2016 ITYFL Board of Directors
President: Steve Moylan
Vice President, Director of Communication: Dave DeGrappo
Vice President, Treasurer: Greg Stevens
Equipment Manager & Game Field Manager: Danny Parro
Player Agent, Head Coach: Dan Lonergan
Director of Cheering: Erica Mourkis
Safety Officer: Howie Lewis
Director of Flag Football: Matt Beaver, Ipswich YMCA
Our Coaching Philosophy:
Make sure the kids have fun, stay safe and learn the fundamentals of football. Teach valuable life lessons like teamwork, preparation, determination, good sportsmanship and how to overcome adversity. Homework and good grades are always a top priority for our players as we are building student athletes and preparing them for high school success.
Coaching Clinics: Many of the coaches have attended offseason coaching clinics put on by some of the best coaches from successful youth, HS, College and Pro (Patriots and Eagles) organizations. Emphasis during most of these sessions were safety, proper drills and techniques, safe tackling and keys to improving your program.
Concussion Awareness: All of our coaches are required to complete an online course with USA Football that covers concussion awareness and prevention. All coaches are taught proper tackling techniques and “concussion awareness” and we then teach all the players the “heads-up tackling” technique from USA Football . We promote the “when in doubt, sit him out” philosophy.
Exciting Changes for 2016:
• WE WILL OFFER FLAG FOOTBALL and working closely with the YMCA for the Flag Program. Flag teams will practice and play on Green St Field.
• All home games will be played on the NEW TURF FIELD!
• Early bird discount and save $25.
• Cape Ann League aligning schedules to team size, Ipswich in small division.
• All Players will once again wear “Guardian Caps” during practice and more education on safe tackling via Heads-Up Football.
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Welcome to the 2016 Football Season!
The coaches are already working hard to prepare for the 2016 season. Greg Stevens will be the new Head Coach for the A Team and Dan Lonergan will be the Head Coach for the C Team. Erica Mourikis will continue to run the Cheer Program.
FOR IMPORTANT Dates for 2016
2016 Important Dates
Week of Aug 29 – Week 3 of "pre-season" most teams will practice 4 days again next week Mon, Aug 29 – Thurs Sep 1. Check with individual team coaches for exact details. A Team will practice Mon - Thurs next week.
Aug 30 (next Tues) we will pass out game uniforms (pants and jerseys) and prepare for picture night.
Aug 31 – Tiger Wear vendor will be at Practice field from 5-7p and bring credit card, check or cash (Hoodies, Hats, Tees, Socks...)
Aug 31 – Picture night for all teams (we will pass out more "picture forms" for parents again this week. We did pass them on parent nite last week. B Team will go first for pictures at 5p sharp! A Team at 5.30. JVC at 6p.
Sep 1 - A Team will scrimmage HW at Green St Field at 6p to 7p.
Youth Football Camp in Ipswich at Town Hall on Green St: Tuesday Aug 2, 2016
Week of Sep 5: LABOR Day on Monday Sep 5, No practice on Mon, Night Game on Sat Sep 10:
Sep 6 - 9 is Game Week: Full Pads on Tues, Wed, Thurs. Pre-game Fri in shorts and helmets for pre-game walk thru... finish early to go to High School game if each coach wants to finish early. I think HS team is away on Fri nite Sep 9.
Sat Sep 10 Season Opens for all 3 teams on our HOME field and a night game!
First Game is Sat Sep 10, NIGHT GAME on new turf field at HIGH SCHOOL. Game times as follows: JVC at 5.30P, B at 7:00P and A Team at 8:30P
Once the season starts most practices will run Tues - Fri. Check with head coaches for exact details/times.
Information on the Comedy Night coming in Oct will follow shortly!