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Reschedule YVGKA Board Meeting to July 21st @ 2pm!

Good Evening Board & Directors!

The YVGKA Meeting has been rescheduled to July 21st beginning @ 2pm! If you are unable to make the meeting please send an alternate w/a proxy! If you have any questions please let me know!

Thanks,

Florissa Sartain,

YVGKA Treasurer

Franchise/Team Fees and Equipment Fines

Attention ALL head coaches!

Just a reminder! You have until JULY 1ST to pay your Franchise/Team Fees. Failure to do so will affect suit-up dates and times. As for the Equipment Fines...please turn in payment as soon as you can!

If you have any questions please message me!

Thanks,

Florissa E. Sartain,
YVGKA Treasurer

IN MEMORY OF CLAUDE IRION

In memory of Claude Irion! Claude passed away on February 2, 2013. May he rest in peace!

Claude Irion, 61, of Zillah died Saturday at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima.

Mr. Irion was born in San Francisco. He worked for Wine Machine Sales and Service for 19 years and Cascade Wine Machine for the last five years. He also coached Grid Kids Football in Zillah for 22 years. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Irion; three sons, Benjamin Irion, Travis Irion and Justin Irion, all of Zillah; and four grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection Catholic Church in Zillah. Arrangements are by Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah.

2012 YVGKA CHAMPIONS

2012 YVGKA Champions are:

A Squad - N.E. Thunder
B Squad - Sunnyside
C Squad - Toppenish

Congratulations to the A, B and C squads! The hard work has definitely paid off...GREAT JOB to all of you!

2012 YVGKA AWARDS


2012 YVGKA Awards

Coach of the Year for Kittitas Valley is Mike Helgeson of Kittitas, Team Spirit Award for Kittitas Valley is Kittitas Coyotes!

Coach of the Year for Upper Valley is PJ Ziegler of East Valley Apaches, Team Spirit Award for Upper Valley is the Eagles!

Coach of the Year for Lower Valley is Rory McVey of Lightning, Team Spirit Award for Lower Valley is Lightning!

Congratulations to the following coaches and YVGKA teams!

IN MEMORY OF LEONE T. CHEATOM


In Memory of 
Leone T. Cheatom
1939-2012

3. TEAM ROSTERS


A. Each GKA team is required to submit a typed roster to the GKA President or designee prior to the start of the first league game. Copies of all rosters shall be delivered to the Equipment Manager. Rosters will also be submitted to the opposing coach prior to the weigh-in before every game. Teams not submitting rosters will play under penalty of forfeiture. Necessary game day corrections in ink shall not be cause for game forfeiture. Rosters shall be in a format approved by the league and shall include the following information for each player:

1. Jersey number
2. Name
3. Weight
4. Date of Birth
5. Age as of June 1st for 9-13 year old players
Age as of Sept. 1st for 8 year old players

B. Once a players name appears on a GKA team roster and that player plays even one down in any game for that team, that player cannot play even one down in any subsequent lower age team game. Rosters will be given to the President or designee prior to the start of the first game. Any violation of this rule will result in the forfeiture of any game in which the ineligible player participated.

C. There can be no new players registered or issued equipment for any GKA team after the second game of the season without approval of the Board of Directors.

D. If any" A", "B", or "C" squad of any team has 36 or more players by the time the Board of Directors meets to decide on the schedule of league games each year, the players on the squad in question may be divided to form two separate squads at the direction of the Board of Directors for league and playoff purposes for that year.

E. A separate roster for each squad must be submitted in accordance with paragraph A herein. Once a player's name appears on the roster of a squad, he/she cannot play in any game for the team's other squad. Any violation will result in forfeiture of any game in which the ineligible player participated. Every eligible player will be required to participate in league games.

F. The GKA will only pay for officials for Board approved games.

10. Board Participation

Per the 2012 YVGKA Policies & Guidelines...

It is recommended that all GKA head coaches, assistant coaches and all interested parties attend the meetings of the Board of Directors. When a head coach is not able to attend a Board Meeting, it is his/her responsibility to see that his/her proxy attends in his/her absence. If a head coach misses five (5) ore more regular season meetings, he/she may be subject to board action.

5. EQUIPMENT TURN IN FEES

Attention ALL head coaches! This is the 1st equipment turn in reminder. Please note per the YVGKA Policies & Guidelines:

A. EACH GKA TEAM IS REQUIRED TO HAVE FULL EQUIPMENT RETURNED TO THE LEAGUE EQUIPMENT MANAGER BY JANUARY.

B. IN THE CASE OF A TEAM NOT RETURNING ALL EQUIPMENT BY THE DEADLINE, THAT TEAM WILL BE ASSESSED A REPLACEMENT FEE OF UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00).

C. THE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FEE WILL HAVE TO BE PAID IN FULL BY THE MONTH PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON IN ORDER FOR THE TEAM TO BE ISSUED EQUIPMENT FOR THE CURRENT SEASON.

Please get a hold of Harry (Equipment Mananger) to schedule equipment return! Please DO NOT wait till the last minute to turn in equipment!

