Come to Peter Piper Pizza this Saturday between 10:30am-1:30pm to register your young athlete for football or cheer!
Thank you to all our athletes and their parents and caregivers for a great first week of conditioning! It’s great to see these young athletes come out excited and eager to put in work on the field. We were fortunate to have such beautiful weather this week…but we know the heat is coming.
As the temperature starts to climb proper hydration is extremely important! Coaches have been stressing this point with your athletes, but hydration starts at home before they even set foot on the field. PLEASE encourage your athletes to drink plenty of WATER today and every day before practice. They should be drinking 1/2 ounce – 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight in order to be properly hydrated. Water will be available during practice for all athletes, but they should also bring their own water to drink. Coaching staff will provide frequent water breaks and will closely monitor all of our athletes for signs of dehydration or other heat related illness. Player safety is our number one priority every day!
A healthy athletic body will also need fuel to function at it’s best on the field. A light meal or snack that includes easy-to-digest carbohydrate-containing foods, such as fruit, crackers, or bread will help provide the fuel needed to perform at their best. After practice experts recommend eating carbs (fruit, pretzels, a sports drink, etc.) within 30 minutes after intense activity and again 2 hours later. Your young athlete’s body will be rebuilding muscle tissue and replenishing energy stores and fluids for up to 24. So it’s important that the post-activity meal be a balance of lean protein, carbs, and fat.
Sleep is the final component that will help your athlete remain healthy on and off the field. The body does the very important work of detoxing and repairing tissue damage, both of which are vital for young athletes. Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis makes you feel tired and sluggish which makes drills even more difficult than they would if you were well-rested. Making sure your young athlete gets at least 8 hours of sleep every night will help keep their body and mind sharp!
We look forward to seeing more and more faces as the summer progresses. Remember that conditioning is free and open to all boys and girls age 5-15…so tell your friends and neighbors to come out and join us!
We had our first night of summer conditioning and had a great time! Come out and join us every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the northwest corner of Jesse Owens Park. Remember to drink lots of water and bring your friends! CONDITIONING IS A FREE EVENT!!!
The next in person registration date is Saturday May 18th from 10:30am-1:30pm at Peter Piper Pizza on Old Spanish Trail and Harrison. Please see our registration tab for information about registering your athlete for football or cheer for the 2019 season.
Wildcat conditioning is coming…and IT’S FREE! Your athlete is not required to participate in conditioning prior to official practice on July 22nd…but it is recommended. It’s a great way to meet other players, get acclimated to the temperatures of Tucson summers and to have a great time. Conditioning will take place at Jesse Owens Park on the following dates:
May 28*, 30*
*Staff will be available on site to register athletes for the 2019 season. Please see our registration tab for information about registration.
The Bobcat Football Academies are designed for players that will be freshmen in high school or younger (ages 5-14). Campers will be
grouped by their positions. The camp will provide the instruction necessary for improvement though fundamental drills, hard work, and game situations. Campers will begiven the opportunity to learn:
• Throwing and catching
• Appropriate stance for their position
• Offensive and defensive techniques
• Quick starts out of a stance
• Basic fundamentals to each position
• Stretching and speed enhancement
This is an intensive 4-day camp designed for those who wish to learn and improve their fundamental in the game of football. This camp will be held on June 24-27 at Cienega High School from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Cienega Football has become a state power with 14 playoff appearances and 10 region championships. The Bobcats advanced to the state semi finals in 2017 with a 12-1 record.
TYFSF is hosting your first opportunity to register for the 2019 Football and Cheer season! Registration will be held on Saturday March 2nd from 10am-4pm at Catalina High School (3645 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85716). Come out show your Wildcat Pride and say hello to your 2019 coaches and board members.
***Tucson Wildcats Youth Football and Cheer is a volunteer organization. If you would like to find out what you can do to help provide our young athletes with the best opportunities possible for the coming season, please contact Pattie Lopez @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.***
Team picture day is Sunday September 23rd. Photos will begin at 8am and will start with Flag Football and Cheer.
Bring your friends and family out to Spirit Night this Friday August 24th from 6-8pm. There will be food, games and prizes to be raffled! Bring your cash and be ready to have a good time. Your purchases will support our Wildcat Football and Cheer squads and help them reach their fundraising goals.
Thank you for supporting Wildcat Football and Cheer!
City of Tucson has closed Jesse Owens fields for public use for Wednesday August 15th. Please check your email/text messages for messages from your team representatives with additional information.