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Evaluations

DATES/TIMES

Monday, July 30, 2018 | 6-8pm

  • Practice begins at 6:00pm, arrive by 5:45pm.
  • Helmets, Mouth Guards and Cleats only. (Tee shirt and shorts)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 6-8pm

  • Players interested in playing Quarterback or Kick/Punt will be asked to stay until 8:15pm.
  • Helmets, Mouth Guards and Cleats only. (Tee shirt and shorts)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 6-8pm

  • Full Pads.
  • Helmet, Mouth Guards, Cleats, Shoulder Pads, Practice Jersey, Rib Guards, practice Pants & Girdle with all pads.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 6-8pm

  • Full Pads.
  • Helmet, Mouth Guards, Cleats, Shoulder Pads, Practice Jersey, Rib Guards, practice Pants & Girdle with all pads.

We ask that all players bring plenty of water to stay hydrated during evaluations.

LOCATION

Atten Park
1720 S. Wiesbrook Rd,
Wheaton, IL 60189

View map of Atten Park to make yourself familiar with where your child needs to be.

EQUIPMENT

Players need to have all equipment for evaluations. Equipment Pick-up Dates & Locations >

PLAYER SELECTION

Teams will be selected Thursday night and coaches will inform players of their teams by 12:00pm, Friday, August 3, 2018.

PARENT INFORMATION

Wheaton Rams Football parent packet 2018 (PDF)

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions prior to evaluations, please email Adam Lewandowski, Athletic Manager at alewandowski@wheatonparks.org. If you have any questions during evaluations, please direct them to one of the coaches at your level.

FAQs

What Happens at Evals?

All players are different in terms of skill, experience and physical development. That’s why it is important at the youth football level to build teams with players of similar abilities. During Evaluation Week each player will be tested and evaluated on speed, strength, agility and aggressiveness, as well as football skills. Each day, the coaches will begin by running the players through some warm up exercises. Then players will be divided up and coaches will observe them as they perform various football drills. Contact will begin on the third night of evaluations and will be a controlled, gradual process. Care will be taken to match players of like size and ability during contact drills.

Remember to bring plenty of water to Evals. Coaches will ensure that the appropriate number of water breaks are taken.

Draft Process

Once the coaches have had a chance to see all of the players in action, it’s time to select teams. This begins after Thursday’s evaluations when the Gold coaches will conduct their draft. Players not selected in the Gold draft will continue the evaluation process on Friday. At the conclusion of Friday’s evaluations, the Silver coaches will begin their draft process. All players will be selected to a team and will be contacted no later than Saturday by their drafting team. Players will weigh in each week during August to ensure they are in the right weight class and meet the BGYGL playing rules. Weight transfers will be made as necessary to ensure players are participating in the proper weight class.

Once the draft is completed, each team will begin its regular practice schedule at the discretion of the coach.

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Athletic Department
Wheaton Park District
1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton, IL 60189
Phone: 630-668-3371

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