Address: 1050 West Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
Again this year we have been asked if we would like to work the concession stand at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre to raise money for our organization. In order to work the concession stands we have to have anywhere from 8-40 people for each event. The theatre will let us know 2 weeks prior to each event how many people we would need to staff the concession stands. The Amphitheatre also sells alcohol at their concession stands so you need to take the 4 hour online Basset course. There is a cost of $14.75 you have to pay upfront for this program: bring your certificate to the theatre and they will reimburse you for the cost of the program. Here is the link for the Basset Course: http://www.illinoisbassetcertification.com/
If you have any question please contact Jennifer Kohut.
Here is the schedule for the concerts that we are able to work:
Friday, May 18*“ — Jason Aldean
Friday, May 25"‘ — Slayer
Saturday, June 9"‘ — Poison/Cheap Trick
Friday, June 15"‘ — Kendrick Lamar
Thursday, June 21" — Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers
Saturday, June 30*‘ — 101WKQX Piqniq
Saturday, July 7"‘ — Weezerl Pixies
Thursday, July 12"‘ — I Love the 90's Tour
Friday, July 13"‘ — Imagine Dragons
Saturday, July 14"‘ — Kesha/Macklemore
Sunday, July 15"‘ — Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson
Saturday, July 21‘ — Vans Warped Tour ,
Thursday, July 26"‘ — Niall Horan
Friday, July 27"‘ — Godsmack/Shinedown
Saturday, July 28"‘ — Chris Brown
Friday, August 3"‘ — Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friday, August 10"‘ — Rascal Flatts
Saturday, August 11"‘ — Avenged Sevenfold/Prophets of Rage
Saturday, August 18“‘ — TBA
Friday, August 24“‘ — Gov’t Mule
Saturday, August 25“ — TBA
Wednesday, August 29"‘ — Breaking Benjamin/Five Finger Death Punch
Saturday, September 15‘ — TBA
Saturday, September 8"‘ — Counting Crows
Saturday, September 15”‘ - TBA
Sunday, September 16"‘ — Pentatonix
Friday, September 21‘ — Ozzy Osbourne
Saturday, September 22"“ — Kid Rock
Saturday, October 6"‘ — Chris Stapleton
The Romeoville Youth Football and Cheerleading Program is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides the student athletes in Romeoville and the surrounding communities with an age-appropriate youth football and cheerleading program. We will promote the values of responsibility, commitment, sportsmanship and teamwork in a safe and positive athletic environment. Our program provides for the development of good competitive football and competitive cheer fundamentals through the leadership and guidance of qualified instruction. Our goal is to help create years of memories and friendships while preparing our athletes to be competitive at the high school level. We will continue to support our young athletes as they grow towards becoming responsible young adults in our community.
Hello RYFC Family,
The first concert of the season is rapidly approaching (Friday, May 18“ — Jason Aldean). Please let Jennifer know if you will be working. Also make sure that you have completed your Basset certification at https://www.illinoisbassetcertification.com . Orientation dates are May 5th and May 12th at 9am at Georgios Quality Inn & Conference Centre, 8800 West 159th Street, Orland Park 60462.
If you have any questions you can call me Carl Muma at 815-210-5227. If you are using these concerts to cover fees it is best to start early to avoid issues later on.
I know that at this time we have so much going on in our lives; but I would ask you to take a moment, and click on the registration button and sign up your son or daughter for football or cheerleading. It only takes a minute and you will not be asked for any money at this time. But it will help us to plan for the upcoming year and provide a much greater experience for our youth.
We ill be holding a fitting session at the press box on Sunday May 27th 4pm to 6pm.
We are looking to improve on the great season we had last year, sending two teams to the football playoffs and one team to the Monsters of the Midwest tournament, as well as sending three cheer squads to State.
Football is America’s favorite sport, and Heads Up Football is changing the way the game is taught at the youth and high school level. USA Football is asking football moms, dads and coaches to tell us why they believe in football and how the game has influenced their lives. Share your story, and we will consider it for inclusion in this series. Make sure to include your name, hometown and a photo with you and your favorite football people to accompany the feature.
