Shakopee's Tackle Cancer game will be September 26th when the Sabers play Burnsville.
Shakopee Football was featured in a KARE11 story on August 10th about our efforts to make our sport as safe as possible through USA Football's Heads Up coach education and certification program, and by following this program to teach our players the proper tackling techniques designed to keep them safe.
Here is a link to that story on their website.
A big thank you to all the coaches and parents who came out for today's youth football season kickoff event. Thankfully the weather held out long enough, and although it was a bit windy and chilly for the spectators, I'm sure the weather was just right for the players.
Sounds like the flag and in-house teams had some great games, folks had a chance to get some great food and merchandise (sorry there was no Icee truck - many of us would have rather had a hot chocolate truck anyway). Outside of the Jamboree, it sounds like the SYFA tournament teams were having some success and playing very competitively up at the Blaine Tournament! Plus our Shakopee Sabers high school team was doing well up north in the Centennial scrimmage.
We also had a very popular raffle. Below are the results from the drawing that was done at 1:30:
Cordarralle Patterson signed ball: 631647
Snowblower #1: 631821
Snowblower #2: 631918
Blower Vac #1: 631692
Blower Vac #2: 631676
8/28 Gopher Tickets: 631819
If you are one of the lucky ticket holders that won, please contact Corey Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to pick up your prize. You'll need to have your winning ticket as proof.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you again to everyone for making this a wonderful kickoff to another fun and exciting Shakopee football season.
SYFA Tackle Coaches are USA Football Certified in 2014
Be sure to periodically check the "SYFA News" page here. We will try to post timely information for you on that page, usually with an article in the "News for Shakopee Youth Football" section.
We are excited to introduce you to our new savings site for Shakopee Football: sabersrewards.com. On our rewards site you have the opportunity to save money, get cash back and support our program. There are two support levels: The basic membership Is FREE. The Gold membership is $30 and you get a $25 gift. The rewards program is growing and will be adding value daily and weekly to our site, so we encourage you to take a look.