2017 Youth Cheer Season

MHFF email #8 (9/23/17)

Highest scoring game in the history of MHFF occurred in the novice division today when the Lions beat the Giants 61-60 in OT to notch their first win. 

Please check in with the admin at the field 5 min before the game when it's your turn to volunteer.  Im still having to look for people every week.  If your team is the home team, you will need to videotape the game.  Please watch this brief 4 minute instructional video before your game.

Again, please stay positive on the sidelines.  Other people can hear the things you say.  When you signed up your kid(s), you agreed to abide by our code of conduct.  If I ask you to stop doing something or saying something, please just stop.  Don't try to argue with me and definitely do not respond with "this is a public park, I can do what I want" because that will probably get you and your kid kicked out of the league.  


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MHFF email #7 (9/9/17)


Some great games yesterday including a 5 OT nail-biter and a 46-43 shoot-out in the varsity division.  I was nervous even though I dont have any kids in the division.  😨

 

Oh and I turned on the fans on the Altamont to bring the temperature down a little.  😇

 

And yes I'm in the process of dealing with the mud pit on field 1.  😣

 

Please continue to be positive on the sidelines.  Negative comments towards anyone are not welcome in this league.  

 

Please be ready to videotape when it is your week to volunteer by watching the instructional video prior to coming. Most of the kids (and adults) love watching the games on Youtube.


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MHFF email #6 (9/2/17)

It was a record day for sure.  In addition to the record temperature, we had our first ever game cancellation and our first ever forfeit (due to not having enough players) in 9 years! 

Hope the weather chills out next week.  I cant wait for fall football! 

Picture day is next week (please read the guide emailed to you)
Order forms should be going out to you this week (but you can order online without the form) and there will be extra forms at the area next week.

Please continue to be positive out there and do not verbally abuse the referees and my sympathy for ref complaints is very low.  The only people allowed to complain about the refs are the guys who ref 6 games a day.






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MHFF email #5 (8/28/17)

Yes we DO have games next week (9/2)!  It's gonna be hot again so please bring plenty of drinks for your kids and yourself (or you can buy drinks at the concessions)

Continue to stay positive and cheer for both sides.

Parents/spectators-Please stop "heckling" the refs.  They are ALL volunteers.  Please do not make me take action to stop this behavior.

Coaches-Please make sure your volunteer know what they are doing (video or concessions) each week and check in with the admin prior to the game.  I'm having to look for volunteers too much.

Video volunteers (home team)-Please come prepared to videotape by watching this brief video. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJetLwDKf9U&feature=youtu.be

Photo Day-Saturday Sept 9 (not next Saturday).  More info to follow.

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MHFF email #4 (8/20/17)

Awesome first week of the season.  Lots of great competition.  I felt like burnt toast after spending 10 hours out there.

A little about winning and losing ....
While this is a sport and we will always keep score and standings and some (upto 6) teams may not win any games, please continue to focus on having fun, improving each week and making new friends.

If you need to order anything else (jerseys, polos, shorts, etc), let me know ASAP.

Week 1 results and future schedules
https://sites.google.com/a/mhflagfootball.com/home/2017-schedule-and-results

Current standings
https://sites.google.com/a/mhflagfootball.com/home/2017-standings

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MHFF email #3 (8/13/17)

1) The first game of the season is next Saturday August 19th.  Come early as parking is often limited and you may have to park far away from the field.  Please sit on the parent side (by the trees at the park and by the fences at the school) 2 yards away from the sidelines (for player safety).  Enjoy the competition and cheer for both sides. 

*Fields 1 & 2 are at Bethany Park and Fields 3 & 4 are at Bethany School.  The game schedule is on the website.

2) Abusing refs (or admins or coaches) - Dont do it.  I have a hard enough time getting enough refs and coaches each year to cover all the games.  You (and your kids) may be removed from the league if your behavior crosses the line.

3) We need more referees.  If you or your high school kids can help, please email me (or talk to me) and volunteer to referee.  See #2 above.

4) We will have snacks and drinks at our concession stands.  All proceeds from the concessions go back to the league to keep the fees low for the kids so more can participate.

5) While the league will provide some water, please bring water/drinks for your kids (especially JV and varsity who need more water) as it is usually pretty hot in August/September.

6) Since some of you will have to video the games (home team volunteer), please watch this brief 4 minute instructional video before your game.


7) If you are the volunteer of the day for your team, please check in with the field admin (red shirt) 5 to 10  min before your game.  See below.

Any other questions, please email me.

Andy Su
President and Commissioner
MH Flag Football
MH Youth Cheer

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Ages: 
 
5-14 (birthdays from Nov 1, 2002-Dec 31, 2012)
 
Registration Period:  March 1-July 8, 2017

Mini Camp:  Saturday July 22, 9-11 am

Preseason:  July 27-August 18, 2017

Season (11 games):  August 19-October 27, 2017

Photo Days:  September 8, 2017
 
Practice days and times:  

Novice/Freshman Mon 6-7 pm (starts July 24)
Sophomore/JV Thu 6-7 pm (starts July 27)
Varsity Thu 5-6 pm  (starts July 27)

Practice Location:  Next to Bethany Park Field 1
 
Length of Practices:  60 minutes
 
Length of Football Games:  Two 25 minute halves with a 3 minute half-time.

