We couldn't be more proud of our student athletes who are working towards the PAFA Academic Excellence Award. Below are instructions for submitting report cards for the PAFA Academic Excellence Award:
Team moms will collect and provide the players’ names to our DAs so we can recognize all recipients in an email to PAFA families in December, on our website, and at Party in the Park next year. In addition, recipients will receive a personalized Academic Excellence Award Certificate signed by their coach and the PAFA president and vice president.
Please mark your calendars for equipment return, Nov. 27 and 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at the Palatine Park District, equipment room. Click here for the detailed instructions for what equipment needs to be returned, and how to clean it prior. There is a $30 fee if players are not able to return equipment on one of those two dates.
PAFA players are encouraged to wear their PAFA jersey to school on Fridays to show their Panther Pride!
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).
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