The player MUST to be at equipment pickup to be properly fitted for their NEW helmet. If you have not yet registered, please register prior to July 30th, please.
UNH Camp equipment Pick-up (only if your child is registered and attending UNH Camp)
Wednesday, July 9th from 6:30 -7:30 PM at the PYFA equipment storage warehouse located on the Pease Tradeport. The pickup location will be the same warehouse facility where you dropped off your equipment from last season.
UNH Football Camp scheduled for July 13-17 at UNH
Junior Clipper Equipment Pickup
Saturday, 8/2 9-11am
Little Clipper Equipment Pickup
Saturday, 8/9 9-11am
Youth Tackle Equipment Pickup
Saturday, 9/6 9-11am
Pre Season begins Monday, 8/11 Remember to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, and begin stretches and running now if possible!
PYF Day at Dicks Sporting Goods Saturday August 9th 20% off your total purchase in store that entire day!!!
APPLICABLE TO ALL LEVELS:
If you have not mailed in the forms, we will accept paperwork at equipment pick-up.
Required forms include Athlete Medical Information, Medical Release, and Physician's Consent Form (this form is due no later than the first scheduled game)
All paperwork and checks (2 separate- Equipment deposit and Volunteer deposit) must be complete BEFORE any equipment is handed-out. No exceptions.
In the event you need directions:
If you enter the Tradeport from Route 33 your directions will be as follows.
Turn on to Grafton Drive (the road adjacent to the Pease golf course) and follow the road to Aviation Ave. where you will take a left. Stay on Aviation Ave. until you get to the stop sign at the intersection of Aviation Ave. and Lee St. Drive through the intersection and park in the parking lot on the left which was formerly the large hanger for PamAm. The door to the backside of the warehouse will be identified for your benefit. Do no use the front door which was used for last years equipment return.
If you enter the Tradeport from the Spaulding or Gosling Road
Drive on Pease Blvd. until to come to a T intersection (you will be facing the entrance to the NHANG facility). Take a left onto New Hampshire Ave. Stay on New Hampshire Ave. until you get to Stratham St. where you will make a right (the Portsmouth Herald building will be on your left). Follow Stratham Ave. and the road will take a 90 degree turn to the left and you are on Rochester Ave. Make your first right and you will make another 90 degree turn to the left. Park in the parking lot to your right which was formerly the large hanger for PamAm. The door to the backside of the warehouse will be identified for your benefit. Do no use the front door which was used for last years equipment return.
My name is Brian Pafford and I wanted to welcome you all to the PHS Football Family and give you some information about our program.
We begin summer sessions with our summer passing camp on the 24th of this month. The passing camp is to help develop offensive passing skills for the QB’s, receivers and running backs as well as pass defenders. Your son can register on the football booster’s website. A full schedule is on the registration page. https://leagueathletics.com/Default.asp?org=phsfootballboosters
The lineman will also begin workouts on the same date. We are having a personal trainer working with all of the players to help us prepare for the season. His focus will be on the muscle core, explosive resistance and injury prevention. Lineman can also register on the same website. There is a small cost for these camps and workouts. If that is a problem please feel free to contact me.
On the website we ask that you register as a parent first. This will put you in the loop for all of the information that goes out. Your sons can then register for camps.
A very brief intro to the philosophy of our program. We believe our job is to aid in the development of these boys in becoming young men. We emphasize the importance of family, school, community, responsibility, commitment and hard work. We are able to do this through the game of football. Football is a unique sport. We do not cut any player that wants to be part of this team. We believe there is a place for every player to contribute to this program. Players of every size, shape height, weight can contribute to a football team. No player is guaranteed anything. We reward hard work and foster competition in practice.
We believe there is an inherent risk in everything we do. Football comes with those risks. We teach all proper techniques to reduce and minimize all factors. I would be remiss if I did not mention concussions.
We teach a technique called heads up tackling. This is a program developed by the NFL. We were the first high school team in NH and one of the first in the United States to implement this program. Football is the number one concussion sport for high school athletes followed by hockey and soccer. Last year at PHS both girls and boys soccer diagnosed more concussions than football. We are doing everything we can to prevent concussions and any injuries to our players.
If a concussion is even suspected we follow a detailed protocol for diagnosis and treatment before return to play is allowed. Your sons’ wellbeing is our first priority.