athletic trainers at all home games and will be providing a more robust head and safety management process for all 2016 PAFA participants.

Please click here for information on an optional "baseline" (a.k.a. ImPACT) test to help assist in this process. Details regarding the test are included on the flyer and any questions regarding the test or sign up process should be directed to Stephanie Wilkins from NovaCare (swilkins@elmhurst205.org).

August Pre-Season PAFA Tackle Practice Schedule

All players are required to participate in the PAFA pre-season conditioning, which is based on the USA football guidelines, and designed to assure players are properly trained and conditioned to begin the season. All players are required to follow the practice and equipment acclimation schedule below. If you are late to pick up equipment or miss a day of practice, your practice schedule will be modified accordingly.

Your player’s division (based on age and weight) will be communicated to you by your division administrator after the first day of practice.

Equipment Needs (Items to Purchase)

All players will be responsible for securing the below items for pre-season practices.

  • Football girdle (7 pad or 5 pad)
  • Knee pads (if you don’t purchase a 7-pad girdle)
  • Protective cup
  • Football cleats
  • Large water jug

Mouth guards will be provided during the first week of practice. Please see information at the end of this email on late equipment pick up if you were not able to attend one of the pre-season PAFA equipment pick-up dates.

Missing a Pre-Season Practice

It is important that coaches know when players will be absent during pre-season practices, especially during evaluation week (first week) so that all players can be evaluated and appropriately placed on teams. Please contact Head Division Coordinator Anne Morel at atmorel@comcast.net with any absences that will occur during pre-season. Please include the player’s name, grade he is entering this fall, and dates he will be missing in August.

TIMELINE

FIRST DAY—AUGUST 1

5:30 check in, 6:00-7:15 pm practice

  • All players report to Ost Field, behind the Palatine Park District Building.
  • Players should arrive at 5:30 pm for check in with their Division.
  • At least one parent must report to the Ost bleachers for a parent meeting and introduction to the season by PAFA President Mike Pastore (will start at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Coaches will start practice at 6:00 p.m.

Practice Fields After Day 1

  • 73/83 lb. division – Ost east (250 East Wood Street)
  • 93 lb. – Jane Adams School (1020 E. Sayle Drive)
  • 103 lb. – Sycamore Park (901 N. Clark Drive)
  • JV and Varsity – Hamilton Park (1037 N. Smith Street

First Week Practice/Equipment Schedule

Players should hydrate before, during and after practice.  Bring plenty of water to every practice. 

August 1-4

  • MONDAY & TUESDAY: 6:00-7:30 PM (7:15 PM on Monday): Helmet, practice jersey, shorts, cleats, water
  • WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 6:00-7:30 PM: Helmet, shoulder pads, practice jersey, shorts, cleats, water (Practice pants and girdle not required the first week.)

Second Week Practice/Equipment Schedule

Players should hydrate before, during and after practice.  Bring plenty of water to every practice.

August 8-11

  • MONDAY-THURSDAY: 6:00-8:00 PM: Full practice uniform (all items from the end of the first week, plus practice pants and girdle)

Third Week Practice/Equipment Schedule

Players should hydrate before, during and after practice.  Bring plenty of water to every practice.

August 16, 18-19 (back to school week for District 15)

  • TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: 6:00-8:00 PM: Full practice uniform
  • SATURDAY, Aug. 20: Party in the Park! A fun day and evening for PAFA players and families to kick off the season!

Game Start Weekend of Aug. 27

  • After games start, practices will be 90-minutes, three days a week, times/days to be set by your coach.

 

LATE EQUIPMENT PICK UP

If you did not pick up equipment during the pre-season pick updates, equipment must be picked up AFTER the first practice on Monday, August 1

  • Parent and player should report to the Community garage immediately following practice.
  • Players must bring 2 checks made payable to PAFA
    • Equipment & conditioning $250
    • Security deposit for $300 post-dated 10/31/16 (this will be returned to you at the end of the season when the player returns his equipment in good condition).

CONCUSSION TRAINING REQUIRED FOR PAFA PARENTS

PAFA is focused on creating a culture that is safe and supportive for youth athletes. To support this objective, PAFA is requiring 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: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html

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.

PAFA FAN GEAR PRE-ORDERS DUE JULY 29

Through July 29, you can place your pre-order for PAFA fan gear online at http://www.companycasuals.com/sportsscene. After placing your order, please mail by July 29 your receipt and check payment to Sports Scene at 712 Northwest Highway, Palatine, 60067, or you can come into the store directly to pay with cash or credit card.

Sports Scene is only able to place pre-orders for orders paid in full by July 29. Orders will be available for pick up at Sports Scene starting August 16.

7-on-7 Flag Football 3rd/4th Grade Division—NEW THIS YEAR TO PAFA!

We are pleased to announce that for students entering 3rd or 4th grade in the fall, PAFA will be offering a 7-on-7 flag football division, in addition to tackle.

The PAFA 7-on-7 Flag Football program will start Aug. 20, and end in late October or early November with a bowl game. There will be at least two practices a week with a game on the weekend.

Registration information

Please click here for the on-line PAFA registration. If you have a child entering 3rd or 4th grade, you will also have the option to register for the 7-on-7 Flag Football division.

Registration for the Pee Wee flag football league (K-2) is available through the Park District.

2016 Fees for 3rd/4th grade 7-on-7 Flag Division (online registration):

  • Residents Fee: $200
  • Non-resident Fee $250

PAFA Events

  • Aug
  • 1
First Day of Practice for all ages
  • 6:00pm-7:15pm CDT Ical_event_icon
  • Ost Field
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  • Aug
  • 1
Equipment exchange / Late Fee Equipment pick up
  • 7:30pm-8:15pm CDT Ical_event_icon
  • Equipment Pit
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  • Aug
  • 11
PAFA Board Meeting
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon
  • Palatine Senior Center
  • 505 South Quentin Road Palatine, IL 60067-5948

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  • Sep
  • 8
PAFA Board Meeting
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon
  • Palatine Senior Center
  • 505 South Quentin Road Palatine, IL 60067-5948

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  • Oct
  • 13
PAFA Board Meeting
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon
  • Palatine Senior Center
  • 505 South Quentin Road Palatine, IL 60067-5948

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