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
Aug 1 - All registration closes. Final teams and rosters are due to CAL.
Aug 2, 3 and 4 - Sports camp with Coach Fessette 4th grade - 8th grade. Tues, Wed and Thurs from 9am to Noon. Details to follow.
Aug 8 – Equipment pick-up at 19 Mitchell Rd. All players 5.30 - 6.30 for “equipment fitting”. All players must be paid in full or bring a check.
Friday Aug 12 – Mandatory Coaches Meeting and on-field session to review Combine Day, Drills, Practice plans and Heads-up Tackling.
Aug 16 CAMP STARTS 5:30 (Combine Day), Aug 17 (Offense Day), Aug 18 (Defense Day) all pre-season times 5.30 to 7pm – for these 3 nights practice starts in helmets, cleats and shorts (no pads). Lot's of running and non-contact drills. Details Below:
TUES Aug 16 is "COMBINE DAY” : Helmets only for all players with 6 stations of basic football drills and “timing". A fun way to get the kids back into football and determine positions and skill level. No contact.
WED Aug 17 is “Mini Camp” with numerous O stations (run by separate coaches) and we mix A thru JVC players at QB/Backs station, Receiver station, Linemen station with position experts to teach all levels the basics.
THURS Aug 18 is “Team Day” & Parent Night First 30 mins Defense Stations. D drills with kids mixed together. Then separate teams a little "Team O" with 5 basic plays. Lots of running… (still no pads) and PARENT Nite in Town Hall for program overview at 7p.
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