Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MYAA Football Social October 10th

Don’t miss The Premier Social event of the Fall Season!!

The Renegades Social will be Saturday October 10 at Marco’s Pub at Indian Springs Country Club!!

7:30PM – 11:30PM

Come join the coaches and other Renegade parents and friends of the program for a great night out to benefit the Renegades!
Tickets will be for sale with your team Mom and at the Snack stand!

Tickets are $40.00 per person and include draft beer, wine and food!
Come and go home a winner . . . plenty of baskets and great auction items!
Ticket sales close Wednesday October 7, Please buy asap.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Medford Renegades Football Clothing is Now Available

Time to re-outfit in our new colors. Order your clothing and gear at our online store. Use the link below

Efinger.itemorder.com

and enter RENEGADESFB to access our site.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Reminder - Parents /volunteers Meeting Tonight

Reminder. Tonight is our parents/volunteers meeting, 7:00 at the field house. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the volunteer needs of the program, upcoming events and fundraising efforts. We scheduled it during practice so it is convenient for you to attend. Hope to see you there.

Thanks

Bill Rieger
609-304-9808

Friday, August 7, 2015

Last Day to Register for Football

Registration Closes today for Medford Renegades Youth Football. Ages 5 to 14.


Practice starts the Week of August 10 for ages 11 and up. Players 10 and under start the week of August 17.

Sign up today at MYAAfootball.com   
The Medford Renegades football program is built on a foundation of hard work, dedication and commitment by our players, parents and coaches. We strive to not only create good players but great young men by teaching them important life skills they can carry with them long after they leave the program.

Our success on and off the field is built upon modern, progressive methods of coaching football including certification through Virtua Health Sports Medicine and USA Football. Methods that have changed the game and made it safer. Our focus is on player safety, a focus that is unparalleled in any other local sports program.


Not sure about youth football? Join us for the first two weeks of practice

No Commitment. 
Intended for players and parents who would like to learn more about youth football before committing to a full season. Your son can participate in the first two weeks of our football program’s pre-season training starting August 10, (Aug 17 for ages 5-10). Players will learn the basics of football starting with passing, receiving and running back skills. we then transition into teaching the basics of blocking and tackling using the Heads Up safe tackling program by USA Football®.
Decide at anytime whether to formally join the Medford Renegades Football family.If you and your son choose not to continue, your 50.00 registration fee will be applied to another MYAA sport.
  
For more information, visit us at


Or contact Bill Rieger at 609-304-9808 bill.rieger@myaafootball.com 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Only 4 Days Left to Register

Registration Closes This Weekend for Medford Renegades Youth Football. Ages 5 to 14.

Practice starts the Week of August 10 for ages 11 and up. Players 10 and under start the week of August 17.

Sign up today at MYAAfootball.com   
The Medford Renegades football program is built on a foundation of hard work, dedication and commitment by our players, parents and coaches. We strive to not only create good players but great young men by teaching them important life skills they can carry with them long after they leave the program.

Our success on and off the field is built upon modern, progressive methods of coaching football including certification through Virtua Health Sports Medicine and USA Football. Methods that have changed the game and made it safer. Our focus is on player safety, a focus that is unparalleled in any other local sports program.


Not sure about youth football? Join us for the first two weeks of practice

No Commitment. 
Intended for players and parents who would like to learn more about youth football before committing to a full season. Your son can participate in the first two weeks of our football program’s pre-season training starting August 10, (Aug 17 for ages 5-10). Players will learn the basics of football starting with passing, receiving and running back skills. we then transition into teaching the basics of blocking and tackling using the Heads Up safe tackling program by USA Football®.
Decide at anytime whether to formally join the Medford Renegades Football family.If you and your son choose not to continue, your 50.00 registration fee will be applied to another MYAA sport.
  
For more information, visit us at


Or contact Bill Rieger at 609-304-9808 bill.rieger@myaafootball.com 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Less Than Two Weeks to the Start of Football. Register Today

Registration Open for Medford Renegades Youth Football. Ages 5 to 14.

