We now enter our ”OFF season”, a time to let bodies and minds rest while players keep and get themselves in shape. PRE-season will start either in early December or sometime in January, indoors at Arcus for both our junior team players (ages 12-16) and senior team players (ages 17 and up). We are hoping to get enough of you back AND add a few more to try and play in the series for our REGULAR season and outdoor practices starting in mid to late April 2017. THANK YOU to all players and coaches for a positive 2016 season. We are taking all the right steps for our future as a team.
We now enter our ”OFF season”, a time to let bodies and minds rest while you keep yourselves in shape. PRE-season for the 2017 season will start either in early December or sometime in January, indoors at Arcus. We are hoping to get enough of you back AND add a few more to try and play in the series for our REGULAR season starting in April 2017. THANK YOU to all players and coaches for a positive 2016 season. We are taking all the right steps for our future as a team.
FINAL PRACTICE ON SEPTEMBER 21: This Wednesday, September 21 will be our final practice. NO PADS — but you must bring ALL items that belong to the Eskimos and drop it off (shoulder pads, helmets, pants + pads, jerseys, footballs, etc.). We will be cleaning/organizing the outdoor förråd, playing some ”basket” and having a cheeseburger and a coke.
The Eskimos will continue with practices on Wednesdays from August 3 – September 21 out at Södra Sundrebyn IP. JUNIOR players (ages 12-16) will be from 18.30-19.45. SENIOR players (17 and older) will be from 18.30-20.30. Bring water bottle and mouth guard (tandskydd). NO practice only if thunderstorms.
In order to allow our players to rest and heal their bodies, and allow our coaches and players (and their families) to take some time for vacation, the Eskimos will have no formal, required practices from Midsummer through the end of July. Informal, NO-pad workouts might be announced in the ”Eskimo Locker Room” on Facebook. Check back here in late July/early August for more info on practices continuing in August-September.
The Luleå Eskimos will end the first half of the 2016 season with a team BBQ on Wednesday, June 22, kl. 18.00, Södra Sunderbyn IP. This is for all senior and junior team players and coaches. We will start with grilling some burgers and hot dogs. It will end with some ”basket”. OBS: In case of bad weather on June 22, the ”back-up” date for this event will be the following Wednesday, June 29.
PRACTICES BEFORE SUMMER BREAK:
•TEAM BBQ (weather permitting): Wednesday, June 22, 18.30-20.30 (no pads) – S. Sunderbyn
•TEAM BBQ (back-up date only): Wednesday, June 29, 18.30-20.30 (no pads) – S. Sunderbyn
•NO practices FROM MIDSUMMER THRU END OF JULY – Possible optional, no-pads workouts that players announce in FB ”Locker Room” during this break. Keep up with this in ”Eskimo Locker Room” on Facebook.
Starting Wednesday, April 20, we will be practicing outdoors at Södra Sunderbyn IP. JUNIOR team players (ages 12-16) will be practicing on Wednesdays (onsdagar) from 18.30-19.45; the SENIOR team players (ages 17 and older) will be practicing on Wednesdays (onsdagar) from 18.30-20.45. Dress for the weather. We cancel practice only if there are flooding problems on the field (due to heavy rain) or if there are thunderstorms in the area or moving into the area. Water bottle and mouth guard (tandskydd) are required!
The Luleå Eskimos, both senior and junior players, will be a part of our ”Arctic Bowl” on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 17.00-21.00 (locker rooms open at 16.15) at Arcus in Luleå. The Eskimos will be hosting teams from Sweden, Finland, and hopefully Norway for this historic event for the sport of American football in northern Sweden. More info coming soon…
We wil be having an ”ESKIMO PLAYER DAY” on February 21: For current players, we will have an ”Eskimo Player Day” on Sunday, February 21 at Hotell Nordkalloten in Luleå, kl. 10.00-18.00. Lunch and fika will be provided (there is no cost to current Eskimo players). We will be preparing for our season; going through playbook; having some fun. ”Anmäl” ONLY by posting to this post that you ARE coming (do NOT post that you are not coming — ONLY if you are coming). This is for Senior team and Junior team players!!!