Welcome to the first edition of Inside the Wolves' Den, the Lake Villa Timberwolves newsletter. Spring and Tournament Lacrosse have wrapped up and the Football and Cheer season is fast approaching. We'll use this newsletter to help keep everyone informed about everything Timberwolves.
Congratulations to all of the Timberwolves Lacrosse teams for a successful 2014 season. The U13 and U15 Lacrosse teams won the NWCYLF championships and the U13 Travel team won the Great Lax Bay Classic championship! The U13 Team wrapped up the summer with a second place finish at the Wisconsin Dells tournament. Congratulations to all of the Lacrosse players, coaches and parents for a great season!.
The board has approved the construction of a new cheer pad and are working to obtain Lake Villa Township approval of the plan. The Cheerleaders and their parents have been asking for a better and safer location to cheer at home games and we’re working hard to provide them with it! We have our fingers crossed that we will receive approval in time to complete construction before the 2014 season begins.
Congratulations to the Varsity Cheer Squad and Varsity Hip Hop team! The cheer squad was the grand champions of the Nationals competition in the Wisconsin Dells and also received special awards for best jumps, best choreography and best tumbling. The hip hop team also took first place at Nationals. The girls and coaches are amazing!
The first order of football jerseys have arrived! They are of excellent quality and a huge improvement over last year’s jerseys! We want to thank all of the parents and players who were patient as we worked through the issues with last year’s jerseys and hope that this year’s help make up for the problems we had last year!
We’ve heard the message loud and clear in end-of-season parent surveys regarding issues and concerns with practicing at Martin School (field conditions, smell, port-a-potties, etc.) and in order to begin alleviating them several of our teams will be practicing at Lakes High School, on the practice fields where summer camp was conducted. This is a great opportunity for our teams and players, giving them more room to spread out and practice on a better and safer field while using some of the high school’s practice equipment. Because parking at Lakes will be more limited, we will focus on having the older kids practice there. Practice times at our new location will be slightly staggered from other practices as to allow time for those families who have children participating at multiple practice locations.
We’ve also reached out to Grayslake North High School and are in discussions to hold games at North Field in 2014 and a Football Camp there in 2015.
The Rumor Mill As rumored, the Timberwolves will not be participating in the Buffalo Grove Jamboree this year. The Football Board is determining if we should be scrimmaging after only one week of practice and reviewing options for that weekend. Participating in a scrimmage that weekend has not been ruled out. Parents will receive that communication from their coaches after the teams are drafted as they do each season.
Timberwolves in the News
If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Lake County News-Sun article about our very own Timberwolves Football organization. It isn't completely accurate but you will see quotes from several folks involved in the program and a slide show from last week's conditioning camp. Please click here to read the article.
We’re looking forward to an exciting season! Please let Mike Schultze or any Board Member know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!
• July 30, 6:00-7:00 pm, Equipment Handout & Exchange, Caboose Park
• July 31-Aug 1, 6:00-8:00
pm, Football conditioning (with helmets),
• August 4-8, 6:00-8:00 pm, Football evaluations (full equipment), Caboose Park
• August 22, 6:00-?:?? pm, Kickoff Classic Pep Rally & Powder Puff Game,
• August 23, All Day, Kickoff Classic Scrimmages,
. Caboose Park
• August 24, Picture Day (details coming soon)
• August 30-31, First weekend of Football & Cheer games
• September 19 Grayslake North Youth Night. All future Knights are encouraged to attend
• Coming Soon - Cookie Dough Forms! Your Team Parent will be handing them out!
We’ve been very successful in obtaining sponsors and have held a number of successful fundraising events such as the Bowling Extravaganza and a Dance that have helped us provide the high quality jerseys and other improvements! We will continue to hold these events to raise money, have fun and bring bring Timberwolves together. We appreciate your support and ask you to patronize our awesome sponsors:
Congratulations to Kyle Bosshart and Spencer Chadwick who were chosen to represent the Timberwolves at the All TCYFL Game. They both played well and were phenomenal representatives of our program. Next up for Kyle and Spencer and the All TCYFL Team is the opportunity to scrimmage on Soldier Field before the Bears intra-squad scrimmage in early August. More information on this exciting event to come!
Timberwolves volunteers raised over $6,000.00 for St. Baldricks to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Several members of the Timberwolves Family are or have battled childhood cancer and we’re proud to be able to help them in their fight! Thanks to Doug Zeman for organizing!
If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Lake County News-Sun article about our very own Timberwolves Football organization. You'll see quotes from several folks involved in the program and learn of some note worthy alums that graduated from the Timberwolves program. It also has a slide show from last week's conditioning camp.