Practice starts the Week of August 10 for ages 11 and up. Players 10 and under start the week of August 17.

Sign up today at MYAAfootball.com   
The Medford Renegades football program is built on a foundation of hard work, dedication and commitment by our players, parents and coaches. We strive to not only create good players but great young men by teaching them important life skills they can carry with them long after they leave the program.

Our success on and off the field is built upon modern, progressive methods of coaching football including certification through Virtua Health Sports Medicine and USA Football. Methods that have changed the game and made it safer. Our focus is on player safety, a focus that is unparalleled in any other local sports program.


Not sure about youth football? Join us for August football camp

No Commitment. 
Intended for players and parents who would like to learn more about youth football before committing to a full season. Your son can participate in the first two weeks of our football program’s pre-season training starting August 10, (Aug 17 for ages 5-10). Players will learn the basics of football starting with passing, receiving and running back skills. we then transition into teaching the basics of blocking and tackling using the Heads Up safe tackling program by USA Football®.
Decide at anytime whether to formally join the Medford Renegades Football family.If you and your son choose not to continue, your 50.00 registration fee will be applied to another MYAA sport.
  
For more information, visit us at


Or contact Bill Rieger at 609-304-9808 bill.rieger@myaafootball.com 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

REMINDER - Today is the Day to SAVE 20% at Dick's Sporting Goods for MYAA Football Appreciation Day

The Medford Renegades are celebrating Youth Football/Cheerleading Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Saturday, July 18th!

All MYAA athletes and their family and friends  will receive 20% off their entire purchase!


Dick’s Sporting Goods is holding a special Appreciation Day for all of our participating players, cheerleaders, coaches and their family members.

Check out the details here: 
 Coupon


All of our members will receive 20% off their ENTIRE Purchase!


So join us for Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods as we gear up for the upcoming season.  Every season starts at Dick’s Sporting Goods!

Friday, July 17, 2015

TOMORROW - 20% Discount at Dick's Sporting Goods for Renegades Football and Cheer Day

The Medford Renegades are celebrating Youth Football/Cheerleading Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Saturday, July 18th!

All MYAA athletes and their family and friends  will receive 20% off their entire purchase!


Dick’s Sporting Goods is holding a special Appreciation Day for all of our participating players, cheerleaders, coaches and their family members.

Check out the details here: 
 Coupon


All of our members will receive 20% off their ENTIRE Purchase!
So join us for Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods as we gear up for the upcoming season.  Every season starts at Dick’s Sporting Goods!

Register for MYAA Football - Trial Period Available for Prospective Players

Registration Open for Medford Renegades Youth Football. Ages 5 to 14.

Sign up today at MYAAfootball.com   
The Medford Renegades football program is built on a foundation of hard work, dedication and commitment by our players, parents and coaches. We strive to not only create good players but great young men by teaching them important life skills they can carry with them long after they leave the program.

Our success on and off the field is built upon modern, progressive methods of coaching football including certification through Virtua Health Sports Medicine and USA Football. Methods that have changed the game and made it safer. Our focus is on player safety, a focus that is unparalleled in any other local sports program.


Not sure about youth football? Join us for August football camp

No Commitment. 
Intended for players and parents who would like to learn more about youth football before committing to a full season. Your son can participate in the first two weeks of our football program’s pre-season training starting August 10, (Aug 17 for ages 5-10). Players will learn the basics of football starting with passing, receiving and running back skills. we then transition into teaching the basics of blocking and tackling using the Heads Up safe tackling program by USA Football®.
Decide at anytime whether to formally join the Medford Renegades Football family.If you and your son choose not to continue, your 50.00 registration fee will be applied to another MYAA sport.
  
