Sunday, July 26, 2009

Plainfield Junior Cats Football - 2009 Conditioning Dates

Conditioning Dates:

July 25 player check-in at assigned locations - 9:00 to 11:30am

July 27 Thru July 31 (M-T-W-TH-F) from 6:00 To 8:30pm.
Aug 1 (Sat) - T.B.D.

Locations:(announced at equipment handout)

Mighty Mites @ Heritage Grove
Bantams @ Walkers Grove
Feathers @ Heritage Grove
Middles @ Lincoln
Lights @ Eagle Point
Heavys @ Northwest Comm Park.

Evaluations Dates:

locations announced at equipment handout)
August 3 Thru August 7 (M-T-W-TH-F) from 6:00 to 8:30pm.
August 8 (Sat) - T.B.D.

ATL Youth Sports - Fall In House Basketball & Cheerleading

ATL Youth Sports

Fall In House Basketball & Cheerleading

9/15/09 - 12/6/09

Come join the ATL Rams for another exciting season full of fun and player development in our non-tryout league. ATL Youth Sports is a not for profit youth sports organization that offers teaching focused team sports play for young basketball, & soccer players and cheerleaders grades K-8.

Our 12 weeks fall league begins Sept. 15, 2009 - Dec 6, 2009.

BASKETBALL:

Grades 1-8: - NO Tryouts

This is a teaching focused league were players play on teams within there age/ grade division. This a great place for all players regardless of skill level to enjoy team play. We are staff by professional coaches who put the well being of our young athletes first. Our teaching curriculum is designed to allow each young athlete to reach his or her individual. Players are evaluated during practices and placed on teams to insure a level playing field. Players receive a complete basketball uniform, included in league fees.

CHEERLEADING

Grades K-8 - NO Tryouts

Our cheerleaders are the spirit of our league by cheering our sidelines during games. Cheerleaders are taught a variety of sideline cheers and chants as well as a half time routine they perform at each game. Additionally, all our squads will have the opportunity to compete at the Spirit Spectacular Cheer and Dance Competition in Nov. in the Recreation Division. Cheerleaders receive a complete uniform, included in the league fee.

Visit: www.atlyouthsports.org for registration details.

Registration begins August 1, 2009.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Plainfield Family Needs Help!

Robert Deland passed away suddenly in June 2009 and left behind his wife and six children. The family is under enormous financial and emotional stress. A group of friends and family members created The Deland Foundation to help this family with their necessities.

Please, visit this site for more details on how you can help.

http://www.delandfoundation.com/

Thank you!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Plainfield Motorsports - Open House - July 11, 2009


DON'T FORGET!!!!!

Plainfield Motorsports is having their Open house this Sat. July 11th
from 11am to 4pm.

Free Bikini Bike Wash
Free Food
Raffles
Door Prizes
Live DJ
1/2 price Dyno Runs

Tell your friends and help us have a huge success!!!!!!!

Thanks to all the members for your support.
See you on Saturday and ride safe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday July 11, 2009
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Plainfield Motorsports, Inc.
24316 W. 143rd Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 436-4141
plainfieldmotorsports@yahoo.com

Dave and Colleen (Owners of Plainfield Motorsports)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ATL Youth Sports Summer Registrations - Basketball & Cheer

