Parker Youth, Inc. (PYL) is a non-profit, all volunteer youth sports organization dedicated to providing and developing quality youth athletic programs for the youth of the Parker community and surrounding areas.Parker Youth Incorporated of Parker, Co
 
 
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HAWKS FOOTBALL HOMEPAGE


Welcome to the home of PARKER HAWKS Football!!  The Hawks Football program is the premier competitive tackle football club representing Parker and the surrounding areas of Franktown & Elizabeth.  The Hawks believe that youth football should build skill, confidence and a love of the game.  This happens when kids get to play the game at the right level, not sit on the bench.  The Hawks are proud to have pioneered the highest minimum play requirements in the area to insure new and developing players the best experience.  For newer players still learning the sport, this means nearly 35 plays per game, guaranteed.  The Hawks also offer multiple divisions to allow kids to participate against the appropriate level of competition while they learn the game.  This approach also enables the Hawks to maintain the highest level of competition in the state through our select (NFC) division.

 

 

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Hawks Football Accepting Head Coach Apps
03/23/2015
Parker Youth Sports is now accepting head coaching applications for...
Hawks Committed to Player Safety
03/01/2015
Hawks Coaches Training Program linked to 76% reduction in Injuries       The...
2015 Camps and Clinics
03/01/2015
Check back often for the latest information on 2015 camps and...
2015 HAWKS FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT & GENERAL INFORMATION
04/15/2012
  The Hawks believe that players have the best football experience by...
FOOTBALL DIVISIONS
10/04/2010
The Hawks, in conjunction with the Arapahoe Youth League, participate...
ABOUT OUR COACHES
10/04/2010
FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PLAYERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, PARKER YOUTH SPORTS...
GAME INFORMATION
10/04/2010
Games are on Saturdays and will usually begin the first weekend...
MEDICAL INFORMATION
10/03/2010
It is highly recommended that every player undergo and pass a physical...
 
Hawks Football Accepting Head Coach Apps
Parker Youth Sports is now accepting head coaching applications for this Fall, 2015 football!  Coaches are needed from 6 years old to 11 years old.  Step up and become part of something great! No experience needed, Hawks will help you each step of the way.  Coach your son, your daughter, your nephew!  Get your application in right away as the coaches hiring committee will begin conducting interviews in April! 

 


by posted 03/23/2015
Hawks Committed to Player Safety

Hawks Coaches Training Program linked to 76% reduction in Injuries 

  

 

The Hawks participate in USA Football's Heads Up Football program.  Hawks football coaches are certified in the coaching techniques of Heads Up Football to improve player safety on the practice field and in games.  A three year study, believed to be the first in it's scope for youth football rather than college or pro players, has shown a 76% reduction in player injuries for leagues that trained their coaches with the Heads Up program.

 

The study concluded that coaching behavior was the leading indicator for player safety.  The Hawks are committed to selecting quality coaches and investing in their training to maximize player safety and development.

 

Highlights of the findings include:

 

  • The Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention has released findings of a 2014 study that shows youth football players in leagues that participate in USA Football’s Heads Up Football program have a 76 percent reduction in injuries compared to those in leagues that do not take part in the program.
  • Players in Heads Up Football leagues were 57 percent less likely to sustain a time-loss injury, which is an injury keeping an athlete from returning to play for at least 24 hours.
  • Through three years of research (2012-14) encompassing more than 6,000 players ranging in age 5-15, 2.8 percent of all players sustained a concussion. 
  • More than 90 percent of youth players in Heads Up Football leagues did not sustain an injury in games or practices during the 2014 season.
  • Bruises were the most common injuries reported (27 percent of all injuries), followed by ligament sprains (22 percent of all injuries).

Click here ​For more information on the study.


by posted 03/01/2015
2015 Camps and Clinics

Check back often for the latest information on 2015 camps and clinics!

Click to visit our Camps and Clinics Page

Ponderosa Spring Break Speed and Agility Clinic

March 23-27

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by posted 03/01/2015
2015 HAWKS FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT & GENERAL INFORMATION

 
The Hawks believe that players have the best football experience by playing against the appropriate level of competition.  To insure this, we try as much as possible to keep the size of teams down and to place players new to the Hawks at the appropriate level of competition.  This means to maintain the best experience for all of the players in our community, we may not be able to accommodate each individual team or teammate request. Our goal is for teams and players to stay together, providing a better experience and producing teams that reach the playoffs more often than 'scrambling' teams every year.  However, we also attempt to balance teams by size and for competitive balance in their division and may need to place players based on their skill level and the size of the team to provide the best football experience for all players. 

