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MMRFL Weekend Forecast for 09/27/14
Weather forecast for Saturday is still Sunny and warm.  With temperaturein the mid to high 60's at kickoff for 9:00 games quicking rising to almost 80 by 1:00 i will be a warm one with sunny skies.  Be sure to take plenty of water.  Coaches -- make sure to rotate players off the fielde to get water or ask for water time out if needed.


Rain without lightning does not postpone games by MHSAA rules.  But, sometimes we are asked by School Administration to not use the field to avooid tearing it up.  So Parents / Families / Friends  ==>  Please check back to this site to check the status of the youth games before departing for your game.  We will post any cancellations / postponements and delays of games as we identify them.  We will also post the rescheduled times and locations of games as those decisions are confirmed as well.    Keep in mind -- like the High Schools we typically will reschedule cancelled / postponed games for the next day  (SUNDAY).
NO tailgating allowed at Swartz Creek Schools
Fans goign to Swartz Creek this weekend.  Please be aware that the Swartz Creek School do not allow Tailgate Party activities in their parking lots.  This is a school administration decision, not the youth program's call, and must be enforced.
ONLY Water on sidelines at Fenton Fields
Parenst and Coinistration aches -- Be aware t hat the High School Administration has deterlmind that ONLY Water is allowed along sideliens at Fenton Fields .

No Energy or Sports drinks, Pop / Soda, Kool Aids or any drinks other than WATER  are allowed on the track or sidellines of the Field .  Players or cheerleaders for teams going to Fenton should only bring water for their drink while on the sidelines at the games.
MMRFL Executive Board elections on 10/21/14
The elected officers of the MMRFL Executive Board serve a two year term with 2 or 3 offices up or election each year at last regular meeting of the year.  This year the offices of President and Treasurer are up for election at Board of Commissioners meeting on 10/21/14.  If another position is vacated, because of an existing officer being elected to new position, there is will be filled at this meeting if possible.

To be nominated will require a nomination and 2nd by member of Board of Commissioners.  If you are interested in running for one of these positions we suggest you contact your area Field Commissioner and send an email voicing your interest to ---  President@MMRFL.org    Note:  You will be required to pass a nationwide background check, through service selected by MMRFL,  before you will be allowed to take office in January
Forum Shut Down
The MMRFL Forum was made available to our site visitors for the exchange of use information. Questions generate discussion - and discussions generate information which can be utilized by all.

The MMRFL Executive Board has chosen to shut down the forum due to misuse of it.  In general people were just using it to complain or point a finger and to bash each other, the MMRFL or Local Area Boards.  That is not what it was intended for and it became a full time job to monitor it and delete or edit inappropriate messages.  It will remain shut down until further notice, if it is reactivated at all.
About the Mid-Michigan Rural Football League
The Mid-Michigan Rural Football League, Inc.,  (MMRFL) is a youth football and cheerleading organization for kids from ages 8 to 13.  It is designed to organize and maintain recreational athletics (Youth Football & Cheerleading) in an instructional nature. We offer supervision, guidance, and instruction aimed at making our kids better athletes and better people.  Incorporated in 1990 we have grown from 7 districts with 19  teams to 22 Member areas plus 2 associate member areas with about 110 football teams in 2013  These are coed – full contact football teams playing under MHSAA rules along with Cheerleading squads and POM squads as well in many areas to round out the experience.  With over 4,800 kids and over 500 volunteer coaches and staff we are proud to serve communities in 5 counties in Mid Michigan  (Genesee, Oakland, Saginaw, Shiawasee, and Tuscola).
MMRFL -  2014 Calendar of Events  ** Updated 07/30/14 **
01/07/14          -- 2013 MMRFL  Rules Meeting  -- 6:00-9:00 PM @ Fuddruckers
01/14/14          -- Backup Rules Meeting slot if needed

04/15/14            -- FC Off Season Meeting  7:00-9:00  @ Fuddruckers  (Scholarship, Draft
                              Procedures, New admissions, Out of Season & Summer restrictions)

06/03/14          -- FC Off Season Meeting  7:00-9:00  @ Fuddruckers  (Miller & I 75)  (Draft Updates,
                              New admissions, Safety / Concussion Training, Insuarnce, Pre-Seaso Preparations,

06/03/14          -- First Insurance Payment from Areas due to League  (50% of Est. Premium)

TBD                  -- Area Safety Commissioner (FC) Training  - Location TBD with USA Football - Heads Up Training
                              for each areas Safety Director in Concussion, Safe tackling and blocking, Stretching, and protocalls. 

