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URGENT REMINDER TO AREA PRESIDENTS AND FC
As discussed in our last meeting all  Area Presidents or Field Commissioners MUST:

1) Go into USA FOOTBALL site and register their Area for 2015.  (Instructions sent out on June 2nd)
2) Once registered you must identify person and contact information for individual that will be your
    Player Safety Coordinator
3) Designated Player Safety Coordinator must Register in USA Football and sign up for PSC Clinic 
    Recommend they attend clinic at Durand on July 18th.  All areas must have coordinator trained
    in 2014 or 2015  in order to field teams for 2015.
4) Area Head FC must also register in USA Football for 2015.
5) Area Head FC, PSC Coordinator, and Head coach of each Football team must complete Level 1
    Tacking Course (or Recertification course if they took training last year).


At this time only:
*  3 of 19 Areas (Carman-Ainsworth, Bentley, and Swartz Creek) have completed the required Area registration
  and nominated a Player Safety Coordinator (PSC)  one other area is in process bu tnot nominated PSC.
*  Only 1 PSC coordinator besides myself has actually registered for the required Clinic  (Carman Ainsworth)

AREA LEADERSHIP MUST TAKE ACTION IN COMING WEEK  and complete items 1 thru 3 above this Month.

Partial payment (50%) of estimated Insurance costs by Area due by June 29th
This is a reminder to all Area Boards and FC that all Areas insured through the MMRFL need to forward 50% of your estimated Insurance payment to the MMRFL at  767 E. Main St. - Suite 1111,  Flushing, Mi.  48433  by Jnue 29th in order to secure our insurnace Binder for 2015 season.  The estimated cost of Insurance this year will be slightly higher then last year.

Based upon making 50% estimated payment areas are asked to send  a check based upon last years rates of  $11.50 per football player and $7.00 per Cheerleader or POM participant.  Since most areas do not know their final numbers we suggest you use last years number of participants unless you expect a higher headcount. 
Board of Commissioners  (FC) Meeting  July 14th, 2015
As previously announced the Board of Commissioners (Field Commissioners) Meeting is scheduled for July 14th,  starting at 7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (I-75 and Miller Road).  All areas  MUST  have representation at this meeting in person from your area or by Proxy transferred to someone else or MMRFL Executive Board. 

Agenda for this meeting Includes the following:


Coaches,  Board Members, and other Volunteers Must Complete Concussion Training  before participating or volunteering in MMRFL
All Coaches ( Football and Cheer), Attendants 16 or over, Board Members and other regular Volunteers that interface with participants must complete CDC approved concussion training before they may coach or volunteer in MMRFL Areas.  This is Michigan State LAW …. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Certification must be through CDC approved course and must have been been completed since January 1st, 2015, for 2015 MMRFL season.  Both Area Board and MMRFL must have copy of certification certificate from training website with coaches name clearly printed on it. 

The CDC Concussion training is free of charge online at  thsi link      http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html


In the past some people have had a problem with certificate printing without coaches name on it using the normal print function on the website.    It is recommended that, once you have successfully completed the course, you do a screen print of the certificate off of your computer and/or save it to a PDF file before clicking on the print button.    A certificate without  a name is useless and you will have to take the course again because there is no way to reprint it from site.
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 -  2015 Calendar of Events  ** Updated 01/26/15 **
01/06/15          -- 2013 MMRFL  Rules Meeting  -- 6:00-9:00 PM @ Fuddruckers
01/15/15          -- Backup Rules Meeting slot if needed

04/21/15          -- FC Off Season Meeting  7:00-9:00  @ Fuddruckers  (Scholarships, Draft
                              Procedures, New admissions, NFHS/MHSAA Rules changes, Out of Season & Summer restrictions)

06/02/15          -- FC Off Season Meeting  7:00-9:00  @ Fuddruckers  (Miller & I 75)  (Draft Updates,
                              New admissions, Safety / Concussion Training, Insurance, Pre-Season Preparations,

06/29/15          -- First Insurance Payment from Areas due to League  (50% of Est. Premium)

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

07/14/15          -- FC Off Season Mtg. - 7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (Miller & I-75)
                              (Review Draft schedule and preliminary team counts, Insurance - D&O & 2nd Insured Cert., Concussion
                              and PSC Training Status)

07/18/15          --  MMRFL will be hosting Player Safety Coordiunator Training Clinic starting at 7:30 AM.  All areas must
                            have Certified PSC Coordinator for 2015. 

08/01/15        --  First Eligible date for team Drafts -- Last day for submission of special Draft Proposals

8/1/15 - 8/16/15  Pre-Season Downtime --->  NO open gyms or Clinics/camps which involve sport-specific
                              (football) activities may occur with any of Areas personnel present 

08/10/15          --  MMRFL Officials Meeting  --  GSID on Maple Road  7:00 PM after GCCOA Mtg.

08/11/15          -- Pre-season Board of Commissioners Mtg. - 7:00 PM at Fuddruckers (Miller & I-75)
                              (Review Preliminary team count status and Draft schedule, Coach's and Board Code of Conduct
                              forms due, Background Check status checklist turned in, TBD).       

08/xx/15           -- FC Training TBD

08/17/15            --  First day of Practice - Conditioning Only  (Helmets , Footballs, and cleats only –  NO Protective Pads)
                            NO  CONTACT  -- Blocking Pads or Dummies may only be used spacers or NON-contact  props ? At Light
                            "Bag Level Contact" using USA Football Terms).  NO PARTICIPANT will be allowed to practice without
                            approved physical and Insurance Waiver received by Area Staff.

08/18/15          -- 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 Concussion training, Missing COC turned in, TBD)

08/23/15          --  Deadline for Completion of All Interdivisional Drafts  (Dividing players to teams if multiple in division)

08/22/15            -- First eligible date for Contact Practice with Pads.  NO COLLISION Practices allowed. 

08/25/15            -- 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.  Also, must submit Preliminary Roster including all coaches names
                              and players  (to be used for MANDATORY 2nd League Weigh-In).
                              (All Dues and fees now due and payable in full.)

08/25/15            --  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.

08/29/15            -- League Wide Multi Team Scrimmages - Details and locations to Follow

08/29/15            -- FC Training  (times and Location to be confirmed)

08/29/15-09/05/15  --  Mandatory 2nd League Wide Weigh-ins  conducted by MMRFL Executive Board. 
                                      Schedule of times and locations to be posted in MMRFL Web site Homepage
                               
09/01/15          -- 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, TBD)

09/08/15          -- 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.

09/12/15          -- First Game of Season.
09/15/15          -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

09/19/15          -- 2nd week of Games of Season.
09/22/15          -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

09/23/15 - 09/27/15  --  Optional 3rd  League Wide Weigh-ins  conducted by MMRFL Executive Board. 
                              Most to be done at game sites on 9/26/15. An special weigh-ins to be posted on MMRFL Homepage

09/26/15          -- 3rd week of Games of Season.
09/29/15          -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

10/03/15          -- 4th week of Games of Season.
10/06/15          -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

10/10/15            -- 5th week of Games of Season.
10/13/15            -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

10/17/15            -- 6th week of Games of Season.
10/20/15            -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)

10/24/15            -- 7th week of Games of Season.
10/27/15            -- Regular League Meeting (7:00)  Last meeting. 
                              Officer elections (Vice-President & Secretary & Head Field Commissioner)

11/06/15            -- Official Close of 2015 Season
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