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Upcoming WGAC Club Meeting             
Sunday, April 12th, 2015                      
Camillus Elks Club Ne
wPort Rd
General Meeting @ 7:00 PM!                


 

 

 

FIELD RULES

REMEMBER!!  

NO PETS AT THE POTTERY RD FIELDS!!

NO ALCOHOL

NO SMOKING

NO DROPPING OFF ANYONE AT THE PARK ENTRANCE.

 Check out our concession: stop by our concesson for our "Specials"

 

THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY

BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISER!!!!

Copy this Card or use this on your mobil device when you go to Buffalo Wild Wings!

Buffalo Wild Wings

                Click here to go to the Buffalo Wild Wings Site

If you plan on going to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Camillus, please use the above card 

If you do, a percentage of your bill for food and beverages will be donated back to our organization from Buffalo Wild Wings.

 This will be an ongoing fundraiser, so please be sure to use the above card every time you go to Buffalo Wild Wings, located in the Township 5 shopping center with Cosco.

This fundraiser will start Monday Jan 26th and continue every day for three months.

 Even though the yellow card says that it Expires March 26 that is an error:

 IT REALLY EXPIRES ON APRIL 26TH so please continue to use the card and thanks for your support.

 

THANKS FOR HELPING FROM EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THE WEST GENESEE ATHLETIC CLUB!!

 West Genesee Athletic club is a Proud Sponsor of youth sports for Camillius and surrounding areas for over 45 years .

 

West Genesee  

2015Spring

!!FLAG Football !!

3 Team Levels

5,6,&7 year olds     8,9,&10 year olds    11,12,&13 year olds

Seven vs Seven Format

12 players per team

Practice begins Wednesday May 27th 2015

5 games played on Sundays Starting June 12th with season ending July 14th (no game July 4th weekend)

Registration will take place Sat. April 18th and Sun.19th from 10:00 AM- 1:00PM at Shove Park

Cost $75 per player

(Players who play the whole flag season can apply $25.00 towards the fall 2015 Pop Warner football registration)

 

The following is needed for registration:

Copy of players Birth Certificate

2” x 2” Photo of Head and Shoulders

Copy of June 2014 report card (including all 4 qtrs)

Copy of physical (dated in 2015)

From Heads up Football

Does youth sports teach valuable life lessons, or is it a waste of time?

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 8:20am

 Children who play youth sports spend hours and hours practicing and playing the game. Stepping back and look at life as a whole, do you see sports for kids as a waste of time?

One man who came into my husband’s workplace does. His comments to my husband included: Sports is a waste of time and don’t help young people learn to work.

Many older folks from the depression generation feel that way, including my own father-in-law.

I disagree with them. I believe sports do teach kids to work.

It may not be the hammer and nail kind of work. Or the digging ditches kind of work. But it is the this-is-not-easy-but-I’m-not-going-to-give-up kind of work.

I’ve seen it in my own kids, and I know that the years they spent playing youth sports – from preschool through college – taught them huge lessons about working hard and gave them a work ethic that says, “I will not give up.”

How about it? Do you think youth sports teaches kids to work or is it a waste of time, time that should be spent learning “real” work?

Janis B. Meredith, sports mom and coach's wife, writes a sports parenting blog called JBM Thinks. She authored the Sports Parenting Survival Guide Series and has recently launched a podcasting series for sports parents. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

3 ways your child will benefit from playing youth football

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 9:48am
Steve Alic

Players benefit physically, socially and emotionally from playing football

Football is blue-collar America. It’s working class, working together.

In this game – America’s favorite game – there are no isolation plays that cast a team aside. Nor are there intentional walks to avoid an obstacle.

In life, like in football, the easy route is rarely an option.

Reflecting early America, football fields are wide and open, but a stout defense – like challenging terrain – can hinder the most determined advance.

And great teams are united, like the states we call home.

By playing this sport, young athletes learn football’s timeless qualities of leadership, responsibility, perseverance and teamwork.

The passion evoked by football is as timeless as its values of sacrifice and discipline, standing forever firm regardless of society’s swings.

Every year, nearly 3 million children age 6 to 14 take to football fields across America to play the game they love. They may not realize it, but these young athletes are enjoying the benefits of physical exercise while learning life lessons through the sport.

Studies show that being physically active through football lowers body fat, strengthens muscles and increases the likelihood of continuing good health habits later in life.

Football introduces young players to new social groups and to a set of coaches who serve as role models. 

Research shows athletes tend to have higher levels of self-esteem and lower levels of depression.

To the kids, though, the game is about fun, friendships and camaraderie. It’s about achieving success or learning from failure then lining right back up to try again.

Football has captured America’s imagination for a century, but its best days are still ahead.

There’s no better time to be a part of the game than right now.

 

Stories from the football lives of players, parents, coaches and fans.

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING !!!!

Thanks to all who helped make the Pep Rally and Raffle a success!

 

 EQUIPMENT/ UNIFORM HAND-IN

Jr Pee Wee and Pee Wee football and Jr Pee Wee, Pee Wee, and Jr Midget Cheer will be turning in their equipment and uniforms on Tuesday November 18th and Wednesday November 19th From 5:30-7:00PM at the football fields. Please make arrangements to return the equipment on time.

