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Congratulations to our Academic All Americans

By Michelle Rushing 11/12/2018, 3:00pm CST

We are proud to announce the 2019 PAFA Academic All Americans. These athletes achieved straight As during the football season, striving for excellence on and off the field. Please join us in congratulating these athletes, and in encouraging all of our PAFA players to pursue excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits.

8U
Lucas Medina
Tristen Suehr
Aaron Lewis
Jaxson Mack
Kaleb Mitchell
Julian Segarra

9U
Gus Tashima

10U
Graham Lerman
Bowie Roth
Henry Crane
Kyle Bellinder
Hannah Spedale
Charles Jackson
Benjamin Roberts

11U
Joseph Reiswig
Cameron Bickel
Caden Branch
Nick Perez

12U
James Montella
Trevor Dahl
Brendan Ginsberg
Nick Lathouris
Cannon Dudley
Saki Yoshikawa
Krishna Patel
Dylan Spedale
Aidan Patel
Jackson Brown
Luke Mcllhon

Varsity
Ryan Donnelly
Logan Farrell
Joseph Giandonato
Jake Lund
Sam Tyska
Charles Jackson
Evan Carl
Nick Zimmermann

Click here for the 2018 Academic All Americans
Click here for the 2017 Academic All Americans
Click here for the 2016 Academic All Americans

Concussion Awareness Training

By Tanya Tyska 02/13/2018, 11:00am CST

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 PAFA tackle 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:

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

One parent is required to provide to their Division Administrator on the first day of practice the certificate showing he/she has completed the training.  Please click here

CONCUSSION TRAINING REQUIRED FOR PAFA PARENTS

By Tanya Tyska 02/04/2018, 2:45pm CST

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:
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

One parent is required to provide to their Division Administrator on the first day of practice the certificate showing he/she has completed the training. Please click here for more info.

 

OPTIONAL CONCUSSION IMPACT TESTING
PAFA is proud to partner again with NovaCare Rehabilitation for the 2018 season to support player safety. NovaCare will provide on-site athletic trainers for all PAFA home games, as well as a robust safety management process for all PAFA participants.

As part of NovaCare’s comprehensive concussion management program, they are offering optional Baseline ImPACT testing for PAFA athletes ages 10 and above. The cost is $10 per player, and registration is required. Click here for more details, and for the registration link.

Please contact Stephanie Wilkins with NovaCare (swilkins@elmhurst205.org) with any questions about the testing or registration process.

Items to Purchase for PAFA Tackle

By Tanya Tyska 06/13/2017, 11:01am CDT

At equipment pick up, tackle players will receive a helmet, shoulder pads, rib vest, mouth guard, practice and game pants, and a practice jersey (game jerseys and socks will be provided when the season starts). 

Players will need to secure the following items before pre-season practices begin:

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

Equipment Requirements

By Tanya Tyska 06/13/2017, 11:00am CDT

The following, is a list of league-required equipment that each player must wear for the weigh-in and/or must be worn during the game:


 Game Jersey (not required for weigh-in)
 Shoulder Pads (not required for weigh-in)
 Game Pants
 2 Hip Pads
 1 Tail Bone Pad

 2 Thigh Pads
 2 Knee Pads
 Socks of any kind
 T-shirt (may be ¾ length and sleeveless, but no bands)
 Shoes that meet NFHS standards (not required for weigh-in)
 Mouth guard that meets NFHS standards (not required at weigh-in)

 Helmet (Stripers must bring their helmet to weigh-in but they are not required to be worn at weigh-in)

 

The following is a list of additional items the player may wear AFTER weigh-in:
 

Additional sweat shirts or tee shirts worn under the game jersey
Insulated tights or long underwear under the game pants and pads
Rib protector
Elbow pads
Forearm pads
Hand pads
Additional pairs of socks
Knit hats under the helmet.
Gloves
Protective Cup