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Mar, 2019

Registration Opening Soon

As an organization, it has always been the mission of the SC Lions to provide our families with the highest quality experience possible for youth cheerleading and football.  We focus on character building, teamwork and the basic fundamentals to help prepare our kids for future success in all facets of life.  One of the things that have made the Lions so successful is our constant ability to adapt and work on shaping a league that meets the changing needs of our families.
With this in mind we'd like to revamp our Flag program, so that it that will accommodate as many people as possible, while keeping with the strict standards of the Lions.  We are going to open our Flag program up to any 5, 6, 7 or 8 year old.  Participants will have the option of selecting the Travel Team (5-7 year olds) or the In-House League (5-8 year olds).  The travel team will follow the same schedule as the PW and Midget teams, while the In-House League WILL HAVE ALL PRACTICES AND GAMES IN STATE COLLEGE.  
Based on numbers we will break up the teams into even squads of about 8-10 kids.  Hopefully, we will have the numbers to have several teams of 5-6 year olds and several teams of 7-8 year olds, however numbers will dictate our breakdowns.  Last year we had over 30 kids sign up for Flag Football.  By increasing the age limit and having the games and practices all played in State College, we believe we can increase these numbers even more.  But we need your help!  On April 1st, we are going to open Registration and we're asking everyone to sign up early and to tell your friends, as we will most likely have a limit this year!  Additionally, we'd like any and all feedback (positive or negative) from our existing parents as soon as possible, before we announce it publicly.
A few answers to some questions, we're sure you're asking -
- 8 year olds that would like to play tackle may do so 
- 7 year olds that would like to play tackle must reach out to Coach Rob and the coaches and parents will together decide which level is right on an individual basis.
- For families with siblings on Cheer, or PW or Midget Football (or anyone that enjoys playing teams outside of State College) - There will be at least 1 travel Flag team, ages are still 5-7 and yes, they will also have games scheduled against the "in-house" Flag teams to ensure more quality matchups than last season.
- There will be 2 practices per week and games on Sunday.
- There will be 3 squads for Cheerleading, Flag (5-7), PW (8-10) and Midget (11-13).
The JVFL has voted to change the ages for PW and Midget to be 8-10 (unlimited weight between the tackles, 115 pound ball carrier weight) at Pee Wee and 11-12 (unlimited weights between the tackles, 155 pound ball carrier weight) and lighter 13 year olds (150 lbs between the tackles, 130 pound ball carrier weight) for Midgets.
The League Age date is now AUGUST 1.  To be clear, the age of your son or daughter on July 31st of this year, will be their League Age for the entire season.  Examples - If you're daughter turns 11 on July 27th, she would be League Age 11 and be on the Midget team.  If your son turns 11 on August 3rd, he would be League Age 10 and on the Pee Wee team... 
LASTLY, WE ARE HAVING A PARENT INFO SESSION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR RETURNING AND NEW FAMILIES!  It will be held at Step by Step, 106 Village Drive, from 10 am - 12 pm on Sunday, March 31st.  Please come if you have any questions and please bring any friends who may be interested!

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