For more information, visit us at
Or contact Bill Rieger at 609-304-9808 bill.rieger@myaafootball.com 



Friday, July 10, 2015

Sign up a Friend....Receive $25 in Renegade Bucks

Sign up a Friend....Receive $25 in Renegade Bucks


If you've been a part of the MYAA Football program you know that the more players we have, the better able we are to provide the best experience for each child and family by having multiple teams at each weight class. This year we are introducing the 'Renegades Family and Friends' referral program. The program is offered to families who are registered and want to help in promoting our program to others in our community. For each new player who is referred by you and registers, we will provide you with a $25.00 credit towards clothing purchases. The player must be new to the program…Not on last year’s roster. Simply have them list your name when asked during the online registration process.

While you are on the beach, at the lake or the pool, talk to your friends....there's no limit on the amount you can earn and there will be some great Under Armour® and other top brand clothing and gear for players and parents available soon. 

TOMORROW - 20% Discount at Dick's Sporting Goods for Renegades Football and Cheer Day

The Medford Renegades are celebrating Youth Football/Cheerleading Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Saturday, July 18th!

All MYAA athletes and their family and friends  will receive 20% off their entire purchase!


Dick’s Sporting Goods is holding a special Appreciation Day for all of our participating players, cheerleaders, coaches and their family members.

Check out the details here: 
 Coupon


All of our members will receive 20% off their ENTIRE Purchase!
So join us for Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods as we gear up for the upcoming season.  Every season starts at Dick’s Sporting Goods!


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Time to Register for MYAA Football

Fall football registration is open
for athletes ages 5 to 14

Medford and Medford Lakes Parents

Registration is open for the 2015 fall football season. Team rosters are filling and coaches are beginning to prepare for the upcoming season. There is only a little over a month until our practices begin so register today.

Learn more at
www.myaafootball.com

Dedicated to developing outstanding athletes, excellent students and upstanding young men! 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Register Today for 2015 Fall Football Season


Fall football registration is open
for athletes ages 5 to 14

Only 3 days left to receive early registration discount
Register before June 1 and receive $25.00 off of registration fee

Join us for for a Pre Season clinic and open house 

June 8 at Hartford Crossing Football Field House
7:00 -9:00pm - Arrive anytime before 8:30

Parents will have the opportunity to learn about the modern, progressive
methods of coaching football including certification programs through Virtua
Health and USA Football that have changed the game and made it safer. Our
focus is on player safety, a focus that is unparalleled in any other local sports
program. Both our football and cheer programs provide a safe and positive
experience that develops lifelong skills including leadership, teamwork, discipline
and encourages social interaction by both children and parents. Our goal is not
to produce good players and cheerleaders but great young men and women.
 Future Player’s Training Clinic – Ages 5‐14. No experience necessary.
o Shawnee High School Football Coaches
Players will learn technique and skills in passing receiving, blocking and tackling
from Shawnee High School coaches. Coaches will be using the same methods of
teaching skills that both the youth and high school programs use. Methods that
focus on safety and technique, not hitting. No pads needed.
Visit
Parents will have the opportunity to learn about the modern, progressive
methods of coaching football including certification programs through Virtua
Health and USA Football that have changed the game and made it safer. Our
focus is on player safety, a focus that is unparalleled in any other local sports
program. Both our football and cheer programs provide a safe and positive
experience that develops lifelong skills including leadership, teamwork, discipline
and encourages social interaction by both children and parents. Our goal is not
to produce good players and cheerleaders but great young men and women.
 Future Player’s Training Clinic – Ages 5‐14. No experience necessary.
o Shawnee High School Football Coaches
Players will learn technique and skills in passing receiving, blocking and tackling
from Shawnee High School coaches. Coaches will be using the same methods of
teaching skills that both the youth and high school programs use. Methods that
focus on safety and technique, not hitting. No pads needed.
Visit
Parents will have the opportunity to meet the coaches and learn about our program. Registration will be available on site. Players will go out on the field and work with the coaches, learning some basics of our plays/systems and participate in informal skills competitions/evaluations.  

Learn more at


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Reminder - Tonight- Shawnee incoming freshman football parent player meeting.

ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADERS

SHAWNEE FROSH FOOTBALL PARENT-PLAYER ORIENTATION NIGHT
ANY INCOMING FRESHMAN INTERESTED  IN PLAYING FOOTBALL MUST ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 @ 7:00 PM IN THE LGI ROOM AT SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL (Large Group Instruction)
Please enter through Main Entrance
THIS ORIENTATION MEETING WILL GIVE ALL PARENTS & PLAYERS A CHANCE TO MEET THE COACHES & RECEIVE ALL INFORMATION NECESSARY TO BECOME A RENEGADE FOOTBALL PLAYER THIS FALL IMPORTANT DETAILS COVERED WILL BE:
-Family ID (Parent Permission Packet)
-Participation Fee
-Medical History & Medical Exam
-Pre-Season Nike Gear Ordering information
-Communication with Coaching Staff Protocol
Dates / Times of  Summer Football Camp
Dates / Times of Pre-Season Practices
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ATLEAST (1) PARENT ATTEND THIS MEETING ALONG WITH THEIR ATHLETE
Please address any questions to:

 Tim Gushue, Head Football Coach Shawnee High School tgushue@lrhsd.org

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

2015 Renegades Championship Football Camp


July 7-10, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Youth Camp: Ages 6-12 
Team Camp: Ages 13-18 
SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL
Medford, NJ 08055

The camp, directed by Tim Gushue, Head Football Coach at Shawnee is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game to beginners, as well as, the experienced varsity athlete looking to hone his skills for the coming season. Athletes will be placed in small groups according to age, level of ability, and experience. Beginners will receive general instruction along with drills to master the necessary fundamentals of the game. Experienced athletes will be given advanced instruction and placed in controlled, competitive drills, in order to duplicate the situations most often encountered on the varsity playing field.



Director
Tim Gushue has coached football for thirty-four years at Shawnee High School, the past 32 as the head coach. He was named the Brooks-Irvine Coach of the Year in 1992, 2004 and was named the ’93,’98 & 2004 Coach of the Year by the Burlington County Times. In 2002 he was the Coach of The Year for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Courier Post and the NJFCA. The Renegades were Conference Champs in ’93, ’95, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2010. Since 1992, the Renegades have compiled a 157-56-1 record and have been to the NJSIAA Finals in ’95, ’96,’98, and 2000. The Renegades have won State Championships in 2002, 2004, 2007,2008, 2013, & 2014..

Refer to the Camp brochure at the link below for more information and registration

2014 Championship Football Camp

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Shawnee Football - May 20 Freshman Parent-Player Orientation night

ATTENTION
ALL 8TH GRADERS

SHAWNEE FROSH FOOTBALL PARENT-PLAYER

ANY INCOMING FRESHMAN INTERESTED  IN PLAYING FOOTBALL
MUST ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
@ 7:00 PM IN THE LGI ROOM AT
SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL
(Large Group Instruction)
Please enter through Main Entrance

THIS ORIENTATION MEETING WILL GIVE
ALL PARENTS & PLAYERS A
CHANCE TO MEET THE COACHES
& RECEIVE ALL INFORMATION NECESSARY
TO BECOME A RENEGADE FOOTBALL PLAYER
THIS FALL

IMPORTANT DETAILS COVERED WILL BE:
-Family ID (Parent Permission Packet)
-Participation Fee
-Medical History & Medical Exam
-Pre-Season Nike Gear Ordering information
-Communication with Coaching Staff Protocol
Dates / Times of  Summer Football Camp
Dates / Times of Pre-Season Practices

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ATLEAST (1)
PARENT ATTEND THIS MEETING
ALONG WITH THEIR ATHLETE

Please address any questions to:
 Tim Gushue, Head Football Coach
Shawnee High School

tgushue@lrhsd.org

Friday, May 1, 2015

CORRECTED LINK - Renegades Football 7v7 Passing Clinic


The registration link contained in the previous post was incorrect. Please use http://clinic.myaafootball.com

