We practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings starting at 5:30 pm. Practice lengths are a coaches decision, but without lights we are limited by the setting sun.
Happy to connect players for ride sharing. Contact Laura Wells (About page) or use TeamSnap app once signed up.
See the Schedule tab for the up to date schedule. Our junior high schedule historically won’t be finalized until near the start of practices (end of July).
Typically the varsity team plays 8-10 games and the junior high team plays 6-8 games each season. Starting the 2018 season, the varsity team is part of the Great Lakes Christian Athletic Conference (GLCAC) league with play-off and championship games (won it all in 2018 and came in 3rd in 2019) and participated in the National Homeschool Football Association (NHFA) tournament (2nd place in 2018).
Starting in 2018 the varsity team joined the Great Lakes Christian Athletic Conference (GLCAC) league with the majority of the games being league opponents. GLCAC is made up of homeschool and club teams within Ohio, Indianapolis, Illinois and Michigan. Non-league games are typically scheduled with other homeschool, club, or christian and public high school teams.
The junior high team typically schedules games with GLCAC teams that have equivalent teams (try to set up Saturday double header games with junior high and varsity playing the same GLCAC opponent), homeschool, and christian and public school teams.
Helmet, chin strap, shoulder pads, (7) pant pads, 'practice' pants and jersey, 'game' pants and jersey (there will be both a Home and Away Jersey)
Mouth guard, supporter/cups and cleats (player should have cleats by mini-camp time if possible as it is difficult to make many football movements without them.)
Often fields can be very hard for much of the season (if there is a lack of rain). Therefore, cleats should have some 'give' to their composition. The hard plastic or metal cleats will be slippery on a hard field.
Look for gloves with some padding on the palm surface - like weightlifters gloves
(e.g $4 to $10 at TJ Maxx & Marshall’s in 2018 dollars)
Oldest football player pays full price. Each subsequent football player receives a discount of $100.
Cheerleading has a $50 discount if a brother plays football -OR- a $20 discount if sister is on cheerleading squad. Again, one child pays full amount and other children get a discounted rate.
See Get Involved page for fundraising programs to supplement player fees.
We use TeamSnap for on-line registration. See the Registration page as it will have more information on dates, fees and needed forms. All forms and funds will be needed prior to the first game or player/cheerleader will not be allowed to participate.
We are a non-profit, 501c organization with no employees. Every role is filled by volunteers except for game required roles like referees (part of player fees). Parents are needed to help on game days with concessions, gate, chain workers, clean-up of the stands, etc. The number of volunteer slots depends on the number of families and home games we have each year.
No. As a volunteer filled organization (no employees/payroll), families must help out to make the organization and game days successful.
Yes. An OHSAA physical is required to participate. Completed physical forms must be turned in before player will be eligible to participate in contact drills & games. See Registration page.
Our varsity coach is Mike Goodpaster. Mike is a long-time assistant coach for Varsity. 2020 will be Mike's first year as the Varsity Head Coach.
Our junior high coach is John Bell John was an assistant coach in 2019.
As for assistant coaches, each head coach will determine his staff. Both head coaches along with the contact information are listed on the About page (under Board Advisors).
2016: 33 Varsity, 22 Junior High
2017: 28 Varsity, 19 Junior High
2018: 30 Varsity, 15 Junior High
2019: 33 Varsity, 15 Junior High
Players may be educated at home or in a private or public school. We have had players from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. All players and parents must sign a code of conduct. Players must meet OSHAA and GLCAC league age and academic requirements. The age requirement cut-off is August 1st of the season year and 14 years or younger for junior high and 19 years or younger for varsity. The academic requirement means the player must be in good standing and taking courses equivalent to the student's grade level (i.e. junior high or high school courses respectively).
As of 2019, players will be required to submit a birth certificate. Public and private school (non-CCS) players will be required to submit proof of enrollment in the form of a grade sheet. CCS players will be confirmed through the CCS Athletic Department.
This is truly a coaching decision based on the ability of the player, the need of the team and the commitment to the team by the player.
Go to https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ and follow steps in "Create an Account"