Our First 2018 Fall Tackle Football and Cheer Sign Ups Will Be:
Sunday March 11th
Michigan City High School
Sign up fees for the 2018 season will be:
Football-$240 for the first child($190 after you sell the 50 Raffle tickets), $190 for each additional child living in the same household. That will include a brand new reversible customized jersey with your child's name on the back.
Cheerleading $240 for the first child($190 after you sell the 50 Raffle tickets), $190 for each additional child living in the same household.
That will now include: cheer shoes, spanks, and their cheer bow.
The Michigan City St. Patrick's Day Parade Returns!! We are looking to have our football players and cheerleaders participate and represent Michigan City Pop Warner. The parade will be Saturday March 10th at 1pm. The parade route will run from 10th street to 4th street down Franklin Street. If you interested in having your child participate please contact me at (219)814-7109 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every football coach in the country wants his team and his staff to be all in. Gene Chizik famously built his coaching philosophy around the phrase, and each and every one of his peers seeks the same amount of buy-in from his team even if they don’t use those words explicitly. Truly, no team, no organization can accomplish anything without the utmost level of commitment from those involved.
Del Norte High School coach Bruce Binkley has the concept of “all in” figured out. “Most people don’t do it because they’re scared of it,” he says in the video below. “Because it’s going to hurt. Most people aren’t all in as fathers because it hurts.”
But when people come to grips with the cost of ultimate commitment, Binkley says, the rewards are worth the pain it took to get there. “Once you go all in, you’ve won and you don’t even realize it. You’ve won. Game’s over, and you’ve won,” he says.
This is 9-minutes of in-your-facing, tough-love coaching greatness. You’ll be glad you watched this.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OUR PEE WEE AND VARSITY CHEER TEAMS!!! THEY BOTH PLACED 4TH AT THE NATIONAL CHEER COMPETITION!!!
WAY TO GO LADIES, WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!
2017 PEE WEE CHEER TEAM 4TH PLACE AT NATIONALS
2017 VARSITY CHEER TEAM 4TH PLACE AT NATIONALS
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Congratulations to the most academically talented athletes who attained an amazing 97% or higher GPA in the 2017-2018 school year! This qualifies them to compete for All American status with National Pop Warner.
Lawrence Phillips Jr
We’re so proud of your outstanding scholastic achievement!
Our Next Michigan City Pop Warner Monthly Board Meeting Will Be Thursday March 1st 7:00pm
Patrick's Grille 4125 Franklin St. Michigan City IN
Open Forum Will Take Place From 7:00-7:30pm
The General Public Is Welcome To Attend During Open Forum To Address Any Question Or Concerns.
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2017 1st Place Regional Champions
Congratulations To Our Pee Wee Cheerleaders On Placing 1st In Both The District And Regional Competition!!
2017 Jr. Varsity Division II State Champions
Congratulations To Our Jr. Varsity Football Team On Winning The Division II State Championship
2017 1st Place Varsity Regional Champions
Congratulations To Our Varsity Cheerleaders On Placing 1st In Both The District And Regional Competition!!
By STEVE T. GORCHES - Columnist Michigan City News Dispatch| Posted 16 hours ago
MICHIGAN CITY — The seeds leading to the hoisting of a sectional championship trophy for the first time in Michigan City High School football program history were planted in 2012 more than 1,100 miles away.
That’s when a large group of the current roster were playing for the Michigan City Pop Warner Junior Pee-wees team that finished second in the nation at the Pop Warner Little Scholars Championships at the Wide World of Sports Complex inside Walt Disney World in Florida.
Among the members of that squad were three players who scored touchdowns in Friday’s 38-10 trouncing of La Porte at Ames Field.
Senior quarterback Michael McCullough Jr., had two rushing TDs and more than 100 yards on the ground. He also had a late TD pass to Bryce Haman to seal the victory. Haman was on that Pop Warner squad.
So was wide receiver Tyler Siegmund and Kameron Muhammad.
“I’ve worked my whole life for this; it’s a dream come true,” Muhammad said. “We’ve dreamed about this since Pop Warner … Haman, Tyler Siegmund, McCullough, Keyshawn (McGill) … so many of us played together.”