Thank You!

Florissa Sartain,

YVGKA Secretary

IMPORTANT REMINDERS!!!

Important Reminders per the GKA Policies & Guidelines

H. Players shall not substitute for any equipment that is issued by the GKA without prior permission of the Board except for mouthpieces and/or chinstraps.

I. If a player signs a GKA Player's contract with a GKA team, he/she must play for that team for the entire season, unless the Head Coach of the team he/she signed with gives the player a release. Such a release shall not be unreasonably withheld. If a player changes teams after equipment issue it is the responsibility of the Head Coach of the player's new team to immediately notify the GKA President and Equipment Manager in writing before the player can participate in any league game with the new team.

Important Reminders per the GKA Equipment Mananger

1) There are NO DOGS allowed on school grounds during any GKA games on any of the fields!

2) All Head Coaches should have been submitting their team results to Leone Cheatom (Yakima), Rory McVey (Lower Valley) and Greg Berman (Kittitas).


CONTACT INFORMATION FOR 2013 YVGKA COACHES



Attention Parents,



Please contact your head coach of interest for further information regarding the upcoming 2013 season.



Manuel Aguilera - TOPPENISH


(509) 853-6944



Matt Bost - NACHES


(509) 480-1971



Pablo Ramos - EAGLES


(509) 910-8162



Steve Bishop - CHIEFS


(509) 480-9880



Angel Mata – WV SCOUTS




Mike Helgeson - KITTITAS


(509) 968-3687



Travis Irion - ZILLAH




Jorge Alcala - THUNDER


(509) 930-1179



Fonzie Lopez - GRANDVIEW


(509) 831-9490



Rory McVey - LIGHTNING


(509) 945-9904



Stephen Martinez – SE SAINTS


(509) 945-2539



Frank Moreno - GRANGER
mikemoreno8@gmail.com 
(509) 307-6479



Max Saldana - SUNNYSIDE


(509) 840-2842



Tony Lee - REDSKINS


(509) 853-7309



Marcus Weible - SELAH


(509) 307-1038



Pat Zavala - MABTON


(509) 528-4078



Craig Prince – EAST VALLEY


(509) 949-1718



Greg Berman – ELLENSBURG


(509) 607-0109



Jeremy Hink - CLE ELUM


(509) 929-4664

Brandy Buckler - YAKIMA REDSKINS CHEERLEADING
Brandyb415@gmail.com
(509) 834-0970

Julie Cortina - GRANGER GRID CHEERLEADING
cort2727@yahoo.com
(509) 830-5757

Shantrell - S.E. SAINTS CHEERLEADING
s.e.saintsfootball@live.com
(509) 910-0130

THANK YOU FROM THE YAKIMA VALLEY GRID KIDS ASSOCIATION!

The key to our success
rests in people like you,
who embody the spirit of greatness
by saying, "Yes I can, and so can you!"
Thanks for your inspiring dedication
and tremendous example to the world.

Doug Weller -Chiefs
Leone Cheatom - Eagles
PJ Ziegler - East Valley Apaches
Jeremy Young - Selah Tomahawks
Russ Hadcock - West Valley Scouts
Claude Irion - Zillah

WELCOME NEW 2013 YVGKA PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER & COACHES

THE YAKIMA VALLEY GRID KIDS ASSOCIATION HAS WELCOMED OUR NEW 2013 PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, AND HEAD COACHES TO OUR ORGANIZATION. THESE INDIVIDUALS WILL CONTINUE THE EXCELLENT SERVICE TO THE CHILDREN OF YOUR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES.

YVGKA PRESIDENT -RORY MCVEY 
YVGKA TREASURER - FLORISSA SARTAIN
YVGKA SECRETARY - JULIE CORTINA
MEMBER AT-LARGE - JEREMY YOUNG
STEVE BISHOP - CHIEFS
PABLO RAMOS - EAGLES
CRAIG PRINCE - EAST VALLEY
MARCUS WEIBLE - SELAH
ROSARIO "ANGEL" MATA - WEST VALLEY SCOUTS
TRAVIS IRION - ZILLAH

PLEASE LEAVE DOGS AT HOME

JUST A REMINDER!!!

ACCORDING TO THE SELAH SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE FACILITY. THE YVGKA HAS TO ENFORCE THIS RULE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE USING THESE GREAT FACILITIES. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG OR YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REMOVE HIM/HER FROM THE GROUNDS.

PARENT AND FAN PARTICIPATION

PARENTS AND FANS ARE NOT TO USE PROFANITY OR GESTURES TOWARDS THE OFFICIALS, OPPOSING PLAYERS, COACHES OR FANS. THIS BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL LEAD TO BANNING PARENTS FROM YVGKA EVENTS OR OTHER LEGAL ACTIONS. EACH PARENT SIGNED AN ANTI HARASSMENT POLICY AND THE LEAGUE WILL ENFORCE THIS POLICY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE POLICY CONTACT YOUR CHILDS COACH.


ADRIAN R. JOHNSON
YVGKA PRESIDENT