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5-16-16, Creekside DUX Football

Student,

We are glad you have expressed interest in joining the Creekside Dux Football team. Welcome and we look forward to helping you have a great experience as a student athlete in our Zeeland West Football program.

Here are some important pieces of information that you and your parents need to know.

Football Camp- Zeeland West will have its annual football camp for 7th and 8th graders on July 12-14 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Stadium. This camp is very important as we start your training in the Zeeland West program. All student athletes are encouraged to attend. Cost is $45.00. You can show up on the first day with your check if you did not sign up before school got out.

Football Practice- Creekside will start practice on August 22 We will use the West practice field. Time will be from 5-7pm. No pads, helmets only for the first 3 days for conditioning. Every athlete must complete 3 days of conditioning before he can play in pads. We will practice on Labor Day from 5-7pm as we need to get in our State required number of practices.

Games- are played on Wednesday afternoon and evenings. Our first game will be September 7, 2016.

Equipment- Parents you need to provide the following football equipment. Approved helmet, pads, mouth guard, cleats and black football pants with pads. Colored socks are not needed, most kids wear no shows or ankle highs. Creekside will provide a practice jersey and game jersey. Athletes must wear the practice jersey to practice; color of pants for practice is either white or black.

Please keep in mind as well that our practices are closed to spectators for the first 3 weeks. This is a very important time in your child’s development in the program. If after 3 weeks you would like to watch your son practice please do so from the North end of the practice field.

Finally all schedules and any announcements can be found on our website located at www.zeelandwestsports.com .The coaches and school will keep this updated regularly.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Coach Meppelink                             Coach Fowler

616-875-8654                                   616-836-5919

motorman@chartermi.net                heathe.fowler@yahoo.com

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