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Jul, 2022

FOOTBALL PRACTICE STARTS 1 AUG!

Cougar Nation,

This is a quick update to our Fall Football schedule.  We have several families that will play that aren't registered, therefore this email is going to all users.  Please bear with us until the season starts...once the season starts, you will not receive these emails if your child isn't playing.  Thank you for your patience!

1.  Football Practice starts on MONDAY, 1 Aug, at Swift Creek Middle School, from 6:00-8:00. This is a recent date change by the league.  We understand it's still summer and families have plans.  If you miss a week during the preseason, that's completely understandable!  It's not a big deal, we'll work around it.

2.  The first week is no contact.  The only thing your child needs on day one is cleats and water.  

3.  Equipment issue for Juniors (11U) will be Sunday, 6:00, at Swift Creek Middle.  This is our largest squad, so we want to handle them early.  Standby for a decision as to whether or not the other levels will workout that evening.  Senior and Minor equipment issue will be Monday and Tuesday respectively.  Your player will receive black pants, shoulder pads, helmet, practice jersey and a mouthguard.  If you want to provide your own equipment, that's perfectly fine as long as it matches our issued gear.  Kids can accessorize all they want to, as long it fits our color scheme (red, black, gray, white).  However, tinted visors are not authorized.

4.  Practice for the three tackle levels will be M-Th, 6:00-8:00, until school starts.  Flag will be M, W, Th from 6:00-8:00 until school starts.  Once school begins (week of Aug 22), practice will be 3 days a week and flag will be 2-3.  Specific days will be coordinated by the coaches, and we understand families will have kids on multiple levels.  We'll strive to keep them all on the same days.

5.  Games start on Sept 10.  The schedule will be released by the league soon.  Typically, flag games start at 9:00, with Minors at 10, Juniors at 11, and Seniors at 12.  We may have an evening game or two.  If that is the case, games will start at 5:00.  Occasionally games are scheduled for Wednesday nights, but this is rare and driven by field availability.  We will play an 8-game season, with an NFL-style playoff at the end for the tackle levels.  Flag will have a two-day post-season tournament.  

6.  If you are not registered but intend to play, please register or let us know ASAP.  11U online registration is closed, but we may be able to accept players on a case-by-case basis.  We will accept walk-up players at all other levels until Sept 1.  Final rosters have to be submitted to the league at that point.

Thank you for choosing Swift Creek!  Again, this is just to share time-sensitive important information.  You will receive another email this weekend with additional information.  It's going to be an exciting fall for the Cougars!!

Steve Alexander
Director, Football
804-658-8448

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PO Box 1658 Midlothian VA 23112 
Midlothian, Virginia 23112

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