Storm Football looking for players

Staff Reporter | July 21, 2020 9:30 AM

KELLOGG — While school-sanctioned sports still hang in limbo, junior tackle football is alive and well headed into the upcoming season.

The Kellogg Storm Football Program is still taking registrations for any kids in the Silver Valley from fifth to eighth grade who want to try their hand at full-contact, 11-man football.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the program hasn’t been able to be as present in the community this summer with fundraising like it has in years past, but the program has still been consistently upgrading the equipment the kids play with to further ensure their safety.

Last season, the program spent several thousand dollars to buy brand new helmets that could be fitted specifically to the individual players’ heads, which was a dramatic upgrade over the uncertified helmets they had been playing with prior to buying the new ones.

It also helped the Storm Program quell one of junior tackle football’s largest concerns — concussions.

“Helmet safety is No. 1 for the Storm Program,” said Cory North, Storm program director. “We want these kids to be as safe as possible, so that football can be a fun, memorable experience for them.”

Football sign-ups have already begun, but anyone who signs up by July 30 will save $30 on registration.

Any child who plans on playing will need to have a doctor’s note showing they received a preseason physical.

Practices are set to begin in August and registration forms can be found on the Kellogg Storm Football Facebook page.

For more information, please contact Cory North at 208-512-1673.