Jamboree is set for Aug. 23
By Ed Shepherd
It's time !
Time for players to slap on the shoulder pads, throw on the jersey, fit on the helmet and lace up the cleats. It's time for West Seattle Wildcats Junior League football.
Only practices so far, as the jamboree is still to come on Saturday Aug. 23, but these players for the six divisions, from the six and seven year old youngest level, 76ers, to the oldest, 14 year old Seniors, are making the most of practice time right now.
And coaches are ready,too, prepared well to take on this task, having to spend time before practice even begins -- in early August -- learning how to coach in the junior football league.
"Coaches have to take the USA Heads Up Football online testing, learning things like hydration, equipment fitting, proper tackling, and also receive certification from a coaches clinic that takes a half-day, too," said Joel Gaither, who coaches the Bantams and Juniors, 10 to 13 year olds, for those two divisions.More ›