Should I let our son play tackle football?
This question is being asked in households in every city and town across the United States. Warriors Youth Sports in Denver and the Arapahoe Youth League would like to provide our answer to this question – a resounding YES – and then provide you information to help you reach the same conclusion.
Having played this sport, coached my own sons and instructed many others, I strongly feel that every child who shows interest should be allowed to play tackle football, the greatest game out there. Football provides the best opportunities for your child to learn many life lessons that will apply to the future. Life lessons to help them be better men, husbands, fathers, citizens, employees, bosses … you name it.
Football is a hard sport. There is no debating that. However, I believe many of you will echo that at times life is pretty hard as well. There is no other sport that requires the same levels of teamwork, self-sacrifice, reliance on others and physical preparedness that a player learns in tackle football. Like life, football knocks you down time and time again and requires you to get up and face those challenges until you master them. Football teaches perseverance, something that can be applied to playing a musical instrument, public speaking, math, chemistry, work skills, boot camp, special projects, family budgets and so much more.
You may accept all of this, but it doesn’t address your fears that your son will get seriously hurt playing tackle football. Unfortunately, this is an area where the national media has done a great disservice to this question. Football in America is news. It is the most popular sport on TV, and it will always attract the negative story if there is one out there.
In February 2012, USA Football commissioned a two-year study of injuries in football called the Youth Football Player Safety Surveillance Study. This independent scientific study monitored 13 leagues with more than 200 teams and 4,000 players, ages 5 to 14, in six states. For the study, medical professionals attended every practice and documented every injury – from an upset stomach to the smallest bruise to broken bones and concussions – during the course of the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The study’s findings include:
This research marks the first significant data-driven study performed regarding youth football and represents a huge advancement in learning and understanding for our parents. It is believed to be the first study of its scope in youth football’s 80-plus year history. One national expert in the area of sports medicine and injury rehabilitation is Dr. Stanley Herring from the University of Washington. Dr. Herring points out your children are far more likely to get injured in wheel-based recreation such as skate boards, bikes, rollerblades or on school playgrounds or using trampolines than in tackle football. All of this data leads to the conclusion that tackle football is not radically unsafe for your son to play.
Another important consideration has been raised by Tom Cove, president and CEO of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Mr. Cove recently stated in an industry forum that the “biggest health issues in the U.S. comes from inactivity. Inactivity has become a pandemic in the U.S.” In 2007, 25 percent of Americans said they were inactive, (nearly 70 million people). That number rose to 28 percent by 2012 (nearly 80 million people) and is projected to grow to 31 percent in 2018 (nearly 91 million people). In Mr. Cove’s opinion, the benefits of football to the youth of the U.S. is huge, and football is a tremendous opportunity to get our children active.
The Warriors, the AYL and USA Football are committed to creating the best atmosphere in which your child can learn this sport. That begins with coaching education, clear and consistent direction from medical experts on player safety and a strong focus on teaching the fundamentals at the heart of your child’s youth sports program – everything that USA Football’s Heads Up Football is about. That is why Warriors and the AYL are again partnering with USA Football. The AYL has committed to pay the costs in 2014 for all of our coaches – head and assistant – to obtain coaching certifications in tackle football through USA Football. All of our member clubs will be appointing Player Safety Coaches to oversee the implementation of Heads Up Football, and the AYL will appoint a League Level Player Safety Coach. The purpose of these PSC positions is to educate all of our coaches regarding proper methods to run practice drills, proper organization of practices, teach proper Heads Up Tackling techniques and provide information for our parents who may have concerns or questions. All of this adds up to the overwhelming commitment that the Warriors and the AYL have to continue to find ways to make this game we love safer for your son.
We believe that tackle football is the greatest sport for a child to play, and it is important to measure a sport’s benefits against its risks. Tackle Football is a hard sport, no question, but with the commitment to make this sport safer for all of our players we hope you can now answer the question posed above with your own resounding yes!
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Address: 1050 West Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL 60446