MYAA Football and the Shawnee Renegades are pleased to offer a 7-on-7 passing and pass defense clinic that promises to be a unique experience for youth athletes. The 4 session clinic will be conducted by Tim Gushue, Head Football Coach and Gene Shulman Defensive Coordinator at Shawnee High School. The sessions will be focused on teaching the offensive and defensive positional fundamentals of the passing game including quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back positions. Each session will be fast moving including offensive and defensive group instruction and will conclude with 7-on-7 competition to reinforce and showcase the skills being taught.
This program is open to all athletes interested in developing the skills necessary to play the quarterback, wide receiver or defensive back positions.

Ages – Current 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Price – No Charge

Dates – Friday Nights 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Time - 7pm – 8:00/8:30pm (as daylight allows)

Location – Shawnee High School


Or contact Bill Rieger at bill.rieger@myaafootball.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

New Name, New Colors, Same Great Program

The 2015 season will usher in a new era for the MYAA Football program. After five decades as the Medford Indians wearing Black and Gold we will be joining the other MYAA sports programs by changing to the Medford Renegades and wearing Navy, Columbia and White. The decision to change was not taken lightly knowing the tremendous amount of pride that exists in our Medford Indians history. This includes my own family as all three of my sons grew up wearing black and gold but the colors and name date back to a time when there was no alignment with townships and high schools. The Medford Indians consisted of athletes from what is now the Shawnee, Lenape and Seneca sending areas. Today all Medford and Medford Lakes children attend Shawnee High School unless choosing an alternative private school. Mt Laurel children attend Lenape and the Tabernacle/Shamong area attend Seneca. In changing our colors, we join our neighboring township youth sports programs aligning with our townships and high schools.  Marlton switched from red to Cherokee orange awhile back, the Seneca program took on the green and gold when they formed their program and this year Fleetwood is also changing, adding Mt Laurel to their name and wearing Lenape Red Black and white.  




Friday, April 24, 2015

MYAA Football Changes Leagues

As an organization, the ultimate responsibility of MYAA football is to ensure that children from Medford and Medford Lakes are provided an opportunity to safely learn the game of football and prepare them for competition at the high school level. In doing so, we must balance challenging our program and players by participating at a high level of competition with ensuring that we do so in a league that includes other township programs that are aligned with us in terms of program size, developmental goals and sportsmanship.

Over the last few months, a group of parents and coaches performed a thorough analysis of our options regarding league competition and have concluded that our program, players and parents would be better served by moving to the South Jersey Independent Youth Football League. It was with some sadness that I had to inform South Jersey Elite of this decision recognizing that our organization’s history and legacy was built while competing in the SJE/Garden State league. Despite any flaws it may have, as do all leagues and organizations, the SJE has fostered and helped create some great memories and experiences, both through victories and defeats. But we need to continue to provide our players and families with the experience that we've all come to expect from MYAA football. Some of the most successful people in our community are Medford Indians alumni, including some of our current coaches. A large majority of our players choose to play at the next level in high school and many have continued their football careers in college but most important is the experience but most important is the experience and foundation that our program and football in general has provided. This is evident whether it’s a 50 year old who is coaching in our program or a 20 year old kid still coming out to help when he’s home from college. I can't stress enough how important it is that our program maintains our core values so our young kids still get to enjoy and benefit from the same experience that their older brothers and fathers had. And that is what has driven us through a difficult decision.     

In considering our objective of providing an enjoyable experience in learning the game and preparing for competition at the next level, we were forced to look at alternatives to the SJE league. In doing this, we focused primarily on our younger ages. We feel that our 5-10 year olds were at a disadvantage learning the game with the disparity in program sizes and recent departures of other similar sized programs making it difficult to justify remaining in the league. Moving forward, competing in the SJ Independent league offers us what we feel is a more appropriate age and weight groupings. They are as follows:

  • 65lb – ages 5,6
  • 80lb – ages 7,8
  • 95lb – ages 9,10
  • 110lb – ages 11,12
  • 125lb – ages 13,14
  • Junior High (Unlimited)  – 7th, 8th grades

Of notable interest is the 65lb weight class. This provides our 5 and 6 year olds with a true developmental experience similar to the SJE 70lb JV level where coaches remain on the field to guide and instruct players.