And they succeeded together back then, and made a sort of pact to do bring a sectional title at City.
“This is a dream come true,” Siegmund said. “We wanted to make a difference in high school after finishing national runner-up and carry that over.”
Muhammad started the season as a hybrid wideout, topping 100 yards receiving in a game earlier this season. But he has become the Wolves’ version of Chicago Bears minute running back Tarik Cohen, who, like Muhammad, is listed at 5-foot-6 on his team’s roster.
“I’m real comfortable back there running the ball,” Muhammad said with a huge smile from ear-to-ear. “Coach didn’t want to put me back there because of my size, but I told him I can do it.”
You know who else had a huge smile on the sideline as the clock wound down in the final minute? City graduate Aryuan Cain-Veasey, who earned last year’s News-Dispatch Offensive Player of the Year honor before heading to Grand Valley State in Michigan.
Sure, he would have preferred to have been hoisting that sectional trophy with a Wolves’ jersey on, but the running back who also played for MC Pop Warner couldn’t help but celebrate history.
“As long as Michigan City gets a sectional title, I’m good, I’m happy,” he said.
Head coach Phil Mason was also happy, but more for the kids and what they did to achieve something that had never been done.
“Winning a sectional championship this quickly is a testament to how hard these kids have worked the last two years,” the second-year coach said.
But this isn’t the end. Next up for City is the regional at Concord, which improved to 10-1 with a 28-12 victory at Goshen on Friday night.
Reach sports editor Steve T. Gorches at email@example.com or (219) 214-4206. Follow him on Twitter @SteveTGorches.
2017 5A Sectional 9 Champions
By MICHAEL WHITLOW - Staff Writer
MICHIGAN CITY — There's an argument to what can be described as the most important detail of a sports team having success.
When you put together a formula of what really makes a good team function properly, one of the most important components is chemistry.
Chemistry on a football field is much different than the chemistry that defined whether or not many people's grade point averages would take a hit in a certain semester during their days in school.
For Michigan City's football team, chemistry runs much deeper than a few classes together and a few intense practices at Ames Field in recent seasons.
Back in 2010, the Michigan City Pop Warner junior pee-wee squad won the national championship at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. Two years later, a team of fresh faces finished second at the same level as their predecessors.
Seven years later, eight players from those teams helped the Wolves win the first sectional championship in the school's 22-year history and the first for a Michigan City school since Elston's title in 1984. Kameron Muhammad, Mason Kaletha, Keyshawn McGill, Bryce Hayman, Tyler Siegmund, Zakary Nowatzke, Braden Fiske and Antonio Conley all played on either the 2010 or 2012 teams.
"I think it shows how we were raised and how we developed through Pop Warner," Fiske said during practice on Monday. "The culture that we built then and transferred it to now ... I think it's great to see that because now, we've set the tone for the teams next year and the following years to come, so I think that's huge."
Fiske, who was one of two members on the 2010 championship team (Keyshawn McGill being the other), attempted to play through a herniated disk in his back this season for the Wolves, but has been sidelined through much of the campaign and the current postseason. Still, being on the sidelines has helped Fiske see the inner workings of where the Wolves are today.
"There's so many guys that we played with in Pop Warner," Fiske said. "We've been friends through elementary school, middle school, high school. We hang out every weekend, playing video games. We're always together. I think it helps because we can build a relationship off the field and on the field, we can trust each other so much better."
Fiske's hope is that more kids will not only play Pop Warner, but continue to build on the legacy that the current Wolves are leaving in the midst of one of the best seasons any Michigan City football program has ever had. In the five previous seasons before current head coach Phil Mason arrived to coach the Wolves, the Wolves won 11 total games. They've won 15 total games in the last two seasons alone.
"Last weekend after we won sectionals, we had 25-30 players over at the same house," Fiske said. "That's just how we are. We're always together."
Reach Michael Whitlow at firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 214-4169. Follow him on Twitter @couldbelikemike.
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Former Michigan City Pop Warner Player Braden Fiske Shows Off The Sectional Trophy
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