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Creekside DUX Football 2017

We are glad you have expressed interest in joining the Creekside DUX Football team. Welcome!  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 11-13 from 4:30-6:30pm on the Zeeland West practice field, located on the school grounds, near 100th Ave. 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 sign up or turn in slips to the office at Creekside. Please pay on the first day of camp to the coaches. No Helmets, Please take a water bottle.

Football Practice- Creekside will start practice on Wednesday, August 16.  We will use the West practice field from 5-7pm.  Helmets only (no pads) 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. We will have a scrimmage on August 30.

Games are played on Wednesday afternoon and evenings. Our first game will be September 6, 2017.

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 jerseys. 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 read the weekly All Teams Schedule article for away event addresses.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Coach Meppelink                              Coach Kloosterman

616-836-1277                                    616-836-0529

randy@windowproductsinc.com       vssiding@yahoo.com

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