Non-Profit Premier Youth Football & Cheer Program in Hunterdon County New Jersey

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The Howl 07/19/2018

 

July 19, 2018

 

Excitement is building, only four days until practice starts for most of our competitive teams at Union Forge Field!  

 

Below is a summary of the today’s update:

  • Free Flag Football Registrations for 2018
  • What do I Need for my Athlete?
  • Volunteer Update
  • Why Donate?

FREE FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRAIONS FOR 2018

We received a generous donation earmarked for Flag Football registrations. If you know any families with a child who would like to join the team (age 5 or 6 on 7/31/18) forward a link to our website, www.hunterdonflagfootball.com or have them reach out to us at .

If you already registered and paid for Flag Football we will contact you this evening.

Our first two (2) Flag Football practices are at Union Forge Field from 6pm-7:15pm on 8/14/18 and 8/16/18.


WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY ATHLETE?

New and even seasoned parents sometimes could use a list of equipment each year. This is an overview to get you started. Individual coaches will provide more details as the season ramps up. Please email if you have additional questions.

 

Flag Football
  • Game Shirt (Issued by Huskies)
  • Belt/Flags (Issued by Huskies)
  • Cleats
  • Water Bottle
Football Ages 7 & up
  • Helmet with chin strap (Issued by Huskies)
  • Shoulder Pads (Issued by Huskies)
  • Game Jerseys (Issued by Huskies)
  • Game Pants with built in knee pads and belt (Issued by Huskies)
  • Mouth Guard (recommend having an extra, player cannot go on field without one)
  • Compression short, pant or girdle with padding to wear under game pants 
  • Practice pants with built in pads (thigh, hip and knee)
  • Compression shirt with rib pad (or compression shirt with integrated chest/rib/back padding) or compression shirt with rib spine back pads combo
  • Jockstrap and Cup (or just cup if wearing with integrated pants/girdle)
  • Football Socks for Games/Practice (black)
  • Water Bottle (squirt bottles are helpful, so kids can hydrate with helmets on)
  • OPTIONAL Gear Bag (something to protect their phones and/or carry to practice/games)
  • OPTIONAL Gloves
  • OPTIONAL Slide sandals after kids take off cleats before getting in your car
  • OPTIONAL Skull caps to keep hair out of eyes
  • OPTIONAL Small hand towel for after practice
Cheer

 

All Cheer Teams:

  • Game Top (Issued by Huskies)
  • Game Skirt (Issued by Huskies)
  • Game Day Bow (Issued by Huskies)
  • Black Bloomer (for under uniform skirt) **
  • White no-show socks **
  • Sneakers (solid white)
  • Water Bottle
  • Clear Rain Poncho
  • OPTIONAL Team Jacket**

Competitive Cheer Teams Only:

  • Practice Shirts (will be discussed at team level)
  • Practice Shorts (will be discussed at team level)
  • Mat Shoes (Nfinity Evolution or Nike Sideline Cheer Sneaker)**
  • Competition Bow (Parents Fund at team level)

** Can be purchased via Destination Athlete Online Store, Susie will send notification on Cheer equipment policy once store is live.  Destination Athlete Accessory Store


VOLUNTEER UPDATE

Thank you to those who have already signed up! If you're at the field, please consider volunteering at the snack shack while the kids are practicing.

Open shifts are listed on this link.

Please log in to your Huskies website account to manage your shifts. More information about this policy is listed here in our Parent Requirements Section of the website.


WHY DONATE

Why donate to the Hunterdon Huskies?

While our association is run by volunteers, we still pay for practice fields, indoor facilities, game day fields, game operations, referees, uniforms, financial aid, and insurance. The Huskies rely heavily on donations, fundraising and sponsors to make this a great experience for the children. 

 

A message from our League President:

For the past 43 years, the non-profit Hunterdon Huskies American Youth Football Organization has provided our local youth with the opportunity to excel in football and cheer programs. The commitment required on the field (hundreds of hours during the course of an entire season) and in the classroom builds character, self-reliance, accountability, teamwork, and discipline in our children, which serve them well as they advance in life, as proven by the many scholastic and professional successes of former Huskies.
 
Making unprecedented Huskies History, our 2016 Pee Wee Football Team earned a AYF Division 2 National Championship title, which was a back-to-back National Championship win for these boys. Our cheer teams followed and in Fall 2017 our D14 placed 2nd in the nation and our D12 earned the 2017 National Champion title!


Our goal is to raise funds during our 2018 Hunterdon Huskies “Make It Happen” Drive. These funds will be utilized to fulfill our immediate objective of ensuring every player has the opportunity make this special trip. These funds will be used to enable future football teams and cheerleaders to participate in the American Youth Football and Cheer National Championships held annually in Orlando, Florida.
 
