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JULY 10th UPDATE

We are cancelling conditioning next week for a couple of reasons: 1) the heat has not relented and the forecast calls for temps next Thursday to be 96. When it is this hot, the kids are not focused. 2) we are still working on plans with coaches and staff/volunteers to ensure that we are doing everything the right way regarding safety.

Additionally, when we first set equipment handout dates, we didn't realize that our start would be push back somewhat; therefore, we are holding off to distribute equipment until junior high and pee wee players begin practicing. That way, we can also take care of late sign-ups without having to schedule multiple equipment dates.

Here are the current numbers for football sign-ups. All things considered, it's not too bad. If we do not have full rosters for each grade, some may be combined. If you know of anyone who has not yet signed up, please encourage them to do so asap so that we can finalize scheduling.

3rd: 5
4th: 10
5th: 9
6th: 12
7th: 18
8th: 14

Finally, don't forget to sign-up for Alter's Football Camp at alterhs.org/camps.

GO KNIGHTS - BEAT COVID-19!

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Finally, SDK Football & Cheer is back! We thank you for your patience. Please know that we have been working incredibly hard in the background to not only ensure we have a season - but a safe and enjoyable one for all involved.

There are some important things that you will need to understand that are different than in past years of football and cheer. Please take the time to read this email in its entirety before signing up.

  • Registration will be open until July 20th. An early registration discount will be in place until July 1st.
  • A modified payment plan is available for those who wish to utilize it. There is a $50 down payment, and the remaining balance will be spread out over two deductions (7/30 and 8/30)
  • In the event that the state of Ohio cancels the seasons prior to September 1st, we will refund registration fees, minus the cost of the football jersey (for football) and insurance premiums (which are due August 1). Players will be given the football jerseys to keep. After September 1, no refunds will be issued.
  • There are family discounts for multiple children participating in the same sport. This does not apply to those who have one child in football and one in cheer.
  • There will not be uniform fittings for football as in past years for obvious reasons. We will have a limited number of jerseys available for you to "view" and make changes as needed. Stay tuned for more information on this topic.
  • We will be in need of several parent volunteers to help with screenings prior to each practice / game. Players / Cheerleaders will have their temperatures taken and asked prescreening questions. If you are interested in helping out, please sign up with the coaches registration and select volunteer from the dropdown box when prompted.
  • Equipment handout will take place on Sunday, July 19th from noon - 1:30. We will provide specific timeslots and information in future communications.
  • Every player must have active physical submitted by the time official practices begin or the player will not be able to practice with the team. Cheerleaders do not need to have a physical.


PEE-WEES

  • We are still awaiting clarification from the state of Ohio / SWBL as to when football practices will officially begin. Optional (but recommended) conditioning sessions will take place at Alter on July 6, 9, 13, and 16 from 6 - 7:30 PM at Alter. Detailed information will be forthcoming on this.
  • In order to participate in peewee football (grades 3-6), you must be registered at Incarnation, St. Charles, St. Albert or BLS for the 2020-21 school year. No such restrictions exist for 7th or 8th
  • Pee-wee practices and acclimation will officially start August 18th this season because the first game of the season will not begin until September 12. We will have team conditioning the first two weeks of August. Stay tuned for more information on this. The reason the peewees are starting later is because many of the schools in the league have not yet ordered equipment, conditioned helmets, etc. because they did not anticipate a season taking place.
  • Additional peewee information: there will be one weigh-in day this season (no make-up day). If the player does not make this weigh-in day, he/she will not be able to play a skill position. While it is typically the first Saturday in August, we anticipate this date being pushed back because of the SWBL starting games later.

JR HIGH

  • Junior High Practices and acclimation will begin August 1st unless the state of Ohio mandates a change. We have a full schedule for both 7th and 8th In fact, we are overscheduled in the event that some teams opt not to play the season. A special thanks to Tom Doorley for his scheduling efforts.

We are asking for everyone's flexibility and cooperation this year more than any other. The easy path would be simply to cancel the season, but we know what a tradition football and cheer is for the community and we are making every effort to provide a safe environment to "get things a little more back to normal." Please know that every decision we make is in the interest and safety of those participating in the program.

GO KNIGHTS!

 
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