Division Start Times:  Novice/Freshman 940 am, Sophomore/JV 1200 noon, Varsity 220 pm
 
Locations (all fields in Mountain House): 

Fields 1 and 2 at Bethany Park (corner of Comunidad and Legacy) 

Fields 3 and 4 at Bethany School (corner of Comunidad and Heritage) 

Field 5 and 6 at Altamont Park (corner of W Piedmont Dr and N Ventura St)

Cost:  $120 (cash, check payable to Mountain House Flag Football or via PayPal to registration@mhflagfootball.com)

Uniforms/Awards:  Cheerleaders will receive a set of MH Youth Cheer uniform (bow, hoodie, t-shirt, shell, skirt and briefs) and pom poms 
White shoes required but not provided.  They will also receive a trophy and team photo at the end of the year.

Coaches:  Please contact me if you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach (high school kids can get volunteer hours for coaching).

Questions:  Please contact Andy Su at andy@mhflagfootball.com


Frequently Asked Questions:  
1) How do I register my kid to cheer or myself to volunteer?  Look at the section below.

2) How are the cheerleaders assigned to teams?  By age and requests.

3) Will I get my requests?  Most likely.

4) Where can I find the YouTube videos of the games?  Go to our Facebook page (don't forget to like us)  
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mountain-House-Flag-Football/136469379738909


5) Where can I find lost items?  We collect a lot of lost and found each year and put it in a box next to the concessions on fields 1 & 2.  Please put your kid's name on water bottles, sweatshirts, etc.


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TO REGISTER

1) Please submit payment 

a) mail a $120 check (payable to Mountain House Flag Football) to:
 
Mountain House Flag Football
92 Sean Ave, 
Mountain House CA 95391

OR 

b) send the $120 payment via PayPal to registration@mhflagfootball.com.

No refunds after July 8

To keep our registration fees low, each kid in the league is required to provide a volunteer for 2 hours (age 15 or older) for the season.

AND 

2) Complete the form below 



Requests (coach or teammate):   Practice day and times are set.  If you cannot make that day/time, we will not be able to accommodate you.
***Please understand that requests are just that.  I will do my best to grant most requests but I cant guarantee anything.


Please check your email regularly after you sign up.  It is our primary way of communicating with all of you.   If you do not receive a welcome email 2 weeks after you register and submit your fee, please email me.  andy@mhflagfootball.com.

TO VOLUNTEER AS A COACH

1) Complete the form below 



Please check your email regularly after you sign up.  It is our primary way of communicating with all of you. 

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Code of Conduct for kids and parents and family (our 3 rules)
1  HAVE FUN!!
2  Learn some new skills. Make some new friends.
3  No bad behavior-you and your kid(s) may be suspended by the league administrator for one or more games (no refund) for bad behavior (fighting, hitting, kicking, biting, pushing, tackling, bullying, swearing, negative comments, etc.)

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Coaches Code of Conduct
1  HAVE FUN!!!
2  Focus on fun and fundamentals!
3  No bad behavior-you may be suspended by the league administrator for one or more games and 
asked to leave the field for bad behavior 
(running up the scores, not distributing the playing time equally, fighting, hitting, kicking, biting, pushing, tackling, bullying, swearing, negative comments, etc.) and your kid(s) may be suspended for your bad behavior.  

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Accidental Waiver and Release of Liability (AWRL)

I acknowledge that flag football and cheerleading is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and that participation in a flag football and cheerleading event carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, disability and property loss/damage.  The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants and spectators.  I certify that I am physically fit to participate in these events and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.  I consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during these events and to allow photos and videos to be taken and posted on the league websites and related sites.  With full understanding of the potential risks, I assume all of the risks of participating in any way in these events. 

I hereby take action for myself, my executors, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:

(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability for my death, serious injury, disability and property loss/damage except that which is the result of gross negligence and/or wanton misconduct of persons or entities listed below: MOUNTAIN HOUSE FLAG FOOTBALL, INC., MOUNTAIN HOUSE COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT, LAMMERSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents and other participants and spectators;

(B) I AGREE NOT TO SUE any of entities or persons listed above for any of the claims or liabilities that I have waived, released or discharged herein; and

(C) I INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the entities or persons mentioned above from any and all liabilities or claims made by myself, other individuals or entities as a result of any of my actions.

I acknowledge that this AWRL form will be used by the event organizers, in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said events.  This AWRL shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.  This AWRL shall apply to each and every time I participate in these events.

If participant is less than 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must execute the foregoing AWRL for and on behalf of the minor named herein.

I, the parent or legal guardian of the participant, will execute the foregoing 

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