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Football Programs see a decrease in concussions

By Trica Cullinane on 2/2/2016

Football Programs are seeing a 40% decrease in concussions by implementing Heads Up Football.  By combining coaching education, safety coach instruction and Heads Up techniques football programs and seeing this decrease.  All CFA coaches are Heads Up Certified.  To Read More visit USA Football's Coach Blog. 

2016 Tackle Football Registration Fees & Deposits

By Engage Sports on 12/21/2015

Tackle Football Registration: $325 

Please register early! Rosters will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Custom Jersey Fee: 

Each player will be charged for a customized game jersey that will have the players name on it again this year. The jersey color this year will be white. The cost of the jersey will be $70.00

Fundraising (Applies to Tackle Football) 

The fundraiser amount is $90. Each family will receive 6 car wash certificates to either resell, use, or give as a gift. Proceeds from the CFA Fundraiser support the maintenance of our helmets and shoulder pads. 

Work Duty (Applies to Tackle Football)
For the 2016 season, the Chesterfield Football Association (CFA) has reinstituted the Mandatory Work Duty Requirement and Work Duty Buyout. CFA still relies upon many volunteers to support the operation of our organization. The mandatory work duty requirement will consist of assisting with Equipment Pick Up/Equipment Return, weigh-in, Jelly Jamboree, ...

2016 Elite Spring Flag Football

By Engage Sports on 12/21/2015

The goal of the Elite Flag Football Program is to blend Elite Football Academy’s skill development expertise with a competitive flag football league. The program is open
to all area youth and middle school players and teams. Teams are encouraged to signup and play together. Players without a team may sign up for one of our house
teams. The house teams are coached by one of EFA’s coaches.We are still finalizing the details for the 2016 Spring Flag Football. We will start right after Spring Break the week of March 26th through May 21st. We should have a pretty strong 8th grade group from those that have expressed interest. Click Here to Register.

When: Saturday Afternoons March 19-May 14

Where: CBC & DeSmet High Schools

Who: 1st-8th Grade Players

Cost: $133

Chesterfield Football Association coaches are Heads Up Certified by USA Football

By Trica Cullinane on 5/4/2015

More than 2,100 youth tackle football players age 5-15 across 100 teams and 10 youth organizations spanning four states were matched for location, socio-economic, playing standard and other factors. Datalys placed independent athletic trainers at the leagues’ practice and game fields to manage and document player health. Datalys’ study of the Heads Up Football program employed the same intensive methodology as its NCAA Injury Surveillance Program and the National Injury Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATIONTM). Of the 2,108 players in the study’s sample, 1,404 were in Heads Up Football-practicing leagues, and 704 were in leagues that did not employ Heads Up Football. Datalys sought a two-to-one difference in 2014 Heads Up Football program players to balance its youth football safety surveillance data from 2012-13.

Why Football Matters

By Trica Cullinane on 4/28/2015

Why Football Matters, by John Harbaugh

"Football is under attack, but the game and the values it instills in young men are critical to our society."

Click Here to read entire article

 

St. Louis Rams Training Academy

By Trica Cullinane on 4/23/2015

St. Louis Rams Training Academy

Play Smarter, Play Faster, Play Elite

The St. Louis Rams Training Academy - Powered by Elite Football & Elite Performance  - is proud to offer all football players the most complete athletic performance and football skills development program in the country: Football 360 this unique program develops long lasting speed, rapid change of direction, plus football specific functional strength, and elite level, position specific skills.  

Click here For More info 

 

What Happens if Severe/Inclement Weather Occurs During Practice

By Mike Williams on 8/6/2014

What should I do when severe weather occurs during practice?

Last night provided a good reminder of what to do in the event of inclement/severe weather.     When there is a threat of severe weather, CFA and City of Chesterfield are in close communication to assess/monitor the status of the fields.   

An air horn will notify coaches, players, and parents when the there is a delay due to severe weather.  It is City of Chesterfield and CFA policy that if practice is delayed or cancelled (listen for horn) due to bad weather during practice, every coach, player, and parent goes to their cars and not the pavilion. 

If a player is dropped off and no parent is present, the coaches are responsible to get their players in cars.  When there is a chance of severe weather, we strongly suggest that you should stay with your son instead of dropping him off.

Each strike of lightning results in a 20 minute delay. 

In all cases, do not wait for a horn if you feel conditions are not safe for your son.   

Prior to Practice - Field Status will be updated at 3pm each day.  You can check CVAC Field Status at:  

http://www.chesterfield.mo.us/field-status.html

http://mapping.chesterfield.mo.us/apps/cvacviewer/index.html

 

CFA Business Managers - Are you ready for some football???

By Mike Williams on 7/16/2014

For July 28th, CFA Business Managers has your team completed the following:

  1. Medical Release for Each Player
  2. Baseline Testing for Each Player (7th and 8th Grade)
  3. Are you ready for the GFL Certification?
  4. Does your on-line roster match the GFL submitted roster?
  5. My GFL Roster is compliant with the GFL By-Laws
  6. All of my Coaches have completed all the required CFA certification

PLEASE READ MORE FOR THE IMPORTANT DETAILS

Help CFA Kick Off BearCare on Saturday June 7th !!!

By Mike Williams on 5/30/2014

 Join Kevin Demoff - EVP & COO of St. Louis Rams; La’Roi Glover, NFL Vet & Rams Dir. of Player Engagement; Dr. Robert Paul, Biological Psychologist; plus other Rams players & personnel, CFA Families, and

What will WE do? 

We’ll address concerns surrounding concussions, staying hydrated and alert on the field, tackling, and more

What will YOU do?

Meet NFL celebrities, learn about football safety, try out some drills and maybe even become a Bear!

Where to go?  

The Elite Football Academy 17363 Edison Avenue

When is it?  

June 7th, 2014 from 11am - 1pm

READ MORE FOR MORE DETAILS