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Tiger Football Camps

Posted by robert hopkins at Apr 27, 2005 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
GARY SWENSON TIGER FOOTBALL CAMPS are held annually in West Des Moines, Iowa. Tiger Football Camps are open to any athlete in any school district and are divided into three seperate sessions designed to accommodate and instruct athletes of various ages and skill sets. All Sessions are non-contact, instructional camps. Required Equipment: Football or basketball shoes, t-shirt, shorts, sweat socks and an athletic supporter. All athletes will receive a Tiger Football Camp t-shirt recognizing their participation. Registration Fees are set by Coach Swenson on an annual basis. image
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2005 Reserve List Registration

Posted by robert hopkins at Apr 14, 2005 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Registration for the Fall 2005 season has been completed. However, if you missed the registration deadline, which was 15 April 05, and wish to have your youth participate this Fall, registrations are still being accepted to compile a "RESERVE LIST". Currently, the league has limited existing roster openings for 5th and 7th grade participants. 5th and 7th grade registrations that are received will be guaranteed a team assignment on a first come first served basis until existing team rosters are filled. After this has been accomplished, all subsequent 5th and 7th grade registrations will be placed on the "Reserve List" The "RESERVE LIST" will be maintained to backfill any positions which may become available for whatever reason in all divisions (Junior, 5th, 6th, 7th) between the registration deadline and 01 September 05. Please be advised that placement on the Reserve List in no way should be construed as a guarantee of League participation and may or may not result in a team assignment. To be placed on the Reserve List, registration materials MUST be forwarded by US Mail and the following materials must be included for the registration to be accepted and processed. 1) A completed and signed PLAYER REGISTRATION FORM. 2) A signed PARENTAL CODE of CONDUCT. 3) A copy of the participant's BIRTH CERTIFICATE. 4) A CHECK or MONEY ORDER made payable to the WDMLPYFL, Inc. All registrations received for Reserve List placement will be serially documented as they are received. Should a player opening occur on any one of the existing League teams, in any Division, a Reserve List player will be notified to fill the existing vacancy. If the participant chooses to fill the existing vacancy, the participant will be placed on the team with the identified vacancy and will subsequently be advised of the team assignment. The League will not cash any checks until such time as a team placement has been confirmed and approved. In the event the participant has not received placement by 01 September 05, all registration materials (including the full registration fee) will be forwarded back to the registrant. All League Registration Forms are accessible and easily referenced by proceeding to the 'HANDOUTS' section of the site menu. Please refer to, ' THE TOP 25 - FAQ's ' located in the 'NEWS' section of the site menu for additional information and/or questions.
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Post Season