The Hunterdon Huskies organization is a tax-qualified charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code so your contribution is tax-deductible (Form W-9 included).

Link to donate to the Huskies
Contributions can be made via the PayPal link above or by mail (checks payable to HBAA):

Hunterdon Huskies, P.O. Box 550, Annandale, NJ 08801


Thank you for your consideration,

Daniel Van Volkenburgh

President, Hunterdon Huskies

Contact: dvanvolken_2000@yahoo.com


by posted 07/19/2018
Hunterdon Democrat Article on the Huskies
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The Hunterdon Huskies recently held their annual NFL Football Camp at Union Forge Field in High Bridge, which was open to all area athletes between 5 and 14 years of age. This year, a single day cheer clinic was also added to the program. Former NFL players and coaches Major Harris, QB (LA), Bobby Jackson, DB (NYJ), Luke Burroughs, DE (NFL), Amani Toomer, WR (NYG), Jesse Armstead, LB (NYG), Ian Scott, NT (NFL), Marcel Ship, RB (NFL), David Grant, DE (NFL), Al Singleton, LB (NFL), Nevel Hewitt, LB (NFL), Lamont Burns, OL (NFL), Lamont White, DB (CFL), and Phil Edwards (Coach) participated in helping the young athletes with drills and skills over the 2-day camp.

Local youth football camp deemed success

The Hunterdon Huskies recently held their annual NFL Football Camp at Union Forge Field in High Bridge, which was open to all area athletes between 5 and 14 years of age. This year, a single day cheer clinic was also added to the program. Former NFL players and coaches Major Harris, QB (LA), Bobby Jackson, DB (NYJ), Luke Burroughs, DE (NFL), Amani Toomer, WR (NYG), Jesse Armstead, LB (NYG), Ian Scott, NT (NFL), Marcel Ship, RB (NFL), David Grant, DE (NFL), Al Singleton, LB (NFL), Nevel Hewitt, LB (NFL), Lamont Burns, OL (NFL), Lamont White, DB (CFL), and Phil Edwards (Coach) participated in helping the young athletes with drills and skills over the 2-day camp.(Courtesy photo)

The Hunterdon Huskies recently held their annual NFL Football Camp at Union Forge Field in High Bridge, which was open to all area athletes between 5 and 14 years of age. This year, a single day cheer clinic was also added to the program. Former NFL players and coaches Major Harris, QB (LA), Bobby Jackson, DB (NYJ), Luke Burroughs, DE (NFL), Amani Toomer, WR (NYG), Jesse Armstead, LB (NYG), Ian Scott, NT (NFL), Marcel Ship, RB (NFL), David Grant, DE (NFL), Al Singleton, LB (NFL), Nevel Hewitt, LB (NFL), Lamont Burns, OL (NFL), Lamont White, DB (CFL), and Phil Edwards (Coach) participated in helping the young athletes with drills and skills over the 2-day camp.

Hunterdon Huskies President Dan VanVolkenburgh says, "It is always great to see so many athletes attend our camp each year!  While the Hunterdon Huskies participate in the American Youth premier football and cheer leagues, athletes of all abilities are welcome to join our Huskies Nation. There is still time for you to register with us this season!"

The Hunterdon Huskies have 12 National Championships, 11 State Championships, 28 Conference Championships, and compete in the American Youth Football (AYF) and American Youth Cheer (AYC) programs. The National Champion Hunterdon Huskies are part of the Jersey Shore Conference in the Big East Region within the AYF and AYC, the largest youth football and cheerleading organization in the world.

Football and Cheer registration is currently open. There are no weight limits.  The practice season starts for most divisions on July 23rd at Union Forge Field. Visit www.HunterdonHuskies.com for registration and additional information, and on facebook at Hunterdon Huskies.

 

by posted 07/17/2018
The Howl 07/17/2018

 

July 17, 2018

 

Dear Huskies Nation,

We are days away from the start of another exciting season of Huskies Football and Cheer. Be sure to check the website for 2018 Key Dates listed in both Football and Cheer sections. Game schedules are expected mid-August and uniform distribution for teams not listed below are forthcoming. 

Below is a summary of the information posted in this update:

  • Using Amazon Prime to Support the Huskies
  • Volunteers Needed for Next Week
  • Parent Equipment Exchange Page
  • Uniform Distribution (Football 8/9U, 10U, 13/14U)
    • Equipment Bond 
    • Work Bond 
  • Beverage Donations
  • ​Sponsorship Opportunities

Using Amazon Prime to Support the Huskies

Just because Amazon's Prime Day ends at midnight 7/17 you can help support the Huskies any time you shop at Amazon, see below for details.

