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Greenwood Newport Midget Football Association

PO Box 264

Newport, PA 17074

 

BUFFALO BUZZ – 2020

We are excited with the start of the 2020 GNMFA season!

AGES: 

Smurf Level (5-7) Peewee (8-9), Pony (10-11) and Midget (12-14) – Cannot be older than 14 years of age by April 30, 2020, or in the 9th grade. Copy of birth certificate and physical is required.   

 

Official 2020 Registration information 

Registration Fees:  $50.00 (one child per household); $80.00 (2 children per household); $100.00 (3 or more children per household)

 

Official 2020 Season Practice 

Pre-conditioning (encouraged but non-mandatory) practice for all levels of football and cheerleading will be held during the weeks of July 13th and 20th, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Mandatory practice for cheerleaders and football players will begin on Monday, July 27th. The practices for football for peewee through midget will run 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday until the start of school, at which point there will be no Monday practices. Smurf practices and Cheerleaders will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday prior to the start of school then Tuesday and Thursday after that from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Additional practices may be arranged by the head coaches for Pee Wee, Pony, and Midget teams.  Parents must assure that children are picked up promptly at the end of practices, and parents or designated adult is to remain at practice the entire time. Executive Board Members, Coaches, Team Parents, Committee Chairpersons are all volunteers. We need to be respectful of their time, as they will be leaving the field at the end of the practice time. If a child cannot make practice, please contact a member of your child’s coaching staff. (Contact information will be handed out at the first practice from your coach.)

 

Code of Conduct:  

All players, parents and coaches will be asked to sign a Code of Conduct. 

                           

Football and Cheerleading Physicals:  

All physicals must be current within one year by the start of the 2020 scheduled practices. If the one-year period expires during the 2020 season, a current physical is required. Physical forms must be handed in prior to the first regular season practice. Copy of player or cheerleader’s birth certificate is required for the 2020 season. You must provide a copy no later than the first scheduled season practice. Your child will not be rostered until all information is received per CFA.

 

Volunteering at Game Time:  

This is mandatory. Home games will need volunteers to help with various preparations before, during and after the games. A sign-up sheet will be provided during the first week of regular practices. 

 

Registration Refund Policy 

Full refunds will be issued prior to the first day of “official season practice”. Refunds during the second full week of practice will be refunded the registration fee minus a $30.00 uniform reconditioning fee. No refunds during the third week of practice or thereafter.

 

Fund Raiser – Mandatory 

Our fundraisers help buy uniforms, equipment, insurance fees, CFA dues, etc. We are requiring a fundraising buyout for the 2020 season. The cost is $100 per child.  We will collect a check postdated for September 10, 2020 at registration. We will NOT cash the check until all fundraisers have ended on September 20, 2020.

  1. If you have met your fundraising requirements, the check will be returned to you. 
  2. If you have met part of the requirements, the balance will be owed but the check collected for the full amount will be returned. 
  3. If none of the fundraising requirement was met, the check will then be cashed. NOTE: Any returned check may incur additional fees, up to and including, District Judge charges, if necessary to collect.

 

We are offering THREE types of fundraising opportunities- Families can use one or all of these for their 2020 goal:  

  • Sportsman’s Raffle tickets – This is our best fundraiser ($10 per ticket goes towards your buyout)
  • Whoopee Pie Sale ($1 per item goes towards your buyout)
  • Sandwich Sale  ($2 per item goes towards your buyout)

 

Picture Day

Picture Day will be Thursday, September 3rd @ 6pm. Packets will be given to families once practices begin.

 

Monthly GNMFA Business Meetings 

These meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the MRC Building (which is the building along Rt22 across from the Millerstown Moose entrance) until the beginning of practices. The meetings then will be held at the GNMFA field, by the concession stand, until the end of the 2020 football season.  All members, including Parents and Guardians, are welcomed and encouraged to attend these meetings

 

GNMFA 2020 Executive Board Members:  

Sara Arnold, President (717)836-5262; Walt Teats, Vice President (717)636-3974; Amy Goodling, Secretary (717)226-6208; Tiffany Moyer, Treasurer(717)829-5011

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