Football

Football

Program Information

The Nathan Hale Junior Huskies Football program is an opportunity for youth (grades 5-8) to develop their interest and fundamental skill level in the game of tackle football.  It’s an important initial step to playing for the Nathan Hale High School Huskies in the Greater Metro Conference (one of the finest in Wisconsin) and one that can make a difference in the development of a young athlete.  Quality equipment will be provided by the organization along with approximately 120 hours of instruction from experienced USA Football certified staff.  In addition to football practice, there are eight Saturday games in the Classic Youth Football League where players compete against other conference and local teams. Participants are also part of the Big Huskies Program designed to connect them to high school football players in a mentoring environment.  Program leadership is provided by the Head Varsity Football Coach at Nathan Hale High School which provides continuity for athletes as they prepare for high school competition -- a proven approach for optimizing success.

The focus of coaching instruction includes: fundamental blocking and tackling using the most proven and safe techniques, instilling the value of practice time and the development of quality communication skills. Coaches work hard to create a positive and safe environment where each player can grow to their fullest potential. It also provides a unique opportunity for youth to experience a team sport where mutual success and overcoming adversity are learned within the context of respect, pride, and camaraderie.
  Every player will have an important role on the team as well as an opportunity to modify that role with their attitude, effort, and mastery of skills.

Football League
Classic Youth Football League. 

Practice/Games
Practice and homes games are held at the West Allis Athletic Complex (2606 South 117th Street - 117th & West Cleveland).

Registration

Registration: November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017.        
Late Registration: February 1, 2017 – August 1, 2017.  (There are 40 players per team.  Late registrants may be wait listed.)

Fees
There are three fee components required for participation in Nathan Hale Junior Huskies Youth Football. Two of these components can be fully recovered by parents/guardians of participants. Full payment of all three fees is required before equipment is issued to participants.

  1. $100 – Registration Fee.  This fee is due at time of registration.  After February 1, 2017, the fee is $125.

  2. $120 – Raffle Fee. This fee is due in August, 2017.  Raffle tickets (valued at $120) are distributed to the parent/guardians of participants and all proceeds are retained by the family/player. Therefore, this fee can be partially or fully recovered.

  3. $60 – Volunteerism Fee. This fee is due in August, 2017.  The Nathan Hale Junior Huskies Football organization relies on volunteers to safely and properly host games. Volunteers are needed each Saturday (approximate time commitment of 2 ½ hours) for various activities (e.g., Concessions, Chain Gang, and Announcer, etc.). The $60 volunteerism fee is fully refunded to parents/guardians that volunteer for a total 5 hours during the season.  There will be no refund for partial time provided.

Refund Policy
If a participant withdraws from the Nathan Hale Junior Huskies Football program prior to July 15, 2017, $75.00 will be refunded. There are no refunds after July 15, 2017.   

How to Register
Click here for Player Registration Form 2017

  • Register online at www.wawmrec.com

  • Register via telephone using a credit card by calling the Recreation Department at 414-604-4900.

  • Register in-person or mail the registration form to:

WA-WM Recreation Department

1205 South 70th Street, 1st Floor
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Monday – Friday
A 24-hour drop box is located on the south side of the building.

Player Eligibility
Participants are players entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in Fall, 2017. (Note: Players who turn 15 during the season are not eligible to register.)     

A Team:  8th Graders – age 14                       C Team: 6th Graders – Age 12
B Team:  7th Graders – age 13                       D Team: 5th Graders – Age 11

Participants are players scheduled to attend Nathan Hale High School. Contact the Registrar at the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Office via 
Enrollment@wawmsd.org or telephone 414-604-3014 with questions regarding high school attendance. All registrations will be verified prior to participation.

For Information
Visit our website www.halejrhuskiesfootball.com or contact Jeff Williamson (Nathan Hale Junior Huskies Football Board Member) at jwilliamson@drydon.com or (414) 881-3778.