ATL Youth Sports Summer

www.atlyouthsports.org

(630) 747 3497

In House Basketball & Cheerleading League

BASKETBALL Dates: 6/17/09 – 8/7/09

Practice: Wednesdays Reg. Deadline 6/10/09

Games: Fridays

COED GRADES 3-4 6:00 –7:00 PM $155

COED GRADES 5-6 7:00 - 8:00 PM $155

BOYS GRADES 7-8 8:00 - 9:00 PM $165

GIRLS GRADES 7-8 8:00 - 9:00 PM $165

*INCLUDES Team Uniform

Locations: Plainfield South High School Field House



CHEERLEADING Dates: 6/17/09 – 8/7/09

Practice: Wednesdays Reg. Deadline 6/10/09

Games: Fridays

GIRLS GRADES 3-4 6:00 –7:00 PM $155

GIRLS GRADES 5-6 7:00 - 8:00 PM $155

GIRLS GRADES 7-8 8:00 - 9:00 PM $165

*INCLUDES Cheer Uniform

Locations: Plainfield South High School Field House

TRAVEL BASKETBALL TRYOUT TEAM

Dates: 5/13/09 – 7/18-09

Practice: Weekday Evenings Practices

Boys Team Age 10-11 max 10 –12 players per team

Girls Team Age 10-11 max 10 –12 players per team

Travel Basketball Team Tryouts

6-9pm

5/6/09 & 5/8/09

Freedom Elementary

11600 Heritage Meadows Dr
Plainfield, IL 60544

COMPETITION CHEER

TRYOUT SQUAD

Ages 9-14

Teams will travel competing in local area cheer competitions. Must attend 2-day cheer clinic and tryouts. Minimum tumbling requirement is a cartwheel.

Free Clinic 5/5/09 & 5/6/09 6-9pm

Tryouts 5/8/09 6-9pm

Freedom Elementary

11600 Heritage Meadows Dr
Plainfield, IL 60544

Call to Pre-register!

630 747 3497

ATL Youth Sports Summer

www.atlyouthsports.org

(630) 747 3497

* Note: This information was deemed accurate at the time of posting. Please, check the ATL web site www.atlyouthsports.org for updates and changes.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Automobile Drivers Urged to Start Seeing Motorcycles!!!

Chicagoland Law Tigers Urge Drivers to Start Seeing Motorcycles!!!

With temperatures rising in the Chicagoland area, more motorcycles and scooters are on the road, and the Chicagoland Law Tigers are urging automobile drivers to START SEEING MOTORCYCLE!!! According to the latest data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 103,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2007, up from 88,000 in 2006. In most cases, it’s not their fault!!!

Because of a motorcyclist’s size in relation to a car, many drivers fail to see motorcycles. Like all accidents, a number of different factors can be at large. Many times, however, accidents involving motorcycles are the fault of the automobile driver. Tim Kelly, a member of the American Association of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers and the Chicagoland Law Tigers affiliate office, sees this all too often. Kelly anticipates that, “as more and more motorcycles join drivers on the road, we could see a significant increase in serious accidents and/or deaths. Drivers must learn to respect motorcyclists and share the road.”

To Kelly, a Harley Davidson Night Train owner and motorcycle enthusiast, concern for fellow riders is a given. “We want to make people aware. We talk to injured riders on a daily basis. Law Tigers fight for riders after they’ve been hit, but we feel the best way to help riders is to try to do anything to prevent these crashes,” says Kelly.

They offer automobile drivers some recommendations that might save a life of a motorcyclist:

•Be aware when making left turns: Most motorcycle accidents occur at intersections, watch for motorcycle riders when making a left turn.

•Cell phones: Be aware that cell phone usage can distract from driving properly and pose a threat to everyone’s safety on the road.

•Blind spots: check blind spots at all times, as motorcyclists are often out of view when cars attempt to make lane changes.

•Weather: When the road is wet or icy, it makes it more difficult for motorcycles to brake and handle their bike, be respectful and give them some space.

•Obscured visibility: Large vehicles such as buses, trucks and vans can make a motorcyclist appear out of no where. Be aware of the driver’s view from the vehicle.

•Strong winds: Be prepared at all times for a strong gust of wind that can move a motorcyclist unexpectedly into a different lane. This is something that they can sometimes not control.

•Road Conditions: Potholes, obstructions and other items in the street aren’t always a serious concern for drivers, but can cause serious concerns to motorcyclists and may require lane changes or a decrease in speed. Give them as much or more room as a car may need.

•Parked Vehicles: Look for motorcyclists before you open a door, and tell other passengers to do the same.

“Most non-riders have no idea of the time and money that motorcyclists donate to helping others in their communities. The Law Tigers are dedicated to supporting them. It’s the least we can do when there’s so much out there working against riders. We want to level the playing field. We want to support our own,” said Kelly.