 


VOLUNTEERS

The Hunterdon Huskies is a 100% volunteer organization. Our volunteers are the foundation of the organization and we rely on the generosity of our families time and talent to run our snack shack and assist with game day activities/events. 

We need your help to get the season started. While there are minimum requirements for all parents to volunteer, there is no limit if you have the time to help out at the field.

Open shifts are listed on this link.

Please log in to your Huskies website account to manage your shifts. More information about this policy is listed here in our Parent Requirements Section of the website.

 


PARENT EQUIPMENT EXCHANGE PAGE

Do you have any football or cheer equipment/supplies your child no longer needs and want to sell or offer to our athlete families? Post your item on the Parent Exchange Page

RULES:

  • Posts are exclusively for new or gently used football/cheerleading equipment only
  • Items are first come, first serve (please take down your item after sold)
  • Please post actual pictures of the items for sale, no stock photos please 
  • Include price (best offer), product and contact info
  • If you have a group of items please put them in 1 post/image
  • No advertising of any kind (see sponsorship opportunities for options)
  • Strongly suggest exchanges/pickups only during practice hours at the field by snack shack facing the field

This information is subject to change as needed for the success and safety of this group


UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION (Football 8/9U, 10U, 13/14U)

Location: Union Forge Field

07/23/18 7:45pm 13/14U

07/23/18 7:45pm 10U

07/23/18 7:45pm 8/9U

Please read the below carefully as there are certain items you must bring with you in order to receive your equipment.

Equipment Bond

Before picking up your equipment each player must provide an equipment bond check.  The check should be in the amount of $200 and made payable to “High Bridge Athletic Association”. The check should be dated December 1, 2018.  In the memo section of each check should be the player’s name and the words “Equipment Bond”.  Please note that no equipment will be provided to any player who does not provide this check.

Work Bond

Unless a family is exempt, no equipment will be distributed to any player whose family does not provide a work bond check.  The work bond check should be in the amount of $200 and once again made payable to “High Bridge Athletic Association”.  This check too must be dated December 1, 2018.  The Huskies will hold these checks until such time as the season concludes and if the family fulfills their work bond obligations, the check will either be returned to the family or destroyed at their direction. If any family has an issue with providing a check, you must contact Carolyn Farino via email at   prior to the your equipment distribution date. 

Below is a list of options to fulfill your Work Bond requirement. While additional opportunities may become available during the season we strongly suggest that you sign up for the item listed.

What Tasks can I do to Fulfill My Work Bond?

All families are required to volunteer 4 hours per season. 

  • 2 hours must be fulfilled in the snack shack
  • 2 hours doing the following (please note that this list is not exclusive is subject to change during the season):

Game Day Activities: Field Set Up, Field Break Down (including garbage pickup), Garbage & Bathroom Patrol, Apparel Barn, Chain Gang

Bonfire: Ticket Check In, 50/50 Sales, Apparel barn, Field Set Up, Field Break Down (Includes garbage)

Raffle Dinner: Event Set Up, Food Service, 50/50 Sales, Event Break Down

Banquet: Event Set Up, Tricky Tray Table Sales (Raffles Baskets), Participant Check In, Event Clean Up

Opt-out: If you do not wish to perform the volunteer service required to fulfill your work bond you may present a check in the amount of $250.00 made payable to the “High Bridge Athletic Association” and your duty will be marked as discharged.   Please note that no equipment will be provided to any player who does not provide this check, qualify for a waiver or opts to buy out of their work bond requirement. 

Where do I sign up for volunteer hours?

Sign in to your huskies website account:

  • Click Purple Volunteer Shifts Button on the right side of the Home Page
  • Go to Parent Tab, click Open Volunteer Shifts from the menu
  • or click this link 

BEVERAGE DONATIONS NEEDED

*Please delivery by 8/1/18*

  • The Huskies are asking each family to provide drinks to be sold at our concession stand.  The requested drinks will be assigned based on your athletes last name:
  • Please bring your donation to the concession stand during our summer practices.  When delivering your drinks please place some type of marking that lets us know the last name of the athlete who is providing the drinks.
 
Athlete Last Name Product How many?
A-C Coke or Pepsi One dozen 12 oz. cans
D-I Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi One dozen 12 oz. cans
J-L Root Beer One dozen 12 oz. cans
M-O Sprite or 7-Up One dozen 12 oz. cans
P-Z Gatorade/Powerade Six 16.9 oz. plastic bottles

 


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

by posted 07/17/2018
Shopping on Amazon

 

PRIME DAY - BIRTHDAYS - ANNIVERSARIES - GRADUATIONS - HOLIDAYS

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by huskies2010 posted 07/12/2018