House League Teams

Season Begins: Monday, August 26

Eligibility

Any person entering Grades 4 and 5 at the start of the season. 


 Teams

  • Participants are divided into teams of approximately 20 players which are established no later than the end of the second week of practice.
  • The number of teams depends on the number of individuals registered and attending practices during this initial two-week period.
  • Teams are created to achieve parity to the greatest extent possible.
  • Requests for individuals to be assigned to a particular team will not be honored, except in the case of twins or if a parent is coaching.
     

Equipment

Click here for equipment list.


Practices & Games

Players must be registered to practice. All practices and games are held at Howard Park (east side of Ridge, just south of Lake) and are cancelled only for thunder, lightning and announced holidays. One game this season will be played under the lights!

Practices will satrt Monday August 26!

Each week practices will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  Practices and games will be every Saturday from 8:00am-10:00am. 


Regular 2013 Season Schedule

All games will be played at Howard Park. Players should report to the field at 8 a.m. every Saturday. Games start around 8:30 a.m. and will end around 10 a.m.


 Objectives of the House League

  • Instill in all participants, players, parents and volunteer coaches that football is, above all, a game to be enjoyed.

  • Teach the fundamentals of tackle football and provide a forum for participants to apply their learned skills in game conditions.

  • Teach the importance of conditioning, achieving and maintaining it through calisthenics, running and proper diet.

  • Teach the concept of team and the responsibilities assumed in being a member of a team.

  • Teach sportsmanship and respect for one's teammates, members of opposing teams, officials and coaches.

  • Teach about proper equipment, how to determine proper size, putting it on correctly and how to care for it.

  • Teach about common types of bumps and bruises incurred in tackle football and how to treat them.  

2013 HOUSE LEAGUE GAME SCHEDULE

Games will be played at Howard Park on Saturday Mornings. Except (1) Week Day Night Game .The Players should report to the field at 8:00AM every Saturday. The games will start around 8:30AM. Coin Toss will occur at 8:25. Game ends at 10:00AM. The game will consist of two halves each 35 minutes long. Running Clock. 8 Minute Half - Time
 
Wednesday 9/18:   Controlled scrimmages will be held on the Lower Fields for all teams. The scrimmages will begin at 6:30.
Lower Field North:           Team 1 vs. Team 3
Lower Field South:          Team 2 vs. Team 4
 
Saturday, Sept. 21
Upper Field                        Team 1 vs. Team 2
Lower Field                         Team 3 vs. Team 4
 
Saturday, September 28 
Upper Field                        Team 2 vs. Team 3
Lower Field                         Team 4 vs. Team 1
 
Thursday, October 3 @ 6:30 P.M.     Team 1 vs. Team 3  (Arrive @ 6:00 P.M.) Upper Field
 
Saturday, Oct. 5
Upper Field                        Team 1 vs. Team 4
Lower Field                         Team 3 vs. Team 2
 
Thursday, October 10 @ 6:30 P.M.    Team 2 vs. Team 4  (Arrive @ 6:00 P.M.) Upper Field
 
Saturday, Oct. 12 
Upper Field                        Team 4 vs. Team 3
Lower Field                         Team 2 vs. Team 1
 
Saturday, Oct. 19              Last game of the season 
Upper Field                        Team 4 vs. Team 2
Lower Field                         Team 3 vs. Team 1
 
First team listed on the schedule wears Green Jersey / Silver Pants for game
 
Second team listed on schedule wears Grey Jersey / Black Pants for game.
 
Green Team = Field Set-Up      Grey Team = Chain Gang / Scoreboard / Clock

 

Team 1 – Hugh O’Donnell             Team 2 – Ed Hungler
 
Team 3 – Terrance Hunter           Team 4 – Sam Stilp
 
No Practice Saturday Sept. 14 (Yom Kippur), Monday Oct. 14 (Columbus Day)
 
Picture Day – Tuesday Oct. 1 – Highcrest Middle School Gym B 
 
5:30pm Team 1
5:45pm Team 2
6:00pm Team 3
6:15pm Team 4

 
For picture day please wear sneakers, shoulder pads, game jersey, and game pants.  Please do not wear cleats or helmets.
 
House League Banquet--Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8pm at Wilmette Jr. High
 
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