The move also provides us with competition against similar sized programs. Familiar programs that we will now be competing against include, Cherry Hill, Moorestown and Lumberton to name a few. As part of the evaluation we worked alongside Marlton and Fleetwood (Mt Laurel) so I’m happy to report that our Lenape School district rivalries will continue as both programs have also joined the new league.
   
In conjunction with our focus on providing an environment to safely prepare our players for high school competition, we are also working on a more unified and consistent approach to coaching. Shawnee High School's head coach Tim Gushue and defensive coordinator, Gene Shulman are providing us with direction for developing a football curriculum that will provide a continuous path, from 5 year olds up through our 8th grade players, that builds upon the previous experience from weight class to weight class, finishing with a player who when leaving the program is prepared to excel at the high school level. Of course this includes incorporating the same safer practice techniques and guidelines used at Shawnee, endorsed by USA Football and introduced to our program over the last few years.

With the change of leagues, our teams have been realigned due to the change in weights and ages. We have also expanded from five teams to six. Below you will find a link to an age chart to help you determine what team your son would likely be on this upcoming season. Also, due to the adjustment regarding which team players will now be age and weight eligible, our coaching assignments for each team still need to be determined. Once you determine which team your son will be on, contact me at bill.rieger@myaafootball.com  if you have interest in a coaching position on that team.

Follow this link for more information on our new league http://www.eteamz.com/sjiyfa/

In closing, I would like to thank our volunteer committee who gathered information, met with league representatives and ultimately made the decision to ensure that you and your children are afforded the best experience possible when choosing to play Medford football. 

I would also like to thank the members and board of the SJE football league, especially Mike DiFlorio and Tom Smith for their cooperation, genuine concern for our program and their understanding through this process. 'SJE' is a bunch of guys working tirelessly trying to give kids a chance to play football. We appreciate everything they have done  in providing a 1st class league where teams can compete at the highest level and I wish them, their organizations and the SJE league the best in the interest of providing South Jersey football players the opportunity to play the sport we all love.

I finally I would like to thank the South Jersey Independent league for accepting our program into the league. We look forward to working towards our common goal of providing all of our players the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game through a competitive but developmental experience.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MYAA Football is Looking for a Few Good Coaches


The MYAA Football program is looking for candidates to coach our 65lb (ages 5-6) and 80lb (ages 7-8) teams.

About Our Program

The Medford Indians football program is built on a foundation of hard work, dedication and commitment by our players, parents and coaches. We strive to not only create good players but great young men by teaching them important life skills they can carry with them long after they leave the program. Medford Indians MYAA Football is organized into six weight classes based on weight and age; 65lb (5-6), 80lb (7-8), 95lb (9-10), 110lb (11-12), 125lb (13-14) and Unlimited (13-14). Each weight class will have multiple teams based on roster size and players are evaluated and assigned to a team throughout the season that is appropriate for their development and ability.

The 65lb team is our youngest age group and is a developmental program. With coaches on the field during competition, players learn the basics of the game while working together with their teammates to succeed in the ultimate team sport. 80lb players, ages 7-8, take to the field themselves learning to communicate and run plays on their own while receiving direction from the sideline.


Being an MYAA Football Coach

Football experience is desired but coaching plans, technical instruction and playbooks are developed and provided by the program through a comprehensive coaching system developed by our senior level coaches  as well as the Shawnee high school football staff including head coach Tim Gushue and defensive coordinator Gene Shulman. Through coaching clinics and staff meetings, our coaches are provided the tools and knowledge to teach blocking and tackling fundamentals and the basics of the offensive and defensive systems our players will use at the older levels up to and including high school. 

