8th Grade AAYFL
Thank you to all of our coaches, players, parents and
End of Year Events:
November 8 - Equipment Hand In - 8am at the storage shed.
If you cannot hand in your equipment that day you must make
arrangements with your head coach.
November 8 - 12:00 - End of year banquet at Oakwood Elementary
New Information Posted:
Maps and Directions
Oshkosh Flyers Football Club is a member
All American Youth Football
Competitive Youth Football for 5th, 6th,
7th & 8th Grade
OSHKOSH FLYERS FOOTBALL
A Note from our President - Bob Dahl
Greeting Flyers Parents and Players,
The dog days of August are almost behind us; the boys and coaches have been working hard over the past several weeks and I think we saw some quality football played at the scrimmage on Saturday. Once school begins the players will have new challenges with juggling family, school, and football. They will have to budget their time to get their school work done, get plenty of rest, and eat good meals so they can be effective in the classroom, at home, and on the field.
I would like to recognize a few people within our organization; without their commitment to the Flyers things would not run as smooth as they do for the coaches and the parents.
Sue Ludwig is our treasurer, but she does so much more than just collect money and pay the bills. She also makes up the player rosters to send into the league, makes sure the coaches rosters are sent in, handles all of the cookie dough/pizza fundraiser coordinating which is a huge job, and sends out all the reminders to the parents when needed. And there is much more Sue does to make life easier for myself and all the coaches. So when you see Sue at the games please stop by and thank her for all she does for the Flyers.
Jean Framke is our volunteer coordinator, I’m sure most of you know who Jean is by now. Jean makes sure everyone is where they are supposed to be and when they are supposed to be there. She is at the field at 8:00am and doesn’t leave until after 4:00pm for our home games. She has to make sure all the food and drinks for the concessions are coordinated along with the all the staffing of the concessions and chain gang people as well. Jean also works closely with Sue, the parent reps, and the coaches to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Brian Dunn is our equipment manager and his job is a thankless task. He makes sure the all the equipment is inventoried, old stuff is replaced, and new equipment is ordered in a timely manner. We believe we have some of the best equipment available to our players.
Last, I would like to thank all of our coaches for all the time they put in everyday preparing your boys for the upcoming season. Their tireless efforts to take a group of 35 or so boys and meld them into a team; and along the way teach them the fundamentals of football, to respect one another, and to work hard for a common goal is greatly appreciated.
So when you are at the games, and the clock hits zero, please try and remember that these are all volunteers trying to work together to have a place for your boys to go to play football, and hopefully the boys learn the importance of what a team is and the sacrifice it takes from everyone to make this organization run as smooth as it does. Take the time to thank the coaches no matter what the outcome is, show your boys how much you appreciate the hard work they put in as well.
Good luck to all the players, coaches, parents, and volunteers; without all of your help and support none of this would be possible.
BFS; Bigger, Faster, Stronger weight training program.
Last year the Oshkosh Flyers started a weight training program under the direction of Coach Joe Schleis based on the BFS; Bigger, Faster, Stronger weight training program. As an organization we saw the benefits our athletes were rewarded with after a full season of weight training. By the end of the season we felt our kids were Bigger, Faster, and Stronger than our opponents. After our season was completed, Oshkosh West offered an off-season weight training program for our athletes to utilize at their facility and it was called CATS. There was a pretty good turnout of middle school kids and then we opened it up to 4th graders as well and they jumped right in there with the older boys.
Because of the momentum this program seems to have the Flyers wanted some of our coaches to become BFS certified. Therefore during the summer three of our coaches; Joe Framke, Kelly Schmitt, and Dave Hickman became BFS certified. Joe Schleis will run our weight training program during the season this year and with the help of Joe, Kelly, and Dave, we will have the boys weight training on Mondays and Thursdays like we did last year. If you want to watch the boys go thru the circuit please come to practice on one of those nights it is really neat to see them in action and the motivation Joe brings to this program.
Yesterday I was
driving home and
passed a high school
At the time the
about 87F. My first
impulse was to look
at the amount of
gear the athlete's
were wearing. My
second impulse was
to write to each of
the Flyer's parents.