Important Notice Regarding Team Placement

 
1. Although the Hawks collect coach and teammate requests we will not guarantee placement of players on any team.  You will be placed where your child has the best opportunity to play.
2. PYS cannot guarantee practice day/time or location


Please be aware that teams practice at various times and locations based on the availability of practice fields. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee practice times or days. 

Before you register your child, it is important to note that due to the possibility of inclement weather, available fields & officials, canceled games are scheduled on Sundays. Also, there is a real chance that playoff games & Super Bowls being played on Sundays. All participants must understand & accept this possibility before registering to participate in HAWKS football and the Arapahoe Youth League.

Equipment can be purchased at any sporting goods store.  The Official Hawks jersey colors are White & NAVY BLUE. Hawks teams wear our traditional uniform design of navy pants and navy helmets.  All teams are required to have a home (Dark) jersey and an away (Light) jersey.   Uniforms can be purchased at Locker Room Sports.  Equipment needed is helmet, shoulder pads, pants & pads, game jerseys, mouthpiece and cleats. Also note that clear & white colored mouth guards are illegal.  Please make sure that your player has a colored mouth guard or they may be disallowed to play in an official game!!

 



For more information contact the Hawks Football Coordinator at


by Hawks Football posted 04/15/2012
FOOTBALL DIVISIONS

The Hawks, in conjunction with the Arapahoe Youth League, participate in three different divisions in which kids can compete depending on your child's skill level and football experience.  We have players from each division move on to play and start in high school and even in college.  Playing in the appropriate division now will build your child's confidence and maximize their playing time, which is the key to their success in the future.  Parents please make sure you know your child's ability level and are honest with them, and know what your own expectations are before placing your child on a team.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding where your child should play please contact the Football Coordinator (Josh Merrill 720 583-5090).

CFC DIVISION:

This division is considered our "beginners" division and is recommended for newer teams and players who are new to tackle football.  This division is a good building tool for kids to learn the fundamentals of the game and provides the highest level of guaranteed playing time (nearly 50 plays per game) to let them build their skills.  This division is considered our starters league where kids and teams alike start out gaining valuable instruction and a general understanding of the game.  This division is still competitive football and plays by many of the same set of rules as our other divisions.

AFC DIVISION:

Most parents will find that the AFC is a perfect fit for their child. The AFC division is considered our experienced division.  Players with tackle football experience are recommended to sign up for this division.  Many of our players spend their entire career at this level before moving on to play high school football.  Many players in this division are capable of playing at the highest level, though the teams overall aren't as experienced as the NFC division teams.  The AFC division guarantees 24 plays per game, as much as 3x the number of plays guaranteed in other organizations.  If your child is looking for a very competitive brand of football, you may want to consider the AFC.  

NFC DIVISION:

The NFC is considered our 'select' division where almost all of the kids have several years experience playing tackle football. This division provides the highest level of competition in the state.  The number of guaranteed plays are the lowest (16), but still double what other organizations guarantee.  Roster spots are allocated by the coach of the team.  Parents can request to have their son placed on an NFC team however these teams are typically "hand picked" by the football director or the NFC coaches.  


posted 10/04/2010
ABOUT OUR COACHES

FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PLAYERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, PARKER YOUTH SPORTS CONDUCTS BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES ANNUALLY. 

 
Hawks football has a very successful track record and is partly due to our experienced and knowledgeable coaches. 
Many of our coaches have a number of years experience coaching football and other sports. Our coaches are expected to attend at least 2 clinics annually and most of our successful coaches attend numerous clinics throughout the year.  It is this experience and training that allow them to fundamentals and skills in an age appropriate manner and develop players with a solid foundation to move on to high school competition.

If you think you have what it takes to instill a lof of the game and teach the sport of football, please fill out our Coach's Application.  We will follow up with you to schedule an interview.  Each year we look to add quality coaches as both head coaches and assistants on new and existing teams.  


posted 10/04/2010
GAME INFORMATION

Games are on Saturdays and will usually begin the first weekend in September. Playoffs can be played as early has the last couple weeks of October concluding with our Super Bowl in November.  Most teams will play 8 regular season games. If your team qualifies, they will go to the Playoffs.  If they keep winning, they will play in the Super Bowl the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Games can be played in Castle Rock, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Centennial, Littleton, & Denver.


posted 10/04/2010
MEDICAL INFORMATION

It is highly recommended that every player undergo and pass a physical exam before participating in tackle Football.  Parents make sure your child has passed a routine physical exam before signing them up.

PARKER HAWKS


posted 10/03/2010
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