When the equipment /uniform is turned in the participant will then receive their free banquet ticket. Additional tickets are $14.00 each.

No tickets will be available at the banquet.

 

PLEASE READ BELOW........

 

As always, we will have two (2) banquets. One for the Flag and Mitey Mites and the other banquet for the Jr Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Midget and Midget


The Flag and Mitey Mite Banquet will be held on Sunday November  from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM at Pensabene’s Casa Grande located at 135 State fair Blvd.


The Jr Pee Wee, Pee Wee and Jr Midget Banquet will be held on Saturday November   from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM also at Pensabene’s Casa Grande

Each football player and cheerleader will receive one (1) ticket. All others will be $.

Tickets will only be available at equipment/uniform handin. No tickets will be available the day of the banquet.

 

Concession stand: all parents are expected to work in the concession stand at least once during practice and games

Our concession stand is one of the best around. We have something for everyone, from hot dogs and hamburgers, chicken tenders, steak n cheese(WRAPS & SUBS), to ice cream, slushies, soda, gator aid, and assorted candy. Some nights we will have hot pizza. Check it out, eat dinner, support our concession stand. Help us out, and donate some time in the concession stand.
It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s a big help.

Weather policy

We normally practice when it rains. Canceling practice will be decided at 5:30.
If there is thunder and lightning we must leave the fields and seek shelter.
As we do not have sufficient shelter, everyone must go to their cars.
So please do not leave if you think there may be a thunder storm.

Practices in August 2015

Mitey Mite, Jr Pee Wee, Pee Wee and Jr Midget: Practices are Mon-Thu beginning , Monday August 3rd 2015
Flag: Practices are Tuesday-Thursday starting Tuesday, August 11th.
Practices start promptly at 5:30 and are held at the Pottery Road Fields.
Please bring plenty of water to practice.

!!!DO NOT EVER DROP OFF OR PICK-UP YOUR CHILD AT THE PARK ENTRANCE!!!!!

Games

The first games of the season start Labor Day Weekend.
The schedules should be out near the end of August
We have home and away games!
ALL GAMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Flag plays Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Mitey Mite plays Saturdays at 12:30 PM
Jr Pee Wee plays TBD at 3:00 PM
Pee Wee plays Sunday at 12:00 Noon
Jr Midget plays Sundays at 3:00 PM

Practice once school starts

Starting the first week of school, practices will be as follows:
Mitey Mite, Jr Pee Wee, Pee Wee and Jr Midget – Tuesday /Wednesday / Thursday 5:30-7:30
Flag: Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 -7:00

Pep Rally 2015

This years Pep Rally will be held on Friday September  at the Pottery road football complex.
There will be rides for all ages, games, food and fun for all starting around 5:00PM to celebrate the season!
Rides begin at approx. 5:00pm

Challenger Football game at 6:00PM

Pep Rally at the Main Game Field at 7:00pm

FIREWORKS AT 9:00 PM

The concession stand will be open the entire night!! Please stop by and eat with us–this is our biggest fundraiser!! We will have all of our usual great food and some delicious specials throughout the night!!
The Raffle Prize winners and the top cookbook sellers will be announced on the field during the Pep Rally.
Tickets for a ride wristband are available at the field starting Tuesday, September 9th at the field.
Advance sale Tickets are $ each (until Thursday before the Pep Rally)
$.00 the day of the event.

Banquet 2015

As always, we will have two (2) banquets. One for the Flag and Mitey Mites and the other banquet for the Jr Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Midget and Midget


The Flag and Mitey Mite Banquet will be held  from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM at Pensabene’s Casa Grande located at 135 State fair Blvd.


The Jr Pee Wee, Pee Wee and Jr Midget Banquet will be held on  from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM also at Pensabene’s Casa Grande

Each football player and cheerleader will receive one (1) ticket. All others will be $_____.

Tickets will only be available at equipment/uniform handin. No tickets will be available the day of the banquet.

Zero Tolerance behavior

Please remember that at all games, home and away, we must always support our kids in a positive manner. This is very important. We have a "ZERO Tolerance Policy" for our property and organization.
Negative cheering or comments by anyone towards anyone (players, coaches,referees and spectators)  at a game will never be tolerated.
There will be no warning and you will be asked to leave the property. Please remember that our cheerleaders and football players are very young and most of them have their younger brothers and sisters at the games. Please think first before you make a negative comment.We encourage POSITIVE cheering.
Do not ever drop off anyone at the park entrance (no exceptions). It creates a safety issue. Please be considerate in parking as we have limited parking.
See our registration page for more information.

 

Volunteers always needed. Please Help Us!!

During practices and games, your help is very important.
At games we need play counters, chain crews and help in the concession stand.
The entire program, including the property, is run by volunteers.
West Genesee Athletic Club owns and operates the sports complex.
With all of the participants, and the amount of paperwork required by Pop Warner, all volunteers are very important.
Please ask how you can help to make the Pop Warner experience a great one for all of the kids.

Always Watch your children

Please help us out by supervising your non-participating children.
We don’t want anyone getting hurt or have field equipment damaged.
Insurance says: “No pets on the property” No exceptions!