In 2007 the Law Tigers represented more than 700 clients nationwide, many accidents caused by the above factors. For more information about riding safe or to order the Law Tigers Free Biker Benefit Card, see the Law Tigers website at www.lawtigers.com. If you would like to get help with an incident or injury, or have questions and wish to speak with an attorney, please call the 24-hour line at 888-LAW-TIGERS.

Contact Info:

Email: chicagolandlawtigers@gmail.com
Website: http://www.lawtigers.com

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

“Baseball Dreaming" - An Evening with Gary W. Moore

District 202 Education Partners,

This is a reminder and special invitation to the CULMINATING EVENT for the 2009 Great Read community literacy program.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1, 2009, The Great Read is proud to present “Baseball Dreaming - An Evening with Gary W. Moore” in the auditorium at Plainfield East High School, 12001 S. Naperville Road, Plainfield.

The program is free and the entire community is invited. Please spread the word and plan to attend.

Author Gary W. Moore will talk about his book, Playing with the Enemy, which has been the center of this year's Great Read program. The program started last fall, just as baseball was ending, and is ending tomorrow, just as baseball is beginning!

If you haven't read it yet, Playing with the Enemy is a fascinating and exciting true story about Gene Moore, a baseball phenomenon from Sesser, Illinois who gets drafted into the military during WWII, ju st as he is signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers -- at the ripe old age of 15!

However, if you can believe it, that is just the beginning of this incredible, true adventure about baseball, the war and father-son relationships, and, of all things, the U505 submarine housed at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

Moore will sign books from 5-6 p.m. before speaking. PEHS drama students will perform a scene from the book. There will be a display of WWII memorabilia, and Moore will begin speaking at 7 p.m.

A reception/meet-and-greet will follow the program from 8-9 p.m. Plainfield East High School baseball players will also be on hand to make the evening even more authentic and special.

Here is more information about the program, Gary Moore, and this great book. http://www.learningcommunity202.org/greatread/

The Great Read is presented by the Plainfield Public Library, District 202, the Joliet Public Library and the Fountaindale Public Library system, and is supported by a generous grant from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence.

We hope to see you all tomorrow night!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

PLAINFIELD JUNIOR CATS 2009 OPEN REGISTRATION FOR FOOTBALL AND IN HOUSE CHEER

ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE ???

PLAINFIELD JUNIOR CATS 2009 OPEN REGISTRATION FOR FOOTBALL AND IN HOUSE CHEER

http://www.jrcats.com/

LOCATION:

PLAINFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
14300 S. COIL PLUS DRIVE
PLAINFIELD, IL 60544

FOOTBALL REGISTRATION:

FEB. 14TH - 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
MARCH 14TH - 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
MAY 9TH - 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

Questions contact:

Dominic DiNardo - Travel Football @ 815-254-4896
Mike Decker - In-House Football @ 630-330-4938

IN HOUSE CHEER:

MARCH 7TH - 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
APRIL 1ST - 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.
APRIL 18TH - 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
MAY 2ND - 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

Questions contact:

Christina Maloney @ 630-853-2095

TRAVEL CHEER CLINIC:

April 20, 2009 & April 21, 2009
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Plainfield South High School

TRAVEL CHEER TRYOUTS:

April 23, 2009
TIME TBA
Plainfield South High School

Dress in comfortable workout clothes.

Mandatory parent meeting April 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM

POMS CLINIC:

April 27, 2009 & April 28, 2009
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Plainfield Central High School

POMS TRYOUTS:
April 30, 2009
TIME TBA
Plainfield Central High School

Dress in comfortable workout clothes.

Mandatory parent meeting April 27, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Questions contact:

Stacey Branske @ 815-258-4363

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.jrcats.com/

Plainfield Soccer Association - Spring '09 Recreational Outdoor Season

Plainfield Soccer Association Spring '09 Recreational Outdoor Season

http://www.plainfieldsoccer.org

Online Wait List Registration Now Available Until March 8th

Please read the information below carefully. You can register online by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Cost per player is $95.00 ($90.00 registration plus $5.00 late fee) plus a $5.00 Plainfield Park District fee per child with a $250.00 limit per immediate family (not including the $5.00 late fee and $5.00 park district fee per person) for the recreational program only.