Posted by robert hopkins at Oct 25, 2004 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
We thank all participants, coaches, parents, officials, fans, and the numerous 'behind the scenes' individuals who made our Regular Season weekends a huge success. For Final Regular Season Standings refer to the site menu. Based on those Standings, all League teams have been seeded for Post-Season play as follows: SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER 04 Junior Division 1:00 pm Packers vs. Lions 2:15 pm Vikings vs. Bengals 5th Grade Division 3:30 pm Packers vs. Chiefs 4:45 pm 49ers vs. Bengals 6th Grade Division 6:00 pm Packers vs. Jaguars 7:15 pm Bengals vs. Chiefs 7th Grade Division 8:30 pm Bengals vs. Packers SUNDAY, 24 OCTOBER 04 DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES Junior Division 1:00 pm 49ers vs. Jaguars 5th Grade Division 3:00 pm Lions vs. Vikings 6th Grade Division 5:00 pm Dolphins vs. Vikings 7th Grade Division 7:00 pm 49ers vs. Lions Award Presentations will directly follow the conclusion of each scheduled game. NOTE: All Championship Games will utilize a Regulation Clock as opposed to the Continuous Clock application that was used during the Regular Season. Likwise, National Federation High School Rules will govern any Overtime play in Championship Games as opposed to the League adopted Overtime play rules for Regular Season Games. League Pictures are now complete and according to Jolesch Photography, all pictures have been mailed directly to your residence as of October 15th. Please refer any questions or inquires to Jolesch Photography, 2771 104th Street, Urbandale, 278-6500. League Insurance Rules and WDM School District Facility Use Guidelines will allow only League-approved persons on the field during games. If you are not a coach, assistant coach, referee, member of the chain-gang, or other authorized individual you will be asked to leave. This applies also to the west bleachers of the Stadium. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ENTERING THE FIELD OF PLAY OR WEST BLEACHERS FOR ANY REASON. Periodically check all League issued equipment during the season and immediately notify your Head Coach should you discover or identify a potential problem or defect. Be reminded that only League issued equipment may be utilized at all practice sessions and games. The League does not require participants to engage in fund raising activities of any kind, nor do we charge admission fees at any of our events. Being a non-profit organization, revenue sources are subsequently limited to registration fees and proceeds generated from League T-shirt and concession sales. Your patronage of these League Fund Raising Events is welcomed, appreciated and keeps league registration fees to a minimum. We welcome any comments, suggestions or concerns you may have or that may arise during the upcoming season. We will do our best to effectively address any issues raised in a conscientious, timely and impartial manner. The WDMLPYFL thanks you for your continued interest and support and looks forward to providing both you and your athlete a quality youth athletic experience. Please refer to, ' THE TOP 25 - FAQ's ' located in the 'NEWS' section of the site menu for additional information and/or questions.
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Commissioner's Comments

Posted by robert hopkins at Jul 29, 2004 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The first day of practice is August 23rd, 2004. Your athlete will have an easier time adjusting to conditioning drills if he or she has been involved in aerobic activity over the summer. Encourage your football player to get involved in running, biking, or swimming whenever possible. The League game-sock supplier is your local "Soccer Connections" outlet. There is one at 312 Grand Avenue in WDM and one located at 3029 100th Street, Urbandale. Pickup several pairs as they tend to become "missing in action" during the year. Soccer Connections staff know which sock you need according to team and will also provide a discount on the purchase price. League Insurance Rules and WDM School District Facility Use Guidelines will allow only LEAGUE-APPROVED persons on the field during games. If you are not a coach, assistant coach, referee, member of the chain-gang, or other authorized individual you will be asked to leave. In two short years the West Des Moines "Little-Pro" Youth Football League has become the premiere youth football league in the State of Iowa thanks to everyone involved. We have great athletes, great parents and fans, a gorgeous stadium, and phenominal support from the WDM School District and WDM Parks Department. Co-Commissioner Brad Hopkins and I are committed to making your experience in the West Des Moines Youth Football League one that you will reflect on positively for many years to come. Thank you for putting personal time and energy into youth sports. I know from personal experience that doing so is an investment that pays a lifetime of rewards. David Murillo WDMLPYFL Inc.Commissioner
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League Mission Statement

Posted by robert hopkins at Jul 28, 2004 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Welcome to the West Des Moines 'Little Pro' Youth Football League, Inc. Our goal is to develop well rounded youth who not only learn the fundamentals of football, but also the importance of education, in an atmosphere conducive to developing sound mind, body and character - and having a good time along the way. We practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness. Our program stresses learning lessons of value far beyond the playing days, such as self-discipline, teamwork, leadership and good sportsmanship. The WDMLPYFL,Inc. is a non-profit organization established to promote the development and maintenance of a supervised, youth-based football program serving the communities of Central Iowa. We endeavor to educate players, parents, coaches and the community concerning the inherent beneficial aspects of a competitive tackle youth football program and the positive impact the principles of hard work, cooperation, playing hard, obeying the rules and treating everyone as an equal, have on the youth of our communities. We recognize the important, healthy and satisfying role that structured athletic competition provides for the millions of youth who choose to participate in a variety of sports provided by youth leagues and programs across the country on a yearly basis. Our objective is to provide this invaluable opportunity to the youth of our communities, while functioning under the philosophy that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or the winning of games will always be secondary to molding and creating an environment conducive to the fundamental and productive development of future citizens. imageimage

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