07/22/14            -- FC Off Season Mtg - 7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (Miller & I-75)
                              (Review Draft schedule and preliminary team counts)

08/01/14        --  First Eligible date for team Drafts -- Last day for submission of special Draft Proposals

8/1/14 - 8/10/14  Pre-Season Downtime --->  NO open gyms or Clinics/camps which involve sport-specific
                              (football) activities may occur with any of Areas personnel present 

08/05/14            -- Preseason Board of Commissiners Mtg - 7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (Miller & I-75)
                              (Review Draft schedule and preliminary team count status, Coach's Code of Conduct forms due)TBD         

08/10/14            --  MMRFL Officials Meeting  --  GSID on Maple Road  7:00 PM after GCCOA Mtg

08/11/14            --  First day of Practice - Conditioning Only  (Helmets, Footballs, Cleats only --
                                (No Contact - No Pads- NO Blocking on opponents or blocking dummies)
                              NO PARTICIPANT will be allowed to practice without approved physical and
                              Insurance Waiver received by Area Staff..

08/12/14          -- Season Opener Board of Commissioners Meeting  --  7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (Miller & I-75)
                              Report preliminary number of teams by Division, Review Head Coach and Asst Coach
                              Status for completion of "Heads Up Concusion training.

08/17/14          --  Deadline for Competion of All Interdivisional Drafts  (Dividing players to teams if multiple in division)

08/18/14            -- First eligible date for Contact Practice with Pads

08/19/14            -- Pre-Roster Meeting  -- 7:00-7:45      Location TBD
                              All areas must submit team registration forms with final Field Availability,
                              Number of teams in Each Division, and Special Requests
                              List of all Football Coaches by team
                              (All Dues and fees now due and payable in full.)

08/19/14            --  Mandatory Football Coaches Meeting  -- 8:00-10:00 PM    Location TBD
                              All Football Head Coaches, Asst Coaches, and Coaching Assistants must attend.
                              Failure to attend will result in game suspension unless absence preapproved by MMRFL
                              Executive Board.

08/23/14            -- League Wide Multi Team Scrimmages - Details to Follow
                              ------ Hollly FouthFootball  at Holly Practice Field
                                ------ Kearsley Youth Football at Practice Filed  (Pero Elementary)
                               
08/23/14            -- FC Training
                              ------ Hollly Practice Field  9:00 AM
                                ------ Kearsley Practice Filed  (Pero Elementary) @  9:00 AM
                                ------ Grand Blanc (GM Truck and Bus)  @  9:00 AM

08/26/14            -- Board of Commissioners Meeting  --  7:00 @  TBD
                              (Insurance Waiver Books to be turned in for all players, Out of District Player Waivers to
                              to be turned in, Game preparation reminders, game site schedule review)

09/02/14          -- Roster Meeting. – 6:00    Executive Board and ALL other Areas must be present at this Meeting !
                            ALL Areas must submit a completed roster to the League for all teams for Review and Approval
                            Schedules will be reviewed and approved.

09/06/14          -- First Game of Season.
09/09/14          -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

09/13/14            -- 2nd week of Games of Season.
09/16/14            -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

09/20/14            -- 3rd week of Games of Season.
09/23/14            -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

09/27/14            -- 4th week of Games of Season.
09/30/14            -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

10/04/14            -- 5th week of Games of Season.
10/07/14            -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

10/11/14            -- 6th week of Games of Season.
10/14/14            -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

10/18/14            -- Final week of Games of Season.
10/21/14            -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)  Last meeting. 
                              Officer elections (Vice-President & Secretary & Head Field Commissioner)

10/28/13          -- Official Close of 2013 Season


** Last Revised 07/30/14
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