Each team's coaching staff consists of 5-10 coaches. Positions include head coach who is responsible for overall direction of the team, preparing practice schedules, communicating with parents, and holds a position on the program's board. Our coaching staffs also include an offensive and defensive coordinator although head coaches usually assume one of those roles, position coaches and general assistants. Our staffs generally include a varying range of coaching skill and football experience, ideally with head coaches and coordinators having strong coaching, communication and organizational skills,  experienced former players coaching positions, and other parents with less experience willing to help out as assistants.

If you are interested in a coaching position, contact Bill Rieger at bill.rieger@myaafootball.com

More information can be found on our website www.myaafootball.com

Visit our YouTube channel where you will find video of our teams and get a feel of what our program is all about. https://www.youtube.com/user/myaafootballvideos



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Medford Football & NCAA Basketball = Fundraising Event

Excitement is mounting over The NCAA basketball tourney selection & seeding ...  A friendly reminder to let me know how many box squares you want for the championship game.  Thx for your support of Medford Indian football program!  


...............................................

Good Evening - with Bill Rieger's blessing, the Medford Indian Tackle Football program has decided to be a little more proactive this year with our fundraising efforts.  As a result, we are hoping you'll participate in this fundraiser.  This is an NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship Game BOX pool.  Think the Super Bowl box pool as it'll be run the same way. 

When you are no longer in the running for your NCAA bracket pool you'll still have something to cheer for, because this is basketball & every set of numbers is a potential winner...  

Please invite any/all your friends to participate.  If there's enough interest, and we hope there is, we'll open a 2nd pool.  If you're interested, please respond by 3/15!

RULES:
*$25 per square

*Email me the total # of squares you want I will randomly put your name in a box (respond to me ONLY)
     -if you want more than 1 box I will NOT choose the same row or column as your other boxes

*NOTE- last number of each team score is the # that's used to determine the winner 

PAYOUT:
*0-0 to start the game = wins $200

*Exact numbers at the end of 1st half = $400 (EX - Nova 41 & Kentucky 35, winning #s would be 1 nova & 5 Kentucky)

*Exact numbers at the end of the game = $400 (EX - Nova 88 & Kentucky 79, winning #s would be 8 nova & 9 Kentucky)

*once 100 squares are sold, I'll ask my trusted assistants (daughters age 5 & 8) to pick numbers 0 - 9 out of a hat & assign them to a row then columns accordingly 

*$1,500 of the proceeds will help offset some of the Medford Indian Tackle Football Program expenses.

The Medford Indian Football Program thanks you very much.  

Please mail checks to:

Todd Smick
5 Ridge Court
Medford, NJ  08055

Please NOTE on the check MYAA Football Pool

-- 
Todd A. Smick
Cell:  1-609-744-8760

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

MYAA Football Changes Leagues

As an organization, the ultimate responsibility of MYAA football is to ensure that children from Medford and Medford Lakes are provided an opportunity to safely learn the game of football and prepare them for competition at the high school level. In doing so, we must balance challenging our program and players by participating at a high level of competition with ensuring that we do so in a league that includes other township programs that are aligned with us in terms of program size, developmental goals and sportsmanship.

Over the last few months, a group of parents and coaches performed a thorough analysis of our options regarding league competition and have concluded that our program, players and parents would be better served by moving to the South Jersey Independent Youth Football League. It was with some sadness that I had to inform South Jersey Elite of this decision recognizing that our organization’s history and legacy was built while competing in the SJE/Garden State league. Despite any flaws it may have, as do all leagues and organizations, the SJE has fostered and helped create some great memories and experiences, both through victories and defeats. But we need to continue to provide our players and families with the experience that we've all come to expect from MYAA football. Some of the most successful people in our community are Medford Indians alumni, including some of our current coaches. A large majority of our players choose to play at the next level in high school and many have continued their football careers in college but most important is the experience but most important is the experience and foundation that our program and football in general has provided. This is evident whether it’s a 50 year old who is coaching in our program or a 20 year old kid still coming out to help when he’s home from college. I can't stress enough how important it is that our program maintains our core values so our young kids still get to enjoy and benefit from the same experience that their older brothers and fathers had. And that is what has driven us through a difficult decision.     

