Hello Riverside “C” Gray team,
My name is Daniel Kimmey and I will be your athletes head coach for our 2021 Riverside youth football season. We are in the “C” division and we will be gray jersey’s (“C Gray).
Mike Talbert will be your children’s assistant coach. Mike has one son on C league and I have 3 sons playing , each in a different division with Riverside. We have been involved with Riverside for 4 years now.
For those of you that are new to the system C league is played on a adjusted size field. We play one side of the field with shortened side lines, and there are only 7 players on the field.
We as a coaching staff will teach your athletes the correct methods to be as successful as they can and correct them when necessary. We as a coaching staff go through thorough online training to obtain our certifications to coach.
With that being said it is imperative that we remain on schedule to get your young athletes the correct amount of practice time required by the league before we go into tackling live. We will keep track of attendance so that our players get the required 5 practices needed before we go full contact.
I know we have some that are still in baseball and some that maybe on vacation, just know that there maybe some drills that we are doing that your child may not be able to participate in.
The first few practices will be mostly conditioning and familiarization of the game and field. We have alot to learn in a very short amount of time. I want the players to have a good understanding of how the game is played, so they can have fun and be safe.
Please remember they are just kids and I'm not Vince Lambardi!
Practices will be 6-8pm Monday-Thursday starting July 26th.
Our practice field is located on the tree line behind the the Riverside stadium home side.
Please have your athlete show up with proper gear and water. We will not be providing water. It can be really hot at practices and we want to keep everyone hydrated. If they don’t have water we will have to exclude them from practice for safety concerns.
July 24th and 25th: Equipment handout, times are not set but usually early morning
July 26th: First practice 6-8pm Helmets, tee shirt, shorts and cleats
July 27th: Practice 6-8pm Helmets, tee shirt, shorts and cleats
July 28th: Practice 6-8pm Helmets, Shoulder pads, shorts and cleats
July 29th: Practice 6-8pm Helmets, Shoulder pads, shorts and cleats
July 31st: Practice 9-10:15am Helmets, Shoulder pads, shorts and cleats
August 2nd: Practice 6-8pm Helmets, Shoulder pads, shorts and cleats
August 3-5th: Practice 6-8pm Full gear
August 13th: Picture day 5:30pm at Lamuth Middle School
My phone number is 440-231-9187.
Mikes phone number is 614-313-1664 I ask if there are any concerns or problems that you address either Mike or me after practice away from the other players and in a manner that adheres to the parent code of conduct.
Please look on our website to sign up for volunteer positions. We cannot run without the help of volunteers.
We are eager to start our season and look forward to coaching your child!
Looking forward to meeting everyone!