Visa and Mastercard are accepted through a secured site when registering online. Checks also accepted for payment for registration online. Please make your check payable to PSA. There is a $25.00 fee for all returned checks.*Children must be at least 4, but not older than 13 years of age by July 31, 2008.*If your child is new to the program, please send a photocopy of your child’s government issued birth certificate that PSA can keep. Your child will not be added to a team until PSA receives a copy of the birth certificate. *Registrations received after Feb. 8th but before March 9th will be placed on our wait list with no guarantee of placement on a team. There is an additional $5.00 late fee charged per participant.ALL MAIL IN registrations - there is a $5.00 handling fee for each mail-in registration.Registrations will not be accepted after March 8th. *PSA will provide a uniform consisting of a jersey that the player will keep at the end of the season. Players are required to wear black shorts, black socks and shin guards, which can be purchased through your local sporting goods stores. Soccer cleats (no front toe cleat) or gym shoes are to be worn. *For player safety, jewelry including earrings and unprotected glasses may not be worn.PSA is a volunteer run association. Please come and join in on the fun of providing a quality soccer program for the youth of our community.The spring season is scheduled to start approximately April 18th and end June 14th. REFUND POLICY: $20 is non-refundable at the time of registration. Mail-in and late fees are non-refundable and are in addition to the $20.

REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN AFTER THE FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON.
AGE REQUIREMENTS AND GENERAL INFO ABOUT THE SPRING SEASON:PLAINFIELD SOCCER ASSOCIATION SPRING 2009

General Information: Website at http://www.plainfieldsoccer.org/
Questions: Email at psa@plainfieldsoccer.org (best way)
Voice Mail: 439-SCCR (3 – 4 day turn-around)
Fax: 866-384-9931

Please read the age information carefully.

Our League is divided into the following divisions based on the age of your child on July 31, 2008

DIVISION
AGE
BORN BETWEEN

U5
4 years old
8-1-03 & 7-31-04

U6
5 years old
8-1-02 & 7-31-03

U7
6 years old
8-1-01 & 7-31-02

U8
7 years old
8-1-00 & 7-31-01

U10
8 or 9 years old
8-1-98 & 7-31-00

U12
10 or 11 years old
8-1-96 & 7-31-98

U14
12 or 13 years old
8-1-94 & 7-31-96

If your child is new to PSA, please provide a photocopy of your child’s government issued birth certificate that PSA can keep. Your child will not be added to a team until PSA receives a copy of the birth certificate.

Children who register after Feb 8th are placed on a waiting list, which does not insure placement on a roster. There is an additional $5.00 late fee charged per player. The wait list will be closed on March 8th.

Equipment: PSA will provide a uniform consisting of a jersey that the player will keep at the end of the season. Black shorts and soccer socks will need to be purchased separately. Players are required to wear shin guards or the sock style shin guards. We strongly recommend the hard plastic style shin guards with the ankle protection. Shoes with a toe cleat are not allowed (cleat at the front of the shoe). Unprotected eyeglasses may not be worn. Players may either wear prescription sports goggles or sports goggles over glasses. The wearing of jewelry (e.g., earrings, rings, necklaces, watches…), hard casts and any items deemed harmful by the referees are strictly prohibited during games. Please see the rule book on our website for specific details on equipment.

Tentative Schedule: The spring season is scheduled to start approximately April 18th and end June 13th. Every effort is made to hold games on Saturdays, but PSA reserves the right to move games to another day to accommodate conflicts. U12 and U14 boys teams may play at surrounding soccer clubs for some games. Divisions may by combined depending on number of players registered. The Plainfield area is large geographically. We do our best to place players north or south but coaches will typically hold practice where/when it is convenient for them. As volunteers, that is their right. The only way to have control over where and when your child practices is to step up and volunteer and to be chosen by PSA to head coach a team.