In considering our objective of providing an enjoyable experience in learning the game and preparing for competition at the next level, we were forced to look at alternatives to the SJE league. In doing this, we focused primarily on our younger ages. We feel that our 5-10 year olds were at a disadvantage learning the game with the disparity in program sizes and recent departures of other similar sized programs making it difficult to justify remaining in the league. Moving forward, competing in the SJ Independent league offers us what we feel is a more appropriate age and weight groupings. They are as follows:

  • 65lb – ages 5,6
  • 80lb – ages 7,8
  • 95lb – ages 9,10
  • 110lb – ages 11,12
  • 125lb – ages 13,14
  • Junior High (Unlimited)  – 7th, 8th grades

Of notable interest is the 65lb weight class. This provides our 5 and 6 year olds with a true developmental experience similar to the SJE 70lb JV level where coaches remain on the field to guide and instruct players.

The move also provides us with competition against similar sized programs. Familiar programs that we will now be competing against include, Cherry Hill, Moorestown and Lumberton to name a few. As part of the evaluation we worked alongside Marlton and Fleetwood (Mt Laurel) so I’m happy to report that our Lenape School district rivalries will continue as both programs have also joined the new league.
   
In conjunction with our focus on providing an environment to safely prepare our players for high school competition, we are also working on a more unified and consistent approach to coaching. Shawnee High School's head coach Tim Gushue and defensive coordinator, Gene Shulman are providing us with direction for developing a football curriculum that will provide a continuous path, from 5 year olds up through our 8th grade players, that builds upon the previous experience from weight class to weight class, finishing with a player who when leaving the program is prepared to excel at the high school level. Of course this includes incorporating the same safer practice techniques and guidelines used at Shawnee, endorsed by USA Football and introduced to our program over the last few years.

With the change of leagues, our teams have been realigned due to the change in weights and ages. We have also expanded from five teams to six. Below you will find a link to an age chart to help you determine what team your son would likely be on this upcoming season. Also, due to the adjustment regarding which team players will now be age and weight eligible, our coaching assignments for each team still need to be determined. Once you determine which team your son will be on, contact me at bill.rieger@myaafootball.com  if you have interest in a coaching position on that team.
 

Follow this link for more information on our new league http://www.eteamz.com/sjiyfa/

In closing, I would like to thank our volunteer committee who gathered information, met with league representatives and ultimately made the decision to ensure that you and your children are afforded the best experience possible when choosing to play Medford football. 

I would also like to thank the members and board of the SJE football league, especially Mike DiFlorio and Tom Smith for their cooperation, genuine concern for our program and their understanding through this process. 'SJE' is a bunch of guys working tirelessly trying to give kids a chance to play football. We appreciate everything they have done  in providing a 1st class league where teams can compete at the highest level and I wish them, their organizations and the SJE league the best in the interest of providing South Jersey football players the opportunity to play the sport we all love.

I finally I would like to thank the South Jersey Independent league for accepting our program into the league. We look forward to working towards our common goal of providing all of our players the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game through a competitive but developmental experience.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Elite QB 7 Week Quarterback Camp at the Pinelands



For quarterbacks or players who would like to work at the position in the future, EliteQB is holding a 7 week quarterback training program at the Pinelands this spring. Follow the link below for more information.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-yHaMZl0f56ZVhHRmZjcDdMeE0/view?usp=sharing

Saturday, February 14, 2015

20% off at Sports Authority

Football players and parents can help support the MYAA Warriors lacrosse program by shopping at Sports Authority during the MYAA Warriors Lacrosse Appreciation Weekend, Feb 28th - Mar 1. Simply present this coupon and receive 20% off your entire order.