I have coached with many
of the Flyer's
coaches and I can
assure each parent
that these coaches
are some of the
best. They are not
knowledgeable in the
sport we all love to
coach, but one of
our main concerns is
the safety of the
athlete. I am
and humbled when I
was asked to be the
player safety coach
help, I ask for your
during this season.
is the single most
benefit against heat
illnesses. It takes
an average of 10-14
days for full
effect, but it
young athlete's need
acclimatizing today. This
means less time
thumbs with xbox and
wii and more time
outside in the
their bodies to
first practice is 11
Now, you ask why I
may be writing to
you about this?
AND NEEDS TO START
TODAY. Do I need to
repeat that :-) ?
If we start
hydration now, their
bodies will be ready
for the practices
coming up. Water is
the easiest, least
expensive form of
sugar which most
kids like the taste
better, so it is
easier to hydrate
maintain a lower
core temperature, a
lower heart rate,
and increase their
ability to store
water for enhanced
sweating which cools
The coaches always
adjust practices in
water, and rest
practice. We have
plans in place for
any signs of heat
illness. But, we
can really use the
with your commitment
Affinity Health System is running a Community Baseline Project which is Pre-Concussion Testing for Athletes that are in club, middle school, and local athletic programs and don't have access to ImPACT testing until they reach the high school levels. The testing dates and details are listed on the link below with direct links to schedule testing. Cost is only $10 and it is open to all kids age 11 and older! Please pass this on to as many coaches, teams, and parents as possible! The link below is user friendly but please let whom-ever you pass this on to know that they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if they would like actual brochures!
July 19, 2014 Equipment Handout
Equipment handout will be on Saturday,
July 19th, at the Flyers Storage Shed on Omro Rd (old Hwy 21) just east
of where it intersects with new Hwy 21. If you are unable to be at
equipment handout, please let your head coach know BEFORE Saturday, July 19th
so he is not waiting for you. It is your responsibility to make alternate
arrangements to pick up your equipment.
Equipment is dispersed by grade level so
please come at the appropriate time.
8th grade-8:30 AM
7th grade- 9:30 AM 6th grade-10:30 AM
5th grade-11:30 AM
Need to contact the head coach for your
team? Click here for coaches contact
CATS is a training program
for 5th through 8th graders
to enhance performance for all
sports. Monday and Thursday evenings at the Oshkosh West weight room.
more information - click here.
you to Aurora Medical
Medical Center will be providing
trainers at all of the home
games again this year. This is a
very generous donation and a
great help to the Flyers
It is very
much appreciated by our staff
and our players and parents.
A gentle reminder to parents:
Parents, our league is very specific in who is allowed to coach our teams. All coaches must be certified and have a background check before they can coach. Our Club can face huge fines and suspension for not abiding to this rule. Both during practice and on game days, please allow the coaches and players to concentrate on the task at hand and remind your family/friends that talking with the players and/or offering "advise" from the sidelines causes distraction to the player and the team. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. If you have a concern about your son, please address it with your head coach, preferably not on game day.
As always, if you have a concern, please do not hesitate to talk with your head coach or a member of our Executive Board - Bob Dahl, or Pete Nichols.
Please be sure to utilize our website all
season long as it is the most effective way to keep up-to-date.
Practice Field - All Flyers teams will
Carl Traeger Elementary/Middle School for the 2014 season.
Team Notes - Check for important
messages from your head coach
Home Games - All home games are played
at Oshkosh West High School.
Volunteer Sign-Up -
please sign up to help at our home games.
Order Flyers Merchandise
- If you have a current e-mail address (we do NOT share your e-mail)
please e-mail to
so we can add you to
our Flyers broadcast list and keep you up to date with important
We created a photo link site on
for photos. We have several parents that take pictures at many of
the games and they have shared them with the rest of the players via our
Photo Site. We appreciate their contribution to our club and thank
them for their efforts.
Click here for our Photo Site
Please feel free to upload pictures you have taken to
share with the team.
If there is severe weather the coaches
may delay or cancel practice, but all players should show up at the practice
field on time and ready to practice.
If severe weather should halt
practice the coaches will determine if the practice should be delayed or
cancelled. In the event that practice is cancelled parents must be
available to pick up their children before the scheduled time.
Click here for more information on
Severe Weather Procedures
There are a number of opportunities for parents
to help out. The board is expecting all parents work at least two events.
This can be one fundraising event and one game-day job, or two game-day jobs.
Your choice, all you have to do is sign
Remember...working events is part of your commitment to the team!
We need everyone to pitch in and help to make this a fun and successful season.