YOUR COACH WILL CONTACT YOU by phone or email before the season starts. Please check the website for updates and season-specific information.

Refund Policy: $20.00 is non-refundable at the time of registration. Mail-in and late fees are non-refundable and are in addition to the $20.00. No refunds will be given after the first game of the season.

***PSA cannot guarantee the placement of your child on a specific team, unless you volunteer and are chosen to be the coach.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW FOR SPRING!

USA Baseball Hitting Camp at Plainfield South High School

USA Baseball Hitting Camp at Plainfield South High School

Saturday March 7, 2009

Grades 5-8 --- 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Grades 1-4 --- 1:00PM 4:00PM

Plainfield South High School Field House

Walk-Ins Welcome

Presented by Bill Krejci – USA Baseball

Cost $40.00

Bill Krejci has been affiliated with USA baseball for 10 years. In 1998 Krejci was an assistant on the USA youth team that won the gold medal at the world games in Fairview Heights, IL. The next year Krejci’s team won the gold medal. He was also the head coach for the Junior team which won a silver medal at the world championships in Edmonton, Canada. He is presently an advisor for all levels of USA baseball and Member of the NWMSU Hall of Fame and the Iowa Baseball Hall of Fame.

Visit PAC web site for more info: http://www.plainfieldathleticclub.org

Baseball Players Clinic - Plainfield South High School

2/22/09

For all players in Mustang, Bronco, & Pony (ages 9-14).
8:30am sign in, clinic from 9am to noon.

Registration will be at the door. $10 Cash or make checks payable to PSHS Athletics.

THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION.

http://www.plainfieldathleticclub.org

Plainfield Athletic Club - 2009 Baseball Signups

As of Tuesday February 10th , the PAC will reopen online registrations on a first come first serve basis. Remember you are not guaranteed a spot until we receive payment. We have following openings left at this time:

Baseball:
Coach Pitch (5 & 6 yrs) - 32
Pinto (7 & 8 yrs) – Waiting list 5 players long
Mustang (9 & 10 yrs) – 24 spots
Bronco (11 & 12 yrs) – 15 spots
Pony (13 & 14 yrs) – 8 spots
Colt/Pal (15-18 yrs) – We will accept registration until the end of April

Softball:
Coach Pitch (5 & 6 yrs) - 16 spots
8u Softball (7 & 8 yrs) – 4 spots
10u Softball (9 & 10 yrs) – 20 spots
12u Softball (11 & 12 yrs) – 8 spots
14u Softball (13 & 14 yrs) – Still Open
16/18u Softball (15-18 yrs) – We will accept registrations until the end of April

Visit: http://www.plainfieldathleticclub.org

Friday, January 23, 2009

Plainfield Junior Cats Football - 2009 Registrations

ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?

PLAINFIELD JUNIOR CATS 2009

OPEN REGISTRATION FOR FOOTBALL AND IN-HOUSE CHEER

LOCATION:

PLAINFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
14300 S. COIL PLUS DRIVE
PLAINFIELD, IL 60544

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN SOON

FOOTBALL REGISTRATION DATES:

FEBRUARY 14TH - 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
MARCH 14TH - 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
MAY 9TH - 9:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

Questions contact:

Dominic DiNardo Travel Football @ 815-254-4896
Mike Decker In-House Football @ 630-330-4938

IN HOUSE CHEER REGISTRATION DATES:

MARCH 7TH 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
APRIL 1ST 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.
APRIL 18TH 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
MAY 2ND 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

Questions contact:

Christina Maloney @ 630-853-2095

TRAVEL CHEER AND POM:

SEE ENTERPRISE, HERALD, SUN OR WEBSITE FOR MORE DATES TO COME

Questions contact:

Stacey Branske @ 815-258-4363

FOOTBALL FEES:

1ST CHILD $135
2ND CHILD $85
3RD+ CHILDREN $60

$75 Fundraiser fee per participant will be collected at registration. This fee is non-refundable.
$20 Park District fee per participant will be collected at registration. This fee is non-refundable
$20 fee for travel participants.