The 2011 NOF season is very nearly under way. Practice for all teams starts on Monday, thumb August 8th. Almost 1, no rx 000 young players and cheerleaders comprising 45 teams in Nampa, Middleton, Caldwell and Melba will be taking the field at parks and schools all over the county.
Obviously it is still hot and temperatures can reach 100 degrees or more during practice. Water breaks of at least 5 minutes are REQUIRED every 1/2 hour and players should be allowed to drink water AT ANY TIME.
Optimist Football has the following rules regarding practice sessions:
Flag – 4 sessions per week not longer than 1 1/2 hours (first two weeks) – 3 sessions/week not more than 1 hour after Jamboree.
Tackle – 5 sessions/week not longer than 2 hours (first two weeks) – 4 sessions/week not more than 1 1/2 hours after Jamboree.
No double sessions (2 a days) are allowed.
NO CONTACT is allowed during the first 3 practices.
These rules are in place to protect the players and we take them very seriously. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your League Director or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamboree is August 20th. Your coach will receive a schedule the week of August 15th. Regular season game schedules are usually distributed to coaches at Jamboree.
Saturday August 27th is first game day for everyone.
This is a very exciting time for all our players, coaches and parents. As the season begins anything is possible. We are working hard to make sure you and your child have a great football experience. Please help us by communicating via email with any questions or comments. Positive comments are always welcome!
Have a great season!