Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Brochures Summer & Camp 2019 - Page 66

Athletics Junior Scouts Tackle Football Building off a successful inaugural season, The Lake Forest Recreation Department is excited to announce the 2019 Lake Forest Junior Scouts Tackle Football program! All of our teams will be playing in The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL) once again. This league stresses player safety and coach, parent, and player education. To ensure player safety, TCYFL adheres to strict weight classifications, player ages, and then grades. Playing in TCYFL will provide game opportunities against communities that currently reside in the same conference as LFHS. Please visit for more information on their league structure, components, and philosophies. Program goals include: • • • • • To create a competitive learning football atmosphere for the player, while remaining fun, safe, & educational Maintaining physical fitness and exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle Instill the values of leadership, commitment, discipline and dedication To teach and reinforce the qualities of sportsmanship and team play To create an atmosphere of respect for team, coaches, opponents and officials JUNIOR SCOUTS PROGRAM DETAILS MANDATORY CONDITIONING: Jul 22 - Jul 26, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Deerpath Park Players are expected to dress appropriately for the weather and should bring a water bottle. FULL EQUIPMENT: Beginning July 29, players will practice in full pads. Any players who do not do so MUST complete 10 hours of conditioning BEFORE they can practice in full pads. PRACTICE TIMES/DAYS: Jul 29 - Aug 23 • M-F • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm • Deerpath Park Aug 27 - Nov 10 • Tu, W, F • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm • Deerpath Park BASELINE CONCUSSION TESTING: ALL players MUST complete an online Baseline Concussion Test according to TCYFL rules and regulations. Date TBA. SEASON DATES: July 22 - November 10 (includes playoffs) Lake Forest Junior Scouts Football is designed to provide the opportunity for Lake Forest/Lake Bluff are boys and girls in grades 5-8 to learn the fundamentals of Football and participate in an organized, competitive program with participants of similar age and size. The Junior Scouts Football Program is open to any players that reside in the Lake Forest High School District. For more information, please contact Ken Pierini, Program Supervisor at (847) 810-3943. 48 www. LF Pa rksa n d Re c .c om