Oshkosh Flyers Football Club

Competitive Youth Football for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

Oshkosh Flyers Football Club - Oshkosh WI


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~~ Congratulations to the 8th Grade team ~ AAYFL Grand Champions !! ~






8th Grade AAYFL Grand Champions!!


Thank you to all of our coaches, players, parents and sponsors!


Oshkosh West Custodial Staff ~ Oshkosh West Booster Club

Traeger Middle School~ Beck’s Meats

The Butcher Block ~ O’Marro’s ~ Serv-Ice

Cousin's Subs ~ Cardinal Construction

Dental Associates ~ Kossel's Appliances

And thank you to Alyssa Crossman from Aurora Medical for volunteering her time to take care of our training needs on Saturday game days


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


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Oshkosh Flyers Football Club is a member of the

All American Youth Football League (AAYFL)


Competitive Youth Football for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade






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. 

Go Flyers!

Bob Dahl


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 football practice.  At the time the temperature was 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 only extremely knowledgeable in the sport we all love to coach, but one of our main concerns is the safety of the athlete.  I am extremely honored and humbled when I was asked to be the player safety coach for this organization.  To help, I ask for your continued support during this season.

Heat acclimatization (ah-climb-it-I-zay-shun) is the single most important protective benefit against heat illnesses.  It takes an average of 10-14 days for full effect, but it starts providing benefits immediately.  Our young athlete's need to start acclimatizing today.  This means less time exercising their thumbs with xbox and wii and more time outside in the warmer temperatures allowing their bodies to adapt. Their first practice is 11 days away.
Now, you ask why I may be writing to you about this?
HYDRATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND NEEDS TO START TODAY.  Do I need to repeat that :-) ?  If we start emphasizing hydration now, their bodies will be ready for the practices coming up.  Water is the easiest, least expensive form of hydration. Sports drinks provide electrolytes and sugar which most kids like the taste better, so it is easier to hydrate them.  Proper hydration helps their bodies maintain a lower core temperature, a lower heart rate, and increase their ability to store water for enhanced sweating which cools the body.
The coaches always adjust practices in accordance to extreme heat conditions, provide water, and rest breaks during practice.  We have emergency action plans in place for any signs of heat illness.  But, we can really use the parents help with your commitment to start acclimatizing your child, starting today.

Geoffrey Smith
USA Football Heads Up Certified
Oshkosh West Player Safety Coach

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 akraemer@affinityhealth.org with any questions or if they would like actual brochures!

Thank You,



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 information




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.  For more information - click here.


Thank you to Aurora Medical

Aurora 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 organization.

Also, Aurora will be offering a baseline screening for concussions. The cost is $15.00 per player.   We will be giving each player an informational sheet providing information on this procedure.  Click here for details.

It is very much appreciated by our staff and our players and parents.

Thanks Aurora!


Reminders to Parents and Volunteers

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.

Oshkosh Flyers Merchandise



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Please be sure to utilize our website all season long as it is the most effective way to keep up-to-date.


Important  Dates:

  • November 8 ~ Equipment Hand In ~ 8am at the storage shed

  • November 8 ~ End of year banquet 12:00 at Oakwood Elementary

Quick Links:

Important Reminders:

  • Practice Field - All Flyers teams will practice at 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

  • Email - If you have a current e-mail address (we do NOT share your e-mail) please e-mail to info@oshkoshflyers.com  so we can add you to our Flyers broadcast list and keep you up to date with important team information.

Season Photos:

We created a photo link site on Shutterfly 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.

Severe Weather:

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 up


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.

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Oshkosh Flyers Football Club

PO Box 3092

Oshkosh WI  54903

For problems or questions regarding this Web site contact Janet Dahl
Last updated: 11/07/14