The Lake Villa Township Board approved the new cheer pad on August 11. The new cheer pad will be located south of the concession stand. The Township will be moving the baseball field access road slightly to the west. Construction has begun and we expect the pad to be ready prior to the start of the season. The new cheer pad will get our cheerleaders off of the uneven ground that is frequently covered in mud and further away from the sideline to avoid player collisions. We’re excited to provide our great cheer squads with a better, safer location.
Are you ready for some football? Teams have been drafted, Team Moms chosen, practice schedules determined and the kids and coaches are ready to practice and play!
Head’s Up Football
The Timberwolves and the TCYFL take player safety and concussions very seriously. We have named Tony Lieberum our Player Safety Coach for Heads Up Football. Tony recently attended a USA Football course on Head’s Up Tackling at Halas Hall. The USA Football course was not just another coaching course and it taught Tony a number of ways to teach proper tackling technique to youth football players. Since taking the class, Tony has been instructing our coaches how to teach tackling techniques that will help keep our kids safer while playing the game they love. The Timberwolves and TCYFL had made it mandatory that EVERY coach at EVERY level reviews head’s up tackling for at least 10 minutes at every practice. Check out USA Football or contact Coach Tony for more information.
Timberwolves Piloting Riddell’s InSite Impact Reponse System
As parents we are all aware of the increased attention given to concussions especially in regard to the game of football. Player safety is something the Timberwolves take very seriously, and that is reflected in the funding we invest in player equipment. The industry also takes this issue seriously and sporting equipment manufacturers are researching how to improve their products to enhance player safety.
We are pleased to announce the Timberwolves will be performing a pilot of Riddell’s InSite Impact Response System during the 2014 season. InSite is a new integrated monitoring and alerting tool designed to alert team staff of high-risk single and multiple head impacts.
The Timberwolves will be piloting InSite with a limited number of helmets. The Middleweight White Pac 10 team will utilize helmets outfitted with the system and will track the results from practices & games. We hope to learn more about the system’s strengths and weaknesses at the youth football level and also determine the ease of use and logistics of implementing it throughout the organization.
Practicing at Lakes High School
Our Varsity (Heavyweight), Lightweight and 3 Middleweight teams will be practicing at Lakes High School in 2014.. Board members have had a number of parents ask about the decision and based off of feedback regarding Martin we’re excited about this opportunity to give our kids more space and better field conditions. If at the end of the season we find that it’s not a viable solution we can return to Martin in 2015.
We have also ordered lightning detectors for the practice and game fields in order to help improve safety.
Who’s Who on the Timberwolves’ Board
We’ve heard you ask about who is who on the Timberwolves’ Board and we’ve updated our website with short bios of various Board members. We’ll be adding pictures as well. Click HERE to find out about your Board of Directors.
September 19, Grayslake North Football Youth Night
Picture Day Picture Day is Sunday, August 24. Ask your Head Coach about what uniform to wear!
Cookie Dough Forms have been distributed. If you don't have one, please get it from your Team Mom. Every child is required to sell Cookie Dough. Revenue from Cookie Dough helps contribute to the Timberwolves (uniforms, field conditions, equipment, etc.). There will be a prize for the child who sells the most!
Spirit Wear Orders are being taken, the 2nd order will be submitted August 25. Show your Lake Villa Timberwolves colors! July orders are expected soon. Contact Lisa Kozanecki (email@example.com) with questions.
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Sponsor Spotlight - Eggar Insurance Agency
At the Eggar Insurance Agency, we believe in the importance of community and building up our youth. That’s why we are partnering with the Lake Villa Timberwolves to help improve their facilities and grow their program! Please consider partnering with us by submitting your information to get a quote and for every quote we receive, we will donate $25 to the Timberwolves.
To a great group of volunteers for helping obtain Kickoff Classic raffle prizes and putting the baskets together including: Mary Astabraghpour, Erin Diaz, Yvonne Flores, Marzena Gray, Heidi Grinde, Katie Lieberum, Yvette Marchetti, Bridget Massey, Eva Swenson, Tiffany Wilson, Melissa Wise and Jen Zeman.
We have air hand dryers in the restrooms at the game field. This will help with hygiene and keeping the restrooms clean. Thank you to Grainger for providing the dryers at cost, Tim Ryan for the carpentry and Dan Kozanecki for the electrical work!
The Timberwolves Board wants to hear from you. What are we doing well? What could we improve? We will be scheduling a Townhall Meeting this Fall to give you a chance to ask questions and provide feedback . Details will be provided when a date has been set.
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