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Upcoming Events

Junior Popes
Tackle Football
Fall League

August - October

Grades: 5th & 6th

Pius XI
Youth Football
Camp

Location: Dyer Field
Grades: 5th - 9th

July 14 - July 16

Program Details

 

League Information





Equipment


Athletes will be given these items that MUST be given back at the end of the season:

  • Helmet
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Game Day Jerseys
  • Game Day Pants
Athletes will be given a Junior Popes Spirit Pack which they can keep:
  • Practice Jersey
  • Practice Pants
  • Junior Popes Pass (This will give every athlete free admission to Pius XI Football home games)
Athletes must provide their own:
  • Cleats
  • Water Bottle
  • Girdle
  • Belt
  • Compression Shorts (A cup is advised but not required)
  • Socks
You can purchase your own equipment if you feel it is necessary.




Practice Schedule


TBD

*This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change at any time by discretion of the Junior Popes Football coaches and/or Youth Activities Coordinator, Kate Stone*




Game Schedule


Coming soon.




Parent Code of Conduct


I will encourage sportsmanship by providing positive support of all players, coaches, and officials. I will treat all players, officials, coaches, and parents with respect regardless of race, sex, age, or ability. I will teach my child to do the same. I will be sure to maintain a positive attitude despite the outcome of any competition. The game is for my child and should always remain fun. I will not yell at my child or another participant for making a mistake. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike behavior such as booing, taunting, or using offensive language. I will respect the officials' calls and never yell at, approach, or question them during a competition. I will refrain from coaching during the game unless I am an official coach. I will never yell at, approach, or question a coach during a game. If I am upset with a coach's strategy or decision during a game, I will wait 24 hours to contact the coach and discuss my concern with them. I will show my dedication to the program by volunteering some of my time to assist in the success of the program. I will take the time to know, understand, and appreciate the rules of the competition. I demand a safe, healthy environment for my child that is free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful substances and I will refrain from their use. I understand I will be asked to leave a practice or competition if I show up intoxicated or in possession of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or other harmful substances. My number one goal as a parent is to make sure my child is safe and having fun.




Volunteer Policy


The Junior Popes is a program of volunteers. The success of the program depends on those who devote their time to it. We consider the program a family, and therefore, we must support each other. Each parent is required to devote some of their time to the program. Some volunteer positions include:

  • Head/Assistant Coach
  • Team Manager
  • Concessions
  • Photographer
  • Scoreboard
  • Scorebook
  • Chain Crew
  • Fundraiser/Banquet Volunteer
A signup sheet will be sent out in July. All parents must pay a $100 volunteer deposit at the beginning of the season. If a parent does not sign up and/or does not complete their volunteer requirements, this $100 will not be given back at the end of the season. If the volunteer requirement is completed, the $100 will go back to each family. Your child is not fully registered and will not get to play until you sign up for a volunteer position or pay the buyout fee.




Age Requirements


No players can participate on or after their 15th birthday. Players in the 9th grade or above are prohibited from participating. Players must be current 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th graders.