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.
The 2016 season is underway! We have 3 new head coaches this season: Greg Stevens will lead the A Team, Dan Lonergan will lead the B Team and Deke Clapp and Brian Harding will lead the JVC Team. We have 4 home games planned on the new turf field at Ipswich High School located at 134 High St in Ipswich. Our Home games are set for:
Sat, Sep 10th,
Sun Sep 18,
Sun Oct 2 and
Sat Oct 22.
We hope to add one more home game at end of season. See full schedule for exact times and days. Please come cheer for your Tigers! We are always looking for more help with the Snack Shack, Field Set-up, Video Recording, Play-by-Play, and Chain Gang on game day. Ask the coaches if you can help!
ITYFL Board of Directors
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
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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