Monroe Lions is excited to announce the inception of our new non-competitive sideline cheer program. Sideline cheer will focus on fundamental cheer skills, technique and team building along with a strong emphasis on team bonding and sideline cheer routines. This program is available to all kids entering grades K-8. For more information, please email Alyssa Minch (VP of Cheer) at or call 203-383-0068.
Youth Sports: 5 Things You Should Know When You Sign Your Youngs
by rickhenderson posted 03/25/2014
I am the mom to three very athletic Dudes.
Two play soccer and basketball. Two of them are on the swim team. Two of them are in gymnastics. And recently, things got really crazy, because my seven year old decided he wanted to play tackle football.
Yes, I freaked out completely.
And then I began a very focused tackle football smear campaign to get him to change his mind.
SFIA Football Council Endorses USA Football's Heads Up Footb
by rickhenderson posted 02/24/2014
The Sport and Fitness Industry Association’s (SFIA) Football Council, comprised of leading football products companies, has endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up FootballSM program. Heads Up Football establishes important standards rooted in education for a safer and better game and represents the first youth sport player safety program to be endorsed by the SFIA or one of its councils in the organization’s 108-year history.
The SFIA Football Council advances best practices to put forth a safer game for all who play the sport on amateur levels. USA Football, based in Indianapolis, is the sport’s national governing body.
The SFIA Football Council’s 13 member organizations will support Heads Up Football through customer outreach and a customized microsite accessible from members’ websites and promotional materials. The Council and USA Football also will create a joint logo, which will be announced later this spring with additional initiatives.
Datalys Center concludes two-year youth football player safety
by Rick Henderson posted 02/19/2014
USA Football has released findings from a two-year study to advance player health and safety in organized youth tackle football. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, commissioned its Youth Football Player Safety Surveillance Study in February 2012 with Indianapolis-based Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention. The independent scientific study monitored leagues in six states and is believed to be the first of its scope in youth football’s 80-plus year history. Continue Reading at: